Florida International University presents a lecture on Lost Tribes of Israel in Africa and Asia with Tudor Parfitt from University of London. 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 348-1000.
Culture in the City presents a discussion on Orishas: the energies of nature, planets and human beings. 7 p.m. at Women's Club of Coconut Grove, 2985 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. $5-$10 includes wine and cheese. Details: (305) 648-0899 or www.cultureinthecity.org.
North Miami Public Library presents Manatee Awareness Month. 4 p.m. at 835 NE 132nd St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 891-5535.
A discussion and presentation on disappearing landmarks in Sunny Isles Beach and Miami Beach. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Nov. 30. Free. Details: (305) 375-1621.
A discussion on business and cultural exchange between Shanghai and Miami. The event features Xing Tonghe, guest speaker and chief architect of Shanghai Xian Dai, an architectural firm. Free. 2 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre, 555 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2648 or email@example.com.
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce presents their 10th annual Holiday Party. The Chamber invites guests to bring an unwrapped gift to be distributed to Boys and Girls Clubs, the CHARLEE program, Homestead Senior Care, His House, and Merrick Educational Center. 5:30 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP by Dec. 4. $25-$30. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.