THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
Final Weekend: 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 Starship, with original frontman Mickey Thomas (“Find Your Way Back,” “Sara,” “We Built This City”).
Details: Noon-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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.
Sea Movies At PAMM: Finding Nemo
New event series will show sea-themed films on the fourth Thursday of every month, kicking off with the 2003 Disney/Pixar computer-animated classic “Finding Nemo,” starring the vocal talents of Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Brad Garrett and, of course, Ellen DeGeneres as Dory.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
Brain Power! Mindbender Mansion
Kids will have a blast at this eclectic exhibit full of puzzles, brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Adults and children alike will enjoy exercising their minds as they try to master each of the 40 individual brain teasers and the five group activities in this fun and unconventional new exhibit.
Nature Film Night: Born To Be Wild
Warner Brothers film narrated by Morgan Freeman will transport the audience into the lush rainforests of Borneo to follow the story of orphaned orangutans and elephants and their daily interactions with the people who have rescued them.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $5.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
Miami Seaquarium: Free Annual Pass Offer
From Jan. 30 through March 6, Florida residents who buy a one-day regular admission to Miami Seaquarium will receive a free 2016 pass that allows guests to visit Miami Seaquarium as often as they wish through Dec. 31, including the extremely popular BunnyPalooza Easter Egg Hunts and Monster Splash Halloween Bash. As general manager Andrew Hertz says, “Why pay separate admissions each time you visit the park, when you can pay just one admission and come back as many times as you like throughout the year?”
Young At Art Museum: Magic & Mayhem: The Art Of Iconic Toys
Your toy-loving tots will flip over this new exhibit that explores and showcases the cultural impact of iconic toys and the passion for collecting them, including two of the most popular brands over the past decade, “Transformers” and “My Little Pony.”
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, running through May 29, 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.
Rev It Up: Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show
Are you born to be wild, or feeling like an easy rider? Check out this family-friendly event featuring more than 350 vintage motorcycles (this year’s theme is Triumph Bonnevilles), plus cycle field games, antique bicycle displays, an old-parts swap meet, live music by “The Whipping Post,” roller derby girls, great food and drink and a kiddie play area.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Frost Park, 300 NE 2nd St., Dania Beach; www.daniabeachvintagebikeshow.com; free.
Miami Children’s Museum: Voyage To Vietnam
Celebrate the Tet Festival and learn all about the Southeast Asian country with this new traveling exhibit, during which kids can explore instruments, create their own conical hats, add to the Ritual Tree of Thai, taste delicious spring rolls in a cooking session, and enjoy a Vietnamese puppet show by the MCM Players.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, running through May 8, at 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 Rock: Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
Former frontman for the roots-rock band From Good Homes — who has performed with Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead — shifts his focus to entertaining kids.
Kids Culture Series: The Tortoise & The Hare
Aesop's fable gets a fun, updated twist in this musical complete with audience participation. Bunni Hare wins every race, so how will Thomas Tortoise compete?
Details: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Miramar Cultural Center / ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $15, $2 lap tickets for 12 months and under.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
Getting Serious About Toys: Miami Antique Toy Show
Kids from 2 to 102 will love this event, the only completely “antique” toy show in the southeastern U.S., featuring dealers from all over the world. Toys from every era will be offered, from pre-war wind-up tin toys from Marx and Unique Art and Chein, to post-war die-cast and plastic toys from Dinky and Matchbox and Revell. Plus, you’ll find Lionel trains, lunch boxes, lead soldiers, cereal premiums, cast iron banks, comic books, Barbie dolls and Star Wars figures, from the 1890s to the early 1990s (the official 25-year “antique cutoff date”).
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Ramada Inn Airport, Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) at NW 103rd Street Exit (2 miles south of the I-75 junction), Miami; 305-446-4488 or www.miamiantiquetoyshow.com; $7, kids under 7 free.
Jungle Island: Family Adventure Day
Celebrate the 12th anniversary of Family Adventure Day with two live concerts by Uncle Moishy, circus performances, carnival rides and bounce houses, a kid-favorite petting farm, an Everglades trail, a flamingo lake and much more.
FREE FOR ALL
Deerfield Beach: Festival Of The Arts
More than 125 artists from across the country display their work at the 36th annual festival, which also features live pop, rock and soul bands, a kids’ exhibition and plenty of great food vendors.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach; www.deerfield-beach.com; free.
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