Best Bets for May

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: “Nature Connects”

May Events in the Gables: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Nature Connects

Now through August 28, experience Fairchild’s “Nature Connects,” a display of 30 giant sculptures covering the garden’s 82 acres, each built with over 700,000 LEGO bricks. This award-winning, record-breaking exhibition was created by renowned artist Sean Kenney. Daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Non-member tickets $11.95 to $24.95 at Members free. 

GableStage: “Boca”

Ready to laugh? Enjoy GableStage’s comedy set in our beloved Sunshine State as you follow a group of retirees who – between rounds of golf, bridge, and Botox – can be found bickering, gossiping, and living like teenagers in Boca Raton. Runs through May 22. Showtimes are Wednesday 2 pm and 7 pm, Thursday 7 pm, Friday 8 pm, Saturday 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday 2 pm. Tickets ($40-$70) at

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Pre-Mother’s Day Tea

May Events in the Gables Breakfast at Tiffany’s Pre-Mother’s Day Tea

Calling all ladies! Come join the Coral Gables Woman’s Club (1009 East Ponce de Leon Blvd.) for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-inspired Mother’s Day Tea Party. Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones, tea, and a couple of cocktails too. Takes place Saturday, May 7, 1 pm to 4 pm. Wear your favorite little black dress and pearls. RSVP attendance on and purchase your tickets for $55 (under 21) and $85 (over 21 for unlimited bubbly). 

Coral Gables Museum

The Coral Gables Museum has three new exhibits this month. On May 6, the “MECHANICS: Recent Paintings by Jefreid Lotti” exhibition begins (through Aug. 23). On May 13, the “Capture Downtown Coral Gables” exhibition begins (through June 10), presenting the finalists from the Capture Coral Gables 2022 photo contest. Also opening on May 13 (through July 20) is “Internal Knot: The World of Zammy Migdal,” artwork known for its subtle forms that resemble dance movements. Visit for more information. 

Actors’ Playhouse: “Murder on the Orient Express”

May Events in the Gables: Actors’ Playhouse: “Murder on the Orient Express”

Debuting on May 18 and running through June 5, Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre presents “Murder on the Orient Express,” a thrilling and suspenseful adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece. You’ll run off the rails with this murder mystery. Showtimes are Wednesday to Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets ($40) at

Arsht Center: “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord”

Venture out to the Adrienne Arsht Center to see “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord,” running from May 5 to May 22. This fierce, dark comedy portrays the story of four teenage girls who gather in a Miami treehouse to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Find out what happens next as this hilarious yet dramatic new play explores the corners of the human heart. Showtimes are Wednesday to Saturday 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 3 pm. Tickets ($55-$60) at

Candlelight Concert Series: “A Tribute to Ed Sheeran”

 Candlelight Concert Series

On Thursday, May 19, the Candlelight Concert Series returns to The City Beautiful at Coral Gables Congregational Church (3010 De Soto Blvd.), where the Listeso String Quartet will perform “A Tribute to Ed Sheeran.” Enjoy a classical take on hit songs such as “Lego House,” “Galway Girl,” “The A Team,” and more. Showtimes are at 7 pm and 9:15 pm. Tickets ($37-$57) at