Dr. Seuss’s 75th Anniversary
What: Drop by for free story time and make crowns and bookmarks.
Why: An appearance by the Cat in the Hat? Sounds good. Goodie bags to take home? Even better.
When: Fri., 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Dadeland Mall, Saks Fifth Avenue corridor, 7535 Dadeland Mall (305-665-6226).
What: Marvel at creatures both scaly and slimy and pet a crocodile if you dare.
Why: The only downside? He’ll want a python instead of a puppy.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Fort Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale (954-828-5380). Tickets online at repticon.com. Adults and teens, $10; children, $5; under 5, free.
Hansel and Gretel
What: Momentum Dance Company stages a free performance of the fairy tale.
Why: You’ve got a hunch that even this won’t deter your sugar booger from eating sweets.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St., Coral Gables (305-442-8706).