Keep the festivities going this weekend! Watch Asian lion and dragon dances at the OMCA Lunar New Year Celebration in Oakland. Hear some new tales at the San Anselmo Storytelling Festival. See a book come to life at the Go, Dog. Go! Show in Palo Alto.
The Children’s Theatre Association of San Francisco, under the auspices of The Fine Arts Museums, presents the musical “Rumpelstiltskin.” This show tells the story of a poor young girl who is raised to be a princess, thanks to an odd little man and his magic. However later, she must guess his name or lose her most precious treasure! Sat., 10:30 am & 1:00 pm. San Francisco. $12 per person. Ages 4-10. Event details.
Camp Mather 6th Annual Celebration
Celebrate this historic San Francisco family camp! Kids can jump in bouncy castles, while parents enjoy food, live music, a silent auction and an art show. Learn about the Hetch-Hetchy section of Yosemite National Park, and find out more about the camp. Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.
Golden Gate Kennel Club All Breeds Dog Show
For kids who love dogs, this is the ultimate event! See over 1200, representing 136 breeds in this dog show. The show will feature an All-Breeds Fashion Show on Saturday hosted by media personality Greg Behrendt, and Best Puppy In Show on Sunday. Other events will include Daily Best in Show awards, Obedience Trial Classes and Junior Showman-ship Competition daily. Sat. & Sun., 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Daly City. $12 per adult. $7 per child. Under 2, free. All ages. Event details.
Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
The Fourth Annual Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (“BAICFF”), A Playdate for the Imagination, will showcase award-winning films that offer something for every child’s imagination. Watch eye-popping animation, amazing documentaries and stories that tackle important issues. Chat with filmmakers and participate in hands-on filmmaking workshops. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 am – 6:00 pm. Alameda. $15 per person. All ages. Event details.
OMCA Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tibetan and other Asian cultures. The celebration will start with a lion dance and end with a dragon dance through the museum grounds! Watch performances by the Red Panda Acrobats and Cambodian rapper RJ Sin. See magicians, storytellers and have some Chinese-opera face painting done. Sun., 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Oakland. $12 per adult. Age 8 & under, free. Members, free. All ages. Event details.
San Anselmo Storytelling Festival
Join in the library’s first storytelling festival! Community members of all ages and experience levels will share stories at this special event. Storytelling is a reminder of the importance of spoken words, listening and clear communication. Tellers and listeners are all welcome! Sat., 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. San Anselmo. Free. All ages. Event details.
Jay Alexander Magic & Comedy
Step right up, step right up! Join master magician Jay Alexander and friends for the funny, amazing and intellectually stimulating magic show sure to entertain children and adults alike. The Jay Alexander show is a high-energy, comedy magic show! Sun., 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm. San Rafael. $20 per person. Ages 5 & up. Event details.
Go, Dog. Go! Show
Watch the dog party attended by big dogs, little dogs, yellow dogs and blue dogs! See dogs at work, dogs at play, dogs in hats and dogs in cars! Watch this colorful and fun adaption of P.D. Eastman’s beloved book Go, Dog, Go! The show uses music and physical comedy to celebrate the many joys and challenges of life and friendship. Thur. – Sat., 7:00 pm. Sat. & Sun., 2:00 pm. Palo Alto. See website for pricing. All ages. Event details.
Music of Australia & Didjeridu
Stephen Kent will perform Australian music in this concert for families. Hear his original didjeridu compositions, as kids enjoy learning about this unique instrument. Sun., 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm. Mountain View. Free. All ages. Event details.
— Rachel Teichman
Photo Credit: Oakland Museum of California