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 email@example.com.
Southern Cross Astronomical Society will host "Catch a Falling Star," a free astronomy program featuring a collection of meteorites and a sky watch. Dr. Mike Reynolds, astronomer and finalist in the NASA Teacher-In-Space Program, will speak. 8 p.m. at the FIU Astronomy Center, Physics Bldg., CP-145, SW 107 Ave. and SW 8 St., Miami. Door prizes. Free. Details: (305) 661-1375.
'THE POLITICS OF TRUTH'
Ambassador Joseph Wilson will discuss his book "The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity." The book tells the story of the American diplomat and his career in foreign policy spanning two decades. He will speak on democracy and argue that the strength of the nation is in the will of its people. 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
The Deering Estate will host its Swinging on the Grapevine extravaganza featuring gourmet food, wine and romantic music. The evening will include tours of the Deering's Stone House, Richmond Cottage, the wine cellar and the great room as well as food and wine samples. Chip Cassidy, author of "Wine Travels," and teen author Alexandra Flinn will autograph and sell their books. 7-11 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. Deering Estate Foundation members $45; others $70. Details: (305) 233-5858 or www.deeringestate.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. If it's vacant, the Al Capone Suite on the 13th floor could be shown. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: Ruth Jacobs, (305) 667-5222 or www.biltmorehotel.com.