Alan Sokol, historian and archivist for the City of North Miami Beach, gives a lecture on the Seminole Wars. Snacks and drinks will be sold. 7:30 p.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. Parking $5. Reservations required. Details: (305) 945-3425 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures/nature'greynolds.asp.
<6p>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. Ends Feb. 14. Bicentennial Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $34-$180. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
FOR THE KIDS
Voices for Children Foundation, which aims to help abused, abandoned and neglected children in Miami-Dade County, holds its "Be a Voice Feel the Magic Gala." The night is to include dinner, dancing, a silent auction and performers from Cirque Du Soleil. 7:30 p.m. Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell Key. Tickets begin at $500. Details: (305) 324-5678 ext. 18 or www.voices4.org.
New World Symphony hosts a benefit themed "Great Loves of the Silver Screen" featuring a full orchestral concert with projected excerpts from classic films and a golden-era red carpet party with classic cocktails and food. Academy Award-winning director David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada," "Marley and Me") is to be master of ceremonies. All proceeds go toward the symphony's fellowships. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St., Miami. $750. Details: (305) 428-6733 or www.nws.edu.
Looking for a unique gift or experience for Valentine's Day? Miami-Dade Animal Services is hosting its "Open Your Heart and Your Home" adoption event. Refreshments will be served along with a free photo for attendees with their new pets. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Miami-Dade Animal Services, 7401 NW 74th St., Medley. Details: www.miamidade.gov/animals.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Zen Village holistic wellness institute in Coconut Grove. Festivities include live music, traditional Chinese food, a children's lantern festival and dancing. 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Zen Village, 3750 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. $25. Details: (305) 567-0165 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.zenvillage.com.
The Coral Gables Museum hosts its first Presidents' Day Golf Tournament. The day's events include breakfast, a round of golf and an awards luncheon and cocktails at the Biltmore. Proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Museum, which is to open this year. 7 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. . $200 for individuals. $750 for teams of four. Details: (305) 910-3996 or email@example.com or www.coralgablesmuseum.org/golf.php.
POEMS FOR LOVE
Dress up in your red-and-white Valentine's Day getup or as your favorite poet for crepes, wine and poetry at the CrepeMaker Café's Poetry Buffet event. Barbra Nightingale, who has published more than 200 poems, will read some of her work, followed by a shared poetry session where attendees can read their own poems dedicated to "Eros — Love Lost and Found." Also available is a $16 fixed-price menu with an entrée crepe, chips, a beverage, dessert and wine. 7-9 p.m. CrepeMaker Café, 76 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 648-3291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOT AT STARDOM
Looking for your big break? Progressive Insurance is holding tryouts in Miami for one lucky winner to appear alongside its signature insurance expert Flo — the woman with brown, flipped-up hair and bright red lipstick — in its national ad campaign. Entrants will be judged on a variety of criteria, including camera presence, originality and overall appeal. The top three semifinalists will then be whittled down via popular vote on www.helpflo.com. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Ends Feb. 19. Miami Design Preservation League, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Details: www.helpflo.com.