Thursday, April 21
Young At Art Museum: Artful Earth Day Weekend
Celebrate Earth Day as FPL SolarNow presents three days of activities including the Greenscapes exhibit where recycled objects are used for creative expression; STOMP, which brings to life the power of music through playing street-object instruments; Pablo Cano’s Magical Workshop & Theater, in which kids can make a puppet out of recycled materials; SandScapes, where kids can build sculptures from natural materials like wood blocks and clay pieces; and many more exciting hands-on art activities.
Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 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.
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Brain Power!: Mindbender Mansion
Kids will have a blast thinking outside the box at this eclectic exhibit full of puzzles, brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Adults and children alike will enjoy exercising their minds as they try to master each of the 40 individual brain teasers and the five group activities.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through May 1, at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $14, $12 kids 2-12.
Imax 3d Experience: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’
All-new live-action epic adventure based on tales by Rudyard Kipling centers on Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves, and his thrilling and perilous adventures in the jungle.
Details: 2:55, 5:05, 7:15 and 9:25 p.m. Thursday and Friday, through April 28, at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $15, $12 kids 2-12.
Friday, April 22
Street Festival: Wynwood Life
Art, music, food and fashion converge in this three-day event that showcases the best that the Design District has to offer, including more than 20 acts on the Live Music Stage (featuring Ketchy Shuby, Afro Beta, Suenalo, Bachaco, Telekinetic Walrus, Otto von Schirach, DJ Laz and the Ying Yang Twins), awesome Kitchen Labs, exciting Live Art demonstrations and fun fashion shows in the Style Lounge.
Details: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, at the RC Cola Plant, Mana Wynwood, 550 NW 24th St., Miami; www.wynwoodlife.com; free.
Kids’ Happy Hour: Funtastic Fridays
Enjoy a DJ, face-painting, games and bounce houses and see why WPLG Local 10 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 charming 2008 computer-animated sci-fi comedy WALL-E, about a robot assigned to clean up an abandoned, trash-filled Earth in the future who falls in love with another robot, EVE. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood; 954-921-3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
Family Movie Night: ‘The Good Dinosaur’
Gather the troops and enjoy this inspirational 2015 Disney/Pixar adventure-buddy film about Arlo, a young dinosaur, who receives help from an unlikely source in Spot, a feral caveboy, in reuniting with his family after becoming lost in unfriendly terrain. 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.
Saturday, April 23
Miami Children’s Museum: Earth Day Extravaganza
Celebrate our beautiful planet by staying aware of our environment and ways to keep it safe and healthy. Taste foods that are good for you and good for the Earth, create collages in the Art Studio out of recycled materials, and meet the Trash Monster.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
Cure Your Blues: Redland Blues & BBQ Festival
Succulent, award-winning barbecue, stellar blues and country music, and ice-cold beer for mom and dad highlight this family-friendly event, back for its sixth year. Other fun activities include a Miccosukee Indian alligator show, an interactive zone, bungee-jumping, rock climbing and pony rides.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.fruitandspicepark.org; $8, kids under 11 free.
Cool Cars: Miami Lowrider Super Show
Lowrider magazine presents a family-friendly fest featuring more than 500 lavishly souped-up, springy and blinged-out low-riders; a hydraulics exhibition for chromeheads; bouncy sounds by DJ Laz of Hits 97.3; and a Kids Zone.
Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fair Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $42.27, $20 kids 12 and under; $65-$29.50 weekend pass.
Ballet Classic: ‘Cinderella’
South Florida Ballet Theater presents the timeless story of Cinderella, whose stepsisters and stepmother plot to keep her from attending the ball at the palace where the handsome Prince Charming must choose a bride. But her Fairy Godmother helps save the night, at least until the stroke of midnight. Magical dancing and the beautiful score by Prokofiev create an unforgettable evening.
Details: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $20-$50.
Sunday, April 24
Family Fun Concert Series: Witches, Wizards, Spells & Elves
Introduce your little ones to the drama and literary richness of The Bard as seven actors from Shakespeare Miami join 14 musicians from Orchestra Miami to convey the magic and sorcery in Shakespeare’s plays with a witch’s bubbling cauldron, a puckish clarinet that slips and slides with quicksilver virtuosity, and the magical, dizzying dance of four fantastic fairies.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $15, $10 kids.
Barnacle Under Moonlight: Old Time Dance
Swing your partner, do-si-do, and promenade down to The Barnacle for a fun and friendly outdoor dance under a covered pavilion by Biscayne Bay, complete with a caller and a live acoustic band.
Details: Pre-dance instruction begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and dancing starts at 7, at the Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-6866; $10, free for 9 and under.
Death-Defying Feats: Acrobats Of Cirque-Tacular
A dynamic, ever-changing cast of elite aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and world-record holders will delight guests of all ages at this family-friendly wow-fest.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Pl., Lauderhill; www.lpacfl.com; $38.10-$59.30.
Free For All
Gulfstream Park: Family Fun Fridays
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by DJ Koz and an appearance by Cowboy Woody. Plus, kids 12 and under eat for free at Rok:Brgr Burger Bar + Gastropub.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
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