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Union Street Spring Celebration

when: Apr 24, 2011 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

where: Union Street, between Gough and Fillmore, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All

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Bring the littles for all the rides and treats they can handle at this excellent family street fair. Children’s and family activities are the focus of this event and include large inflatable bounces, kids’ rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children’s activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area’s best musicians. It’s a special event for the entire family, and don’t forget your Easter hats!

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Wednesday, August 20

Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory of Flowers in a new exhibit, CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp. The Special Exhibits Gallery will be transformed into a swampy paradise for hundreds of meat-eating plants. Visitors get a bug’s eye view of a few of these peckish plants to learn why these plants have adapted to attract, capture, and eat prey, as well as how they have perfected and honed their hunting skills. The extraordinary beauty and diversity of species on display will dazzle even the most squeamish. The natural born killers include the Venus flytrap (Dionaea), equipped with highly sensitive hairs that detect the moment when a “meal” has landed in its clutches; the pitcher plants (Sarracenia and Nepenthes), with a deceptive beauty that is often the last thing insects see as they plummet to their deaths, drown, and are consumed; the sticky sundew (Drosera), with leaves covered in mucusy tentacles that slowly wrap over prey; and the seemingly harmless looking butterwort (Pinguicula), its gluey leaves, however, often covered in small insect corpses. Large models of several species throughout the exhibit also give visitors a taste of what it might be like to be a tiny insect in a world of towering meat eaters waiting for their next meal. Please note the Conservatory is closed Mondays except Memorial Day and Labor Day.

CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp at the Conservatory of Flowers

when: every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

cost: $8/adults; $5/SF resident adults; $5/child 12-17; $2/child 5-11; children 4 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring… read more
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Insect Inspectors Unite: Bug Hunts at the Hall of Science

when: Aug 20 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: East Bay , Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley, Ca

cost: $17/adults; $14/children 7-18; $11/children 3-6; 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

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Flight of the Butterflies in 3-D is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.

Travel Thousands of Miles with the Monarchs

when: every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: East Bay, Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley, Ca

cost: $4 after admission

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head over to Lawrence Hall of Science between now and Sep. 1st for a vision… read more
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Make Noise at the Library: Family Sing-Along

when: every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Albany , Edith Stone Room at Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. , Albany, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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The entire family can make joyful noise at this weekly family sing-along, lead by Dale… read more
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Full Steam Ahead at the Martitime Park

when: Aug 20 at 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Ghiradelli Square, Hyde Steet Pier, San Francisco , CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Join park staff for a demonstration and ranger talk about the park’s steam powered donkey… read more
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Get the Real Story at Toddler Tales

when: every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Civic Center, Children's Storytelling Room at the SFPL Main Branch, 100 Larkin St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 16 mos. - 2

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The SFPL’s main branch hosts Toddler Tales every Wednesday, with lots of singing, clapping, story… read more
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Insect Inspectors Unite: Bug Hunts at the Hall of Science

when: Aug 20 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: East Bay , Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley, Ca

cost: $17/adults; $14/children 7-18; $11/children 3-6; 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

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Hi-Five Sports Zone Back to School Pizza Party

when: Aug 21 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Richmond District, Hi-Five Sports Zone, 5411 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $15 children, parents free

ages: 2 - 10 years old

the scoop:

Hi-Five Sports Zone will open its doors to the public to celebrate the 2014-2015 school… read more
Xtreme BUGS Opening Day

Crawl Over to the Xtreme Bugs Exhibit

when: every Thursday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: $17/adults; $14/child 7–18; $11/child 3-6; children 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s the Xtreme BUGS exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science! Race cockroaches, play with… read more
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Storytime at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids

when: every Thursday at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Mission, Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids , 766 Valencia, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head over to this quirky store full of classic and unusual toys for kids, for… read more
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Evenings At The Asian Art Museum

when: every Thursday at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

where: Civic Center, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $5

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursdays and admission is just $5! Stroll… read more
Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

when: Aug 21 at 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Jack London Square , Jack London Ferry Lawn, Clay and Water St., Oakland, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Cozy up on the waterfront this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies, part… read more
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Get Your Picnic Ready for Movies on the Square

when: Aug 21 at 8 p.m.

where: Peninsula , Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Head to downtown Redwood City’s Courthouse Square for a free movie night the whole family… read more
Super happy fun awaits at Playland Japan.

