November Awesome List

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.

Tuesday, November 1, Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead, Bolinas Community Center.

Film of the Month, 1pm & 4pm, Pinocchio, films vary, every day except Wednesday, Walt Disney Museum.

Dia de los Muertos Craft for Children, 3:30pm, Fairfax Library.

Wednesday, November 2, Day of the Dead

Hands-On Science at the Farmers Market, 2-6:30pm, Lorin (South Berkeley) Market, Adeline & 63 St, Berkeley.

San Francisco Day of the Dead, Procession and Festival of Altars, 4-11pm, art, music, performances and a walking procession, which help us contemplate our existence and mortality -- a moment to remember deceased friends and family, and our connections beyond our immediate concerns, Garfield Park, 25th/26th & Harrison Streets.

Thursday, November 3

Screenagers, 6pm, Novato Library.

Friday, November 4

DĂ­a de los Muertos Altar Making, Age 5+, Advance sign-up required, create a shoebox altar to honor a loved one, bring a shoebox and a photo of a loved one if you wish, Mill Valley Public Library.

BASF Explorer Days Tour of SF State's Tiburon Marine Lab, 3:30-5:30pm, ages 9+, SF State University's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Free Family Movie Night, 5:30-8:30pm, Zootopia, ood Trucks, free Popcorn, free IT'S-IT Ice Cream 5:30 pm; Movie Shorts 6:30 pm; Feature Film: Zootopia 7:00 pm, Presidio Community YMCA, San Francisco.

Saturday, November 5

Free Yoga, 9-10am, bring a mat, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Build a Veterans Day Helecopter, 9am-12pm, Home Depot. 

Dawali: Festival of Lights, 9:30am-4:30pm, Habitat, Berkeley.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8+, Turkey & Sliders, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Discovery Days at AT&T Park, FREE science extravaganza chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Buckeyes for Butterflies, 10am-2pm, native plant walk, learn about Buckeyes, SPAWN Native Plant Nursery, West Marin.

Venetia Valley School Fall Carnival and Supply Drive, 11am-3pm, games and kids’ activities including jumpies; live, local entertainment; face painting, henna tattoos and a cake walk and more, 177 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael.

Movement and Mindfulness, 11am-12:30pm, Take the time to unwind with a naturalist-led, soothing stroll to Rodeo Beach where you’ll experience gentle movement and meditation. Spread your toes in the sand, breathe in the sea breeze and move with the ocean’s waves. Point Bonita YMCA, Sausalito.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

The Bug Family Band, 1:30pm, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

Mini Maker Faire, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

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

DĂ­a de los Muertos Community Concert, 11am, 2pm, & 8pm, Arrive an hour early for refreshments, live music and dancing, colorful altars, traditional crafts, and more, San Francisco Symphony.

Dia de los Muertos, 4-9pm, alters, art, face painting, parade, music, and more! Albert J. Boro Community Center, 50 Canal Street, San Rafael.

Guy Fawkes' celebration at the Pelican Inn, bagpipe procession, bonfire on the beach.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

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Sunday, November 6, Daylight Savings

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program, 10am, the beginning of the lecture is especially for children. After this short talk, children leave the zendo to participate in their own program. Activities include seasonal farm projects, mindfulness, yoga, contemplative handwork and ritual. Suggested donation $20.

Sunday Special: Native American Storyteller Alicia Retes, All ages, 11:00 AM - 11:45, Alicia will play a variety of indigenous musical instruments and sing original contemporary tri-lingual songs in Coast Miwok, English and Spanish. Alicia will perform a version of the "Three Sisters, Corn, Bean and Squash" using beautiful corn husk puppets that she hand crafted, Mill Valley Public Library.

Mini Maker Faire, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Captain Jack Spareribs, 11am, JCC East Bay Theater, Berkeley.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, November 7

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.

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Tuesday, November 8, Election Day

Wednesday, November 9

Pop-Up Picture Workshop, 3:30, grade 2+, Corte Madera Library.

Crazy Science Club, 4-5:30pm, Fairfax Library.

