School might be about to kick into gear but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and rock the weekend with your crew. Head to a Zydeco festival on a historic farm, watch an epic Egyptian love story in an outdoor theater, spot the dancing cow at a Coastside festival and so much more.

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San Francisco

Super Soccer Stars Demo Day
Sports Basement is hosting Super Soccer Stars demo classes so you can bring the littles down to check out these classes for kids as young as 12 mos.! RSVP required. See event details for sign-up times. Fri., 9:30 a.m.-noon. SOMA. Free. All ages. Event details.

Off Broadway Summer Pop Up
100 local artists, makers, designers, vintage and antique collectors curated by the Treasure Island Flea and Jack of All Trades Market will converge in North Beach for one day only! Grab a drink in the beverage garden, rock to live music, enjoy kids activities including art stations and community games like corn hole and giant Jenga and hang out outside with all your coolest SF pals. Food trucks and vendors on site. Sat., noon-6 p.m. North Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bino & Fino DVD Launch at MoAD
Meet Bino and Fino, MoAD’s favorite Nigerian siblings, and celebrate the release of their new DVD. Enjoy craft projects and snacks, then be the first stateside to view Bino and Fino’s new adventures. Sat., 1-3 p.m. SOMA. Free. All ages. Event details.

Make a Fairy House
Welcome the fairies into your yard (or apartment) with a fairy house. Use moss,twigs, sea shells and stones to insure that your fairies feel right at home.Feel free to bring any special materials you’d like to incorporate, everything else will be provided. Sat., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dogpatch. $10. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Moonlight Movies
The Danville Green is the place to be for a little Friday night fun, Moonlight Movies includes kids crafts and activities starting at 6:30 and running up until movie time (sundown). This night’s flick is The LEGO Movie. Fri., 6:30-10:30 p.m. Danville. Free. All ages. Event details.

Cajun Zydeco Festival
Enjoy Cajun/Zydeco music, dancing, and dining at the 19th Annual Cajun Zydeco Music Festival at the beautiful, historic Ardenwood Farm. Visit the farm animals, shop specialty vendors, and enjoy dance lessons! Local and national bands will whoop it up. Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fremont. $24/adults 16 and up; $7/child 4-15; children 3 and under are free. All ages. Event details.

Ready, Set, Sale Event
The Alamo Women’s Club is hosting the Ready, Set, Sale consignment sale. Find tons of gently used children’s clothing, books, toys and gear plus lots of maternity and infant items. Cash and cards accepted (no checks). Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Alamo. Free. All ages. Event details.

Board Game Trivia Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
Do you know the number of points for the letter Q in Scrabble? Can you name the game pieces from classic Monopoly? These answers and more will help you win at Board Game Trivia this weekend at Playland! Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. El Cerrito. $15/adults; $10/child. All ages. Event details.


Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Arts and crafts, live music, and yummy food all in this little gem of a town on the California Coast. There’s a Kids Korral and non-stop family friendly entertainment, including jugglers, mariachi, and more. And of course, there is an art show and a bevy of local vendors with one-of-a-kind wares. It’s the perfect weekend getaway just a stone’s throw from the City! Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pescadero. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bicycle Sunday
Cañada Road is closed between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92, which makes for a car-free walk, run, bike, skate, stroll, or tricycle ride! With restrooms located strategically along the way (Edgewood Park, Pulgas Water Temple, and Filoli) and tons of places to stop and picnic, it’s a beautiful day out. Ride on! Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Belmont. Free. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids
Cheer on San Jose’s major league soccer team as they take on the Colorado Rapids at the new Avaya Stadium. Fri., 8 p.m. San Jose. $30-$155. All ages. Event details.

Antony and Cleopatra
Silicon Valley Shakespeare performs Antony and Cleopatra, the epic love story of the Queen of Egypt and the Roman general in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at Sanborn County Park. Fri., 7 p.m. Saratoga. $10-$22/adult; children 17 and under are free. All ages. Event details.

Marin County

Bay Area Guitar Show
Want to inspire the kids to keep on pickin’ and pluckin’? Take them to the Bay Area Guitar Show where they (and you) can ogle the shiniest, fanciest guitars in town, check out vintage (yeah, that includes the 1970s) guitars plus amps, banjos, mandolins, drums, violins, records, accessories and more. Sat.,10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. San Rafael. $20/adults; children 11 and under are free. All ages. Event details.

Star Hike in Stafford Lake Park
View outer space from an open space on a short hike with rangers. Learn to identify the major constellations and hear the legends behind them.Astronomer Larry Brodkin will be there to help you get a deep view into the night sky with  his 8” Meade Telescope. Sat., 8:30-11 p.m. Novato. Free. All ages. Event details.

Run for the Seals
Gather your family and get ready for a day outside for a great cause! The 31st annual Run for the Seals offers two options: a 4-mile fun run or a 2-mile hill walk. Open to all ages including strollers, toddlers, walkers, and runners and your little dog too (on leash). Sat., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sausalito. $40/adults; $20/child 5-12; children 4 and under are free. All ages. Event details.

Little Folkies Summer Concert
Enjoy live music with the Little Folkies Family Band along with organic food and face painting.Sun., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mill Valley. $20/adults; $15/child. All ages. Event details.

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—Amber Guetebier