7:30 p.m. on Friday at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables; 305-448-9599; booksandbooks.com. Admission is free.
We all know the narrow streets and old world architecture of Coral Gables is obnoxious to drive through and find parking in - but it does make for excellent ambiance while you're sipping wine under the stars. For romance on the cheap, head to your favorite local bookstore to listen to Venezuelan chanteuse Viviana Baptiste in their small, cobblestoned courtyard. You can get a bite to eat or sip drinks at the bar, all while being serenaded like you're on your honeymoon. Just splurge on the parking garage if you don't want the night spoiled by a parking ticket.