November Best Bets: NightGarden, Wine Walk, and More Events

“Sweet Goats & Blueberry Señoritas”

From Miami to Maine, “Sweet Goats & Blueberry Señoritas” follows a Cuban American baker named Beatriz in Maine as she tries to determine whether she should stay with the community she’s developed, or reunite with her estranged mother in Miami. Along the way, Beatriz explores what it means to belong as she cooks up the recipes of her childhood with the raw ingredients of her new hometown. Read the review.

Visit Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre for the opening production of the theater’s 75th anniversary season, running from November 8 to December 3.

Performances Wed. to Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. at 3 pm.
Tickets range from $65 to $85. Purchase tickets here.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

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Whether you’re new to investing or want to take your portfolio to the next level, don’t miss this unique evening with the “Wolf of Wall Street” himself, Jordan Belfort, described by Wikipedia as “an American former stockbroker, financial criminal, entrepreneur, speaker, and author” whose memoirs became the movie.

Learn from The New York Times bestselling writer during a meet-and-greet event at Books & Books on November 8 at 6 pm. He will be signing his latest book, “The Wolf of Investing: My Insider’s Playbook for Making a Fortune on Wall Street.” Each page of Jordan’s lessons and colorful stories entertains you with the charismatic swagger famously portrayed on the big screen by Leonardo DiCaprio. $28.99 for general admission (includes a copy).

Fairchild’s Enchanting Nightgarden

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Immerse yourself in the magical fairyland that is the NightGarden, the beloved winter lightshow at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This illuminated activation combines lighting effects, holograms, motion-sensing technology, projection mapping, and music to create a truly enchanting experience. The NightGarden has various interactive opportunities, including joining a Fairy Quest, as well as food and drinks from some of Miami’s most popular food trucks.

Visit the garden at night starting on November 10, Thurs. to Sun. from 6 to 10 pm. Tickets are $20 to $40, depending on the day of visit and membership status.

Purchase tickets here.

“The Thanksgiving Play”

Larissa FastHorse is the first indigenous American woman to have a play on Broadway. Experience the regional premiere of Fasthorse’s shocking satire, “The Thanksgiving Play” at GableStage. Watch as the cast “flips the bird” on one of America’s most prolific myths — the original Thanksgiving meal. With provocative questions around erasure and authorship of history, this comedy asks how we proceed when steadfast assumptions are disrupted.

The show runs from November 17 to December 10, with performances Wed. at 2 pm and 7 pm, Thurs. to Sat. at 8 pm, and Sun. at 2 pm. Tickets are $40 to $65, with streaming options available. Purchase tickets here.

Miracle Mile Wine Walk

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On Saturday, November 18, get your wine (and beer) on with the Young Associates of the Coral Gables Museum. The organization, which helps fund the museum, is putting on a Wine Walk that will begin at Bay 13 Brewery and end at Vinya Table on Miracle Mile.

Beginning at 2 pm, the Walk will offer a free drink at each of eight local establishments, along with some light bites and special drink menus for those who want to indulge a little more. An after-party at The Bar will cap off the night at 9 pm. Tickets are $50.

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Night In The Next Whiskey Bar: A Modern Tapestry

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Enjoy an evening of timeless operatic solos and ensembles seamlessly woven into a moving modern tapestry of life brought to you by the University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater.

This free event, taking place November 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm, will transform Clarke Recital Hall into a moody whiskey bar, stitching together riveting stories through repertoire from opera, operetta, and musical theater.

Reserve your tickets here.

Light It Up!

Start the holidays at the Shops at Merrick Park’s 20th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 16 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Witness the 50-foot tree light up as you enjoy a live performance by South Florida’s own Preston Howell, a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice, debuting his holiday single, “Christmas Without You.”

The Miami Royal Ballet and the Coral Gables Senior High Gablettes will add to the festive spirit, along with holiday costumed characters, a 360° photo booth, and a highly anticipated appearance by Santa Claus arriving on a Coral Gables Fire Department truck. Ho ho ho!

“The Threepenny Opera”

Peer into a dark underworld during the latest production at The University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Catch the landmark musical “The Threepenny Opera” for a limited time from November 10 to 18.

Featuring a sumptuous score with songs such as “Mack the Knife” and vividly drawn antiheroes, this satirical slap at the hypocrisy of capitalism remains eerily timely nearly 100 years after its debut. Watch as the line between vice and virtue continuously shifts. Performances are Thurs. to Sun. 8 pm. Tickets $15 to $30.

Purchase tickets here.

Best Reason To Leave The Gables: Discover Coconut Grove

The Coral Gables Bike Tour is leaving the City Beautiful for a visit to the neighboring area of Coconut Grove, one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Admire the diverse mix of old and new as you pedal through the area’s historic sites, tree-lined streets, and bayfront parks that are iconic to this historic district. The tour starts at 10 am on November 19 from the Coral Gables Museum and includes museum admission.

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

Purchase tickets here.