Top Picks for Family Fun Around the Bay Area




Silicon Valley

Fiddler On The Roof – May 21-26. A heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Multiple showtimes. $43 and up. San Jose. 

 

Smuin Presents "Dance Series 02" – May 23-26. Smuin concludes its quarter-century celebration with a smashing world premiere by master dancemaker Amy Seiwert, set to the empowering a cappella soundtrack of Oakland’s very own Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble. Multiple showtimes. $25-75. Mountain View.

 

Santa Cruz Memorial Day Remembrance – May 27. Join friends, neighbors, and local veterans at Evergreen Cemetery to commemorate Santa Cruz's 152nd Memorial Day. Listen to speakers, join the pop-up museum, and honor those who have or continue to serve our country. 11am. FREE. Santa Cruz.

 

Press Here, the Musical May 25-26. Colorful dots cavort and juggle onstage, while audience members take an ever-changing, magical journey with the actors. This original production is inspired by Hervé Tullet's award-winning picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity. Multiple showtimes. $24-28. Sunnyvale.

 

Marin, San Francisco & Peninsula

Memorial Day Luncheon – May 24. Remember those who have served or are serving in our nation's military. There will be music, guest speakers and opportunity drawings. 12pm. $10. Redwood City. 

 

San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company: Don Quixote Rides Again – May 25. Don Quixote is back! Following the success of the 2018 production ¿Dónde está Don Quixote? this company invites young audiences on another whimsical flamenco adventure. 2-3pm. $15. San Francisco.

 

Movie Night: Moana – May 25. Parents can take a night off and drop their kids off for a movie and popcorn. The event also includes arts and crafts, a singalong and a pizza party. 5:30-8:30pm. $45. San Francisco.

 

Mamma Mia! – Through May 26. Hillbarn Theatre closes its 2018–19 season with the crowd-favorite musical sensation, Mamma Mia! 2pm and 8pm. $35-50. Foster City. 

 

Coding for Kids – May 26. Learn how to code. Make your own video games. All materials provided. All ages welcome. Ten students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. 2pm. FREE. Redwood City. 

 

 East Bay 

Wii Wednesday – May 22. Play Smash Brothers, Wii Sports and more. Bring your friends. Feel free to bring your own Wii games. 3pm. FREE. San Pablo.

 

Seussical Kids – May 24-26. Performing Academy offers its own telling of the magical stories of Dr. Seuss. Running time 35-40 minutes with no intermission. Fri., May 24: 5pm and 7:30pm; Sat., May 25 and Sun., May 26: 2pm and 4:30pm. Check website for prices. Walnut Creek.

 

Celebrating Elephants Day – May 25. Join elephant keepers and learn about all-things elephant. Experience the once-in-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour the elephant barn and see an African elephant up close. Hourly tours begin at 10:30am and conclude at 3:30pm. $10 general, under 2 FREE, plus zoo admission: $24 adults, $20 ages 2-14. Oakland. 

 

Bay Area KidFest – May 25-27. Festivities include Alaskan racing pigs, BMX freestyle racing, Professor Smart’s Science Show, an inflatable slide and pirate ship, face painting, Dino Lake, balloons, a Ferris wheel, pony rides, food and more. Sat., May 25 and Sun., May 26: 10am-6pm; Mon., May 27: 10am-5pm. $6 per person with a canned food donation or $7 without, under 24 months FREE. Concord. 

 

San Ramon Art and Wind Festival – May 26-27. This event includes professional kite flyers, kite making, hot air balloons, carnival rides and arts and crafts for sale including painting, photography, jewelry, toys and more. 11am-6pm. FREE. San Ramon.

 

 

 

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