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.
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 theater in Miami by bringing new works and artists to south Florida. Variety of performances through Sunday at Florida International University, DM Building, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami. $4-$18. Details: email@example.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. Through Aug. 15 at all Hair Cuttery salons. Details: (954) 764-6011.
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. today (8/5), Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, 2669 S. Bayshore Drive, 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.
Miami City Club will host a breakfast discussion forum with featured speaker Stan Van Gundy, head coach of the Miami Heat. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Wachovia Financial Center, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 55th Floor, Miami. Members $10; others $15. RSVP recommended. Details: (305) 373-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.