START YOUR ENGINES MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
The 46th edition of this nationally acclaimed auto show will feature several hundred new cars, crossovers and SUVs, plus highlights including Topless In Miami’s display of convertible cars in a picturesque Miami environment and Havana Classics, a nostalgic display of cars from Havana in the 1940s and ‘50s.
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Details: 2-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; www.miamiautoshow.net; $15, $6 kids 6-12, free for 5 and under.
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FOLLOW YOUR HEART
The most magical show on ice is back, with all the usual suspects including Mickey and Minnie, Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Goofy, Belle and Rapunzel, plus newer favorites from “Finding Dory,” “Frozen” and even “Inside Out.”
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; moves to downtown Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena from Thursday through Sept. 25; Ticketmaster; $16-$122.
KIDS’ HAPPY HOUR FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS
Enjoy a DJ, face-painting, games and bounce houses and see why Local 10 (WPLG) viewers ranked this event No. 8 on their "Top 10 Places to Take the Kids in South Florida” list. Bring a blanket, stick around and watch the 2008 computer-animated Disney film “Bolt,” about a small dog who believes he has super powers, starring the vocal talents of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; 954-921-3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR MEGHAN TRAINOR
When this singer-songwriter’s ubiquitous smash “All About That Bass” took over the pop radio airwaves two years ago, it felt like a novelty. But here Trainor is, winning the Grammy for Best New Artist and churning out infectious hit after hit, from “Lips Are Movin’,” “Dear Future Husband,” “Marvin Gaye” (with Charlie Puth) and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (with John Legend). You’ll hear all those songs, plus newer tracks such as “No” and “Me Too” from her second album, “Thank You.” Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself,” “Rock Bottom” with DNCE) and Common Kings open.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $20.75-$55.70.
GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ and appearances by Rapunzel and her love interest Flynn Rider, from the Disney hit film “Tangled.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
CASTELLOW HAMMOCK PRESERVE BUTTERFLY AND BIRD DAY
Did you know butterflies taste with their feet and smell with their antennae? Learn more about these and other winged pollinators living in Miami-Dade at this all-day festival featuring expert speakers, nature walks, plant and book sales, fun children’s activities and information tables.
Details: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Castellow Hammock Nature Preserve, 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Miami; www.miamiblue.org; free.
MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE KIDS LOVE & FAMILY EXPO
Fourth-annual event presented by the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital features the latest in products and local services from more than 50 exhibitors and sponsors. Plus, kids will love the interactive shows, storybook character meet & greets, photo opps with princesses and superheroes and BMX Trickstars stunt shows. And that’s not all — attendees can meet Disney Jr.'s, Genevieve Goings, host of the TV show “Choo Choo Soul."
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; www.kidslovefamilyexpo.com; $15, $14 grandparents, $13 kids 2-12 (save 30% online).
FREE FAMILY FUN MEET ME IN BOCA RATON
Fun-filled, educational day include activities for the kids such as a rock-climbing wall, a waterslide, a dunk tank, appearances by Elmo and the Minions, a balloon artist, face-painting, music by a DJ and even live mermaids. Plus, meet and learn about local businesses and professional services for your family, health and shopping.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; free.
DEERING ESTATE FEE-FREE P.L.A.Y. DAY
Enjoy rare complimentary admission and tap into your inner scout with scavenger hunts, a knot-tying challenge, mini-canoe tours, pinewood derby car races and much more.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; www.deeringestate.org; free.
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM MICHIMU’S BIRTHDAY FIESTA
The Miami Children’s Museum is turning lucky 13, so you’re invited to come celebrate another great year with games, balloon twisting and face-painting, plus special performances by the MCM Players, a playful piñata and, of course, birthday cake.
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $20, $15 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
POP-UP KIDS PROGRAM GOGO MOAD!
Have you ever noticed how some forms of art can play tricks on your eyes? Kids can explore optical illusions, color theory and the way different artists from the MDC Permanent Art Collection, like Viktor Vasarely, use color and shape to influence how we feel and perceive things.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Second Floor, Miami; 305-237-7700 or www.mdcmoad.org.
CELEBRATE LITERACY BOOKS, BIRDS & BOATS
Kids can have a blast while using their noggins with educational activities, exciting games and prizes, storybook reading and much more.
Details: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; www.coconutgrove.com; $2, kids under 6 free; entry fee waived for visitors who show a library card or library book or who donate a new or gently-used book.
BENEFIT CONCERT LOVE THE EVERGLADES
Help raise funds and awareness of local environmental issues at this annual concert featuring the Spam Allstars, Iko-Iko, the Magic City Hippies, the Baboons, the Nag Champayons, Army Gideon and more, plus spoken-word, dance and live art performances.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; www.lovetheeverglades.org; $10, kids under 12 free.
GET TOGETHER THE MIAMI FLEA
The Arts + Entertainment District presents the greatest flea market in South Florida, a family-friendly gathering that brings together groups of artisans, local coffee and beverage shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs and every creative soul in the city. Enjoy dozens of vendors, live music, great food and drink at the Grub Garden and make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some cool crafts and face-painting.
Details: 3-7 p.m. Sunday at 1440 N. Miami Ave., Miami; RSVP at www.aedistrictmiami.eventbrite.com; free.
Free For All
Kick off the weekend with entertaining cultural performances and activities. This week, TUFF Martial Arts will be showing off their killer self-defense moves.
Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Southland Mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; www.mysouthlandmall.com; free.
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