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Calendar Of Events Highlights


Written by on December 14, 2006

   Get a microscopic view of human cells and learn about cell biology at The Cell Gallery: Your Inner Beauty exhibition. Friday. Various times at Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. The exhibition will run through March 10. Free for children under 3; $4-$17.

   Details: (305) 646-4200 or


Carl Hiaasen

   Pulizer Prize-winning writer Carl Hiaasen will discuss "Nature Girl." Tonight (12/14). 7:30 p.m. at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables.

   Details: (305) 444-9044.

On Vizcaya


Children’s play

   Inspired by Prokofiev’s opera, watch a prince search for three magical oranges in "The Love of Three Oranges." Sunday. 3 p.m. at Dave and Mary Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Ave., unincorporated Miami-Dade County. Also on Dec. 23. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Shores Performing Arts Theater, 9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores. $10-$15.

   Details: (305) 751-9550, (800) 813-6527 or

Children’s concert

   Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children presents "Ferdinand the Bull." Hugh Aitken’s musical story will be accompanied by a narrator, and performed by the New York Chamber Soloists. Children are invited to participate in hands-on musical activities with instructors before the concert. Saturday. 3 p.m. at University of Miami, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $10-$12.

   Details: (305) 271-7150 or


‘The Nutcracker’

   Miami City Ballet presents George Balanchine’s "The Nutcracker." Friday-Sunday. Various times at Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $19.75- $59.75. Miami City Ballet will also host a Nutcracker Sweets Brunch in celebration of its performance on Saturday. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35.

   Details: (877) 929-7010 or


French fashion

   A lecture and slide presentation of Marie Antoinette and her influence of fashion in 18th century-France. Friday. 7 p.m. at Alliance Francaise de Miami, 1414 Coral Way, Miami. $5-$8.

   Details: (305) 859-8760.


Pipe organ concert

   Vizcaya Museum & Gardens presents a pipe organ concert. Hear holiday music performed by The American Guild of Organists. Sunday.

   3 p.m. at 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Free.

   Details: (305) 250-9133 or

Visiting artists

   Sunday Afternoons of Music presents New York Chamber Soloists. The group will perform concertos by Handel and Vivaldi, Mozart’s quartet, Bach’s canons and Powell’s ensemble. Sunday. 4 p.m. at University of Miami, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $10-$40.

   Details: (305) 271-7150 or

Holiday concert

   The Greater Miami Symphonic Band will perform a holiday concert featuring music from the "Festive Sounds of Hanukkah," to "A Christmas Festival." Tuesday. 8 p.m. at University of Miami, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $5-$10.

   Details: (305) 273-7687 or


Boat parade

   The city of Key Biscayne hosts the Winterfest Boat Parade. Boats will sail from Key Biscayne Yacht Club to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Saturday. 5:30 p.m. at Key Biscayne Yacht Club, 180 Harbor Dr., Key Biscayne. Free.

   Details: (305) 365-8900 or (305) 361-9171.

Family event

   Dozens of children dressed in costumes, juggling and walking on stilts will be seen at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. Sunday. Noon and 1 p.m. at Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free.

   Details::(305) 949-6722.

Family event

   The city of Miami Gardens hosts the third annual Festival of Carols. The event features an outdoor concert and a tree lighting ceremony. Sunday. 5-8 p.m. at Carol City Park, 3201 NW 185th St., Miami Gardens.

   Details: (305) 622-8035.

Menorah lighting

   Watch the lighting of the menorah at Bayfront Park. The event includes music, food, and activities for children. Tuesday. 5 p.m. at 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tuesday. Free.

   Details: (305) 358-7550.
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