RA FOR A CAUSE
Savor sushi for a cause during the seventh annual Nicky's Week, a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In honor of former St. Jude patient Nicholas "Nicky" Maillard, who lost his battle with brain cancer at 13, the restaurant will donate 100% of proceeds from special Nicky's week menu offerings to St. Jude's children's cancer research center. Ends June 4. RA Sushi, 5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami. Details: (305) 341-0092 or www.rasushi.com.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami hosts a "Bring a Friend Happy Hour." 6-9 p.m. cocktails. The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 664-0066 ext. 253 or email@example.com.
Join Educate Tomorrow's wine workshop and enhance your wine-tasting skills while supporting the organization's mentor program for young adults in foster care. 6-9 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Wynwood. $75. Details: (305) 374-3751 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.educatetomorrow.org.
Enjoy the ocean, music, cocktails and paella while helping fund a great cause at the Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services' "Summer Splash" fundraiser. 7-10 p.m. Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave., South Beach. $150. RSVP required. Details: (305) 636-3520.
Learn the art of pizza making with Spartico chef Jonathan Eismann. Includes a glass of wine and a four-course meal. Suitable for children. 12:30-2 p.m. Mayfair Hotel and Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. $50 adults. $35 children. RSVP required. Details: (305) 779-5100.
The XVII Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities convenes. Ends June 9. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $300-$500. Details: (305) 348-1271 or email@example.com or www.ipmcs.fiu.edu.
MASTER YOUR WINE
Books & Books offers firsthand experience with wine tasting in its Summer Wine Series. Master the history of wine making, taste international wines and learn the art of wine and food pairing. Taught by wine-appreciation professor Patrick Alexander. Ends with a celebratory meal by chef Allen Susser. 6 p.m. Ends July 18. Locations vary. $260. RSVP required. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renowned chefs Norman and Justin Van Aken engage participants in a hands-on, interactive cooking class as part of the Miami Culinary Institute's "Learning, Doing and Dining with Chef Norman Van Aken" series. Includes a champagne toast, talk and sampling of the chefs' creations. 6-10 p.m. Miami Dade College Miami Culinary Institute, 415 NE Second Ave., Building 9, Miami. One session $200. Two Sessions $375. RSVP required. Details: (305) 237-3276 or email@example.com or www.miamidadeculinary.com