Native Tequestas christened a scenic island Bischiyano (translation: “favorite path of the rising moon”).
Fast-forward a few centuries (hey, we know you’re busy) and its name has evolved into Key Biscayne. But the skies are still mighty pretty there.
In that spirit, Cioppino restaurant launched monthly Moonrise Dinners. On the kids’ menu: Tuscan vegetable cups, baked potatoes with broccoli and cheddar, and mini baked lasagnas. For adults they fork over a prix fixe inspired by the regions of Italy.
And every table gets a telescope and “constellation concierge” who points out celestial wonders like Orion’s Belt.
You’ll be over the moon.
The next Moonrise Dinner takes place Saturday at Cioppino, inside The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne (305-365-4286 or ritzcarlton.com). Call for reservations and future dates.
The Wizard of Oz
What: The multisensory journey with Dorothy and Toto encourages literacy, performing arts, physical challenges, and decision making.
Why: It’s Oz-some.
When: Sat.-May 9.
Where: Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy. (305-373-5437).
Mommy & Me Art Classes
What: Parents and children (ages 3-4) explore creative projects like watercolor, printmaking, and papier-mâché.
Why: Stay young at art.
When: Thru Apr. 29. Thurs., 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., University of Miami, Coral Gables (305-668-8499).
What: Artist Charley Friedman’s sculptures conjure the zaniness of childhood.
Why: You’ll love the hand spouting colored bubbles.
When: Thru Feb. 6.
Where: Gallery Diet, 174 NW 23rd St. (305-571-2288).
Photo: Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton