Let your kids hang loose and boogie down in the park with PBS Kids star Aaron Nigel Smith, performing tunes from his latest family friendly CD "Everyone Loves to Dance." The album includes collaborations with Ziggy Marley, Kevin Richardson and more — sure to keep kids and parents alike dancing. 2 p.m. North Shore Youth Center Park, 501 72nd St., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 673-7577 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Children's author Lois Lowry reads from her book "The Birthday Ball," the tale of 16-year-old Princess Patricia Priscilla who is rather bored with her royal life and the hubbub surrounding her birthday ball. Happenings take a turn toward the wild side as the princess escapes from royalty for a week. 3 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Tickets required. Available at all Books & Books locations. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
KID TURNED KING
Actors' Playhouse presents a new musical: "Young King Arthur." Watch the kid king as he gets into trouble with the help of Merlin the Magician and a peasant girl named Brynith, learning that true power comes not from sorcery but from the heart. 2 p.m. Ends May 29. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.