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.
INVASION OF THE HISTORIANS
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.
Florida International University presents a weather-related lecture on the physics of hurricanes followed by a SkyWatch at the observatory. University Park, Southwest 109th Ave., Tamiami. Free. Details: (305) 348-3964.
Eleventh annual Miami Wine and Food festival and charity event. Through March 18. Details: (305) 632-2512 or www.miamiwinefestival.org.
Friends of the University of Miami Libraries features Robin Bachin for a lecture on exploring urban history through modern information technology. 6 p.m. RSVP by March 9. Details: (305) 284-4026.
Over 50 racing teams compete in the Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat festival. Through March 19. Behind the Mandarin Oriental hotel, Brickell Key, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 633-0168.
Alper Jewish Community Center and the Robert Russell Theater host a benefit concert featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of the Shirelles. Bid on great items in the silent auction. Enjoy tasty desserts at reception. All proceeds benefit the center's Special Needs Program. $65-$150. Details: (305) 271-9000.
BOYS' TOWNS OF ITALY
The 61st anniversary of the Boys' Towns of Italy, an organization that funds the needs of children in Italy, is celebrated in a gran ballo. The event includes dinner and dancing and honors for the organization's Man of the Year, Cesare Sassi. 7 p.m. at Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood. RSVP by March 15. $200-$1,500. Details: (954) 785-7981.