Though the forecast calls for rain with a chance of rain, and maybe some rain on the side, don’t despair! We’ve got activities enough to keep dry while the lion of March roars in. The movement workshops held by the San Francisco Ballet at the Main Library should be great fun for all your baby ballerinas. Or join KlezCalifornia for their Yiddish Cultural Festival. Nothing shakes off those rainy day blues like a round of “Hava Nagila.”

San Francisco

Kid-Friendly Films at the Red Vic
Come in from the rain for a few classic kid-friendly flicks. On Saturday, introduce the kids to that little green slab of clay, “Gumby,” or take in something a little more literary with the animated “Adventures of Mark Twain.” “The Muppet Movie” shows on Sunday with a special 10:30 am show time for babies, toddlers, and other small, noisy people. Sat., 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Sun., 10:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:15 pm, 9:20 pm. $5/film. All ages. Event Website.

How-to Homestead 11-in-11 Tour
How-to Homestead kicks off their tour of San Francisco boroughs with plant propagation and a potluck. Learn how to grow new plants from cuttings, and receive a starter plant to grow at home. Stay on for a potluck, music, and folk dancing! Sat., 2:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Website.

East Bay

Abby and the Pipsqueaks at La Peña Cultural Center
Bring your dancing shoes to La Peña for a show with Abby and the Pipsqueaks. Be prepared to dance in the aisles and sing out loud with this award-winning children’s performers. Sat., 10:30 am. $4 -$5. All ages. Event Website.

Freight & Salvage Family Open House
Freight & Salvage is hosting an afternoon of free entertainment at their Winter Open House. With stages full of performances, workshops, and jam circles, there’s something for everyone at this musical round up. Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Website.




Filoli “Daffodil Daydreams”
Celebrate a new season of Filoli events with a three-day fest of talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Look out for crafts, garden walks, and demos on stained glass windows and natural dying. Fri. – Sun. $5-$15. All ages. Event Website.



Millbrae Lunar New Year Festival
The city of Millbrae hops into action with its Lunar New Year celebration capping off a month of New Year activities. Come early for stage performances before the Lion Dance parade in the afternoon (2:00 pm). Sat., 10:30 am. Free. All ages. Event Website.




Poppy Store Opening
Catch the opening of the Poppy Store in the Marin Country Mart. As if style-ly children’s clothes weren’t enough of a draw, prepare your mouth for Miette sandwiches and hot chocolate. Fri. Free. All ages. Event Website.

Hui Tama Nui Dancers at BADM
“Lei” back and enjoy the Hui Tama Nui dancers at BADM. These young performers will wow you with their fresh take on Polynesia dance. Sat., 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Free with admission. All ages. Event Website.

—Nicole Cooksey-Voytenko