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Family-friendly things to do: Learn about India, see the Marlins play

Friday

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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, stick around and watch the 2005 comedy “Are We There Yet?,” starring Ice Cube, Nia Long, Jay Mohr and Tracy Morgan. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.

Details: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; 954-921-3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.

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GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ and appearances by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (say Cowabunga, kids!).

Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.

RAT-A-TAT-TAT FREE FRIDAY DRUM JAM

Help make a joyful cacophony and express yourself as everyone is invited to try out all the percussion instruments, learn from each other, and jam!

Details: 7-9 p.m. Friday at the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, 12600 SW 130th St. #9-10, Miami; www.thesfcpa.org; free; all ages.

Saturday

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Hector Gabino

ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER ARTSLAUNCH 2016

Free annual all-day celebration helps kick off the 2016-17 arts season and the Center’s official box-office opening with family-friendly activities including interactive workshops, the official Bad Boy Reunion concert pre-party featuring a silent disco, author and community conversations, a farmer’s market, chef demonstrations, a food-truck invasion, walking tours, a Comic-Con and cosplay contest, a pet adoption station and much more.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; free.

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MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SENSORY SATURDAY

Special event for children with sensory processing disorders and their families offers yoga, art, music and activities (such as bubble painting and a sensory-friendly stage performance) amid a comfortable environment in which lights and sound will be dimmed.

Details: 10-11 a.m. at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; pre-registration is required; RSVP to sensorysaturday@miamichildrensmuseum.org or call 305-373-KIDS (5437) x 126.

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Manish Swarup AP

FAMILY FUN DAY THE ARTS OF INDIA

Kids can learn about the traditional culture of India with delicious cuisine, craft activities, storytelling, costumes and an interactive music corner, all inspired by Indian traditions. Plus, Indian classical dancer Ranjana Warier and guest musicians will offer two performances (at 1 and 3 p.m.), adapting an Indian folk tale to the stage.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.

FAMILY EXPO THE CHILDREN’S TRUST

Day-long family festival features activities and entertainment for the entire family while providing parents with direct contact with health and social services, as well as educational opportunities.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; www.thechildrenstrust.org; free.

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MARSHA HALPER mhalper@miamiherald.com

GET REVVED UP MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

The 46th edition of this nationally acclaimed auto show will feature several hundred new cars, crossovers and SUVs, plus highlights including Topless In Miami’s display of convertible cars in a picturesque Miami environment and Havana Classics, a nostalgic display of cars from Havana in the 1940s and ‘50s.

Details: 1-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday and 2-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, running through Sept. 18, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; www.miamiautoshow.net; $15, $6 kids 6-12, free for 5 and under.

DREAM CITY STUDIO FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON

In this new children’s exhibit, kids can discover how cities are created, explore building materials, construct with building blocks, design a skyscraper, or curl up with a good read in the Book Nook.

Details: 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org; free.

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MATIAS J. OCNER mocner@miamiherald.com

GET YOUR OOMPAH ON BLOCKTOBERFEST

Second-annual event celebrates the great German tradition of Oktoberfest with the launch of the coconut-infused Floridafest, Concrete Beach Brewery’s version of an Oktoberfest lager. Plus, partake in traditional games such as the pretzel toss, a pretzel-eating competition and a pretzel-eating relay race; dance to traditional German music by the Larry Roberts Polka Band; and chow down on German sausages from Miami Smokers. Kids welcome.

Details: 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St., Miami; www.concretebeachbrewery.com; free.

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Matt York AP

THE SPIRIT OF RIO BRAZILIAN BEAT 2016

Back for its 5th year, this family-friendly event celebrates Brazilian Independence Day with savory cuisine, cocktails, costumes, music and dance with a Rio-style parade and concert by Grammy-nominated bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto, with an unplugged opening show by local faves Batuke Samba Funk.

Details: 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; free.

Sunday

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Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com

SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS

Cheer on the Fish against the Los Angeles Dodgers while celebrating Patriot Day, and the first 5,000 children will receive a Marlins Kids Stars & Stripes Batting Sleeve. Plus, children 12 and under can take part in the traditional Diamond Dash and run the bases after the contest.

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 MATT ANDERSON

Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome as you enjoy a magical evening of acoustic live music ranging from contemporary and classic rock to country and folk.

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

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PRINTAPALOOZA SECOND SATURDAYS AT PAMM

Kids, roll up your sleeves and get inspired by the mixed-media works of the legendary painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg, whose creations helped pioneer the Pop Art movement. Get to know your local printmakers by exploring the different pop-up stations and print your favorite pattern using different printmaking techniques.

Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000 or www.pamm.org; free.

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