What's Happening This Weekend (September 18-20)

  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.

Friday, September 18

Meet the Author, Jennifer and Michael Grais - Christa's Luck, 6pm, a teen fiction novel about Christa’s love for an endangered herd of wild horses and how her special connection with them inspires her to look beyond her own unforgivable mistakes and try again, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Treasure Island, 8pm, The Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival


Saturday, September 19, California Coastal Cleanup, Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day

California Costal Cleanup Day in the Bay Area

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, artists from around the country display their creative wears, live music and children’s programs, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Explore Pioneer Tree Trail, 10am-1pm, RSVP required, Samuel P. Taylor Park.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8–13, $30/child, proceeds benefitting No Kid Hungry, build your own lunchbox with American Girl Doll, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Kidz Cinefest! 10:30am, 13 short films with a total running time of a little over an hour. This block is perfectly tailored to bring joy and excitement to kids of all ages and adults young at heart! Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Barnes & Noble Storytime Event, 11am, Bug in a Vacuum, Corte Madera.

LEGO Club, 1-2pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, 1-3pm, Ahoy, matey! Don’t be a landlubber and miss out on the adventure! Wear ye best eye patch and come play games, eat snacks, and find some treasure! RSVP, Marin City Library.

Concerts on the Green, 5-7pm, Ridgeway Space Station, City Green, Sherman Avenue, Novato.

Sound Summit, a benefit concert for the mountain, tickets on sale now, Mountain Theater, Mt. Tamalpias.

Peace in the Park, Festival of Spirit, 11am-6pm, Golden Gate Park.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Romeo & Juliet, McLaren Park's Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, San Francisco.

Autumn Moon Festival, 11am-6pm, entertainment, food, dragon parades, cultural events, kids activities, and more, Grant Avenue, San Francisco.

Dragonboat Festival, 10am-5pm, free, dragon boat racing, cultural performances, food, and kid-friendly activities, Treasure Island.

Oktoberfest, 2-10pm, free admission, carnival, kids rides and games, soccer match, BBQ, live music and more, 1st Street E. & Arnold Field, Sonoma.

Treasure Island, 8pm, The Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.


Sunday, September 20

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, artists from around the country display their creative wears, live music and children’s programs, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Nature for Kids: Indian Valley, 10am – 1pm, spend the day focusing on the changes that take place between the hot and dry, and the cold and wet seasons. Where do the insects, spiders, and lizards go? When will the salamanders come out of hiding? Remember to bring lunch. Meet at the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus in Novato, parking lot 6 (1800 Ignacio Blvd).

Sea Otter Spectacular, 10am-5pm, celebrate the threatened species in a fun, educational way for both kids and adults, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Woofstock Benefit Music Festival, 12-5pm, fun-filled afternoon of dancing, food, and groovy times with Wonder Bread 5! Marin Humane Society, Novato.

Hike the Headlands, 10am-2pm, music, family activities, beer tasting, food, and more, Registration Required, NatureBridge, Sausalito.

Free Family Tennis Day, 10-11am for ages 7-12, 11M-12pm for ages 4-6, Fairfax Tennis Courts. RSVP with child’s name and age to higginstennis@ gmail.com or call 415-963-2549.

Kinderfest, 12-6pm, tickets on sale now, great event for the entire family. In addition to all the fun, food, drink, live music, and dancing of Oktoberfest, Nature Friends Tourist Club, 30 Ridge Avenue, Mill Valley.

Super Awesome Fun Run, 9am-12pm, a family friendly 5k and 1 mile fun run, Super Hero Themed  *  Bubble Zone  *  Smile Mile  *  Finish Line Fun. Registration Required, Memorial Park, San Anselmo. Kids free with paid adult, use code AWESOME.

Pampers Cruisers #SagToSwag Tour, 11am-3pm, music, dancing and fun activities for the little ones, plus FREE samples of the diapers to take home, San Francisco Zoo Entry Village.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Romeo & Juliet, McLaren Park's Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, San Francisco.

Autumn Moon Festival, 11am-6pm, entertainment, food, dragon parades, cultural events, kids activities, and more, Grant Avenue, San Francisco.

History and Habitat, 1-3pm, two-mile walk around the heart of the Presidio.

Dragonboat Festival, 10am-5pm, free, dragon boat racing, cultural performances, food, and kid-friendly activities, Treasure Island.

Comedy Day 1 Stage, 5 Hours, 30+ Comedians, A Million Laughs! Organizers say “…it’d be rated PG-13. We ask our performers to “keep it clean,” but occasionally an “off-color” word or topic will pop up. So, please use discretion.” Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Treasure Island, 2pm, The Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park.

Sunday Sampler, 1pm, sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Berkeley.

Art in Nature Festival, 11am-1pm, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.