Weekend Fun For Everyone (May 5-7)

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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 MAY 5, Cinco de Mayo

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

SF Opera Sing A Story: The Magic Flute, 3:30-4:30pm, Ages 4-10, A teaching artist from the San Francisco Opera will introduce The Magic Flute by Mozart, complete with singing and opera insights. Musical storytelling, a choral coaching and singing session, props and costumes make this a truly immersive creative experience, San Anselmo Library.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Roseland Cinco de Mayo, Santa Rosa.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, 4–6pm, Free, Live Oak Social Hall, Berkeley.

Cinco de Mayo Festival, 5-8pm, Carne Cruda will be entertaining with exciting and upbeat music, Ballet Folklorico will perform their heritage-rich dances, and the Children’s Creativity Museum will be there with some activities for the kids. Stop by! It’s free and fun, Yerba Buena Gardens Eastern Walkway, San Francisco.

Cinco De Mayo at the Museo, 5-8pm, celebrate the occasion with us and challenge your perceptions of what Mexican Contemporary art looks like. Explore "Tramas Urbanas", an exhibition featuring the work of textile artist Paloma Torres, The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

SATURDAY MAY 6, Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Free Access to all Parks "Measure A Days", 7am – 7pm includes Blackpoint Boat Launch, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Miller Boat Launch, Paradise Beach Park and Stafford Lake Park.

Tour of Novato and Community Fair

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

Trail Crew: Project Restore, 9am-2pm, ages 13+, restore trailside habitat along the much beloved Gravity Car Fire Road and at Double Bow Knot.

Broom Buster Work Day, 9 – 10am, all ages welcome, Meet at the Tiburon Peninsula Club parking lot in Tiburon (1600 Mar West St).

Free Saturday Morning Yoga, 9-10am, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Tour of Novato and Community Fair, a bicycling and walking fundraising event for the Novato public schools, Sherman Avenue in front of the Novato City Hall.

STEM Superhero Series: The Future of Human Health, 9am-5pm, Children learn about the human body and healthcare system through various STEM activities, including solving puzzles using biological building blocks to taking vitals, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

We ♥ MOM Craft Market, 9am-2:30pm, Mill Valley Community Center.

Build a Flower Pot, 9am-12pm, Home Depot.

Albert Park Cleanup Day, Volunteers will receive two free tickets to the Pacifics game of your choice and a free lunch courtesy of our partners at West Brooklyn Pizzeria! Contact Parker Brown at parker@pacificsbaseball.com, San Rafael.

Mystery of the White Hill, 10am – 2pm, Come on a hike with Ranger Mike Warner to find the crash site of the B-17 Flying Fortress, a bomber aircraft from World War II. We’ll discuss the history, context, and mystery surrounding the site. This event is ideal for all ages. Meet at the roadside parking area near the top of White Hill Grade on Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Baking for Mom, 10am, ages 8-13, Hey Kids! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we’re celebrating with a fun class all about baking! We’ll teach you to bake like a pro and create a dessert that is perfect for mom!, Willams-Sonoma, Corte Madera.

Yoga in the Park, 10am – 2pm, McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, Join a Presidio Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide on this gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that's fun for all! Rent a bike from Sports Basement or bring your own.

Sturgeon’s Mill, 10am-3pm, steam powered sawmill open only 4 weekends a year to the general public, Sebastopol.

Carnevale Fantastico! 10am-6pm, Italian Renaissance & Cultural Festival, Celebrate the music, art, theatre and fashion of the late Italian Renaissance. Enjoy non stop entertainment and meet hundreds of costumed characters, Blue Rock Springs Park, Vallejo.

Turn the Page! Book Festival, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, 10am-6pm, Dolores Park, San Francisco.

ARIA Festival, 10am-5pm, join the San Francisco Opera Education Department for a free Community Open House event at the new Wilsey Center for Opera. K–12 SFUSD classes, performances and workshops by community partners plus crafts and performing arts activities for all ages, San Francisco.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, Join a Presidio Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide on this gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that's fun for all! Rent a bike from Sports Basement or bring your own.

STEM Dance-ology, 10:30am-12:30pm, During this interactive dance performance, children take on the role of a bacteria superhero fighting off viruses and infections, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Headlands Spring Art Adventure, 10:30am-12:30pm, Put your creative cap on for a Marin Headlands adventure in art! We will look at the work of Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration, and then create our own nature art using natural objects we gather around the Headlands or on the beach, Point Bonita YMCA, Sausalito.

