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FREE SUMMER MOVIES - FINALE ‘ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP’
Just show up — first-come, first-served — to catch the fourth installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks series, starring Jason Lee, Tony Hale and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, plus the vocal talents of Kaley Cuoco, Christina Applegate, Jesse McCartney and more.
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.
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 acclaimedcontemporary 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.
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. Final performance.
Details: 7 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; $10.
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 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. 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.
SOUTHLAND MALL FESTIVE FRIDAYS
Kick off the weekend with entertaining cultural performances and activities. This week, performer Stephen Folk brings you his one man-show full of talent, music and laughs.
Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Southland Mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; www.mysouthlandmall.com; free.
GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ, and the Oopsy the Clown Variety Show.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free. Saturday
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
School is almost upon us, so here’s a fun way for kids to get their brain waves working with some awesome activities to help ease the transition. Decorate your own bookmark and pencil case, participate in a backpack relay race, practice your science skills in a fun experiment, and enjoy performances based on children’s literature by the MCM Players.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 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.
DEERING ESTATE FEE-FREE P.L.A.Y. DAY
Enjoy rare complimentary admission and tap into your artistic side with hands-on eco-art activities, science discovery programs and historic house tours. Plus, take a stroll through the Artist Village where Deering Estate’s Artists-in-Residence create and display works of art in studios.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 nd Ave., Miami; www.deeringestate.org; free.
POP-UP KIDS PROGRAM GOGO MOAD!
Black-and-white patterns appear all over nature – think of the stripes of a zebra or the dots on a Dalmatian. Thisweek, we learn how to use this as inspiration in art, through exploring a work from the MDC Permanent Art Collection by conceptual artist Mel Bochner, who used a combination of typography and a black-and-white palette. Create yourown design using a combination of shapes, letters, patterns and black-and-white for an afternoon full of creativity and curiosity.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Second Floor, Miami; 305-237- 7700 or www.mdcmoad.org.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER COCOWALK’S 2 ND -ANNUAL DOG FESTIVAL
Precious pups and their owners can enjoy their own special day, with plenty of pet-friendly activities and giveaways such as the Pooch Perks station. Plus, visitors and their pets can play with interactive toys, take a photo in the Instagram photo booth and sign up for the Pooch Perks Box raffle. And if your dog has a special skill, register him orher for the My Pup’s Got Talent Competition, beginning at 5 p.m. Don’t have a dog? Adopt one, courtesy of Miami- Dade Animal Services, which will be on hand with pups in need of a loving home.
Details: 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; www.cocowalk.net; suggested donation of $5 will be given to a local pet rescue.
CITY OF MIAMI SPRINGS BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
Make one last splash before school starts up again with swimming, music, fun, food trucks and prizes. Free admission for all who bring two of the following items: two packs of notebook paper, two packs of copy paper, two packs of blue/black pens, two packs of pencils, two packs of markers, two packs of crayons, two packs of colored pencils, two packs of glue sticks, two packs of erasers, two packs of highlighters, two packs of pencil cases, folders, binders, notebooks, dividers, book bags or lunchboxes. Umbrellas are free for this event — cabanas available to rent.
Details: 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the Miami Springs Aquatic Center, 1401 Westward Dr., Miami Springs; www.miamisprings-fl.gov; free.
DCX WORLD TOUR MMXVI DIXIE CHICKS
Outspoken Texas trio of Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and lead singer Natalie Maines have won 13 Grammys by sticking to their guns, both musically and politically. Expect hits including “There’s Your Trouble,” “Wide Open Spaces,” “Goodbye Earl,” “Long Time Gone,” “Landslide” and their signature song, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith open.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $20-$280.
ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY THE MIAMI FLEA
The Arts + Entertainment District celebrates the anniversary of one of the coolest events in town, a family-friendly gathering that brings together groups of artisans, local coffee and beverage shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs and every creative soul in the city. Enjoy 95 vendors, great food and drink, live music by OIGO, Kids, Raquel Sofia and Aura the Band, and a kids’ corner by Little Creative Souls with creative crafts and face-painting.
Details: 4-8 p.m. Sunday at 1440 N. Miami Ave., Miami; RSVP at www.aedistrictmiami.eventbrite.com; free.
Free For All
FEEL THE BEAT FREE FRIDAY DRUM JAM
Help make a joyful cacophony and express yourself as everyone is invited to try out all the percussion instruments, learn from each other, and jam!
Details: 7-9 p.m. Friday at the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, 12600 SW 130th St. #9-10, Miami; www.thesfcpa.org; free.
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