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Wednesday, January 18

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Wednesday, January 18

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 18 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


Explore the Presidio Nature Lab

when: every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms coming to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park this spring and summer. The popular exhibit returns to San Francisco’s beloved greenhouse, transforming its Special Exhibits gallery into a a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing. Walk amongst a wide variety of brightly colored blossoms, watching (and sometimes ducking!) as butterflies like magnificent monarchs, swallowtails, painted ladies and more fly from flower to flower drinking nectar and getting covered in pollen. It’s a fascinating demonstration of plant pollination in action. The Butterfly Bungalow in the middle of the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You never know, you may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these winged beauties emerges. Visitors receive a free butterfly identification booklet, including tips on growing your own delightful butterfly garden plus insight into these wondrous, age-old symbiotic garden relationships. 

It’s time for Butterflies and Blooms

when: Jan 18 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Laurel Heights, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8

ages: All ages

Drop-in any Thursday afternoon for individual sessions of SFCAC's Art Makers Studio I classes. In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials in our inquiry-based learning environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculptural experiences provide problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative possibilities. Linking creative skills with the imagination, the studio prompts rich social interaction and reflective dialogue with both teacher and peers.

Little Art Makers Gonna Make

when: every Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

where: Marina, San Francisco Children's Art Center - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, Building C, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $35 for Drop-in Session

ages: 3-5 years

Style in Velcro

Lace Up for this Sneaker Exhibit

when: Jan 18 at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, Ca

cost: $6.95-$15.95; Children 8 and under are free; $4 special exhibition fee

ages: All ages