Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on June 3, 2010
TRAIN YOUR TASTEBUDS
Sample unique brews from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and challenge your perception of the libation when paired with fine cheeses and Morton’s appetizers. A portion of the proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 6-7:30 p.m. Morton’s the Steakhouse, 2333 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. $45. Details: (305) 442-1662.
THOUSANDS OF FERNS
The Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society at Fairchild holds a plant show and sale, featuring thousands of ferns and exotic plants available for purchase. And while you’re there, take a look at the big winners of the juried plant show taking place in Fairchild’s Garden House. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ends June 6. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Head to Coconut Grove for a fun-filled day of events, including the opening of the Paragon Grove 13 luxury movie theater, a historic Grove walking tour with Dr. Paul George and a showcase of Bahamian heritage, complete with a straw market and live performances. The day’s festivities culminate in the evening with the monthly Grove Gallery Walk, featuring a street installation of 20 large, artfully designed peacock statues. Movie-theater opening includes free tickets to select shows and free popcorn with the purchase of tickets. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CocoWalk area, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Free. Details: (305) 461-5506 or www.coconutgrove.com.
GABLES DINE OUT
Coral Gables restaurants offer special three-course menus at 20% off and more during the third annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week. Participating eateries include Ortanique on the Mile, Le Provencal and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Ends June 20. Locations vary. Details: www.coralgablesrestaurantweek.com.
Work with a professional designer on basic techniques for lighting, space arrangement and choosing colors and fabrics at a four-week interior design course. Bring photos of a space in your home to recreate. 7-8:30 p.m. Ends June 29. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $160. Details: www.miamidade.gov/parks.
SUMMER SHAPE UP
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa and SOBeFiT Magazine host a "Shape Up for Summer" event. Features a 15-minute Montenegro Method POWER workout led by Marta Montenegro, founder and publisher of SOBeFiT Magazine, a Qi Gong lecture by Canyon Ranch’s Chinese medicine practitioner and mini Beach Boot Camp sessions. Light bites and signature organic cocktails will be served throughout. Those opting to stay for dinner at Canyon Ranch Grill can buy one entrée and get one free. Active wear suggested. 6-9 p.m. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, 6801 Collins Ave., North Tower, Miami Beach. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-9595 ext. 201 or VIP@sobefitmagazine.com.