Historical exhibit "Natural Disasters of the Caribbean 1495-2010" features prints, photographs and images illustrating natural disasters, including 1690 and 1907 Jamaica earthquakes and 1926 Bahamas and Cuba hurricanes. Ends Aug. 29. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historymiami.org.
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.
"FOUR FREEDOMS" INTERPRETED
The Wolfsonian's Art Director Tim Hossler leads a presentation and discussion of Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" project, paintings that were originally printed in the Saturday Evening Post in 1943 and later used by the government to advertise a war bond drive. Two-for-one beer and wine at the museum's Dynamo Café 6-9 p.m. Talk 7 p.m. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 535-2649 or email@example.com.
Learn how to cook in Chef Cindy Hutson's "Cuisine of the Sun" style at this interactive class. Attendees will be work in groups of six with a chef. Courses will be paired with wine or champagne. 11:30 a.m. Ortanique on the Mile, 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $90. Details: (305) 446-7710 or www.cindyhutsoncuisine.com.
IT'S A DEAL
Show your business card and drinks are buy one, get one free every Monday night at D. Rodriguez Cuba at the Astor Hotel in Miami Beach. Includes complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres. Astor Hotel, 956 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-3763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meat Market presents a four-course wine dinner with parings from locally based Sunbox Eleven Winery. Dishes include coconut caviar with griddle corn cake and hazelnut pesto, smoked, pan-seared jumbo scallops and dry-aged New York strip with morel-mushroom and plum-parsnip hash. 7 p.m. Meat Market, 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $95. Details: (305) 532-0088 or www.meatmarketmiami.com.
Sample cuisine prepared by more than 40 celebrated chefs at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Miami, chaired by Allen Susser of Chef Allen's. Additional draws include live music, fine wines and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength, which works to end childhood hunger. 7 p.m. Fairmont Turnberry Isle, 19999 W Country Club Drive, Aventura. $95. general admission. $195 VIP tickets. Details: (877) 268-2783 or www.strengthflorida.org.