The Blue Man Group brings a traveling exhibit, designed to unite science and art, to the Miami Children's Museum. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit allows participants to see, feel, hear and create sound in the fun-filled Blue Man Group style. Ends Feb. 9. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
The PlayGround Theatre launches its fifth season with a performance of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." In producer Stephanie Ansin's interpretation, time, space and cultures collide as the heroine tackles the challenges of her ever-changing world while the familiar tale unfolds with a tropical twist. 10 a.m. weekdays, 3 p.m. weekends. Ends Dec. 18. PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores. $15. Details: (305) 751-9550 ext. 223 or www.playgroundtheatre.com.
IMPROV FOR KIDS
The Miami Children's Museum hosts an hour-long improvisational comedy performance for the enjoyment of children. Performers will lead audiences through a variety of games and scenes that encourages participation. 2:30 p.m. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy, Watson Island. $12. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
The classic Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker," will be performed by the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet Company for school audiences. 10 a.m. daily. Ends Dec. 5. Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 547-5414 or (305) 358-3558.
TALE AS OLD AS TIME
With more than 4,000 shows entertaining 5.7 million people, the musical version of "Beauty and the Beast" comes to Miami just in time for the holidays. The musical opened in New York in April 1994 and has maintained the same story as the Disney movie released in 1991. 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 11, 13 and 20. 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Alper JCC, Russell Theatre, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall. $14 adults, $12 children/students. Details: (305) 274-3595 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.