GARDEN TEA PARTY
Friends & Fronds free tea party to honor members of the Miami Beach Garden Club, the Mount Sinai Garden Club, friends and volunteers of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Miami Beach arts and cultural community. 4-6 p.m. at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. Open to the public. RSVP recommended. Details: (305) 673-7256, Ext. 206.
HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL
Celebration of the Rap Cubano Movement with films, panel discussions, poetry readings and musical performances. 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Arts at St. Johns Church, 4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Miami International University of Art and Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 100. $10 Friday; $5 Saturday and Sunday. Details: (305) 815-2484.
CITY THEATRE FUNDRAISER
Art in the Afternoon fundraiser luncheon noon-3 p.m. features short plays performed throughout the Key Biscayne penthouse of board member Paula Levine. There will be a buffet, tropical beverages and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit City Theatre. $100. Details: (305) 365-5400 or www.citytheatre.com.
LITERARY JAZZ BRUNCH
In honor of Women's History Month discussion panel comprised of five acclaimed female authors, Miami book agent Janell Walden Agyeman with publicist Lisa Palley and Janet Munn talk about books, publishing and the writing process. Brunch and a performance by jazz vocalist Nicole. All proceeds benefit Caribbean Heart Members, The Florida Association of Women Lawyers and The South Florida Mental Health Association. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables. $85. Details: Lorna Owens: (305) 573-8423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRESH FACES IN FASHION
Gen Art and Acura present the debut runway collections of four of Miami's emerging designers along with four breakout designers from New York and California. Champagne reception hosted by Perrier Jouet, runway show on the beach and after-party at the Mansion. 7 p.m. at the Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Gen Art members $20; others $25. Details: (305) 695-8200 or www.genart.org.
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. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday; 6-7:30 p.m. March 25. All screenings are free. Details: (305) 375-1505.
ROCKIN' ON THE GREEN GALA
Featuring dinner catered by Village of Merrick Park restaurants, live music and dancing to benefit the Children's Bereavement Center. 7 p.m. at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. $100 per person. Details: (305) 668-4902.
CANCER SURVIVOR CELEBRATION
A day of tribute to courage and perseverance with live music and a picnic lunch at Flamingo Gardens in Davie. Tour botanical gardens, the wildlife sanctuary and Birds of Prey Center. Cancer survivors and their families celebrate their successes with physicians, scientists, nurses and staff of the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 3750 S Flamingo Road, Davie. Details: http://www.sylvester.org.
SOUTH FLORIDA TRIBUTE DINNER
The Simon Wiesenthal Center and Leeza Gibbons, as mistress of ceremonies, will honor Cristina Saralegui with the International Distinguished Achievement Award and Tania and Israel Lapciuc with the National Community Service Award. 5:30 p.m. at Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP recommended. Business attire. $100. Details: (954) 966-1118.
SACRED VIOLENCE LECTURE
Ivan Petrella examines religious conflict in the contemporary world, focusing on the ideas within religions that are used to justify violence. Specific case studies of relevant current events will be discussed. 7 p.m. at the Wolfsonian Museum, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10, with wine and cheese. Details: (305) 773-8408 or www.miamintelligence.com.
GABLES CANDELIGHT TOUR
City of Coral Gables and Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board host a tour of historic homes. Elegant reception, buffet-style dinner and music prior to the tour. 5:30 p.m. at Venetian Pool, 2701 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Transportation provided by trolley. $50. Reservations and prepayment required. Details: Susan Franqui (305) 460-5093.
GLOBAL FINANCIAL STRATEGIES
St. Thomas University School of Law and the Royal Society of Fellows present two-day summit on "Serving the Client, Protecting Yourself" with a focus on money laundering, legal compliance and international tax planning. Chris Mathers, author and former joint FBI and drug enforcement agent, is featured speaker. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 25 and 8:30 a.m.-5:20 p.m. March 26 at JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $850 students with ID, $1,295 Royal Society of Fellows members, $1,295-$1,495 non-members. Business casual attire. Details: Professor William Byrnes (305) 474-2464 or email@example.com.
GOLD COAST GUILD FASHION SHOW
Saks Fifth Avenue fashions will be featured. All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Event aids the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Food, fashion and a silent auction. 10:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. $75-$200. Details: Anne Ahrens (954) 491-1499.
Spend an evening of fine dining under the stars and revisiting the Roaring '20s at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 102nd Ave., 7 p.m. Cocktail or 1920s attire and comfortable shoes. Foundation members $150, others $175. Details: (305) 233-5858.
CELEBRITY WINE AUCTION
A Toast To You wine auction features bottles donated and autographed by celebrities, chefs, athletes and others to benefit Florida's high-school education programs and the Florida Grand Opera. Wine tasting, reception and dinner held in vineyard-themed grand ballroom and Fountain Room at the Surf Club. Tango and flamenco dancers perform. The night ends with a cabaret show. 6:30 p.m.-midnight at the Surf Club, 9011 Collins Ave., Surfside. Details: Esther Mallouh (305) 582-7015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN AND CULTURE FESTIVAL
Community Arts and Culture and the Arts at St. Johns Church sponsor a celebration of Women's Month featuring female artists, musicians, dancers, fashion designers and other models of female achievement. All artists and performers are local. Cost $10; $7 for seniors and students. 4-10 p.m at St. Johns Church, 4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (786) 218-6854.
FIESTA FASHION SHOW LUNCH
Dade County Federation of Women's Clubs holds event to benefit the scholarship loan program at the University of Miami Medical School and the grant program for visual arts students at the Miami Dade College campuses. Fashion show and history of hats, with hatmaking demonstrations.11:30 a.m. at Marriott Airport Hotel, 1201 NW LeJeune Road. Tickets $20. Details: Ramona Thompson (305) 235-3414.