Rusty Belote, associate dean of undergraduate studies at Florida International University, will host a lecture titled "Gay Times Between the Wars: Paris, Berlin and New York." 7 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Members free, others $10. Details: (305) 535-2645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE DAWN OF HISTORY
An exhibition of archeological finds takes up temporary residence at the Lowe Art Museum. The Khirbet Iskander Collection is a unique gathering of cultural remains from the only known city in Canaan during the Early Bronze IV period, approximately 4,000 years ago. The collection includes ceramic pottery, tools and religious objects gathered from excavations since 1981.Through June 5 at the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
The Jewish Museum of Florida presents Shalom Y'all, an exhibition focusing on images of Jewish life in the American South. This photographic exhibit depicts contemporary Jewish America through people's humorous and sometimes tragic experiences. Through May 15 at the Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents Calypso Music in Postwar America: Photographs and Illustrations, a conference that explores the relationship between Caribbean music and Caribbean literature. Event includes photographs, sheet music, songbooks, record album covers and movie posters. Through June 5 at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5 adults; $2 children over 6. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historical-museum.org.
HUBBLE TELESCOPE IMAGES
In celebration of the Hubble Telescope's 15th anniversary, the Miami Museum of Science unveiled two 6-foot murals featuring images of the Whirlpool Galaxy and the Eagle Nebula captured in January. Miami Museum of Science, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 646-4200.
LASER LIGHT SHOW
The Miami Museum of Science Planetarium hosts First Fridays, a night of laser lights set to music from some of the greatest rock bands. All shows feature four-story media imagery, video projection and surround sound. The Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at 9 p.m. and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" at 10 p.m. Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. $6-$10. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.