What's Happening This Weekend (April 29- May 1)

  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 29

El Día de Los Niños y Los Libros!, 3-4pm, South Novato Library.

SF Opera Guild Sing A Story Presents Cinderella, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 4-10, teaching artist from the San Francisco Opera will introduce a classic opera story, complete with singing and opera insights. Musical storytelling, a choral coaching and singing session and props and costumes make this a truly immersive creative experience! San Anselmo Library.

FREE Family Movie Night, 7pm, Aladdin, bring lawn chair, food for sale, Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

The Music Man, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts CenterCodding Theatre, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park.

Bay Area Dance Week


Saturday, April 30

Fishing in the City, 8-11am, free, scottsdale Pond, Novato.

Paint Wars, 9am, pass through 5 stations and complete the challenge best suited to your fitness level, Stonestown Galleria, 3251 20th Ave, San Francisco.

Touch-A-Truck, 9:30am-12pm, fundraiser, $5/person, kids under 1 year old FREE Cash only, Oak View Preschool, San Rafael.

ARIA Festival, 9:30am-5pm, Enjoy performances and workshops, crafts and performing arts activities for all ages. Atrium Theater and Bryan Education Studio, Veterans Building, San Francisco.

MARINOVATORS, 10am-3pm, showcases the innovation and creativity of Marin County student scientists, engineers, designers and MAKERS, College of Marin, 835 College Avenue Kentfield.

Independent Bookstore Day, 10am, juice stand, story time, and more, Diesel, a Bookstore, Larkspur.

Ocean Exploration Family Farm Day, 10am-2pm, Fee: $25/person; kids age 2 and under are FREEEnjoy ocean-themed activities and a hike to the tide pools. The low tide reveals sea stars, anemones, and many other marine creatures to discover. Each family will receive a free copy of the book, “Exploring Low Tide in Northern California,” Slide Ranch.

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies, 10am-4pm, Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what's flowering! Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice. Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal petting, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more. Many stops will offer snacks, lunches and epic picnic sites. Farm stands will be open for fresh-from-the-source purchases.

Take a Walking Tour of Christmas Tree Hill, 10am-3pm, self guided tour with maps, scavenger hunt along the tour, for more information contact stevekeppie@mac.com, Corte Madera.

The Mystery of Fort Baker, 10am-12pm, Reservations required; please call (425) 331-1540.

American Girl Doll Pizza Party, ages 8-13, $40, Enjoy your time with your child at another awesome class with American Girl—a pizza party! We’ll make our own dough and then you can top your pizza just as you please, Willams-Sonoma, Corte Madera.

Independent Bookstore Day 2016, 10:30am-3pm, all-ages, puppy adoptions, face painting, crafts, raffle, author appearances, live music, and more! Book Passage, Corte Madera & Ferry Building.

Family Fun Day, 11am-3pm, This is a FREE community event. Bring the whole family! Play games, listen to live music, eat and drink, win prizes, and have the best Saturday ever! Belvedere Community Center and Harry B. Allen Park (next to BCC)

Amazing Science, 11am, Exciting STEAM demonstration followed by hands-on displays and projects. for elementary school-age children, Fairfax Library.

Creative Family Fun - Japanese Carp Kites, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Wildflower Walk with Park Stewardship, 11am-1pm, Land's End, San Francisco.

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

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

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

Discover Nature Along the Ecology Trail, 1-2:30pm, Free, fun for all ages. Registration required/ space is limited; please call (415) 561-4323, Meet at the corner of Funston and Moraga Avenue in the Presidio Main Post.

Music for Families with the San Francisco Symphony, 2pm, Discover the wonders of live orchestral music and its ability to transfer emotions from the stage to the audience at this family-friendly concert series by members of the San Francisco Symphony. 

