Weekend Fun For Everyone (August 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, August 5

Sonoma County Fair

Santa Clara County Fair

Crosspulse, 11am & 12:15pm, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco.

Meet Tensegrity Robots, 11am-2pm, Meet students from Alice Agogino’s NASA-funded tensegrity research team at UC Berkeley and watch as BEST robotics presents a live demonstration of their shape-shifting robot, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Sean's Shadow Puppet Show and Workshop, 2:30pm, grade 3-5, Mill Valley Library.

Jazz and Blues by the Bay, 6:30-8pm, Sausalito.

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, featuring music and family fun in downtown San Anselmo. Bring your picnic basket or buy food at the event, Town Hall Lawn.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Marinwood Music in the Park, 6-8pm, San Rafael.

Concerts Under the Oak, Northgate Mall, San Rafael.

Creekside Fridays, 6:30-8pm, The Cabin, Mill Valley.

Saturday, August 6

Sonoma County Fair

Santa Clara County Fair

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

Free Kids Workshop, 9am-12pm, Home Depot.

Maritime Day, Sausalito

Novato Space Festival, 10am-4pm, Space Station Museum, Novato.

Summer Fun Weeks, 10am-5pm, Explore Your Back Yard, runs thru August 12, Get a sneak peek at our upcoming fall theme that’s all about exploring science in your own back yard. Hunt for bugs around the Hall’s grounds, explore the night sky in our Planetarium, and make fizzy works of art on the Hall’s plaza, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Learn How to Skimboard, 11am – 1pm, age 10+, learn the basics of skimboarding through demonstration and practice, Upton Beach, meet at the beach near the north parking lot at Stinson Beach.

Read to a Dog, 11am, Fairfax Library.

Nihonmachi Street Fair, enjoy performance, tradition, art, music, food, and more, Japantown, San Francisco.

San Jose Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Discovery Meadow, San Jose.

Beaver Festival, Martinez.

Story Craft, 11am-12pm, ages 2-8, Story, art and songs for families of all abilities! For children of all abilities ages 2-8 with caregivers. Novato Library.

Olympic Games Craft, 11am-12pm, Join us as we celebrate the start of the Summer Olympics library-style with crafts, games and fun for all! For families of all ages and abilities. Novato Library.

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

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

Afro Solo in the Gardens, 1pm, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Walks, 2-4pm, FREE Guided Walks, Mill Valley Community Center.

Read to a Dog, 2pm, Corte Madera Library.

Family Fun Night, 5-7pm, Pirate Theme, Costume Contest • Staff Led Games & Contests • Super Awesome Raffle with Great Prizes • Jumpee, Face Painting, and Kid Nail Salon • Kid-friendly movie playing for those who don’t want to swim, Mill Valley Community Center Pool.

The Intern, Creek Park, San Anselmo

Astronomy Nights on Mt. Tamalpias, 8:30pm, with Dr. Xiaosheng Huang, Measuring Cosmological Distances with Supernovae.

Summer Nights, 7pm, $20 members/$23 public/$28 at the door, live music, kids zone, family friendly, kids under 17 free, Marin JCC.

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.

Sunday, August 7

Sonoma County Fair

Santa Clara County Fair

Art in the Park, 10am – 12pm, paint, draw or color the beautiful scenery and wildlife that surrounds us while looking out at San Pablo Bay, McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program, 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.

Nihonmachi Street Fair, enjoy performance, tradition, art, music, food, and more, Japantown, San Francisco.

San Jose Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Discovery Meadow, San Jose.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, 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.

Summer Music Series, 12-2pm, Town Center Corte Madera.

The O'Jays, 2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Poolside Jam, 2:30pm, Strawberry Rec Center, Mill Valley.

Concerts in the Plaza, 3pm, Mill Valley.

Marin Shakespeare Company, 4pm, Twelfth Night, Family Matinee, San Rafael.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5pm, Corte Madera.

Folkish Festival, 12:30pm, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.