Alliance Francaise hosts an opening reception for Linear Fields, an exhibition of mixed-media works on canvas by Jo Loignon. The event includes a reception with the artist. Friday. 7-10 p.m. at 1414 Coral Way, Miami. Free.
Details: (305) 859-8760.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden screens "818 Tong Shan Road," a documentary about director Marlene Lievendag's father, Pedro, who in 1941 as a child escaped from Germany to Shanghai with his family along with 20,000 Jewish refugees. Today (6/28) at 7:30 p.m. at 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Free.
"The Magic Flute'
Riuniti Opera, The Alhambra Orchestra and students from local colleges will perform Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Saturday. 7:30 p.m. at Barry University Chapel, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Also on Sunday at 4 p.m. Free.
Details: (305) 899-3689.
Bass Museum of Art presents the Azucar! Family Festival, including conga dancing and drumming, karaoke, wig making, jewelry and paper-costume designs and a scavenger hunt. Saturday. Noon-4 p.m. at 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Free.
Details: (305) 673-7530 or bassmuseum.org.
Miami Children's Museum presents The First Fourth, an event that will feature stories and music from 18th-century America. Sunday. 2 p.m. at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island. Free members; $10 others.
Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens hosts the Red, White and Blue Fest, an annual event with food, entertainment, family activities and fireworks. Tuesday. 8 p.m.-midnight at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $55.
Details: (305) 856-4866, (305) 250-9133 or www.vizcayamuseum.com.
The Barnacle Historic State Park will celebrate the Fourth of July with 18th-century-type activities for the family including music, dominoes and croquet. Residents are invited to bring a picnic lunch. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Munroe House, Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Free children younger than 6; $2-$5 others.
Details: (305) 442-6866.
Celebrate at the Grove
Celebrate Independence Day at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove with live music, food and a hot-dog-eating contest. 4 p.m. at Peacock Park, 2820 Oak Ave., Coconut Grove. A fireworks show is expected to begin at 9 p.m. Free.
Details: (305) 444-7270 or www.coconutgrove.com.
The City of Homestead presents a concert, arts and crafts, an antique show, miniature golf and fireworks. 4:30-9:30 p.m. at Homestead Sports Complex, 1601 SE 28th Ave., Homestead. Free.
Details: (305) 224-4570.
Fireworks over Biscayne Bay
The City of North Miami presents its Independence Day on the Bay celebration. The event will include patriotic music, dance performances, activities for children and fireworks. 6 p.m. at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Free.
Details: (305) 895-9840 or www.northmiamifl.gov.
The City of Miami Beach hosts a Fourth of July festival including a concert and a US citizenship induction ceremony for children from all over the world. The festival starts at 7:30 p.m. at Eighth Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Free.
Details: (305) 673-7400.