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.
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YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM CHILDREN OF HANGZHOU: 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.
FREE SUMMER MOVIES THE SANDLOT
Just show up — first-come, first-served — to see this classic 1993 coming-of-age baseball comedy film starring Denis Leary, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones, much of it centered around a priceless baseball autographed by Babe Ruth lost in a yard guarded by a dog known as The Beast.
Details: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paragon Theater, 9200 State Road 84, Davie; www.paragontheaters.com.
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. daily 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.
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.
FAMILY MUSICAL FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR.
Heartwarming musical is performed by 10- 13-year-old campers who recreate the beloved show of family, heritage and indomitable spirit, including timeless tunes such as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “If I Were a Rich Man.”
Details: 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462- 0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $5.
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).
CHILDREN’S CLASSIC MARY POPPINS
Everyone’s favorite magical singing nanny comes to life onstage in a musical based on the Disney film starring Julie Andrews and the stories by P.L. Travers. You’ll hear beloved songs including “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and, of course, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Rd., Davie; www.flct.org; $25, $30 at the door.
GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ, a chance to meet a pirate and learn summer essentials from the Water Safety Show.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
DISNEY FAVE 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.
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.
SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL THE PEANUTS MOVIE
Through Aug. 13, families can enjoy a free Saturday morning movie. This week, help celebrate the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip “Peanuts” with the 2015 animated film “The Peanuts Movie,” featuring the antics and adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang.
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.
CULTURAL CELEBRATION OVERTOWN MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy live performances by R&B and Latin artists including Eric Benet, Tito Puente Jr., Estelle, Ameriie, Jeremih, Kelly Price, Carl Thomas, Jon B and more. Plus, there’s a Youth Zone for kids including performances by Young Lyric (“The Rap Game”), DJ Chipman and the Miami Girls Choir; an arts & crafts area; a fitness and game zone; and other fun stuff including face-painting, story time and karaoke contests.
Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Northwest 3 rd Avenue and Northwest 11 th Street, downtown Miami; www.overtownmusicartsfestival.com; free.
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.
SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS
Cheer on the Fish against the rival New York Mets, and the first 5,000 kids will receive a Dee Gordon replica jersey. Plus, children 12 and under can take part in the traditional Diamond Dash and run the bases after the contest, or partake in the postgame Marlins Wives Ice Cream Social.
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.
Free For All
DOWNTOWN DADELAND BLOCK PARTY
Bring the whole family and groove to live hip-hop by the six-piece local band Problem Kids and folksy Americana sounds by Miller Road, plus enjoy fun, games and delicious eats.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Dadeland, 7250 N. Kendall Dr., Miami; www.downtowndadeland.com; free.
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