Every Thursday evening, jazz musicians and vocalists will perform live classic, Latin and smooth jazz under the stars at The Setai. Specials on Taittinger Champagne by the glass and bottle, along with signature summer cocktails, will be offered. 7 p.m. The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 520-6400 or email@example.com or www.setai.com.
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.
Think you have a mean JELL-O giggle? Try out for a spot on an upcoming JELL-O commercial at a mobile recording studio as part of the Hello JELL-O "Give it a Giggle" Tour, stopping at 23 cities this summer across the US. Mr. Bill Cosby himself will choose the winner, who will be featured in a national TV spot. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. Free. Details: www.facebook.com/JELL-O.
Sample fenom, a new and modern absinthe, in this complimentary-tasting event. 5-8 p.m. Grove Liquors, 2991 SW 32nd Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 455-3403.
The Florida Inland Navigation District holds a community outreach honoring its board of commissioners. 6-8 p.m. Miami Rowing and Watersports Center, 3601 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key. Free. RSVP requested. Details: (561) 627-3386.
OUT IN DORAL
Doral Social Fridays, a special Friday trolley route, stops at select entertainment venues and restaurants. 8-11 p.m. Doral Park Country Club, 5001 NW 104th Ave., Doral. Free. Details: (305) 593-6725 ext. 7007 or www.cityofdoral.com.
Take a summer shopping spree in Coral Gables through Aug. 20 and snag retail discounts of up to 60% at participating stores and dining deals during Shop Coral Gables Week. Details: www.shopcoralgables.com.
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts a summer arts and crafts class. 10 a.m.-noon. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $10. Details: (305) 305-9141 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mbgarden.org.
The Miami Science Museum presents a session on aplysia, which are marine creatures, as part of its Senior Summer Science Series. Dr. Lynne Fieber will discuss her research on aplysia and her personal encounter with the creatures, which have a simplicity that make them good research subjects toward understanding the human brain. After the presentation, have breakfast and join museum staff for hands-on demonstrations and tours. 10:30 a.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $5. Details: (305) 646-4236 or email@example.com or www.miamisci.org.
Author, TV personality and chef of New York City's Devi Suvir Saran joins The Setai's kitchen staff in preparing a four-course Indian tasting menu. Part of The Setai's new Flavors of India theme night, offering the Indian tasting menu every Wednesday night. Three choices are offered per course, beginning with Cachumbar Pachadi — a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and yogurt — and a basket of Indian snacks and breads. Finish off the meal with petit fours and homemade Chai tea. 7-11 p.m. The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $60. Details: (305) 520-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.setai.com.
EVENING OF ART
Miami Art Museum throws an after-hours bash in conjunction with its New Work Miami 2010 exhibit. Features an experimental performance by Ana Mendez, a Talking Head Transmitters segment on contemporary dance and a chance to meet artists Kevin Arrow and Manny Prieres. 6-9 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5 members. $15 others. Details: www.miamiartmuseum.org.