There are no shortage of Valentine’s themed events this weekend, so you and your little cupid can get out and share a little love.  And don’t forget to check out our list of Valentine’s Childcare Drop-Off Spots, so you and your sweetie can have some fun too. One of the coolest is at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland, where your monkey can stamp and glue to her heart’s content.  If you haven’t had a chance to celebrate  Lunar New Year don’t worry the celebrations are still going strong!  If you’re hankering for some lion dancers, now’s your chance.  Check out the Pan-Asian New Year’s Celebrations at both the Oakland Museum of California, and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.  Finally, if you have a history buff in the making, you can celebrate Lincoln’s birthday at the Discovery Museum, or Black History Month at Pier 39.

San Francisco:

Presidio Habitats: Make fairy houses from tree trimmings.
As part of their Create with Nature series, the Presidio is hosting the coolest kind of building day. From fairy-sized houses to palm teepees, kids and grown-ups alike will create imaginative art and structures using natural materials in an outdoor Presidio setting. The ingredients for the day include wood, leaves, stone, pine cones, bark, branches, water, and imagination. Bring a picnic lunch or snack. Sat., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Free. Must RSVP to (415) 561-4449. Event Details.

Dana Smith juggling show at the Randall.
Acrobat and Juggler – Dana Smith continues a hilarious combination of juggling, balancing, and impressive tricks that have children and their parents howling with laughter! Sun., 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. $8; under 2 are free. Event Details.

East Bay:

My Little Sweetheart dinner dance in Pleasanton.
Treat your little sweethearts to dinner and dancing as you celebrate Valentine’s Day. Includes pasta, salad, bread, and dessert. For boy and girls with their parents. Fri., 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. $10. Ages 2-10, children under two welcome. Event Details.

Alphabet Rockers at La Pena.
Rock your p’s and q’s with the Parent’s Choice award winners, Alphabet Rockers.  They perform educational hip-hop that will entertain the whole family. Sat., 10:30 am. $4-$5. All ages. Event Details.


Hidden Villa Morning Farm Tour
Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villas farm and educational garden. Sat. 11:00  am to 12:30 pm. All ages. $7-$10. Event Details.

Free Day at The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum documents how the tech revolution started, and how technology is shaping the way we live. It is an interactive, eye-popping extravaganza.  It’s worth the drive. Sun., 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. All ages. Free. Event Details.


Bob KannMagician, Juggler & Storyteller at the JCC.
Hailing from Wisconsin, Bob performs a rare Bay Area appearance! His mesmerizing storytelling, impressive juggling, and silly magic combine to keep audiences all over the country riveted in their seats! Don’t miss this special, one-time appearance!! Sun., 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. All ages. $7-$8. Event Details.

Life on the Edge. Family Hike to Point Bonita Lighthouse
Gather your family for a one-of-a-kind experience touring the historic Point Bonita Lighthouse. The 1/2 mile hike to the lighthouse is filled with stunning views and fun adventures through a tunnel and along a footbridge. Keep your eye out for seals sunbathing on the rocks below. Learn what it takes to be a lighthouse keeper and the importance that the lighthouse still provides for navigating ships. Sun., 9:30 am – 11:30 pm. All Ages. $10. Registration required. Event Details.

-Lianna McSwain