Travel beyond your home this weekend as we go back in time with the San Mateo History Museum at their annual Victorian Days celebration. Then celebrate the rich traditions of the African Diaspora at the Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks virtual event. There’s something for everyone!

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Show Up, Kids Online LIVE
Kids from all over the world will feel like they’re a part of this groundbreaking interactive live event as they hear their names, offer story suggestions and are called on to help Pete put on a real live show from his NYC apartment. This interactive, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. Sat. Event details

Victorian Days with the San Mateo History Museum
The San Mateo County History Museum will again present its Victorian Days, but this time as an online event.  Parents and children will be invited to an “Etiquette of Tea” lesson complete with “try it at home” recipes.  Craft activities will include making paper fans, hats, pocket watches and calling cards. Sun. Event details

Watch Elton John at Madison Square Garden
Elton John launches a special archival concert series streaming exclusively on YouTube. The Elton John: Classic Concert Series features some of Elton’s most monumental concerts with this weekend’s taking place in Madison Square Garden. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Yum-O Cooking Camp With Rachael Ray
Kids can learn basic recipes in a free, 16-part live virtual camp cooked up by Rachael Ray (with a little help from her kitchen-savvy friends!). The recipes are easy enough for kids 8-15 to follow along, but everyone is welcome to join. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Red Yarn’s Backyard Bop Show
Join Red Yarn, Miss Jessie & the Critters for a special live-stream celebration of their sixth album release, ‘Backyard Bop’! Red & Jessie will broadcast on Facebook Live from their home, performing duo versions of their new rockabilly & folk-rock songs, plus puppet skits with their revamped critters. Fri. Event details

Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks
Join in this summer as Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks goes online to celebrate the rich traditions of the African Diaspora and connect you with Black creatives from across the globe. Sat. Event details

Virtual Invention Lab From the Hiller Aviation Museum
Enter the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab for a hands-on adventure at home just for kids! Join Museum educators to learn about space exploration and investigate a Museum exhibit up close while building and testing a space capsule craft project. Sat. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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