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SUMMER STAGE SHOW SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre presents this fun show based on the beloved, Oscar-nominated film, which 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., 12:30 and 7 p.m. at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill; www.lpacfl.com; $25 advance, $30 at the door.
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.
YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM CHILDREN OF HANGZHOU: CONNECTING WITH CHINA
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 RAMONA AND BEEZUS
Just show up — first-come, first-served — to catch this 2010 live-action film based on Beverly Cleary’s series of novels starring Selena Gomez, Joey King, John Corbett and Bridget Moynihan.
Details: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paragon Theater, 9200 State Road 84, Davie; www.paragontheaters.com.
SUMMER THEATER CAMP PIPPIN
Magical musical performed by talented 13-18-year-old summer campers will enthrall you with the tale of the young prince Pippin who searches for true happiness through the glories of the battlefield, but finds that happiness lies in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, running through Aug. 18, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater,
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462- 0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $10.
LET’S PICNIC! FIRST FRIDAYS
On the first Friday of every summer month, gather on the Surfside beach for a communal picnic featuring music and entertainment, a tepee village, an interactive drum circle for kids, a beach clean-up contest and much more.
Details: 4-7 p.m. Friday on the beach at 93 rd Street in Surfside; www.visitsurfsidefl.com; 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 watch the 1997 flick “Air Bud,” about a boy who discovers that his Golden Retriever has a hidden talent: shooting hoops. 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 www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
MAGICAL MUSICAL SEUSSICAL JR.
Based on the works of the inimitable Dr. Seuss, this family-friendly show incorporates elements from “The Cat in the Hat,” “Horton Hears a Who” and many more classic tales that have delighted children for decades.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Actor’s Playhouse, Balcony Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444- 9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; $20.
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 Dora the Explorer.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
FINAL WEEKEND 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, 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 IN THE CITY STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Free summer event series continues with this showing of the latest and seventh installment in the Star Wars saga, starring original actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; free.
FINAL PERFORMANCE AILEY CAMP MIAMI
The presentation #One Dream features AileyCamp Miami campers aged 11-14 performing ballet, jazz, modern and West African dance as well as spoken-word.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949- 6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; free.
NICE RIDE! DREAM CAR CLASSIC
Gearheads and other motor vehicle enthusiasts can show off their pride-and- joy rides, with classic and custom cars, trucks and hot rods on display at this family-friendly event.
Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Hollywood Boulevard between 19th and 20th avenues, Downtown Hollywood; www.cobrajoeproductions.com; attendance is free; $20 to register a vehicle.
DOWNTOWN DADELAND FAMILY FUN DAY
Get wild and interact with Zoo Miami’s ambassador animals, take pictures with Zoo Miami’s mascots and watch a presentation by Zoo master Ron Magill. Plus, kids can beat the summer heat with an inflatable water slide and fun obstacle courses.
Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Downtown Dadeland, 7250 N. Kendall Dr., Miami; www.downtowndadeland.com; free.
Free For All
SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL BIG HERO 6
Through Aug. 13, families can enjoy a free Saturday morning movie. This week, it’s the charming 2014 computer-animated Disney superhero comedy “Big Hero 6,” featuring the lovable healthcare-companion robot Baymax.
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.
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