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 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.
RED CROSS BALL
Founded in 1982, The American Red Cross Ball is in its 27th year of helping fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross by providing relief to disaster victims and to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. This year's guests will have the chance to win a 2009 Mercedes, a 14-night European cruise or a Neiman Marcus shopping spree. 7 p.m. Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne. $100. Details: (305) 644-1200 or www.miamiredcross.org.
ART, WINE AND FOOD
The Wolfsonian-FIU's annual fundraiser brings together the best in food and wine to celebrate its exhibition "Mouton Rothschild: Paintings for the Labels." The evenings will feature auctions of Ch‚teau Mouton Rothschild wines and will be catered by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. Finally, Baroness De Rothschild will lead a tour of the exhibition which features wine labels created by such artists as Picasso, Dali, Chagall and Mirů. Feb. 21 and 22. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $600. Details: (305) 535-2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOWING OFF CLASSICS
Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation hosts the fourth annual "Classics at the Bay" car and motorcycle show. Patrons will have mingle with classic car owners, take photos and learn about each car in addition to enjoying such activities as bounce houses, face painting and flamenco dancing. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Homestead Bayfront Park, 9698 SW 328th St., Homestead. $5. Details: (305) 230-3033.