June Best Bets: Royal Poinciana Fiesta, Father’s Day Fun, and More!

New Exhibits at the Lowe Museum

University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum unveils two new exhibits this month: “She’s A Knockout: Sport, Gender, and the Body in Contemporary Art” highlights the work of 11 artists examining the intersection of women’s rights, human strength and resilience, sports and athletics; and “A Collector’s Journey: Susan Grant Lewin and the Art Jewelry World,” featuring Lewin’s collection highlighting the medium from the wearable to the outlandish. Both exhibits open June 21 and run through Sept. 14. Admission is free; reserve tickets online. 

Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive

Summer With the Symphony

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra presents its chamber music series, Summer with the Symphony, featuring “Affairs of the Heart” at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. On Thurs., June 20 at 7:30 pm, listen to captivating melodies from Rachmaninoff and Glinka and enjoy post-show bubbles and bites. Other shows are available in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, with single-concert tickets for sale at $35, $15 for students; three-show packages available for $90. 

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd

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Visions From Inside the Walls: Coral Gables Artists Today

Through June and into October, join Coral Gables Magazine and the Coral Gables Museum for our collaborative group exhibition featuring local artists who live or work in the City Beautiful. 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, the exhibition highlights the vibrancy and diversity of our local art scene. Museum tickets $12, $8 seniors & students, $5 children ages 7 to 12. 

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave

Rebellion and Resistance

The Peter London Dance Company presents “Rebellion and Resistance,” an exciting contemporary dance performance based on the classic opera “Carmen,” the tragedy of a woman who falls into a deadly love triangle with a military officer and a bullfighter. This exciting performance at the Sanctuary of the Arts will run for one day only, on June 23 at 4 pm. Tickets are $45, with a $15 student ticket. 

Sanctuary of the Arts
410 Andalusia Ave

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Royal Poinciana Fiesta Festival

The 87th Annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta Festival is here again! Hosted by the Tropical Flowering Tree Society, the festival honors the bright red bloom of the Royal Poinciana tree, present in Coral Gables for over a century. A wide variety of events mark the occasion, including walking, trolley, and bicycle tours; a symposium; and a free grand reception at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on June 9. All proceeds from the events will go toward scholarships to support young women in horticulture. To RSVP, visit royalp.org.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road

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Sunday Movies

Every Sunday in June at 1 pm, the Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami is hosting $5 screenings of iconic films. On June 2: “True Love,” on June 9: “Umberto D,” on June 16: “Rumble Fish,” on June 23: “The Handmaiden.” Students can attend for free.  Looking for something more family friendly? The Coral Gables Art Cinema is showing “The NeverEnding Story” on Sun., June 9 at 11 am on a pay what you can basis. For a full calendar of movies, visit gablescinema.com. 

Cosford Cinema
5030 Brunson Dr

Father’s Day Trip Down Memory Lane

The City of Coral Gables invites all fathers and their families to take a trip down memory lane to the Coral Gables Golf & Country Club for its Father’s Day celebration on Sun., June 9 from 9 am to 12 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring their classic or exotic vehicles for a morning of cigar rolling, music, and food trucks. Vehicle registration costs $20. 

Coral Gables Golf & Country Club
990 Alhambra Circle

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Local Author Series

Local author William Castaño-Bedoya is delving into the compelling narrative of his novel “We the Other People: The Beggars of the Mercury Lights” on Wed., June 26 at 6 pm. This free event is hosted by the Coral Gables Library and explores Castaño-Bedoya’s powerful take on American social literacy, navigating themes of political power, poverty, and societal resilience amidst the turmoil of contemporary America. Register by calling the library or emailing capleybri@mdpls.org. Open only to adults over 18.

Coral Gables Library
3443 Segovia St

The Art of Macrame

Ever wanted to create your own plant hangers? This beginners’ class at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will introduce you to the art of macramé as Rey Alvarez of Macramé del Rey teaches you basic knots and explains the planning and design process. No prior experience or materials are needed, only your presence on Sun., June 9 at 10:30 am. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd

Coral Gables’ First Church and Civic Heart

Part of George Merrick’s plan for Coral Gables was an iconic church to serve as a meeting place in the heart of the city. After completion in 1925, the Congregational United Church of Christ embarked on community involvement through civic service, Christian education, promotion of music and the arts, and as a hall for city government meetings and educational events. The exhibition of photos, video, and objects from one of the city’s first public buildings runs from June 7 to Aug. 18. Museum tickets $12, $8 seniors & students, $5 children ages 7 to 12. 

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave

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Networking Happy Hour

Join the Young Associates of the Coral Gables Museum for a special networking happy hour, this time in partnership with Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe. From 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, June 6, the Young Associates will experience tastings of the best summer wines to take on the boat, to the beach, or by the pool. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by visiting @youngassociatescgm on Instagram. 

Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe
124 Miracle Mile

Looking for more events? Check out our full calendar.