From music and dance, to puppets and a theatrical tea, live performances will abound this weekend! Tiny dancers will be inspired during Bay Area Dance Week, and mini musicians will be singing along at the Octopretzel & Isaac Zones Lag B’Omer Concert. The whole family can eat treats and drink tea while watching Alice and her friends come to life at the Mad Hatter’s Spring Tea Party.


San Francisco

Bay Area Dance Week
Everyone can search through the lists of free events, classes, workshops and performances to find tons of places to dance and move with the whole family all over the Bay Area! Fri. – Sun. See website for times. Bay Area. Free. All ages. Event details.

Glen Park Festival
This is a neighborhood tradition which helps support the Glen Park community. There will be live music, food and drinks, activities for kids, local vendors and raffle prizes. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Puppets & Picnics: A Grandparent Circle Event
Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to join in this interactive puppet class and show with Master Puppeteer, Toni Mikulka. There will also be a picnic lunch with “pupcakes” (cupcakes) following the show. Sat., 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Berkeley. $15 per person. Grandparent Circle Charter Members, free. All ages. Event details.

Octopretzel & Isaac Zones Lag B’Omer Concert
Families will celebrate Lag B’Omer with local musical favorites Octopretzel and Isaac Zones. Kids can sing and dance along to the music! After the concert everyone will enjoy a free and festive BBQ. Sun., 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Oakland. Free. Ages 10 & under. Event details.


Mad Hatter’s Spring Tea Party
Families can join Alice and the Mad Hatter for a unique and festive afternoon tea party. They will snack on tea sandwiches and desserts, while enjoying the theatrical antics of the storybook characters. Sat., 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm. Sun., 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm. San Rafael. $28 per adult. $23 per child. Ages 2 & up. Event details.

Earth Day Celebration
Kids will love watching the Banana Slug String Band’s musical puppet performance. Kids can explore the beach at Horseshoe Cove, play and help clean it up too. And everyone can contribute to a group mural. Sat., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sausalito. $11 per person. Ages 8 & under. Event details.


Spring Family Parade
This “Wild About Mountain View!” themed event will focus on outdoor activities and nature. Spectators can follow the parade into Pioneer Park for crafts, games, music and food! Sat., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Mountain View. Free. All ages. Event details.

Lag B’Omer Field Day
The JCC will host an afternoon day of family time and fitness. Everyone can play games outdoors, meet new friends and celebrate a wonderful Jewish holiday. Sun., 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Palo Alto. Free. All ages. Event details.

How will you be winding down the end of April this weekend?

–Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of the Falkirk Cultural Center