It’s finally the weekend, people! We’ve got physics shows, performing basketball legends and even our favorite family podcast come to life. Choose your favorite, buy your tickets and get ready to clap your hearts out!

photo: Cantor Art Gallery

San Francisco

Family ArtBash Sunday: Grow
Enjoy this day-long celebration accessible for all families. Celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish Birthday of the Trees, with the joyful sounds of Alison Faith Levy, the storytelling of Michael Katz, a forest art studio, a family heritage project and much more. Sun. Event details

Story Pirates with Guest Dave Foley
From the creators of the #1 podcast for families comes Story Pirates, a hilarious musical sketch comedy show based on stories written by real kids! The live show features hits from their award winning album “Nothing Is Impossible” and at every performance the cast improvises a brand new story written on the spot by the kids in the audience. Sun. Event details

East Bay

MIND the GAP: A Circus-Dance Show
Between communication and understanding lies a vast, sometimes hilarious, at times perilous, uniquely indescribable abyss. Join the intimate journey of two twins exploring the gap between them. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Harlem Globetrotters
See these world-renowned performers put on a show like no other with tricks and audience participation galore. Sat. Event details

South Bay

The Physics Show
The physics department at Foothill College puts on this entertaining show for kids each year. This year’s them is Light, Sound and Temperature. You are guaranteed to be entertained an learn something at the same time.  Sat.-SunEvent details

Skate at Santa Clara Ice
Lace up those skates and head to Central Park for a wintery wonderland of ice skating through January 21. Fri.-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. Registration is not required and families can tailor their museum experience based on their schedule and the activities that interest them the most. Talks start at 11:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day on the half hour through 3 p.m. Sun. Event details. 

It’s Child’s Play at the MOAH
Discover a variety of antique toys that sparked the imagination of children in the past at this hands-on exhibit. Fri.-Sun. Event details

North Bay

Marine Science Sunday
Looking for some free weekend fun? The Marine Mammal Center hosts an engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from education experts on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. These interactive classroom programs are great for all ages and can be paired with a guided tour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth