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Exhibits, Fairs & Festivals, Shows & Concerts

Looking for something to do with the kids? Check out these local exhibits, performances, shows & concerts

Theater, shows & concerts

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING

Through July 30. A spunky 9-year-old girl is left on her own when her mother is in heaven and her father is a pirate captain off sailing the seas. Saturdays at 2 p.m. “All Kids Included” sensory-friendly Saturday performance July 23 at 11 a.m. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $23. 305-444-4181 or actorsplayhouse.org

CIRKOPOLIS

Through July 31. Critically-acclaimed, award-winning show by Montreal-based circus troupe Cirque Éloize blends circus arts, theater, dance, an original musical score and video projections. Adrienne Arsht Center, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. $49-$89. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Through Aug. 7. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid. Susan B. Katz Theatre, 17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. $15-$30. 954-437-4884 or pptopa.com

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES

July 23, 30. Visit website for program information. 7:30 p.m. Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Series, $85; single ticket, $25. 561-547-1070 or pbcmf.org

TODRICK HALL: STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ TOUR

July 27. Broadway actor, MTV star, American Idol finalist and viral YouTube personality Todrick Hall is putting a new “twister” on L. Frank Baum’s most classic creation, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with over 20 original songs. 7:30 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $25-$100. 954-462-0222, browardcenter.org or todrickhall.com

BALLET PALM BEACH ACADEMY STUDENT SHOWCASE

July 28. Ballet Palm Beach Academy presents Fish Tale… “It’s a mermaid!”…or is it?  Be transported to the Victorian beachside and observe two oily con artists bamboozling naïve villagers. 7:30 p.m. Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. $20. 561-630-8235 or balletpalmbeach.org

PJ LIBRARY SUMMER CONCERT WITH RICK RECHT

July 28. High-energy, interactive family concert with singing, clapping and jumping from the audience. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton. $8. Free for adults and children under age RSVP. jewishboca.org/rickrecht

GISELLE

July 29-31. Boca Ballet Theatre performs one of the great romantic ballets. The Countess de Hoernle Theatre, Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton. $35-$45. 561-995-0709 or bocaballet.org

SUMMER CABARET CONCERT SERIES

July 30. Featuring Chloe Dolandis. Guests are welcome to bring food & drinks to enjoy during the show. Concerts begin at 8 p.m., gate opens at 7 p.m. The Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. $20 per person or $55 for the three-concert series. 305-235-1668, ext. 233, or deeringestate.org/summer-cabaret

BRING IT! LIVE

July 30. Lifetime TV stars Miss D’s the Dancing Dolls of Jackson, Mississippi, are one of the country’s preeminent hip-hop majorette dance troupes. 8 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $29.75-$99.75 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org

Also July 31. 7:30 p.m. James L Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami. Tickets start at $32. 305-416-5977 or ticketmaster.com

DISNEY'S 101 DALMATIONS KIDS

Aug. 2-16. A Summer Theater Camp Production by 6-9-year-old summer campers. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $5.954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org

G2K THE KING AND I

Aug. 3-17. A Summer Theater Camp Production by 10-13-year-old summer campers. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $5. 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org

PIPPIN

Aug. 4-18. A Summer Theater Camp Production by 13-18 -year-old summer campers. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $10. 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL

Aug. 4-5. Story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty, and music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. 7 p.m. Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. 954-344-5990 or coralspringscenterforthearts.com

WLRN RADIO THEATER: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

Aug. 5. Popular science fiction story on stage, with post-show Talk Back session about the play, its history and the production. 7:30 p.m. Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. $25; students, $15. 561-243-7922 or oldschoolsquare.org

AILEYCAMP MIAMI 2016 FINAL PERFORMANCE

Aug. 6. Ballet, jazz, modern and West African dance as well as spoken word, all performed by the AileyCamp Miami campers. Stand-By Line forms at 6 p.m. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available. 7 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. Free. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org

FUSHU DAIKO - JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMING

Aug. 6. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adults, $7; age 12 and under, $5. The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-347-3948 or willowtheatre.org

HONK! JR.

Aug. 12. A moving, witty and hilarious, celebration of being different. 5:30 p.m. Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood. Adults, $8; ages 12 and under, $5. 954-921-3274 or artandculturecenter.org/theater

MONSTER JAM

Aug. 13-14. Live-action monster truck show. “Pit Party” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to see trucks up close and meet the drivers. BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise. Adults, $20; children, $10. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com

SUMMER CABARET CONCERT SERIES

August 27. Featuring Mister K, Steve Kirkland. Bring food and drinks to enjoy at the show. Concerts at 8 p.m., gate opens at 7 p.m. The Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. $20 per person or $55 for the three-concert series. 305-235-1668 ext. 233. Or deeringestate.org/summer-cabaret