Thursday, November 10

Girls Leadership Parent and Daughter Series: 4 Steps to Getting What You Need, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Mega Challah Bake, 7-9p, JCCSF, San Francisco.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

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Friday, November 11, Veterans' Day

Learn to Ride, 9 – 11am, Learn to ride pump tracks and rollers with a ranger at the Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Green Expo, 12-6pm, Pier 35, San Francisco.

Kids' Pajama Party with Elisa Kleven! 6pm, let author and illustrator of The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story read you a bed time story, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Muir Woods Free Day

Kids' Pajama Party with Elisa Kleven, 6pm, Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author/illustrator Elisa Kleven will be here to read you a bedtime story from The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story. Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed. Then head home for bed. DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Kristin Elizabeth Clark - Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity, 6pm, Book Passage, Ferry Bldg, San Francisco.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Schultz Museum Free Day, Santa Rosa.

Saturday, November 12

Pizza Party on Horse Hill, 9am-1pm, broom-busting pizza party and raffle on Horse Hill, Meet at the entrance gate across from address 49 Lomita Dr, Mill Valley.

The Magic Flute for Families, 10am, Wilsey Center for Opera, San Francisco.

Green Expo, 10am-6pm, Pier 35, San Francisco.

Lego Robotics Lab10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Grades 5-8, Advance registration required, Mill Valley Library.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8+, Pumpkin Pie!, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

STEAM Saturday, 11am, ages 3-6, stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, experiments, and sensory experiences, San Rafael Library.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Community Day, free, pop-up talks, crafts, food and more, California Historical Society, San Francisco.

Exploration Workshop: Opera for Families! 11:30-12:30pm, Veterans Building, San Francisco.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Elixir of Love for Families - The Movie, 12-1pm, Wilsey Center for Opera, San Francisco.

Story and Craft Project for Little Kids with Amy Novesky and Sara Gillingham and their new book Love is a Truck, 3pm, ages 2-6, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (their ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in Amy and Sara's Love Is series. TThe fun continues at 4pm to the nearby Tutu School when Amy and Sara read Love is a Tutu. The reading will be accompanied by a ballerina, followed by a fairy-wand-decorating craft and sweet treats! DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Lanternfest & Parade, 5:30-7pm, German tradition of songs and brightly-colored lanterns to celebrate Martin's Tag! Pioneer Park, Novato.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

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Sunday, November 13

Marine Science Sunday: An Ocean Feast, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Birth & Baby Fair, 10am-4pm, showcasing local businesses and resources as well as independent designers with the aim to educate and expose new & expecting parents and young families to unique & beneficial products & services, Fisher Loop, Presidio, San Francisco.

Green Expo, 10am-5pm, Pier 35, San Francisco.

Art Journey: Palace of Fine Arts, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., explore classic architecture and San Francisco history. After the discussion, design your own mini-monument using architectural elements made on our laser cutter. To RSVP, please contact Christina Sheils at csheils@badm.org, Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Sunday Streets, 11am-4pm, Embarcadero, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

LeUyen Pham reads and signs "The Bear Who Wasn't There" 1pm, This book is about Bear... so what happens when he doesn't show up on his page? Who will find him? Will it be Giraffe, who himself seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or Cow, or perhaps even the author herself? DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Arias in the Afternoon, 2-4pm, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

Let’s Dance Family Workshops, 2:30-3:30pm, ages 6-12, Nutcracker Workshop, San Francisco Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco.

Full Moon Hike, 5 – 7pm, relatively flat path around the lake for a 2-mile hike, then we’ll finish the evening with s’mores and discussions about the moon and how we interact with it here on earth, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Brick Palooza, 9am-5pm, experiment with LEGO Animation, Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, November 14, Full Moon

Meet Author Todd Parr, 10am, Be Who You Are, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.

Book Club, 3:45-4:45pm, 4-6 grade,  The Night Tourist, Sausalito Library.

Muir Woods After Dark, 4-6pm, ages 8+, Explore the evening magic of Muir Woods, learning about the secret nightlife of an old-growth redwood forest. 

Full Moon Walk, 4:30-6pm, Point Bonita, Sausalito.

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Tuesday, November 15

Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience, 6:30pm, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa.

Wednesday, November 16

Thursday, November 17

Crazy Science Club, 4-5:30pm, Fairfax Library.

Girls Leadership Parent and Daughter Series: 4 Steps to Getting What You Need, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Parents Place, San Rafael.

