CREATURE OF PEACE
The Playground Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz's adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez's "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings." Directed with children in mind, the play follows two children who discover a mysterious creature resembling an old man with gigantic wings that falls from the sky one evening in a remote Caribbean town. The villagers' initial reaction of fear turns to understanding as they realize that this "angel" means no harm and is rather a symbol of healing and love. 10 a.m. Additional performances at various times through March 14. The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. $15. Details: (305) 751-9550 ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.theplaygroundtheatre.com.
OFF TO OZ
The first officially sanctioned traveling educational exhibit based on "The Wizard of Oz" debuts at the Miami Children's Museum, taking guests on a journey from the sepia-toned Gale Farm across the colorful Land of Oz. Items on display include Dorothy's ruby slippers, her blue gingham dress and classic movie stills. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends May 9. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island. $12-$15. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
A quirky take on the classic story "Jack and the Beanstalk" follows Jack as he climbs his magical beanstalk only to encounter a giant inventor, a tap-dancing gray goose and a golden harp that knows how to boogey. 2 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 27 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays March 6-27. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Head down to Cutler Bay this weekend for family story time, arts and crafts, science programs and more. 10 a.m.-noon. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with admission, which is $10 adults $5 children. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Introduce your children to classic tales "Red Riding Hood" and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" at a free performance by Momentum Dance Company performers. 11 a.m. Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-8706 or www.momentumdance.com.
GALA, KIDS STYLE
The PlayGround Theatre hosts a benefit fit for the fanciest of kids produced by Barton G. at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Fun features of "Tea at The Ritz: The Playground Theatre Rocks!" include a tea party, fashion show, jelly bean bar, lollipop making, magic show, Guitar Hero and more. Proceeds benefit The PlayGround Theatre's 2009-2010 Education & Outreach Program. 2:30 p.m. registration. 3-5 p.m. party. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $50 children. $125 adults. Details: (305) 751-9550 ext. 233 or email@example.com or www.theplaygroundtheatre.com.