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Friday, September 30

The Pescadero Flowery. Dahlia u-pick.

Dahlia U-Pick is in Full Bloom

when: Sep 30

where: San Mateo County, The Pescadero Flowery, 251 Stage Rd., Pescadero, Ca

cost: $2/stem, 5 stem minimum

ages: All ages

de Young Museum

Do an Artful Dance at Friday Nights at The de Young

when: every Friday at 5-8:30 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Credit: Friday Nights at Oakland Museum of California.

Summer Season Friday Nights Are Back at OMCA

when: every Friday at 5 to 10 p.m.

where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, Ca

cost: $7.50 for adults; 18 and under are free

chabot space center

Get Starry-Eyed at Chabot

when: Sep 30 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, Ca

cost: $15/Adult; $14/Kids 3-12; Free/3 and under

ages: All ages

Note to editor: this program runs Fridays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1:00pm-1:45pm and Saturday, September 3, 11:00am-12:00pm Which animals call the shoreline “home”? What do their homes look like and where are they? This month we’ll detect different signs of animal homes at the shoreline and make our own model habitats. Ages 3 to 5. Fee: $7 per child.

It’s Nature Detectives, Habitat Edition

when: Sep 30 at Fridays from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to noon.

where: Hayward, Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $7/child

ages: 3-5

WHO: Palo Alto Players WHAT: DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID WHEN: September 16-October 2, 2016 Thursdays @ 7:30pm Fridays @ 8pm, no show September 30 Saturday October 1 @ 2pm Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @ 2pm Paid Preview: Friday, September 16 @ 8pm Opening Night: Saturday, September 17 @ 2pm Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission Age Recommendation: Appropriate for all ages. No babes in arms. Every person entering the theater must have a ticket. WHERE: Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301 In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences HOW: Purchase tickets - 650-329-0891 or www.paplayers.org Ticket Prices: $25-$55 Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night. SPECIAL EVENTS! On Opening Night, Saturday, September 17, enjoy a post-show Afterglow reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast. Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance. Enjoy our Talk Back series led by Artistic Director Patrick Klein with Show Director Janie Scott and members of the cast following the performances on Thursdays, September 22 and 29. Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run. If you’re a young professional, please join us for our Players on Tap night on Saturday, October 1 at 6:30pm (must be 21 or over). Enjoy free brews and bites starting at 6:30pm, the show at 8pm, and a backstage tour at 11pm. Tickets are limited and $25 online by using the promo code: ONTAP Wish I could be part of that world…. Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater Book by Doug Wright Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements Directed and Choreographed by Janie Scott Music Direction by Lauren Bevilacqua Featuring Sarah Bylsma, Michael Cai, Chris Cruz, Jennifer Gorgulho, Kristen Hermosillo, Drew Hope, Dario Johnson, Lillian Kautz, Joshua Lau, Zendrex Llado, Nick Mandracchia, Katie Mazon, Joey McDaniel, Corey Miller, Jason Mooney, Smita Patibanda, Daniel Lloyd Pias, Vic Prosak, Jepoy Ramos, Kevin Redrico, Cheyenne Wells, Danielle Williams Plunge into the colorful depths of an undersea wonderland as the Lucie Stern stage is transformed into an aquatic playground underscored by a funky Calypso beat. From the creators of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Little Shop of Horrors, this enchanting musical features an infectious score that includes the popular songs “Part of Your World”, “Under the Sea”, and “Kiss the Girl”. Adapted from the beloved fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen into one of Disney’s most popular animated films of all time, THE LITTLE MERMAID is now a lavish theatrical spectacle you won’t want to miss. “Visually ingenious and emotionally satisfying. A musical that does justice to the lovely film from which it sprang.” -The Wall Street Journal September 17-October 2, 2016 (preview September 16)

Go Under the Sea with this Little Mermaid

when: Sep 30 at 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

where: Lucie Stern Community Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto CA 94301, Palo Alto, Ca

cost: $25-$55

ages: All ages.

Seals and Slippers Sleepover at the Marin Mammal Center.

Sleep Seal Adjacent at this Overnighter

when: Sep 30 at 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following day

where: Fort Cronkhite, The Marine Mammal Center , 2000 Bunker Road , Sausalito, Ca

cost: $85 per person

ages: Ideal for kids 6-12

From the familiar world of bath time and rubber duckies to sailing on the ocean and diving beneath the sea, this interactive theater experience invites babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to explore the wonders of water and discover what this precious resource means to us. Performances in Children's Fairyland new, waterproof production space, Sept. 23 through Nov. 20.

Splish-Splash Theater for Little Ones

when: Sep 30 at 10 a.m. to Noon

where: Lake Merritt, Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 6 months to 4 years (plus grownups)

Hardly Strickly by Chantal Lamers

Get in the Groove at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

when: Sep 30 - Oct 2 at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Outer Richmond, Speedway Meadow (Hellman Hollow) , Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages