The Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami is one of the world's largest boating exhibitions. The five-day event will bring together thousands of the year's newest powerboats, engines, sailboats, electronics and marine accessories from more than 2,200 exhibitors. Ends Feb. 16. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Two-day pass $30. Details: (954) 441-3220 or www.miamiboatshow.com.
GONE TO THE GROVE
A South Florida tradition continues as the 46th Coconut Grove Arts Festival showcases the works of 336 artists from 36 states and three countries. The festival also comes with an expanded culinary pavilion featuring presentations and tastings with award-winning chefs. Finally, the Coconut Grove Bank Kids' Creative Corner will give youngsters the chance to create their own masterpieces as parents enjoy others'. Ends Feb. 14. Along South Bayshore Drive surrounding Myers Park, Coconut Grove. $7 per person per day, free for children under 12. Details: (305) 447-0401 or www.coconutgroveartsfest.com.
VOICES FOR CHILDREN
Voices For Children Foundation, the fundraising arm of the 11th Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program, will hosts its annual Be A Voice Gala. Following a different theme every year, this year's gala will commemorate the organization's 25th anniversary of child advocacy and support while also celebrating Valentine's Day. 7:30 p.m. Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami. $500. Details: (305) 324-5678 or www.voices4.org.
NEW WORLD GALA
The New World Symphony kicks off its 21st year with a Valentine's Day-themed gala. Proceeds from the gala will help the symphony's full time-orchestral academy continue fostering the careers of young musicians. Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 673-3330 ext. 264 or www.nws.org.
FIND A FRIEND
Open your heart and your home during this pet-adoption event sponsored by Miami-Dade Animal Services. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 7401 NW 74th St., Hialeah. Details: www.miamidade.gov/animals.
Florida International University hosts Daily Show Executive Producer Adam Chodikoff during its Hearst Lecture Series. He will take attendees through his years as a self-proclaimed "quasi-journalist," discuss his passion for news and revel in the fun he's had doing it. 10 a.m. Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., Mary Ann Wolfe Theater, North Miami Beach. Details: email@example.com.
The University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University host Tropical Nights benefiting the Center for Autism and Related Diseases. The night will feature sumptuous hors d'oeuvres from Fratelli Lyon Driade's kitchen in addition to the unveiling of a painting artist Xavier Cortada created for the center. 7 p.m. Fratelli Lyon Driade, 4141 NE 2nd Ave., Design District. Details: (305) 284-9126 or www.cardtropicalnights.org.
The South Beach Food & Wine Festival returns to Miami with four days of palate-pleasing delights. The festival will bring together the Food Network's top personalities including Guy Fieri, Emeril Lagasse, Rachel Ray and others and will include wine-pairing classes, food-tasting sessions and cooking demonstrations by the world's most famous chefs. Ends Feb. 22. Various locations throughout Miami Beach. Details: (877) 762-3933 or www.sobefest.com.