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Friday, August 26

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™. Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. This all-new, immersive production debuts on the West Coast for the first time in the 145 year history of Ringling Bros., arriving into the Bay Area this summer playing ORACLE Arena/Oakland from August 18 – 22 followed by SAP Center at San Jose from August 25 – September 5. Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports the entire family on an unforgettable outer space journey as Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson and “Circus Starseeker” Paulo battle evil forces, the Intergalactic Circus Queen Tatiana and her bumbling henchman Davis, to return the most talented circus performers in the universe back to Earth. Families will be amazed by the cosmic voyage storyline exploring extraordinary new worlds and captivated by the twinkle in their child’s eyes as they visit far away planets of ice, fire, sand and water inhabited by gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals and fearless daredevils that will ignite wonder with Children Of All Ages®. The newest edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® features several unique performances throughout the story including:  Simet Family Astronauts – launching the show, this one-of-its-kind aerial “spacewalk” features three astronauts balancing zero gravity maneuvers on a spinning wheel  Heilongjiang Provincial Acrobatic Troupe – original presentation for the first time in America showcasing the mastery of skilled Chinese acrobatics (such as an 11-person human pyramid and hoop diving) – all performed on ice!  Thrill Skaters – introducing a new genre of ice skating, combining lyrical figure skating with energetic freestyle skaters performing tricks and stunts on ice  Sway Pole – lead character clown Davis Vassallo climbs a 47-foot pole to complete a handstand five stories above the audience as he sways and tumbles around with a surprise ending; this daring performance can currently only be seen at Ringling Bros.! Additional Out Of This World show performance highlights include tigers & lions presenter Alexander Lacey; edge-of-your-seat Cossack Riders equestrian stunts; Globe of Steel motorcycle daredevils; awe-inspiring trapeze artists (performing the Ringling Bros. exclusive dual triple somersault routine with two flyers attempting the trick at the same time); unicycle courtside comedy routines from the King Charles Troupe; the hilarious antics of the Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and more! Free with every ticket purchase, be sure to arrive early for fun-filled interactive elements before the show starts – visit the Animal Open House to get up-close with our amazing animal stars along with the Starseeker’s Early Access pre-show experience where families can enjoy sneak peek performances, unique mobile app interactions, clown appearances right in your seats leading up to an exciting dance party show countdown. Guests are encouraged to download the all-new interactive Ringling Bros. mobile app where families can become part of The Greatest Show On Earth like never before with exclusive content, games and more! O A K L A N D WHEN: Thursday, August 18 – Monday, August 22 Thursday, August 18 7:00 PM Friday, August 19 7:00 PM Saturday, August 20 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM Sunday, August 21 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Monday, August 22 7:00 PM WHERE: ORACLE Arena – 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA, 94621 TICKETS: Tickets start at just $20 Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each! (select seating only; not valid on premium levels) All seats are reserved; tickets available thru Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office. *tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees S A N J O S E WHEN: Thursday, August 25 – Monday, September 5 Thursday, August 25 7:00 PM Friday, August 26 7:00 PM Saturday, August 27 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM Sunday, August 28 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Friday, September 2 7:00 PM Saturday, September 3 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM Sunday, September 4 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Monday, September 5 11:30 AM WHERE: SAP Center – 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA, 95113 TICKETS: Tickets start at just $20 Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each! (select seating only; not valid on premium levels) All seats are reserved; tickets available thru Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office. *tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees

Blast off at the Circus

when: Aug 26 at Varies

where: SAP Center – 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA, 95113, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, Ca

cost: $20

ages: All ages

See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart. Be wowed by death-defying stunts, flying aerialists, exhilarating acrobats, and uproarious clowns under a music filled, blue and yellow Big Top. Kids can learn circus skills at the free, interactive preshow 30 minutes before each performance. After the show meet and take pictures with our performers. Come be a part of our family. America's favorite traveling big top circus is a family-run operation featuring several generations of artists and crew. More information and to buy tickets visit circusvargas.com or call 877-GOT-FUN1. Prices $15.00 - $ 70.00 Dates/Times: See it Now! Circus Vargas, America’s favorite traveling Big Top circus continues to thrill and enchant children of all ages with their new and amazing 2016 edition! 18435 Bear Valley Rd, Hesperia, CA 92345 (Across Victor Valley College) Bear Valley RV and Self Storage Thursday 4/21 – 7:30 pm Friday 4/22 – 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm Saturday 4/23 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm Sunday 4/24 – 1:00 pm, 4:00pm, 7:00 pm Monday 4/25 7:00 pm

