The second day of ITEXPO East brings together leading members of the technology industries for three days to exchange and discuss the latest ideas and trends in the marketplace. In addition to countless workshops, the conference will host executives from Skype, Google and Verizon. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1900 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: www.tmcnet.com.
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 interviews. Each participant will receive a copy of their interview, and with permission, 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 Second Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (800) 850-4406 or www.storycorps.org.
Tropical Park brings to mind weekday picnics and Christmas festivities, but did you know it has its own equestrian center with two clay show rings, two grass courses and seating for 1,000? Check out the facility and watch magnificent Paso Finos strutting their stuff at the Florida Paso Fino Horse Show. 8 a.m. Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. Continues on Sunday. Details: (305) 226-8316 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/equestrian.asp.
Offering area residents a taste of what the Exhale mind body spa at EPIC Residences and Hotel has in store, the spa is hosting free Core Fusion classes leading up to its grand opening this month. Core Fusion combines core conditioning, Pilates, interval cardio training and other methods to work the body from the inside out for a tight, toned look and long, lean muscles. 10:30-11:30 a.m. EPIC Miami Hotel and Residences, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami. Details: email@example.com or www.exhalespa.com.
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 free. $7, children 6-11. $20, adults. Details: (954) 776-1642 or www.ren-fest.com.
Sixty four-legged artists and 40 two-legged performers gallop and dance through "Cavalia," a show created by Cirque du Soleil co-Founder Normand Latourelle. The show, performed in a special tent downtown, features choreographed and free-running horses performing unbelievable acrobatics, original live music and stunning special and lighting effects in a dreamlike setting. 8 p.m. Additional performances through the end of the month. Bicentennial Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $34-$180. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
FULL OF LAUGHS
The fifth annual, three-day South Beach Comedy Festival brings to town comedians like Gabriel Iglesias, Brian Regan and Mike Birbiglia. Ends Jan. 23. Various locations in Miami Beach. $25-$50. Details: (877) 598-8698 or www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com.
See firsthand what's new in the business-technology world, including demos of new services and products that aim to increase efficiency, savings and growth at a full-day event hosted by communications and network infrastructure firm IPComIT. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 371-8272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To commemorate Cuban hero and literary figure José Marti, 1,500 school children will parade to José Marti Park to read poetry and sing in celebration of his birthday. 9 a.m.-noon. José Marti Park, 362 SW Fourth St., Miami. Details: (305) 643-4200 or email@example.com or www.miamigov.com.
Fine wine, auctions, live music and food prepared by chefs at some of South Florida's most renowned restaurants will add to the ambience at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Miami Beach Garden Club's Fifth Annual Taste of the Garden. 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 27. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $50. Details: www.mbgarden.org.
In conjunction with the League of Paranormal Investigators, staff at Deering Estate, community members and others share ghostly stories that some say took place at local sites like Cauley Square, Lummus Park, Deering Estate at Cutler and Loxahatchee Nature Preserve. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.