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 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 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.
Miamintelligence presents artist Susan Watson, a drawing instructor at Florida International University, who will teach painting. 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.
The ninth International Ballet Festival returns to South Florida featuring worldwide companies from Latin America, Europe, Canada and the US. 8:30 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow at Manuel Artime Theater, 900 SW First St., Miami; 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; and 8 p.m. Sept. 11 and 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $18-$43. Details: www.ticketmaster.com.
ART & DESIGN NIGHT
The second Thursday of every month, the retailers and galleries in Miami's Design District extend the hours until 9 p.m. for Art and Design Night, featuring exhibitions, cocktails, live music and special events. Between N Miami Ave and NE Second Ave.; 39 St. and 40 St. Details: (305) 573-9797 or www.designmiami.com.
LIVE ON THE PLAZA
The Historical Museum of South Florida will host Live on the Plaza, a free music series. Conjuncto Progreso will perform the tropical sounds of Latin jazz and traditional Cuban music from son and candela to montuno and descardgas. 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Historical Museum of South Florida, cultural plaza, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492.
DOLPHINS GO HOLLYWOOD
The Miami Dolphins kick off the season with a celebration featuring performances by the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders, food tasting, live music, a kids fun zone and autograph session. 5-9:30 p.m. at Harrison St. between 20 Ave. and 21 Ave., Hollywood. Free.
Details: (954) 921-3016.
WINE AND CHEESE BENEFIT
Gardner's Market hosts a wine and cheese tasting to benefit CHARLEE Homes for Children the second Thursday of every month. Make a $20 donation and receive $10 off any purchase. 6-8 p.m. at 3117 Bird Ave., Miami and 8287 SW 124 St., Miami.
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.