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Friday, January 13

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 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Explore the Wonders of the Annual BayLUG Holiday LEGO® Show The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is hosting the LEGO® User Group’s (BayLUG) and Bay Area LEGO® Train Club’s (BayLTC) Annual Holiday LEGO® Show Pop-Up Exhibit. BayLUG and BayTLC are displaying a treasure trove of festive holiday scenes. Browse though the imaginative holiday creations, which include intricate holiday trains, miniature cities, suspending sparkly LEGO® ornaments, unique holiday scenes, and beautiful snowflakes! Come check out this pop-up exhibit on display now in our historic Frank Livermore Learning Center. The exhibit will run until Jan. 15, 2017 (Fri. to Sun. from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.). The museum is closed on Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017. General admission is $3 per person; cash only at the door. No strollers in the galleries during this time; they must be parked outside. Note: MOAH is unavailable to take private tours during the LEGO® pop-up exhibit. Street parking only. Disabled parking available; call in advance for accommodations. MOAH’s gardens will be closed to the public during the LEGO® pop-up exhibit. An adult must accompany children at all times in the exhibit. Museum of American Heritage The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) celebrates the rich history of technological innovation from 1750 to 1950. MOAH maintains a diverse collection of over 5,000 electrical and mechanical artifacts. The Museum of American Heritage is located at 351 Homer Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, California. The museum is open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 650-321-1004 or visit www.moah.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (#MOAHPaloAlto #LegoLife).

Last Call for LEGO Creations at MOAH

when: Jan 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

where: 351 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto

cost: $3

ages: All ages

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Point Reyes National Seashore Association and the Park Service are hosting a series of events for children and families in 2016 as part of the national Every Kid in the Park program. Join expert mycologists to learn about fungi in the many Point Reyes habitats. See the remarkable colors and shapes of the wide variety of mushrooms collected in the park. Learn what makes fungi unique while exploring the beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore. Children's activities begin at 9:30 AM. Mushroom collecting walks led by experienced mushroom educators commence at 10 AM. Groups will return to the Red Barn with their finds for identification at 1 PM. Children and families are encouraged to attend. No registration required. For more information visit http://www.ptreyes.org/events/11th-annual-point-reyes-national-seashore-fungus-foray-and-fair

Foray Into this Fungal Party

when: Jan 13, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, Ca

cost: $5-$10; Kids under 12 are free

ages: All ages

Earth courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

Take an Awesome Tour of the Universe

when: Jan 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $24.95-$34.95; Children 3 and under are free

ages: Ages four and up

oakland zoo

Jammies Required: Movie Night at the Oakland Zoo

when: Jan 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Oakland Zoo, Golf Links Rd., Oakland

cost: $7

ages: Children 4 - 11 years old. Older siblings are also welcome.

Nature Detectives is a program for 3 to 5 year old children and their caregivers, designed to inspire curiosity and imagination by exploring the natural world through hikes, experiments and crafts. It meets on the first Saturday of every month as well as every Friday afternoon. Fridays, January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 1:00pm-1:45pm Saturday, January 7, 11:00am-12:00pm Some animals (like people) have backbones and many do not. Come to the Interpretive Center to discover the wild backboneless creatures that live in the tidal zone and in the bay. Ages 3 to 5. Fee: $8 per child.

Nature Detectives: January Jellyfish (And Other Invertebrates)

when: Jan 13, 2017

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

cost: $8

ages: 3-5

Fridays, January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 10:30am-11:15am Enjoy Fridays with your child at the Interpretive Center, where your little one will discover the shoreline through hands-on experiences. Activities change every week and relate to the theme of the month. Parents and caregivers grow as facilitators of nature education along the way. We hope it will be raining a lot this month, but even if it's not, we'll still have some cozy, rainy day pretend play inside. Ages 1 to 3. Fee: $6 per child.

Ramble Over for Some Rainy Day Play

when: Jan 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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

cost: $6 per child

ages: 1-3

Warriors. OCMA

Last Chance to Score at this Warriors History-Making Exhibit

when: Jan 13, 2017 at Wednesday–Thursday/11 am–5 pm; Friday/11 am–10 pm; Saturday–Sunday/10 am–6 pm

where: OCMA, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, Ca

cost: $5-$15.95; Children 8 and under/free

ages: All ages

Discover LUZIA, the latest Big Top show by Cirque du Soleil. LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture of Mexico. Like in a waking dream, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. Save up to 20% on tickets by purchasing a Family Pack, valid on packs of 3 to 8 tickets! Tickets are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com

Leap for LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil

when: Jan 13, 2017 at Times vary

where: Mission Bay, AT&T Park, Lot A, AT&T Park, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Tickets starting at $49

ages: All ages


Take An Ocean Adjacent Wildflower Hike

when: Jan 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center , 17 miles north of Santa Cruz along Highway One, at Waddell Creek; 3600 Hwy 1, Davenport, CA 95017, Davenport; Santa Cruz County, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages