The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the Surf's Up kick off party with vodka cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music. 8-10 p.m. The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, 1732 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.mocanomi.org.
Get outside and explore South Miami-Dade with a stop at Redlands landmark Burr's Berry Farm. Take a seat at a nearby picnic table and enjoy homemade strawberry milkshakes, fresh produce and strawberry-cinnamon coffee cake while the berries are in season. Burr's Berry stand, 12741 Hainlin Mill Drive (SW 216th St.), Homestead. Details: (305) 251-0145 or www.redlandriot.com/Burrs.html.
Meet other wine enthusiasts with this weekly wine sampling club, La Bottega Enoteca Sociale. Six to eight wines are to be served, paired with meats and cheeses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Calamari, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. $20. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.labottegasociale.com.
Steve Glenn, founder and CEO of LivingHomes and developer of the first LEED Platinum home in the US, gives a talk on "High Design, Low Impact: Building LivingHomes." Mr. Glenn will discuss materials, finishes, fixtures and systems that dramatically reduce a building's energy and water use and reduce indoor air pollution. 6-7:30 p.m. Design Within Reach, 927 Lincoln Road, suite 101, Miami Beach. Free. Details: http://livinghomes011311.eventbrite.com/.
CRAZY FOR DECO
The Miami Design Preservation League hosts the 34th Annual Art Deco Weekend. Festivities include an Art Deco fashion show, parade, film series, lectures, art and antique vendors and antique auto show. Noon-11 p.m. Event continues 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Jan. 15 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 16. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Details: www.mdpl.org.
YE OLDE FAIR
The Florida Renaissance Festival returns to Virginia Key. Journey to the 16th century, where more than 100 costumed performers lurk and jousting tournaments, sword fights and historical re-enactments abound. Try your hand at games of strength and skill, swig some mead or ale and treat yourself to period fare like kettle corn and giant roasted turkey legs. 10 a.m.-sunset. Additional dates Jan. 16, 17, 22 and 23. Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Virginia Key. Children under five free. Children six to 11 $7. Adults $20. Details: www.ren-fest.com.
HistoryMiami historian Paul George leads a tour through downtown Miami. Learn tales of early Tequesta settlement while walking the Miami Circle, examine historic buildings and visit the sites of Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel and a Seminole trading post once run by the Brickell family. 1-3 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $20 members. $25 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or www.hmsf.org.
Fine wine, auctions, live music and food prepared by chefs at some of South Florida's most renowned restaurants will add to the ambience at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Miami Beach Garden Club's Sixth Annual Taste of the Garden. 6:30-9 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $60-$75. Details: www.mbgarden.org.