MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SUMMER GAMES EXHIBIT
Race over, join in the fun and get fit with a fun-filled day of obstacle courses, dance parties and straw javelin throwing. Kids can also learn all about gymnastics, swimming, cycling, running, the high jump, badminton, basketball, table tennis and golf.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, running through Sept. 4, 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.
IMAX 3D THEATER FINDING DORY
It’s the sequel we’ve all been waiting for since Finding Nemo captured kids’ and adults’ hearts and imaginations way back in 2003 (has it really been that long?). This time around, the lovably forgetful blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) remembers that she might have a family somewhere out in the ocean looking for her.
Details: 7 and 9:10 p.m. Thursday, running through June 23, at the Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $15, $12 kids 2-12.
DISNEY MUSICAL BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Be our guest and see this classic tale of a cruel prince who is turned into a hideous beast by an enchantress come to life onstage. To break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return (enter Belle) before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462- 0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$75.
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 charming 1991 comedy Father of the Bride, starring the inimitable Steve Martin as a father who’s not quite ready to give away hisdaughter’s hand in marriage.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting. Friday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; 954-921- 3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by DJ Koz, free caricaturist drawings and a chance to meet Nemo.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
DAD’S DAY FEATURED CREATURES
Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend by getting up close and personal with strange and exotic creatures not normally seen in the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary with special live animal presentations at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. Challenge brave Dads to eat a bug at the Edible Bug station, or make a Father’s Day card for him.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; www.flamingogardens.org; Dads get in free; all others get in at half the normal price of $19.95, $12.95 age 3-11; free for 2 and under.
YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM CHILDREN OF HANGZHUO: CONNECTING WITH CHINA
New traveling exhibition created by Boston Children’s Museum explores and expands understanding and appreciation of China, one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It reveals the modern-day life of China’s young people, demystifies China’s mix of ancient tradition and modern lifestyle, and showcases internationally acclaimed contemporary Chinese artists Ji Zhou, Li Hongbo and Yi Zhou.
Details: Opens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, running daily through Sept. 5, 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.
KIDS’ SUMMER FILM FEST
Bring the whole family to enjoy a free showing of the charming 2015 DreamWorks computer-animated sci-fi buddy film Home starring the vocal talents of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez.
Details: 10 a.m. Saturday at the River of Grass ArtsPark in the Susan B. Katz Theater, 17189 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines; www.artscalendar.com; free.
INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT WILDLIFE RESCUE
This new, 6,000-square-foot traveling exhibition will help teach your children about different endangered animal species around the world and their countless compelling stories of animal rescue, the dedicated people who are taking action, and the science that supports their efforts. Kids can enjoy mechanical and computer interactives, multimedia exhibits, a video theater, large full-scale graphic panels, specimens and replicas, and scientific tools used by rescuers.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, running through Sept. 5, 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.
ONE JUICY EVENT REDLAND SUMMER FRUIT FESTIVAL
From guava to grapefruit, kiwi to Key lime and papaya to passionfruit, this annual festival’s got all the tropical fruit you crave (and dozens you might never have tried, such as dragonfruit, starfruit and jackfruit). Give your taste buds a tingle and check out all the vendors, tastings and info on local agriculture.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.fruitandspicepark.org; $8, kids under 11 free.
CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH COLORS OF THE CARIBBEAN
Celebrate the culture and experience a true taste of the Caribbean at this festival hosted by ABC’s Local 10 news anchor Neki Mohan and featuring great music from the Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds; popular Haitian groups T-Vice and Jahnesta; Trinidad’s female voice of reggae music, Queen Omega; and Jamaica’s reggae pop star, Red Rat. You’ll also enjoy performances by the Bahamian Junkanoo and the steel band from Trinidad, plus the YMCA Kids Zone, the Caribbean Food Village, the Caribbean Travel Expo and arts & crafts.
Details: 4-11 p.m. Saturday at ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; www.colorsofthecaribbean.com or www.visithollywoodfl.org; $10, or register online for free admission before 5 p.m.
RIPCORD WORLD TOUR 2016 KEITH URBAN
Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter and guitarist performs faves including Somebody Like You, You’ll Think of Me, Days Go By, “tupid Boy, Sweet Thing, “We Were Us, Cop Car and the new Wasted Time. Brett Eldredge and MarenMorris open.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $20-$174.75.
SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS
Kids can cheer on the Fish against the Colorado Rockies while celebrating Father’s Day with a free Don Mattingly T-shirt for the first 5,000 dads, plus Play Catch with Dad after the game.
Details: Game time is 1:10 p.m. Sunday; Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $16.
DISNEY MAGIC CINDERELLA, THE BALLET
The Russian Ballet of Orlando brings the beloved fairy tale to life with a full cast of dancers, beautiful costumes and dramatic choreography.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Gallery, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; www.sunrisefl.gov; $18, $14 students, $10 children.
Free For All
POP-UP KIDS PROGRAM GOGO MOAD!
Let’s make a mural! View more than 50 works by Richard Haas — whose murals have been painted on buildings in cities across the country, including Miami — on paper, preparatory sketches and models donated to the Museum’s Permanent Art Collection and then help create a collaborative community mural.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Second Floor, Miami; 305-237- 7700 or www.mdcmoad.org.
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