Best Musical and Casino Nights mark March Madness

Best Musical and Casino Nights mark March Madness

Rosario Arevalo, one of the owners of La Jolla, is seen here accepting City Seal from Coral Gables Mayor Jim
Cason while Coral Gables Chamber president Mark Trowbridge and La Jolla’s Lorgia McCane look on.

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre brings another spectacular show to South Florida.

Having started on Mar. 6 and showing through Apr. 7, find time to see the winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, In The Heights. A phenomenal show that tells the universal story of a vibrant community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights on the brink of change that entertains the audience with three generations of music. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this hip musical is sure to delight crowds with its sweet story and great music.

For tickets, call 305-444- 9293.

Dr. Lawrence E. Stein, founding chair of the board; Barbara Stein, executive producing director, and David Arisco, artistic director, continue to provide our community with incredible quality shows and are to be congratulated on their 25th anniversary season.

As for more interactive entertainment, casino night fundraisers are always a hit. The GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club invites everyone to their clubhouse on Mar. 9 for an evening of fun and games at the club’s “High Rollers to Hollywood” Casino Night affair.

Best Musical and Casino Nights mark March Madness

Jazz lovers pack Coral Gables Museum Plaza for Sunday Jazz in the Gables to hear the Community Arts Program
(CAP) All-Star Jazz Ensemble.

Event chair Linda Hartwell expects a great turnout with the price of admission at only $50 per person, which includes $25 in gaming chips, heavy hors d’oeuvres, yummy desserts and a chance to bid on some great silent auction items or win prizes with your gaming chips. There will be a cash bar.

Look for weekend getaways, jewelry, restaurants gift certificates, and more.

For tickets, send email to

Also on Mar. 9, the Little Lighthouse Foundation will hold its fourth annual Hearts and Stars Gala from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Terra Veritatis, the recently completed waterfront compound of Bill Dean.

Guests will enjoy unlimited premium open bars all night and food from South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers and games. Proceeds will benefit the Little Lighthouse Foundation whose volunteers assist children and families in South Florida. Tickets start at $125 per person and may be purchased online at There are VIP tables at the Sea Lounge Monte- Carlo for $3,000, that include VIP seating for eight guests and unlimited premium bottle service all evening. These may be reserved by contacting Reed Nicol at or 1- 201-264-6356.

The Coral Gables Museum Plaza hosted the first Sunday Jazz in the Gables on Feb. 10 and the Community Arts Program (CAP) All-Star Jazz Ensemble played to a packed house. A crowd of over 200 enjoyed the 17- piece group’s lively performance on a perfect South Florida Sunday afternoon.

La Jolla Ballroom, a gem in the heart of the city and one of its newest venues for corporate and social events, celebrated its ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Feb. 21.Joining Mayor Jim Cason was Chamber president Mark Trowbridge both of whom made presentations to one of the business owner, Rosario Arevalo, during the official cutting reception. Located at 301 Alcazar Ave., La Jolla was selected by The Knot magazine for a “Best of Weddings 2013 Award” as well as a “Preferred Vendor Badge 2012” by the Perfect Wedding Guide. Built in 1929, this historic venue has more than 5,000 square feet to accommodate 220 people and offers a gourmet menu, unlimited open premium bar, decorations, flowers, linens, deejay, ambiance lights, and a staff with 20 years of experience in planning awesome events. Guests were treated to drinks and a sampling of beautiful hors d’oeuvres.

For more information, call La Jolla at 305-460-0047 or visit

Until next time, keep making each day count.

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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Active in many non profits, she received numerous awards across the community. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where she sings in the choir. She can be reached at

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