THURSDAY, JULY 16
A True Wonderland: Lookingglass Alice
Never miss a local story.
Take the plunge down the rabbit hole with this gravity-defying, modern retelling of Lewis Carroll’s literary classic “Alice in Wonderland,” featuring all the characters — the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more — performing spectacular circus stunts.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, running through Aug. 16, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $55-$85.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Young At Art: Teen Comic Convention
This ninth-annual event features local teen and tween artists from Camp YAA’s summer digital cartoon program displaying and selling their cartoon artwork. Plus, there’s anime gaming, a quick draw contest, a cosplay costume contest, a Tate’s Comics display, a digital cartooning demonstration; retro video games and much more.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday at the Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie; 954-424-0085 or www.youngatartmuseum.org; $14; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors and children over age 1; and $11 for military members and their immediate families.
Kids’ Happy Hour: Funtastic Fridays
Enjoy a DJ, face painting, games and bounce houses, and see why Local 10 (WPLG) viewers recently ranked this event No. 8 on their “Top 10 Places to Take the Kids in South Florida” list. Bring a blanket and stick around for “Dolphin Tale 2,” the 2014 sequel to the 2011 original starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. The film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Big Night In Little Haiti: Klass
One of today’s most popular konpa bands takes the stage. The night also features an opening set by K-ravan from Guadaloupe; Pedro Ramaya and his folkloric quintet; carnival costumes from Ti-Chapo; the TV reality dance troupe Bring It; delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Restaurant; Maison Gingerbread, Haiti’s living architecture exhibition; and plenty of hands-on art activities for kids.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Seussical The Musical
No one captured the imagination of kids quite like Dr. Seuss, and here’s your chance to see his brilliance come to life as the Cat in the Hat leads you on a fantastical, delightful and educational adventure.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Broward College’s Bailey Hall, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie; www.flct.org; $22.
Classic Musical: Mary Poppins
Everyone’s favorite magical nanny flies into town to help the dysfunctional Banks family reconnect with one another in this beloved production featuring the tunes “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” “Step in Time,” “Feed the Birds” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, running through Aug. 9, at the Susan B Katz Theatre at the River of Grass ArtsPark, 17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines; 954-437-4884 or www.pptopa.com; $24, $18 students and seniors, $14 kids 6 and under (all tickets $17 on Saturday night).
SATURDAY, JULY 18
Back To Nature: The Okee Dokee Brothers
Grammy-winning duo Joe and Justin create and perform their Americana folk music with the goal of inspiring children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. The two-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from USA Today and NPR’s “All Things Considered” and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” .
Celebrate! Megarumba Colombia
Family-friendly festival honors Colombian Independence Day with an all-star lineup of performers including Fonseca, Victor Manuelle, Maluma, Grupo Niche, Binomio de Oro, Lil Silvio y El Vega and Tomas the Latin Boy.
Details: 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.megarumbacolombia.com; $25.
Get All Dolled Up: Tea With Barbie
It’s the chance of a lifetime for little ones to dress up and enjoy tea and treats with Barbie and her friends — plus, a variety of Barbies will be posing for pictures and signing autographs.
Details: 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Rd., Davie; www.olddavieschool.org; $20, $15 kids 3 and up, free under 3.
Fairy Tale Theater: Hansel & Gretel
Based on the classic story by the Brothers Grimm about a brother and sister’s journey into a mysterious forest and their encounter with a witch and her delicious gingerbread cottage, this enchanting production features music from the opera by Engelbert Humperdinck.
Local Superstar: Ariana Grande
Your kids will sing along with this angelic pop princess from Boca Raton as she performs smash hits including “The Way,” “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Bang Bang,” “Love Me Harder” and “One Last Time.” Bronx bachata king Prince Royce opens with Latin and R&B favorites including “Stand By Me,” “Darte un Beso” and “Stuck on a Feeling” (feat. Snoop Dogg).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $15.75-$75.25.
Summer Movies Under The Stars: Frozen
Rediscover the magic of this instant Disney classic — featuring the saga of sisters Elsa and Anna and their sidekicks Olaf, Sven and Kristoff — and sing along to its songs including “For the First Time in Forever,” “In Summer,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” “Fixer Upper,” “Love Is an Open Door” and, of course, “Let It Go.” .
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; free.
SUNDAY, JULY 19
Miami Children’s Museum: National Ice Cream Day
You’ll all scream for ice cream — especially when it’s free! Cool off with complimentary treats from the Florida Dairy Farmers, and join other kids in an array of crafts that will stimulate your senses and teach you how ice cream is made.
Details: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
Family Opera: ‘The Tales Of Hoffman’
In collaboration with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony camp, the Riuniti Opera and Alhambra Orchestra, with conductor Timothy Shade, present scenes and selections from “The Tales of Hoffmann,” a cleverly entertaining opera by Jacques Offenbach with plenty of vocal acrobatics.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Drive., Miami; 305-668-9260; free.
FREE FOR ALL
Pop-Up Kids Program: Go Go Moad!
Inspired by pre-Columbian pottery, some of which dates back 18,000 years ago to artifacts found in the Yuchanyan Cave in China, kids can “pinch their own pots” out of clay.
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