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.
TASTE OF THE TROPICS
Fairchild Palms, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, will hold its fourth annual Taste of the Tropics fundraiser. Enjoy daiquiris, hors d'oeuvres, live music and sunset tram rides. 7 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. Members $35-$45; others $45-$55.
Details: Maggie Rossi (305) 667-1651, Ext. 3377 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
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 on rocketry and flight. Noon-4 p.m. at 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $6-$10. Details: (305) 646-4248 or www.miamisci.org.
TASTE OF THE NATION
The Daily Bread Food Bank, a non-profit food relief organization, will hold its 17th annual Taste of the Nation fundraiser to benefit the Daily Bread Food Bank, Camillus House and PACT. Gourmet dishes by 50 restaurants, live music, an auction and a VIP Dom Perignon reception. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. general admission at Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club, 19999 W Country Club Dr., Aventura. $75-$150. Details: Shoshana Batterman (305) 633-9861, Ext. 223.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Max Strang of Strang Architecture will discuss Honesty versus Pretense in the styles that shape architectural developments in Miami. Developers frequently abandon "common sense" rules of architecture in favor of capitalizing on changing trends and tastes in popular culture. Disregard for these rules has had a distinct effect on the city's "sense of place." Wine and cheese served. 7 p.m. at 2000 S Dixie Hwy., Coconut Grove. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
Miami Beach restaurant Talula will host a Young Professionals Network of the American Jewish Committee cocktail reception and social event. Hors d'oeuvres and open bar. 7-10 p.m. at 210 23rd St., Miami Beach. Members $10; others $20. Details: (305) 670-1121 or email@example.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold its ninth annual Summer Luncheon. Gil Colon, deputy director of the US Small Business Administration's Southern District, will speak. The chamber will award scholarships and medals of honor to four Miami Beach Senior High School students enrolled in the Academy of Travel and Tourism of Miami-Dade. Noon at China Grill, 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Members $40, others $45. Details: (305) 534-1903.
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, offers a tour of its 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, holds a weekly Language Night that allows patrons to converse 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.