Weekend Recommender: November 21-25
A world-class opera, a black-tie fête in Palm Beach, and shopping in Coral Gables.
November 21, 2012
A scene from La Bohéme
Wednesday, November 21, 8 p.m.
The Florida Grand Opera masterfully presents this classic tale of love and loss on Thanksgiving eve. Set in Paris and based on Henri Murger's Scènes de la vie de bohème, the story follows the tragic relationship of Rodolfo and Mimì as they struggle to make ends meet. Tickets begin at $15 and are currently available online. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722
Black-Tie for Black Friday
Friday, November 23, 7 p.m.
The Paradise Fund welcomes its Fifth Annual Paradise Casino fundraising party at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum on Friday night. The black-tie soirèe helps raise crucial funds for local and global children's projects and endeavors. Attending philanthropists will have the chance to gamble, dance, and dine inside one of Florida's iconic landmarks. One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24
Small Business Saturday, sponsored nationwide by American Express, takes over Coral Gables to help bolster local businesses for the holiday shopping season. More than 30 Gables retailers will be participating, including Casa Maria, Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear, and Body & Soul.