May Events in the Gables

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Frost Live Presents: Maria João Pires

In a rare Miami appearance, Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires will be performing at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall on May 13 at 7:30 pm. Hailed by The New York Times as “an elegant technician and probing interpreter,” Pires is known for her recordings of music by Mozart, Chopin, and Schubert.

Tickets to the performance are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students and children.

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Dr.

“But I Want to Fly!” Book Launch

Raised in Miami, entrepreneur-turned-author Michelle Villalobos is returning to Coral Gables to celebrate the publication of her new illustrated book for adults, “But I Want to Fly!” On Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm, Books & Books will host the author for the launch, which is free to attend, complete with a reading and display of the book’s original artwork. Villalobos wrote “But I Want to Fly!” after realizing the corporate rat race wasn’t for her. She now works with others to help them “honor their dreams” through programs and workshops, including the one for which the book is named.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.

Spring Sip & Shop

Celebrate the spring season and find some Mother’s Day gifts by joining the City of Coral Gables for an evening of sipping and shopping. The event, benefitting Beaux Arts Miami, will be held on Miracle Mile on May 10 from 5 to 8 pm. Participants will be able to taste wines from around the world while shopping at their favorite Downtown Coral Gables boutiques.

Tickets are $45.

Check-in at McBride Plaza
150 Miracle Mile

Mother’s Day in the Garden

Pamper the special moms in your life this month at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Mother’s Day event. Roam the garden on May 14 from 10 am to 5 pm, and enjoy an outing filled with picnics, plants, mimosas, and more!

Members have free entry, with non- member adults paying $24.95, seniors $17.95, students $15.95, and children $11.95 (kids six and younger are free). For an additional $24, treat mom to a refreshing specialty mimosa tasting.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road

Mainly Mozart at the Sanctuary

May marks the return of the Mainly Mozart Festival of the Miami Chamber Music Society, now in its 30th year. Two of the concerts to put on your list take place at the Sanctuary of the Arts, across the street from City Hall. On Saturday, May 13 at 4 pm and on Sunday May 14 at 2 pm, violinist Liana Gourdjia will lead the ensemble in Mozart’s “A Little Night Music” and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” On Saturday, May 27 at 4 pm, the Amernet String Quartet, with Marina Radiushina on piano, will perform string and piano quartets by Mozart and Dvorak. Tickets are $10 to $30.

Sanctuary of the Arts
410 Andalusia Ave.

“Proof” by Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre

David Auburn’s “Proof,” a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will receive its first professional production in Miami in over 20 years. Stop by Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre between May 17 and June 4 to experience an elegant and engaging story of passion, genius, and family bonds. The story combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling. Performances will be held Wednesday to Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.

Tickets range from $40 to $75.

Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile

Gables Bike Tour: Montgomery Botanical Center

Enjoy the beautiful spring season with a bike tour at The Montgomery Botanical Center on May 21, presented by Bike Walk Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Museum, and the Dade Heritage Trust. Explore the lush garden of international palms and cycads while chatting with other local residents. The group will meet at the Botanical Center at 10 am.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for museum members and children under 12.

Montgomery Botanical Center
11901 Old Cutler Road

Final Sing: Florida Grand Opera

Enjoy an evening of arias and scenes from the world’s most beloved operas performed by the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) Studio Artists at the Miracle Theatre on May 14 at 5 pm. This is the last opportunity to hear the 2022-23 Studio, which spent the full season performing principal and comprimario roles alongside FGO’s roster of acclaimed directors, conductors, and musicians. They will showcase their artistry and work from throughout the season.

Tickets are $10 general admission and free to Florida Grand Opera donors and subscribers.

Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile

Best Reason to Leave the Gables: Broadway in Miami

Don’t miss your chance to catch the last musical of this season’s Broadway in Miami touring series, presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center. “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations” is the electrifying Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey. The musical runs from May 9 to May 14, with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 8 pm, an additional performance on Saturday at 2 pm, and two performances on Sunday at 1 and 7 pm. Tickets range from $35 to $130.

Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd.