BURYING THE HATCHET
The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts a panel discussion on "Tolerance in our Community: Bury the Hatchet or Have We?" Panelists include Patrick O'Neill of the Archdiocese of Miami and Rabbi Solomon Schiff, former executive vice president of the Greater Miami Rabbinical Association. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $6. Details: (305) 672-5044 ext.3175 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Hundreds of the nation's top show dogs and their handlers strut their stuff in hopes of obtaining the coveted "Best in Show" at the Greater Miami Dog Club Show. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St. Ends Dec. 6. $2 for children. $5 for adults. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamidogclub.org.
PARTY ON THE PLAZA
Miami Art Museum hosts its annual Art Basel party featuring hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and the unveiling of "Arab Woman, 2006" by Shepard Fairey. 8-11 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1704 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Miami Metrozoo brings some holiday cheer to South Florida with its annual "Wild Nights" event. Animal-shaped light sculptures will be scattered throughout the zoo and guests can enjoy hot chocolate and holiday songs as they see their favorite animals live. 7-9 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Ends Dec. 20. $6-$8. Details: (305) 251-0400 or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
Get a taste of Spain at a fundraiser for the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. In addition to enjoying Spanish cuisine prepared by chef Xavier Bonnafous, guests will also enjoy excerpts of dance performances from Spanish ballets. 6:30 p.m. 15939 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. $40. Details: www.artsballettheatre.org.
Join the members of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce for the chamber's fourth annual gala. 8 p.m. Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami. $150. Details: (305) 751-8648 or www.m-dcc.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Executive Re-Employment and Outplacement Task Force, which works to keep displaced executives in South Florida, hosts a breakfast networking event. 9:15-11:15 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Details: (305) 350-7700 or www.miamichamber.com.
NETWORK FOR A CAUSE
Meet other young professionals and donate toys for children at a networking event hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Helping Young Professionals Engage, HYPE, Committee. 5:30 p.m. Miami's Chop House, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $10 members, $20 others. Details: (305) 577-5444 or www.miamichamber.com.
SCREEN TO STAGE
Comedian and actor Billy Crystal brings his award-winning play "700 Sundays" to Miami as part of his six-city tour. The two-act play, in which Billy plays numerous characters that have influenced who he is today, is an autobiographical journey dealing with his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, adulthood and coping with fate, love and loss. 8 p.m. Dec. 9-12. 3 p.m. Dec. 13. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
A JOURNEY OF TASTE
Join chef Jonathan Eismann on a culinary journey that will raise funds to support the James Beard Foundation's mission that offers scholarships to culinary students. The four-course meal will begin at Mr. Eismann's Pacific Time restaurant and move to his three other restaurants for each of the remaining three courses. 7 p.m. Pacific Time, 35 NE 40th St., Miami. $85. Details: (305) 722-7369 or www.jamesbeard.org.