Nicholas Sparks, novelist who gave us the immensely popular, tear-jerking love story “The Notebook,” sits down with Emmy-winning NBC Miami News anchor Jackie Nespral to discuss his new book, “The Longest Ride” (Grand Central, $27), among other topics. Vouchers (good for two people) are available by purchasing the book at Books & Books. Miami Dade College, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami; www.booksandbooks.com.
Excess Mondays at Mans ion Nightclub presents rapper Birdman and members of the Rich Gang as they celebrate their smash single "We Been On" with music by DJ E Feezy and Bulletproof. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; Wantickets.com; $30.