Miami Children's Museum hosts "ArtKids at Art Basel Miami Beach." From mixed media to building blocks and beyond, a variety of art exploration stations will be available for budding artists to create their own original works of art. For kids 4-12. Noon-8 p.m. Dec. 6-8. Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 9. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: (305) 373-5431 or email@example.com or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
The Area Stage Company and Theatre Conservatory presents Roald Dahl's theatrical adaptation of "James and the Giant Peach." James is a lonely young boy forced to work like a slave for the most revolting aunts in England. One day a mystical old man gives him a bag of magic and most marvelous things begin to happen. 8 p.m. Additional performances through Dec. 22. Area Stage Company Theatre and Conservatory, 1560 South Dixie Highway, suite 103, Coral Gables. $10 children and students. $15-$30 others. Details: (305) 666-2078 or www.areastagecompany.com.