In honor of World Philosophy Day, the New Acropolis Cultural Association hosts the First Annual Plato Reading Day. Includes discussions of ideas championed by Plato such as muses and the arts, platonic love and the immortality of the soul. 8:30 p.m. New Acropolis Cultural Association, 3837 SW Eighth St., Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.newacropolismiami.org.
Cheers to this: Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa is offering a daily Rioja Happy Hour, featuring a $5 appetizer special and $5 glass of Rioja wine. 5-6 p.m. Ends Nov. 21. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 514-7000 or www.canyonranchmiamibeach.com.
REFUGE IN THE CATSKILLS
The Jewish Museum of Florida presents "Last Days of the Four Seasons: A Photo-documentary by Rick Nahmias." The collection of large-format photographs tells the story of a group of Eastern European Holocaust survivors who bought 44 acres in New York's Catskill Mountains, creating The Four Seasons Lodge. Ends Jan. 2. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $6-$12. Free Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Get personalized advice and one-on-one fitness tips at a "Fitness Check-Up" event hosted by Miami Florida Blue Center. 9:30 a.m. Florida Blue Center at The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St., Kendall. Free. Details: (877) 352-5830 or www.floridablue.com.
Walk or run the Fourth Annual Waterford 5K in the Blue Lagoon area. Benefits the Miami-Dade chapter of Autism Speaks. 6:45 p.m. Blue Lagoon Office Park, 6100 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami. $30-$40. Details: (305) 666-7223 or www.waterford5k.com.
<6s>ACROBATS AND ANTICS
<6p>Cirque Du Soleil's "Kooza" unfolds under its signature blue-and-yellow big top; a spotlight on acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Ends Dec. 19. Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35-$355. Details: www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza.
<6p>Community Health of South Florida honors County Commissioner Katy Sorenson for her 16 years of public service at its Evening of Giving event. Proceeds benefit the organization's new Children's Medical Center. 8 p.m. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $125. Details: (305) 252-4853.
The Miami Book Fair International returns for the 27th year. Among the 300 authors confirmed to attend are tennis player Venus Williams, singer/songwriter Patti Smith, Sebastian Junger and more. Ends Nov. 21. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Details: www.miamibookfair.com.
Songstress Nicole Henry performs during The Setai's weekly jazz brunch. Features a plethora of culinary treats, including authentic Asian flavors, European breakfast classics and unlimited Taittinger Champagne, Brut Prestige and Bloody Marys. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $75 adults. $30 children. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 520-6400 or www.setai.com/anniversary.
<6p>The Shul of Downtown and Young Jewish Professionals Miami hosts an auction and gala benefiting the planned Jewish community center in downtown Miami. 6:30-11:30 p.m. The Space Miami, 100 NE 25th St., Miami. $150. Details: www.downtowngala.com.
Shop for a cause at The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis' Second Annual Holiday Bazaar. Get great discounts on designer accessories, travel items, children's gifts, sports memorabilia and more. Refreshments will be served. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. In front of the Lois Pope LIFE Center, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami. Details: (305) 243-2267 or email@example.com or www.thebuonicontifund.com/bazaar.
Juan del Busto, regional executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, speaks at the American Society for Public Administration South Florida Chapter's November Business Luncheon. Noon. Casa Juancho, 2436 SW Eighth St., Miami. $15. Details: www.aspaonline.org/southfla/.
The Delano hosts "Diva Night Under the Stars" benefiting the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. Sip champagne and cocktails on the Delano's rooftop Solarium while nibbling light bites and Blue Door Sushi. Staff from the hotel's Agua Spa will be on hand, offering mini services and treatments. 6-9 p.m. Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Minimum $100 contribution per person. Details: (305) 631-7645 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.unitedwaymiami.org.
The Women's International Film & Arts Festival hosts a networking event featuring women in fashion, music and art. Includes live music, champagne and a holiday shopping gift suite. 6-8 p.m. The News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Court, Miami. $20. Details: 305-653-9700 or email@example.com.