Top Picks for Family Fun Around the Bay Area




Feed the elephants this weekend at the Oakland Zoo.

Silicon Valley 

Music is Magic Concert Series. July 26. Don’t miss children’s music performer Andy Z at this outdoor concert located at the Magical Bridge Playground. FREE. Palo Alto.

Aladdin, Jr. July 25-28. Presented by Peninsula Youth Theatre, this production based on the Disney movie features new songs from the hit Broadway musical. The performance is approximately 1 1/2 hours with no intermission and is appropriate for all ages. Mountain View.

Grease Sing-Along. Nothing says summer like being outside under the stars watching an outdoor movie. Enjoy a special sing-along presentation. Dress in your best 1950s outfit and come ready to sing. Saratoga.

Legally Blonde the Musical. July 26-Aug.4. Don't miss your favorite sorority sister as she takes on Harvard and the stage in this upbeat musical that will have you rocking in your seats. San Jose.

 

Marin , San Francisco and Peninsula 

Alphabet Rockers. July 26. Singer/songwriter Kaitlin McGaw and beatboxer/b-boy/rapper Tommy Shepherd make the world come alive through beats, rhymes, songs and dance. FREE. San Francisco. 

Alka Seltzer Rockets and Bubbleology. July 27. Blast off this summer by mixing your own rocket "fuel" to make it go boom! Plus, experiment with our bubble solution and try your hand at creating your own wand. Free. San Francisco.

Wildcare Courtyard. July 27. Visit animal ambassadors. There will be pool bird feeding at 10am and live animal presentations. FREE. San Rafael. 

The Magic of Disney and Pixar. July 28. The Golden Gate Park Band presents this concert at the Spreckels Bandshell. FREE. San Francisco. 

Stern Grove Festival Presents the San Francisco Ballet. July 28. A summer favorite returns when San Francisco Ballet performs a selection of highlights from their current repertory. San Francisco. FREE. 

 

East Bay

Feast for the Beasts. July 27. Place produce for elephants, hide seeds for baboons and spread snacks for sun bears at the Oakland Zoo. Over age 3 only, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Oakland.

Reptile Rally. July 27. Check out these creatures, which are resilient, remarkable and resplendent from the tip of their noses to the end of their tales. The Bay Area Herpetological Society and Bay Area Turtle and Tortoise Rescue will be sharing their amazing array of reptiles. Hayward.

Berkeley Kite Festival. July 27-28. Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying, including giant creature kites as big as houses. Kids will enjoy kite making and candy drops. Berkeley.

Big, The Musical. Though July 28. The classic ‘80s movie comes to life as a heartfelt musical in which 12-year-old Josh, who wishes to become “big,” must suddenly navigate the adult world. Berkeley.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Through Aug. 3. The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Rated PG. Livermore.

 

 

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