Pick a Date To Play This November

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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.


Sunday, November 1, Daylight Savings

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.

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

Kayak Voyage, 12-3pm, Join Ranger staff in exploring the beautiful White House Pool area where Lagunitas Creek meets Tomales Bay, White House Pool nature area on Sir Francis Drake Blvd (just south of Inverness Park).

¡Conociendo Los Gigantes! 1-2pm, Muir Woods.

Dia de los Muertos, Bolinas Community Center.

Film of the Month, 1:30pm & 4pm, Peter Pan, films vary, every day except Wednesday, Walt Disney Museum.

Target First Free Sundays, Asian Art Museum

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.

Day of the Dead, 11am-5pm, celebrating the lives of the animals that have passed away on our propert, Safari West, Santa Rosa.


Monday, November 2, Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, Bolinas Community Center

Dead of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos3:30 – 4:30pm, Paper crafts in the library! All ages welcome! Bolinas Library.

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.

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


Tuesday, November 3, Election Day

Hands-On Story time, 3:30-4:30pm, Corte Madera Library.

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


Wednesday, November 4


Thursday, November 5

Creativity Talks: The Raising of America: Screening and Panel Discussion, 6pm, Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

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


Friday, November 6, Full Moon

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty, 10:30am, ages 0-8 years, San Rafael Library.

STEAM Carnival, high-impact, high-voltage entertainment showcase fun for all ages, Pier 48 at AT&T Park, San Francisco.

Muir Woods After Hours, 5-7pm, ages 8+, easy 2 mile walk, Muir Woods.

Kids' Pajama Party with Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown! 6pm, let author and illustrator of Mummy Cat read you a bed time story, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.

Jurassic Quest, Sonoma County Fairgrounds.


Saturday, November 7

Native American Heritage Month, 9am-3pm, weave recycled paper, inspired by Native American baskets and learn about the importance of local plants used in Coastal Miwok textiles, Muir Woods.

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

Gravity Car Hike, 9am-1pm, hike begins at the Muir Woods Visitor Center.

Aramburu Island Enhancement, 9am – 12pm, ages 12+, transportation to the island from the meeting place requires a 10-minute motor boat ride. Volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling. Meet at 36 Harbor Cove Way (near the Strawberry Public Dock).

Family Fun: Fall Wake-up, 10am – 12pm, volunteer activity to beautify the park followed by a Zumba workout and a free lunch, McInnis Park, San Rafael.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 5–13, Cookie Decorating for the Holidays, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Moms Matiness for My Mañana Comes, 2pm, Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley.

Seaside Flow, 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.

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

¡Conociendo Los Gigantes! 1-2pm, Muir Woods.

Get Moving: Guided Nature Walk, 2-4pm, all ages welcome, Mill Valley Community Center parking lot next to the baseball field, For questions about each walk, please contact Lisa at lmchenry@cityofmillvalley.org.  

Day of the Dead, 4-9pm, Albert Boro Community Center, live music, art workshops, face painting, food, cultural performances, procession, and more, San Rafael.

Tom DeLonge & Suzanne Young - Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares, 6pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Family Matinee: Gypsy Jazz with Dorado Schmitt & Django All-Stars, 11am, SFJazz Center, San Francisco

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

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.

Jurassic Quest, Sonoma County Fairgrounds.


Sunday, November 8

Fall Color Photography at Willis Evans Canyon, 9 – 11am, all ages welcome, Join Ranger/photographer Craig Solin as we explore fall colors at beautiful Willis Evans Canyon in San Geronimo. 

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, near the intersection of Lomita Dr.and Greenfield Ct.

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

Sunday Special: Charged Particles Jazz Ensemble, 11-11:45am, repertoire blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more, Mill Valley Library

Classics on the Big Screen, 11am, Fantasia, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

The Bubby Lady, 11:30am-12:30pm, Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, San Rafael

Exploration Workshop: Inside The Magic Flute, 12:30pm, Bring the whole family to this interactive workshop! Teaching Artist Hannah Dworkin shares the story of Mozart's The Magic Flute through engaging exercises. The workshop precede performances so you can make a day of it, San Francisco Opera.

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

Dia de los Metros, 10am-5pm, enjoy the flavors of Latin American cuisine and enjoy a day filled with entertainment on two stages, art and community, Fruitville Village, Oakland.

Talk So Your Kids Will Listen, 6:30pm, adult only, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Jurassic Quest, Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.


Monday, November 9

Classics on the Big Screen, 7:30pm, Fantasia, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

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


Tuesday, November 10

Five Principles of Better Drawing, 10-11:30am, Richardson Audubon Center, Tiburon.


Wednesday, November 11, Veterans' Day, New Moon

Muir Woods Free Day

Nature for Kids: Indian Tree, 10am – 1pm, We’ll head up the hill and visit several different forest habitats. Remember to bring lunch. 

LEGO Club, Sausalito Library.

Raise the Youth, benefit for Throckmorton Your Performers, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Terrific Toddlers and Twos, 6:30pm, adult only, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.

Schultz Museum Free Day, Santa Rosa.


Thursday, November 12

Infant and Child CPR, 6:30pm, adult only, Parents Place, San Rafael.


Friday, November 13

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty, 10:30am, ages 0-8 years, San Rafael Library.

Middle School Book Club, 4-4:50pm, grades 6-8, San Anselmo Library.

Mary Poppins, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.


Saturday, November 14

Native American Heritage Month 9am-3pm, weave recycled paper, inspired by Native American baskets, Muir Woods.

Creekside Restoration with Save The Bay, 9am – 12pm, ages 5+, mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, kneeling, and hiking on steep and uneven terrain, Hal Brown Park, Greenbrae.

Pizza Party of Horse Hill, 9am – 1pm, ages 5+, meet at the entrance gate across from address 49 Lomita Dr, near the intersection of Lomita Dr and Greenfield Ct.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 5–13, Thanksgiving Helper: Tasty Side Dishes, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

STEAM Saturdays, 11-11:45am, Fire Science and Safety (with the San Rafael Fire Department), San Rafael Library.

Tentacles & Brains, 11:30am-2:30pm, Do you know your way around a cephalopod? Come join our naturalists for squid dissections and compare your own physical and mental prowess to that of the incredible octopus and its cephalopod relatives. Plus, learn how you can protect these amazing animals and their habitats, Bay Model, Sausalito.

Anime & Manga Club, 2-4pm, fun projects and Pocky to snack on, Fairfax Library.

LEGO Club, 1-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library 

Mary Poppins, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Laternenfest, 5:30pm, Pioneer Park, Novato.

Candlelight Tour, 6:30-8 pm, Fort Point.

Crabbing at Fort Baker Pier, 10 am-Noon, Learn about the various crabs that live in the Bay. Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540.

Family Programs: Crabs, 10-11:30am, ages 4-8, contact Mark Oates at (321) 332-2399 or mark.oates@noaa.gov to reserve a spot! 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration, 12-4pm, Enjoy a recreation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving Meal of toast, popcorn, pretzels, and jelly beans from the classic television holiday special, plus visits from Snoopy himself, and hands-on crafts. Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the BIG screen. Then, finish off your feast with an ice cream dessert provided by Cold Stone Creamery of Sonoma County (while supplies last). Bring two cans of food to donate to the Redwood Empire Food Bank in exchange for one free child's admission. Shultz Museum.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 11am & 2pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.


Sunday, November 15

Mary Poppins, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

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.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.


Monday, November 16

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


Tuesday, November 17

LEGO Club, 3:30pm, San Anselmo Library.

Hike with a Ranger8 am-11 am, learn about the ecology of our breathtaking redwood forest and all the amazing life within it, Reservations required; please call (415)-388-2596, Muir Woods.


Wednesday, November 18

Lanterns, 3-4:30pm, ages 4+, Sausalito Library.

Holes by Louis Sachar, 7-8pm, book club for grades 4-5, Corte Madera Library.


Thursday, November 19

Peter and the Wolf, 4pm, ages 4+, with The Fratello Marionettes, Space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP to 415-927-5005 or library@cityoflarkspur.org, Larkspur Library.

Make A Stuffed Animal Into A Bag, 4-6pm, grades 6-12, Gut your stuffed animal, add a zipper and some straps and you have a stuffed animal bag! Retire a stuffed animal from your own collection, or we will provide you with one, Novato Library.

