To commemorate Cuban hero and literary figure José Marti, 1,500 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamigov.com.
WINE EVERY WEEK
Test your wine-and-cheese savvy at La Bottega Enoteca Sociale weekly wine tasting in Coconut Grove. A sampling of cheeses, breads and meats will accompany the wine selections. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Calamari, 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. $20. Details: (305) 444-3493 or email@example.com or www.coconutgrovechamber.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.
Miami Science Museum kicks off the 2010 round of "@MiaSci: Happy Hour with Substance," promising cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, art, music and more. This month's event is to include a special artistic reveal by eco-artist Xavier Cortada. 7-10 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $10-$15. Details: (305) 646-4248 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamisci.org.
DECO AND DESIGN
The Miami Design Preservation League and The Wolfsonian-FIU lead a two-hour Deco and Design Tour, which includes a walking tour of the Art Deco District and The Wolfsonian's collection. The tour is to focus on architecture and the exhibit "Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914-1939." 6 p.m. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10 members. $20 nonmembers. RSVP Required. Details: (305) 535-2644 or email@example.com or www.wolfsonian.org.
Pay a visit to the heart of Little Havana for this once-a-month cultural event, featuring live music, artwork and a free historic walking tour. 6-11 p.m. SW 8th St. between SW 13th and 17th Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 643-5500 or www.culturalfridays.org.
Watch area four-legged fur balls strutting their stuff at the Miami Dog Obedience Show. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ends Sunday. Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 226-8316 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/equestrian.asp.
The ArtSoBay Exhibit at Deering Estate opens with a free progressive evening of art, history and entertainment. Among the festivities: vignettes in the courtyard performed by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Miami Dade College Theatre Department and artist Xavier Cortada presenting his "Ancestral Journeys" genome project, a series of installations and performances using DNA to trace the ancestral journeys of Miami's residents. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: www.deeringestate.org.
HERE AND ABROAD
Shanghai resident and author Tess Johnston speaks about and shows images of "Art Deco in Shanghai" in conjunction with the "Art Deco in Shanghai and Miami Beach" photography exhibit by Deke Erh currently on display at the University of Miami's architecture school. The exhibit features 100 large-format framed color photographs of Art Deco architecture in Shanghai and Miami Beach. 6 p.m. Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, 1215 Dickinson Drive on the University of Miami's campus, Jewell Glasgow Lecture Hall, Coral Gables. Details: www.miami.edu.