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 PEANUTS MOVIE
Just show up — first-come, first-served — to help celebrate the 65 th 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. Thursday at the Paragon Theater, 9200 State Road 84, Davie; www.paragontheaters.com.
FINAL WEEKEND 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, 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).
DIVE-IN MOVIES CINDERELLA
Every last Friday of the month, enjoy a family feature film after a day of pool fun. At 7:30 p.m., the slides close down and everyone moves to the recreation pool (Captain’s Lagoon) to grab a float tube or lounge chair for movie time. This month’s selection, the 2015 Disney remake of its 1950 classic film “Cinderella,” starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter.
Details: Park opens for swimming at 5:30 p.m. Friday; movie begins at 8 p.m.; at Grapeland Water Park, 1550 NW 37th Ave., Coral Gables; 305-960-2950; $5, under 2 free.
WHAT A CHARACTER! LYNNE TREFZGER
Ventriloquist and comedienne gets plenty of laughs from her trunk full of zany characters, who have graced stages throughout the country, plus on ABC, TNN, A&E and Lifetime Television. Get ready for your moment in the spotlight, because this all-ages show features lots of audience interaction.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Gallery, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; 954-747-4646 or www.sunrisefl.gov; $18, $10 kids.
ARTS BALLET THEATRE FUTURE STARS
More than 80 young, talented dancers will take the stage to show off the skills they acquired while participating in the four-week Summer Intensive Program of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $20.
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 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.
MIAMI CITY BALLET NATIONAL DANCE DAY PARTY
MCB celebrates National Dance Day with a dance party in Collins Park followed by an Open House across the street at MCB Studios with free sample classes by MCB School, a meet-and-greet with the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and building tours led by MCB Dancers.
Details: 10 a.m. Saturday at Collins Park and MCB Studios, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach; www.miamicityballet.org; free.
GET ALL DOLLED UP TEA WITH BARBIE
It’s the chance of a lifetime for little ones to dress up and enjoy tea and treats with Barbie and her friends – plus, a variety of Barbies will be posing for pictures and signing autographs.
Details: 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Rd., Davie; www.olddavieschool.org; $20, $15 kids 3 and up, free under 3.
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 for its final performance.
Details: 2 p.m. Saturday at Actor’s Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444- 9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; $20.
MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY “HARRY POTTER 8”
Calling all Muggles: Celebrate the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”; based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. It’s the first official Harry Potter story to be presented onstage, and is set to receive its world premiere in London's West End on Saturday night. Feel the excitement vicariously with Harry Potter themed events, activities and entertainment.
Details: 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday at Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375- 2878; free.
SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS
Cheer on the Fish against the rival St. Louis Cardinals, and the first 15,000 fans will receive a Marlins 2016 All-Star Poster. Plus, children 12 and under can take part in the traditional Diamond Dash and run the bases after the contest.
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.
FAMILY SING-ALONG FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Introduce the little ones to this Oscar-winning 1971 musical comedy-drama and sing along to the film, which will be shown on the big screen, complete with scrolling lyrics (don’t miss “If I Were a Rich Man”). There will also be trivia quizzes about the movie and prizes for the best film-related costumes.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-972- 3187 or www.jewishmuseum.com; $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $12 for families; free for museum members and kids under 12.
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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 watch the 2014 3D computer-animated film “The LEGO Movie,” starring the vocal talents of Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks and more. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; 954-921- 3500 or
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