January has shown us a lot of sunshine, and this weekend looks to be the same. Enjoy a day of helping out Mt. Tamalpais, working out with your babes-in-arms in Menlo Park, and treasure-hunting in Alameda. There’s plenty to do inside too, from a relaxing Saturday by the “campfire” to Superbowl Sunday on the big screen, so you can say goodbye to January and hello February, Cali-style.
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Birth and Baby Fair’s Moms Night Out 2015
Take an evening off from “mom duty” and spend a night out with friends and other fellow mommies. Make a mosaic necklace, try out a complimentary Juice Beauty service, snack on some treats, and enter a raffle. No babysitter but still want to go? Get a Kids Suite ticket. Peekadoodle Kids Club will have activities in a separate room, so you can relax and enjoy the evening and while they play. Make it an overnight and stay at the hotel: special discounts for attendees. Sat., 5-9 p.m. San Francisco. $40/general; $20/kid’s suite. Moms, 21 and up. Event details.
Fiddler on the Roof
The Young People’s Teen Music Theater performs Fiddler on the Roof, story of a 1900s milkman who must contend with his daughter’s choices as they marry and leave home. With faves like “Tradition” “Sunrise, Sunset” and “If I Were a Rich Man” performed by kids 6-19 years old. The Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company is sponsored by SF Rec and Park and The Friends of the Company. Sat., 7:30 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. San Francisco. $15/adult; $10/child. All ages. Event details.
Saturdays Unplugged at the JCC
Unplug, relax and have fun with friends and family with Saturdays Unplugged. This Saturday, invoke summer camp with campfire songs with Jonathan Bayer and Emily Bonn, DIY cellphone sleeping bags with Reboot, family olympics, nature inspired cocktails for the grown-ups, and s’mores! Sat., 3-5 p.m. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.
Karneval at the German International School
The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) brings the traditional celebration of Fasching, or Karneval, to the Bay Area. Enjoy beers and beverages, sausages, sauerkraut, sweets, music and entertainment from Germany and beyond. Costumes encouraged! Sat., noon-6 p.m. Berkeley. Free. All ages. Event details.
Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo
Get cozy in jammies and head to the Oakland Zoo for a close up animal encounter. Meet Roosevelt, the Zoo mascot, wrap up warm in blankets at the auditorium and meet some nocturnal creatures who come out with the stars! Stay for the special animal themed movie and enjoy some hot chocolate and popcorn. Hot chocolate and popcorn provided. Showing tonight: Garfield, The Movie. Pre-registration is required and sign up soon, spots go fast! Sat., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oakland. $7/person; $6/person for groups of 4 or more. 4 and up. Event details.
The Art of Animal Tracking at the Hayward Shoreline
Hike through the fresh water ponds which are normally closed to the public. Search for animal tracks, scat, feathers and other signs of life. Then reconstruct stories of their past. Make plaster casts of tracks that you find. Sun., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hayward. $7. 7 and up. Event details.
Alameda Point Antiques Fair
Commonly know as the Alameda Flea Market, this fair is the largest of its kind in No. Cal. Join hundreds of other treasure seekers to the island to browse over 800 antique dealer booths. See what baubles or collectibles your kids will find. Children under 15 are admitted free. There are food vendors here, too, so you won’t leave hungry. Sun., 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Alameda. $5/adult; children 15 and under are free. (Prices are slightly higher for early birds). All ages. Event details.
Grand Opening of Fit4Mom Menlo Park
Welcome Fit4Mom’s Grand Opening of Stroller Strides in Menlo Park. Crafts with Bumble Los Altos, free kid’s haircuts (first come first served), book reading with Cheeky Monkey staff, vendor booths, and a free stroller strides class. Goodie bags for anyone who enrolls. Class is from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and a free class with Menlo Swim from noon-12:30 p.m. For either class, please RSVP @ firstname.lastname@example.org or on the website. Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Menlo Park. Free. All ages. Event details.
Coastside Community Orchestras Winter Concert
Enjoy the Coastside Community Orchestra’s concert including Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7.”and Franz von Suppe’s “Morning Noon and Night in Vienna.” It’s free for kids of all ages and a great way to take in a little night music before bed. Sat., 7 p.m. Half Moon Bay. $10/adult; students and children are free. All ages. Event details.
Organic Fruit Tasting With Frog Hollow Farm
Taste and talk fruit with Frog Hollow Farm, a local organic farm, at the Mountain View Library. Registration is optional. Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mountain View. Free. All ages. Event details.
Lil’ Chefs at Cucina Bambini
This cooking school is offering two kids classes on Saturday. At 9 a.m. it’s Lil’ Chefs for kids age 3-5. In this one-hour class, kids create one item from start to finish. Parents can stay, but it is also a drop-off class. At 10 a.m., Lil’ Chef Masters, for ages 5-8 begins. Kids learn to cook as a group as well as individually, and the menu changes each class. Both classes are drop-in and drop-off but you can save money and secure a spot by either registering in advance or pre-paying for a series of 6 classes. Sat., 9-11 a.m. San Jose. $15-$25. 3-8. Event details.
San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Take it out on the ice! Bring your little pucks out to see the San Jose Sharks take on Chicago Blackhawks. The whole family will love the fast-paced action, and the energetic atmosphere of a live hockey game will leave them “chomping” for more. Sat., 7:30 p.m. San Jose. $82.50 and up. All ages. Event details.
Love Your Woods Winter Work Day
As part of “Hands On Tam” 2015 Winter Workday, you can participate in Love Your Woods: Enjoy the majestic redwoods of Muir Woods while helping to restore and preserve this spectacular national park. Projects include deck flossing, weed removal, mulching, tending the forest floor, and trail maintenance throughout the Redwood Creek Watershed. Get there early to pick your project! Register in advance here. Sat, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Mill Valley. Free. All ages. Event details.
Murphy Irish Dancers at BADM
Hop, skip, or jump your way over to the Bay Area Discovery Museum today for the Murphy Irish Dancers. Performing a variety of step dances including jigs and reels, combined with impressive leaps, this amazing group of young dancers will connect you with age-old Irish traditions and get those little toes tapping. Sat, 11 a.m. Sausalito. $5/members; $7/general. All ages. Event details.
Superbowl Sunday at the Sweetwater
The Sweetwater Music Hall in Marin is showing the Superbowl on the big screen (odds are, it’s bigger than your screen!) Yeah, the 49’ers aren’t playing but you’ll still have a blast watching the Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks with other friends, neighbors, and family. Sun., 3:30 p.m. Mill Valley. Free. All ages. Event details.
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