Fairs & Festivals

OVERTOWN MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

July 23. Performances, Youth Zone, local crafts, art, food, and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit website for locations throughout Overtown Miami. overtownmusicartsfestival.com

BUCKLER CRAFT FAIR

July 23-24. Country, Victorian, Folk Art, Primitive, and Southwestern art, furniture, wood items, toys, dolls, bears, clothing and accessories, jewelry, gourmet delights, homemade fudge, Christmas items and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale. Ages 13 and older, $6. bucklercraftfair.com

E4 LIFE: GREEN, HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

July 23. Learn more about healthy living, sustainable initiatives and environmental conservation. Expo features fun and educational activities for the family–all promoting a healthy lifestyle though vendor exhibits, demonstrations, give-a-ways, tastings and much more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. Adults, $15; ages 3 to 12, $11. 561-832-1988 or SFScienceCenter.org

INK MANIA CON

July 29-31. Seminars, music, entertainment, art fusion wall, graffiti wall, tattoo contests and awards, pinup pageant and special guests. War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $30. Ages 12 and under free. inkmaniacon.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY HOMESCHOOL EXPO 2016

July 30. For parents homeschooling, considering homeschooling, or just interested in homeschooling. Vendors, workshops and demonstrations. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Palm Beach Atlantic University Greene Complex, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Free admission. pbchomeschoolexpo.com

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Saturdays through Aug. 13. Call for movie titles. No food or drink allowed in theater. 10 a.m. River of Grass ArtsPark , Susan B. Katz Theater, 17189 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. Free. 954-986-5027 or ppines.com

MIAMI SPICE

Aug. 1- Sept. 30. Restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs at reduced prices. Visit website for participating locations. miamiandbeaches.com/special-offers/monthly-deals/miami-spice-month

WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

Aug. 5-7. Vintage, antiques, and collectibles. Noon-5 p.m. Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Two-day admission, $10; one day, $8. wpbaf.com

DELOU’S AFRICAN DIASPORA DANCE & DRUM FESTIVAL

Aug. 5-7. African, contemporary and Caribbean dance, drum and music workshops, yoga, the Better Living Health Fair, beach events, Global Bazaar, Concert, and a free Children's Village Zone featuring dance, drum, arts & crafts, African folktale, and bookbag give-away. Visit website for prices. Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace Miami. adddff.delouafrica.org

REPTICON WEST PALM BEACH

Aug. 6-7. Reptile supplies and merchandise, interactive seminars and live encounters with reptiles, amphibians and more. South Florida Expo Center, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Adults, $10; ages 5-12, $5. repticon.com

SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING BACK TO SCHOOL SPLASH

Aug. 7. Get information on enrichment activities, tutoring and special needs programs, health, safety, insurance and healthy eating options. Giveaways, samples, contests, entertainment, free face painting, scavenger hunt, and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Westfield Broward, 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation. 800-244-8447 or SouthFloridaParenting.com

IFÉ-ILÉ AFRO-CUBAN DANCE FESTIVAL

Aug. 11-13. Renowned dancers and drummers in the Afro-Cuban tradition demonstrate their skills, host workshops and participate in a panel discussion. Koubek Center, 2705 Southwest 3rd St., Miami. Tickets start at $20. 305-284-6001, 786-704-8609 or ife-ile.org

PANAMANIAN EXTRAVAGANZA 2016

Aug. 13. Twelve Panamanian dance companies, with more than 150 dancers on stage. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Miramar Cultural Center Theater, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar. $20-$40. miramarculturalcenter.org

SLIDE THE CITY

Aug. 13. Two 500-foot slides, food trucks, drinks, live music and more. All sliders must be 5 years old and over 46 inches tall. Tubes available for $2. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 557 NW 14th St, Miami. Tickets starting at $15. slidethecity.com

8TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FESTIVAL

Aug. 13. Free physical exams, immunizations, shoes and school uniforms, and backpack giveaway with supplies for the new school year. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pompano Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach. 954-200-1924 or CrockettFoundation.org

5th ANNUAL PET ADOPTION FAIR

Aug. 14. Animal adoptions from many different shelters and rescue groups. Live music, entertainment, talent show with rescue animals, speakers, animal services and vendors, micro chipping, teeth cleaning, vaccinations, ear and nail trimming and more. Raffle and silent auction as well. Well-behaved leashed or stroller-held companions welcome. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-971-4432 or animaladoptionfair.com

INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL OF MIAMI

Aug. 27-Sept. 11. Features more than 100 artists from more than 20 worldwide ballet companies. Dance film series, art exhibits, book presentations, workshops, master classes and six live performances at seven Miami venues. Visit website for prices and locations. internationalballetfestival.org

REPTICON MIAMI

Aug. 27-28. Reptile supplies and merchandise, seminars and live encounters with reptiles, amphibians and more. BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gable. Adult, $10; ages 5-12, $5. repticon.com

Exhibits

WILDLIFE RESCUE

Through Sept. 5. Exhibit that involves visitors in compelling stories of animal rescue, the dedicated people who are taking action and the science that supports their efforts. Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Adults $15; Children 2-12, $13. 954-463-IMAX (4629) or mods.org

SUMMER GAMES

Through Sept. 4. Explore the world of Olympic Sports, test your skills in a high jump, swimming, cycling, running, badminton, golf, table tennis and more. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Adults, $20; Florida residents, $15. 305 -373 -5437 or miamichildrensmuseum.org

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD

Through Sept. 18. The activist artwork of the rebel-nun/Pop Art pioneer. Corita Kent. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. frost.fiu.edu

SHADOWS OF THE FLOATING WORLD: PAPER CUTS BY HIROMI MONEYHUN

Through Sept. 18. Combines traditional Japanese art forms and the bold intensity of contemporary graphic illustrations. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Adults, $15; ages 6-17, $9. 561-495-0233 or morikami.org

TRANSCENDING FORMS: JAPANESE BAMBOO BASKETS

Through Sept. 18. Exhibition traces the Japanese bamboo basket from its agricultural beginnings to the revolutionary expressions of avant-garde artists. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Adults, $15; ages 6-17, $9. 561-495-0233 or morikami.org

CHILDREN OF HANGZHOU: CONNECTING WITH CHINA

Through Sept. 5. Exhibition reveals the modern-day life of China’s young people and demystifies China’s mix of ancient tradition and modern lifestyle. Showcases contemporary Chinese artists, Ji Zhou, Li Hongbo and Yi Zhou and artwork from students at the Roupu Art Center in Wuhan, China. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. $12-$14. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org

SHADOWS OF THE FLOATING WORLD: PAPER CUTS BY HIROMI MONEYHUN

Through Sept. 18. Combines traditional Japanese art forms and the bold intensity found in contemporary graphic illustrations. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Adults, $15; ages 6-17, $9. 561-495-0233 or morikami.org

TRANSCENDING FORMS: JAPANESE BAMBOO BASKETS

Through Sept. 18. Exhibition traces the humble Japanese bamboo basket from its agricultural beginnings to the revolutionary bamboo expressions of avant-garde artists. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Adults, $15; ages 6-17, $9. 561-495-0233 or morikami.org

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD

Through Sept. 18. The activist artwork of the rebel-nun/Pop Art pioneer. Corita Kent. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. frost.fiu.edu

GROSSOLOGY: THE (IMPOLITE) SCIENCE OF THE HUMAN BODY

Through Oct. 11. Animatronics and imaginative exhibits show the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and more. Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. Adults, $15; ages 3-12, $11. 561-832-1988 or sfsciencecenter.org

POTTERS’ GUILD INVITATIONAL

Through August 10. An accumulation of ceramic works by one of the most excellent groups of clay artists in South Florida. The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, 3501 SW Davie Road, Building 6, Davie. browardvpa.com

PIRATES: TREASURE, TERROR AND TALL TALES

Through Oct. 22. Plantation Historical Museum, 511 N. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation. Free. 954-797-2722 or plantation.org/museum

GIVERNY: JOURNAL OF AN UNSEEN GARDEN

Through Oct. 30. Exhibit pays homage to Monet’s practice of studying the effects of temporal shifts of light  on a single subject. Five screens loop underwater video footage during different times of day. Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach. Free. norton.org

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND: A SECOND CENTURY FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS

Through Jan. 8. This exhibition considers America’s National Park Service as it enters its second century with a particular focus on South Florida’s four national park sites: Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. 305-603-8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org

OUTREACH EXPO II: ARTISTS IN THE MAKING

Through July 31. Exhibit features art created by students at four local aftercare facilities. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Ages over 12, $12. 561-392-2500 or bocamuseum.org

ONGOING

BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER

Gallery will help teach young visitors and their parents the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle with exercise stations, food facts, sports interactives and more. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. 305-373-5437 or miamichildrensmuseum.org

CLYDE BUTCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

Butcher is a nationally recognized conservationist who uses his photography to help preserve natural environments throughout the nation. Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-IMAX (4629) or mods.org

VISIT ANYTIME

SCHOOLHOUSE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 561-742-6780 or SchoolHouseMuseum.org

CASON COTTAGE HOUSE MUSEUM
Step back in time and see South Florida family lifestyle from 1915 to 1935. $4. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 5 NE First St., Delray Beach. 561-274-9578, dbhsarch@bellsouth.net, or DelrayBeachHistory.org

OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 6650 Griffin Road, Davie. 954-797-1044 or ODSHM.ch2v.com

SOUTH FLORIDA RAILWAY MUSEUM
6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 12-4 p.m. Saturdays. 1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. sfrmdfb94@gmail.com or SFRM.org

HISTORYMIAMI
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 101 West Flagler St., Miami. 305-375-1492 or historymiami.org

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