| SPECIAL EVENTS
Billed as an evening of culinary delights and relaxing music. Benefits MADD of Miami-Dade Youth Alcohol Prevention programs. 6-9 p.m. Venetian Pool, 2701 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 383-5500.
"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.
CHOPIN COUNCIL OF FLORIDA
"A Night of Celebration II." Awards dinner to fete Blanka A. Rosenstiel and Gregory B. Wolfe. Janusz Olejniczak in concert. $100-$350. Hotel Inter-Continental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza. Details: 665-3301.
"Wine Tour of France." 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.
SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
Southern wine & Spirits and FIU hospitality management school offering, through March 17 at participating venues. Seminars, too. Events start at $25. Tonight's "Red, White & Bubble Q" champagne barbecue dinner is $200. 7-11 p.m. Delano Hotel, Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (877) 649-8325.
FASHION ART BALL
4th annual show to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, presenting a live fashion show featuring a dress with more than $4 million in precious stones. $75. 8 p.m.-midnight. Mayfair House, Details: Julie Sack, (786) 275-8000.
A NIGHT OF HOPE
Annual fundraiser by Help Inc. $55; $45 in advance. 7:30 p.m. Shelborne Beach Resort, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 374-8919.