The third annual Special Olympics Miami-Dade County's Inspire Greatness Awards will honor those who have shown dedication, commitment and philanthropy to the Miami-Dade chapter of Special Olympics. The event is also a fundraiser for Special Olympics Miami-Dade County and includes a reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry. 6-9:30 p.m. at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $150-$25,000. Details: (305) 406-9467 or www.somdc.org.
The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual installation gala. The event includes a silent auction, food, and music. 7 p.m. at Grand Bay Miami, 2669 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. RSVP by June 7. Details: (305) 444-7270 .
British American Chamber of Commerce hosts Queens Birthday Garden Party. 7-11 p.m. Venue to be announced. $50-$65. Details: (954) 942-7330 or www.baccsouthflorida.org.
Culture in the City presents a lecture on the Big Bang theory. 7:30 p.m. at Arts & Minds Center, 3138 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove. $5-$10. Details: (305) 648-0899 or www.cultureinthecity.org.
The Miami-Dade County Academy of Hospitality & Tourism hosts its 17th annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year luncheon on a Carnival Cruise Lines trip. The luncheon will feature two new awards — Tourism Company of the Year and Mentor of the Year. 10:30 a.m. Meet at Port of Miami, 1015 North America Way, Miami. RSVP by June 1. $70-$600. Details: (305) 673-7400 or (305) 885-8127.
United Way of Miami-Dade's annual meeting and Volunteer Awards Program. 11:30 a.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. RSVP by June 8. $40. Details: (305) 646-7115.