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Happenings FESTIVALS, COMMUNITY & CHARITY November 8-17 Miami International Auto Show A venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than 1,000 new vehicles from more than 40 manufacturers from around the world. Popular returning exhibits include Topless in Miami’s display of convertible cars in a picturesque Miami environment and Havana Classics, a spin-off of Memory Lane celebrating nostalgia of the ’50s. www.sfliautoshow.com November 9-10 Friends of Nature Music Festival The inaugural Friends of Nature Music Festival (Fon Fest) is one of the first eco-friendly interactive music festivals in Miami whose purpose is to educate the public on sustainability, the wellbeing of the planet and how to contribute to saving it. www.fonfest.com November 10 The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Miami-Coral Gables This Italian-inspired cycling experience starts in Coral Gables on Miracle Mile. The ride begins at 7 a.m. with a police escorted rollout on Miracle Mile, Ponce de Leon Avenue and beyond. Riders can choose from three scenic routes through Miami (25, 55 and 100 miles). www.granfondogiroditalia.com/miami_coralgables November 11 Vizcaya to North Grove Bicycle Tour Take a spin through north Coconut Grove’s rich history, lush vegetation and treasures along the shore of Biscayne Bay. You’ll see and discuss Vizcaya’s Rockland Hammock as well as some of the area’s lesser-known landmarks. Following the bike tour, continue to explore Vizcaya on your own. www.vizcaya.org November 11-18 Miami Book Fair International The fair opens with the popular “Evenings With…” series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the U.S. and around the world. On Friday, the Street Fair begins featuring the Festival of Authors with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work and more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibiting and selling books. www.miamibookfair.com November 16 Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest The Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest is an annual festival that has celebrated the best jazz music for six years. This year the event will celebrate the women of jazz, with a tribute to artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Anita O-Day, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, featuring musicians: Nicole Yarling, Wendy Pedersen, Paulette Dozier, and introducing Ashlee Moss accompanied by the Melton Mustafa Orchestra. www.sunnyislesbeachjazz.com November 16 Miami Beach Jazz Festival Miami Jazz Fest, LLC, presents the inaugural Miami Beach Jazz Festival at the historic Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach. This magnificent theater is the ideal setting for the spectacular event featuring some of the most talented true jazz musicians — both local and from around the globe. miamibeachjazz.com November 17 Savor the Season Festival Come savor the variety of foods and wines from fine restaurants and distributors while strolling in the beautifully designed 30,000-square-foot Brickell World Plaza, where you will enjoy live entertainment and be part of the grand holiday lighting countdown for the signature 40-foot wreath. www.600brickell.com “MAKING GOD LAUGH has a dramatic and honest story of real people layered with a hoot of hilarity” MAKING GOD LAUGH December 4 – 29, 2013 - Chicago Sun Times Sean Grennan’s new comedy follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years worth of Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter, as we learn that despite what we all may have in mind for our lives, we often arrive at very unexpected destinations. As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans”. Making God Laugh is that rare play that manages to be absolutely genuine, deeply moving and unbelievably funny all at the same time. Call (305) 444-9293 or visit www.actorsplayhouse.org for tickets! Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables


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