We’re not fooling around when we say this weekend is going to be awesome. You can catch an outdoor movie, catch a fish or listen to a Harry Potter concert. So we’re just going to say it, you might as well just cancel your Netflix subscription.

Fishing With Kids

San Francisco

It’s Movie Night at Pier 39
Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 for outdoor Movie Nights, held the last Friday of every month through September! Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of PIER 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special Movie Night discounts at participating businesses. At sundown, settle in for a free screening of a classic San Francisco film. Fri. Event details.

We’re Not Fooling About This Family Concert
What do a saw, a typewriter, and a tuba all have in common? They never get the chance to play in front of an orchestra… until now! This April Fools’ Day weekend, join the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a fun-filled Family Concert showcasing some unusual instruments, and expand your idea of concert fare, SFCO-style. The SFCO’s Family Concerts feature fun-filled collaborations with local professionals and young musicians. These 45-minute presentations introduce classical music to listeners of all ages. Sat. Event details.

East Bay

Escape to Madagascar This Weekend
Are you ready to move it, move it? Then make a play date with Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage.  This musical version of Madagascar follows those crack-a-lackin’ animals as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

An Apple A Day, As Snow White Would Say
“That’s Our Snow White” is a musical spoof on everyone’s favorite, Snow White, of course. This fun and funny tale includes a new version of Snow White, a high-maintenance princess with a heart of gold, who is loved by all the furry creatures of the land—especially Prince Ponderous.  The cast of kooky cutups also includes an Evil Queen; her back-talking Magic Mirror; Snow’s Furry Friends; and, of course, the Six Dwarfs. That’s right, only six. Sat. Event details.


Discover a Rainbow (Fest) In Pacifica This Weekend
Pacifica’s 3rd annual Rainbowfest is a celebration of food, music, and art for everyone in the community to enjoy. Live music from the Green Room, Mr. Q, Little Folkies, and Miss Kitty, plus a variety of delicious eats and lots of activities for the enitre family. Big ticket raffle prizes include a 4-night stay in Cancun, Disneyland and Legoland passes, and MANY MORE amazing prizes! Join us for this fantastic family-friendly event to celebrate the Co-Op’s belief in bringing community together and our love of fun for all ages. Sun. Event details.

Say Hey To Some Elephant Seals
Make a date with some elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero. The hike is best for older kids, as it’s three miles round-trip over sand dunes. Lead by a docent, you’ll also learn about coastal geology and history en route to a colony of Northern elephant seals. Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, bring sunscreen and water. Food and strollers are not allowed. Daily. Event details.

South Bay

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Harry, Ron and Hermione will require all their magical abilities and courage to save Hogwarts! Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Make The Joke About You Today
Check out what’s being built, made, created during open studio hours at New Museum Los Gatos. This month starts out with an April 1st Prank in a Box. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

North Bay

Get Angling For This Morning at the Lake
Ready to reel in the biggest catch of the day? It’s always a possibility and now kids can spend the morning casting out at Stafford Lake Park. There’s no minimum skill required and a limited amount of poles and bait will be provided. A fishing license is required for participants 16 and over, park entrance fee is waived for participants. Sat. Event details.

Explore The Future of Food at BADM
The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s STEM Superhero Series is a four-part festival for families that promotes and celebrates early learning STEM concepts and the power of every child to use their problem solving skills to improve the future. Each festival features a variety of STEM activities, which challenge young children to design, imagine, and test innovations to solve specific problems. The first in the series is the Future of Food, which allows children to use their STEM skills to discover the most effective ways to grow, obtain, and distribute food in the future. Through various activities, children learn about bioengineered foods, composting, organic gardening and more. Sat. Event details.

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–Chantal Lamers