Pancakes in the Park, 10:30am-12pm, Enjoy pancakes, a short hike and explore the nature around us and learn about and learn to spot some of the birds and fish, Lake Lagunitas.

Asian Pacific Heritage Festival, 11am-3:30pm, lion dance, martial arts, tai chi participation, Japanese tea ceremony, qi-gong participation, Korean and Taiko drummingand more, Marin Y, San Rafael.

Children's Day Celebration, 11am-4pm, 25th Japantown traditional youth celebration will feature Japanese storytelling and performances, mochi-pounding, youth art contests, arts and crafts, activities, games, bouncy house and more, Japantown Peace Plaza, San Francisco.

Rock Balancing Gathering, 11am-2pm, Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Marin Open Studios, 11am-6pm.

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

Behind-the-Scenes Saturdays, 12-2pm, ages 7+, Your guide will share stories of patients treated at The Marine Mammal Center, describe the tried and true recipes our volunteers use to nurse these animals back to health, give you the inside scoop on our innovative technologies, Sausalito.

Star Wars Big Build Event with LEGO® Materials, 1-4pm, free, construct the high skyscrapers of Cloud City located on Bespin, a village in the tress for Ewoks located on the Moon of Endor, a massive Rebel Base on the ice planet Hoth, and of course, trenches of the Death Star, Play-Well TEKnologies, San Anselmo.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 1:30pm, ages 4+, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 2-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Cinderella, 2pm & 8pm, San Francisco Ballet.

Family Learning Workshops, 3-4:30pm, Beach Bucket Science, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

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. NatureBridge, Sausalito.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

A La Carte & Art, downtown Mountain View.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship, 8pm, sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Hi-ho hi-ho its off to the Drive-In we Go: Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs, 8:30pm, Novato.

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

SUNDAY MAY 7, Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Hike for Girls, 9:30am-12pm, help raise funds for scholarships for GirlVentures, Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Youth & Family Program, 9:45-11:45am, Interdependence, Planting the Three Sisters, Participating families are invited to stay for tea, juice, muffins and the farmers' market outside the zendo, Green Gulch and Zen Center, Muir Beach.

Cinco de Mayo Festival on 23rd Street in Richmond.

Milo Foundation Adoptions, 10am-12pm, Town Center, Corte Madera.

Pixie Park Nature Fair, 10am – 1pm, Activities will include WildCare’s Nature Van, Face Painting, Nature based craft, Storytime with Clare, Diesel Bookstore, Tomato Planting, Musical performance with Little Bears, Blue Bear School of Music, Nature scavenger hunt and more, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Sturgeon’s Mill, 10am-3pm, steam powered sawmill open only 4 weekends a year to the general public, Sebastopol.

Lamb Day, 10am-1pm, Bring a lunch to enjoy at the pond. Spinning demonstration at 11am. Purchase Windrush roving and yarns. Take home a child’s loom from recycled materials, Windrush Farms, 2263 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma.

Carnevale Fantastico! 10am-6pm, Italian Renaissance & Cultural Festival, Celebrate the music, art, theatre and fashion of the late Italian Renaissance. Enjoy non stop entertainment and meet hundreds of costumed characters, Blue Rock Springs Park, Vallejo.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Bethanie Murguia - Toucans, Too, 11am, hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus! Book Passage, Sausalito.

Sunday Special: The Singing Lizard, 11-11:45am, It's electro-kindie music for the whole family! Liz DeRoache, aka The Singing Lizard, will have you up and dancing, Mill Valley Public Library.

Marin Open Studios, 11am-6pm.

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

YBike Learn to Ride Program, 11-2pm, Main Parade Ground, San Francisco.

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.

Marianne Richmond - Bedtime Blessings, 1pm, a peaceful way to end the day with a special child, through this heartfelt prayer of gratitude and wish for God's blessings on others, too, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-3pm, Arturo O’Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz OrchestraSan Francisco.

Meet Courtney Spain Aragon, Author of Fraydo The Dragon, 1pm, This fun and humorous picture book follows Fraydo the Dragon and his friend Pee Wee on an adventure to solve Fraydo's BIG Problem --- he thinks he is a dog! Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Cinderella, 2pm, San Francisco Ballet.

Marin Music Chest 2017 Scholarship Winners Concert, 2:30pm, San Domenico School Hall of the Arts, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo.

Spring Concert, Overture String Ensemble & Crescendo Orchestra, 3pm, Marin Youth Symphony, College of Marin, Kentfield.

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. 

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

A La Carte & Art, downtown Mountain View.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.