Whether you prefer to spend your summer days indoors enjoying the A/C or outside soaking up the sun, we’ve got loads of options to keep you busy this weekend. Summer shows are in full swing with the San Francisco Symphony bringing you Star Wars: A New Hope like you’ve never heard it before and a kid-friendly production of Les Mis coming to the East Bay. Get both planes and trains at the Hiller this weekend with their annual model train show. Cheers to summer!

San Francisco

Clown Around with the Pi Clowns
Silliness is very serious business for the Pi Clowns. A company dedicated to knock-about physical comedy, these performers don’t tell jokes. They embody them with robust and timeless antics. Blending mime, theater, acrobatics, juggling and improvisation, the Pi Clowns deliver delightful and original clown vignettes. Fri. Event details.

Star Wars: A New Hope with the San Francisco Symphony
Experience the magic of Star Wars: A New Hope like never before! Watch these intergalactic epics come to life on the big screen with the San Francisco Symphony performing John Williams’ unforgettable score LIVE. Wed.-Sat. Event details

East Bay

Les Misérables for Kids
Talented East Bay youth bring Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables hit musical to Alameda! Do you hear the people sing? Les Miserables takes us to 19th century France, a time when the poor sacrifice their freedom and dignity to survive, until revolutionaries rise up and fight for a brighter future. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Watch Fireworks from the Field
The baseball game might be over but that’s when the fireworks shows begin. Fans can sit on the outfield to watch the show light up the sky. Musical themes vary week to week, from 80s to dinosaurs and even a Star Wars theme. Fri. Event details

South Bay

Roll to an Epic Bicycle Show
Shiny Side Up is California’s Premiere Bicycle Show, celebrating it’s 11th annual show this summer. The bike show is open to all bicycles from classics to customs so ride whatever you love. On Saturday, ride up for the “pre-ride” that rolls through the streets of San Jose, meeting up at 2 p.m. at San Pedro Square. Sunday is the main event will feature hundreds of bicycles of all kinds, bicycle related vendors, a swap meet, food trucks, BMX stunt shows, raffles, music and more. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Carnival of Cultures
The festival will represent the variety of food, music, art and merchandise from each culture. Enjoy live contemporary music and dance performances and get to know fellow Bay Area residents. Sat. Event details


Disney High School Musical Jr.
“Disney’s High School Musical JR. – We’re all in this together” is Disney Channel’s smash hit musical phenomenon featuring the students of East High comes to life on the Sunnyvale Theatre stage. Join Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High as they deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. Promo Code: BAKER will give you 15% off the listed price. Fri.-Sun. Event details

22nd EuroWest Model Train Show
Enjoy one of the Bay Area’s premier model train expos that includes European Model Train layouts, fun contests, children’s activities and more. Sat.-Sun. Event details

North Bay

Learn About the Liberty Ships
It is 76 years since the first ship was constructed at Marinship, the emergency shipyard, once located in Sausalito. Over the years Liberty Ships have become an icon of WWII. We know a lot about the shipyards, the Liberty Ships and the people who built them but there is more to this story that is slipping away in time. Come and join Ranger Linda to find out some of the lesser-known facts that bring this incredible story alive again. Program will include a tour of the Marinship Exhibit located inside the Bay Model Visitor Center. Sat. Event details

Learn about Dragonflies at Martin Griffin Preserve
Plant your feet at Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Martin Griffin Preserve every Saturday. There’s plenty to do, including hiking eight miles of trails, picnicking under the redwoods, checking out wildlife. hanging with nature guides, playing in the curiosity room and shopping in the nature bookstore. This event includes a special hike focusing on dragonflies. Sat. Event details

—Kate Loweth