Animal Fair Magazine and the Sheraton Miami Biscayne Bay co-host a doggie cocktail party in honor of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. The Humane Society is devoted to rescuing and adoption homeless and abused animals. The event will also feature the release of Wendy Diamond's new book "What a Lucky Dog: How to Understand Men Through Their Dogs." 7-9 p.m. at the Sheraton Miami Biscayne Bay, 495 Brickell Ave., Miami. $25-$35. Details: Nicole Brown, (786) 924-5216.
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 Miami Improv will present actor/comedian Bill Bellamy. Staring in both film and television this comedian uses his real life experiences, growing up in Newark, New Jersey, as part of his stand up routine. 8:30 p.m. with various other show times through Oct. 17 at the Miami Improv, 3990 Mary St., #182, Coconut Grove. $20-$25. Details: (305) 441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presents "Chamber Open" a golf tournament. Participants will have a chance to play golf and market their business. 7:30 a.m. at the Biltmore Hotel and Golf Course, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. $500-$1,500. Details: Betsey Greene, (305) 577-5442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami-Dade transit will conduct a series of tours, Herencia Hispana, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage month. The three-hour tours will be offered in English and Spanish aboard air-conditioned Metrobuses. The early history of Spaniards in South Florida and migratory trends will be discussed. Departure times are 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. every Saturday in October at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Miami. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 884-7567.
CUTLER DAYS FESTIVAL
The Deering Estate at Cutler will host Cutler Days, a weekend heritage festival celebrating the history of pioneers in South Florida. Visitors will experience pioneer storytelling, characters and music of the period. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. 25 cents for children under 12, $5 for adults. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.
ALUMNI FUN DAY
Florida International University's College of Business Administration's Alumni Chapter will host an Alumni Fun Day. Event will feature entertainment from Y-100.7 FM's Street Team, costumed characters from the Seaquarium and games for both kids and adults. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at FIU University Park Campus, Ryder Business Building Lawn, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: Cristina Jaramillo, (305) 348-0397 or www.fiu.edu/~cbalumni.
Ocean Bank presents the Orange Bowl Foundation "El Espiritu de la Comunidad Awards." Event will honor South Florida's most influential Hispanic business and community leaders. Salsa superstar Oscar D'Leon will perform. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis of Little Havana Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to deserving students to attend college. 7 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $100-$1,000. Details: Luin Frazier, (305) 341-4708 or email@example.com.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation's will host a silent and live auction. Items auctioned include luxury cruises, airline tickets and hotel getaways. Proceeds will benefit the many charitable programs and initiatives of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. 6-10 p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel, Granada Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. $50. Details: (305) 446-9670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turnberry International Realty and International Sales Group will present a golf classic to benefit the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation for Pediatric Kidney Research. Prizes will include a Mercedes Benz as a hole-in-one prize on the third hole and $100,000 in cash for a hole-in-one on the 13th hole. 11:30 a.m. at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club,
19735 Turnberry Way, Aventura. $400-$1,600. Details: (954) 962-2700 or email@example.com.
Williamson Cadillac dealership will host a cocktail party benefiting the National Kidney Foundations of Florida. Complimentary Bacardi cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Bid on cases of wine and golf items while you shop for a car. 6-9 p.m. at Williamson Cadillac, 7815 SW 104th St., Miami. RSVP by 10/19. Free. Details: (305) 854-5690.
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host a wine tasting fundraiser. Guests will have a chance to sample over 60 wines from around the world and bid on various items available in the silent auction. 7-10 p.m. at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Garden House, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $60-$130. Details: Maggie Rossi, (305) 667-1651 ext. 3377 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Hospice Care of Southeast Florida Inc., which provides services to Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, will host a chili cook-off fundraising event. Participants will have an opportunity to showcase their chili recipes at this Tenth Annual event. Noon-4 p.m. at Big Dog Saloon, 2283 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Admission is free; $40 for cook-off team entry. Details: Suzanne Batzer, (954) 467-7423 or www.hospicecareflorida.org.
Baptist Hospital is hosting its annual ball, Noche Tropical, to benefit the Neuroscience Center. Proceeds will serve to purchase an MRI machine that will allow surgeons to find remaining tumors during surgery. 6:30 p.m. at Fontainebleau Hilton, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $400. Details: Michelle Ramkisson, (786) 569-8954.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Miami-Dade County Department of Human Services and Safespace Foundation, Inc. will host a domestic violence march in memory of Ms. Gladys Ricart and all victims of domestic violence. Stop Family Violence U.S. postage stamp will be unveiled. Community Leaders throughout South Florida will address the public. Participants are encouraged to wear wedding gowns or white attire. 4-7 p.m. at Lummus Park, Ocean Drive and Ninth St., Miami Beach. Details: Rachel Tourgeman, (305) 514-6131 or Josie Ashton (305) 758-2804 ext. 252.
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.