Nutcracker Under the Dome, 3:30-6pm, free, awesome 3-D holiday light spectacular featuring photo opportunities with SF Ballet Nutcracker characters, an appearance by Santa, crafts and activities, and this season’s first viewing of Nutcracker Under the Dome at 5pm. Children ages 8 and under can enjoy a special movement workshop with SF Ballet School and the first 150 children to arrive will receive commemorative tutus.* Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco.

Odysseo Opens Under the White Big Top, the latest production of the internationally known entertainment company Cavalier featuring 75 magnificent horses and 45 riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians, near AT&T Park.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.


Friday, November 20

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty, 10:30am, ages 0-8 years, San Rafael Library.

Mary Poppins, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.


Saturday, November 21

Mary Poppins, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

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

Lollipopalooza, 9:30am & 11am, featuring Tim Cain, Miss Kitty, Cindy Cohen, 
Peter Penhallow and the Lollipopalooza Band! Westminster Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon.

Hike to China Camp Point Picnic Area, 10am-12:30pm, RSVP required, Contact Marco (415) 453 1000 ext. 17 or marco@wildcarebayarea.org

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

International Games Day, 11:30am-3:30pm, ages 7+, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

International Games Day, 1-4pm, South Novato Library.

International Games Day, 1:30-4pm, ages 6-14, staff from Gamescape North and the Library will be on hand to lead games. San Rafael Library.

International Games Day: Trivia Contest, 2-3:15pm, Civic Center Library.

International Games Day, 2-4pm, Snacks, drinks, and giveaways, Marin City Library.

Family Games Day! 2-4pm, Novato Library.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.

Exploration Workshop: The Barber of Seville, 11am & 12:30pM, Bring the whole family to this interactive workshop! Stage Manager Rachel Henneberry shares the story of Rossini's The Barber of Seville through engaging exercises. The workshop precede performances so you can make a day of it, San Francisco Opera.

Meet the SF Nutcracker Dancers, 3:30-6pm, free, photo opportunities with SF Ballet Nutcracker characters, Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco.

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


Sunday, November 22, New Moon

Pop-Up Jewish Marin "Almost Hanukkah", 12-3pm, Explore global Jewish life and celebratory traditions from around the world, Northgate Mall, San Rafael.

¡Conociendo Los Gigantes! 1-2pm, Muir Woods.

Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement Workshop, 11am – 1pm, make your own mini pumpkin floral centerpiece for the Thanksgiving Day table, McNears Beach, San Rafael.

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

Just Dance Academy Winter Performance, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Mary Poppins, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Peter Pan, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

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


Monday, November 23

Bay Area Discovery Museum is Open

Thanksgiving Film Break, 2:30-4pm, Inside Out, Mill Valley Library

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


Tuesday, November 24

Thanksgiving Film Break, 2:30-4pm, The Spongebob Movie, Mill Valley Library

Teen Double Feature, 3:45-8:15pm, grades 6-12, enjoy Treasure Planet followed by a pizza break then Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind, Novato Library.

Pajama-Rama, 6:30-7:30pm, Fairfax Library.

Sunset/Full Moon Walk to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, 4:15-5:45 pm, Reservations required; call (415) 331-1540.

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

Disney in Concert: The Nightmare Before Christmas featuring the music of Danny Elfman, 8pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.


Wednesday, November 25, Full Moon

Thanksgiving Themed Stroller Strides Class, 9:30am, Dress you and you kiddos in brown, orange or red and be ready to sing some silly Thanksgiving songs to the tunes of some old favorite, Hauke Park, Mill Valley.

LEGO Play Day, 2:30-4pm, grade K+, Mill Valley Library

Children's Movies: Inside Out, 3-4:30pm, ages 4+, Sausalito Library.

Muir Woods After Dark4-6pm, ages 8+, Explore the evening magic of Muir Woods, learning about the secret nightlife of an old-growth redwood forest. 

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

Full Moon Night Hike on Crissy Field6-7:30pm, hear magical Ohlone, Spanish, Mayan, Aztec, and Chinese moon myths, on a full moon ranger-led walk. Learn how the harvest is celebrated around the world. Meet at the Crissy Field Center Plaza, 1199 East Beach, on Crissy Field in the Presidio. Reservations required; please call (415) 561-4323.

