F is for February and also for family and fun. And oh yeah, football! From free museum dates to flying football drones to French markets, there’s plenty of fabulous ways to spend your free time around the fantastic Bay.
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We’re not gonna’ lie: this production of Pinocchio is straight-up adorable. Join the Gepetto and his puppet Pinocchio and their adventures as Pinocchio becomes a real boy (spoiler alert). All your favorite characters come to stage including the Blue Fairy and the giant whale. Don’t miss it! Sat., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Fort Mason. $15. All ages. Event details.
Stop-Motion Date Night
Drop the kiddos off to learn how to make their own stop motion video. They’ll make their own props and put together a video while you have an evening off. Sat., 6-8 p.m. Glen Park. $50/child. 6-11. Event details.
Free First Sunday at Asian Art Museum
Part of Target’s First Free Sunday program, the Asian Art Museum is open, totally free, and totally awesome. In addition to touring the regular galleries and exhibits there will be storytelling sessions throughout the day, architecture tours, and even a family friendly yoga class! Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Civic Center. Free. All ages. Event details.
Friday Yoga at the Library
Expert teacher Laxman Panthi will guide your child through basic yoga moves so fun they’ll think they are playing. They’ll learn to bend and stretch like a tiny yogi. Since it’s at the library, you can chillax with a book while they twist. Fri., 4-4:45 p.m. Oakland. Free. All ages. Event details.
Super Health Bowl
Kids ages 6-15 can join in San Pablo’s Super 50 PPK Health Bowl punt, pass, kick competition or participate in fun fitness activities for the whole family such as hula-hoop, dance battle and jump rope challenges. Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. San Pablo. 6-15. Event details.
The Little Mermaid
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, this live version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is features all the songs you love from the film and the evil sea witch you love to hate. Fri., 8 p.m. & Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pleasanton. $18-$39. All ages. Event details.
Soggy Sundays at Ashkenaz
Join Mindy Dillard with Heather Normadale for a kid concert the whole family will love. Get out of the rain and have a great time with other fun-lovin’ folks. Sun., doors at 2:30 p.m., concert is 3-4:30 p.m. Berkeley. $8/adults; $5/kids. All ages. Event details.
Wounded Warriors vs. NFL Alumni
This game is guaranteed to inspire you. Cheer for the Wounded Warriors, a team comprised of disabled amputee veterans, and former NFL star quarterback Roger Staubach as they take on the NFL Alumni team. You may even see Snoop Dogg on the sidelines cheering the players on. Sat., noon-3 p.m. San Mateo. $10/adults; children are free. All ages. Event details.
Flying Football Fun Fest
Learn how footballs fly and what makes them aerodynamic. Join the Drone Bowl (pay an extra $5 fee for the Drone Bowl) in the new Drone Plex demonstration center, Doggie Bowl (11 a.m.-noon) and end the day with an aerial advertising demonstration and see footballs drop from a helicopter. What?? Yep. Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. San Carlos. Included with admission: $15/adults; $10/child. All ages. Event details.
Kid’s Club Valentine Decorating
Kids of all ages are invited to create a heart-felt, homemade valentine to give to someone special. All the materials are provided for this fun, drop-in, while supplies last. Official Kid’s Club Event. Sat., noon-2 p.m. San Mateo. Free. All ages. Event details.
Family Sundays at Cantor
Stanford’s Cantor Art Center’s Family Sundays include tours, hands-on art projects, storytellings, book readings, and even movie screenings. There’s always independent sketch time too! Sun., noon-3 p.m. Stanford. Free. All ages. Event details.
Hearts on the Hill Fundraiser
Head to the Corte Madera Community Center for Carnival games, face painting and a cupcake walk along with live DJ and dancing. They’ll be plenty of food and drinks along with a raffle and silent auction with prizes including a Disneyland package, Giants tickets and more. All proceeds benefit Kids on the Hill Preschool. Sat., 3:30-6:30 p.m. Corte Madera. $5/person; children 2 and under are free. All ages. Event details.
Marche de la Saint Valentin
Travel to Paris for a Valentine’s Day celebration: visit a real open-air French marketplace, order up some hot crepes and check out all the beautiful gifts you can surprise your sweeties with on the day of love. Ooh la la! Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. San Anselmo. Free. All ages. Event details.
Super Bowl Viewing Party at the Mart
Huddle up under a huge heated circus tent set up at Marin Country Mart and outfitted with big screens. There will be wine, non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of tailgate favorites on offer. Game on! Sun., 3:30. Larkspur. Free. All ages. Event detail.
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