This is a huge weekend for egg hunts and Earth Day. There are more celebrations for both than you can shake a stick at. Check our calendar for events around the Bay Area. But should you be interested in happenings not of the egg or Earth, we’ve got some bits and baubles lined up for you. Bay Area National Dance Week starts on Friday; take a look and find a venue for booty-shaking. And break out your crash helmets for the annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel Potrero Hill slide. Not for the faint of heart.
Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros
Get your kids excited about reading at this day-long celebration of books and the children who read them. Look for music, crafts, and puppetry and enter to win a book in the give-away contest. Sun., 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.
The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) happens once a year and it’s fantastic, with films from all corners of the globe about everything you can think of. This year’s family films include the shorts collection “Do You See What I See” about people’s differing perspectives, and “A Cat in Paris” about, well, you know. Bring the kids or hire a sitter and take in as many movies as you can. Apr 21-May 5, see website for times and tickets. 7 and up. Event Details.
Charity and the JAMband Summer Concert Series Kick-Off
Charity and the JAMband kicks off its Summer Series at Park Chalet this Sunday. Their all ages show features Park Chalet Brunch (starting at 10am; reservations recommended), a Solo Concert by Charity Kahn (of Charity and the JAMband) at 11:00am, and a bonus Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Visit at noon. Come prepared to chow down, dance around, and seek and find. Sun., 10:00 am. Free. All Ages. Event Details.
Ladder to the Moon
Join Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Barack Obama, for a special lunch as she discusses the inspiration behind her new children’s book “Ladder to the Moon,” in which her daughter climbs to the moon to meet her maternal grandmother. Thur., 12:00 pm. $55. Adults. Event Details.
Walk Muir Woods on this slow and moderate hike through the redwood forest on the Fern Creek Trail. Discover wild mushroom gardens, banana slug trails, the Native American uses of plants, ghost redwoods, and more. Learn about the families who came by gravity train more than 100 years ago. No strollers please. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, dress in layers, bring water and a light snack. Sun., 9:00 am – 11:30 pm. Free. 6 and up. Event Details.
Little Farm Open House
Bring all those uneaten veggies over to Tilden Park’s Little Farm for their fabulous open house. Meet bunnies, chicks, goats and more and give them a taste of what they love. Sun., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.
Last Sunday Fest
The first of three festivals this summer, the Last Sunday Fest series is a treat for the whole family with music, arts and crafts, and a mechanical bull. Come by for music and hoopla. Sun., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.
The Cinderella Ballet
The best of both worlds for your little ballerinas, the Cinderella Ballet tells the Cinderella story en pointe. With twirls and tutus, this ballet will delight and fascinate your dancing princess. Fri., 7:00 pm and Sat., 2:00 pm. $14-$20. All ages. Event Details.
Screen Free Week at the Wooden Horse
The folks at the Wooden Horse are doing their best to keep your little unplugged this week. Check their calendar for events every evening ranging from pajama story time to play day. Tune out and drop in. Apr 18-23, see website for times. Free. All ages. Event Details.