Calendar: Saturday, Feb. 5
Café Sambal Chinese New Year Celebration: Festive delicacies, lion dance, music and Asian artistry on the outdoor terrace. Guests receive a red packet filled with wishes for good health and fortune and can consult a fortune teller on site for free; 6:30-10 p.m., Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Brickell Key; menu items $14-$38; reservations required; no cover. 305-913-8358.
Coral Gables Farmer’s Market: Includes a cooking demo by Green Gables at 10 a.m.; market hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables; 305-460-5600 or www.coralgables.com:
Dinner on the Spice Route-Spicy Tangy Chicken Vindaloo: Indian cooking class; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ayesha’s Kitchen, 9105 SW 115th Ter., Kendall; $75 (includes lunch), registration required. 305-254-0693 or www.ayeshaskitchen.com.
Gala in the Garden: Black-tie event and fundraiser includes dinner, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres plus live music. Benefits Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s programs in conservation science, education and horticulture and collection management; 6:30 p.m., FTBG, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; tickets start at $600, reservations required; 305-667-1651, ext. 3375, or www.fairchildgarden.org.
GreenMarket Pompano Beach: Includes a Restaurant Showcase featuring Beach Roast Coffee & Tea with “Cupcake Decorating 101” demo at 10 a.m. and “Coffee 101” at 11 a.m. In addition, The Urban Farmer (urbanfarmerflorida.com) will register people for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share memberships; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Flagler Avenue and Northeast First Street, Pompano Beach. 954-292-8040 or www.greenmarketpompano.com.
Join Us at the Table: With hosts Nancy Ancrum and Robbie Bell 9:30-10:30 a.m. on blogtalkradio.com/joinusatthetable.
Key Biscayne Green Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Key Biscayne Community Church, 355 Glenridge Rd., Key Biscayne. 305-361-2411 or www.themarketcompany.org.
Miramar Green Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Miramar Square, southeast corner of Flamingo Road and Miramar Parkway, Miramar; 866-WDI-1230.
Normandy Village Marketplace: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in the 900 block of 71st Street at the Normandy Isle Fountain, along the Rue Vendome North Beach, Miami Beach. 305-531-0038 or www.themarketcompany.org.
Publix Apron’s Cooking School: www.publix.com/aprons:
*“The Crabby Cook Cookbook-Recipes and Rants”: Jessica Harper discusses recipes from her book; 6:30 p.m., Polo Club Shoppes, 5050 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton; $45, registration required. 561-994-4883.
*I Dream of Chocolate: Hands-on class on chocolates; 10 a.m., 1181 S. University Dr., Plantation; $40, registration required. 954-577-7632.
*Celebrity Chef Demonstration: Giuliano Hazan, author of “The Classic Pasta Cookbook,” “Every Night Italian” and “How to Cook Italian,” shows how to prepare authentic Italian cuisine; 6:30 p.m., 1181 S. University Dr., Plantation; $45, registration required. 954-577-7632.
Riverwalk Trust Urban Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 227 SW Second Ave. in the Historic District, Fort Lauderdale; 954-298-5607 or www.goriverwalk.com.
South Miami Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., South Miami City Hall (in front of the hall), 6130 Sunset Dr., South Miami. 305-663-6340 or www.greensouthmiami.com.
Yellow Green Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Sundays), 1940 N. 30th Rd., Hollywood (off Taft Street next to I-95, accessible via Tri-Rail, bus, car or bicycle); valet parking available. 954-513-3990 or www.ygfarmersmarket.com.
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