Weekend Fun for Everyone (March 16-18)

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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, March 16

Marin Maintenance - Nike Missile Site9:30 am-12:30 pm, Help with the preservation of historic artifacts, structures, and landscapes at the Nike Missile Site and surrounding area, Marin Headlands

How to Draw a Leprechaun, 12:30pm & 2:30pm, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Rainbows & Relevés Party, 4-5pm, celebrate March with rainbow-themed twirling, crafting, and treats, Tutu School, Larkspur.

Family Shabbat, 5-7pm, ages 2-10, Baking Challah, a pre Shabbat guitar sing along with Jonathan Khershonsky, candle lighting, Kiddush and kid friendly dinner, 365 San Carlos Way, Novato.

Family Film Night: Coco, 5:30-9pm, Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie night, Presidio Community YMCA.

Marin Primary & Middle School Presents: A Midsummer Nights Dream, 7pm, Showcase Theater, San Rafael.

Footloose, The Musical, 7pm, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Beautiful Oops! Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

In The Heights, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley.

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, BACT Berkeley Center.

Lantern Light Festival, six week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine, Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo.


Saturday, March 17, New Moon, Saint Patrick's Day

🍀 St. Patrick's Day Festival, 10am-5pm, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.

🍀 Irish Tunes with John Pedersen, 11am-12pm, Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Irish banjo and fiddle tunes by John Pedersen of Amazing Grace Music who will whisk you away to the land of shamrocks and leprechauns, San Anselmo Library.

🍀 Shamrock Day/Gold HuntHabitot Children's Museum, Berkeley.

🍀 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Old Sacramento.

🍀 Flying Leprechaun Skydive!, Hiller Aviation Museum.

🍀 St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Dublin Civic Center.

Engineering Day for Kids, UC Berkeley.

Mill Valley Little League Opening Day Parade, winds through downtown, then along Sunnyside
ending at Minor League field at Boyle Park.

Basics of Freshwater Fishing, 9 – 11am, join us at McInnis Park where rangers will teach tips and tricks of the trade of freshwater fishing at the park’s pond, San Rafael.

Golden Gate Beaches, 9 am-noon, Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to improve wildlife habitat both locally and globally, San Francisco, Ocean Beach.

Creekside Restoration with One Tam, 9am – 12pm, Meet across from Marin General Hospital at Hal Brown Park at Creekside.

Free Saturday Morning Zumba, 9-10am, Mill Valley Community Center.

Aramburu Island Enhancement, 9:30am – 1:30pm, ages 12+, Meet at Richardson Bay Audubon Center.

Hike to China Camp Point Picnic Area, 10am-1pm, San Rafael.

Kent Island Restoration, 10am – 2pm, ages 5+, restore the unique ecosystem on Kent Island in Bolinas Lagoon! Meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab).

Meet Author Ed Steckley - Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day, 10am, a must for young inventors, tinkerers and makers, Book Passage, San Francisco.

Year of the Dog: The Easter Beagle, 10 am–5 pm, Charles Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Open Cockpit Weekend, 10am-4pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa.

Bioblitz: Saturday, 10am and 1pm, Hunt for as many animals as possible using nets, traps, hooks, and hands. There are crabs, fish, snails, birds, worms, and much more waiting to be discovered! We'll be combing the beach, searching the waters around our pier classroom, and exploring our visitor center aquarium. RSVP Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov.

🐰 Eggster Egghunt & Learning Festival, 10:30am-3pm, free, Campanile Esplanade (Sather Tower), UC Berkeley.

Resonance @ First Church Berkeley: Peter and the Wolf, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Join the First Church Festival Orchestra for a special presentation of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf". This family-friendly production will feature narrators presenting in several languages, as well as an instrument petting zoo! First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Berkeley.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Footloose, The Musical, 1pm & 7pm, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Marin Primary & Middle School Presents: A Midsummer Nights Dream, 1pm & 7pm, Showcase Theater, San Rafael.

Meet Authors Andy Weiner & April Chu - Down by the River, 4pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike and Campfire, 6-8:30pm, Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you're going to bed! Learn about special adaptations that allow owls, bats and other nighttime critters to hunt by moonlight. Naturesbridge, Sausalito.

Beautiful Oops! Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Whale Festival, Fort Bragg.

In The Heights, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley.

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, BACT Berkeley Center.

Old MacDonald: Beyond the Farm, the 6 mo-3 years, Old MacDonald surprises Duck with a special birthday party, BACT Berkeley Center.

The Ladies of Broadway, 7:30pm, Seven accomplished women will perform and share not only their own Broadway highlights and stories, but their tributes that have inspired them throughout their careers, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium San Rafael.

Lantern Light Festival, six week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine, Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo.

Children’s Fairyland


Sunday, March 18

🍀 St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Dublin Civic Center.

🍀 St. Patrick’s Day 5K & Kid’s Run, Crissy Field East Bech Parking Area, San Francisco.

🍀 45th Avenue Block Party, 11am-3pm, Irish music & dance, entertainment for children, booths, food, United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco.

FREE Pre–Ballet Trial Class, ages 4-7, SF Ballet School, San Francisco.

Turtleback Walk for Families, 9:30am-12pm, enjoy a slow walk to see, smell, taste, hear and feel as much as we can, China Camp, San Rafael.

Pop Up Studio: Imaginary Creatures, 10am, grade 6+, To honor the legacy and 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro (1988), join us in a world of fantasy by using needle felting techniques and wool to create your own imaginary creatures, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8–13, Easter Baking, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Family ArtBash Sundays: Celebrating Authors Big and Small, 10am-3pm, Create miniature books, listen to stories alongside dogs from SF SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales, visit the SFPL Green Bookmobile, view the books created by the students in the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Celebration, and listen to the tunes of Alphabet Rockers, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Open Cockpit Weekend, 10am-4pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa.

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

Story time and Family Walk, 10:30am, Girls Grow in the Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, food, music, lawn games, yoga, bike safety classes, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids, Presidio, San Francisco.

YBike Learn to Ride Program, 11am–2pm, Presidio Main Post, San Francisco.

Kanbar Kids: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 11:30am, Experience Shakespeare through performance and explanation of scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream… followed by Director Jackson Currier leading theater games with the entire audience! Marin Shakespeare Company, Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, San Rafael.

Family Sunday! 12-4pm, celebrate the closing of our current exhibit, Fernando Reyes: An Artist's Evolution 1991-2017. We will be making artwork in Reyes’ unique bold style. Bring your family and friends and be creative! The Mexican Museum - El Museo Mexicano, San Francisco.

Open Cockpit Day, 12-4pm, Oakland Aviation Museum.

San Francisco Civic Symphony *Free* Concert, 3-5pm, registration/RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, Nourse Theatre - 275 Hayes St, San Francisco.

Footloose, The Musical, 7pm, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

The Ladies of Broadway, 7:30pm, Seven accomplished women will perform and share not only their own Broadway highlights and stories, but their tributes that have inspired them throughout their careers, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium San Rafael.

ZOFO Duet, 5pm, free youth, teen and college music students, Dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands.  This Grammy-nominated, prize-winning Steinway Artist Ensemble is one of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets, Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley.

Beautiful Oops! Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Whale Festival, Fort Bragg.

In The Heights, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley.

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, BACT Berkeley Center.

Old MacDonald: Beyond the Farm, the 6 mo-3 years, Old MacDonald surprises Duck with a special birthday party, BACT Berkeley Center.

Lantern Light Festival, six week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine, Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo.

Children’s Fairyland