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Written by Miami Today on July 29, 2010
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.
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.
Students 13-19 are charged with searching for clues to solve a puzzle about Zoo Miami’s exhibit "Amazon & Beyond" at Museum Hunt Four. The 27-acre exhibit is home to more than 600 new animals, including six-foot river otters, jaguars, eagles and an anaconda. Event includes lunch from Pollo Tropical. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Zoo Miami, 12400 Southwest 152nd St., Richmond Heights. $5. Details: www.cultureshockmiami.com.
Feel fabulous for less this weekend at Rik RakSalon, Boutique and Bar’s SALEabration event. For shoppers, check out 50% to 70% off accessories, shoes and makeup or select hair products and Essie nail polishes at wholesale prices. Or if you’re looking for something more relaxing, sample 50% tropical drinks and snacks or treat yourself to a discounted manicure, pedicure or facial. The first 10 customers receive a free foot reflexology massage with a purchase of $100 or more. 11 am.-7 p.m. Ends July 31. Rik Rak Salon, Boutique & Bar, 1428 Brickell Ave., lobby level, Miami. Details: (305) 371-7324 or www.rikrak.com.
The ninth annual Miami Spice restaurant program kicks off with a first-of-its-kind event and fundraiser, with proceeds going to Share Our Strength and Madison’s Wish. Sample specialties from restaurants participating in Miami Spice, including Michy’s and Ocean Prime, for one price. 7-10 p.m. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $35. Details: www.ilovemiamispice.com.
Learn "What Genetics has Taught Us About Parkinson’s Disease" at this installment of the Miami Science Museum’s Senior Summer Science Series. Talk led by Dr. Jeffery Vance, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, followed by breakfast and hands-on demonstrations and tours with museum staff. 10:30 a.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $5. Details: (305) 646-4236 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamisci.org.
Choose from dark beers, brown ales, Belgian lights and pale lagers for a four-part beer flight, paired with "entrée teasers" like branzino, truffle-potato gnocchi and chorizo in wine during this special tasting event. 5-10 p.m. Angelique Euro Café, 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $29. Details: (305)529-9922 or www.angeliqueeurocafe.com.