Summer film benefit
Miami International Film Festival and Miami Dade College present the second Summer Fun Film Series. The first film screening of "Stardust," starring Michelle Pfeiffer, begins today (8/2) at 7:30 p.m. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," starring Matthew Broderick and Ben Stein, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday. And all "Harry Potter" films will be screened on Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. All films will be shown at Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. Limited seating. Free admission with a donation of school supplies for Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and Kids Hope United Coconut Grove Cares: The Barnyard Community Center.
Details: (305) 237-3456 or www.miamifilmfestival.com.
This month, Miami Beach Cinematheque celebrates the work of director and writer Werner Herzog with a monthlong screening of his films. The celebration begins with the showing of 1972 German film "Aguirre, The Wrath of God." The film stars Klaus Kinski, who plays the 16th century historical figure Lope de Aquirre in his brutal attempts to find El Dorado during the Spanish expedition. Friday. 8:30 p.m. at 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. In German with English subtitles.
Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Coral Gables Congregational Church presents pianist Leon Fleisher. Thursday (8/2). The classical concert features music by Bach, Stravinsky, Dina Koston and Leon Kirchner. 8 p.m. at 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. $25-$35.
Details: (305) 448-7421, Ext. 33 or communityartsprogram.org.
Free Sundays at Fairchild
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents free Sundays through Aug 26. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables.
Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
"Everything Will Be Different'
Mad Cat Theatre Company presents "Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy." Friday. Various times at The Light Box, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Cash or check only. $10-$25. The play continues through Aug. 25.
Details: (305) 576-6377 or www.madcattheatre.com.
Music, dance and fashion from the 1960s will be shown at "Shout! The Mod Musical." The play begins Wednesday and ends Aug. 12. Various times at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $32.
Details: (954) 462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com.
Florida Grand Opera hosts a discussion on the life and career of the late opera singer Beverly Sills. Ms. Sills died last month of lung cancer at 78. The celebrity soprano performed many roles on and off stage and was the general director of the New York City Opera. Tuesday. 6 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. RSVP required. $15-$18.
Details: (954) 525-3456 or www.fliff.com.