DEGREES OF EMPOWERMENT
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce hosts its seventh annual gala. Themed as the "7 Degrees of Empowerment," the chamber identifies seven tools used to embolden Miami-Dade organizations to succeed and honors local figures. Hosted by actor Boris Kodjoe and anchor Sharon Lawson, and featuring hip-hop artist Rob Base. 6:30 p.m. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $175 per person. $1,500 table of 10. RSVP required. Details: (305) 751-8648 or www.m-dcc.org. UNDERWATER FEST
Miami Science Museum and the World Festival of Underwater Images from France host the second annual Miami Underwater Festival, showcasing artistic, photographic and cinematographic productions related to the underwater world. Films will be shown in French, English or Spanish. 10 a.m-6 p.m. Dec. 1-2. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. For screenings: $6 children. $8 others. Museum admission: Free for museum members and children under 3. $10.95 students, seniors and children 3-12. $14.95 others. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.