Thursday, May 5
VOYAGE TO VIETNAM
Celebrate the Tet Festival at Miami Children’s Museum one last weekend and learn all about the Southeast Asian country. 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. Thursday-Sunday 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.
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.
Friday, May 6
MIAMI CHILDREN’S THEATER
Literature’s famous doctor lights up the stage in this junior version of the magical tale of adventure, unlikely friendships and talking animals based on the timeless stories by Hugh Lofting.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $10, $5 Sensory Friendly admission (3 p.m. Saturday).
St. Ann Catholic School presents its Spring Musical production for fourth through eighth graders of the Tony Award-winning adventures of Little Orphan Annie, featuring the timeless songs Tomorrow and It’s a Hard Knock Life.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $15.
‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’
This production of the charmingly tongue-in-cheek Off-Broadway musical comedy about a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing, carnivorous plant named Audrey features local students from 8th to 12th grades.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $15.
FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by DJ Koz, free caricaturist drawings and a chance to meet Spider-Man.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
BLUE STARLITE DRIVE-IN
A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE
Dearly Beloved: We are gathered here tonight to honor the genius of Prince, who left us April 21 at the too-early age of 57. Enjoy a Best of Prince pre-show, followed by his classic film Purple Rain, featuring the timeless hits When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy and the anthemic title track.
Details: Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Blue Starlite Drive-In, 7271 SW 168th St., Palmetto Bay; www.miamiurbandrivein.com; $7-$45.
Saturday, May 7
FORT LAUDERDALE AIR SHOW
Love to watch spectacular planes perform breathtaking moves in the sky? Join thousands of jet-happy people at the 2016 air show which will feature aircraft from all four military branches, headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. The event will also feature full capabilities demonstrations by the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet, U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier, Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 and first civilian air show performance of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on State Road A1A and the adjacent beach between Sunrise Boulevard and Northeast 14th Court, Fort Lauderdale; $34 Drop Zone ($22 kids 6-12), $129 Photo Pit, $169 VIP.
FIGHT CHILDHOOD OBESITY
FIT KIDS DAY
Event aims to introduce children to sports to encourage them to spend more time outside being active. There will be a color run and obstacle course, plus tennis drills, soccer training, martial arts, healthy food vendors, dance demos and relaxation techniques. Nutritionists will also educate families about healthy eating and offer food demonstrations.
Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Evelyn Greer Park, 8200 SW 124th St., Pinecrest; register online at bit.ly/1VBOtps; free.
MUSICAL THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
‘ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY’
Judith Viorst adapted her own award-winning children's book about Alexander — who knows it is going to be a very bad day when he wakes up with gum in his hair, and he is right, as things only get worse — into this marvelous musical that is wacky, wild, and wonderfully wise.
Details: 2 p.m. Saturday at Actor’s Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; $23.
YOUNG TALENT, BIG DREAMS
Love shows like America’s Got Talent and American Idol? Here’s the local version, with the competitions for music, dance, voice, original composition and spoken word coming to a head, all competing for a $500 grand prize.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Actor’s Playhouse, Balcony Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; $5.
DRAGONS & DRUMS
Bring a blanket and beach chair to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with fire dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, hula dancers, Chinese lions and dragons, and much more.
Details: 8-10 p.m. Saturday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood; 954-921-3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
Sunday, May 8
SUNDAY FUNDAY – WITH MOM
Talk about a win-win: Kids can cheer on the Fish against the Philadelphia Phillies while giving Mom a great Mother’s Day at the same time. Plus, the first 15,000 fans get Marlins tote bags. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day and mothers get to join their children in the traditional Diamond Dash and 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.
BARNACLE UNDER MOONLIGHT CONCERT
Enjoy a magical evening of live music with this Miami-born folk and blues singer-songwriter.
Details: Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, show starts at 6:30, at the Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-6866; $10, $8 members, $3 kids 6-9, free 5 and under.
Free For All
ALL KIDS INCLUDED
FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL
Multidisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with and without disabilities is jam-packed with interactive arts activities, live performances, giveaways, and community resources for parents.
Details: 10 a.m. Saturday at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; free.
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