Best June Events: Poinciana Fiesta, Miami in the ‘80s, and More

Miami Chamber Music Society at Sanctuary of the Arts

The Mainly Mozart Festival continues into June with two concerts at the Sanctuary of the Arts. On June 3 at 4 pm, delight in the Classical Masters by violinist William Hagen and pianist Marina Radiushina, featuring the works of three of the most celebrated classical music composers. On June 10 at 4 pm, experience the breathtaking musical artistry of three illustrious musicians — pianist Marina Radiushina, violinist Risa Hokamura, and cellist Alexander Hersh — in an exhilarating program of classical works that will transport you into a world of sonic beauty and elegance. Tickets are $10 to $30.

Sanctuary of the Arts
410 Andalusia Ave

86th Annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta

Celebrate the natural beauty within the city during this year’s Royal Poinciana Fiesta. This week-long event, occurring when Poinciana trees are at their most colorful, is presented by the Tropical Flowering Tree Society. Learn about the history, horticultural aspects, and artistic inspiration of the Royal Poinciana at the Coral Gables Public Safety Building on June 10 at 1 pm and stick around for trolley tours highlighting the best trees and blossoms of the season starting at 2:30 pm. Alternatively, join a bike tour by Bike Walk Coral Gables on June 11 at 10 am, starting at the Coral Gables Museum.

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Comedy Night at Books & Books

Have some laughs during free comedy nights at Books & Books, taking place June 5 and June 19, presented in partnership with Villain Theater. Sit in the bookstore’s courtyard and enjoy some delicious bites and drinks as Miami’s best local stand-up comedians perform starting at 8 pm.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.

Sip & Stroll: ‘80s Miami

Live out your “Miami Vice” fantasies while strolling the grounds of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden during the first Sip & Stroll Summertime Series event on June 22. This series travels back in time through the decades, with June’s theme focusing on ’80s Miami. Explore the garden after hours, starting at 5 pm, and enjoy an evening of music and cuisine from that era. There will be live entertainment, signature cocktails, lawn games, and more. Tickets are $19.95 and $9.95 for adult and child members respectively and $24.95 and $11.95 for nonmember adults and children respectively. Kids six and younger are free.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road 

“Native Gardens” at Gablestage

Cultures and gardens clash in the latest GableStage production, “Native Gardens’’ by Karen Zacarías. Watch as well-intentioned neighbors turn into feuding enemies after a young couple purchases a home next to a well-established couple with a prize-worthy English garden. An impending barbecue and delicate disagreement over a fence line soon spiral into an all-out dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Wednesday at 2 pm and 7 pm, Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets range from $45 to $75, with a streaming option available ($27). 

1200 Anastasia Ave.

Memory Lane: Classic Car Show

Celebrate Father’s Day a week early and “Take A Trip Down Memory Lane” at a classic and exotic car show at the Coral Gables Golf & Country Club on June 11 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event features food trucks, refreshments, and cigar rolling. $10 per vehicle to park, free entry per person.

Coral Gables Golf & Country Club (Alhambra Parking Lot)
990 Alhambra Circle
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A Summer Concert Series

The Community Arts Program Summer Concert Series returns for its 38th year, celebrating classical music and jazz while spotlighting artistry and education. Every other Thursday at 7:30 pm from June 8 to August 17, concertgoers will enjoy live music and learn about each artist’s journey. June’s lineup includes a Big Band performance by alumni from the ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble on June 8 and a performance by cellist Mark Kosower and pianist Melivia Raharjo on June 22. General admission is $35 in advance and $40 at the door, with additional ticket options available for the front nine rows.

Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Blvd

Best Reason to Leave the Gables

Each Monday, the Miami Jazz Co-Op puts on a world-class performance at the UU Congregation of Miami Church. The Jazz Co-Op, long a Gables fixture at the now closed Open Stage Club is also hosting a Summer of Bands. The first is June 19 at 8 pm, featuring the Horizons Jazz Orchestra. Tickets at the door are $20 to $30.

Unitarian Universalist Miami
7701 SW 76th Ave.