Best Bets for July/August

Here are the Best Bets for July/August

Fairchild: Nature Connects 

Fairchild: Nature Connects 

Take advantage of the last months of Fairchild’s Nature Connects. This display of 30 giant sculptures, each built with over 700,000 LEGO bricks by renowned artist Sean Kenney, will be available until August 28. Enjoy daily 10 am to 5 pm. Non-member tickets are $11.95 to $24.95 at Members enter free. 10901 Old Cutler Road. 

Sanctuary of the Arts

Sanctuary of the Arts will conduct a “Summer Intensive Choreographic” July 11-16, aimed at semi-professional and professional students 15 to 30 years old. Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe Technique, Musical Jazz, Contemporary, Repertory, Pas de Deux, and Choreographic Composition. Meanwhile, the Summer Dance Program for Kids runs July 25-29, with classes 9 am to 12 pm. This is an opportunity for students (7 to 14 years old) to improve technique in the modalities of Ballet, Jazz, Choreographic Composition, and Acro dance. The final performance will be July 30. Visit for more information. 410 Andalusia Avenue. 

Actors’ Playhouse

Best Events for July - Young King Arthur

Actors’ Playhouse has two new shows in store. From July 7 to 31, catch the children’s theater performance of “Young King Arthur” Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets $25 to $30. From July 13 to July 31, “Hank Williams: Lost Highway,” a musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter, will take the stage. Tickets $40 to $75. Visit www. for more information. 280 Miracle Mile. 

Community Arts Program: Summer Concert Series

Until August 18, every other Thursday (first and third of each month) at 8 pm, the Community Arts Program Summer Concert Series is back for its 37th season: “Starry, Starry Nights Return!” Concert goers will be entertained by an array of talented classical and jazz musicians. Takes place at the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ. Tickets $35 to $190. Visit for more information, including performance schedules. 3010 De Soto Blvd. 

Biltmore Culinary Camp

Best Events for July - Culinary Classes

The Biltmore Hotel’s acclaimed culinary academy has returned. This summer, children ages 9 to 16 can enroll into a unique hands-on culinary camp led by renowned Biltmore chefs. Sessions are July 11 to 15, July 18 to 22, July 25 to 29, August 1 to 5, and August 8 to 12. Prices are $750 per session. Sign up and get more information at 1200 Anastasia Avenue. 


GableStage will present the legendary Ruben Rabasa as he takes the wheel of his own one-person show, “Rubenology,” driving us through the wild ride of his life. Showing from July 14 to 31. Tickets $25 to $40. From August 20 through September 18, enjoy “Fade,” a witty dramatic comedy about class, integrity, and culture. Tickets $35 to $65. Visit for more information and ticket purchases. 1200 Anastasia Avenue, #203. 

 South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: Flamenco Puro

Enjoy a stunning flamenco performance at SMDCAC’s Black Box Theater on July 9 and 10. This choreography features flamenco dancer Clarita Filgueiras accompanied by an outstanding cast of flamenco artists from Spain and Latin America who put their experience towards a soulful and passionate performance. Priced at $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Visit for more information and ticket purchases. 10950 SW 211 Street.