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Arts and music, family-style

Actors' Playhouse holds its 13th annual National Children's Theatre Festival -- dubbed Kids Fest -- this weekend, and the experience is packed with loads of entertainment for a $15 pass.

Ethan_2 Included in the Saturday-Sunday festivities is the production of Robin Seidman and Spencer G. Stephens' winning musical, Paint! Marc Chagall's Colorful Musical Adventure, at 10 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; performances of Into the Woods Jr. by the singing Musical Miracles; and, at noon Saturday on the theater's mainstage, a performance by seven-year-old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick, the very cute kid at the left. 

Kids can also paint their own "masterpiece," make a puppet, design a costume or mask, learn to act for the camera, sing onstage and more.

Passes are good for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, or 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.  For information, call 305-444-9293 or visit the Actors' Playhouse web site.