Fly High at this Circus Vargas Adventure

when: Aug 26 - Sep 5 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: East Bay, Southland Mall, One Southland Mall Dr., Hayward, Ca

cost: $20

ages: all ages

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This Play is a Real Catch

when: Aug 26 at 8 p.m.

where: Spreckels Performing Arts Center Codding Theater, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, Ca

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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

chabot space center

Get Starry-Eyed at Chabot

when: Aug 26 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

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

The Pescadero Flowery. Dahlia u-pick.

Dahlia U-Pick is in Full Bloom

when: Aug 26 at Thurs/Fri 1-6pm; Sat/Sun 11-6pm

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

ages: All ages

WILD Flowers
A Dramatic Spring and Summer Bloom of Weird and Wild Flowers Coming to San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Aftermath of Winter’s Rain at the SF Botanical Garden

You Belong Among These Wildflowers

when: Aug 26 - Aug 31 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: San Francisco Residents: FREE with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15

ages: All ages

Lookout Cove - Photo Courtesy of the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Hang in a Magical, Time Traveling Treehouse

when: Aug 26 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Marin, The Bay Area Discovery Museum , 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, Ca

cost: $12.95/Baby (ages 6-11 months); $13.95/Child (ages 1-17) and Adult (ages 18-64) ; $12.95/Senior (ages 65+)

ages: All ages

Expert teacher Laxman Panthi will guide your child through basic yoga moves while they think they are playing! Your child will learn cat and cow poses, meowing and mooing the whole way through, and learn how to stretch and bend like a real yogi. Our kids' yoga class is a great way for little ones to release energy and give you a moment to relax! For kids age two and older and their parents/caregivers. Class is held the 2nd-4th Fridays from June-August.

Yoga 101 For Littles (And Their Folks)

when: Aug 26 at 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

where: Diamond, Dimond Branch Library, 3565 Fruitvale Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2 and up

Don’t miss this full-force, non-stop kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegant demonstrations of grace and poise, outrageous humor and slapstick antics. The music is originally composed and directed by the highly-acclaimed Rob Reich.

Yerba Buena Gardens Equals Summer Fun

when: Aug 26

where: SOMA, Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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Friday Night Bands on the Beach

when: every Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

where: Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Str., Santa Cruz, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Celebrate the grand opening of the LEGO® Store at Westfield San Francisco Centre with a 3-day building event! Kids and adults are invited to help a LEGO Master Builder construct an 8-foot tall model of Jay from LEGO NINJAGO™, which will be constructed completely out of LEGO bricks! The first 400 customers each day to make a qualifying purchase will receive one of these exclusive gifts: o Friday, August 26: FREE LEGO Backpack with purchase of $50 or more o Saturday, August 27: FREE Limited-Edition LEGO Store Set with purchase of $99 or more o Sunday, August 28: FREE Exclusive LEGO Minifigure Set with purchase of $50 or more

It’s (LE) GO Time

when: Aug 26 - Aug 28 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Union Square, LEGO Store - Westfield San Francisco Centre, 865 Market St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Headsup.org will host it’s 7th annual Summerfest Community Concert and Fair at San Rafael High School on September 26, 2015 from 10:30AM – 4:30PM. Come out and play! Summerfest Family Festival has something for the whole family including; games, face painting, street painting, jumpies, slides, childrens musical performances, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, Italian soda and iced coffee cafe, pupusas, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and much more. Summerfest helps HeadsUp raise money for San Rafael City Schools enrichment programs; 3rd, 4th and 5th grade music programs, middle school music sections, high school college consultants, high school Link Crew, middle school WEB, Teachers Mini-Grants and Consistent Achievers awards. Visit www.headsupsr.org for more information or if you're interested in partnering with us, contact Maika Lorens Gulati at info@headsupsr.org or 415-461-6405.

