The Jackie Gleason Theater hosts a networking event featuring a preview of the 2005-06 arts season, live dance performances, food and drinks. 5-8 p.m. at the theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (786) 276-2611.
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.
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 kickoff. 7:30 p.m. at 21105 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. Details: (305) 933-1543.
The Hispanic Police Officers Association holds the second annual Make A Dream Come True golf tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shotgun start. Sept. 9 at Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral. $200 to $2,800. Details: Richard Mestre, (305) 477-1112 or www.sfla.wish.org.
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 who 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.
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 poem 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.
UNIVERSITY WOMEN RECEPTION
The American Association of University Women's Miami Branch holds its presidents' reception featuring Daniella Levine, executive director of the Human Services Coalition, on the topic Women-Builders of Community and Justice. 2 p.m. at Women's Park Historical Gallery, 10251 Flagler St. Details: Emily England (305) 385-4435.
ISRAEL BONDS LUNCHEON
Israel Bonds of Greater Dade and Broward Counties Women's Division presents a luncheon event featuring guest speaker Dr. Rachel Adatto-Levy and complimentary cosmetic makeovers by Mitch Ely, Estee Lauder. 11:30 a.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. $500. Details: Sara Levy, (305) 895-4700.
YOUNG FOUNDERS PARTY
Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation hosts a bowling party for their Young Founders. 7 p.m. at Lucky Strike, 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. Details: Dena Willman (305) 674-2777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SHOWING SPACE
Local directors and producers present short films, audiovisual works and anything related to the multimedia arts, followed by feedback sessions with the audience. 8:30-11 p.m. at Miami Globo Theater, 1036 SW 8th St., Miami. Details: (305) 856-2223.
DEWEY KNIGHT BREAKFAST
Florida International University's College of Health and Urban Affairs hosts a breakfast on Overtown revitalization, with Mayor Manny Diaz; Dorothy Fields, founder of the Black Archives of South Florida; and Audra Wallace, president of Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust. Dewey Knight Jr. awards the Dewey Knight Scholarship recipients. 8-9:30 a.m. at The Miami City Club, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., 55th floor, Miami. Details: (305) 349-1251.
HURRICANE RELIEF DINNER
Chef Carmen Gonzalez offers a preview of the menu she designed for the James Beard House dinner. A percentage of the proceeds benefits the American Red Cross' Hurricane Disaster Fund. Menu items include Kobe Beef Ropa Vieja and rum and Coke floats. 7 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner at Carmen the Restaurant, David William Hotel, 700 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables. $75 includes wine pairings. Details: RSVP at (305) 913-1944.
The Broward County Business Expo features an international trade show with 325 exhibitors and a job fair. 4-9 p.m. at The Office Depot Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. $10. Details: (954) 565-5750 or www.browardcountyexpo.com.
COLLOQUIUM IN SECULAR ETHICS
The College of Art and Sciences' Department of Philosophy at the University of Miami presents the first annual Appignani Colloquium in Secular Ethics, with guest speakers Paul Nelson, Discovery Institute and Biola University, and Michael Ruse, Florida State University, on the topic "Design by Evolution or Evolution by Design." 7 p.m. at UM Whitten Learning Center, 5150 Brunson Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-4757 or www.Miami.edu/phi.
Kendall Regional Medical Center presents a free seminar on prostate cancer. Radiation oncologist Maringeli Friger and urologist Francisco Carpio discuss risk factors, symptoms and early detection. 6 p.m. with Spanish-language session at 7:30 p.m. in the hospital's third-floor auditorium, 11750 Bird Rd., Kendall. Details: (305) 222-2200.
Phil Peterson's Key West Poker Run starts in Miami and finishes in Key West. Participants draw cards at designated locations and the best hand wins. Proceeds to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Registration at Harley-Davidson of Miami 19400 NW 2nd Ave. and Harley-Davidson South, 17631 S Dixie Hwy., Perrine. Through Sept. 18. $10. Details: (954) 964-4040.
URBAN DEVELOPMENT BREAKFAST
The Urban Land Institute's Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council presents a breakfast program titled Florida's New Growth Management Legislation: What it Means to You. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $20-$45. Details: (954) 783-9504 or www.seflorida.uil.org.
The annual Hollywood Beach Clambake features fresh seafood, an art exhibition, kids' play zones and performances by Toots and the Maytals and Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton. Through Sept 18 at the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, Johnson to Michigan streets. Details: (954) 926-3377 or www.hollywoodbeachclambake.com.
The Miami-Dade County Division of the American Heart Association hosts the annual heart walk. 8 a.m. at Peacock Park, McFarlane Rd. and S Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 856-1449.