"WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAMů"
Seventy years after Orson Welles' "War of Worlds" radio program announced the arrival of aliens at a farm in New Jersey, the Miami Design Preservation League revives the fictitious invasion. Mr. Welles' fifty-five-minute skit, intended for Halloween, caused hysteria among his listeners. 8 p.m. Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.
IL GIARDINO DI VENEZIA
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer hosts its biannual "In The Garden Gala" to raise money for cancer research. During the garden-themed gala, the Caroline W. Halpern Award will be presented to Joan and David J. Sheiner for exceptional generosity through volunteerism in support of Sylvester. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $500. Details: (305) 243-9088.
AT THE COPA
The Young Patronesses of the Opera hosts their 53rd annual gala with a Copacabana theme. The evening will benefit organization's educational programs throughout the county as well as the Florida Grand Opera. 6:30 p.m. InterContinental Hotel Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. Details: www.ypo-miami.org.
BLACK AND WHITE WITH ORANGE
Educate Tomorrow hosts its fourth annual "Anything Goes Gala," benefiting youth who are aging out of the foster-system. Guests are encouraged to mix any off-beat orange accessory with their formalwear. All proceeds will go towards matching older children with educational mentors to help guide them along the road to independence. 7 p.m.-Midnight. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $150. Details: (305) 374-3751 or www.educatetomorrow.org.
CUT FOR THE CURE
South Miami stylists come together to donate their time and talents to help raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Attendees will have the chance to have their hair cut by top stylists and donate non-perishable foods for the Homestead Soup Kitchen. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dante Fascell Park, 8600 SW 57th Ave., South Miami. $20. Details: (786) 897-6677.
SCREENING AND TASTING
The Consulate General of Japan hosts a screening of the film "Udon" as well as a sampling of Japanese cuisine. The film follows a young boy and his friends as their column in a newsmagazine begins a nationwide craze for the wheat-based noodles. 6:30 p.m. University of Miami, 1214 Stanford Drive, Cosford Cinema, Coral Gables. Details: www.miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp.
The Bakehouse Art Complex will host its third annual benefit fundraiser featuring an art raffle, music, hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment. The money raised will go to the BAC to help maintain it as one of the most unique art facilities for artists in Miami and the Wynwood District. 7-11 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. $50. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bacfl.org