The Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida holds its premier fundraiser, The Twelve Good Men Awards luncheon. Honorees include Alexander P. Adams, senior vice president of Northern Trust Bank; James L. Ferraro, president of The Ferraro Law Firm; and Gene Kubicki, founding partner of Kubicki Draper. 11 a.m. reception and cocktails. Noon presentation and luncheon. Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $100-$1,000. Details: www.rmhcsouthflorida.org.
WINE AND FOOD
Chef Todd English, who has appeared on "Iron Chef" and is a three-time James Beard Award winner, headlines the Miami Wine and Food Festival benefiting Camillus House and United Way of Miami-Dade. Highlights of the three-day festival include a sampling session of fine wines from more than 60 international wineries, a fine wine live auction and a three-course interactive dinner with Chef English. Times vary. Ends April 24. Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, and the InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $75-$5,000. Details: www.miamiwinefestival.org.
Miami Dade College hosts its Alumni Hall of Fame Gala. 2010 inductees include Bernard Zyscovich, president and managing partner of Zyscovich Architects; Armando Jacomino, president of Burger King for the Latin American Region; and José Hevia, president and CEO of Flagler. 6 p.m. cocktail reception. 7 p.m. dinner and awards program. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $250-$50,000. Details: (305) 237-3240 or www.mdcalumni.com.
MUSICAL GONE LOCAL
Join the festivities at the kick-off party and fundraiser for "Miami Beach — the Musical," including a celebrity look-alike contest for Miami Beach stars. Includes food and drink, a Miami Beach trivia contest with author Seth Bramson and a silent auction of Miami Beach-themed items. 7 p.m. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. $30-$50. Details: (305) 613-2325 or www.artsatstjohns.com.
FOR YOUR GARDEN
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden holds a sale offering palms, flowering trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and other native plants grown in its nursery. Fairchild's staff will be on hand to offer shoppers assistance in choosing which plants to take home. Proceeds benefit the garden's programs. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ends April 25. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Drive, Coral Gables. $10-$20. Details: (305) 667-1651 ext. 3332 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Celebrate National Astronomy Day with a laser fest featuring music from The Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive/Echoes" and "Dark Side of the Moon." 9:30-11:30 p.m. April 24. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. $4 children. $8 adults. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
The University of Miami's Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts the fifth annual Latin America Conference addressing the global economic outlook and its impact on Latin America, US-Latin America relations under the Obama administration and more. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $125. Details: (305) 284-9918 or email@example.com or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Bass Museum hosts an exclusive "A Night at the Museum" opening event for its Egyptian Gallery, the only collection of mummies and sarcophagi in Florida. Purchase membership to the museum and get two tickets to this event, invitations to private previews, receptions and more. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $125 for two tickets and a one-year membership to the museum. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmueum.org.