Kick up your Heels for Friday

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Courthouse Square , 2200 Broadway , Redwood City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Swing by the Skirball to see Two Man Gentlemen Band in an afternoon of American jazz and Western swing as a part of the Family Amphitheater Performance series. The theme of this year’s series is A Musical Road Trip Through America, inspired by the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. Rev up the engine and head to a jazz club in the Windy City, a Latin hip-hop club in L.A., the Fillmore in San Francisco, and the Grand Ole Opry. The whole family is invited along for the ride! Performances at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Make Jazz Hands Every Friday Night

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Marin, Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

For the past twelve years, thousands of music and food loving festivalgoers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. For the 13th installment on Saturday, March 26, 2016, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are brought in the night before - making it Atlanta's biggest crawfish festival. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine, Park Tavern will also serve fresh, regional fried, raw, and steamed oysters, delicious fried oyster, shrimp and chicken baskets, Abita brews, Bacardi cocktails and more. Featuring live music performances throughout the day, the music starts at 2 p.m. with a foot stomping set from Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband. Then, Wasted Potential Brass Brand, known for its New Orleans standards, sarcastic pop, blues, funk and hip hop, will get the crowd going before Athens-based Kick the Robot warms up the stage for the one-only Cowboy Mouth. The hard-hitting band out of New Orleans will once again fill the headliner spot for the annual spring festival, serving up fans their unique style of ‘rock and roll gumbo’ and an unparalleled high energy performance that promises to be unforgettable. The festival begins at 1:30 p.m. Ages 21 and under are allowed to attend the event when accompanied by a parent. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. General admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase now. Tickets start at $15 at www.parktavern.com and www.xorbia.com/e/parktavern/oyster-crawfish-festival-with-cowboy-mouth. VIP admission grants revelers access to an exclusive entrance, a private bar, special seating, private restrooms, and a meet-and-greet with Cowboy Mouth. The event is rain or shine.

Get Your Summertime Blues On

when: every Friday at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Gabrielson Park, Anchor St. and Humboldt Ave., Sausalito, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Saturday, August 27

Lawrence Hall of Science

Meet Wild Friends in this Corner

when: every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to Noon

where: Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Dr., Berkeley, Ca

cost: $10-$12; Children under 2 are free

ages: Ideal for children 8 and under

In conjunction with the annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair, the Randall Museum is inviting visitors to participate in the Science Fair Fest. To celebrate the outstanding achievements of student scientists, Museum visitors will get the chance to view more than 200 student science projects on display and participate in hands-on science fun! There will be drop-in art and science activities and also interactive experiments to engage scientists young and old. Additionally, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission representatives will be on site with activities to brainstorm practices to conserve our natural resources.

Get Weird With Science

when: every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

where: Mission Art Center, 745 Treat Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Classes $3 per child/$5 per parent-child combo; Museum addmission is free

ages: All ages

Learn about Drones. From small pocket drones to those used on movie sets. International Drone Day is the first event of its kind in Southern California. Watch drone operators fly them and learn what it takes to get the best photos without needing a helicopter.

Catch Day of Drones at Hiller!

when: Aug 27 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos , Ca

cost: $16/Adult; $11/Seniors (Age 65+); $11 Youths (5-17); Free/Children (4 and under)

ages: All ages

WILD Flowers
A Dramatic Spring and Summer Bloom of Weird and Wild Flowers Coming to San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Aftermath of Winter’s Rain at the SF Botanical Garden

You Belong Among These Wildflowers

when: Aug 27 - Aug 31 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: San Francisco Residents: FREE with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15

ages: All ages

Randall Art Museum, San Francisco

These Arts Give You The Smarts

when: every Saturday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: The Mission, Mission Art Center, 745 Treat Ave, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $3 per child/ $5 per parent-child combo; Museum admission is free

ages: All ages

Oakland Fairyland’s beloved puppeteers team up with the SFCO for a delightful version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Designed for young audiences, this production features the acrobatic antics of The Puppet Company’s miniature cast. Admission-free Family Concerts feature fun-filled collaborations with local professionals and young musicians. These 45-minute presentations introduce classical music to listeners aged 3 to 103, setting the stage for life-long appreciation of this great art form. Our Young Partners in Performance program brings young Bay Area ensembles to our Family Concert stages. Admission is free for all concert-goers. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open to everyone 30 minutes before concert time.

Party with Puppets at Fairyland

when: Aug 27 - Aug 28 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

cost: $10; Children under 1 are free

ages: All ages

Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend! Best for kids ages 5 to 12.

