Best Bets For September 

¡FUÁCATA! Or a Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe 

¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe -  Award-winning Cuban-American actress Elena María García

Reopening the Actors’ Playhouse mainstage and running until Sept. 12 is ¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe, a hilarious one-woman show shedding light on what it’s like being a Latina woman in American society. Award-winning Cuban-American actress Elena María García portrays over 20 different Latin-American women, their journeys, and their emotional experiences, all with a comedic twist. 280 Miracle Mile. Visit for tickets. 

Exhibitions at the Coral Gables Museum 

The Coral Gables Museum -  Watercolors and Bronzes

Now through November, the Coral Gables Museum is hosting three exhibitions. Watercolors and Bronzes is a series of more than 40 paintings and 20 sculptures by architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman. Beauty and Value is a show of recent paintings and sculptures by artist Carlos Alberto Fernández, encompassing transparency, color, and light. Juan Henriquez: Versión del Codo is a series of works from local artists aimed at keeping the cultural elements of our beloved city alive. 285 Aragon Ave. Visit for more information. 

Dog Date Stroll at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 

Why settle for one Fairchild Dog Date Stroll when you can have up to four in one month? Grab your furry date and join fellow dog lovers at Fairchild on Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. you and your pup can enjoy the 83 acres of gardens. Open at 9 a.m., Glasshouse Cafe will serve treats for humans and dogs alike. Adult tickets are $16.95, child tickets (ages 6-17) are $7.95. Members enter free. Visit for more information. 

Third Forward Motion Dance at Miami Dade County Auditorium

The Third Annual Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference - Best Bets For September 

The Third Annual Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference, produced by Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD), will take place Sept. 28, showcasing some of the best dancers and companies inclusive to those with (and without) disabilities. These moving performances include Dancing Wheels’ Company’s Pallas Athena, Odyssey, The Miami premiere of Perky, Quirky, Smirky from REVolutions Dance, Remember When, a solo featuring Jesus Vidal de Leon, and a new restaging of KPD’s Lost and Found. Visit for more information. 

Frost Goes Live! 

UM’s Frost School of Music returns to live performances this month. On Sept. 15, the Frost Concert Jazz Band performs with award-winning guest bassist Christian McBride. On Sept. 20 renowned tuba virtuoso Aaron Tindall performs selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella. On Sept. 24 the Frost Studio Jazz band celebrates the late sax great Melton Mustafa, with guest saxophonists Jesse Jones Jr. and Melton Mustafa Jr. And on Oct. 2, Grammy-winning Latin Jazz trumpet player John Daversa performs with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. All are at Gusman Concert Hall, starting at 7:30 p.m. For tickets visit www. or call 305.284.3500 

Attracting Butterflies 

The Zebra Longwing Black butterfly with horizontal white wing stripes is Florida’s official butterfly.

On Sept. 25 at 10 am, Dr. Jaeson Clayborn presents “Butterfly Gardening and Imagination: It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become!” The presentation is one of a four-part series and includes children planting plants in the city’s new “pollinator plant patch” displaying native plants that residents can use in their yards to maintain healthy ecosystems. Handouts will be provided. Coral Gables Youth Center, 405 University Dr. 305.460.5600.