Les Halles Restaurant will hold its sixth annual Liberty Festival, an 11-day event to celebrate the American and French independence holidays with music, dancing, Bastille races, face painting and favorite foods from both cultures. Until Wednesday (7/14) at Les Halles Restaurant, 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: Christele Delahaye, (305) 461-1099.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Books & Books will present Carter W. Hodding, author of "Stolen Water: Saving the Everglades From Its Friends, Foes and Florida," a non-fiction work that looks at the present and future state of the Florida Everglades from different social, political, cultural and environmental perspectives. 8 p.m. at 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Community Health of South Dade Inc., an organization that provides health-care services to South Dade families, will present the Robert Bailey Comedy Extravaganza featuring Mo'nique, comedian and NAACP Image Award-winning actress. Proceeds to benefit the organizations programs. 7 p.m. at Jackie Gleason Theatre, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 358-5885 or www.gleasontheater.com.
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will hold its 12th annual International Mango Festival to celebrate the summer's mango harvest with tree displays and sales, interactive workshops, children's games, culinary samplings, mango tasting and an auction. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30-6 p.m. Sunday at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. $5-$10. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Aventura Mall will hold a two-day indoor farmer's market that will showcase a variety of fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, gourmet foods and more. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Noon-8 p.m. Sunday at the Fountain Court by Bloomingdale's, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. Details: (305) 935-1110 or www.shopaventuramall.com.
Alliance Francaise, a French cultural organization that offers courses in French language and culture, will hold a Bastille Day celebration of the anniversary of the birth of the French republic. Live music, food, raffles and more. 7 p.m.-midnight at the Polish-American Club of Miami, 1250 NW 22 Ave., Miami. Members $5; others $7. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
The Miami Architecture Project, a community education program, will offer six lectures that examine architectural developments in Miami such as Arquitectonica's "Miami Vice"-style building, as seen in structures like the Atlantis. Each Wednesday through Aug. 28 at 945 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 538-0090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Life Inc. will hold its eighth annual American Black Film Festival, a five-day event that showcases the work of independent black filmmakers and emerging talent. Wednesday (7/14) through July 18 at several locations on South Beach. $150-$1,800. Details: www.abff.com.
Architectural photographer Dan Forer will discuss Architectural Photography in the Digital Age, a lecture that addresses the impact technological developments have had on photography from the 1920s to the present. The first decade of Margaret Bourke-White's career will be highlighted. 6 p.m. guided tour; 7 p.m. lecture at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Members free; others $10. Details: (305) 535-2645.
The Miami Museum of Science will celebrate the 35th anniversary the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. The Museum celebrates this "giant step for mankind" with a planetarium show, activities and workshops centered around rocketry and flight. Noon-4 p.m. at 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $6-$10. Details: (305) 646-4248 or www.miamisci.org.
The Wolfsonian and FIU College of Education will hold a week-long professional program for elementary school classroom and art teachers that addresses learning theories, use of objects as tools to stimulate critical thinking, language art skills and teaching social sciences. Pre-registration required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2684 or email@example.com.
The Community Partnership for Homeless, a non-profit corporation that partners with the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust to provide support services and facilities for the homeless, will offer a tour of their Homeless Assistance Center-Miami every Tuesday. 10 a.m. at 1550 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 329-3042.
Mosaiques, an Upper East Side restaurant with international cuisine, will hold a weekly Language Night that will allow patrons to converse freely in a foreign language while dining. Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese tables available. Reservations required. Minimum proficiency level necessary. Every Thursday. Mosaiques, 6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. Details: (305) 759-2001.
BILTMORE HISTORIC TOURS
The Dade Heritage Trust offers three free one-hour tours of the Biltmore Hotel detailing the hotel's history and architectural highlights. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: Ruth Jacobs, (305) 667-5222 or www.biltmorehotel.com.