Explore The Presidio With Nature Crafts

when: Aug 27 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: The Presidio, Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Chicago Shakespeare

Midsummer Madness at the Shakespeare Festival

when: Aug 27 at 7:30 pm on Saturdays; 4 p.m. on Sundays

where: Redwood City: Grounds of Sequoia High School , 1201 Brewster Ave at Broadway, Redwood City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

More than 350 adoptable animals from more than 40 East Bay pet adoption agencies will be present, including dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, birds and reptiles, as well as canine demonstrations, pet vendors, $10 microchip implants for dogs and more. The Pet Adopt-a-thon will also host free, fun activities for children to enjoy! The annual East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon presented by Pet Food Express is set to take over Jack London Square with furry friends looking for forever homes, in partnership with the East Bay SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Make a Furry Friend a Family Member

when: Aug 27 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Jack London Square, Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Students will learn about the world of marine biology and what it is like to be a marine biologists. They will use microscopes, magnifying glasses and other tools to learn about our oceans. Learn to Discover's passion is to bring high-quality technology education to students from pre-Kindergarten through and beyond beyond Grade 12. These students might be in public schools, private schools and/or homeschools. Our main focus areas are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), design skills, and art, and may be expanded to other areas as demand and market research dictates. MakerSpace Program Founding Sponsor: The Michael and Alyce Parsons Foundation Program Sponsors: Scott McDonald, Loann Nguyen, and Ceres Foundation / The Flick Family 501(c)3 non-profit organization tax ID 94-1619601

Say Ahoy to Story Time

when: Aug 27 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

where: Redwood City Library and Redwood Shores Library, Redwood City Library at 1044 Middlefield Rd. and 399 Marine Pkwy. , Redwood City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Oak Park Neighborhood School’s big annual fundraising event. Included with admission; Kids can play in 20 tons of real snow, sled down the slope, play in the Bouncers, make some art to take home with Create Studios and meet Elsa the Snow Queen and more. Buy tickets for games, food and fun activities, cash only. Don't forget to check out our Amazing Silent Auction.

There’s Snow Chance you’d want to Miss This

when: Aug 27 at 10 a.m. to Noon

where: Marin County , Strawberry Village Shopping Center, 800 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley , Ca

cost: $10/per person

ages: All ages

Celebrate the grand opening of the LEGO® Store at Westfield San Francisco Centre with a 3-day building event! Kids and adults are invited to help a LEGO Master Builder construct an 8-foot tall model of Jay from LEGO NINJAGO™, which will be constructed completely out of LEGO bricks! The first 400 customers each day to make a qualifying purchase will receive one of these exclusive gifts: o Friday, August 26: FREE LEGO Backpack with purchase of $50 or more o Saturday, August 27: FREE Limited-Edition LEGO Store Set with purchase of $99 or more o Sunday, August 28: FREE Exclusive LEGO Minifigure Set with purchase of $50 or more

It’s (LE) GO Time

when: Aug 27 - Aug 28 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Union Square, LEGO Store - Westfield San Francisco Centre, 865 Market St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Green Dirt Dumper

Sing Goodnight Construction Site

when: Aug 27 at 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.

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

cost: $20/includes park admission

ages: All ages

big-fish-82

This Play is a Real Catch

when: Aug 27 at 8 p.m.

where: Spreckels Performing Arts Center Codding Theater, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, Ca

For Inspiring Crafts: Oliloli Arts & Crafts Studio in Queens

Spark Up Your Summer with a Stained Glass Lantern

when: Aug 27 at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Mission Bay, Mission Bay Library, 960 4th St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4-14

chabot space center

Get Starry-Eyed at Chabot

when: Aug 27 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

The Pescadero Flowery. Dahlia u-pick.

Dahlia U-Pick is in Full Bloom

when: Aug 27 at Thurs/Fri 1-6pm; Sat/Sun 11-6pm

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

ages: All ages

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Explore A New Farm in Silicon Valley

when: Aug 27 at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave., San Jose, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

conservatory of flowers

Get Weird at the Conservatory of Flowers

when: Aug 27 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park , Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8/adults; $6/Teens 12-17/$5 Kids 5-11; Free/ 4 and under

ages: All ages