MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM DINO ISLAND
Ever wonder what life would be like if the dinosaurs never became extinct? Check out this hands-on, interactive exhibit that takes the dinosaur experience in a new direction, one that will amaze, entertain and spark curiosity as robotic creatures come to life. How would they have evolved? What would they be like today?
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, running through Jan. 7, 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.
THEATER FOR KIDS PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Five-time Tony Award-winning musical play based on the bestselling novel by Miami’s own Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is a grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan that asks the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday, running through Nov. 26, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Abdo New River Room, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $45.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT “SING”
Gather the tribes and take in this hilarious 2016 animated musical comedy featuring the vocal talents of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly and Scarlett Johansson. Show up at 7 for a pre-show karaoke party, and bring a flashlight for Flashlight Tours at various times. Movie begins at 8.
Details: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $5.
FLORIDA CHILDREN’S THEATRE YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
The kids will love this theatrical show based on Charles Schulz’s beloved “Peanuts” comic strip about the adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty and the rest of the gang.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the FLCT Studio Theatre, Galleria Mall, 2542B E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.flct.org; $15 advance, $20 at the door.
“COSPLAY COUTURE” TEEN RECYCLED FASHION SHOW
Young at Art Museum presents this 12th-annual event to benefit its Teen Volunteer Program and its Girls ‘N Power initiative serving at-risk teens attending Pace Center for Girls in Broward County. Each year, the show challenges participants to design an original garment, from concept to design, into original wearable art made from recycled and repurposed materials.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at the Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie; 954-424-0085 or www.youngatartmuseum.org; $40.
ARE YOU MAD? MAD HATTER ARTS FESTIVAL
Juried event returns for its 13th season, featuring artists of all types of media, and this year there’s a new twist - artisan, re-purposed, vintage, antique and collectible have been added to the lineup. There’s also lots of music, a drum circle, various zany hat contests to enter, and activities for kids of all ages. Come back later Saturday night (gates reopen at 6 p.m.) for the Disney classic film “Alice In Wonderland” ($6, $5 age 6-12, $3 2-5, free under 2).
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-6866 or www.thebarnacle.org; $2, under 6 free.
THE SPIRIT OF AUTUMN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Family weekend features fun activities including a petting zoo, a model train village, classic cars, a cutest-baby contest, bounce houses, rock climbing, pony rides, face-painting, visits with Santa and much more, plus a great opportunity to knock out a big chunk of your Christmas shopping, with dozens of vendors and exhibitors.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Miami Dade Fair Expo, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; www.miamiharvest.com; $10, $5 kids 3-12, free 2 and under; $12 early-bird ($15 at the door), includes admission from 8-10 a.m. Saturday.
DAYS OF YORE CAMELOT DAYS MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL
Lords and ladies, relive the magic of the Renaissance and Medieval eras, when knights, jesters, queens and kings ruled the land. Enjoy authentic music and food, jousting on horseback, artisan vendors, comedy operas, magic shows and the living chess game.
Details: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd. (off I-95 and Sheridan), Hollywood; www.camelotdays.com; $15, $3 kids 6-12, under 6 free.
GET CRABBY REDLAND FRUIT & SPICE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Two-day event features delectable local fried and grilled seafood including shrimp, grouper, hushpuppies, conch fritters and crab cakes, plus live music and plenty of activities for kids, such as an interactive zone with the Miami Marlins, pony rides, bungee jumping and a kids’ fishing zone.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.redlandfruitandspice.com; $8, kids under 11 free.
FORT LAUDERDALE CHILDREN’S BALLET THEATRE CINDERELLA
Celebrate the dancers’ 10-week journey from rehearsal to performance with this timeless, enchanting fairy tale of Cinderella’s transformation from servant girl to princess.
Details: 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25.
SCHOOL EDITION LES MISERABLES
Broadway masterpiece is adapted so that children can enjoy the long-running musical based on the 1862 novel by French poet Victor Hugo.
Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, running through Dec. 2, at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton; www.showtimeboca.com; $14, $10 kids.
FUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE DORAL FAMILY DAY
Families can enjoy resort and club member privileges, including pool access, complimentary golf and tennis clinics, a BBQ lunch, sample spa treatments, a cooking demo, a mixology class, kids' activities, DJ entertainment, a silent auction and even a pet adoption drive with Miami-Dade County Animal Services. All proceeds will benefit St. Jude Research Hospital.
Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Trump National Doral Miami, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral; www.trumpdoral.ticketleap.com/doral-family-day; $25, $12 kids 5-12; all active first responders will receive complimentary access with valid ID.
GET TOGETHER THE MIAMI FLEA
The Arts + Entertainment District presents the greatest flea market in South Florida, a family-friendly gathering that brings together groups of artisans, local coffee and beverage shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs and every creative soul in the city. This week’s theme is Attitude of Gratitude to celebrate the third-anniversary of the neighborhood, with live music by Tamboka, The Trad305 and Atomic Mish.
Details: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 1440 N. Miami Ave., Miami; register at www.eventbrite.com; free.
ALHAMBRA ORCHESTRA THE SILVER SCREEN
Family concert features dramatic music from favorite movies and video games, conducted by UM grad and composer Nicolas Repetto.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $15, $5 children.
REVAMPED CLASSIC MY SON PINOCCHIO JR.
Disney favorite comes to life through the talented Youth Fall Musical class, with hilarious scenes and new music from Stephen Schwartz, set in a little village in Italy where dreams really do come true.
Details: 6 and 8 p.m. Monday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Abdo New River Room, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $15.
Free For All
IT TAKES A VILLAGE STORYBOOK FESTIVAL
Fun-filled day celebrates its 16th year with children’s literature, art, music, fantasy, dance and storytelling. Kids are encouraged to come in costume to participate in the Story Book Parade at 11 a.m., and the first 1,000 children will receive a free book.
Details: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Pines Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines; 954-357-7406; free.
PRE-THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION LEE TIGER
Miccosukee “musical warrior” performs his latest album, “One Earth, One People Come Together,” filled with tribal rhythms, soaring guitars, classic rock-infused melodies and heartfelt lyrics.
Details: 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Café at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-315-9112 or www.hardrock.com; free.
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