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FREE SUMMER MOVIES ‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2’
Just show up — first-come, first-served —to see this 2014 Oscar-nominated, 3D computer-animated sequel to the 2010 original action-fantasy featuring the vocal talents of Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, America Ferrera and Kristin Wiig.
Details: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paragon Theater, 9200 State Road 84, Davie; www.paragontheaters.com.
JUNGLE ISLAND FREE JUNGLE PASS UPGRADE
From now through July 4, visitors to Jungle Island who pay regular admission will be automatically upgraded to a 2016 Jungle Pass, which is valid through Dec. 31 and includes unlimited park admission, free private beach access, and a one-day pass on the Rainforest Riptide, plus entertaining animal shows including Winged Wonders, Wild Encounters and Wild Adventures.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; 305-400- 7000 or www.jungleisland.com; $39.95 adults, $32.95 kids 3-10.
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: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, running 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.
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.
SHE’S A BEAUTY THE BARBIE STORY EXHIBIT
She might look young, but Barbie has been around since 1959! See the iconic doll throughout the years from her origination to the present, as told by a collector.
Details: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, running Tuesdays through Saturdays through July 29, at the Old DavieSchool Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Rd., Davie; www.olddavieschool.org; $10, $7 seniors and kids 5 and up.
A FANTASY LOVER’S FANTASY FLORIDA SUPERCON 2016
South Florida’s largest comic book, anime, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi and pop-culture convention storms into town for four days of fun featuring awesome celebrity guests (including William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois, Zach Callison, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin and many more), comic book creators, voice actors, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&As, films and shorts, costume and cosplay contests, video gaming and more.
Details: Noon-1 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; www.floridasupercon.com; adult single- day tickets $30-$40, kids 4-9 $5-$10; adult four-day pass $90, kids 4-9 $24 (kids 3 and under free).
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, stick around and get patriotic while watching the 1995 Oscar-winning space-adventure docudrama Apollo 13” directed by Ron Howard.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Friday .Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting, at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; 954-921- 3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
FUTURE NOW TOUR DEMI LOVATO & NICK JONAS
Former Disney kids are all grown up: Pop powerhouse Lovato takes the stage in support of her fifth studio album, Confident, featuring Cool for the Summer as the hit title track. Meanwhile, pop-R&B and soul singer Jonas has truly found his solo voice with the smash hits Jealous and Chains.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $12.85-$85.70.
DISNEY CLASSIC THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
Sing along to this music-filled spectacle based on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored stories of young Mowgli, who was raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, and his magical adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Join Mowgli as he learns about friendship and survival with the help of friends like Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the lovable bear, and foils his nemesis, Shere Khan the tiger.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday, at Area Stage at the Riviera Theatre, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables; 305-666- 2078 or www.areastagecompany.com; $10-$25.
INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT WILDLIFE RESCUE
This 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.
MUSICAL THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES PIPPI LONGSTOCKING
Kids can let their imaginations run wild as the fantastical adventures of this spunky, playful 9-year-old girl with iconic red pigtails created in the 1940s by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren comes to life onstage.
Details: 2 p.m. Saturday, running through July 30, at Actor’s Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444- 9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; $20.
PURPOSE WORLD TOUR JUSTIN BIEBER
“Beliebers” have two chances to catch one of the hottest pop stars of the decade, who will perform hits including One Time, Baby, Never Say and the new smashes “Love Yourself, Sorry and What Do You Mean? Opening acts are Post Malone (White Iverson) and Moxie Raia (On My Mind feat. Pusha T).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $50.50-$126.
PUNK-ROCK SUMMER CAMP VANS WARPED TOUR
Traveling modern-rock festival celebrates 21 years with a typically stellar lineup featuring Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Set It Off, Sum 41, We the Kings, Yellowcard, Issues and dozens more. Plus, as always, skaters can rock the half-pipe.
Details: 11 a.m. Sunday at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $40.50.
FIRE ON THE FOURTH GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
What better rock group to help celebrate the 4 th of July in the Magic City than the one that gave us the timeless hit We’re an American Band? All-day blowout also features food trucks, DJs, Yoga on the Beach, a performance by The Family Stone and, of course, spectacular fireworks to top off the party.
Details: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.miamibeachfl.gov; free.
Free For All
GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ and a chance to meet Patriotic Mickey to kick off your 4 th of July Weekend.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
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