THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
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.-5 p.m. weekdays, 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.
Brain Power! Mindbender Mansion
Kids will have a blast thinking outside the box 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.
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?”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Cultural Celebration: Seminole Tribal Fair And Powwow
Three-day event showcases Native American arts and culture, highlighted by a film screening, alligator wrestling shows, dance troupes, arts and crafts, and live Native musical performances, plus a special concert at 1 p.m. Sunday by the five-time Grammy-nominated blues-rock group the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.
Details: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, at the Seminole Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.semtribefairandpowwow.com; free.
“Feel The Wow”: Universoul Circus
Discover the kid in you at this spectacular show that brings a fresh, hip vibe to family entertainment. UniverSoul, now celebrating its 23rd year, is ranked in the Top 3 of touring circuses along with Ringling Bros and Cirque du Soleil, and brings everything from death-defying acrobatics to clowns to exotic animals, including zebras.
Details: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday; running through Feb. 15; at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy. (one mile west of I-75); Miramar; Ticketmaster; $16, under 12 months free.
Giralda Under The Stars: Cool Kids Zone
Get a head start on Valentine’s Day action as more than a dozen restaurants along the renowned Restaurant Row on Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables fill the street during the first Friday of every month with great food and drink, live music and entertainment (including a mime, a caricaturist, short films and string tunes by Mario Vuksanovic), and a Cool Kids Corner with fun, kid-friendly activities and entertainment including a crafting station where they can create a Valentine’s card to give to their parents. It’s the perfect family-friendly culinary experience.
Details: 7 p.m.-midnight Friday on Restaurant Row, Giralda Avenue between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Galiano Street, Coral Gables; www.shopcoralgables.com/events/giralda-under-the-stars-18; free.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Family Fun Series: Pinkalicious
From the popular book series by Victoria Kahn, Pinkalicious is brought to life in in this perfectly pink musical that will teach little ones the power of self-control and the importance of moderation. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes and her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with a severe case of “pinkititus,” which makes her pink from head to toe. What will she do?
Message Of Love: Three Little Birds
Fun-filled musical celebrates the joy of life with a jammin’ score featuring the music of reggae legend Bob Marley. It tells the story of Ziggy, a shy boy who is more than happy to stay home and watch TV until his friend convinces him to embark on a daring adventure across the island of Jamaica.
Details: 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $15; and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $16.
Feel The Heat: Chili Cookoff
Fourth-annual family-friendly event features country-music bands, line dancing, mechanical bull rides, Miami Heat dancers, an old-fashioned pie-eating contest and, of course, chili samplings from both professional and amateur competitions.
Details: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $5, free for kids under 2.
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, FEBRUARY 7
Concert For Kids: Making Waves
Conductor Christian Reif leads the orchestra through works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Beethoven, Wagner and Britten in this special show tailored for young classical music lovers.
Details: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.newworldcenter.com; $15.
Miami Design District: Family Day
Why wait till Valentine’s Day to feel the love? At this free event, kids can design one-of-a-kind charm bracelets with special beads and gems for their loved ones, create mini picture books filled with colorful collages of friends and family, take pics with their “Pal”-entines inside the interactive photo booth, and enjoy story time with Institute of Contemporary Art storyteller Stephen Kaiser.
Details: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Palm Court Event Space, Third Floor, 140 NE 39th St., Miami; www.miamidesigndistrict.net; free.
Orchestra Miami: Babar The Elephant
Family Fun Concert Series features 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.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $15, $10 under 18.
FREE FOR ALL
Kids’ Happy Hour: Funtastic Fridays
Enjoy a DJ, face-painting, games and bounce houses and see why Local 10 (WPLG) 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 2006 drama “Akeelah and the Bee,” about an 11-year-old girl who competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
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