THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the classic book by Lewis Carroll, this performance directed by Stephanie Ansin brings Alice’s colorful and surreal journey to life, amid iconic characters including the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat.
Details: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday, running through Nov. 20, at Miami Theater Center, 9816 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores; www.mtcmiami.org; $35.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
The Science Of Magic: Bill Blagg
The illusionist that Entertainment Weekly calls “the best kept secret in magic” takes students on a rare journey behind the scenes of the magic world in a highly interactive and at times hilarious show designed to excite, educate and spark kids’ curiosity. Geared toward students in grades 3-5.
Details: 10 a.m. Friday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $7.20.
Flavors of Greece: Miami Greek Festival
Three-day event features delicious Greek food including gyros, souvlaki, zorba and homemade pastries; traditional Greek music, folk dancing and colorful costumes; kids’ rides, wine tastings for the grownups; and a bakaliko, an authentic market selling feta cheese, kalamata olives, olive oil and other take-home Greek delights.
Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 7901 N. Kendall Dr., Miami; 305-595-1343 or www.standrewfl.org/events; $5, $8 3-day pass, free for kids under 12.
Get Revved Up: Miami International Auto Show
The 45th edition of this nationally acclaimed auto show will feature several hundred new cars, crossovers and SUVs, plus highlights including “Cars Meet Art,” an exhibition inspired by street graffiti art from Miami’s famed Wynwood District; Topless In Miami, spotlighting the hottest new convertibles; and Havana Classics, a nostalgic display of cars from Havana in the 1940s and ‘50s.
Details: 5-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, running through Nov. 15, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; www.miamiautoshow.net; $15, $6 kids 6-12, free for 5 and under.
Kids’ Happy Hour: Funtastic Fridays
Enjoy a DJ, face-painting, games and bounce houses and see why Local 10 (WPLG) viewers 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 1980 epic space-opera film “The Empire Strikes Back,” the second release in the “Star Wars” series. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Family Movie Nights: The Boxtrolls
Gather the troops and enjoy this 2014 Oscar-nominated, 3D animated fantasy, starring the vocal talents of Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning and Toni Collette, and based on Alan Snow’s novel “Here Be Monsters!” Bring a flashlight for Flashlight Tours at 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. — movie begins at 8.
Details: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $5.
Rock Opera: Jesus Christ Superstar
Last weekend to enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic musical about the last week of Jesus’ life set to a dramatic and emotional rock score. With mature themes and scenes of stage violence, the show might be disturbing for young children.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Galleria Mall, 2542B E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-763-6882 or www.flct.org; $24.50 advance, $28 at the door.
A Story of Friendship: A Year With Frog and Toad
Charming musical tells the tale of best friends Frog and Toad, who wake from hibernation in the spring to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons, celebrating the differences that make them special.
Timeless Tale: Jekyll & Hyde 2015
Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the epic struggle between good and evil comes to life onstage in this musical production featuring a lively and beautiful score of pop-rock hits.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, running through Nov. 15, at the Dave & Mary Alper JCC, Robert Russell Theater, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Miami; www.miamichildrenstheater.com; $20-$25.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Get Crabby: Redland Fish Fry & Seafood Festival
Two-day event features delectable local fried and grilled seafood including shrimp, grouper, hushpuppies and crab cakes, plus lively Southern rock music and plenty of activities for kids.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.fruitandspicepark.org; $8, kids under 11 free.
Miami Children’s Museum: The Wizard Of Oz
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to this interactive day of fun, with Dorothy, Toto and her friends Tin Man, Scarecrow and The Cowardly Lion. Kids can explore Munchkinland, The Crossroads, The Witch’s Castle, The Emerald City and much more before heading back over the rainbow to Miami. Plus, grown-ups will be thrilled to see the original Ruby Slippers from the classic 1939 movie.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, running through Jan. 10, at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
Family-Friendly Musical: Hairspray
This adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway classic about one girl’s unstoppable dream to dance is piled bouffant-high with romance, great ’50s-style moves and infectious songs.
Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, running through Dec. 5, at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton; www.showtimeboca.com; $14, $10 kids under 12.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Caribbean Celebration: Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Spicy food, hot music and cool vibes combine to make this all-day event one to remember, with delicious Caribbean cuisine (including the Jerk Cook-Off and culinary demonstrations); folk and traditional dancing; a Kids Zone featuring rides, slides, face-painting and yummy treats; and top-notch reggae rhythms by Spred the Dub, Chris Martin, Barrington Levy and the legendary Third World.
Details: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday at Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise; www.jerkfestival.com; $30, $120 VIP, kids 10 and under free.
Go Nuts! Coconuts Music Festival
Have fun in the sun and celebrate all things “coconut” at this family-friendly festival featuring live music from Mr. Nice Guy, Mojo, Scoundrels and The Rockaholix, plus fresh-husked coconut drinks, food trucks and wacky games such as “Coconut Shot-Put” and “Coconut Casting.”
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.miamidade.gov/parks/haulover; free, $7 parking.
FREE FOR ALL
The Wolfsonian-Fiu: Free Family Day
Let your creativity blossom as artist Deming King Harriman helps families create a mixed-media collage inspired by tropical plants. Then, explore wild jungles with story time in the galleries, or navigate the special exhibition “Philodendron.”
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; free for kids under 15 and accompanying adults: RSVP at www.wolfsonian.org.
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