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.
FAMILY FUN DAY
The North Dade Branch of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host the annual North Dade Family Fun Day. The activities for all ages include the water playground, pizza for lunch and swimming in the Castaway Island Lagoon. 11 a.m. at T.Y. Park, Castaway Island area, 3300 N. Park Rd, Hollywood. $15. RSVP required. Details: Myra Sonshine, (305) 705-0800 ext. 17.
The Great Battles Discussion Group will be holding a lecture to explore Alexander the Great's epic battle at Guagamela (331 B.C.) as depicted by Arrian in "The Campaigns of Alexander." Octavio Ramos will moderate the discussion focusing on Alexander the Great's rulings, his leadership, the committed outrages and the adventurous battles. 8 p.m. at Books and Book, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miamintelligence presents artist Susan Watson, a drawing instructor at Florida International University, who will teach a series of painting classes. She will instruct on how painters such as Van Gogh and Picasso executed their works including, materials, composition and techniques. 10 a.m.-noon at 2000 S. Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. Miamintelligence members $100; others $125. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.Miamintelligence.com.
LABOR DAY FEST
Music Fest Miami Inc., a non-profit community cultural organization, will hold Discover Miami, a Labor Day Weekend celebration that brings together Miami's diverse cultural communities through live music, dance and the arts. Five simultaneous events with free guided tour buses to all the sites. 1-7 p.m. at various locations throughout Miami.
Details: (305) 373-0011 or www.discovermiami.org.
CAR AND BIKE SHOW
Spike TV presents Funkmaster Flex Celebrity Car and Bike Show featuring thousand of prizes and trophies for foreign and domestic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Performances by Ludacris, Elephant Man, Wyclef Jean and others. 2 p.m.-12 a.m. at Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $40-$100. Details: (305) 358-5885; (954) 523-2309 or www.ticketmaster.com.
The Miami Children's Museum will celebrate its 1st Anniversary with a birthday bash. Party includes cake and free and fun activities with a birthday theme. 2 p.m. at Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Members free; others $10. Details: www.miamichildrensmuseum.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. 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.