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What's Up This Weekend 01/28/22

This weekend we’re highlighting events and venues that are open for in-person fun. Enjoy children’s museums, amusement parks, art activities, cultural celebrations, nature adventures, and more!

Friday, January 28 Animal Feeding at Ardenwood – Fremont Entwined – San Francisco Family Storytime – San Carlos Free Telescope Viewing – Oakland Storytime at Crab Cove – Alameda

Saturday, January 29 Glowfari at Oakland Zoo – Oakland Glowfari is an unforgettable experience for all ages to enjoy! Featuring hundreds of larger-than-life glowing animal lanterns throughout the Zoo; and with all-new animals displays for 2021! Take a mile-long illuminated stroll through the Zoo and visit the desert with camels and bighorn sheep, have an African safari adventure with elephants, giraffes, and an 8-foot crocodile head, walk through the forests of Asia to meet red and giant pandas – and of course ride the gondola to the land of bugs featuring a 65-foot Queen Ant Tunnel!

Fun on the Farm – San Ramon Art Spark! – Santa Rosa Storytime Science for Kids – San Francisco Frozen 2 at the Village Theater – Danville Guided Coastal Walk – Santa Cruz Family Art Making – San Francisco Music, Dance, and Storytelling in the Garden – Oakland The Snow Queen – Palo Alto

Sunday, January 30 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – San Francisco Glow at The Exploratorium – San Francisco Lady Beetle Hike – Walnut Creek Tide Pool Exploration – Pescadero Circus Artist Bri Crabtree – Oakland Lunar New Year Storytelling – Virtual

Movies this weekend:

A Finnish student (Seidi Haarla) gets on the Moscow-Murmansk train, trying to escape her mysterious Moscow love. By chance, she has to share a long trip and a cramped compartment with a larger-than-life Russian miner (Yuriy Borisov),

Written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, "Shortbus" explores the lives of several characters living in present-day New York as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex. Male and female, straight and gay, the characters find one and other -- and eventually find themselves -- when they all converge at a weekly underground salon called "Shortbus," a mad nexus of art, music, politics, and polysexual carnality

Bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while re-evaluating her relationships with her family, friends and her view of the world. Moving away from her comfortable family routine, she starts taking chances with a series of quicksilver decisions that test her own boundaries and push her in new directions. As she spends more time with Mia (Maddie Ziegler), they grow closer, and Vada slowly redefines herself through their shared experiences, leading her further away from that day and closer to living her life in the now.

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