<6p>Experience Indian culture, dance, music and food at the Festival of India and Ratha Yatra Parade presented by Miami's Hare Krishna Cultural Center. Includes children's activities, a free vegetarian feast, yoga and stage performances. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Parade at 10 a.m. and free feast at 1 p.m. March 5. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 442-7218 or email@example.com.
The Women's History Coalition holds a dinner event honoring six "Women of Impact." 6 p.m. reception. 6:30 p.m. dinner and program. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and local historian Dr. Paul George are to speak. Killian Palms Country Club, 9950 SW 104th St., Kendall. $45. RSVP required. Details: (305) 255-4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Miami presents a lecture on "Challenges of Economic Changes in Cuba." Carmelo Mesa Lago, distinguished service professor emeritus of economics and Latin American studies at the University of Pittsburgh, speaks. 6:30 p.m. reception. 7 p.m. lecture. Casa Bacardi at the University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Free for university faculty, students and staff. $15 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 284-2822.
The annual Feast with the Beasts returns. Enjoy a night of live entertainment, wild-animal encounters, open bars and culinary samplings from 40 of South Florida's best restaurants. 8 p.m.-midnight. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. $175. Details: (305) 255-5551 or www.fwtb.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami holds its eighth annual gala benefit. The imagination-themed event features dinner, dancing, entertainment and aqua-themed auction villages. 7 p.m. March 5. JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami. $750-$10,000. Details: (305) 644-0066 or email@example.com or www.wementor.org.
Local historian Dr. Paul George leads a South Beach Art Deco Walk along Ocean Drive. Learn about the Art Deco hotels built in the 1930s and 1940s, take a breather inside the Essex Hotel and view the Wolfsonian's frozen fountain. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. News Café, 800 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. $20 members. $25 others. RSVP suggested. Details: (305) 375-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.historymiami.org.
The Sixth Annual Sidewalk Sale on Miracle Mile features 50-75% discounts on jewelry, sunglasses, fashion and salon services. Ends March 6. Miracle Mile between Douglas Road and Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 569-0311 or www.shopcoralgables.com.
AID YOUR ANIMAL
Miami-Dade County Animal Services holds a Drive-thru Distemper Prevention Event, aiming to raise awareness on canine distemper. Veterinarians will be on site providing free distemper/Parvo vaccines to dogs ages two months to one year. The disease can be fatal for unvaccinated puppies and dogs. 9 am.-3 p.m. Miami Dade County Animal Services, 7401 NW 74th St., Medley. Details: www.miamidade.gov/animals.
HistoryMiami presents a guided tour by Metromover in honor of Women's History Month. Visit sites dedicated to area female pioneers like Julia Tuttle, Mary Brickell, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Roxcy Bolton. 1-3 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $20 members. $25 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or email@example.com.
Meet winemakers and savor the wines of the Ribera del Duero, Spain, region at a walk-around grand-tasting event. 6-8 p.m. Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th St., Miami. $25. Details: www.drinkriberawine.com/grandtasting.
Neurologist Dr. Rafael Fernandez discusses "Get Your Life Back: End Knee Pain Through New Technology." A Baptist Health program. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Plaza at Doral, 9915 NW 41st St., suite 210, Doral. Free. RSVP required. Details: (786) 596-3812 or www.baptisthealth.net.