Miami Design Preservation League presents the free lecture on Art Deco and modern architecture in South America with architect and international historic-preservation consultant Enrique Madia. 7 p.m. at the Art Deco Welcome Center Auditorium, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Details: RSVP at (305) 674-1736.
Miami Art Central presents a series of contemporary exhibitions with a living literature series featuring readings, discussions and conversations with South Florida authors including Richard Blanco, Michael Hettich, Maureen Seaton and Virgil Saurez. The new beats of music features Suenalo, a percussion session of lyrics, bass, dueling guitars and electro-funk music. 7:30 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Saturday at 5960 SW 57th Ave., South Miami. $3-$5. Details: (305) 445-3333 or www.miamiartcentral.org.
Broward Wishmakers hold their annual auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. 7:30 p.m. at Gryphon Nightclub at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood. Details: (888) 773-9474, ext. 312 or www.sfla.wish.org.
PUBLIC TALK ON SCIENCE FICTION
MIAMIntelligence and the Florida International University's Wolfsonian Museum present The Evolution of Science Fiction with Tim Sullivan, author and co-founder of the International Conference on the Fantastic Arts. 7 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5 members, $10 general public. Details: 535-2622 or www.wolfsonian.org.
CATCH FOR KIDS
Former heavyweight boxing champion Shannon Briggs hosts this celebrity fishing tournament to benefit Miami Children's Museum followed by a beach party. 12:30 p.m. at Bayside Seafood Hut, 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key. $75-$100 for party, $500 per boat includes post-tournament clambake. Details: (305) 724-6764.
KETEL ONE PARTY
10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Doraku, 1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-8383 or www.sushidoraku.com.
Students from the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center and Raices Hispanic Heritage Cultural Arts Center Summer Arts programs present artwork, dance, music and theater. 6 p.m. through Aug. 5 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami. $5. Details: (305) 638-6771.
SUMMER ARTS SHOWCASE
An evening of free performances in music, dance, theater, drumming and visual arts by local youth talent. 7:30 p.m. at Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22 Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 636-2350.
COIN AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW
The Gold Coast Coin Club holds its monthly show with free admission, appraisals and coffee. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the David Park Recreation Center, 108 N 33rd Court, Hollywood. Details: (954) 242-5561.