The Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce present Theatre Night. The chambers join for the last preview performance of the 1960s musical "Hairspray," with a pre-performance reception of wine and hors d'oeuvres.7 p.m. reception. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Mile Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $30. RSVP required. Details: 305-673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
The University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts panel "Modern Mexico: Economic Trends and Prospects," featuring Luis de la Calle, general director of De la Calle; Gerardo Esquivel, professor at Centro de Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Mexico; Pedro Noyola, co-founder of Aklara and senior partner of SAI Consultores, Mexico and Luis Rubio chairman of Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, Mexico. 8-8:15 a.m. registration and continental breakfast. 8:15-10 a.m. panel. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, salon AB, Coral Gables. Free for academics and students. $30 others. Details: (305) 284-9918 or www.miami.edu/chp.
Jungle Island hosts a "Sabor Hispano" festival, an all-day event featuring 25 favorite Latin and Latin-fusion food trucks where guests can savor the flavors from each truck all while enjoying a day in the Jungle. Also, all park guests are invited to attempt to break the record for World's Largest Salsa Dance. 2 p.m. salsa dance. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $15. Details: www.jungleisland.com/saborhispano.
RACE FOR CURE
The 16th annual Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will have over 20,000 participants and 1,500 breast cancer survivors participating in this year's race. Survivor procession and ceremony, 5K run and walk, one-mile fun run and tot run to benefit the fight against breast cancer. 6 a.m. registration. 7:30 a.m. Survivor Procession. 7:45 a.m. Survivor Ceremony. 8:30 a.m. race begins (5k co-ed run and walk.) 8:50 a.m. one mile fun run. 9:45 a.m. Tot Run, ages 2-7. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: www.komenmiaftl.org.
Zoo Miami's "Spooktober" begins with "Dr. Wilde's Creepy House," a 7,000-square-foot haunted house full of spooky critters, sounds and sights. Parental discretion advised for young children. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Oct. 31. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights.$5 per person. Details: (305) 251-0400 or www.zoomiami.org.
Coinciding with the sixth anniversary of the World Erotic Art Museum, owner/curator Naomi Wilzig is given the "Honoris Causa Doctor of the Art in Erotolgy and Sexuality" by The Institute For Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. In her new capacity, Dr. Wilzig will teach and formally share the academic knowledge she has gathered through 20 years of collecting and cataloguing. 4 p.m. reception. World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $15. Details: (305) 532-9336 or www.weam.com.
REAL CASTLES IN SPAIN
The Coral Gables Museum honors the City of Coral Gables' historic relationship with Spain through a series of weekend events that pay tribute to George Merrick's vision for the City Beautiful. Real Castles in Spain dinner takes place at the Biltmore Hotel, featuring the chefs of the Paradores, the one-of-a-kind luxury hotels in historic locations, including castles throughout Spain. Guests will also enjoy Spanish-themed entertainment provided by the Florida Grand Opera. Additional events through Oct. 22. 6 p.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $250 per person. Details: (305) 603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org.