Music journalist, historian and author Dave Tompkins lectures on "The Beat who Cheated Death: How Bass Shaped Miami," the history of Miami bass and its impact on the city. Guest DJ Dave Tompkins. Specialty cocktails. 6-9 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for museum members. $8 others. Details: (305) 375-1704 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Miami artist David Zalben presents "A Love You Can't Live Without," a poetic installation about love, sex and relationships. On June 6, Mr. Zalben begins writing prose in his signature wire-graffiti style in the main windows of ArtCenter/South Florida. Adding verses to his poem every night, the storefront space will be completely engulfed by a stream of consciousness by July 16. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Free to attend. Details: (305) 310-4256 or www.davidzz.com.