MIAMI SEAQUARIUM SALUTE TO HEROES
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In recognition of their service to our country, “Salute to Heroes” Week offers all veterans, active duty military, police, fire, law enforcement and EMT personnel free admission to Miami Seaquarium through Monday - plus, up to four guests will receive 50% off regular admission.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; 305-365-2501 or www.miamiseaquarium.com; regular admission $44.99 adults, $34.99 kids 3-9.
UNDER THE BIG TOP THE FLYING CARRS CIRCUS
World-class circus takes you on a journey “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” showcasing different cultures with daredevils, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and much more.
Details: 1 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Seminole Theatre, 18 N. Krome Ave., Homestead; www.seminoletheatre.org; $20, $10 kids.
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 2012 family adventure film “Mirror Mirror,” based on the “Snow White” fairy tale and starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane. 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.
SOUTHLAND MALL FESTIVE FRIDAYS
Kick off the weekend with entertaining cultural performances and activities. This week, the National Karate Academy's Little Dragons Team will show off their martial arts skills.
Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Southland Mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; www.mysouthlandmall.com; free.
COMMUNITY EVENT MUSIC ON MAIN STREET
Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy food trucks and a live performance by classic rock band Mr. Nice Guy.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Friday at Oakland Park City Hall, 3650 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park; www.opculinaryarts.com; free.
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 Tink and Friends (that’s short for Tinkerbell, for the unenlightened).
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FUN KIDZFEST
Presented by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, this annual festival features free pony rides, butterfly encounters, animal presentations, kids games and activities, arts & crafts, bounce houses, music and live entertainment, plus it coincides with the grand opening of the exhibit “Lost World of Dinosaurs,” which runs through Sept. 4.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; www.flamingogardens.org; $19.95, $12.95 kids 3-11, free for 2 and under.
GRAND OPENING BIRDS OF PARADISE
Stunning new exhibit developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology captures all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise – it’s a science exhibition, art show and natural history display all rolled into one exhibit that encompasses sound bites, videos, photographs and artifacts from research expeditions.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, running through Sept. 5, at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $16, $13 kids 2-12.
SUMMER KICK-OFF GREAT AMERICAN BEACH PARTY
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in style with this 8th-annual blowout that will transform the beach into an entertainment mecca complete with live music from Big Harvest, Six Foot Swell Surfband, Mr. Nice Guy, Shane Duncan, Pocket Change, Tom Jackson and the headliner, rock legend Eddie Money (“Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise”). Plus, enjoy activities for the entire family including a kids zone, sand castle contest, an art show, a classic car show, life-size beach games, a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a free movie showing.
Details: 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday on Fort Lauderdale Beach near A1A and Las Olas Boulevard; www.myfortlauderdalebeach.com; free.
INDIE-ROCK HEAVEN UNDERTOW JAM 2017
In its second year, The Shark 104.3’s alt-rock showcase moves to a bigger venue, headlined by L.A. indie-rock band Grouplove (“Colours,” “Tongue Tied,” “Ways to Go,” “Welcome to Your Life”). Also on the bill: K. Flay, Milky Chance, Dreamers, Coin, The Unlikely Candidates and The Heydaze.
Details: Noon Sunday at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $30-$95.
SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS
Cheer on the Fish against superstar Mike Trout and his Los Angeles Angels on a day to raise awareness in the fight against diabetes (the Marlins will host a pregame Resource Fair, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go toward diabetes research foundations). Plus, as always, kids 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; tickets start at $14.
REGGAE FESTIVAL BEST OF THE BEST
Family-friendly reggae and soca extravaganza celebrates 11 years with performances by Kingston dancehall superstars Mavado, Aidonia and Konshens, plus Dexta Daps, Christopher Martin, Spice, I-Octane, Masicka, Jahmeil, Charly Black, Mad Cobra and many more. Keep fueled by delicious Caribbean food and drink.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.bestofthebestconcert.com; $45-$135; kids under 12 free with adult.
HONORING AMERICA’S HEROES JUNGLE ISLAND
To pay homage to America’s heroes, Jungle Island invites all veterans, active military, police and fire personnel to enjoy free park admission on Memorial Day, plus enjoy a 50 percent discount for up to four accompanying family members.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; 305-400-7000 or www.jungleisland.com; regular park admission is $39.95 adults, $32.95 kids 3-10.
GET PATRIOTIC MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
New Gardens Band will be performing patriotic music under the direction of Dwight Robert Roadman.
Details: 6 p.m. Monday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; free.
Free For All
THE BEAT GOES ON 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.com; all ages.
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