What's Happening This Weekend (September 11-13)

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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, September 11

Singing and Dancing with Miss Kitty, 10:15-11:15am, San Rafael Library.

Free Performance: Tim Cain, 11:15am-12pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza.

Film Night in the Park, show begins at sunset, Big Hero 6, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Chamber Music, free, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco.


Saturday, September 12

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 5–13, Cookie Decorating benefitting No Kid Hungry, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Dinosaur Discovery Lab, 11am-12pm, ages 3-6, hands-on program designed for small hands and big imaginations. We will dig for dinosaurs, create our own fossils, and so much more! South Novato Library.

Barnes & Noble Storytime Event, 11am, Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa, Corte Madera.

Share-A-Book Dogs, 1pm, Mill Valley Library.

The Taming of the Shrew, pre-show 1:40pm, show starts at 2pm, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Meet Author Kathryn Otoshi, 4pm, Beautiful Hands, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Bow Wow Film Festival, 5:30-10pm, San Anselmo.

Mount Tamalpias Astronomy Programs, 8pm, bring a chair and picnic, stargaze and learn about “In the Land of Enchantment: A Decade Exploring Saturn” with Dr. Carolyn Porco at the Mountain Theatre.

North Bay Mobile Drive-In, 8:30pm, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 520 Palm Drive, Novato.

Salmon Dissection! 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm, ages 4-8. Join us for an exploration of one of California's most famous fish! Get to know a salmon, both inside and out, during our naturalist led dissection. Contact Mark Oates at (321) 332-2399 or mark.oates@noaa.gov to reserve a spot! 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Sandcastle Building 101 & How to Make Sand Globes, 10am-1pm, free but RSVP required, Ocean Beach, San Francisco.

Re:Make 2015, 10am-5pm, free, Shop Handmade Goods + Make Free DIY Projects, Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

Mission: Presidio, 11am, Grab your huaraches, canteens, and rebosos–let’s get outdoors! Join us for a family hike “back in time” along the old mission road. Learn a little history as we follow the path from Mission Dolores to the Spanish Presidio of 1776, with lots of fun along the way. In the spirit of the ancestors who originally made this trek, we’ll be walking the five-mile distance–but don’t fret! There will be a partial shuttle bus option for those whose huaraches can’t make it all the way. At the end of our journey, we’ll arrive at the Rob Hill Campground for a special surprise! (Hint: Delicious food is involved.)

Super Science Saturday & Turtle Release, 1-4pm, Mountain Lake, San Francisco.

20th Street Block Party, 12-6pm, free neighborhood celebration of music, food and drink, 20th Street between Bryant and Harrison, San Francisco.

Chocolate Festival, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Romeo & Juliet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

To Shell and Back: How the SF Zoo Helped Western Pond Turtles Return to Mountain Lake, 2-3pm, The Presidio.

Pre-College Recital & Conservatory Orchestra, free, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Free Animation Workshop, 10am-12pm, age 10-12, from idea to character design, storyboard, backgrounds, and more, learn to create your own animation, Advance reservations required--register online by clicking on class title above or call (707) 284-1272, Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.


Sunday, September 13, New Moon, Rosh Hashanah Begins, Grandparent's Day

Fairfax Car Show, 8:30am-4:30pm, Downtown Fairfax Broadway near Bolinas Road and the Parkade Lot.

Grandparents Day, 9am-5pm, free admission for grandparents, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, ages 8+, Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540, Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, takes a look at Top Predators: Sharks and Orcas. Join us for classroom presentations, Docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Sunday Special: The Bug Family Band, 11am, Mill Valley Library.

Kids Fair, 11am-2pm, free jumpies, petting zoo and more, Peace Lutheran Church, Mill Valley.

Town Picnic on the Ballfield, 12-5pm, food, games, and fun! Fairfax.

The Taming of the Shrew, pre-show 1:40pm, show starts at 2pm, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Marin Shakespeare Company, 4pm, Richard III, Family Day Matinee, youth 18 and under free, Forest Meadows Amphitheatre890 Belle Ave. San Rafael.

Sunday Streets, Western Addition.

Opera in the Park, 1:30pm, free, bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert, Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Chocolate Festival, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco.

Festa Coloniale Italiana, North Beach, San Francisco.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Romeo & Juliet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Haydn: The Master of Invention, Music of the Enlightenment, The Soul Searching Mozart, Embellished Mozart , free, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.