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WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Boat lovers, there’s no other place you’d rather be over President’s Day Weekend. Check out hundreds upon hundreds of boats, plus exhibits offering marine accessories, electronics, engines, nautical gifts and apparel and services; on-the-water boating workshops, daily seminars, and fun ways to test the waters including paddle sports demos; and great food, with several restaurants on-site. Partial to sailboats? You’re in luck, as this year Strictly Sail joins the show on-site.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Monday at the Miami Marine Stadium Park Basin, 3501 Rickenbacker Cswy., on Virginia Key minutes from downtown Miami; www.miamiboatshow.com; $40 Thursday, $25 Friday-Monday, $45 two-day pass, $100 five-day pass, free for 12 and under.
MIAMI SEAQUARIUM FREE ANNUAL PASS OFFER
Buy one day, get one year — not a bad deal! Through March 11, Florida residents who buy a one-day regular admission to Miami Seaquarium will receive a free 2018 pass that allows guests to visit as often as they wish through Dec. 31, including the extremely popular BunnyPalooza Easter Egg Hunts and Monster Splash Halloween Bash.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; 305-361-5705 or www.miamiseaquarium.com; $45.99 adults, $35.99 kids 3-9.
MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE NEW EXHIBITS
Kids can enjoy two amazing new exhibits based on classic TV shows: Clifford the Big Red Dog, which offers numerous immersive “paws-on” adventures that reinforce “Clifford’s Big Ideas” — 10 simple life lessons designed to help young children navigate their world; and Curious George — Let’s Get Curious, which inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, running through May 6, at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $16, $13 kids 2-12.
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT DANCING WITH THE STARS – LIVE!
America’s favorite dance show hits the road again with Season 25 dancers serving up everything from sizzling salsas to elegant waltzes, plus original pieces choreographed by Mandy Moore. Participants include Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater, plus Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert and Brandon Armstrong.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$95.
DOWNTOWN MOVIE NIGHT THE EMOJI MOVIE
Monthly series features free, family-friendly flicks at various locations in Downtown Miami. This month’s selection stars the vocal talents of James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Sofia Vergara, Christina Aguilera, Sean Hayes and more. There will be food and cocktails available for purchase, plus games, prizes and giveaways.
Details: Gates open at 5, show time at 7 p.m. Friday, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.eventbrite.com; free.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
Gather the tribes and take in this all-new take on the Smurfs, featuring the vocal talents of Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin, Meghan Trainor and Julia Roberts. It tells the tale of a mysterious map that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. Bring a flashlight for Flashlight Tours at various times. Movie begins at 8.
Details: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $5.
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL
More than 100,000 art lovers will flock to this festival that stretches over nearly a mile of historic Coconut Grove to check out the works of 360 globally recognized artists. There’s great live music, too, and foodies will want to stop by the Culinary Pavilion, where celebrity chefs will give cooking demonstrations each day. There’s even a special place just for kids with all kinds of fun activities.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive in Coconut Grove; www.cgaf.com; $15, kids 12 and under free.
26TH SEASON FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Lords, ladies and wenches, grab your swords, button up your bodices and get medieval as the latest Ren-Fest chapter hits town, with seven themed weekends through March 25. The second, “Time Travelers’ Weekend,” is dedicated to adventurers across the centuries and embodies the spirit of recreating the past. And as always, enjoy more than 100 costumed performers, live Celtic music, new jousting tournaments and aerial high-wire shows.
Details: 10 a.m.-sunset Saturday-Monday (open for President’s Day), running on weekends through March 25, at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; www.ren-fest.com; $21, $9 kids 6-11, free for 5 and under; season pass $59-$106.
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM BLACK HERITAGE CELEBRATION DAY
Celebrate Black History Month at MCM with the Winds of Heritage Dance Company, the Voices of Heritage Vocal Ensemble and the African Heritage Youth Theater.
Details: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $20, $15 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
GO FLY A KITE! KITE DAY FESTIVAL
Family-friendly event, now in its 26th year, brings spectacular kites of all colors, shapes and sizes, plus free activities including kite-building classes, kite-flying demonstrations and competitions. Marvel at the amazing “monster kites,” such as the 100-foot squid, the 30-foot dragon, the 30-foot scuba man, the 30-foot “Nemo” fish, the 150-foot flying rainbow, and more. There will also be food and refreshments for purchase and live music.
Details: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.skywardkites.com; free, $7 parking.
MUSICAL THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated Disney classic tale of transformation and tolerance brings a few twists, such as a mysterious dog named Worm, who replaces the book Bella is reading with a magical one that allows the book’s characters to communicate with her.
Details: 2 p.m. Saturday, running through March 22, at Actor’s Playhouse, Balcony Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; $20
IT’S EASY BEING GREEN SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.
Full production based on the beloved, Oscar-nominated film brings together all your favorite characters, including the ogre Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Dragon, the Three Little Pigs, and many more. It’s part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and fun for everyone.
Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, running through Feb. 24, at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton; www.showtimeboca.com; $15.
GET REVVED UP MONSTER JAM
For the first time, the 12-foot, five-ton Monster Trucks — featuring all your faves, including Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Max-D, Stone Crusher and many more — do battle and show off their 35-foot jumps at Marlins Park.
Details: 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday (Pit Party from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday) at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.monsterjam.com; $15-$50.
SMART STAGE MATINEE THEATER MOON MOUSE: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Join Marvin the Mouse, who retreats into his science world of fantasy when he’s bullied by the “cool” rats, on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon.
Details: 11 a.m. Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $7.20.
CULTURAL CELEBRATION CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with this fun event featuring exotic Asian food, arts & crafts, shows such as the Sinoelite Acrobats and Matsuriza Taiko Drums of Disney (Epcot), and kid-friendly activities including rock climbing, bounce houses and chute slides.
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Fred Shaw Plaza, MDC Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th St., Miami; www.chinesenewyearfestivalmiami.org; $10, $5 kids 5-11, free under 5.
LOCAL LOVE EDITION 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 restaurants, entrepreneurs and creative souls. This month celebrates the locals who make it lovely to live here, with a Kids’ Corner featuring face-painting and creative crafts, plus live music by Lone Wolf OMB, Elastic Bond and Polar Boys.
Details: 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the A&E District, 1445 N. Miami Ave., Miami; register at www.eventbrite.com; free.
Free For All
PNC ARTS ALIVE FREE ARTS! FAMILY DAYS
Monthly event offers free admission to the gallery and interactive arts activities. This month’s guest artist is the Cuban-born Pablo Cano, whose pioneering work with marionettes has brought him international acclaim.
Details: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood; www.artandculturecenter.org; free.
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