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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

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

ARTSLAUNCH2016 

Sept. 10. Over 50 shows on sale, Comic Book & Cosplay Mania, silent disco day party, interactive workshops, kids’ activities, chef demos, author conversations, walking tours, farmers market and more. Per-order fees will be waived for single tickets purchased in person. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. Free. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org

SUZUKI MUSIC ACADEMY 'KIDS PLAY FOR KIDS' OPEN HOUSE CONCERT

Sept. 10. Children musicians perform the music of Bach, Handel. Vivaldi and Brahms. 2 p.m. Suzuki Music Academy, 6823 Stirling Road, Davie. Free. 954-797-7777

THE THREE LITTLE CIRCUS PIGS

Sept. 10. Comic retelling of the traditional story, where an unexpected hero just might come and save the day. Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child's ticket after the show. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adults, $8; ages 12 and under, $6. Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-347-3948 or willowtheatre.org

JAKE SHIMABUKURO

Sept. 14. See one of the top ukulele players perform original compositions, the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria.”$17.50 - $47.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222 or parkerplayhouse.com

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FOLLOW YOUR HEART

Featuring characters from Finding Dory, Inside Out, and Frozen. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses as well as Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and more Disney friends.

Sept. 15-18. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets starting at $16. 786-777-1000, 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com

Sept. 22-25. BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise. Tickets starting at $16. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com

JIMMY WILLIAMSON ALL STAR BAND

Sept. 17. Features artists playing classic hits of jazz, pop and R&B. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics welcome. 7 p.m. Canyon Amphitheater, 8802 Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. Free. 561-966-7094 or pbcgov.com

E.A.T!

Sept. 21. “Edible, Artisanal, and Tasteful” is a food-and-drink festival featuring dozens of South Florida’s best-loved restaurants. BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise. Tickets starting at $85. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com

AN EVENING AT THE COPACABANA

Sept. 24. Stage show that mixes Latin dance rhythms and big band swing. Featuring a 10-piece Latin band, exotic show girls, singers, dancers, artist tributes and more. 8:59 p.m. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St, Aventura. $45-$50. 305-466-8002 or aventuracenter.org

ETHAN BORTNICK THE POWER OF MUSIC TOUR

Sept. 25. The 14-year-old piano prodigy from Hollywood plays with his award-winning band, a children’s choir, and local guest artists. Bortnick will also compose music on the spot with suggestions from the audience and answer questions during a special Q&A segment. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $35-$50. 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org

Fairs & Festivals

MIAMI SPICE

Through 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

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

FLAVOR PALM BEACH

Sept. 1-30. More than 50 restaurants and bistros offer prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner. Various restaurants throughout the Palm Beaches. Visit website for locations. flavorpb.com

SIEMPRE FLAMENCO’S 10TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL DE CANTE FLAMENCO

Sept. 2-4. Festival pays homage to the city of Jerez de la Frontera, considered to be the birthplace of flamenco; featuring singers Nano de Jerez, Sara Salado, Miguel Lavi, guest dancer Raul Ortega, and guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz. The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. $48. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org

BRAZILIAN BEAT FESTIVAL

Sept. 10. Celebration of Brazilian Independence Day. Brazilian artist and Samba drummers, costumed dancers in a Rio-style parade, and Brazilian cuisine and cocktails. 6-11 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Free. downtownboca.org

THE CHILDREN'S TRUST FAMILY EXPO

Sept. 10. Face painters, clowns, stilt walkers, magicians, storytellers, arts & crafts, urban gardening workshops, bounce houses, rock climbing walls, and music and dance performances. Exhibits feature after-school and enrichment programs, nutrition, injury prevention, programs for children with special needs, Pre-K information, KidCare outreach, chess tournaments, a book fair, indoor sports zone, martial arts demonstrations, appearances by well-known characters, mobile units offering community services and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Miami-Dade Fair and Expo Center, Coral Way and SW 112 Ave., Miami. Free. thechildrenstrust.org

EAU BABY

Sept. 10. Guests will be treated to samples of pregnancy-safe spa products; prenatal mini treatments; a mini prenatal yoga class; baby shower games and raffles to win spa prizes; a diverse panel of speakers on prenatal health and wellness; gift bags; and discounts on prenatal spa services. Breakfast bites are included, and children 5 and older are allowed free access to AquaNuts, the resort’s children’s programming. 8-11 a.m. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach.  $25 with the donation of a pack of 120 diapers. RSVP. 561-540-4960, eauspa.com or concierge@eauspa.com

MEET ME IN BOCA RATON

Sept. 17. Educational day of free family fun including activities for kids, meet and learn about local businesses and professional services for families, health and wellness, and shopping. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-393-7700 or myboca.us

FAMILY STEM: SCIENCE FAIR IDEA-FEST

Sept. 17. For school-aged children. Introduction to STEM concepts through DIY activities, demonstrations and experiments. Dress to get messy. 2-3 p.m. Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Free. RSVP. 954-262-4600 or sherman.library.nova.edu

DAY FOR CHILDREN HEALTH FAIR

Sept. 18. For children 15 and younger and their families. NSU’s Health Care Centers will be providing free assessments for hearing and balance, vision, speech-language, dental health, nutrition tips, and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-678-2273 or sherman.library.nova.edu

LATIN MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL OF THE PALM BEACHES

Sept. 17-18. Live music, food, kiddie rides, folkloric dance performances, and activities for every age including soccer and domino tournaments and more. Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. southfloridafair.com

JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL KIDS LOVE AND FAMILY EXPO

Sept. 17-18. View the latest in products and local services from exhibitors and sponsors, interactive shows, storybook character meet and greets, photo ops with princesses and super heroes, and stunt shows by the BMX Trickstars. The Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. $13-$15. 954-467-6637, kidslovefamilyexpo.com or mods.org

BUFFALO BASH

Sept. 18. Buffalo creations, thousands of wings, live music, wing eating competition, kids zone, and more. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. $20-$12.   561-393-7700, myboca.us, or facebook.com/faubuffalobash/?fref=ts

SYNERGY SERIES – FALL FOR DRAGON BOAT RACING

Sept. 19. Dragon boats are colorful, ceremonial canoes over 30 feet long, with 10-20 paddlers led by a drummer and steersperson. The boats resemble Asian dragons and are paddled in fast and furious racing. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Topeekeegee-Yugnee Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood. Free for spectators; park entry, $1.50. 954-232-7434 or soarteam.org

PALM BEACH MARINE FLEA MARKET AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Sept. 23-25. Seafood, fishing gear, boating supplies, nautical décor, island music and more. Held in conjunction with the Marine and Wildlife Art Festival and the South Florida Fall Boat Show. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. Adults, $10; children 12 or younger, free. 954-205-7813 or Flnauticalfleamarket.com

SOUTH FLORIDA FALL BOAT SHOW

Sept. 23-25. Boat show with display of marine accessories, marine products, hardware, electronics, nautical hardware, clothing, shoes and nautical gifts will on sale. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Ages 12 and over, $10. SouthFloridaFallBoatShow.com

CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES 10TH ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

Sept. 24-25. SW Focal Point Community Center, 301 NW 103rd Ave., Pembroke Pines. 954-450-6888 or ppines.com

PALMCON

Sept. 24-25. Celebrity guests and artists, panels, discussions, costume contests, vendors, games and more. Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. $8-$45. PalmCon.net

HARVEST FEST

Sept. 24-25. Activities for children, craft vendors, local food trucks, live music and a People's Choice Car Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Boynton Beach Mall east parking lot, 801 Congress Ave., Boynton Beach. 561-736-7902 or boyntonbeach.org

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

PAMM INSIDE|OUT COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Sept. 3-5. From Roy Lichtenstein to Faith Ringgold and Jose Bedia, 30 reproductions from PAMM’s permanent collection are on view in the three communities. Each community has 10 artwork reproductions clustered within walking or bike-riding distance. Locations: Westwind Lakes Park, Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment, Mayor Roscoe Warren Park and Robert Is Here. Visit website for addresses. pamm.org/insideout

A LIFE IN PORTRAITS

Sept. 15-Jan. 15. Exhibit brings together world-renowned, contemporary, American artists, spanning five decades, who have created portraits of art patron and collector, Joan Quinn. Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-243-7922 or OldSchoolSquare.org

TWELFTH ANNUAL ART COMPETITION EXHIBIT

Sept. 23-Oct. 20. The Twelfth Annual Juried Art Competition and show is an opportunity for budding and professional artists to win a cash prize and possibly win the Nineteenth Annual Art Festival in the Pines Poster design. Artists Reception is Sept. 23 from 7-9 p.m. Complimentary refreshments and entertainment. Studio 18, 1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines. 954-961-6067 or ppines.com/studio18

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

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

DRUGS: COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES : OPENING EYES TO THE DAMAGE DRUGS CAUSE

Sept. 28-Jan. 16. Exhibit is designed to open eyes to the science behind drug addiction and the countless costs of drugs – to individuals, American society and the world. Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. $15; Ages 2-12, $13. 954-463-IMAX (4629), mods.org, or mods.org/imax

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

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

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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