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Thursday

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Mike Stocker Sun Sentinel

YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM HI-TECH/LO-TECH

Exhibition created by YAA explores how technology and art have become intertwined more than ever before over the past few decades by featuring interactive technological artwork produced by contemporary South Florida artists. Visitors will learn about a broad range of technological developments and their effects on art both before and after the turn of the 21st century. Final weekend.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday 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

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DANIEL BOCK FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

FLOWER POWER REDLAND INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW

You want the best selection of orchids in America? Visit the largest annual orchid show in the United States, which expands to three days this year and features more than 50 booths of exhibits and orchid vendors, plus lectures, raffles and yummy international food.

Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Redland Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; 305-247-5727 or www.redlandfruitandspice.com; $10.

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Courtesy photo Phil Heft

CELEBRATING THE GLORY DAYS CUBA NOSTALGIA

In its 19th year, the largest event celebrating Cuban culture focuses on vintage cars. Transport yourself to the streets of Cuba, where ‘40s and ‘50s classic cars are still cruising about. The event will also hold a series of activities to reflect the life, culture and Cuban heritage through the island’s art, music and cuisine.

Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday, at the Fair Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; www.cubanostalgia.org; $6-$12.

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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 and stick around for the 2014 Disney sports drama “Million Dollar Arm,” starring Jon Hamm and the late Bill Paxton, about two pitchers who win a baseball talent show in India and their journey to attempted stardom in America. 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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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE THE SOUND OF MUSIC

You and your family will love this production by the talented students of the Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet of the spirited musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family and its Tony-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re- Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $22-$37.

GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ and an appearance by Mickey Mouse.

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

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FLORIDA CHILDREN’S THEATRE “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH”

Delightful musical based on Roald Dahl’s quirky tale is a brand new take on a “masterpeach,” with a wickedly tuneful score and a witty lesson about courage and self-discovery.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bailey Hall, Broward College Central Campus, 3501 Davie Rd., Bldg. 4, Fort Lauderdale; www.flct.org; $25, $30 at the door.

Saturday

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NATIONAL “DAY OF PLAY” KIDS TO PARKS DAY

Grass-roots movement launched by the National Park Trust (NPT) aims to motivate children and families to get off the couch and discover America’s parks, public land and water. Kids and parents are encouraged to register at the website below to be counted and for a chance to win cool prizes such as a camping package from The North Face.

Details: All day Saturday; www.kidstoparks.org.

MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM KINDERGARTEN KICKOFF

Fifth-annual event offers plenty of valuable tips to prepare your children over the summer for their first year of school. Kids can hop on a real school bus, check out the Library’s Bookmobile, practice using crosswalks safely with University of Miami’s Walksafe program, learn about healthy snacks, get free dental screenings from Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures and practice circle-time with an interactive music session.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $20, $15 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.

MIAMI MUSIC PROJECT SERENADE: CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Talented young musicians perform their favorite solo and chamber music, from Bach to Gerwshin.

Details: 2 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Gardens, Hibiscus Room, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.miamimusicproject.org; free.

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MUSICAL THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES MISS NELSON IS MISSING

Last chance to catch this witty and lively musical adapted by Joan Cushing and based on the popular children’s book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. When Miss Nelson’s unruly class misbehaves again, they confront their worst nightmare, substitute teacher Viola Swamp, and discover some valuable lessons on their search for their favorite teacher.

Details: 2 p.m. Saturday at Actor’s Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; $20.

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Frank Micelotta AP

BANG YOUR HEAD SCHOOL OF ROCK

Loved the inimitable Jack Black as a slacker substitute teacher who leads his fourth-grade students to an awesome, fist-pumping performance in the classic 2003 film “School of Rock”? This musical, featuring a live kids rock band, is for you. Final performance.

Details: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton; www.showtimeboca.com; $15.

Sunday

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VEGGING OUT KIDS’ FOOD PLAY

Fun, interactive event for children ages 3-12 playfully brings tasty, organic vegetables of all sizes and textures to their hands for them to arrange, build and create art masterpieces. Kids are encouraged to munch and parents can enjoy lunch and adult beverages while watching or helping the children create. Then, create a "'Food Play Character” to take home.

Details: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; www.eventbrite.com; $25.

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ARTS 4 ALL PRESENTS THE LION KING JR.

Heartwarming adaptation of the 1994 Oscar-winning film with music by Elton John and Tim Rice features the young African Lion Prince Simba, who faces great danger in the African Pride Lands, learns about the “Circle of Life” and fulfills his destiny to follow his father, King Mustafa, as king.

Details: 5 p.m. Sunday at the Miramar Cultural Center / ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $15-$35.

Free For All

SOUTHLAND MALL FESTIVE FRIDAYS

Kick off the weekend with entertaining cultural performances and activities. This week, kids can groove to a high-energy show by students from Hipnotic Dance Studio.

Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Southland Mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; www.mysouthlandmall.com; free.

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