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Written by Miami Today on September 9, 2010
Miami Science Museum offers free admission weekdays in September. Must have proof of address in Miami-Dade County. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends Sept. 30. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org/blog.
Alliance Française de Miami holds a happy hour with music by Vincent Raffard and his band. Sweet and savory crepes will be served. Cash bar. 6 p.m. Alliance Française, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
Learn to cook Moroccan dishes with award-winning chef Clay Conley of Azul at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The interactive cooking class culminates in a three-course lunch with wine pairings by sommelier Cynthia Betancourt. Includes a certificate of completion and signature Azul apron. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell Key. $175. Details: (305) 913-8358 or www.mandarinoriental.com.
Bring your library card, a library book or a new to gently used book to donate and get in free to The Barnacle Historic State Park as part of the fourth annual Barnacle, Books, Birds & Boats event. Games, prizes and a ranger book reading will all be part of the fun. 11-3 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.thebarnacle.org.
New to the Brickell area, an open-air market with fresh, natural and local products is now held every Sunday. Offerings include local arts and crafts, fresh flowers, baked goods, mushrooms, cheeses, honey and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mary Brickell Village, 900 block of South Miami Avenue, Miami. Details: (305) 531-0038 or www.marybrickellvillage.com.
Every Monday, the Mayfair Hotel & Spa pays homage to the 1960s with its Mad Men Mondays happy hour and special prix-fixe menu. Enjoy Tom Collins, classic martinis, Harvey Wallbangers and other ’60s drinks during happy hour, all $3.50. Staying for dinner? The three-course $20.99 prix-fixe menu (not including tax and tip) features filet mignon au jus, grilled salmon in yellow-pepper vinaigrette and caramel cheesecake. 5:30-7:30 p.m. happy hour. Lobby bar at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 445-8177 or www.mayfairhotelandspa.com.
Playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith presents "The Changing Landscape of Doctor-Patient Relationships," a performance and lecture in one. Ms. Smith has been celebrated as "the most exciting individual in American theatre" by Newsweek and has a recurring role on Showtime series "Nurse Jackie," in addition to holding appointments at Stanford University and Yale School of Medicine. 7 p.m. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-1580 or www.humanities.miami.edu.
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a live mariachi band, holiday menu offerings and a special outdoor bar at Midtown Miami. Special offerings include cochinita tacos, made with achiote-marinated pork belly, sour oranges and pickled onions, and chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish with stuffed poblano, pork, beef, dried fruit, spices, walnut sauces and pomegranate seeds. 5 p.m. festivities begin. Live music 9-11 p.m. Mercadito Midtown, 3252 NE First Ave., Miami. Reservations suggested. Details: (786) 369-0430 or www.mercaditorestaurants.com.