THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Brain Power! Mindbender Mansion
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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.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, running through May 1, at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $14, $12 kids 2-12.
Miami Seaquarium: Free Annual Pass Offer
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 26
Disney Live! Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic
Join Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, Cinderella, Snow White and more than 20 other favorite Disney characters in this magical celebration full of dancing, singing and storytelling.
Details: 4 and 7 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $16-$65.
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 2000 sports drama film “Remember the Titans,” which stars Denzel Washington as a high-school football coach who stands up to racism and discrimination in 1971. The film, which is rated PG, is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Disney Classic: Cinderella Kids
Last weekend to catch this musical adaptation of Disney’s timeless “rags to riches” fairy tale, which will remind children from 2 to 102 that dreams really can come true. Delight in the story of poor Cinderella, who is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and is denied a chance to go to the royal ball. But with a touch of magic and a little help from her mice friends, her Fairy Godmother sends Cinderella to the ball to meet the Prince and fall in love.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday, at Area Stage at the Riviera Theatre, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy., 103, Coral Gables; 305-666-2078 or www.areastagecompany.com; $20-$25, $10 students 2-22, free under 2.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Miami Children’s Museum: Black Heritage Celebration Day
Celebrate Black History Month with a jazz musical session and a Junkanoo parade, plus learn some South African dance moves and design your own Haitian tap tap bus.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 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.
Jungle Island: Fun and Fit as a Family Festival
Join your favorite chefs for two days of food, fitness and learning at Goya Kidz Kitchen, where parents and children can learn the basics of preparing nutritious meals with Food Network celebrity chefs. Check out the food garden, play sports on the beach and get your hands messy in the interactive kitchen.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; www.sobefest.com/funandfit; $20.
Feeling Medieval?: Florida Renaissance Festival
Get ready for the latest Ren-Fest chapter, with the third of seven themed weekends through March 27. This time around it’s “Fantasy and Adventure,” during which visitors can enter a mythical world where dragons fly, wizards cast spells and mystical characters come to life. If you can imagine it, then this is the weekend where it can actually happen. In between, enjoy more than 100 costumed performers, 10 stages with continuous entertainment and 20 stage acts from around the world.
Details: 10 a.m.-sunset Saturday and Sunday, running on weekends through March 27, at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; www.ren-fest.com; $21, $9 kids 6-11, free for 5 and under.
Kids Fest Family Day: The Jungle Book
Day of fun for the whole family features two performances of Musical Theater for Young Audiences’ “The Jungle Book,” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 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.
One Love: 9 Mile Music Festival
Named for the Jamaican village of Nine Mile, the birthplace and final resting place of reggae legend Bob Marley, the 23rd annual event celebrates his legacy with performances by a few of his sons — Stephen, Damian and Julian (and grandson Skip) — plus hip-hop legend Nas, reggae star Capelton and many more. You’re sure to hear beloved Bob Marley songs such as “One Love,” “Three Little Birds,” “Buffalo Soldier,” “Exodus,” “Stir It Up,” “No Woman No Cry” and “Jamming,” among many others.
Details: 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Key Biscayne; www.9milemusicfestival.com; $50, plus four cans of food; $177.74 VIP.
Good Grief – Final Weekend! 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 at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton; www.showtimeboca.com; $14, $10 kids under 12.
Fabulous Felines: Cats Jr.
Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies, including “Jellicle Ball,” “Rum Tum Tugger,” and the hit song “Memory.”
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Spellbinding Show: New Shanghai Circus
Direct from China, this troupe has been wowing audiences for 16 years with astonishing athletes defying gravity as they stretch the limits of human ability. Raves the New York Times: “Feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill.”
Hardwood Hotshots: Harlem Globetrotters
The kings of basketball entertainment for the past 90 years bring their roundball razzle-dazzle, hoops humor and jaw-dropping athletic showmanship to the court. The rotating lineup — including two females — for the group’s lengthy tour might include veteran guard TNT, dunker Thunder, the 5’2” Too Tall or the 7’4” Stretch, among many other beloved characters.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $20-$165.
FREE FOR ALL
Weekend Of Fun: Orange Blossom Festival
Enjoy the kick-off concert with the party-rock band RemaDee on Friday night, plus arts and crafts, bounce houses and food trucks. Saturday and Sunday bring a fine arts show, live music, “Cowboy Town,” a Native American display, an animal farm and a kids’ corner with a bounce house, giant slide, rides and climbing wall.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Rd., Davie; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, at Davie Town Hall, 6591 Orange Dr., Davie; www.davie-fl.gov; free.
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