PEACE AND HARMONY
The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment presents a dinner and concert to raise funds for its educators' Web site. Featuring jazz singer Nicole Henry. 6 p.m. at Bet Shira Congregation, Eleanor Segal Hall, 7500 SW 120th St., Pinecrest. $150-$250 per individual; $1,500-$10,000 per table. Details: (786) 662-5210.
HEART & STAR DINNER
The Wellness Community of Greater Miami hosts a dinner honoring Mehdi Ghomeshi, CEO and founder of Great Florida Bank, and Nargis Kassamali, co-founder of Luminaire in Coral Gables. Proceeds benefit free programs for participants of the Wellness Community. 6:15 p.m. at Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. $250 per person; $2,500-$5,000 per table. Details: (305) 668-5900 or www.twcmiami.com.
Born Free Pet Shelter, a non-profit organization, will host a gala fundraiser including a buffet dinner, open bar and silent auction. 7 p.m. at Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. $60 per person, $550 per table. Details: Maria Papazian, (305) 519-0877.
WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
Southern Wine and Spirits of Florida presents the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This culinary festival features world-class wine, spirits, food tasting, a beachside Moet & Chandon barbecue and a champagne brunch. Through Sunday at various locations throughout Miami Beach. Details: (305) 348-9463 or www.sobewineandfoodfest.com.
LOVE AND HOPE BALL
The 31st Love and Hope Ball will raise money for the University of Miami's Diabetes Research Institute. The black-tie event's theme is Hollywood glamour. 6:30 p.m. at Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood. RSVP required. $400. Details: (954) 964-4040, (800) 321-3437 or www.drinet.org.
SKIRTS AND SCAFFOLDS
The Wolfsonian presents a public talk by Despina Stratigakos, a Harvard University lecturer on women's studies. Topics include studies on professional German women. Event includes reception. 7 p.m. at The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., South Beach. Free members; $10 others. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.