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Friday, November 18

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

Saturday, November 19, International Games Day

Mt. Tam Day of Thanks, 9am-12:30pm, Mill Valley.

Creekside Restoration with One Tam, 9am – 12pm, volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling and hiking on steep and uneven terrain. All ages are welcome; Meet across from Marin General Hospital at Hal Brown Park at Creekside.

Free Zumba, 9-10am, bring a mat, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

The Great Dickens Fair and Victorian Holiday Party, Cow Palace.

Kids' Turn: A Workshop for Families Experiencing Separation and/or DivorceKids’ Turn, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Musician Alison Faith Levy, 11am, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Family Matinee: Venezuelan Music Project, 11am, SFJazz Center, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Professor Smart's Fun with Physics Show!, 4-5:30pm, Fairfax Library.

STEAM Saturday, 11am, ages 3-6, stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, experiments, and sensory experiences, San Rafael Library.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Alison Faith Levy and the Tot Rock Band, 11am-11:45, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Thanksgiving Feast with Snoopy, 1-4pm, Enjoy the animated classic A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the big screen and help prepare a re-creation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn, and jelly beans from the classic television holiday special, along with hands-on crafts, and other fun family activities, Shultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Move to the Music with the SF Ballet School, 2pm, free, Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco.

Game Night, 3-4:30pm, Marin City Library.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

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Sunday, November 20

Nature for Kids: Birds at Las Gallinas, 10pm – 12am, a day of nature exploration and education in both English and Spanish, Las Gallinas Sanitary District water treatment ponds in San Rafael (310 Smith Ranch Road).

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Nutcracker Storytime with the Marin Ballet, 2pm, excerpt from The Nutcracker by the dancers in costume, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

The Great Dickens Fair and Victorian Holiday Party, Cow Palace.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Monday, November 21

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

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Tuesday, November 22

Nature for Kids: Cascade Canyon, 10am – 1pm, enjoy the changing of the seasons and the colors of fall. We’ll look for insects and other animals that prefer the cool, moist days this time of year. If it has rained we might find some early season salamanders! Meet at the gate at the end of Cascade Dr.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 23

Tis the Season for Science, 8:30am-5pm, OPENS TODAY, Live reindeer, indoor snow flurries, the Snowman Theater, merry programs and performances, and more, California Academy of Science, San Francisco.

Harvest Night Hike on Crissy Field, 5:30 pm-7 pm, All ages welcome; Reservations required, Head out to the marsh, to hear magical Ohlone, Spanish, Mayan, Aztec, and Chinese moon myths, on a ranger-led walk. Learn how the harvest if celebrated around the world, Crissy Field Center Plaza, Presidio. 

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving

Marin County Turkey Trot, The Youth Gobbler, 7am, a great way to spend the day with your family doing something active and helping the community with your non-perishable food donations which will be donated to the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank, Indian Valley College, Novato.

Thanksgiving Day Hunger HIke, 10am – 12pm, hike the Terwilliger Trail with a park ranger and build up an appetite for your Thanksgiving Day feast! Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Friday, November 25

Family Fun Weekend, Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

The San Rafael Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland, 4:30pm-8pm, snow sledding, marketplace, parade, 4th Street, San Rafael.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Saturday, November 26

Los Vaqueros, 10 am-Noon, the story of the first American cowboys is told by Ranger Al Blank on an easy stroll through Ft. Baker. Remember the days of wanting to be a cowboy and throw a lariat? Find out the real story! Reservations required, Fort Bake, Sausalito.

The Great Dickens Fair and Victorian Holiday Party, Cow Palace.

Kids' Turn: A Workshop for Families Experiencing Separation and/or DivorceKids’ Turn, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Family Fun Weekend, Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

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Sunday, November 27

Marine Science Sunday: An Ocean Feast, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

The Great Dickens Fair and Victorian Holiday Party, Cow Palace.

Learn to Skate – Free Clinic, 12 – 2pm, tips and techniques for beginners as well as ways to attack features that build confidence and skill, don’t forget to bring your board, helmet, and…McInnis Park, San Rafael.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Monday, November 28

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.

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Tuesday, November 29, New Moon

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 30

Cirque du Soleil, Luzia, AT&T Park, San Francisco.