Trips for Kids' 18th Annual Meet the Pioneers Event, 4pm, $15/$20, includes drinks, appetizers, one raffle ticket, and interactions with the Pioneers of Mountain Biking. Meet the creators and pioneers of this terrific sport like Joe Breeze, Otis Guy, Marc Vendetti, Gary Fisher, Juliana Furtado, Steve Potts, Mert Lawwill, Tom Ritchey, Denise Caramangno, Chris Chance, Ross Shafer, Mark Slate, Donald Koski, Jacqui Phalen, and of course our own Marilyn Price, to name a few, and see the history compellingly displayed at the Museum, Museum of Bicycling, Fairfax.

Teen Movie Night, 5-7:30pm, ages 11-18, free pizza and popcorn, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Novato Live @ City Hall, free, 5:30pm - 8pm.

Circus Oddity, 7:30pm, Circus Center's Youth Circus pays tribute to David Bowie, 755 Frederick Street, San Francisco.

Bowl for Kids Sake, fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Country Club Bowl, San Rafael.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

The Music Man, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Orinda Community Center, Richmond.

Bay Area Dance Week

Opening Day on the Bayfree sailboat rides, kayaking, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding! Enjoy music, games, food, and activities for the whole family, Treasure Island.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts CenterCodding Theatre, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park.

Teen Animation Festival International, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.


SUNDAY MAY 1, May Day

Angel Island Adventure Race, 9am-2pm, Get ready to sweat on this hilly course and experience the island's breathtaking scenery and panoramic vistas! 

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies, 10am-4pm, Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what's flowering! Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice. Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal petting, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more. Many stops will offer snacks, lunches and epic picnic sites. Farm stands will be open for fresh-from-the-source purchases.

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program & Buddha's Birthday, 10am, After a short talk, the children leave the zendo to participate in their own special programs. Activities include crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual. Please check in before the program at the table near the southwest side entrance of the zendo.

Independent Bookstore Day 2016, 10:30am-3pm, all-ages, puppy adoptions, face painting, crafts, raffle, author appearances, live music, and more! Book Passage, Corte Madera & Ferry Building.

Creative Family Fun - Japanese Carp Kites, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Charity and the JAMband, 11:30am, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

Spring Carnival, 11:30am-5pm, St. Isabella School, San Rafael.

Songs and Stories with Megan, 11:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Garden Faire, 12-4pm, crafts, games, music, food and more! Edna Maguire Elementary, Mill Valley.

Mother’s Day Make and Take, 12 – 2pm, build a beautiful flower press, RSVP: Contact Ranger Jason Olivetti, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

How Weird Street Faire, 12-8pm, gather to celebrate peace, dance in the streets, be inspired by art, make new friends and greet old ones, and appreciate each other’s differences at the most diverse gathering this planet has ever seen, Howard & 2nd Streets, San Francisco. There will be loud music, earphones are recommended for young children.

Sunday Streets, Bayview/Dogpatch, San Francisco.

Rosenberg Institute Discovery Day Open House, 1-5pm, visit our marine lab on the Bay and see marine science in action. Explore a working marine lab and become a marine scientist for the afternoon!  Learn about the research we do to understand, restore and conserve the plants, animals and habitats of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Coast. Collect and record data, Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2:30pm, Pedrito Martinez Group Featuring Issac Delgado, San Francisco.

May Day Celebration in the Backyard! 2pm, crafts, flower crowns, live music, maypole dances, and a pirate ship, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Circus Oddity, 3pm, Circus Center's Youth Circus pays tribute to David Bowie, 755 Frederick Street, San Francisco.

William Kent Society 5th Annual Family Campfire, 4-7pm, Lumberjack BBQ & Kid and Adult Beverages, S’more Making, Dad and Kid Bands, Earn your Junior Ranger Badge with activites like Wood Fort Building, Log Splitting/Jumping/Branding, Archery, Henna, Wood Krafts, Forest Kreatures and more! Purchase tickets on website. Presidio, San Francisco. 

The Music Man, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Bay Area Dance Week

Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Orinda Community Center, Richmond.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

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

The Little Mermaid, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Teen Animation Festival International, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.