Jim LaMarche will read from his new children's book, "Up." 6 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Coral Gables features Saturday Storytime. Ages 4-7. 11:30 a.m. at 152 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 446-8627.
Author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi reads from his book "G is for One Gzonk!: An Alpha-number-bet Book." 6 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408.
The International Ballet Festival of Miami celebrates its 11th anniversary. The program features dancers from around the globe, art exhibits, film series, workshops and an awards ceremony. Through Sept. 10. Various times and locations. Details: (305) 549-7711 or www.miamihispanicballet.com.
The International Ballet Festival of Miami features a contemporary ballet performance. 8 p.m. at Manuel Artime Theater, 900 SW 1st St., Miami. Various prices. Details: (305) 358-5885.
Miami City Ballet's Contemporary Dance Series presents Twyla Tharp's "Golden Section." Through Saturday. Various times at 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach. $45-$79. Details: (877) 929-7010 or www.miamicityballet.org.
The International Ballet Festival of Miami presents A Life for Dance Lifetime Achievement Award to choreographer Alberto Alonso. 8 p.m. at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $23-$55.30. Details: (305) 358-5885.
Momentum Dance Company presents Water Ballet and Water Music. 6 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 858-7002.