CUBA'S ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FUTURE
The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy holds its 15th annual conference where more than 60 scholars on transition economies present papers focused on the economic and social situation in Cuba. A Saturday-morning session looks at relations between Cuba and Venezuela. Egor Gaydar, former prime minister of the Russian Federation and keynote speaker, shares his experiences with dissolving the Communist regime under President Boris Yeltsin and policy implications for transition in Cuba. Through Aug. 6 at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus, Chapman Conference Center, 245 NE Fourth St., Miami. $40 - $150. Details: www.ascecuba.org.
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.
END OF YOUTH CAMP CONCERT
As part of the Vote Miami Beach initiative, the City of Miami Beach hosts a celebration to encourage kids to talk to their parents about voting. Event features a performance by local break-dance and beat-box group Speedy Legs and voter registration for parents. 2-4 p.m. at North Shore Park and Youth Center, 7250 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: Dolores Mejia at (305) 673-7103, ext. 6834.
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 22nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 636-2350.
COIN AND COLLECTIBLES 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.
Women Achieving New Triumphs Every Day presents the final installment of the Summer Empowerment Luncheon Series - a discussion of relationships between men and women moderated by a panel of men and women. 1 p.m. at Kolanut CafÈ, 250 NE 183rd St., North Miami Beach. $20-$25. Details: RSVP to (786) 277-8689.
Tropical Park Equestrian Center hosts the South Florida Hunter and Jumper Horse Show. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., through Aug. 14 at 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. Details: (305) 554-7334.
Noon at Club Tropigala at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 461-1014.