Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on December 11, 2008
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," the Miami Children’s Museum hosts "The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art" and "The Ruby Slipper Collections." Ends Dec. 22. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy, Watson Island. $12. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
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 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.
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. 11, 13 and 20. 2 p.m. Dec. 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.
The city of Miami Beach hosts an evening of holiday activities for children that includes a variety of carnival games, rides, live performances and a cookie-decorating station. 6-9 p.m. 2700 Sheridan Ave., Miami Beach. $1 for four tickets. Details: (305) 673-7730 or www.miamibeachparks.com.