Music

MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL returns this Saturday with Violinist Kevin Zhu’s debut in Miami

Sat, Sep 11, 4:00pm - Sun, Sep 12, 2:00pm

Twenty-year-old violinist Kevin Zhu is a recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has amassed an outstanding record of concert performances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. Praised for his “awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale), Kevin regularly performs on the world’s largest … +

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The Jungle Book this weekend at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

Apr 24, 2:00 pm - Apr 25 at 3:00 pm

The jungle springs to life in a music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli’s adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored children’s tales, join Mowgli as he learns about friendship and survival with the help of friends like the wise black panther Bagheera and Baloo the lovable bear. Cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis … +

Cinema

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Available Virtually 4/16

Deserving comparison with the work of Pedro Costa, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Souleymane Cissé, This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection marks the introduction of a major filmmaker and the final powerhouse performance of a remarkable actress. The late Mary Twala Mhlongo, recognizable from Beyoncé’s blockbuster musical Black Is King, gives a heartbreaking career-capping performance as Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has … +

Cinema

Nina Wu available virtually at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Available Virtually from 4/16

After toiling for years in bit-parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Ke-Xi Wu, who also co-wrote the script based on her own personal experiences) finally gets her big break with a leading role in a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The part, which calls for nudity and explicit sex scenes, is made all the more challenging thanks to the director’s unending belittlements. … +

Cinema

This January: Supernova at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Opens January 29

“[Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci] are on magnificent form in a drama about love and mortality that is all the more powerful for its restraint.” —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, their time … +

Cinema

Filippo Meneghetti’s Two of Us at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Available February 5

“Young lovers move over – Sukowa and Chevallier bring to life an unforgettable lesbian couple. A Cause for celebration.” —Lisa Nesselson, Screen International “Quietly groundbreaking. Entirely unique and uniquely vital.” —Mark Keizer, Variety France, 2020, 95 min, Dir. Filippo Meneghetti, Not Rated, French with English subtitles, Magnolia Pictures Viewing Window: 72 hours (once viewing is started) Price: $12 Two retired women, Nina … +

Cinema

Identifying Features at Gables Art Cinema

Available Virtually 1/22

“Combines stunning cinematography, evocative sound design and hints of magical realism to create a visionary work of devastating power.” —Anjana Janardhan, Sight & Sound Mexico/Spain, 2020, 94 min, Dir. Fernanda Valadez, Not Rated, Spanish with English subtitles, Kino Lorber Viewing Window: 5 days Price: $12 Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend … +

Cinema

Zappa: One-night only screening in-person at Gables Cinema with exclusive bonus footage!

11/23 In-Person / 11/27 Virtually

With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, Zappa explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David … +

Cinema

God of the Piano. Now Available Virtually from Coral Gables Art Cinema

Now Available Virtually

“[Director Itay] Tal’s style has a simultaneous simplicity and density that has an affinity with the works of Lucrecia Martel and Michael Haneke. Rarely does a debut feature showcase a talent so fully formed. This is a remarkably potent film.” —Glenn Kenny, The New York Times Anat (Naama Preis, winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival award for Best Actress) has never been … +

Performing Arts

Camelot by Actors' Playhouse

Mar 18 - Apr 12, 2020

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning musical. Featuring a rich soaring score boasting such gems as If Ever I Would Leave You, I Loved you Once in Silence, The Lusty Month of May and of course Camelot. This unique newly revised version focusing directly … +

Music

Carol Oja on Lecture about Marian Anderson at Clarke Recital Hall

Fri Feb 21, 2020

Marian Anderson’s debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1955 broke through the company’s longstanding Jim Crow practices. Carol Oja, Professor of Music at Harvard University, revisits the campaign waged by the NAACP and Anderson’s manager, Sol Hurok, to gain equal access to concert halls and major performance institutions. Seventh Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Series Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, … +

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From Appalachia to Tango: Music for Guitar and Flute at Gusman Concert Hall

Sat Feb 22, 2020

The pairing of guitar and flute has long inspired delightful music, at once earthy and delicately translucid. An evening featuring Robert Beaser’s Mountain Songs, based on Appalachian music; Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire Du Tango, a tango lesson in four movements; Carlos Rafael Rivera’s Raven Dance, which draws on Balkan music, and more. Rafael Padron, guitar Jennifer Grim, flute

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Faculty Composers featuring Switch Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

Mon Feb 17, 2020

The Switch Ensemble, which describes itself as “a new music ensemble for the 21st century with a commitment to the total integration of technology and live musicians,” premieres new works by Frost Composition faculty and works from their current repertoire in this concert. The concert will have Charles Norman Mason as director.

Music

Frost School & Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at Gusman Concert Hall

In her concert debut as Artistic Director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, NEA Jazz Master composer, arranger, and bandleader Maria Schneider presents a program featuring Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti. Both Schneider, one of the few who has received Grammys in the jazz, classical, and rock genres, and the classically-trained Gismonti, who has explored jazz as well as … +

Cinema

Coral Gables Art Cinema: The Lehman Trilogy

Jan 31, 2020, 12 PM

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic … +

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Bitches Brew Revisited: A Celebration of 50 Years of Jazz Fusion at Gusman Hall

Wed Jan 15, 2020

The Frost Sextet and the Frost Concert Jazz Band revisit music from Miles Davis’s audacious Bitches Brew, released in 1970, reimagined in new arrangements by saxophonist Charles Pillow. As part of his residency at Frost, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman, a Miles Davis sideman, performs with both Frost groups. Chuck Bergeron and John Daversa, directors Charles Pillow and Dave Liebman, saxophones … +

Performing Arts

MAMMA MIA! at Actors' Playhouse

Jan 22 - Feb 23, 2020

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel good show. A mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. A large cast, nonstop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, propel thisenchanting … +

Cinema

Fright Night on 35 mm at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Jan 25, 2020, 11:30PM

No one believes Charlie Brewster (William Ragsdale) when he discovers his new next door neighbor Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire. With his best friend and girlfriend in tow, Charlie turns to the only person who can help convince the masses that their quaint suburban neighborhood is in peril: late night horror show host Peter Vincent (Roddy MacDowall). 35 years since … +

Literature

Ada Calhoun presents Why We Can’t Sleep at Books & Books

Jan 31, 2020, 8 PM

From award-winning journalist and best-selling memoirist Ada Calhoun, comes Why We Can’t Sleep, a generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique. Why We Can’t Sleep began as Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis and felt she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did … +

Music

Pines of Rome: Frost Wind Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

As a part of the Frost Honor Band Weekend, the Frost Wind Ensemble plays a concert featuring guest conductor Steven D. Davis, from University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. The program features works by David Maslanka, Percy Grainger as well as Ottorino Respighi’s epic symphonic poem Pines of Rome. Robert M. Carnochan and Steven D. Davis, conductors Tina DiMeglio, graduate conductor Jennifer Grim, … +

Cinema

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (70mm) at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Dec 20-24, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth, and arguably most personal, film from the writer-director is a paean to Hollywood’s golden age, an era whose end was … +

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Little Women in 35 mm at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Dec 25, 2019-Jan 2, 2020

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms … +