FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Head out to Calle Ocho for this month's "Viernes Culturales." The event features outdoor musical performances, art exhibits along the sidewalk and restaurants offering up their latest creations. 6:30-11 p.m. Southwest Eighth Street between 13th and 17th avenues. Details: (305) 643-5500 or www.culturalfridays.org.
A TASTE OF INDIA
Local cooking teacher Ayesha D'Mello offers a cooking class during which students will learn recipes for classic Indian dishes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 9105 SW 115th Terrace, Kendall. $75. Details: (305) 254-0693 or www.ayeshaskitchen.com.
LandShark Stadium and the North Dade Regional Chamber host a morning meeting with state Sen. Frederica Wilson. 7:30-9 a.m. LandShark Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens. $25 nonmembers. Details: (305) 690-9123. CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts its annual "Independence Gala Dinner" celebrating Brazil's independence from Portugal. 7:30 p.m.-Midnight. Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. Details: www.brazilchamber.org.