Deep down you know that if it’s Smurf blue or squirts it isn’t really food.
But your standards get a little flabby when you’re tired.
Hand yourself over to Kitchen Commando: Ellen Kula, grocery shopping drill sergeant.
Kula dissects your pantry, sorts out the junk, finds alternatives, and helps you integrate more whole, nutritious food into your family’s menu. At the supermarket, she teaches you to read and understand labels (hint: corn syrup has synonyms) and explains what’s new in the food industry — both good and bad.
In no time at all your family will be living by her rules.
Instead of breaking yours.
Kitchen Commando (305-527-0144 or yourkitchencommando.com).
Pumpkin Patch Opens
What: Pumpkins, scarecrows, pony rides, and a petting zoo.
Why: It’s easy to fall for autumn.
When: Mon.-Fri., 3-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: The Little Farm, 13401 SW 224 St., Goulds (305-258-3186).
Dan Zanes and Friends
What: Grammy winner leads Latin American and original songs.
Why: Sing, sing out loud.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-949-6722).
The Little Prince
What: The surreal fairytale comes to life.
Why: Culture for petite princes and princesses.
When: Thru Oct. 25. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 & 8 p.m.
Where: Coral Gables Youth Center Theater, 405 University Dr. (305-274-3595).