THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
IMAX 3D Theater: Wild Africa
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Take a magical journey through the wildest place on Earth: the majestic continent of Africa and its jungles, deserts and rivers and their inhabitants, from eye-poppingly colorful pink flamingos to gentle gorillas to herds of swimming elephants.
Details: 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday, running through Feb. 11, at the Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $14, $11 kids 2-12.
Old-Fashioned Fun: South Florida Fair
Endless family entertainment includes carnival rides, games, great food (and a beer garden for mom and dad), alligator shows, racing pigs, petting zoos, pony rides, the Agri-Cadabra agricultural magic show, the Hitchiti Dancers, and much more. Plus, at 8 p.m. Thursday, enjoy a concert by the classic-rock band The Guess Who (American Woman, These Eyes, No Time); and all day Saturday, enjoy the Rock Tribute Band competition, featuring groups performing hits by bands including Rush, Heart, Jimi Hendrix and Rod Stewart — with a show by the winner at 8:30 p.m.
Details: Noon-10 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, running through Jan. 31, at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach; www.southfloridafair.com; $15, $9 seniors, $8 kids 6-11, free 5 and under; ride wristband $25 Monday-Friday, $35 Saturday and Sunday.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
Three Sweet Days: International Chocolate Festival
Kids from 2 to 102 love chocolate, and this weekend will indulge their taste buds’ every decadent desire, with dozens of artisan chocolatiers, interactive chocolate-making displays, sweet samples and cooking demos. Plus, learn about the history of chocolate, see how real cacao pods grow on trees, and wrap up your visit by taking home your very own cacao tree or chocolate-scented orchid.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org; $25, $18 seniors, $12 kids 6-17, free 5 and under.
Movie Night In The Park: Inside Out
Bring chairs and picnic blankets and grab dinner from the Food Truck Invasion while you enjoy a showing of the mesmerizing 2015 Disney/Pixar instant classic Inside Out, about five personified emotions (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear) trying to lead a young girl through life.
Details: 5 p.m. Friday at Goodlet Park, 4200 W. Eighth Ave., Hialeah; www.hialeahfl.gov; free.
Kids’ Happy Hour: Funtastic Fridays
Enjoy a DJ, face-painting, games and bounce houses and see why WPLG-ABC 10 viewers 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 hottest children’s film in recent memory, the 2013 Disney blockbuster Frozen, featuring the exploits of Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and the rest of the gang. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
First Time In The U.S.: Peppa Pig Live!
The British children’s TV show that’s now charming American kids on Nick Jr. makes the transition from the small screen to the stage with the live interactive show, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash, featuring the adventures of Peppa and her family — Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and little George. It’ll be more fun than a muddy puddle!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
Fun Days: The Little Farm
Kids can get in touch with nature with pony rides, a petting farm, a butterfly garden and a farm tour, plus help feed the animals and milk the goats.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Little Farm, 13401 SW 224th St., Goulds; www.thelittlefarm.us; $10.
Feeling Artsy? Coral Gables Festival Of The Arts
Two-day festival features 13 categories from first-class artists from all over the country, plus live music and stage shows; a food area with all different cuisines (Mexican, German, Greek, Peruvian, Cuban, Italian and more); a Kidz Zone with face-painting, a bounce house, ice cream, a Laser Tag Van and a Creative Area; and The Art of Wine & Spirits, featuring unlimited tastings from more than 100 brands.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday between Ponce de Leon and LeJeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) on Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables; www.coralgablesartfestival.com; free, admission to Art of Wine & Spirits $59.
Feeling Artsy (2)? Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts
One mile along Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, starting at U.S. 1 and continuing east to the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. Plus there will be live music, great food and a free art giveaway.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1111 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; www.artfestival.com; free.
Musical Theatre For Young Audiences: Jungle Book
Sing along to this music-filled spectacle based on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored stories of young Mowgli, who was raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, and his magical adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Join Mowgli as he learns about friendship and survival with the help of friends like Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the lovable bear, and foils his nemesis, Shere Khan the tiger.
Orchestra Miami: The Story Of Babar The Elephant
Family Fun Concert Series continues with the beloved story of Babar the Elephant told in English and Spanish and enhanced by gorgeous music by French composer Francis Poulenc, performed by Orchestra Miami and conducted by Elaine Rinaldi.
Good Grief! Snoopy the Musical
Sequel to You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown features the antics of Charlie Brown, his semi-faithful dog Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang adapted for the stage and set to classic music by Vince Guaraldi.
Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, running through Feb. 27, at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton; www.showtimeboca.com; $14, $10 kids under 12.
Rebel Heart Tour: Madonna
The Queen of Pop sweeps into town for two nights in support of her 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, on which she worked with electronic-music producers Diplo and Avicii to keep up with musical trends. Of course, Madonna’s also got a treasure trove of tried-and-true hits to choose from, including Holiday, Like a Virgin, Vogue, Into the Groove, Express Yourself, La Isla Bonita, Like a Prayer, Ray of Light, Music, Hung Up, and countless more.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $40-$355.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
Family-Friendly Concert: MISO@thebass
The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and Miami Beach Arts in the Parks present the fourth-annual MISO@thebass concert, a 90-minute performance of classical and popular music for all ages, conducted by Maestro Eduardo Marturet and Marcoantonio Real-d’Arbelles. During the concert, parents and children can also join in the fun of “Outdoor Art” with the monthly IDEA@thebass Family Day, from 4-5 p.m. in the park.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bassmuseum.org; free.
FREE FOR ALL
Gulfstream Park: Family Fun Fridays
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by DJ Koz and free caricaturist drawings.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
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