Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on February 5, 2009
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. Ends Feb. 9. 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR
The PlayGround Theatre hosts a production of Gabriel García Márquez’s "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz. The play follows a family after they discover an old man in their backyard who claims to be an angel. Ends Feb. 8. The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores. $15. Details: (305) 751-9550 ext. 223 or www.theplaygroundtheatre.com.
Miami Children’s Theater new session of classes and programs begins. Classes include beginning to advanced acting, tap, jazz, voice lessons and classes for preschoolers. Ends March 6. Youth Center Theater, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 274-3595 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.
Kids will have the chance to learn how to grow and care for herbs at Fruit & Spice Park. After, they will head inside to make their own pizza using freshly picked ingredients. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. $10. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
The Momentum Dance Company will perform "Red Riding Hood." Through music, narration and dance, Red Riding Hood learns not to talk to strangers and gets a scare from the Big Bad Wolf. Colorful costumes and exciting dance sequences add to this classic tale. 11 a.m. Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 858-7002 or www.momentumdance.com.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an art class for kids and families. Jazz music will guide the class while they paint watercolor scenes of dancers and musicians in the style of Aaron Douglas. 2 p.m. Feb. 7. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $10 members, $12 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Trained AD Barnes naturalists will teach valuable lessons about caring for such pets as mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. 7-8 p.m. AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., West Miami. $35. Details: (305) 666-5883 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
A GROWING PRINCESS
Meg Cabot appears at Books & Books to sign copies of "Forever Princess," the last installment of a 10-novel series. The book follows a young princess, Mia, through her senior year of high school as she faces the challenges of adolescence and royalty. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
The Miami Antique Toy Show enters its 30th year bringing the largest collections of antique toys, dolls and model trains together under one roof. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Intercontinental Hotel Airport West, 2501 NE 87th Ave., Doral. $10 Details: (305) 446-4488.