THURSDAY, JULY 30
Free Summer Movies: ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’
Never miss a local story.
Just show up — first-come, first-served — to see the final film in the magical comic trilogy starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ben Kingsley and the late, great Robin Williams, who died a few months after filming.
Details: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paragon Theater, 9200 State Road 84, Davie; www.paragontheaters.com.
Operation Pedro Pan Exhibition: The Cuban Children’s Exodus
From 1960-’62, more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children left their homeland in what became the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere. This new exhibit displays testimonies, photographs, letters and other items from the children, now adults.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, at HistoryMiami in the Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free with museum admission ($8 adults, $5 kids 6-12, under 6 free).
Musical Comedy: ‘The Wedding Singer’
Your kids will say “I do” to this adaptation of the hilarious 1998 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore performed by 13- to 18-year-old campers.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $10.
A True Wonderland: ‘Lookingglass Alice’
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 31
Miami Children’s Museum: Sketch Aquarium
This groundbreaking new interactive animation experience at MCM will seem like magic to kids, as they watch their sketches literally come to life, wriggling and swimming their digitalized way through the rich undersea life of the Sketch Aquarium. Imagine their faces lighting up with wonder as they draw a fish and it begins to move! .
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; free with admission to the museum — $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
Sesame Street Presents: The Body
Kids will have a blast learning about the head and shoulders, knees and toes, and everything in between, at this new interactive exhibit featuring all the fave “Sesame Street” friends teaching them about “Your Outsides,” “Your Insides” and “Staying Healthy,” which promotes hygiene, exercise and nutrition. The little ones will be having so much fun they won’t even realize how much they’re learning.
Explore The River: Amazon Voyage - Vicious Fishes And Other Riches
Learn while you have fun as this spectacular exhibition about the most biologically diverse river in the world returns to Miami for the first time in nine years, after visiting 19 cities in three countries.
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 the 1993 coming-of-age baseball story “The Sandlot.” Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Miami Seaquarium: Splashtacular Summer
In addition to the awe-inspiring killer-whale and dolphin shows, kids can stay cool at the Splashtacular Summer Kids’ Water Play Area, featuring seven water slides (including the awesome-sounding Shark Escape slide and Niagara Falls).
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Aug. 23 at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; 305-361-5705 or www.miamiseaquarium.com; $40.99 adults, $31.99 kids 3-9 (save $8 per ticket by purchasing in advance online).
Fairy Tale Theater: ‘Into The Woods Jr.’
Mesmerizing Tony Award-winning musical that combines the brilliance of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim with the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm is reworked for the little ones.
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.
SATURDAY, AUG. 1
Jungle Island: Wet, Wacky & Wild
To help cool off in the sweltering South Florida heat, check out the new beach oasis and Rainforest Riptide, a fun, floating obstacle course and water park at Parrot Cove, then visit three marvelous animal shows including Winged Wonders, Wild Encounters and Wild Adventures.
Marlins Saturday Spectacular: Salt-N-Pepa
After the Fish take on the San Diego Padres, stick around for a concert by the pioneering, Grammy-winning New York hip-hop trio that gave us enduring hits including “Shoop,” “Whatta Man” and “Push It.”
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m. Saturday at Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $15.
SUNDAY, AUG. 2
Sunday Funday: Miami Marlins
Young fans have an added incentive to cheer on the Fish against the San Diego Padres, as all attendees will receive a Marlins All-Star poster and help celebrate Billy the Marlin’s birthday. Plus, it’s a the second Bark in the Park game, so prepare your precious pooches for a big day out. There will be also face-painting, interactive games, character appearances from favorite movies and TV shows, kids’ access to the Clevelander pool, and a Diamond Dash where children 12 and under can run the bases after the game.
Details: Game time is 1:10 p.m. Sunday; Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $16.
FREE FOR ALL
Beachfront Blast: Friday Fest
Kids will enjoy live music, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and an interactive fountain at this family-friendly gathering.
Details: 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at the Charnow Park Performance Pavilion, between Garfield and Connecticut streets on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk; 954-921-3404.
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