| SPECIAL EVENTS
BERRIES TO WINE
"Wines of the Pacific Northwest." Friday night wine-tasting is held weekly. No reservations required. $10. 7-9:30 p.m. Mayfair House Hotel, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 441-0000.
Absolute Brazil presents a display of carnival costumes, music, dinner, silent auction and fireworks. Featuring pianist Arthur Moreira Lima. Benefits USA Cultural Center of Brazil. Black-tie. $150. Sheraton Bal Harbour, 9701 Collins Ave., Surfside. Details: (954) 927-4010.
SEX & THE ANIMALS
Presentation by David & Laura Balding, co-founders, to benefit the Ahali African Elephant Sanctuary. 6:30 p.m. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001.
PATRONS ICON AWARD
Presented by the Patrons of the Miami Museum of Science to the late Emil J. Gould, Estelle Gould and daughters Taffy and Lauren. Includes cocktail reception, live music, silent and live auctions, dinner. $60. 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency, 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 247-5507 or 646-4263.
Antiques & Collector Faire by Dolphin Promotions featuring 50 dealers. $4 for two days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. War Memorial Auditorium, Holiday Park, 800 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 761-5380.
BALI HA'I 2001
Benefit by the American Institute of Wine & Food to support its South Florida chapter and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Features include live and silent auctions, food prepared by member chefs. $350-$10,000. 4-7 p.m. The Kampong, 4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 442-7169.
6th annual "Hooray for Hollywood," billed as Miami Beach's premiere academy awards celebration gala, with dinner and Oscar simulcast. 7:30 p.m. Roney Palace Beach Resort, 2399 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 377-9922, ext. 200.
PRESERVATION LEAGUE SALE
One-day-only event to sell historic and Art Deco theme items: vintage Eames & Bertoia chairs, Heywood Wakefield furniture, sofas, tables, lamps, classic radios, posters, books. Up to 50% off. Noon-6 p.m. Miami Design Preservation League Historic District Shop, 510 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-2014 or mdpl.org.
CARING CHEFS FOR KIDS
Benefit for the Children's Home Society of Florida. With Bob Soper as emcee and music by Bobby Stringer, Jumpstreet 88s and Two Night Stand. $50; $25 for children. Family packs are $140. 7-10 p.m. The Falls, 888 SW 136th St. Details: (305) 324-4499, ext. 820.
Second and final day, featuring 50 dealers. $4. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. War Memorial Auditorium, Holiday Park, 800 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 761-5380.
SOS TASTE OF THE NATION
14th annual event featuring 40 area chefs. VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. is $150. Use TicketMaster for tickets at (305) 358-5885. $75. 7:30 p.m. Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 633-9861, ext. 123.
2001 STEINFELDER GOLF CLASSIC
Organized by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and Miami Beach Kiwanis Club. $175. Noon. Williams Island Golf & Country Club, 750 NE 195th St. Details: (305) 672-1270.
BERRIES TO WINE
"Tour of Italy." Friday night wine-tasting is held weekly. No reservations required. $10. 7-9:30 p.m. Mayfair House Hotel, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 441-0000.
CANDLELIGHT GALA & AUCTION
Silent auction, food, music by Eddie Elmer & His Orchestra. Oscar Feldenkresis, COO and president of Perry Ellis International, is to get a humanitarian award. Presented by the Epilepsy Foundation of South Florida. 7 p.m. Fontainebleau Hilton, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 670-4949.
FOURTH ANNUAL MAYOR'S BALL
Eighteen hours aboard the Radiance of the Seas with Mr. & Mrs. Alex Penelas and Royal Caribbean's Mr. & Mrs. Richard Fain. Organizers promise "nonstop entertainment." Benefits United Way of Miami-Dade. Noon boarding, March 31. Debarkation starts at 7 a.m. April 1. Details: (305) 646-7037.
THE WALGREENS RIDE 2001
Cyclists, volunteers and crew combine efforts for this 275-mile trip over three days from Orlando to Hollywood to benefit several agencies, including Center One, AIDS Resource Alliance, Action for AIDS. Details: Camie Dunbar, (954) 463-9299, ext. 824.
75TH ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA
City of Coral Gables will mark its 75th year with dining and dancing inside the Venetian Pool, 2701 DeSoto Blvd., to re-create one of city founder George Merrick's antics. $75. Tickets available at the development department, second floor, 2327 Salzedo St. Details: (305) 460-5311.