Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on April 1, 2009
The Sharks and the Jets are ready to rumble as the cast of 75 children of ages 11 to 17 perform in this modern-Latin-flavored "Romeo & Juliet." Set in 1950s Manhattan, the production illustrates the tale of rival teen-age gangs and two young dreamers torn between their loyalties and their feelings for each other. Ends April 5. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sundays. The Roxy Theatre Group Inc. 1645 SW 107th Ave., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 226-0030 or www.roxypac.com.
FANTASY ON ICE
Disney on Ice presents "Worlds of Fantasy." Audiences will enter the wondrous world of Pixie Hollow to meet Tinker Bell and her fairy friends, speed through Radiator Springs with Lightning McQueen and relive classic Disney favorites "The Lion King" and "The Little Mermaid." 7:30 p.m. Ends April 5. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $16-$48. Details: (305) 358-5885 or www.disneyonince.com.
Shake-A-Leg Miami holds Saturday classes to teach the basics of sailing to children 7 to 17. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove. $200 per class. Details: (305) 858-5550 or www.shakealegmiami.org.
Latin Grammy-Award winner, flutist and Miami resident Nestor Torres will join The Cleveland Orchestra as the narrator of a bilingual performance of "Peter and the Wolf." The children’s tale is a favorite of the classical music repertoire that introduces young people to the orchestra. The free concert will include performances of the work of such composers as Mozart, Cimarosa, Dvorák, and Delecluse. 2 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Miami Seaquarium’s spring camp lets children get up-close and personal with marine life. Participants spend the day seeing marine-mammal shows, interacting with animals, playing games and doing arts and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Ends April 10. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne. $200. Details: (305) 361-5705, ext. 207 or www.miamiseaquarium.com.
Children learn about history, archeology, and nature in a series of hands-on activities at the Deering Estate’s kids’ camp. The day includes a nature hike, educational environmental projects, a canoe trip to Chicken Key, an archeological dig and more. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $188. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.