Weekend Fun For Everyone (July 14-16)

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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, July 14, Bastille Day

Flower Piano Back To San Francisco Botanical Garden This Summer

Maker Mornings, 9am – 12pm, 6th-12th graders, Work on a variety of hands on projects including making a finger piano and open crafting, Novato Library.

The Rainbow Fish Musical, 10:30am & 2pm, Come with us under the sea for The Rainbow Fish Musical, a world premiere based on the award-winning book by Marcus Pfister about the joy of finding friendship through sharing, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Caterpillar Puppets, San Francisco.

SHARE-A-Book Dogs, 2:30-3:30pm, Kids in kindergarten and older can make 15-minute appointments to read aloud to friendly four-legged friends. It’s a great way to increase confidence and improve read-aloud skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, Mill Valley Public Library.

Teen Gaming, 3:30 – 5:30pm, grades 6-12, Join us for board games, card games, computer games, puzzles, a Break Out box (escape room in a box), and more! Bring your friends, try our brand new games, and eat snacks, Civic Center Library.

Life-Sized Clue, 5 – 8pm, grades 6-12, The wealthy Mr. Boddy has been MURDERED!! Your help is needed to determine WHO murdered him, WHERE in his stately mansion (which strangely resembles the Corte Madera Library) he was done in, and with WHICH ghastly weapon. Dinner will be served, Corte Madera Library.

Broadway Under the Stars, 5-10pm, inspirational evening of music and dance will be filled with Broadway, Disney and everything in between, Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen.

Flynn Creek Circus, 7pm, Riotously funny, deeply moving and dangerously inspiring, this 'mad libs' meets 'mad skills' circus is an ultra-engaging, all ages blast, Marinship Park, Sausalito.

Madagascar Jr., 7:30am, Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film, Redwood High School Little Theater, Larkspur.

Once Upon A Magic, 7:30pm, Fairfax Theater Company, Fairfax Pavilion.

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Concert Under the Oak, Northgate Mall, San Rafael

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, Sausalito

Tarzan, The Stage Musical Based on the Disney Film, Berkeley Playhouse

Saturday, July 15

Flower Piano Back To San Francisco Botanical Garden This Summer, Rabbit Hole Theatre
Family-friendly theater activity will focus on pianos and locations nearest Friend (North) Gate, Bean Sprouts Family Day Mini-pianos and music-making materials in the Children’s Garden.

Making Day, 9am-5pm, a celebration of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit! Live music by Asheba, meet Daniel Tiger, Fab Lab, Stuffed Animal Lab, Woodworking and more, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Big Time Festival, 10am-4pm, learn more about the culture and traditions of the Miwok, demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more, Kule Loklo, Point Reyes. 

Rita LeRoy - Sustainable Gardening for Kids, 10am-12pm, ages 8-12, Topics for this class include include building healthy soil with the help of earthworms, composting, when to plant vegetables, why to plant flowers, and the importance of pollinators. Children will create a miniature worm box and plant seasonal vegetables and flowers in containers to take home. The instructor will have live specimens of a variety of critters for the children to enjoy seeing and learning about, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Bug Eaters: All About Carniverous Plants, 10-11am, Family members of all age are invited to discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close with the amazing leaf adaptations as you learn more about them, UC Botanical Gardens, Berkeley.

Guided Hikes - Birds + Bird Art Treasure Hunt, 10:30am-12:30pm, two-mile family-friendly guided hike led by volunteer Presidio art docents, Presidio, San Francisco.

The Rainbow Fish Musical, 10:30am & 2pm, Come with us under the sea for The Rainbow Fish Musical, a world premiere based on the award-winning book by Marcus Pfister about the joy of finding friendship through sharing, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Nature Connection: Weaving Earth Day, 11am-4pm, Engaging with the wonders of the wild landscape, the day is designed to build relationship to nature, remember our place in the web of life and practice mentoring techniques to support a nature-connection community, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Stinson Beach.

Meet Author Andrew Fraknoi - When the Sun Goes Dark, 11am, two curious children and their grandparents re-create eclipses in their living room using a lamp, a tennis ball, two Hula Hoops, and Ping-Pong balls, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Read to a Dog, 11am – 12pm, grades K+, South Novato Library.

Superhero Saturday, 11am, Calling for all Wonder Girls and Boys! The San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisor Mark Farrell are thrilled to partner with AcroSports for an incredible event at Alvarado Elementary School! Come dressed as your favorite Superhero and show off your super powers by tumbling through a parkour obstacle course, participating in a costume contest, and more! And of course, all of our heroes and heroines will be rewarded with a delicious free lunch.

