Poet and Miami Dade College professor Ricardo Pau-Llosa reads from his series of poems "Man" and works inspired by paintings and sculptures. 7 p.m. Cremata Gallery, 1646 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: email@example.com or www.crematagallery.com.
Work with a professional designer on basic techniques for lighting, space arrangement and choosing colors and fabrics at a four-week interior design course. Bring photos of a space in your home to recreate. 7-8:30 p.m. June 8-29. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $160. Details: www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Book three nights at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel this summer and get a fourth night free, plus $100 in food and beverage credits. Must be booked by July 14 for use by Sept. 30. Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Prices vary. Details: (877) 563-9762 or www.loewshotels.com.
Sushi Maki launches a new drink menu in conjunction with its summer Seven Days of Sake Happy Hour, including hard-to-find Japanese beers, organic wines and handcrafted sake cocktails. Happy-hour specials include half-off all sake cocktails, a bottled sake selection at half the menu price and $5 signature sushi rolls and savory bites. 4-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 4-11 p.m. Sunday-Monday. All Sushi Maki locations, except Miami International Airport. Details: www.sushimaki.com.
Learn the story of Floridian Jews who have served in the military, often a direct route to cultural assimilation, in the "Florida Jews in the Military" exhibit. See photos, artifacts, medals and documents depicting the history of Floridian Jews in the military, who have fought in every conflict from the Seminole Wars through present day. Ends Sept. 12. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
African American or Haitian actors are invited to auditions for the roles of Hamlet, Claudius and the Spirit of Hamlet's father for a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at Florida International University, integrating film and live theater. Hamlet should be 18-20 years old and the other two characters should be in their 40s. Prepare a one-minute monologue using material from the play. Details: (305) 348-3358.
Red Bull Flugtag, which "challenges teams of everyday people to build homemade, human-powered flying machines and pilot them off a 30-foot deck," comes to Miami. Watch for those that take off and others that take a prompt nosedive. Gates open at 10 a.m. First flight at noon. Bayfront Park, Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: www.redbullflugtagusa.com.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden holds its 18th annual International Mango Festival, featuring a marketplace of mango products, cooking demonstration and a new-this-year feature: a Mango Culinary Conference. Mango experts, chefs and other culinary professionals from around the globe are to meet, discussing different uses of mango in dishes, its flavors and pairing options. Public welcome. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $10-20. Discounted admission if you ride your bike to the festival and use the bike valet. Details: www.fairchildgarden.org.
South Miami Hospital's Behavioral and Collaborative Medicine Program offers a program for dads with children one or younger. Classes are free and include pizza. Held on the second Tuesday of each month. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Victor E. Clarke Education Center at South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73rd St., South Miami. Free. Details: (786) 662-8106.
ALL ABOUT ORCHIDS
The Gold Coast Orchid Society hosts two events: a talk by Ruben Sauleda of Ruben in Orchids on "The Best Encyclia Hybrids" and an "orchids for beginners" class led by Salvatore Vinciguerra. 7:30 p.m. beginners class. 8 p.m. hybrids talk. Senator Gwen Margolis Community Center, 1590 NE 123rd St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 681-0883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance Française celebrates a traditional Bastille Day, including food and drinks and performances of French songs by Tangi Colombel and Farida. 6:30 p.m. Alliance Française, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
"COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS"
The YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade holds a fashion affair and networker as part of its Cocktails & Conversations series. Talk summer trends and get 20% off items purchased on site. 6-9 p.m. Stella Boutique, 1800 Biscayne Blvd., suite 104, Miami. Members free. Nonmembers $25. Details: (305) 377-9922 ext. 203 or email@example.com or www.ywca-miami.org.
Learn about protecting yourself from the sun, including how to purchase the right sunscreen and whether your sunglasses provide 100% UV ray protection. 6 p.m. Florida Blue Center at The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St., Pinecrest. Free. Pre-registration suggested. Details: (877) 352-5830 or www.floridablue.com.
Kitchen 305 at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort serves up all-you-can-eat lobster every Wednesday for $35. Includes a bowl of New England Clam Chowder, Wedge Salad with smoked bacon, fresh bread and choice of two sides. Kitchen 305 at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. $35 plus tax and gratuity. Details: (305) 749-2110 or www.kitchen305.newportbeachsideresort.com.