MIAMI SPICE MONTH
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.
The Miami Beach Convention Center hosts a home-design and remodeling show including seminars with Hildi Santo TomĚs of "Trading Spaces" and "In a Fix" designers Evette Rios and Franzella Guido. The five-day event features more than 1,200 displays of international home-related products from 11 countries. 6-10:30 p.m. Sept. 2, noon-10:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4, noon-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6-10:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $1 children, $9 adults. Details: (305) 667-9299 or www.homeshowspecials.com.
ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY
The Miami Metrozoo presents "Zookeeper for a Day," a full day working alongside zookeepers as they care for animals, including lunch and a T-shirt souvenir. Participants can assist with feeding and exhibit maintenance. 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Miami Metrozoo, 12400 SW 152 St. Reservations required. $145. Details: Group Sales Department, (305) 251-0400.
BRUNCH ON THE BAY
The City of Miami and Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce host a tropical fruit brunch and jazz performance along Biscayne Bay. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Margaret Pace Park, 1775 N Bayshore Drive, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 642-1271.
The University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies hosts a lecture by Manuel Jorge Cutillas, Former Chairman of Bacardi Ltd., entitled "Making Money in America: The Cuban-American Experience." Mr. Cutillas addresses the successes and failures of running a major corporation. 7-9 p.m. at Casa Bacardi/Olga Saladrigas Hall, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $15, free for UM faculty, staff and students. Details: RSVP at (305) 284-2822.
Miami Children's Museum presents a luncheon with designer Rene Ruiz. Auction items are available for preview, and a $1,500 gift certificate for a creation by Mr. Ruiz will be raffled. $175 includes luncheon and admission to Oct. 8 gala. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rene Ruiz Couture, 262 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: RSVP, Nathan Kells, (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Disney Chef Anthony Scott teaches guests how to make his signature dish, Shrimp Scampi with Orange Harissa at Whole Foods Market locations as part of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kick-off. 7:30 p.m. at 21105 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. Details: (305) 933-1543.
HERITAGE HORSE SHOW
8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40th St. Free. Details: (305) 554-7334.
The Coconut Grove Gallery holds a fundraising event to benefit Teach For America, a national corps of college students that commit two years to teach in low-income rural and urban communities. The event features hors d' oeuvres, wine and a silent auction of artwork by Georges Monfils. 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, 2790 Bird Ave., Coconut Grove. $25. Details: Jane Henzerling at (305) 661-2993 or www.teachforamerica.org.
BOARDWALK FRIDAY FEST
The City of Hollywood hosts a Boardwalk Friday fest featuring live music and classic car cruise night. 7-10 p.m. along the boardwalk and Johnson Street. Free. Details (954) 924-2980.
NIGHT OF ROMANCE
The Summer Ballroom Cabaret series presents a night of romance with strolling violinists at the historic Deering Estate residence. Attendees may bring food and refreshments. 8 p.m. at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Cutler Bay. $15. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233.
Disney Chef Anthony Scott teaches guests how to make his signature dish, Shrimp Scampi with Orange Harissa at Whole Foods Market locations as part of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kick-off. 11 a.m. at 2000 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 565-5655.
Suited For Success holds its 10th anniversary gala. Proceeds benefit the organization's continuing efforts to offer training, health-care programs, clothing and job-interview skills to unemployed men and women in the South Florida area. The event features casino games, poker tables, entertainment, food and a silent auction. 7:30 p.m.-midnight at The Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave. $100. Details: (305) 444-1944 or www.suitedforsuccess.org.
AUCTION AND CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER
The Junior Orange Bowl Committee hosts a fundraiser for its upcoming International Youth Festival. 7 p.m. at Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N Greenway Drive. $75. "Island-casual" encouraged. Details: (305) 662-1210.
THE LIVING WORLD PROJECT
Marc Bamuthi Joseph presents a spoken word performance, "Word Becomes Flesh," a choreopoem documenting nine months of pregnancy from a young single father's perspective. 8:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College North Campus, William & Joan Lehman Theater, 11380 NW 27th Ave. $10-$15. Details: (305) 237-3010 or www.culture.mdc.edu.