It’s the weekend so put on your game face and huddle up with the family. Whether you opt for a musical, a date with a snake or a farm outing, you’re sure to score a touchdown.


San Francisco

Watch Snow White on the Big Screen
See where the magic began by catching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the big screen. Snow White escapes the evil clutches of her wicked step mother and meets seven very friendly dwarfs that give her shelter. But before long the evil queen tracks here down again.Find out how this classic ends! Fri. and Sun. Event details.

Get Creative with Snazzy Snakes
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, featuring different crafts every weekend. In honor of National Serpent Day the Predsidio will pay homage to its slithering community with a snack project. You’ll make yours from recycled material. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

East Bay

Make No Mistake at Beautiful Oops
“A torn piece of paper is just the beginning” in Beautiful Oops!, Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s original, immersive musical theatre experience in which audience members are invited to help the actors turn accidents into creative successes. Inspired by Barney Saltzberg’s imaginative book. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Say So Long to the Monarchs at Ardenwood
Discover what life is like for monarch butterflies as they begin their journey home. Meet at the granary for a slide presentation, stroll out to the greenhouse to see their life cycle in action, then make your own monarch butterfly craft.Sun. Event details.


First Friday Family Night at CuriOdyssey
Swing into the weekend with music, science, food and fun! On the first Friday of every month, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey. Dance to San Francisco soul, funk and jazz of the 60’s and 70’s from Jason Movrich of Big Blu Soul Revue. Purchase dinner from Fletch’s and beer or wine at a cash bar. Come together as a family, meet here, or visit early and stay late. Fri. Event details.

Join Elephant and Piggie at their Play in Palo Alto
Expect happy high jinks galore—and a wonderful time, with music and rhyme—as Mo Willems’ two most unlikely pals cavort through the joys and trials of friendship in Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” Fri.-Sun. Event details.

South Bay

Slither Over Here for Fun
Love them or hate them, snakes play an important part in our ecosystem. Today is the day to learn all about them, including how these creatures see, smell, taste and hear. Slither over to Sempervirens Room at Park Headquarters and get a free education on snakes. Sat. Event details.

Grab Your Golden Tix to this Sweet Musical
You can see Willy, Charlie and the Oompa Loompas and the whole gang as you tour the wonders of this magical chocolate factory. Adapted for young audiences from the original beloved novel, this sweet rendition is sure to satisfy parents and kids. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

North Bay

Go from Here to There at BADM
The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is launching a new exhibit From Here To There, which explores the science of how things move by land, sea, and air. Children can be challenged to send a hot air balloon soaring, or to navigate a boat safely through a canal lock system complete with changing water levels. They’ll harness the power of the wind to keep a sailboat on course, and send colored balls zooming through tubes that extend from one end of the room to the other. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Go Zen with the Kids at Green Gulch Farm
San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch farm is a beautiful retreat from the hectic city life, and the first Sunday of most months there is a special talk and program just for kids. Crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual. Please check in before the program at the table near the southwest side of the zendo. Sun. Event details.

How do you win the weekend? Tell us how in the comments below!

–Chantal Lamers