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Family-friendly things to do: Movies and musicals

Thursday

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FREE SUMMER MOVIES “SING”

Just show up — first-come, first-served — to catch this hilarious 2016 animated musical comedy featuring the vocal talents of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly and Scarlett Johansson.

Details: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paragon Theater, 9200 State Road 84, Davie; www.paragontheaters.com; free.

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LITTLE BROADWAY SUMMER CAMPERS “SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.”

Based on the beloved, Oscar-nominated film, this fun, irreverent musical brings together all your favorite characters, including the ogre Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Dragon and the Three Little Pigs, plus a powerful message for the whole family.

Details: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Miramar Cultural Center Theater, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; free Thursday (tickets required), $15 Friday.

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STF FOX

THEY’RE CREEPY AND THEY’RE KOOKY THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Infectious musical comedy performed by the Broward Center’s talented 13-18 year-old summer campers brings to life the wacky and lovably spooky antics of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch.

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, running through Aug. 17, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $10.

Friday

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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 an appearance by characters from “Trolls.”

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

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FINAL WEEKEND “HAIRSPRAY”

Tony-winning musical based on John Waters’ classic 1988 film starring Ricki Lake follows a lovable plus-size teen in the ‘60s whose dream to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show" leads to love, superstardom, love and a fight for social justice.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Seminole Theatre, 18 N. Krome Ave., Homestead; 786-650-2073 or www.seminoletheatre.org; $15.

Saturday

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Missouri dinosaurs. Exhibit at Powell Gardens. Jurassic Garden. Guy Darrough creates dinosaur models at his Lost World Studios shop in Arnold, Mo. CUTLINE A vicious-looking velociraptor crouches in the dense Powell woods. TIM JANICKE/THE KANSAS CITY STAR

BACK 2 SCHOOL DINO WEEKEND

Special weekend during the run of the traveling exhibit “Lost World of Dinosaurs” (running through Sept. 4) features 27 life-size, authentic and technically correct dinosaur replicas that will take visitors back millions of years to prehistoric times when these reptilian giants ruled the earth. Kids can also meet archaeologist and historian Robert Feeney from the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, unearth dinosaur bones in the Dino Dig, see a real fossilized dinosaur egg, play in the dinosaur bounce house, and take a photo with Horacio the T-Rex.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; www.flamingogardens.org; $19.95, $12.95 kids 3-11, free for 2 and under.

SUGAR SAND PARK BACK TO SCHOOL SPLASH

Gather the troops and say adios to summer with this fun day sponsored by South Florida Parenting mag featuring water slides, a field of bubbles, music and dancing, giveaways, make & take, and yummy food.

Details: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton; www.sugarsandpark.org; free.

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David Santiago El Nuevo Herald

FAMILY FUN DAY HISTORY MYSTERIES

Kids can learn all about Miami’s history (did you know the city used to be called Fort Dallas?) as they step into the shoes of a detective with a fun scavenger hunt and meet some of Miami’s greatest historical figures. Plus, enjoy craft activities, storytelling and more.

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

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MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM JAPANESE IMMERSION DAY

Learn all about Japanese culture with cool activities including making an origami sculpture, creating traditional ikebana flower arrangements, practicing writing your name in Japanese, painting a traditional black ink painting, getting physical with martial arts, and enjoying traditional fairytales in Story Time.

Details: Noon-4 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.

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E.J. FLYNN AP

FREE SECOND SATURDAYS LIVELY LINE

Delve into the endless possibilities of line and shapes, get inspired by the work of artist Toba Khedoori and create your own composition from a large-scale still life using unique materials.

Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000 or www.pamm.org; free with museum admission ($16 adults, $12 kids 7-18, free 6 and under).

CORAL GABLES MUSEUM FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON

Enjoy free admission to the Museum and children’s activities including exhibit tours, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, live performances and a Museum Market featuring artisanal goods.

Details: 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org; free.

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SYMPHONIA – BOCA RATON A SPACE ODYSSEY

Summer in the City concert series wraps up with an all-ages, galactic-themed performance inspired by “2001: A Space Odyssey,” with selections from “Star Wars,” “Star Trek into Darkness,” Jupiter & Mars from “The Planets” by Holst, and Movements from Mozart’s Symphony No. 41. Come early for pre-show kids’ space crafts powered by Sugar Sand Park.

Details: Gates open at 7 p.m. Saturday, showtime at 8, at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; free.

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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SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS

Cheer on the Fish against the hard-hitting Colorado Rockies and celebrate Billy the Marlin’s birthday with a free bobblehead. 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.

Free For All

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DISNEY HOME ENTERTAINMENT NYT

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL “MARY POPPINS”

Final weekend for families to enjoy a free Saturday morning movie features the classic Disney film starring Julie Andrews as the magical singing nanny, based on the stories by P.L. Travers. You’ll hear beloved songs including “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and, of course, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

Details: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Susan B. Katz Theater of Performing Arts at the River of Grass ArtsPark, 17189 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines; www.ppines.com; free.

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