Renegade Craft Fair, 11am-6pm, Renegade is a celebration of creative spirit and for each Fair gathers emergent and seasoned independent makers, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Celebrate Bastille Day, 11am-8pm, Street Fairs of Food, Dancing, and Games, Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco.

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

40th Street Block Party, 11am-5pm, Oakland

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Tropics, 12-3pm, Get up close to tropical reptiles with the Lick Your Eyeballs team. Meet geckos that lick their eyeballs, hold a 3-foot friendly lizard, and hang out with a colorful chameleon. Lick You Eyeballs will introduce you to the wonderful world of tropical reptiles and amphibians and their ecology, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

Bouchon Bastille Day, 12-7pm, The Dunk Tank will return featuring local chefs and celebrities to benefit the Yountville Elementary School, and a children’s area with face painting and other fun activities, Bouchon Bistro, Yountville.

Madagascar Jr., 1pm & 7:30am, Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film, Redwood High School Little Theater, Larkspur.

Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 1 – 2:30pm, 6th-12th graders, Henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques. Teens will have the opportunity to practice working with henna and receive a design by Rachel-Anne, South Novato Library.

Make Your Own Mini Comic, 1 – 3pm, grades 6-12. The Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco will show you how to make your own mini comic book.All materials are provided, Fairfax Library.

LOTUS LIVE: Earn the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Largest human flower, 1-3pm, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1–2:30pm, Ensemble Mik Nawooj – Death Become Life, San Francisco.

Flynn Creek Circus, 3pm & 7pm, Riotously funny, deeply moving and dangerously inspiring, this 'mad libs' meets 'mad skills' circus is an ultra-engaging, all ages blast, Marinship Park, Sausalito.

Henna with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3:30 – 5pm, grades 6-12, Civic Center Library.

Kids LEGO Club, 3-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Moana, Tiburon ferry leaves at 5:00pm. Tickets (includes ferry): $30 adults / $15 kids. The evening will include live music, hula dancers, games and more! Movie starts at sundown. Angel Island.

Broadway Under the Stars, 5-10pm, inspirational evening of music and dance will be filled with Broadway, Disney and everything in between, Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen.

Summer Nights, 7pm, Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited, Marin JCC.

Concerts-in-the-Park, Belvedere Park

Concerts on the Green, City Green, 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato

Once Upon A Magic, 7:30pm, Fairfax Theater Company, Fairfax Pavilion.

Beauty and the Beast (1991), Union Square, San Francisco

Tarzan, The Stage Musical Based on the Disney Film, Berkeley Playhouse

Sunday, July 16

Flower Piano Back To San Francisco Botanical Garden This Summer, Story Time and Family Walk Regularly scheduled Family Program in the Library.

Sunday Streets, San Francisco

SF Anime & Cosplay Festival, San Francisco 

Sommerfest, German Tourist Club, Mill Valley

Disc Golf Clinic at Stafford Lake, 9 – 11am, Join local pros who will teach kids (and parents too) this fun and exciting sport at our beautiful and nationally recognized disc golf course, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Yerba Buena Festival, 9am-5pm, Artists Guild of San Francisco, San Francisco.

July Sunday Fundays, 10am-5pm, Ice Cream Day, an opportunity to do and see awe-inspiring science, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

The Rainbow Fish Musical, 10:30am & 2pm, Come with us under the sea for The Rainbow Fish Musical, a world premiere based on the award-winning book by Marcus Pfister about the joy of finding friendship through sharing, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

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

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, Presidio, San Francisco.

Renegade Craft Fair, 11am-6pm, Renegade is a celebration of creative spirit and for each Fair gathers emergent and seasoned independent makers, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Flynn Creek Circus, 1pm & 4pm, Riotously funny, deeply moving and dangerously inspiring, this 'mad libs' meets 'mad skills' circus is an ultra-engaging, all ages blast, Marinship Park, Sausalito.

Albany Beach Cleanup and Free Sand Globe Workshop, 1-3pm.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Town Center, Corte Madera.

ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS and The Stone Foxes, 2pm, KidStage Creative Movement with Dance Mission (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Union Square Live, 2-4pm, Picklewater Free Circus Festival, San Francisco.

Concerts-in-the-Park, 3:45pm, Belvedere Park

Nature for Kids: An Evening at Mount Burdell, 5-8pm, Novato.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Tarzan, The Stage Musical Based on the Disney Film, Berkeley Playhouse