New Acropolis Cultural Association presents an interactive lecture on Japanese tea ceremony. 7:30 p.m. at 320 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $5-$7. Details: (305) 461-5758 or www.newacropolis.org.
The Coast Guard Barque Eagle is expected to arrive on Friday with free weekend tours. 1-5p.m. Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Bicentennial Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
The Caribbean Music Festival and Needy Kids of Jamaica/U.S.A. present their Grand Independence Ball. The fundraising event includes dinner and entertainment. Some proceeds go to needy children in Jamaica and the US. 8 p.m.-4 a.m. at Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $85. Details: (954) 432-6243.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Gold Coast Railroad Museum grants free admission to the museum every Wednesday until the end of this year. Various times at 12450 SW 152nd St., Miami. Details: (305) 253-0063 or goldcoast-railroad.org.
Culture in the City presents a lecture on health care issues and court cases. 7:30 p.m. at Abanico Theater, Arts and Mind Center, 3138 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove. Free students; $5-$10 others. Details: (305) 648-0899 or www.cultureinthecity.org.
A business networking and charity event to benefit Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that helps those with intellectual disabilities. 6 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 374-2233.