What's Happening This Weekend (January 30th-February 2nd)

February is upon us and many you might be thinking about February vacation week. Fortunately, there are a lot of great options in Marin and across the Bay Area. You will find a great round up of many terrific camps by clicking here. Registration is open and camps book up fast.

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, January 30

Coffee and Conversation with Dana Blum, 9-10 am. Dana will facilitate conversation and provide tips on the opportunities and challenges of parenting in the digital age,  Mark Day School, 39 Trellis Drive, San Rafael.

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

Russian Festival, Russian Center, San Francisco.

Saturday, January 31

Mt. Tam Hands on Tam Winter Day

Waterbird Festival, 8am, free, includes  naturalist led bird walks, bird scope stations to gain a closer look at the waterbirds visiting our Bay, interactive educational activities, and expert speaker sessions, and more, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

Junior Chef Class10am, ages 5–13, 52 52 New Foods: No-Bake Valentine's Treats, The Village at Corte Madera.

Kids Club, 10am-12pm, ages 3+, Wooden Valentine's Frame, Michael's, San Rafael.

Murphy Irish Dancers, 11am & 1pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Storytelling Festival featuring Olga Loya, 2-4pm, San Anselmo Library.

Henna Workshop, 2:30-3:30pm, Grades 6-8, San Rafael Library.

Art & Science of Lucasfilm: Strange Magic, 2nd grade+, screening the new animated film Strange Magicfollwed by a Q & A with the director, 7-time Academy Award winner Gary Rydstrom, Contact Youth Education Manager Keith Zwölfer at 415-561-5040 or kzwolfer@sffs.org with questions about our Art & Science of Lucasfilm program, Letterman Digital Arts Center, San Francisco.

Music for Families, 2pm, From Mazurkas to Marches to Mambos, let us guide you through the basics of rhythm and dance. Learn how music makes us two-step, shimmy, and shake! Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Saturdays Unplugged Goes to Camp, 3pm, live music, family fun and leave your cell phone behind, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street.

Doing and Viewing Art, ages 4-12, deYoung Museum, San Francisco.

Mom's Night Out, 5-9pm, Hotel Diva, 440 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. 

Russian Festival

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds, 11am & 2pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Kodo, 8pm, Japanese taiko drumming with a nostalgic air conjuring the spirit of the Japanese people and their indigenous nature, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue Book Release, 2pm, meet author Paige Braddock as she reads from her first graphic novel about the hilarious tale of a group of amphibians (and one free-range hamster) who set out to save their tiny pond home from one very large steamroller, Schultz Museum.

Creative Family Fun: Morse Code Messages, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

San Francisco Birth & Baby Fair, 5-9pm, Hotel Diva, San Francisco.

Candlelight Tour, 6:30-8pm, RSVP 556-1693, Fort Point, San Francisco.

Jack and the Beanstalk, 10:30am & 1pm, Cowell Theater, San Francisco.

Kodo, Japanese taiko drumming, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Sunday, February 1, Super Bowl XLIX, Patriots vs. Seahawks

Open Studio, 10am-2pm, stop by, play with the work, and chat with the artist, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

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.

Olompali State Park Nature Journal Field Trip, 10am-4pm, with John Muir Laws, Novato.

Sunday Special: Around the World in 80 Days, 11am, ages 5+, The Marin Theatre Company presents Around the World in 80 Days specially adapted for young audiences. Join Mr. Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout as they hurriedly leave London in the middle of the night to circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days, Mill Valley Library.

Valentine Card Making, 1-3pm, San Rafael Library.

Artist Workshop, 2:30-4:30pm, leaf secrets, an interactive hands on workshop with artist Liz Harvey, create functional accessories, experiment with sewing, or make your own plant puppet, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Creative Family Fun: Morse Code Message, 11am-4pm, ages 5-12, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Tree Shadows Tu B’Shevat Puppet Show, 11:30am, Come celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish New Year for the Trees, with Daniel Barash of The Shadow Puppet Workshop, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Artist Studio with Ascha Drake, 1-3pm, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Russian Festival, Russian Center, San Francisco.

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds, 11am & 2pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Kodo, Japanese taiko drumming, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland