HISTORY IS MADE
StoryCorps Historias, a project aiming to record the experiences of Latin Americans throughout country, makes a stop in Miami.. Two mobile booths outfitted with professional recording equipment will be on site to record 40-minute long interviews. Each participant will receive a copy of their interview, and if permission is granted, their interview will be archived and preserved at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC for future generations to hear. Participants should bring a friend, family member or other acquaintance to conduct the interview with. Ends Jan. 30. Mobile booths at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (800) 850-4406 or www.storycorps.org.
The ins and outs of historic preservation will be discussed by an expert panel, including preservation tax incentives, the green preservation movement and the importance of historic preservation. Panelists include Rocco Ceo, a professor with the University of Miami School of Architecture and Simone Chin, historic preservation administrator for the City of Coral Gables. 7 p.m. Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, commission chambers, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 910-3996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gather up your friends for a road rally with a dose of South Florida history through the rural Redlands. A yearly tradition local Robert Burr has created his "Rob's Redland Riot Road Rallye" as a family friendly way to explore Miami-Dade's wild side. Stops on the map provided for a $5 registration fee include a visit to the historic Cauley Square shops, Burr's Berry Farm and Schnebly Redlands Winery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cauley Square, 22400 Old Dixie Highway, Cutler Ridge. Miami. Details: www.redlandriot.com/Rallye.html.
<6p>After five years, the Florida Renaissance Festival returns to Miami in celebration of Juan Ponce de Leon's 1513 discovery of Key Biscayne. The 16th century production is to feature more than 100 costumed performers on 12 stages with entertainment throughout the day. During family-themed weekends, guests will enjoy jousting tournaments three times a day, hearty food, human-powered rides and games for children. 10 a.m.-sunset. Weekends through Jan. 24. Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Key Drive, Virginia Key. Children under five are free. $7 for children 6-11. $20 for adults. Details: (954) 776-1642 or www.ren-fest.com.
Chef Emeril Lagasse, known for his crowd-wooing antics, whips up culinary creations live using signature South Florida ingredients as part of the Arsht Center's Celebrity Chef Series. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$200. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
MADE IN DADE
Looking to go green but don't know where to start? Support local businesses while picking up fresh-from-the-ground produce at the "Made in Miami-Dade" Farmers' Market. 8 a.m.- noon. Wild Lime Park, 14751 Hammocks Blvd., the Hammocks. Details: (305) 552-1155 or www.miamidade.gov.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden presents a lecture on "Healthy Eating and Nutritional Benefits of Herbs," part of a series of five workshops on herb culture from herbal medicine to aromatherapy. Topics to be discussed include how to use healthy herbs to aid digestion, boost metabolism and restore a natural balance to your digestive system. 6:30-8 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $25. Details: (305) 673-7256 ext. 201 or www.mbgarden.org.