MONEY LAUNDERING SEMINAR
Florida International Bankers Association presents the Money Laundering Conference & US Patriot Act Compliance Conference. Speakers address the financial regulations, enforcement actions, coping with the US Patriot Act and other topics relevant to international business. 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today (3/11) and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday at InterContinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. Cost $595 members, $695 non-members. Details: (305) 579-0086 or email@example.com.
WOLFSONIAN-FIU SCREENING SERIES
The Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive presents the progression of Miami Beach from its beginnings to its evolution into a contemporary, cosmopolitan city through its extensive collection of images. The series consists of home movies, tourism films, television newsfilm and video and other productions. This mosaic of images provides the opportunity to see Miami Beach as never before. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday and March 20; noon-1:30 p.m. March 21; 6-7:30 p.m. March 25. All screenings are free. Details: (305) 375-1505.
HERE AND NOW: 2004
The Miami Light Project has created this program to support the professional development of Miami-based artists. "Here and Now" commissions and presents an artistic spirit indigenous to the Miami area that allows artists to define Miami as a major cultural center of international importance. Each year, six to 10 performance and media artists are selected to participate in the program. Performances: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Film screenings: 8 p.m. Thursday (3/11). Tickets $20. Details: (305) 576-4350.
ART SHOW AND AUCTION
The South Dade YMCA benefit is held in conjunction with Hamilton Fine Art and Auctions. There will be original artwork, limited edition prints, jewelry, glass and sports memorabilia on display. All proceeds will go to the South Dade YMCA. Tickets are $10. 7 p.m. Friday at South Dade YMCA, 9355 SW 134 St., Miami. Details: (305) 278-0161.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR DINNER
The Center for Family & Child Enrichment Inc. recognizes the contributions of Merrett Stierheim, superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools, to the citizens of Miami-Dade County through his dedication to the community. Mr. Stierheim, former president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, overcame fallout from Hurricane Andrew and crimes against tourists. He has received numerous awards for public service. 6 p.m. cocktails and 7 p.m. dinner at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $200 per person; $1600 for table of eight. Business attire. Reservations recommended. Details: R. Kenneth Bluh (305) 667-5626.
BEST BUDDIES BENEFIT
"Midnight in the Garden" benefits Best Buddies Jobs, a non-profit organization that assists people with learning disabilities in locating and maintaining employment. Local fine-dining restaurants such as Rumi, Pearl, B.E.D. and Mundo will donate gourmet appetizers, wine, liquor and beer. Guests gather at Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, which will be transformed into upscale outdoor nightclub where the silent auction and dancing will be held. 8 p.m.- midnight Saturday. Tickets $50 in advance; $60 at the door. Details: (305) 374-2233, Ext. 33 or www.bestbuddies.org/secure/events/midnight.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
John Martin's hosts 14th annual St. Patrick's Day party to benefit the Partnership Program. The Partnership Program restores the historic entrances of Coral Gables. Live entertainment, a street fair and traditional Irish food. Details: (305) 445-3777 or www.johnmartins.com.