The Miami Science Museum hosts "Laser Fest 2012," featuring two nights of laser shows set to the music of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley and the Beastie Boys. 8 p.m. "Pop" (Family Laser Show). 9 p.m. The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 10 p.m. Pink Floyd: Echoes. 11 p.m. Beastie Boys. Midnight Bob Marley. For Saturday Jan. 7, 8 p.m. "Pop" (Family Laser Show). 9 p.m. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. 10 p.m. Led Zeppelin. 11 p.m. Bob Marley. Midnight Radiohead. Miami Science Museum Planetarium, 3280 South Miami Ave., South Miami. $4 for children. $8 others. Each show requires a separate ticket. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
HistoryMiami hosts the ninth annual South Florida History Challenge, hosted by the museum's historian Dr. Paul George. Join in the fun as a contestant or enjoy the entertainment as a spectator and meet past winners. Door prizes available. 2-4 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for HistoryMiami members. $8 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or email@example.com or www.historymiami.org.
The Florida Jewish Museum hosts a kickoff for Florida Jewish History Month featuring a panel discussion by Floridian families with Polish roots. Also, the Museum awards cash prizes to the winners of its statewide student creative writing contest. As part of the celebration, Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant is providing key lime pie, designated in 2006 as the official state pie. 2 p.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Books & Books offers firsthand experience with wine tasting in its New Year Wine Appreciation Class. 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. 6-7:45 p.m. Ends Feb. 13. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $275 per person. RSVP required. Details: (305) 442-4408 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.booksandbooks.com.
The Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief Coalition, a national non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of HIV/AIDS service programs, holds its 11th annual partnership awards dinner "A Tribute to Miami's Red Ribbon Heroes" presented by Miami Beach Community Health Center. Local heroes making a difference in the response to HIV/AIDS, including county Commissioner Bruno Barreiro; Frederick Down Jr.; Dr. David Haltiwanger; Dr. Michael Kolber; Sen. Bill Nelson; Dr. Jorge Rangel; Daniel T. Wall and Dr. Michael Wohlfeiler, are honored. The event features a cocktail reception, Latin-infused dinner, live entertainment and an awards presentation to the honorees. There will be a red ribbon-inspired fashion collection created by students from the Miami International University of Art and Design. 6:30 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. RSVP required. $125 per person. $1,250 per table of ten. Details: (800) 393-1305 or www.caear.org.
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Feeding South Florida hosts "Come Together," an evening event featuring food, spirits, artwork, live entertainment, some of South Florida's top chefs and more. Event chairs are Maria R. Millares, president of the Board of Directors for Feeding South Florida; Allen Susser, one of South Florida's top chefs; and Terry Zarikian of China Grill Management and New York's City Harvest. 7-10 p.m. The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, 591 NW 27th St., Miami. $125. Details: (954) 518-1839 or email@example.com or www.feedingsouthflorida.org.