Miami-Dade College hosts a lecture on the struggle of Haitian immigrants. 6:30 p.m. at Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Free: Details: (305) 237-3940.
MDC BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Miami Dade College commemorates Black History Month, featuring a month of events celebrating the diverse African culture. Ongoing. Various times and locations. Details: (305) 237-3366.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Historical Museum of Southern Florida celebrates Black History Month. Children and parents trace the passages made by Africans in the Diaspora on a floor-size map. Through Saturday. 1-3 p.m. at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-1492.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida features a collage of rare Caribbean manuscripts, books, maps, prints, and photographs from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries from University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries, one of the largest Caribbean collections in the world. Through June 4. Details: (305) 375-1657.
Congregation Bet Breira presents historian Paul Bernard Liptz of Tel Aviv University in Israel as its annual scholar in residence. Through Saturday. Various times at 9400 SW 87th Ave. Details: (305) 444-2181.
HEART AND STAR DINNER
The Wellness Community, a non-profit organization, hosts the fifth annual Heart and Star Dinner, honoring Evelyn Greer and Debra G. Strochak. 6:15 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. Business attire. $250-$5,000. Details: (305) 668-5900 or www.twcmiami.org.
FASHION AND COCKTAILS
Biltmore Hotel hosts What's Hip Wednesday, a weekly celebration of fashion and cocktails. Wednesdays. 6 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-1926.
Florida International University features Nancy Ruscheinski, president of Edelman Chicago, who will lecture on the changing world of public relations and discuss consumer trust, conversation marketing and citizen journalism with students. 6 p.m. at Biscayne Bay Campus, Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 919-4578.
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science hosts its South Florida Global Gathering. Program will highlight key problems facing the global community. Guest speakers include Weizmann Institute scientists, Sanjay Gupta of CNN and former White House press secretaries Dee Dee Myers and Marlin Fitzwater. Through March 5. Various times and locations. $25-$250. Details: (212) 895-7900 or www.weizmann-usa.org.
Local historians present their favorite images from the Wolfson Archive in a history-packed series called Invasion of the Historians. 6-8 p.m. at Miami-Dade Public Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details (305) 375-1505.
PEACE AND HARMONY
The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment hosts its Peace and Harmony: Music for a Better World auction, commemorating 10 years of service. Proceeds benefit the non-profit organization. 6 p.m. at Eleanor Segal Hall at Bet Shira Congregation, 7500 SW 120th St., Pinecrest. $150-$10,000 includes reception, dinner and concert. Details: (786) 662-5210.
C. Madeleine's Vintage Showroom hosts a fashion seminar to help customers master the ins and outs of vintage fashion, accessories, furniture and more. 7:30 p.m. at 13702 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3467.
BALL OF THE WILD
Ball of the Wild is the seventh annual fundraising gala benefiting education and conservation programs for the Zoological Society of Florida and Miami MetroZoo. 7 p.m.-midnight at Miami MetroZoo, 12400 SW 152nd St. $500 per person; tables $5,000-$25,000. RSVP required. Details: (305) 255-5551, Ext. 138, or www.ballofthewild.com.