The New Wave Magic Show starring Kevin and Caruso will be performed in South Florida. The production will feature magic, Vegas-style costumes, illusions, enchanting scenes, showgirls, comedy and exotic animals. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through October at Ramada Marco Polo Resort, 19201 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. $14-$20. Details: 1-800-600-6244 or www.kevinandcaruso.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. 8 p.m. 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.
William Marina will lecture on John F. Kennedy's assassination and whether it was a conspiracy. Mr. Marina was present in Dallas' Dealey Plaza in 1963 when the president was shot. 7 p.m. at 2000 S Dixie Hwy., Coconut Grove. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
MEXICAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Culinary festival Flavors of the Mexican Caribbean Food returns as chefs prepare traditional and contemporary dishes celebrating the rich taste of exotic Mexican foods. Culinary demonstrations will feature food dishes unique to the region of Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. 5-7 p.m. through Sept. 19 at JW Marriott Miami, 1109 Brickell Ave. Details: Leon Bedolla, (786) 621-2909.
'THE WISDOM OF FORGIVENESS'
Victor Chan will discuss his book "The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys" and his 30-year friendship with the Dalai Lama. The story captures the experience of Mr. Chan's kidnapping in Kabul and his first encounters with the Dalai Lama while he was living in exile. Mr. Chan was the first person of Chinese descent to enter the Dalai Lama's inner circle since the Chinese took over Tibet in 1959. 7 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL
The third annual Jamaican Jerk Festival will feature food and dancing with the traditional Jamaican flavor. The barbeque will feature an assortment of Jamaican jerk meats, folk singers, dancers and reggae, calypso and mento music. C.B. Smith Park, 900 N Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines. All ages. Details: (305) 891-1242 or www.jamaicans.com.
The Dalai Lama will speak on achieving world peace through inner peace and teach a series of Buddhist spiritual practices. Through Sept. 22 at the University of Miami Convocation Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables. $16-$96. Details: www.ticketmaster.com.
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 Hwy., Coconut Grove. Miamintelligence members $100; others $125. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
DESIGN AND WINE
Downtown Hollywood will have wine sampling from around the world throughout the historic downtown as locals and visitors stroll the designated shops and galleries. 6-9 p.m. at Now Art CafÈ and Blue Martini Bar, 1820 S Young Circle, Hollywood. $12. Details: (954) 321-3016 ext. 19.
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, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: Ruth Jacobs, (305) 667-5222 or www.biltmorehotel.com.