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.
The Miami Beach Garden Conservancy hosts the "Miami Beach Arts Gala," honoring Mary Luft, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; Neisen Kasdin, Visionary Award recipient; and George Neary, Cultural Arts Champion. All proceeds benefit arts organizations in Miami Beach. 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner. Cocktail attire. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, ballroom D, Miami Beach. $300 per person. $500 VIP tickets. Details: www.miamibeachartsgala.com.
The second annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation gala "Keeping the Promise" is held to raise money for type 1 diabetes research. Over 250 of South Florida's corporate and social communities come together for a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. 7 p.m. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $180 per person. $1,800 table of 10. Details: (954) 565-4775 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.jdrf.org/southflorida.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association hosts the 2011 "International Domino Tournament." Pre-registration, dominoes and domino stands required. 10 a.m. rooms open. 10:30 a.m. tournament begins. Brickell Place, 1865 Brickell Ave., room A, Miami. $50 per team of two players, includes lunch. Details: (305) 471-7636 or email@example.com or www.ffta.com.
TRICKS AND TREATS
Zoo Miami hosts a "Monster Masquerade," a costume party for adults 21 and older featuring an open bar, costume contest, a haunted house and live DJ. 8 p.m.-midnight. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. $50 presale. $65 at the door. Details: (305) 255-5551 or www.zoomiami.org.
ARTIST AND STORYTELLER
The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History and Zadok Gallery present a lecture by artist Marshall Arisman, an internationally known painter, illustrator, teacher and storyteller. His work has strong emotional themes that often explore the connections between humankind and violence and the resulting spiritual impact, and may be seen in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, National Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as in many private and corporate collections. 7 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Gallery at the Wesley Foundation, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 438-3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miami.edu.