Kids will be very entertained this weekend with no cries of boredom here! They can learn how to take photos in a big way at a Camera Obscura Workshop. Toddlers can tumble, climb and slide all morning at the Kindergym Sunday Play Day. And families can watch flying friends do funny tricks at the Happy Birds Show!

San Francisco

Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel
This unique twist on a classic tale relays the story of Rene Schwartzbuckle, who has a zany obsession for a turnip-like vegetable called “Rapunzel.” The show will feature her husband Walt, Witch Izwitch and the Glumpwarts. Sat., 10:30 am & 1:00 pm. San Francisco. $12 per person. Ages 4-8. Event details.

Camera Obscura Workshop
Kids can explore the inner workings of a camera with photographer Brian Z. Shapiro, and experience one of the oldest elements of photography. They will create photographs the same way Vermeer, Caravaggio and Rembrandt did! Sat., 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. San Francisco. $11 per person. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Kindergym Sunday Play Day
Kids will end this fun playtime with graham crackers, parachute time and bubbles. What they do beforehand is up to them! There will be horses and cars to ride, a play kitchen, play dough, slides, a ball pit and a mat full of toys! Sun., 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Oakland. $10 per family. Ages 3 & under. Event details.

Magic Show by Brian Scott
Brian Scott has established himself as a leader in Bay Area Magic circles, and as one of the most popular birthday party magicians. Kids love his wacky and magical shows! Sun., 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Berkeley. $8 per non-member. $7 per JCC member. Under 2, free. All ages. Event details.


Marine Science Sunday
Kids will learn about the patients at the Marine Mammal Center hospital, and all the different marine mammals that live in the area. Kids can tour the hospital to see some of the patients and learn how their vets are helping them to get  better. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sausalito. Free. All ages. Event details.

The Greg Frisbee Show
Greg Frisbee and his bottomless trunk of props really make families laugh! His show will include knife juggling, mind reading and extreme balancing. There will be audience participation too! Sun., 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. San Rafael. $8 per non-member. $7 per JCC member. All ages. Event details.


Fit & Feisty Dance Class
This six week class is designed to be taken by adults and kids together! It combines dancing, creative movement and being silly, to create a comfortable environment in which to learn new dance moves. Fri., 9:15 am – 10:00 am. Palo Alto. $95 per adult-child pair. $60 per additional child. Ages 1-5. Event details.

Happy Birds Show
Kids can come and see the Happy Birds, the most talented birds in town! These birds can ride mini bikes and do lots of other tricks! Sat., 11:00 am. Redwood City. Free. All ages. Event details.

What do you have planned for this weekend?

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Kindergym with Dawn