Convincing your little ring bearer to wear a summer suit is like wrestling a lion cub into a pinafore.
Here to take the wrinkles out of his getting-dressed routine: Tom & Drew, a new line of preppy separates for boys. The summer collection features classic two-button blazers paired with matching pants or shorts in linen and seersucker — two materials that actually look better a little roughed up.
Add a cotton oxford and he’ll be ready to walk down the aisle — without creating a circus.
Street Painting Festival
What: Artists armed with chalk use the pavement as a canvas.
Why: Music and strolling minstrels add even more color.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Lake Worth, at Lucerne & Lake Aves. Info at 561-582-4401. Admission is free.
Madeline at the White House
What: Author John Bemelmans Marciano reads the book aloud, plus coloring activities and games.
Why: Go dressed as the famously hatted heroine or the president of your choice for the costume contest.
When: Today, 2 p.m.
Where: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables (305-442-4408). Participation is free.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
What: Everything seems to go wrong when a little boy wakes up cranky.
Why: Lima beans for dinner does seem pretty tragic.
When: Sat., 2 p.m. (Also Mar. 5 & 12.)
Where: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Tickets at 305-444-9293 ext. 1 or online at tickets.actorsplayhouse.org. Adults and children, $17.50.
Photo: Courtesy of Tom & Drew