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    Uncle Pirate opens tomorrow at Vital Children's Theater

    Fri Jan 15

    It may not be as exciting as a Broadway premiere, but opening day at Vital Children's Theater's newest musical, Uncle Pirate , is still a lot of fun for young theatergoers. The cheerful show follows a decidedly "average" fourth grader whose life becomes much more exciting when he discovers that his uncle is a swashbuckling pirate. In honor of the production's debut on January 16 at 11am, the author and illustrator of the book Uncle Pirate (upon which the musical is based) will be on hand to sign copies of their work. Tickets are $25 each, but you can save 20 percent by purchasing them online with code UPVEB .

    Mission to Mars opens at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

    Fri Jan 15

    We love the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum —even when the cold weather makes hanging out on the ship's deck less than appealing. That's because the floating museum has made a big effort to launch kid-friendly, indoor exhibitions during the cold months. In December, it opened an adorable Snoopy retrospective, and beginning Saturday, it'll be home to "Mission to Mars," an exhibit that traces the entire history of the American space program and features a replica of the current Mars Rover. Be sure to accompany your aspiring astronauts on a weekend, when museum educators will allow children to touch real Rover artifacts, a piece of solar panel and parachute material.

    Best pharmacies in New York City

    Fri Jan 15

    Getting your kid to take medicine when he's sick is no easy task. We've rounded up ten mom-and-pop pharmacies around the city (sorry Duane Reade and CVS!) that go the extra mile to make tykes feel better. Click here to learn about a Williamsburg drugstore that will transform icky medicine with strawberry flavor, a Staten Island spot that sells fun-shaped pediatric nebulizers and more. Of course, here's to hoping you and your family have a healthy winter! Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Friday's pick of the day: Storytime at Birch

    Fri Jan 15

    Birch Storytime is back! In the second installment of this just-launched book series inside the Gershwin Hotel, staffers from the cafe will read aloud from Mike Ornstein's The Daddy Longlegs Blues , which follows the musical adventures of a very groovy arachnid. The best part is, you don't have to pay a dime to curl up with your babes and hear the tale—every storytime at Birch is completely free.

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