Weekend Fun For Everyone (November 18-20)

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EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Friday, November 18

Tam Valley Arts & Crafts Fair, Tamalpias Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival Embarcadero Center, 4-7pm, Four iconic buildings lit with 15,000 holiday lights, fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical show presented by Disney on Ice.  The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City.  The festivities begin at 4:00PM with a family fun Carnival followed by the Building Lighting Ceremony at 6:00PM.  Don’t miss the magic at Embarcadero Center! San Francisco.

Marilyn Izdebski Productions Presents Gypsy, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Music ManCinnabar Theatre, Petaluma

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

Saturday, November 19, Family Volunteer Day

Mt. Tam Day of Thanks, 9am-12:30pm, Mill Valley.

Creekside Restoration with One Tam, 9am – 12pm, volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling and hiking on steep and uneven terrain. All ages are welcome; Meet across from Marin General Hospital at Hal Brown Park at Creekside.

Free Zumba, 9-10am, bring a mat, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

One Tam Day of Thanks: Habitat Restoration & Holiday Wreath Making Workshop, 9am-2pm, Rock Springs Parking Lot.

Tam Valley Arts & Crafts Fair, Tamalpias Valley Community Center, Mill Valley

The Great Dickens Fair and Victorian Holiday Party, Cow Palace.

The Renegade Craft Fair, Fort Mason Center.

Kids' Turn: A Workshop for Families Experiencing Separation and/or Divorce Kids’ Turn, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Bookfair Fundraiser for WildCare, 11am, Meet Kele the American Kestrel at Storytime for Younger Children, featuring“Children Make Terrible Pets” by Peter Brown. 2pm: Meet Grace the Red-tailed Hawk at Storytime for Older Children, featuring“Arrowhawk” by Lola M Schaefer. 4pm: Meet Unnamed the Virginia Opossum at Storytime (during the “Mountain Lions” book event), feauturing “If You Were My Baby” by Fran Hodgkins, and make Opossum Pouches & Babies.  4pm: “When Mountain Lions are Neighbors” by Beth Pratt-Bergstrom – Adult Book Discussion & Signing with Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, Bill Leikam, and Bill Keener. A drop-in scavenger hunt, featuring both local and Fantastic Beasts. Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Musician Alison Faith Levy, 11am, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Family Matinee: Venezuelan Music Project, 11am, SFJazz Center, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Professor Smart's Fun with Physics Show!, 4-5:30pm, Fairfax Library.

STEAM Saturday, 11am, ages 3-6, stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, experiments, and sensory experiences, San Rafael Library.

Marilyn Izdebski Productions Presents Gypsy, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Music ManCinnabar Theatre, Petaluma

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Alison Faith Levy and the Tot Rock Band, 11am-11:45, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Thanksgiving Feast with Snoopy, 1-4pm, Enjoy the animated classic A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the big screen and help prepare a re-creation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn, and jelly beans from the classic television holiday special, along with hands-on crafts, and other fun family activities, Shultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Move to the Music with the SF Ballet School, 2pm, free, Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco.

Game Night, 3-4:30pm, Marin City Library.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Pier 39's Tree Lighting Ceremony, feature live entertainment performing seasonal favorites. Bring the whole family to sing, shop and swoon at the 60’ tree. PIER 39’s majestic tree, adorned with glistening ornaments, bows and twinkling lights will be lit at approximately 6:00 pm in the Entrance Plaza.

Sunday, November 20

National Kidney Foundation - Let's Read, 10am-1pm, meet authors Christian Robinson, Kathyyn Otoshi, and Mac Barnett, San Francisco Zoo.

Nature for Kids: Birds at Las Gallinas, 10pm – 12am, a day of nature exploration and education in both English and Spanish, Las Gallinas Sanitary District water treatment ponds in San Rafael (310 Smith Ranch Road).

Songs & Stories with Megan, 10:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Meet Tim McCanna, 11am, author of Bitty Bot, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Santa's Glass Workshop, 11am-5pm, Stained Glass of Marin, Novato.

Family Fall Day, 11am-4pm, art tours, storytelling, crafts, and more, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

The Renegade Craft Fair, Fort Mason Center.

Bookfair Fundraiser for WildCare, 11am: Meet Nibbler the Eastern Grey Squirrel at Storytime for All Ages, featuring “Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators” by Jennifer Keats Curtis. 2pm: Meet Vladimir the Turkey Vulture and enjoy an Interactive Song and Dance, featuring “Turkey Vulture Rap” by Joe Reilly. 3pm: Meet Sequoia, the endangered Northern Spotted Owl. A drop-in scavenger hunt, featuring both local and Fantastic Beasts. Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Nutcracker Storytime with the Marin Ballet, 2pm, excerpt from The Nutcracker by the dancers in costume, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Just Dance Academy Winter Performance, 2pm, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael.

Institute for Sufi Studies, November 19, 3:30-6:30pm, Institute for Sufi Studies, 14 Commercial Blvd, Suite 10, Novato

Cabaret by the Bay, 5-6:30pm, Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael.

The Great Dickens Fair and Victorian Holiday Party, Cow Palace.

Marilyn Izdebski Productions Presents Gypsy, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.