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.
Carolyn Klesper, local historian and co-author of "Miami: then and now," will lead a two-hour Art, Design and Architecture tour on South Beach. 6 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Members free; others $10.
RSVP required. Details: (305) 535-2645 or www.wolfsonian.org.
The Florida International University Dept. of Theatre and Union Productions will present the Miami Theatre Festival. The Theatre Festival is dedicated to the promotion of live theatre in Miami by bringing new works and artists to south Florida. Variety of performances July 29-Aug. 8 at Florida International University, DM Building, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami. $4-$18. Details: email@example.com.
EASTER SEALS EVENT
The Diplomats, the Easter Seals young professionals volunteer group, will hold a networking event. The Easter Seals seeks to create solutions and change lives for local children and adults living with disabilities. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 7-9 p.m. at Joia, 150 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. $10. Details: Jim Konschnik, (305) 547-4712.
Florida International University and Ambient Environmental, an environmental health education project, will offer a seminar on "Preventing mold contamination during construction." 8 a.m.-noon at Florida International University, School of Architecture Auditorium, PCA 135, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami. $125. Details: Alison Hadler, (305) 219-3555 or(305) 860-0101.
The Art at St. Johns, an organization that promotes the arts in South Florida, will sponsor its Marketplace India charity fashion show and live Indian-Caribbean concert by the Black Punjabi Music Ensemble. Marketplace India is a fair-trade organization that employs low-income women in Bombay, India, to create unique clothing designs inspired by traditional Indian garments. 4-10 p.m. at St. John's Church, 4760 Pine Tree Dr., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 613-2325 or www.stjohnsmiamibeach.org.
The Fair Expo Center will host the Peruvian Independence Day Festival with traditional music, food and arts and crafts. Noon-11 p.m. at 10901 Coral Way, Miami. Details: (305) 539-3000 or www.fairexpo.com.
The Hair Cuttery will hold its sixth annual Share-A-Haircut Campaign, a national program with a goal to provide 50,000 free haircuts to underprivileged children. Sunday through Aug. 15 at all Hair Cuttery salons. Details: (954) 764-6011.
ANCIENT ROMAN MILITARY
MIAMIntelligence will present a lecture on the strength and composition of Roman frontier armies at the close of the 1st century A.D. Professor Gwyn Davies, a specialist and author on the Roman military, will discuss the meaning of wooden writing tablets recovered from a Roman fort in northern England. 7 p.m. at 2000 S. Dixie Hwy., Coconut Grove. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499.
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami will its 14th annual meeting on the study of the Cuban economy. The three-day conference will examine relevant economic and political issues in Cuba. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, 2669 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Members 485; others $140. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 284-2822.
Homestead Main Street, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the city's revitalization, will hold a community event showcasing local artists, music, dance and foods. Along Krome and Washington avenues, Homestead. Details: (305) 242-4814 or www.homesteadmainstreet.com.
BEACH HOT WHEELS
The City of Miami Beach will host Hot Wheels Cool Blues 2004, a five-day car and music event featuring Martini/Ferrari Night, a blues festival, an auto and art expo, a bikini car wash and a celebrity bartending benefit. Aug. 11-15 at several Miami Beach locations. Free. Details: (305) 538-3809 or www.miamibeachhotwheelscoolblues.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, offers a tour of its Homeless Assistance Center-Miami every Tuesday for prospective volunteers and interested community members. 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.