Disney in Concert: The Nightmare Before Christmas featuring the music of Danny Elfma, 8pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.


Thursday, November 26, 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.


Friday, November 27

 

Hike with a Ranger, 8 am-11 am, 3 hour hike, meet at the entrance by the Visitors Center, reservations required; please call (415)-388-2596, Muir Woods.

Family Stroller Strides - Butter Ball Burn, 9:30am, We will get you moving, sweating, and burning off some of those Thanksgiving goodies! Fun thanksgiving/turkey songs for the kiddos & calorie blasting moves for us! Memorial Park, San Anselmo.

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

Holiday Boutique, St. John's, Ross

Disney in Concert: The Nightmare Before Christmas featuring the music of Danny Elfman, 8pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

The Velveteen Rabbit, Yerba Buena, San Francisco.

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ghirardelli Square, 4-9pm Festivities will include live music, children’s entertainment and a visit from Santa.

Union Square Tree Lighting Ceremony (Macy's 24th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony), festivities begin at 6pm with the tree lighting scheduled for 6:40pm. Get to Union Square early for the best spot. 

Mummenschanz, Cal Performances, Berkeley.

Family Fun Weekend, Join cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos for live performances and cartoon workshops! Schultz Museum.

A Winter Circus for the Holidays, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm, an old style circus based on the French tradition of the 1920’s, Le Cirque de Bohème will transport you into a magical world filled with enchantment, adventure and wonder, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Saturday, November 28

 

The San Rafael Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland, 9am-12pm, snow sledding, marketplace, parade, 4th Street, San Rafael.

Build a School House Bank, 9am-12pm, Home Depot. 

Holiday Boutique, St. John's, Ross

Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium, 11am-5pm, wide variety of makers, artisans and small batch food vendors, Pier 35, San Francisco.

Candlelight Tour, 6:30-8 pm, ages 10+, be transported to the momentous era of 1800’s, experiencing first-hand the tales and valiant stories that once graced the halls of an unwavering guardian, watching diligently over the treasured Golden Gate Strait, (415) 556-1693 for reservations, Fort Point, San Francisco.

Disney in Concert: The Nightmare Before Christmas featuring the music of Danny Elfman, 8pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Nutcracker Story Time and Movement Workshop, 4:15-4:45pm, experience the story of Nutcracker through our Nutcracker Interactive Storybook tablet app, and then participate in a short movement workshop based on characters in the app. Nutcracker Story Time and Movement Workshops, Westfield Shopping Centre, San Francisco.

Family-Friendly Presidio Park Stewards, 9-10:30am, help water and mulch young plants, remove unwanted weeds, and assist in other stewardship activities for young families, parking available in the circular lot or along Macarthur Avenue. Please RSVP to rberkov@presidiotrust.gov

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

Winter Carousel Lighting, 5-7pm, celebrate the lighting of our historic carousel, Creativity Museum.

The Velveteen Rabbit, Yerba Buena, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Treasure Island Flea, live reindeer, toy drive, and more.

Mummenschanz, Cal Performances, Berkeley.

Family Fun Weekend, Join cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos for live performances and cartoon workshops! Schultz Museum.

A Winter Circus for the Holidays, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm, an old style circus based on the French tradition of the 1920’s, Le Cirque de Bohème will transport you into a magical world filled with enchantment, adventure and wonder, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Sunday, November 29

 

Classics on the Big Screen, 11am, The Sound of Music, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Christmas Concert/Alternative Christmas Faire, Redwoods Presbyterian Church, Larkspur

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

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

Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium, 11am-5pm, wide variety of makers, artisans and small batch food vendors, Pier 35, San Francisco.

The Velveteen Rabbit, Yerba Buena, San Francisco.

2016 International Auto Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Treasure Island Flea, live reindeer, toy drive, and more.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Mummenschanz, Cal Performances, Berkeley.

Christkindlmarkt Christmas Faire, 10am-4pm, Hermann Sons Hall from Germany, Austria & Switzerland, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma.

A Winter Circus for the Holidays, 1pm & 3pm, an old style circus based on the French tradition of the 1920’s, Le Cirque de Bohème will transport you into a magical world filled with enchantment, adventure and wonder, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.


Monday, November 30

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