Travel to Japan Without Leaving the Bay Area

when: Aug 22 - Aug 24 at 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: San Mateo, San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, Ca

cost: $22– $120

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The second annual Japan Expo features food, theater, book signings by Anime artists, Aikido demos,… read more
Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" is the musical version of Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," which tells the tale of a misguided orphan boy in 19th century London. This musical masterpiece features some of the most beautiful and rousing melodies ever written for the stage including “Consider Yourself” and the haunting “As Long As He Needs Me.” The cast includes Kelly Brandeburg, Harry J. Duke, Zachary Hasbany, Tim Setzer, Peter Warden and students of Spreckels Theatre Company's "Youth In Arts" program, an intensive theater arts program for aspiring young actors. This main stage production is presented with the new Paradyne projection system combining still images and animations to create multiple backdrop effects. Directed by Gene Abravaya Musical direction by Janis Wilson Choreography by Michella Snider Costume Design by Pamela Enz Set Design by Eddy Hansen and Elizabeth Bazzano WHEN: Aug. 15 to Aug. 31, 2014 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 2 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 23 and 30, 2014 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 2014

Join a Gang of Pickpockets at a Local Theater

when: Aug 22

where: Rohnert Park, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theatre, 5409 Snyder Ln. , Rohnert Park, CA

cost: $22–$26

ages: All Ages

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Take a little trip up north and treat the kiddos to a play. Lionel Bart’s… read more
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End of Summer Bash at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

when: Aug 22 at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: Sausalito, Bay Area Discovery Museum , 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito, CA

cost: $12; $11/Babies 6-12 mos; infants 6 months and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is hosting a farewell to summer party and you and… read more
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Beanbags, Bells, and Sticks: A Dance Party at Recess

when: every Friday at 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Potrero Hill, Recess Urban Education , 470 Carolina St, San Francisco, California

cost: $10

ages: All Ages

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Join JAMaROO Kids at Recess Urban Recreation for a music class full of rhythm sticks,… read more
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Insect Inspectors Unite: Bug Hunts at the Hall of Science

when: Aug 20 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: East Bay , Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley, Ca

cost: $17/adults; $14/children 7-18; $11/children 3-6; 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Kids can hunt for bugs in the butterfly garden, on the lawn under a log,… read more
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Do an Artful Dance at Friday Nights at the DeYoung

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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

cost: $10/adults; $6/children 13-17; children 12 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Enjoy the museum after-hours and experience live music, performances, local artists drop-in workshops, a prix-fixe… read more
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Art For You & Me!

when: every Friday at 9:30 am to 11:00 am

where: San Rafael , Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael, Ca

cost: $10 drop in

ages: 2-6 years

the scoop:

Join Rosie of San Rafael Jumping Jacks fame for a fun morning of arts and… read more
Since 2003, Ashkenaz has been a great host to a weekly family-friendly freestyle dance; this Sunday, Soul Sanctuary Dance gives back with a 10th Anniversary Celebration! NOTE - change in our usual admission policy for this day: Admission by donation for this event (No one turned away for lack of funds). As always, we'll dance to a diverse and irresistible blend of DJ'ed music (funk, soul, world music, positive hip hop, reggae, dance classics, jazz, blues, electronica, and more). Enjoy an extensive silent auction with great deals on local goods and services, free massage, and our art-making zone. The Ashkenaz Cafe will open at 1:00 for lunch (or bring an indoor picnic). Wheelchair accessible. No scented products please. Shoes optional. Children of all ages with dancing parents welcome. Event runs from 11-2! (One hour longer than usual) More info: http://www.soulsanctuarydance.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/497140873744930/ Submitted by: Zach Pine (zachpine@gmail.com)

Get a Free Dance Lesson at Jack London Square

when: Aug 22 at 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Dancing Under the Stars returns to Jack London Square for a summer series of free… read more
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Indulge in a Chocolate Bar in Half Moon Bay

when: every Friday at 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Half Moon Bay , Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton, 1 Miramontes Point Rd. , Half Moon Bay, Ca

cost: $9/cup

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

After exploring the beach head over to the Ritz Carlton for a very special happy… read more

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