FINAL WEEKEND SHREK JR.
Based on the beloved, Oscar-nominated film, this fun musical brings together all your favorite characters, including The ogre Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Dragon, the Three Little Pigs, and many more, plus new songs and upbeat dancing.
Details: 10 a.m. Thursday, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. and 2 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; $10.
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. Thursday-Saturday, running Tuesdays through Saturdays through July 29, at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Rd., Davie; www.olddavieschool.org; $10, $7 seniors and kids 5 and up.
FLORIDA PREMIERE CIRKOPOLIS
Montreal-based acrobatic troupe Cirque Eloize blends the worlds of circus, dance and theater into an eye-popping, family-friendly show with a metropolitan setting that The Stage, UK, described as, “Thrilling, dramatic, astonishing, mesmerizing, simply a dream!”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, running through July 31, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949- 6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $49-$89, VIP $35 extra (includes meet-and- greet with the cast, photo opps and limited- edition merchandise).
SERIOUS FUN BOWLING FOR RHINOS
Fundraising bowl-a-thon sponsored by the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) benefits sanctuaries in Kenya, Indonesia and Sumatra that not only help save rhinos from horn hunters, but also endangered cheetahs and entire ecosystems — from orchids to elephants.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Bird Bowl, 9275 SW 40th St., Miami; www.sfaazk.org; $25 adults, $35 with T-shirt, $15 kids 12 and under (includes shoe rental, a soda, pizza and a raffle ticket).
OVERNIGHT SUCCESS SHAWN MENDES
Two years ago, this Canadian singer-songwriter was a 15-year-old kid sharing song covers on Vine. Today he’s a genuine pop superstar, whose chart-topping debut album, “Handwritten,” features the hits “Life of the Party,” “Something Big” and the ubiquitous “Stitches.” Opening act is James TW.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; $40.
DISNEY CLASSIC THE LITTLE MERMAID
Go “under the sea” and enjoy the tale of the mermaid Ariel, who upsets her father, King Triton, by falling in love and pursuing the human Prince Eric in the world above. This hauntingly beautiful love story will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, running through Aug. 7, at the Susan B. Katz Theater of Performing Arts at the River of Grass ArtsPark, 17189 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines; www.pptopa.com; $15-$30.
FLAMINGO GARDENS WET & WILD WEEKEND
Pay only half-price to cool down on one of the 20-foot waterslides or during the many fun water games and activities, plus play in the foam pit or get creative at the craft tables.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; www.flamingogardens.org; $9.95, $6.45 age 3-11, free for 2 and under.
FAMILY FUN DAY GET YOUR GAME ON
Join in the fun at the opening of the new exhibition, “Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida,” during which kids can enjoy skating with the Panthers, playing ball with the Marlins, taking selfies with UM’s mascot Sebastian and take part in guided tours, craft activities, storytelling and more for children of all abilities.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.
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.
SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL “THE GOOD DINOSAUR”
Through Aug. 13, families can enjoy a free Saturday morning movie. This week, it’s the 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.
Details: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Susan B. Katz Theater of Performing Arts at the River of Grass ArtsPark, 17189 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines; www.ppines.com; free.
FAMILY SERIES HAVANA HOP
Dance along with young Yelia, who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style, after she is asked to dance for the president. Journey with Yelia as she portrays three generations of lively women while discovering the fun of her multicultural heritage.
Details: 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 th St., Miami; 786-573- 5300 or www.smdcac.org; $15.
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 the 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.
THE MY2K TOUR 98 DEGREES
Cue the screaming females, as one of the most popular boy bands of the late ‘90s reunites — yes, including lead singer Nick Lachey. You’ll hear all the hits, including “Invisible Man,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing,” “Thank God I Found You” and “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).” O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera open.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $29-$79.
DOWNTOWN DADELAND FAMILY FUN DAY
Beat the summer heat with an inflatable water slide, obstacle courses, face-painters, balloon artists, music – and meet players from the Miami FC Soccer Team!
Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Downtown Dadeland, 7250 N. Kendall Dr., Miami; www.downtowndadeland.com; 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 the beautiful Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
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