Nicky Silver Play Festival: See Thursday.
Beethoven by the Beach: See Saturday.
Ana Veciana-Suarez: See Monday.
Edna Buchanan: Miami's own Queen of Crime reads from and discusses her fifth Britt Montero mystery, Margin of Error, tonight at Books & Books (296 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables). Buchanan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter when she was at the Miami Herald, draws ideas for her books from the 3000 or so homicides she covered while on the police beat. After leaving the daily newspaper grind, she created Montero, her wannabe alter ego, a reporter who goes from one life-threatening situation to another yet somehow manages to wisecrack her way out of them all. Yes, it sounds like a million other mystery protagonists, but this one's in Miami, don't you see? The reading starts at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. Call 442-4408. (JO)