Events in March: The City’s New Moon and More Best Bets

Here’s a roundup of the top events going on this month:

Moon Over The Gables

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of March, starting on the 9th, Ponce Circle Park across from The Plaza Coral Gables will be transformed into a celestial art experience with “Moon Over the Gables,” a series of cultural events that brings the internationally renowned “Museum of the Moon” to Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

Museum of the Moon installation in the center of Ponce Circle Park

Measuring 23-feet in diameter, UK artist Luke Jerram’s moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. The installation fuses lunar imagery, moonlight, and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Ponce Circle Park
2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

If It Ain’t Baroque…

Join the Alhambra Orchestra for a free “Go for Baroque” concert on Sunday, March 12 at 7:30 pm at the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ. The concert will take a musical tour of Baroque Europe, with music from England, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany – and feature Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A minor with soloist Steffen Zeichner.

Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Blvd.

Art Off The Wall: Luck At The Museum

Presented by the Young Associates of the Coral Gables Museum, this March 16 fundraiser event runs from 6 to 9:30 pm in the hopes of bringing together young professionals, neighbors, and friends. With art, live music, a dance performance, and an open bar, this evening will be replete with things to do and see – and all in support of the Coral Gables Museum, where the event will be held.

Tickets are $40 and can be found on Eventbrite. Use promo code CoralGablesMagazine for $5 off.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave.

Seraphic Fire “Sacred | Profane” Performance

On Friday, March 24 at 7:30 pm, guest conductor Maria Guinand, the director of the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, joins the Grammy-nominated choral ensemble originally started in Coral Gables, Seraphic Fire, for the performance of a lifetime. Combining Bach’s “Jesu, meine Freude” with secular, Spanish-language Renaissance and contemporary works, this performance at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will also feature a pre-concert conversation one hour before the event. Tickets are $50.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
1121 Andalusia Ave.

Bike Walk Coral Gables

March Best Bets

Rescheduled by popular demand, Bike Walk Coral Gables’ “Art in The City‘’ bike tour is back on March 19 from 10 am to 1 pm. This month’s ride will take bikers to iconic art installations throughout the City Beautiful that are part of Coral Gables’ renowned Art in Public Places program. The tour starts at Coral Gables Museum and costs $10 or $5 for museum and Bike Walk members, Coral Gables city employees, or children under 12. Be sure to bring your own bike. Helmets are required for children under 16.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave.

33rd Miami International Film Festival

Enjoy 10 days of must-see films, events, and special guests from around the world at the Miami International Film Festival this month at Coral Gables Art Cinema. The festival starts on March 4 with director Alex de la IgIesia’s “My Big Night,” followed by dancing and cocktails at the opening night party.

Other film highlights include Sundance Documentary Grand Jury prize winner “Weiner,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” and “The Bride.” The final day of the festival is March 13.

Tickets are $10 for students, veterans, and Miami Film Society members; $12 for adults over 65; and $13 for general admission and virtual screening.

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Ave

“Bright Star” at Miracle Theatre

From March 29 to April 16, get inspired by a true story featuring a Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Set in the American South during the 1920s and 40s, “Bright Star” tells a story of love and redemption against the rich. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, you don’t want to miss this uplifting theatrical journey.

Tickets start at $40. Performances Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sat. 2 pm, Sun. 3 pm.

Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile

Farmer’s Market Swan Song

March is the final month for the Coral Gables Farmer’s Market events at City Hall. Each Saturday through March 25, from 8 am to 2 pm, dozens of local vendors will bring fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers, drinks, and gift items to the section of Biltmore Way that abuts City Hall. A family tradition and fun for all. 

“A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Lucas Hnath’s bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece unfolds in a series of bristling stand-offs, as Nora – the young wife and mother who left her family behind – returns 15 years later to ask an incredibly awkward favor from the people she abandoned. The revelation? A slamming door isn’t just an end, but also the chance for a new beginning.

The play runs at GableStage through March 19 with performances on Wed. at 2 and 7 pm, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, and Sun. at 2 pm. Tickets start at $27. Starring Rachel Burttram, Brendan Powers, Yasmine Harrell, and Elizabeth Dimon.

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1200 Anastasia Ave.

Best Reason to Leave The Gables: Miami Open

One of the largest and most prestigious events in professional tennis, the Miami Open will take place from March 19 to April 2 at Hard Rock Stadium. Each year, the two-week tennis tournament attracts hundreds of thousands of tennis lovers from around the world to watch their favorite players compete. Ticket prices vary each day.

347 Don Shula Drive