THURSDAY, JULY 9
A True Wonderland: ‘Lookingglass Alice’
Take the plunge down the rabbit hole with this gravity-defying, modern retelling of Lewis Carroll’s literary classic “Alice in Wonderland,” featuring all the characters — the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more — performing spectacular circus stunts.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, running through Aug. 16, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $55-$85.
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FRIDAY, JULY 10
Sesame Street Presents: The Body
Kids will have a blast learning about the head and shoulders, knees and toes, and everything in between, at this new interactive exhibit featuring all the fave “Sesame Street” friends teaching them about “Your Outsides,” “Your Insides” and “Staying Healthy,” which promotes hygiene, exercise and nutrition. The little ones will be having so much fun they won’t even realize how much they’re learning.
Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes And Other Riches
Learn while you have fun as this spectacular exhibition about the most biologically diverse river in the world returns to Miami for the first time in nine years, after visiting 19 cities in three countries.
Opera For Kids: ‘The Tales Of Hoffmann’
In collaboration with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony camp, a 50-minute just-for-kids performance by the Riuniti Opera and Alhambra Orchestra, with conductor Timothy Shade, features scenes and selections from “The Tales of Hoffmann,” a cleverly entertaining opera by Jacques Offenbach with plenty of vocal acrobatics.
Details: 10 a.m. Friday at the West Miami Middle School auditorium, 7525 Coral Way, Miami; 305-668-9260; free.
Kids’ Happy Hour: Funtastic Fridays
Enjoy a DJ, face-painting, games and bounce houses and see why Local 10 (WPLG) viewers recently ranked this event No. 8 on their “Top 10 Places to Take the Kids in South Florida” list. Bring a blanket and stick around for “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” the 2014 Oscar-nominated, 3D computer-animated sequel to the 2010 original action-fantasy featuring the vocal talents of Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, America Ferrera and Kristin Wiig. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
SATURDAY, JULY 11
Miami Children’s Museum: Sensory Saturdays
Special event for children with sensory processing disorders and their families offers yoga, art, music and more amid a comfortable environment in which lights and sound will be dimmed.
Details: 9-11 a.m. at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; pre-registration is required; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-373-KIDS (5437) x 126.
Mango Mania: International Mango Festival
Celebrate the most alluring and luscious tropical fruit of them all with cooking demos, tastings, lectures, vendors, auctions and trees for sale, plus a MangoKids area with face-painting, crafts, poetry and more.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org; free with regular garden admission: $25, $18 seniors, $12 kids 6-17, free 5 and under.
Family Fun Day: HistoryMiami
Celebrate families by bringing your pictures and preserve your memories for generations to come at an interactive scrapbooking station, plus enjoy a family-friendly day of activities, storytelling, music and more.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at HistoryMiami in the Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.
City Of West Park: 10th Anniversary Celebration
Enjoy a festive family day of fun with a free summer concert featuring Mr. Baritone, VIVA, Sons of Mystro, Electric Piquete and XL, plus a kids zone, food vendors and a spectacular fireworks show.
Smile! Family Day on Aragon
Join the 5th Annual Capture Coral Gables photo contest and vote for your favorite, plus have fun with your family and friends at the photo booth (you can take the pictures to the craft table and make your own frame, too). Also, there’s mini-golf, a Family Fit Day hosted by “Iron Tribe,” and lots more fun activities on Aragon Avenue hosted by neighbors the Coral Gables Art Cinema and Books & Books.
Fairy Tale Theater: ‘Hansel & Gretel’
Based on the classic story by the Brothers Grimm about a brother and sister’s journey into a mysterious forest and their encounter with a witch and her delicious gingerbread cottage, this enchanting production features music from the opera by Engelbert Humperdinck.
SUNDAY, JULY 12
Bark In The Park: Doggie Luau
Show off your precious pooch at this fun-filled day featuring luau costume contests, best trick contests, live music, a doggie pool, a splash pad, a photo booth and more.
Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Washington Avenue Dog Park, 201 Second St., Miami Beach; www.miamibeachparks.com; free.
Sunday Funday: Miami Marlins
Young fans have an added incentive to cheer on the Fish against the Cincinnati Reds, as the first 10,000 attendees will receive a Henderson Alvarez Bobblehead. Plus, there will be face-painting, interactive games, character appearances from favorite movies and TV shows, kids’ access to the Clevelander pool, plus a Diamond Dash where children 12 and under can run the bases after the game.
Details: Game time is 1:10 p.m. Sunday; Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $16.
Free Family Film: ‘The Princess and the Frog’
Enjoy this highly tuneful 2009 Disney film that delves into the enticing charm of New Orleans, plus free snacks courtesy of BrownBag Popcorn Co., then discover artwork inspired by the creatures and plants of swampy marshes.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; free for kids under 12 and accompanying adults: RSVP at www.wolfsonian.org.
FREE FOR ALL
Feeling Artsy? Second Saturdays at PAMM
This month’s theme is “Take-Offs and Landings.” Let your imagination take flight and build a custom model rocket in the hands-on workshop. Bring lunch or pick one up at Verde.
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