PRESENTING CELIA CRUZ
The Miami-Dade Public Library presents an exhibition celebrating the many facets of Celia Cruz's life through the lens of photographer Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte's 15-year association with her. Through Dec. 12 at the Miami-Dade Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-2665 or www.mdpls.org.
Miami Seaquarium presents Monster Splash 2004, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Amigos for Kids, a nonprofit corporation that caters to South Florida's abused, abandoned and less-fortunate children. The event will feature themed animal shows and candy stations for trick-or-treaters. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for Daytime Bash; 5-10 p.m. for Nighttime Bash through Oct. 31 at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway on Virginia Key. Regular admission for Daytime Bash; $13 for Nighttime Bash. Details: www.miamiseaquarium.com.
The 45th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will feature the newest boats, yachts, superyachts, sailing yachts, electronics, engines and marine accessories. Spectators will be able to behold more than 200 luxury superyachts including the Tiara superyacht estimated at $33 million. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Nov. 1 at 1115 NE Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $5-$16. Details: (954) 764-7642, (800) 940-7642 or www.showmanagement.com.
The Easter Seals of Miami-Dade will host its annual installation dinner and awards banquet to honor Sen. Federica Wilson and Judge Norman Gerstein. Easter Seals' culinary arts students will prepare and serve the dinner. 6-9 p.m. at Easter Seals Miami-Dade, 1475 NW 14th Ave., Miami. RSVP required. $75. Details: (305) 547-4758 or www.miami.easter-seals.com.
The Miami Metrozoo will present a 20,000 square foot haunted house, a five-acre haunted forest and a mile-long spooky train ride. Including food, giveaways, costume contests and a dance area. 6:30-11 p.m. through Sunday at the Miami Metrozoo, Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152 St, Miami. $12-$15. Details: (305) 971-6444 or www.campuslifehauntedhouse.com.
WINE & FOOD CLASSIC
The second annual Palm Beach Wine and Food Classic will showcase wines and cuisines form around the world. The event will include a series of seminars, cooking demonstrations and culinary events. Gala dinner, dancing and silent wine auction will be held on Saturday night. Through Oct. 31 at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. $30-$175. Details: (800) 432-2335, (951) 582-2800.
Miami Aqui-La Guia en Espanol will host the Miami Aqui Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds will benefit Hugs and Kisses at the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation. 10:30 a.m. at Miami Springs Golf and Country Club, 650 Curtiss Parkway, Miami Springs. Details: Javier Diaz, (305) 871-0242.
EVENING OF MAGIC
The 10th annual InterContinental Miami Ball will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. NBC6 anchor Tony Segreto will be master of ceremonies. 7 p.m. at InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. RSVP required. $500. Details: (954) 967-9474, Ext. 318, or www.sfla.wish.org.
The Wild Bunch will host a Halloween costume party for young professionals. Featuring music, dancing, complimentary bar and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds will benefit the Miami Metroozoo. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Miami Metroozoo, 12400 SW 152 St., Miami. Ages 18 and older. RSVP required. $45. Details: (305) 255-5551, ext. 117.
Parrot Jungle Island will host a "Linking Families Conference." Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent. Topics will include behavior management, depression, ADHD, speech disorders and stress management. A spooky camp will be held for the first 80 goblins registered. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. $10-$50. RSVP required. Details: (305) 271-9797 or www.ptopmiami.org.
HONG KONG FESTIVAL
The Miami Overseas Chinese Association will host the Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race and Festival in celebration of the culture and its history. Part of the proceeds will go to the YMCA, Communications Integration, the Miami Overseas Chinese Association and the fight against breast cancer. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 31 at Brickell Key Island, Brickell Avenue and Southeast Eighth Street, Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: www.miamidragon.com.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami present a Big Impact Halloween Party. Featuring a costume contest and live music by Nightscape. All proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters. 7 p.m-1 a.m. at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables. $10. Details: (305) 644-0066 or www.wementor.org.
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden will host a costume party featuring an open bar, live entertainment and catering by Miami Beach restaurants. Costumes are encouraged. The event will raise funds for environmental and educational programs. 8 p.m. at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr. $50. Details: (305) 673-7256, ext. 202 or www.mbgarden.org.
The 13th annual Brazilian Halloween party will feature live entertainment, capoeira, dance shows and traditional contests with more that $3,000 in prizes. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. at the Hyatt, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $18-$50. Details: (305) 949-4830 or www.brazilianhalloween.com.
THE WEDDING SALON
4PM Events presents a bridal show where brides and grooms will experience a live wedding venue. A wedding band with professional dancers and a fashion show displaying gowns by celebrity designers will be featured. Brides and grooms will also have an opportunity to sample wedding cakes and view fine jewelry and honeymoon options. 4-9 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, Country Club Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $75-$125. Details: (212) 631-7777 or www.4pmweddingsalon.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will celebrate ist 10th Sunshine Awards luncheon. Awards will be presented to those in the business community who have excelled in their careers. Noon at the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, 2669 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. $40-$45. Details: (305) 534-1903.
The YMCA of Greater Miami hosts its 2004 Stars Night Out Gala, featuring a Tango Meets Jazz theme with dance performances by the New Century Dancers and music by the Ed Calle Band. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Scholarship Fund, which provides subsidies for needy children to attend preschool, afterschool, summer camp and other recreational programs. 7:30 p.m. at JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. RSVP required. $250. Details: (305) 357-4000, Ext. 146.
Las Olas Riverfront will host a Riverfront Arts & Crafts Show featuring vendors who specialize in handmade jewelry and oil paintings. Featuring live music. Noon-9 p.m. Nov. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Las Olas Riverfront, SW 1 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 522-6556.
Bayfront Park will host Rasin 2004, the 11th annual Haitian Roots Music Festival. Enjoy the rich culture of the Haitian people through the rhythms of artists such Carimi, Koudjay, Jahnesta and Boukman Eksperyans. Featuring folkloric dance and traditional costumes. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. at Bayfron Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: Noel Records, (305) 945-8814 or www.rasinfest.com.
NIGHT OF COMEDY
Hurricane Productions presents comedians Mike Epps and LaVell Crawford. Mr. Epps, known for his roles in films such as "All About the Benjamins" and "Friday After Next," along with Mr. Crawford will offer improvisational comic routines. 8 p.m. at the University of Miami Convocation Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables. $30. Details: (305) 284-8686 or www.umconvocationcenter.com.
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.