Fun this weekend comes naturally! Admire mini replicas of Bay Area seaside amusements at Playland at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. Enjoy arts and crafts, and ice cream treats together at the Sugar Cone Café Anniversary Party in Kensington. Dance and clap the day away at Lollypopalooza in Tiburon!

San Francisco

Playland at the Conservatory of Flowers            
Playland at the Conservatory: A Garden Railway Celebrating San Francisco’s West End, is an exhibit celebrating Playland at the Beach and a bygone era of seaside amusements. See model trains, a landscape of dwarf plants and miniature replicas of the famous attractions and landmarks of San Francisco’s West End. They will have a variety of old arcade attractions, including fun house mirrors and fortunes by Zoltar! Begins Fri., 10:00 am  –  4:00 pm. San Francisco. See website for pricing. All ages. Event details.

The Bubble Lady Show
The Bubble Lady is part clown, part magician, part scientist, all physical comedian, and does it all with bubbles! The Bubble Lady delights her audiences with bubble spaceships, bubble trumpets, baby bubbles, bubbles inside of bubbles and audience volunteers inside of really big bubbles! Come see this squeaky clean performance! Sun., 11:00 am –  12:00 pm. San Francisco. $8/General. Under 2, free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Baroque Orchestra Family Concert
Philharmonia Baroque’s annual family concert will feature the dynamic duo of guest conductor Ottavio Dantone and recorder virtuosa Marion Verbruggen. The program includes Italian Baroque concerti in a special interactive presentation with the musicians talking about the music and using visual accompaniments. For a grand finale, those audience members who sing or play an instrument will be invited to join in the merry music-making! Sat., 4:00 pm –  5:30 pm. Berkeley. $10/Adult. $5/17 & under. Ages 5 & up. Event details.

Fratello Marionettes & Asheba
Watch this marionette performance, interweaving three classic fables, “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Ugly Duckling.” Then listen to Asheba, a musical storyteller who specializes in calypso, sing songs ranging from original lullabies to up-tempo tunes to remakes of classics such as “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “You Are My Sunshine.” See and hear some classics in a new way! Sat., 11:00 am. Berkeley. $8/Advance. $9/Door. All ages. Event details.

Sugar Cone Café Anniversary Party
Sugar Cone Café, Kensington’s premier ice cream and dessert shop, invites you to celebrate their one year anniversary! There will be free entertainment and activities for all ages, featuring music by Blue Bone Express, art projects for kids by 4Cats Arts Studio, face painting, contests and raffle prizes! Enter their Create-Your-Own-Sundae or Float contest. That’s the cherry on top! Sun., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Kensington. Free. All ages. Event details.


Start a new tradition with your family by attending the 12th annual Lollypopalooza family concert.  Listen to Marin’s music makers Tim Cain, Miss Kitty, Christopher Smith and Cindy Cohen. They will also be accompanied by Peter Penhallow and the Dream Circle Band. Hear the keyboards, drum, and bass and dance, clap and sing along. It’s a music festival the whole family can rock out to!  Sat., 10:00 am & 12:00 pm. Tiburon. $8. Ages 3 – 8. Event details.

Acorns á la Carte
Give thanks for nature, and join artist and zoologist Ane Carla Rovetta for stories, drawings and a celebration of the beautiful trees around us. She will share acorn treats, toys and folktales to make you even more thankful for Marin’s amazing oaks!  Sun., 11:00 am – 11:45 am. Mill Valley. Free. All ages. Event details.


Blowin’ in the Wind Storytime
Spend story time with Jon Muth, comic book artist and children’s book illustrator, as he reads from his newest creation, Blowin’ in the Wind. This books incorporates his drawings, inspired by the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s famous tune, which become the book’s story. See if his imagery matches what you always imagined. And meet a real life book illustrator! Sat., 11:00 am. Menlo Park. Free.  Ages 0 – 8. Event details.

Put your princess dresses on, and go see Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Cinderella!” The Sequoia production lights up the stage with singing, dancing, creative effects and characters full of humor and life. Performances are November18 &19 at 7:00 pm and November 20 at 3:00 pm. Just make sure to be home before the clock strikes! Sun. 3:00 pm. Redwood City. $15/Adult. $10/Student & senior. All ages. Event details.