Marin Family Weekend Fun for February 26, 27 & 28

February 26, 2016

mount burdell

Take a family hike on Mount Burdell in Novato this weekend.

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, February 26

  • Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson
    Sprout, San Francisco
    Friday, 10 am–5:30 pm
    Join renowned silhouette artist Karl Johnson at Sprout where he will be creating hand cut silhouette portraits for one day. Each silhouette takes just minutes and all ages are welcome! Please make one 5-minute appointment per person. Original silhouettes are $30. Payment is made at the event. Location: 1828 Union Street, San Francisco. For more info, call (415) 648-3954 or visit their website.
  • Disney On Ice Presents Frozen
    Oracle Arena, Oakland

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday, various times
    It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney On Ice presents Frozen Shows run from February 26–February 29. Tickets start at $20. Children 2 and up need tickets. Purchase tickets here. Location: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. To purchase tickets, visit their website.
  • PAAM Presents: Shrek the Musical
    Showcase Theate, San Rafael
    Friday and Saturday, 7 pm and Sunday, 1 pm

    Join PAAM for the magical and musical fairy tale adventure of Shrek, an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a talking donkey and a feisty princess with a secret. This musical production features performers ages 9 and up. PAAM’s Youth MainSTAGE Musical is the premier theater event for our student performers, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to create meaningful characters, build confidence onstage, and grow as young artists. Tickets: $24. Location: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. For more info and tickets, visit their website
  • Cabaret 2016: The Sound of Music
    Mill Valley Middle School
    Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 1 & 7:30 pm

    The annual Mill Valley Middle School Cabaret is an all-ages show featuring a cast and crew of approximately 100 students who auditioned to be singers, dancers, and actors; or applied to be stage managers, set designers, costume designers, makeup artists, lighting assistants, and sound assistants.  Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Tickets are available at the door only, and cost $15 for adults and $10 for children. Location: MVMS Gym, 425 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley. For more info, visit their website.

Saturday, February 27

  • Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
    Saturday, 9 am–2 pm

    Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, pasta, confections, olive oil, and brunch and lunch offerings! Kids can take a pony ride and visit the petting zoo (10 am–2 pm), try out some arts and crafts (9 am–2 pm) and listen to music (9:30–10:30 am). For more info, visit their website.
  • Spring Family Farm Days 2016
    Slide Ranch, Muir Beach
    Saturday, 10 am–2 pm

    Learn about the many birds who live at Slide Ranch, from the Great Horned Owls and beautiful hummingbirds to our own chickens and ducks. This program will also include milking our goats, activities in organic garden, and more. Cost: $25; children 2 and under are free. Location: Highway 1 (Shoreline Highway). For more info, visit their website.
  • Marin Theatre Company's The Little Mermaid
    Mill Valley
    Saturday, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm, Sunday, 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
    Dive right into the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale! Recommended for ages 5–8. Run time 35 minutes. Tickets: $18–$22. Purchase tickets here. Location: 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 388.5200 or visit their website.
  • Open House & French Market
    Lycee Francais de San Francisco, Sausalito
    Saturday, 11 am–3 pm
    Come for a brief presentation and tour of Lycée Français' new campus here in Marin, and stay for their first-ever French Market, with tasty treats, French vendors, music, and activities for kids! Location: 610 Colma Street, Sausalito. For more info, visit their website.
  • Kids' Concert: Alphabet Rockers
    Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
    Saturday, 11 am (doors open at 10:30 am)
    It’s time to lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate: Alphabet Rockers are bringing their brand new theatrical hip-hop concert, “The Playground Zone” to the Freight! The band amplifies important messages with songs addressing diversity and the impact each of us has in shaping our world. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door. Purchase tickets online here. Location: 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley. For more info, visit their website.
  • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Storytime
    Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera
    Saturday, 11 am
    Join us in celebrating the beloved Dr. Seuss's upcoming birthday (March 2). At this fun celebration you can pin the tail on Horton, decorate your own hat from Cat in the Hat and more. Featured titles include What Pet Should I Get? and The Cat in the Hat. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled storytime! Location: Corte Madera Town Center. For more info, visit their website.
  • Nike Missile Site Open House
    Marin Headlands, Sausalito
    Saturday, 12:30–3:30 pm

    Unique in the National Park Service, this restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site has intriguing stories to tell. Take a ranger-guided tour of this restored facility, and learn about its history from volunteers, many of whom served at sites like. Free. Read about our visit here. For more info, visit their website.
  • Microsoft Hour of Code
    Microsoft Store, The Village at Corte Madera
    Saturday, 1–2 pm

    In this workshop, students will learn how to code and play in their own gaming world, where creativity and problem-solving come together to make something all their own. Recommended for young developers ages 8+. Space is limited. Register online here. Location: 1640 Redwood Highway, Corte Madera. For more info, visit their website.
  • Super Space Party
    Marin City Library
    Saturday, 2–4 pm

    To kick-off our month-long STEAM events we are hosting a super space party! Snacks, games, and the opportunity to build your own edible space rover with candy. Location: 164 Donahue Street, Marin City. For more info, visit their website.
  • Raise a Glass Winter Wine Tasting
    Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael
    Saturday, 2–5 pm

    Come experience some local wines, live music and hors d'oeuveres at the Marinwood Community Center in San Rafael. There will be childcare available for kiddos 2–8 years old for $10/child. Location: 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
  • Novato Live Spring Concert
    City Hall, Downtown Novato
    Saturday, 6–8 pm

    Our free spring community concerts at Novato City Hall are back, and we are thrilled to present distinguished songwriter and entertainer Jerry Hannan.  Join us for these wonderful, free community concerts! Purchase beverages courtesy of Finnegan's Marin. Location: Novato City Hall, located at 901 Sherman Avenue. For more info, visit their website

Sunday, February 28

  • 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.
  • Drop-In Art Studio: Micro Art with the California Academy of Sciences
    Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
    Sunday, 10–11:30 am (doors open at 9:45 am)

    Science and art come together in this workshop in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences. Look through high-powered microscopes and make art inspired by your discoveries. Inspired by the photographs of Roman Vishniac. Free with museum admission; youth 18 and under always free. Location: 736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco. For more info, visit their website.
  • Zócalo: Family Day Fiesta & Mercado
    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
    Sunday, noon–4 pm
    With the opening of the new gallery exhibition, ¡Que Rico, Que Bueno!, the JCCSF will be hosting a free public celebration with a day of crafts, music, and food for the whole family. Make piñatas and papel picado; learning about printmaking and how to garnish Mexican street corn. In between crafting, savor culinary delights from local vendors, including tamales, paletas, and wine, while enjoying a special Ballet Folklorico performance! Free. No reservations needed. Location: 3200 California Street, San Francisco. For more info, visit their website.