Best Bets: Scavenger Hunt, Mother’s Day, and More May Events

SCAVENGER HUNT

Unleash your inner explorer at Coral Gables Magazine’s May 18 scavenger hunt. With clues spread throughout The Plaza Coral Gables and the surrounding area, seasoned sleuths and first-time detectives alike will compete in this ultimate Gables mystery. A free family-friendly event, the scavenger hunt will also offer up prizes for the most successful sleuths. Participants should meet at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel in The Plaza at 11 am to register for the adventure! Winners will be announced at 2:30 pm.

Loews Coral Gables Hotel (7th Floor — Sevilla Ballroom)
2901 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
RSVP: events@coralgablesmagazine.com

May Events

CORAL GABLES BIKE TOUR: LITERALLY CORAL GABLES

Join Mitch Kaplan, owner of the beloved Books and Books, as he leads the way on this month’s Coral Gables Bike Tour, presented by Bike Walk Coral Gables. Kaplan will take riders through the rich literary history of Coral Gables, home to many bookstores, libraries, and even local writers. Held the third Saturday of every month, this month’s tour is May 19 at 10 am. Tickets are $5-10.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave.
coralgablesmuseum.org

MOTHER’S DAY MAD HATTER TEA PARTY

The Coral Gables Woman’s Club will be leading us down the rabbit hole and into a wonderland this Mother’s Day, serving up a tea party befitting of both mad hatters and queens of hearts. The 5th Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party raises funds for the maintenance of the historic club’s property, as well as provides support for the Coral Gables Children’s Dental Clinic, which offers dental care for children in need. Tickets are $85-100. The tea party is Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 4 pm.

Coral Gables Woman’s Club
1001 E Ponce De Leon Blvd.
gfwccoralgableswomansclub.org

May Events

“A ROCK SAILS BY”

Astrophysicist Dr. Lynn Cummings, already grappling with the loss of her husband and attempting to reconnect with her daughter, finds her reputation and her faith in science on the line when a journalist misquotes her regarding an unidentified object flying in Earth’s direction. As everyone waits with bated breath, all Dr. Cummings can do is hope it’ll sail by without impact. The play runs from May 15 to June 9. Showtimes are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, with a Sunday matinee at 3 pm. Tickets are $40-75.

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile.
actorsplayhouse.org

MOTHER’S DAY IN THE GARDEN

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is offering a special day out for the moms in everyone’s lives this Mother’s Day! Guests can enjoy a special Mother’s Day picnic and mimosas in the tropical beauty of the South Florida sunshine. And kiddies can enjoy the Jurassic Garden exhibit, a prehistoric adventure that brings to life the dinosaurs of the Jurassic era with life-size animatronics. Sunday, May 12 from 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $11.95-24.95. Admission free for children five and under.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd.
fairchildgarden.org

May Events

“LAUGHS IN SPANISH”

The regional premiere of this Miami story follows Mariana, an art gallery manager in Wynwood in the middle of Art Basel. This stressful time of the year takes a turn when her movie star mother turns up to help, for better or worse. Written by Alexis Scheer, this mother-daughter story brings laughs at a mile a minute. The play runs from May 18 to June 9. Showtimes are Wednesdays at 2 and 7 pm; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm; and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $30-65.

GableStage
1200 Anastasia Ave.
gablestage.org

May Events

YOUNG TALENTS, BIG DREAMS

“Big things come in small packages.” It’s a common saying, but it rings true at the 2024 Young Talent, Big Dreams Competition, where dozens of Miami’s most talented young performers come to compete, showcasing their talents. This year’s grand prize includes four tickets to Universal Orlando and a two-night hotel stay for two, courtesy of WSVN 7, as well as a $500 cash prize, courtesy of Actors’ Playhouse. Semi-finals are Saturday, May 4 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm. Finals are Saturday, May 11 at 7 pm.

Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
actorsplayhouse.org

CANDLELIGHT: MOZART, BACH, AND TIMELESS COMPOSERS

The Candlelight Concert series has found a home in Coral Gables, presenting a selection of classical music from the finest composers, including Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and more! Surrounded by a breathtaking array of candles, a live orchestra will perform some of the most beloved and memorable works of classical music, including Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” and more. Showtimes are on May 23 at 7 and 9 pm. Tickets are $38-66.

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd.
feverup.com

VISIONS FROM INSIDE THE WALLS: CORAL GABLES ARTISTS TODAY

On the evening of Friday, May 24, join Coral Gables Magazine and the Coral Gables Museum for the opening-night of our exhibition featuring local artists who live or work in the City Beautiful. Mingle with the artists themselves while checking out their featured works — from the vivid colors of Polish artist Justyna Kisielewicz and the effervescent clouds of Gables native Liv Dockerty to the iconic pop culture imagery of the internationally renowned Rubén Torres Llorca.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave.
coralgablesmuseum.org