What's Happening This Weekend (April 15-17)

  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.

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, April 15, Don't Forget Your Income Taxes

LEGO Play Day, 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Make a Flashlight, 6-12 grade, Make a flashlight out of an Altoids tin. Learn about basic soldering and simple circuits with Rachel Stevens and Pokie Saathoff-Harshfield, Novato Library.

The Addams Family, 7pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Family Film Night: The Sandlot, 6-10pm, Grab a blanket and enjoy a fun, free outdoor movie under the stars, complete with free popcorn and It's It ice-cream, Main Post, San Francisco.

Intrude, 5 massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies take over the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.


Saturday, April 16

Cal Day, 9am-3pm, Introduce your family to the wide world of Berkeley. Watch dancers move and groove, hear the boom of the Cal band, hug a robot and get some hands-on science experience. Cal Day will light up their minds. No advance registration is required to attend Cal Day – just show up! UC Berkeley.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Japantown, San Francisco.

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.)

Bug Day, 10am-2pm, see live exotic insects, view insects through microscopes, learn about the language of insects, watch beekeepers at work, compete in our Insect Olympics, and perhaps even eat a bug or two, Randall Museum. 

Crabbing at Fort Baker Pier, 10am-12pm, Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540.

Passover at Green Gulch Farm, 10:30am-1pm, free, kids will have an opportunity to explore the farm, make creative charoset and matzah recipes, enjoy nature activities and more. We’ll also join together for an interactive Passover picnic and a walk to Muir Beach.

Octopretzel, 11 - 11:45 a.m., Free with admission, Octopretzel, a children’s folk music band, plays an interactive musical performance, including puppets, lullabies, nursery rhymes and more, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Learn How to Pier Fish, 11am – 1pm, join rangers, and a few of our experienced local anglers, to learn the secrets and tricks of the trade when fishing from a pier, all skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary, don’t forget to bring a fishing pole. Paradise Beach Park, 3450 Paradise Dr., Tiburon.

STEAM Saturdays11-11:45am, ages 3-6 years, Earth Day!  San Rafael Library.

Creative Family Fun - Heritage Dolls, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

DogFest, 11am-4pm,  of dogs and kids benefitting SFUSD McKinley Elementary School, Duboce Park, Noe Street at Duboce Avenue, San Francisco.

Elephant and Piggie's We are in a Play! 11am & 2pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, author, Mitali Perkins, will be signing books, San Francisco.

Berkeley Bay Festival, 11am-4pm, music, free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, eating tasty food, and explore the marina, Berkeley Marina!

🌎 SCIENCE: Earth Day Celebrate! 11:30am-2:30pm, make your own beaver dam, learn about wetlands and watersheds, and innovative solutions to help with climate change, Bay Model, Sausalito.

Kids Kokoro, 12-1pm, ages 7-13, George "Rocky" Graham Park, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City.

The Addams Family, 1pm & 6pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Exploration Workshops: The Triplets of Belleville, 3:30-4:30pm, $5, explore the art of body percussion with Crosspulse’s Keith Terry, as well as learn about the music that makes this film so unique, Bryan Education Studio, Veterans Building, Fourth Floor, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.

Moonlight Hike at Ring Mountain, 7:30 – 9pm, Join a ranger for a rare chance to experience this unique preserve after dark. We’ll discuss nocturnal animals and things that go bump in the night! All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Rain or heavy winds will cancel. Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon.

North Bay Mobile Drive-In, 8pm, free, donations accepted, 'Spirited Away,' Old Hamilton Theater Building, 520 Palm Drive, Novato.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival

The San Francisco “Now Festival” 2016, A full week of FREE random events happening around San Francisco.

Intrude, 5 massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies take over the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.


Sunday, April 17

Nature for Kids: Bahia, 10am – 1pm, this open oak woodland at the edge of the San Pablo Bay wetlands is a fabulous spring destination. Wildflowers dot the lush grassland, the fresh leaves of the trees are alive with birds, and there are always butterflies patrolling the road that runs along the ridge. We’ll head to a nice clearing at the top where the kids can explore, while we let the birds and butterflies come to us. Remember to bring lunch. Meet at the Bahia trailhead near the end of Bahia Dr in Novato.

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30am, featured book, “The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever.”, San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

Mill Valley LiVE - The Gregg Frisbee Show, 11am-12pm, $8/person, Adults and Children over 3 years, Mill Valley Community Center.

Meet Author Mariam Gates - Good Morning Yoga, 11am, a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Japantown, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Heritage Dolls, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, offers the best of the local food scene, lawn games, and music. Grab your blanket and enjoy the fun! Main Parade Grounds, San Francisco.

Y Bike, 11am-2pm, Get your kids riding on two wheels with help from the Y's awesome instructors! They provide bikes and equipment - just bring your game face (ideally a big, toothy grin) and a little determination, Main Parade Grounds, San Francisco.

Elephant and Piggie's We are in a Play! 11am & 2pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

California Baby & Kids Expo, 11am-6pm, San Mateo County Event Center.

The Addams Family, 12pm & 5pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Exploration Workshops: The Triplets of Belleville, 12:30-1:30pm, $5, explore the art of body percussion with Crosspulse’s Keith Terry, as well as learn about the music that makes this film so unique, Bryan Education Studio, Veterans Building, Fourth Floor, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.

Paperback Launch of Anya's War, 4pm, meet the author Andrea Alban, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival

The San Francisco “Now Festival” 2016, A full week of FREE random events happening around San Francisco.

Intrude, 5 massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies take over the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.