Marin Weekend Family Events for March 1, 2 & 3
February 28, 2013Posted by pamela |
Here are our picks for great events and activities for children and families this weekend. Find more events for the whole week in Marin and beyond in our Family Events Calendar.
Friday, March 1
- Breakfast with Enzo
Sports Basement, San Francisco
Friday, 2 shows: 10 am & 11 am
Enzo Garcia plays guitar, banjo, accordion, musical saw, Jew's harp, enzotar, appalachian dulcimer, slide flute, percussion and more. Enzo has been performing his family music show, "Breakfast with Enzo," weekly in San Francisco for the past 8 years, Recommended for children 7 and under. Drop in any time. Cost: $5 per person; siblings under 7 months free. For more info, call (415) 652-2474 or visit his website.
- Free Performance: ODC/Dance
San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall has a free dance performance each month. presents ODC/Dance in Transit, choreographed by ODC Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson. This full-company work celebrates the chaotic pulse of our urban centers—where high and low technology exist side-by-side—walking, biking, and high-speed transit. For more info, visit their website.
- Anything Goes
142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley
Friday, 7:30 pm
142 Throckmorton Theatre's youth program presents a family production of Anything Goes. This age-old tale of boy-meets-girl, set aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. This classic show features the luscious music and lyrics of Cole Porter, and includes such classics as "Anything Goes", "You're the Top", and "I Get a Kick Out of You." Tickets: $18 general admission, $14 students, $30 reserved seating. For more info, call (415) 383-9600 or visit their website.
- The Secret Garden
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm, Sunday 3 pm
Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved children's classic comes to life as a fully staged opera in this collaboration between Cal Performances and the San Francisco Opera. Tickets start at $30; tickets for children ages 16 and under are half-price for all performances. Tickets for the Sunday, March 3 performance are 15% off for adults, too. Zellerbach Hall is located on the UC Berkeley Campus, off Bancroft Avenue between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street. For more information, visit their website.
Saturday, March 2
- Museums on Us
Saturday & Sunday
Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holders get free general admission on the first full weekend of every month. Present your card and a photo ID for admission (one free general admission per cardholder). Get full details here. Participating museums include the de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Children's Creativity Museum, and the Chabot Space & Science Center.
- Winter Bird Walk
Richardson Bay Audubon Center
Saturday, 8:30–10:30 am
Join us for a bird walk led by Kerry Wilcox, our Sanctuary Manager and experienced birder. We will view and learn about the waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds that visit the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary during the winter and spring. Beginner and advanced birders, and families welcome. Cost: $7 per participant. RSVP to (415) 388-2524. Location: 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon. For more info, visit their website.
- Marin Teen Girl Conference
Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael
Saturday, 9 am-2:30 pm
The Marin Teen Girl Conference is an annual conference that is designed to support our local Marin teenage girls in the 8th–12th grade to promote healthy body image, positive relationships, gaining confidence and making good choices throughout their difficult teenage years. There is a $15 admission fee and you must register beforehand in order to attend. The Embassy Suites Hotel is located at 3501 Civic Center Drive in San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
- The Great Baby Romp
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco
Saturday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
The Great Baby Romp is for babies, toddlers, and their parents to come together and experience some of San Francisco’s best enrichment programs, all in one place. Cost: $30 for adults ($20 additional adult) and $7 children. Location: 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco. For more info, visit their website.
- Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, arts & crafts and face painting from 10 am–2 pm. Enjoy storytelling from 9:30-10:30 am and live music from 11 am–2 pm. For more info, visit their website.
- Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
San Francisco Zoo
Saturday, 11 am–2 pm
Come meet the Cat in the Hat in person and have your picture taken with the famous feline, listen to celebrity guests like the Golden State Warrior Girls and others read beloved Dr. Seuss classics, learn fun facts about our animals from Seuss-themed Keeper Talks, and stop in to the San Francisco Library's BookMobile for a quick read,it will be parked in front of the Children's Zoo. Location: Wildlife Theater near the Children's Zoo. For more info, visit their website.
- Puppet Show for Preschoolers with Rebecah Freeling
Book Passage, Corte Madera
Saturday, 11 am
Master storyteller and early childhood educator Rebecah Freeling presents a magical puppet show for preschoolers featuring her original stories and tales drawn from folk and fairy tale traditions. Free. Book Passage is located at 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard in Corte Madera. For more information, visit their website.
- World on Stage: Presidio Dance
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Saturday, 11 am–noon
Presidio Dance Theatre takes audiences around the world and back with an assortment of classical and folk dances from all corners of the globe. This performance will feature an exciting cast of Presidio Dance Theatre's multi-generational International artists and outstanding youth artists. For ages 6 months and up. Members $7; General $17 (includes museum admission). For more info and tickets, visit their website.
- Ivy + Bean, the Musical
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am & 2 pm
Bring the family (ages 4 and up) to come meet quiet Ivy, who has amazing ideas, and outgoing Bean, who loves to put ideas into action. The mischievous heroines of the award-winning Ivy + Bean stories by local author Annie Barrows. Tickets: adults $20, child $25, seniors $17. You can purchase tickets here. For more info, call (510) 644-2020 or visit their website.
