Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on December 4, 2008
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 at 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
The PlayGround Theatre launches its fifth season with Lewis Carroll’s "Alice in Wonderland." In producer Stephanie Ansin’s interpretation, time, space and cultures collide as the heroine tackles 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.
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.
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. It 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.
Miami City Ballet School offers classes for adults, including traditional ballet, hip-hop and jazz-dance. Times and days vary. Miami City Ballet School, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach. $14 per class, $100 for 10 classes. Details: (305) 929-7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida International University hosts student dancers performing work by emerging choreographers titled "Bridge to the Future." 8:30 p.m. Ends Dec. 6. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center. Black Studio Theatre, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami, Tamiami. $5-$15. Details: (305) 348-0496 or www.carta.fiu.edu.