Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents the 15th annual Miami International Map Fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends Sunday. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free children younger than six and members; $2-$10 others. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org. MARDI GRAS Hundreds of pounds of beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras 2008. This is downtown Homestead's second event that includes live music from Key West bands, crawfish boil, New Orleans cuisine, face painting and a Mardi Gras parade at 6 p.m. Event begins at 2 p.m. and ends at midnight. Proceeds from food sales benefit Habitat for Humanity. Free. Details: (305) 242-4814 or www.homesteadmardigras.org.
The American Institute of Polish Culture Inc. in Miami presents the 36th annual International Polonaise Ball. 7 p.m. Surf Club, 9011 Collins Ave., Surfside. White- or black-tie. RSVP required. Details: (954) 980-8945.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents a lecture on "Paste & Politics: Myths About Copyright Use/Abuse." 7 p.m. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. Free members and students; $10 others. Details: (305) 535-2644.
34th annual Coldwell Banker Miami Beach Festival of the Arts. At the Ocean Terrace, East of Collins Avenue between 73rd and 75th streets. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends Feb. 10. Free. Details: miamibeachfl.gov. AWARD BREAKFAST
Museum of Contemporary Art presents its fifth annual fundraiser: POP 8½ La Dolce Vita. The event includes food, music and silent auction. 8 p.m. 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $150-$175. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.