Thursday, April 28
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.
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Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday 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.
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
VOYAGE TO VIETNAM
Celebrate the Tet Festival and learn all about the Southeast Asian country with this new traveling exhibit, during which kids can explore instruments, create their own conical hats, add to the Ritual Tree of Thai, taste delicious spring rolls in a cooking session, and enjoy a Vietnamese puppet show by the MCM Players.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, running through May 8, 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.
YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM
MAGIC & MAYHEM: THE ART OF ICONIC TOYS
Your toy-loving tots will flip over this new exhibit that explores and showcases the cultural impact of iconic toys and the passion for collecting them, including two of the most popular brands over the past decade, Transformers and My Little Pony.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, running through May 29, 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.
IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE
DISNEY’S ‘THE JUNGLE BOOK’
Last day to catch this live-action epic adventure based on tales by Rudyard Kipling that 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 and 8:50 p.m. Thursday 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.
MUSIC BY THE WATER
Annual family-friendly event features dozens of top acts on three stages highlighted by Jason Derulo and Train (Thursday), Death Cab for Cutie and Bastille (Friday), Capital Cities and ZZ Top (Saturday), and Alabama Shakes and Evanescence (Sunday).
Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday; along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive in West Palm Beach; www.sunfest.com; one-day pass $40 ($10 kids 6-12), two-day pass $60 ($17 kids); free for kids 5 and under; $20 seniors (at gate only).
Friday, April 29
KIDS’ HAPPY HOUR
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 inspirational 2012 drama Big Miracle starring Drew Barrymore, based on the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales trapped in ice in Alaska. 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
Gather the troops and enjoy this free outdoor showing of the mesmerizing 2015 Disney/Pixar instant classic about five personified emotions (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear) trying to lead a young girl named Riley through life.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org; free.
‘JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT’
The Performance Project’s all-teen Spring Musical Group presents the biblical story of Joseph and his colorful coat, complete with fantastic music by the legendary Broadway duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 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.
Saturday, April 30
MIAMI ZINE FAIR
EXILE Books, in conjunction with O, Miami Poetry Festival, celebrates the Magic City’s independent print culture and explores zines from an array of local publishers and regional small presses. Enjoy live riso printing, workshops, music, book signings and more.
Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the HistoryMiami Plaza, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.
WATER FEST 2016
Have fun in the sun and celebrate clean water and beautiful beaches with this family-friendly event offering an Eco-Village, paddle-boarding and kayaking, food and drinks, volleyball, arts & crafts and plenty of educational opportunities.
Details: 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Crandon Park’s Paradise Cove (North Beach entrance), 6747 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne; www.waterfestmiami.org; $25 advance, $10 kids 10 and under; $30 at the door, $12 kids; all ticket sales include lunch, a souvenir steel cup, two beers for those 21 and up, a Miami Waterkeeper Starfish Membership ($25 value) and a Biscayne Nature Center Membership ($25 value).
Sunday, May 1
FAMILY FUN SERIES
‘JUNIE B’S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL’
All-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park’s beloved book series finds the always-exuberant Junie B. Jones sharing her hard-won expertise about school and how it can be sometimes scary, sometimes super fun, and always something to sing about.
Details: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $16.
PARTY IN THE PARK
Annual outdoor jam celebrating the music of the ’60s through the ’80s features local band Havoc 305, Tony Stevens’ Slow Ride, former Bad Company singer Brian Howe and headliners the Atlanta Rhythm Section (So In to You, I’m Not Gonna Let it Bother Me Tonight, Spooky, Imaginary Lover).
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Greynolds Park, 18500 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach; www.miamipartyinthepark.com; $15 in advance, $20 at the door; kids 12 and under free.
SPRING FINALE CONCERTS
GREATER MIAMI YOUTH SYMPHONY
Two shows feature the Greater Miami Youth Symphony 2016 Concerto Competition winners: At 3 p.m., it’s violinist Ashley Gomez, accompanied by Beach Mozarts, Young Sousas and the Concert Orchestra, Concert Band and Jazz Band; at 6 p.m. see cellist Patrick Barham with Young Mozarts and the Strings and Symphony Orchestra.
Details: 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday at Miami Senior High School, 2450 SW First St., Miami; www.gmys.org; $20, $10 students and seniors; attend both for $5 more.
THE MAGIC OF SHAKESPEARE
WITCHES, WIZARDS, SPELLS & ELVES
Introduce your little ones to the drama and literary richness of The Bard’s plays as Shakespeare Miami joins Orchestra Miami to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death 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 Norman S Edelcup/SIB K-8 School, 201 182nd Dr., Sunny Isles Beach; www.orchestramiami.org; $15, $10 kids.
Free For All
HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Free community event aims to help build on the incredible potential inside every child with a special day of activities including a Family Fitness Challenge, games, raffles, healthy snacks, swim-lesson registration and much more.
Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at all South Florida YMCA locations; www.ymcasouthflorida.org.
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