What's Happening This Weekend (August 14-16)

Friday, August 14, New Moon

Nostalgia Days Rod and Kustom Car Show, Novato.

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.

Shrek the Musical, 7pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

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

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, Northgate, San Rafael.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30pm-8pm, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Toy Story, San Anselmo Creek Park

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 11am & 12:15pm, The Unique Derique, San Francisco.

Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Oracle Arena, Oakland.


Saturday, August 15

Run for the Seals, Raising funds to support sick and injured seals and sea lions, Marine Mammal Center.

Nostalgia Days Rod and Kustom Car Show, Novato.

WildCare Family Adventures goes to Phoenix Lake, 10am-12:30pm, observe turtles and otters who live in the lake, wildflowers, and numerous birds and other local wildlife. Bring appropriate shoes and layers of clothing, a bag lunch, snacks, and water.

Kent Island Restoration, 10am โ€“ 2pm, ages 5+, Meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab).

Free Bike Repair Day for Kids, 10am-1pm, Fairfax Library.

Simple Science, 10:30-11:30am, ages 3-7, Novato Library.

Charlotte's Web, 11am, 1pm & 3:30pm, grades K-8, Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley.

Big Hero 6, 11am, free, includes 1 junior popcorn per guest, seating is limited, Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael.

Bay Model Alliance, 11:30am-2:30pm, ages 4-12, free, Bay Model and Aquarium By The Bay have teamed up to create conservation programs that are fun for the whole family.  Plus, receive a free ticket to Aquarium of the Bay. Tickets are first come, first serve, so be sure to show up early, Bay Model, Sausalito.

Maker Saturdays, 12-3pm, free, make, share and learn with hands-on activities where you can make a duct-tape wallet or purse, a windsock, or maybe even learn to solder, Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.

Shrek the Musical, 7pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

The Incredibles, San Anselmo Creek Park.

Living History Day, 10am-5pm, Demonstrations include musicians, infantry and artillery drill, medicine in the 1800s, Victorian dancing, and the daily life of soldiers and civilians of the era. Fort Point is a National Historic site located in the Presidio under the southern anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Discover Plankton! 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm, $10/person, ages 4-8, explore of the weird and wonderful world of plankton in the waters just off Crissy Field. Contact Mark Oates at (321) 332-2399 or mark.oates@noaa.gov to reserve a spot! 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Sculpting Outdoors, 10am-12pm, free but RSVP required, get creative with wood, leaves, stone, pine cones, bark, branches, water, and imagination. Bring a picnic lunch or snack. El Polin Springs, Presidio, San Francisco.

Childrenโ€™s Fairyland, Oakland.

Bark Around the Block, 10am-4pm, adopt-a-thon, street fair, fundraiser, Ninth St & Carleton Street, Berkeley.

Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Pacific Coast Air Museum, 10am-4pm, free admission on Saturday, open-house, open-cockpit event marking the Congressional Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Santa Rosa.


Sunday, August 16

Little Folkies Family Band, 10:30am, music, food, face painting, fun, Mill Valley Golf Course.

Sunday Special: Children's Musician Alison Faith Levy, 11-11:45am, dance, jump, spin, wiggle, pretend play, and other silliness, all to the strains of her upbeat retro-pop tunes, Mill Valley Library.

Charlotte's Web, 11am & 1pm, grades K-8, Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley.

Concerts on the Plaza, 2-5pm, Downtown Mill Valley.

Alex Ramon #NewMagic, 3pm, $35 ticket, Showcase Theater San Rafael.

Music in the Park3-6pm, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Shrek the Musical, 4pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Concerts-in-the-Park, 4pm, Belvedere Park.

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

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5pm, Corte Madera.

Sunday Streets

Talib Kweli, Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco.

Childrenโ€™s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30am, California Giants, San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

Childrenโ€™s Fairyland, Oakland.

Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Pacific Coast Air Museum, 10am-4pm, open-house, open-cockpit event marking the Congressional Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Santa Rosa.