Chopin Foundation of the United States hosts the 30th anniversary gala dinner celebration. The event also includes a cocktail reception and a piano concert. Nov. 10.
6 p.m. at The Surf Club, 9011 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. $150-$2,500. Details: (305) 868-0624.
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts presents Calypso @ Dirty Jim's. Nov. 10. 8 p.m. at Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $15-$65. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.carnivalcenter.org.
Florida Grand Opera presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's comedy opera "Cosí Fan Tutte." Nov. 17-Dec. 8. Various times at Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.carnivalcenter.org.
American Nicaraguan Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps the underprivileged in Nicaragua, hosts Essence of Nicaragua Gala. Proceeds benefit American Nicaraguan Foundation. Dec. 1. 7 p.m. at InterContinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $350. Details: (305) 374-3391 or www.aidnicaragua.org.
Miami Symphony Orchestra presents Gershwin Spectacular. Dec. 7. 8 p.m. at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Also Dec. 9. 8 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre, 541 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. $15-$60. Details: (305) 275-5666 or www.miamisymphony.org.
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual Holiday Gala.
The event honors the accomplishments of black professionals and businesses in South Florida and includes a cocktail reception, dinner and award ceremony. Dec. 7. 6 p.m. at Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami. $100-$1,250. Details: (305) 751-8648.