WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY
In observance of the 85th anniversary of women's suffrage, the Bill Cosford Cinema at University of Miami screens "Sisters of '77," a documentary about the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston. 6:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 7:30 p.m. screening at the Cinema, UM, Memorial Classroom Building, 2nd Floor, 1380 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $10-$15. Details: (305) 284-0118 or www.womensfundmiami.org.
REAL ESTATE SEMINAR
The German American Business Chamber hosts the first seminar in its series on the real estate explosion in downtown Miami. Ron Shuffield, president of Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors, and Michael Lewis, editor and publisher of Miami Today, address the market's direction and whether it has reached its peak. 5:30-8 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $50. Details: (305) 371-4282 or www.gabcfl.org.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION DAY
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden holds sessions and orientation tours for individuals interested in volunteering at the garden. Volunteers serve as garden hosts on weekends and nights, children's guides, walking tour guides, gardeners and office assistants. 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 at Garden House at Fairchild, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Details: Sandy at (305) 667-1651, ext. 3324, or www.fairchildgarden.org.
HISPANIC ENTREPRENEUR SEARCH
Ford Motors is searching for the top Hispanic entrepreneur through an online business contest titled "El Visionario." Contestants compete in a series of single-round eliminations answering questions about their business and future strategies for success. Entry is restricted to Hispanic small-business owners with at least 51% ownership and 500 or fewer employees. Registration deadline is Sept. 2. The five finalists are announced the week of Oct. 10 at a symposium in Miami. Details: www.ford.com/go/minegocio.
MIAMI SPICE MONTH
In August and September, more than 50 local restaurants offer three-course price-fixed menus for lunch and dinner. Participating restaurants include Azul, Norman's, Sugo, Tuscan Steak, A Fish Called Avalon and Chef Allen's. $20.05 lunch, $30.05 dinner. Details: www.miamirestaurantmonth.com.
ART OF WAR LECTURE
Florida International University's Wolfsonian Museum and MIAMIntelligence present a lecture on traditional art of war theories and Japanese business values with Steven Heine, director of the university's Institute for Asian Studies. 7 p.m. at the museum, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5 members; $10 general public. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.miamintelligence.org.
Britto Central hosts a fundraiser for Regis House featuring caipirinhas, a traditional Brazilian cocktail, hors d'oeurves and music. 7:30-10 p.m. at the gallery, 818 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $25. Details: (305) 642-9664 or www.regishouse.org.
Historian Rebecca Friedman recounts the life of Joseph Stalin and his role in the demise of Hitler's armies during World War II. 7:30 p.m. at MIAMIntelligence Cultural Center, 2000 S Dixie Hgwy., Miami. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.org.