The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts its International Business Leadership Award honoring the best of Miami's international business community. 11:30 a.m. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $65 members, $75 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 577-5429 or www.miamichamber.com.
CONFERENCE AND AWARDS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Americas Linkage Conference and the International Business Leadership Awards. The conference will allow businesses to share best practices in international business and provide the opportunity to meet Latin American and Caribbean businesses interested in doing business in Florida. The leadership awards will recognize outstanding companies and organizations in South Florida and abroad. 11:30 a.m. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $55 members, $65 others. Details: (305) 350-7700 or www.miamichamber.com.
BID FOR KIDS
The Dade County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Section host the sixth annual "Bid for Kids" gala benefiting the organizations' charitable programs. The evening will include live and silent auctions as well as Vegas-style casino games. 6:30-9:30 p.m. JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 371-2220.
FOR THE PETS
The Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue hosts a fundraiser benefiting the pets that have been abandoned or left in shelters due to the foreclosure crisis. 6:30-10 p.m. Tikki Beach Bar, 43rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. $50. Details: (305) 778-1247.
LOOKING AT CRISIS
Historian Wolfgang Schivelbusch and Florida International University Associate Professor Alex Lichtenstein discuss President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs while contrasting them with the economic models of Mussolini's Italy and Germany's Italy. 7 p.m. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10 nonmembers. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
The University of Miami's Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts "Latin America 2009: Economic, Business and Trade Forecast." The conference will feature discussion from local, national and international experts on US-Latin American relations. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. JW Marriott Hotel Miami, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $100. Details: (305) 284-9918 or www.miami.edu/chp
Arts at St. John's hosts a fashion show and bazaar featuring the works of various rade artisans from India, Ghana, Guatemala and other countries. 7-10 p.m. St. John's United Methodist Church, 4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 613-2325.
300 craft artists will display everything from handmade toys to quilts in the annual Harvest Festival. The event also includes live music, children's activities, historical reenactments and an antique car show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends Nov. 23. Fair Expo Center,10901 Coral Way, Sweetwater. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
The "Miracle on 136th Street" parade comes to South Florida for its fifth year benefiting Hands on Miami. The parade will be led by officials from across the county and feature marching bands from Palmetto, Homestead and Coral Reef High Schools. 4 p.m. 8888 SW 136th St., Howard. Details: www.handsonmiami.org.
The Baptist Hospital Ball celebrates its 30th anniversary with a nostalgic night titled "Royalty and Rock 'n Roll." The evening will feature two Baptist Hospital physician-led bands. Ziffer 6 will play covers of classic '70s and '80s rock-and-roll tunes while The Healers will entertain until midnight with Latin rock and fusion. 6:30 p.m. Doral Golf and Resort Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral. $500 per person, table sponsorship available. Details: (786) 596-8954 or www.baptisthealth.net.
The Vizcayans host the 52nd annual Vizcayan Ball benefiting the museum and gardens. This year's ball, the "Preservation Ball," will transport guests back to a memorable time when James Deering welcomed guests into his home. 7 p.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 856-4866 ext. 3.
FRUITS AND SUCH
The Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Society hosts a fruit tasting, plant exchange and guest speaker at its monthly meeting. 7:30 p.m. Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org.