Professor and Curator Mario Ferrante lectures on India: the land of the fabled palaces of the Moghul Maharajahs in Jaipur, the ancient temples of Kajuraho, whose carvings inspired the Kamasutra, the famous Taj Mahal and the Gats on the shores of the Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi. 7:30 p.m. at the Science Museum at Viscaya, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. $10. (305) 773-8408 and www.miamintelligence.com.
An innovative approach to helping plants heal themselves, grow faster and improve their immune systems will be introduced by Dr. James J. Conroy, founder of the PlantTalk System from 7-9 p.m. at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 538-8998 and www.planttalksystem.com.
27th Annual Miami National Antiques Show & Sale at the Radisson Expo Centre Jan. 23-25. Items range from $10 to $100,000. Noon-9 p.m. Friday, noon-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. $10 admission is good for return entry all weekend. Children under 12 free. Early buying preview offered 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 23 ($40 admission). Details: (954) 563-6747.
Heritage Park Heritage Antique Festival 10 a.m-5 p.m. Jan. 24-25 at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S Fig Tree Lane, Plantation. Portion of proceeds to benefit Plantation Historical Society. $3 plus park admission. Details: (954) 561-5792.
The Museum of Science's Galaxy Gala is themed "A Journey Through Time," 7 p.m. at InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza. Details: (305) 646-4249.
CHILI BOWL COOK-OFF
The Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce presents 10th annual Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off and Charity Outhouse Race noon-4 p.m. at Prime Outlets, 250 East Palm Drive. $5 includes sample of all chili entries and activities, including Charity Outhouse Race and Toilet Seat Painting Contest. Details: (305) 247-2332.
FINE ART & ANTIQUE FAIR
Palm Beach Classic Fine Art & Antique Show runs Jan. 31-Feb. 8 at the new Palm Beach County Convention Center. 80 dealers will offer artwork and antiquity through the 1900s, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, silver, ceramics, rare books and manuscripts, armor, tribal art, antique carpets and tapestries. $25-$35. Details: (561) 209-1300.