- San Francisco History Expo
The Old Mint, San Francisco
Saturday, 11 am–5 pm & Sunday, 11 am–4 pm
Celebrate San Francisco's history at the third annual San Francisco History Expo at the Old Mint. See re-enactors in period costume, paintings of Gold Rush-era San Francisco, rare historic coins, live performances, a vintage hook-and-ladder truck, and more. Refreshments will be for sale and food trucks will be on hand in the alley behind the Mint. Free admission. The Old Mint is located South of Market at 88 5th Street at Mission. For more information, visit their website.
- Oceans Aglow: Family Night Hike & Campfire
Saturday, 5:30–8 pm
Join us for a night hike to Rodeo Beach in search of bioluminescent plankton twinkling in the sand. Gather 'round the campfire with friends and family, sing songs, and roast s'mores by moonlight. All ages are welcome. Baby carriers are suggested for children 4 and under. Cost: $12 per person, pre-registration required. Please arrive promptly at the beginning of the program.Location: 1033 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito. For more info, visit their website.
Sunday, March 3
- Civic Center Farmers' Market
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael
Sunday, 8 am–1 pm
There's lots of organically grown produce, breads, eggs, and fresh cut flowers, as well as live music, bounce houses, and more. This farmers' market is a great one to take the kids to. It’s located in the main Civic Center parking lot. For more info, visit their website.
- Play Date in Muir Woods
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley
Sunday, 9–11:30 am
Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they’re not there. Bring your preschooler on an easy walk through the forest primeval in search of the "hidden" things in Muir Woods that are in plain view or under a rock. Learn ways to make nature discovery fun for kids! Suitable for families with kids 3–5 years old. Bring snack, lunch, and water. No wagons, roller skates, or scooters, please. Space is limited to 12 children. RSVP required; please call (415) 388-2596. For more info, visit their website.
- Beginning Birding
Marin Headlands, Rodeo Lagoon
Sunday, 9:30–11:30 am
Spring is back! Welcome our avian migrants back to the Marin Headlands. Join volunteer Jane Haley for an easy walk along Rodeo Lagoon to discover birds that visit us in passing through, and those that come here to nest. Meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center. Bring binoculars and field guides. For ages 8 and up; no pets. Limited to 15 people. For reservations, please call (415) 331-1540. For more info, visit their website.
- Sundays at the J!
Marin JCC, San Rafael
Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
Bring the family for a day of fun. Playtime in the gym, bounce house, and tumbling for families with children 6 and under, art time, library time in the Lefferts Jewish Community Library, and sports and recreation for families with children 7+. Family-friendly fare is available at the café. Adult supervision is required for kids 9 and under. Drop-in charge per person. Location: 200 N San Pedro Road in San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
- Storytime with Christopher Smith
Book Passage Corte Madera
Sunday at 11 am
Acoustic multi-instrumentalist Smith crafts story songs that aim for the heart. He is especially popular with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. However, all ages (including adults) love him. The Book Passage is located at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. in Corte Madera. For more info, call (415) 927-0960 or visit their website.
- Kids Yoga and Music Concert with Kira Willey
Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center
Sunday, 12:30–3 pm
Move and groove with Kira Willey, an award-winning kids yoga instructor and musician. Join Kira for musical yoga for kids at 12:30 pm: an active, musical parent/child class packed with yoga poses, songs, movement, imaginative play, age-appropriate props, and relaxation. No yoga experience necessary. Ideal for ages 2–8 with parent–other family members are welcome! Music starts at 1:30 pm. Bring a canned good for the Marin Food Bank for free admission. Cost: yoga class $15 and concert $5 per child without can. Location: 25 Tamalpais Avenue, San Anselmo. For more info, call (415) 785-3173 or visit their website.
- Cavalcade of Stars: A Musical Extravaganza
Showcase Theater, Marin Center
Sunday, 2 pm
Join music teacher and San Francisco Opera singer Frederick Matthews and some of San Francisco's finest performers in this benefit for Coleman Elementary School's music program. The show features Broadway hits, opera, orchestra, balley, flamenco dancers, special performances by Marin Dance Theater, and more. Tickets: adults $45, children 5–15 $25. Reserve tickets by calling the Marin Center Box office at (415) 499-6800 or visiting the school office.
- Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble: Family Concert & Dance Party
Dance Palace Community Center, Pt. Reyes
Sunday, 4 pm
Celebrating the release of their new family music CD, I Like Everything About You (Yes I Do!). Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, $6 youth. Location: 503 B Street, downtown Point Reyes. For more info, call (415) 663-1075 or visit their website.
- Cafe Marinwood featuring Dana Falconberry
Marinwood Community Center
Sunday, 4-6 pm
The Café Marinwood series continues this Sunday March 3rd, and this time features the beautiful original music of Dana Falconberry! Dana is on tour from Austin, TX with her band and will play in the Marinwood Community Center's main hall for an all-ages afternoon concert. Check out her music at:http://danafalconberry.tumblr.com/ "> http://danafalconberry.tumblr.com/ and then come by to see her play in this intimate setting. Feel free to BYOB and just $15/ea. Cash at the door to join in (kids 16 and under free!) Please email any questions to:email@example.com"> firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 479-0775 or visit their website.