Make this weekend one to remember by celebrating holidays like Three Kings Day and Lunar New Year. Give the kids some hands-on art experiences and learn about another culture. Lots of our favorite weekend options are below!

photo: Cantor Arts Center

San Francisco

Mochi Pounding (Omochitsuki)
Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with lively music, energetic dance and traditional attire. Sat. Event details

East Bay

29th Annual Lunar New Year Bazaar
The 29th Annual LNY Bazaar is a free annual event hosted in the heart of Oakland’s Chinatown to celebrate Chinese New Year. A live cultural entertainment stage with continuous live performances is featured along with over 80 vendors selling traditional new years decorations, flowers, gifts, candies and other items of interest. Sat.-Sun. Event details

Three Kings Day Party
Keep the holidays going at our Three Kings Day Party featuring Teatro Jornalero. Experience the heartfelt dramatized stories of undocumented day laborers and enjoy a slice of  “Rosca de Reyes,” a traditional holiday cake, and delicious Mexican hot chocolate. Enjoy arts and crafts and museum tours for the family. Sat. Event details


The Physics Show
The Physics Show is a fun science show for kids and their families held every September and January at Foothill College. Kids will love the engaging presentation including everyone’s favorite—the bed of nails. Sat.-Sun. Event details

Family Sundays at the Cantor Art Gallery
Second Sunday is a free, family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art making and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages at the Cantor and the Anderson Collection at Stanford. Sun. Event details

South Bay

Silicon Valley Auto Show
From fuel efficiency to the latest luxury vehicles, see what’s new from a variety of manufacturers. Experience the future of what you drive and how you drive at the Silicon Valley Auto Show. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Feed the Farm Animals
Kids will have the opportunity to assist park staff in feeding the ducks, goats, chickens, rabbits, geese, sheep and miniature pigs at Emma Prusch Farm. Register in advance. Sat. Event details

North Bay

Tiburon Walking Tour
On this two-hour walking tour, you’ll learn about Tiburon’s history before the arrival of the railroad in 1884. You’ll also learn about the lives of the indigenous people, the Coast Miwok, their first encounters with Europeans, and how they were treated by the Spaniards and later the Americans. Fri. Event details

—Kate Loweth