It’s hard to believe it’s the last weekend in February already! From yoga in a museum to a day planting trees on a farm, cutting crafts or chomping pancakes, we’ve got something here to make sure you and your family take full advantage of some fabulous February fun.
Yoga Festival at the Asian Art Museum
Head to the Asian Art Museum for a family friendly yoga festival. Practice yoga in the museum’s beautiful Samsung Hall with your choice of one of three 90-minute classes taught by top-notch teachers. Kids will love the classes just for them, including art, storytelling, Laughter Yoga, and more. Enjoy gallery talks, and the Yogi Tea Lounge. Bring a yoga mat for classes. Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. San Francisco. $17/adult; $13/child 13-17; children 12 and under are free. All Ages. Event details.
Family Tours and Crafts at the de Young
Go on a family-centric tour of the museum and then get handsy with some art. Arts and crafts projects that correspond with current exhibits give kids a new appreciation for the museum’s collection. Bonus: members get their own session, from 12:30 – 2 p.m.Sat., 10 – 11:30 a.m. San Francisco. $10/adults; $7 13-17; children 12 and under are free. 4-12. Event details.
Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson
Bring your kids to Small Frys for a session with world-renowned silhouette artist Karl Johnson of Cut Arts. Each session takes just 5 minutes, so even your wiggle-worms can become subjects. Plus it’s held in a kids store so there’s plenty to keep them occupied while they wait. Call the store to make an appointment, and do it soon ’cause this fills up fast: 415-648-3954. And check our calendar for Karl’s appearances at other stores in the East, South, and North Bay. Sat., 10 a.m – 6 p.m. San Francisco. $25/silhouette. All Ages. Event details.
Jazz Art Workshop
Get in the groove and express yourself by drawing and painting while listening to live music by internationally acclaimed musicians India Cooke and friends. All materials provided, but you can also bring your own. You can RSVP by calling 510-620-6772. Sat., 1 – 3 p.m. Richmond. Free. All Ages. Event details.
Mortimus Greely’s Haunting School
This spooktacular interactive musical features songs, games, storytelling, and more. More chuckles than screams, it’s written and performed by award-winning songwriter Ira Marlowe who has written songs for The Learning Company, Playfirst and BrainyTunes. Silly, ghoulish fun for all! This popular Halloween show is back for an encore performance in February, so don’t miss it. Sun., 12:45 p.m. Berkeley. 5 and up. $10-$20/ticket sliding scale. Event details.
Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast
A great way to meet members of the community while enjoying yummy pancakes! Join members of the Senior Center in welcoming the whole town for this monthly get-together. Sun., 10-11 a.m. Pinole. $6/adult; $3/child. All Ages. Event details.
Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After
Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel, and all the other princesses of your favorite Disney movies, plus Minnie, Mickey and the gang, perform on skates to rockin’ tunes. This super-show of lights, sounds, songs, and beloved characters will delight your tiny dancers! Fri., Sat., Sun., times vary. San Jose. $20-$80/ticket; children under 2 are free. All Ages. Event details.
Sign Language Story Time
Sign language can help your kids communicate, sometimes before they can even speak. Come learn finger spelling and sign through catchy, simple songs and stories that you can repeat at home. Sat., 10:30 a.m. San Jose. Free. 0-5. Event details.
Sing-Along Sound of Music
Sing along with the Von Trapps and interact with the movie with fun props and sound effects. Costumes are encouraged. Hosted by San Carlos Children’s Theater Youth Advisory Board. Sat., 6 p.m. San Carlos. Free, $5 donations encouraged. All Ages. Event details.
Bolinas Slide Show
Check out this slide show by Barbara Kayfetz of Bolinas whose-who and whats-what, all a benefit for the Bolinas Community Center. Come support this little hamlet and the thriving artist community that live and work here. Tacos and cash bar on site. Sat. & Sun., 6 p.m (sliddshow at 7 p.m.) Bolinas. $5/adults; kids are free. All Ages. Event details.
Celebrate Arbor Day at Green Gulch Farm
Dedicate an afternoon to caring for the watershed by planting trees, shrubs, and grasses and removing invasive plants and weeds, then relax in the gardens and enjoy tea and cookies. Sun., 2-5 p.m. Muir Beach. Free. All Ages. Event details.
What are you doing with the family this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.
Photo credit: deYoung Museum/FAMSF