Kids Events January 2019

Silicon Valley

Ice Skating. Through Jan. 21. Enjoy ice skating at Central Park in Santa Clara through Jan. 21. $10 -15 per person. Santa Clara.

Storytime With Author of Bilingual Children’s Book. Jan. 12. Local author Samantha R. Vamos joins Books Inc. in Mountain View for a special Saturday Storytime celebrating her new bilingual picture book, The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung. FREE. Mountain View.

Bay Area Parent’s STEAM Fair. Jan. 19. Enjoy Bay Area Parent's fifth annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math festival featuring numerous exhibitors offering their curriculum, services and products. Visit the Bay Area Parent booth for a free tote bag and a chance to win cool prizes. Don't miss the chance to find enrichment opportunities, camps and other cool S.T.E.A.M. centered programs for your children. FREE. San Jose.

“Xicanx Biennial: Muxeres Rising.” Through March 10. MACLA's most visible and popular exhibition takes inventory of the critical edge and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art. A cross-generational survey of art by self-identified Xicanx woman. FREE. San Jose.

SF, Marin & Peninsula

*CuriOdyssey’s First Friday Family Night. January 4. Carry glowing lanterns through CuriOdyssey’s immense Redwood Hall to explore dazzling exhibits, dial a rainbow of pixelated colors, play inside a village of laser luminescence, dance with circles of spinning light and more. San Mateo. Included with admission $9.50-13.50.

Mochi Pounding. Jan. 12. Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make it delectably sweet rice cakes with lively music, energetic dance and traditional costumes at the Asian Art Museum. Paint a Year of the Boar charm and make a wish. Included with admission: $15 adults, $10 youth 13-17, under 13 FREE. San Francisco.

Chinese Lion Dancers. Jan. 19. Celebrate the Year of the Pig with a Chinese lion dance and martial arts performance. FREE. San Francisco.

Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show. Jan. 26-27. Dog lovers can marvel at more than 175 breeds, watch dog trials, attend a dog fashion show and learn about rescue organizations at this show. $19 general, $16 children 2-12, $59 family plan for two adults and two children. Daly City.

East Bay

$5 First Friday. Jan. 4. Come the first Fri. of each month to the Chabot Space & Science Center for hands-on activities and live demonstrations. 6-10pm. $5. Oakland.

Harlem Globetrotters. Jan. 12. Witness ball-handling wizardry and basketball artistry as this iconic team visits Oakland once again on its world tour. Join Globetrotter stars after the game when they stay for autographs, photographs and high-five sessions. 2 and 7pm. $25 and up. Oakland. 

ZooKids. Jan. 19. Animal lovers ages 4-5 can have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo with a mini tour, craft, games, animal close-up and a snack. Please register. 9:30am-12pm. $25-30. Oakland.

Parents' Night Out. Jan. 24. Bring your kids, ages 2-7, for supervised museum exploration and a cheese pizza dinner while you go out on the town. 5:30-9:30pm. $44 per child, $34 siblings. Berkeley.


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