THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
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.
Holiday Magic: Santa’s Enchanted Forest
It’s back! The world’s largest Christmas theme park is a must-see for kids of all ages, with its millions upon millions of dazzling lights, more than 100 rides, festive music, great food, and South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree.
Details: 5 p.m.-midnight daily, running through Jan. 3, at Santa’s Enchanted Forest (Tropical Park), 7900 SW 40th St., Miami; www.santasenchantedforest.com; $30.84, $21.49 for seniors and kids 3-9.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Fairchild Tropical Garden: Fall Garden Festival
Experience all that fall in South Florida has to offer, with cooking classes, home gardening demonstrations and even a beer garden, plus the annual Ramble event, featuring art, antiques, rare books, garden vendors, a furniture design show, the largest plant sale in South Florida, and much more. There’s also a special KidWay area, including carnival games, crafts, face-painting and theatrical performances of Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Sneetches” by Miami Children’s Museum players.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-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.
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 1983 epic space-opera film “Return of the Jedi,” the third release in the “Star Wars” saga. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
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
Last weekend to enjoy this musical production based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, in which the epic struggle between good and evil comes to life onstage. Features a lively and beautiful score of pop-rock hits.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Dave & Mary Alper JCC, Robert Russell Theater, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Miami; www.miamichildrenstheater.com; $20-$25.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Miami Children’s Museum: A Thankful Sensory Saturday
Get ready for Thanksgiving a little early this year at this special event for children with sensory processing disorders and their families. The day offers yoga, art, music and Thanksgiving-themed activities 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.
Family Musical: Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going To Move
Alexander’s family has to move a thousand miles away, and he’s not happy about it. But with help from his parents and even his bossy older brothers, Alexander learns that home is “where your family is, where you're with the people who love you best of all.”
Family Fun Day: HistoryMiami
Explore South Florida with crafts activities, storytelling, interactive tactile stations and an inclusive gallery tour. Plus, become a paleontologist with Frost Science, by identifying now-extinct natural specimens by sifting through sand and cleaning fossil fragments. For children of all abilities.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.
Days Of Yore: Camelot Days Medieval Festival
Lords and ladies, prepare thyself to relive the magic of the Renaissance and Medieval eras, when knights, jesters, queens and kings ruled the land. Enjoy authentic music and food, jousting on horseback, artisan vendors, comedy operas, magic shows and the living chess game. To add to the fun, adults and kids alike are encouraged to dress up in period garb or even as pirates for daily costume contests.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, running through Nov. 22, at T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd. (off I-95 and Sheridan), Hollywood; www.camelotdayscom; $15, $3 kids 6-12, under 6 free, $40 season pass.
Salute Our Troops: Family Day on Aragon
In honor of Veteran's Day, watch a performance by members of the 13th Army Band, meet a soldier from the Armed Forces, and take a kid-friendly tour of the current exhibit, “Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924. Plus, enjoy many more fun activities on Aragon Avenue hosted by neighbors the Coral Gables Art Cinema and Books & Books.
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 15
Spark Your Imagination: Dance Safari Show
Broadway-style show takes kids on a magical journey through the four elements of fire, water, air and earth, traversing deserts, jungles, oceans and frozen tundras and encountering exciting and exotic creatures from all over the world. Dancing, singing, stilt-walkers, lavish costumes and beloved cartoon characters make the event an unforgettable one.
Details: Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for face-painting, show at 3 p.m., at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.colonytheatremiamibeach.com; $25-$35.
Local Heroes: Young Stars Showcase
See gifted young singers from South Florida, ages 9 to 18, perform an inspiring program of hit songs from the most popular Broadway musicals. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Aventura Marketing Council’s Education Foundation.
Details: 5 p.m. Sunday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $25-$50 (all tickets include post-show reception), free lap seats 4 and under.
FREE FOR ALL
Flip-Flopping Art: Second Saturdays at PAMM
Search for Miami-based artist Nicolas Lobo’s art installation “The Leisure Pit” in the upstairs galleries and use the terrace workshop to design your own portable installation inspired by Miami’s unique, evolving cityscapes. Bring lunch or pick one up at Verde.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000 or www.pamm.org; free.
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