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What's Up This Weekend - with Fonseca 04/14/23





Saturday, April 15 Eggster Egg Hunt and Learning Festival – Berkeley The largest annual egg hunt and learning festival in the Bay Area. A fun, free educational event with activity booths, performances, and egg hunts to inspire young children.

Intertribal Dance Gathering – San Francisco Words in the Wild Storytime – Oakland Family Earth Day Festival – San Leandro Fun on the Farm – San Ramon Tri-Valley Innovation Fair – Pleasanton Youth Sustainability Fair – Palo Alto Astronomy Festival – Stanford Planetarium Shows for Kids – Cupertino Earth Day Fair – Sunnyvale

Golden State Warriors - San Francisco


Sunday, April 16 Giraffes Can’t Dance by Bay Area Children’s Theatre – Berkeley All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can’t seem to move without a clumsy step. But with the help of a wise cricket, he finds his own song, and dances to the beat of his own drum! In this stage adaptation of the beloved children’s book, with puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing, Gerald learns that his differences are what make him special.



This Weekend


  • Renfield (2023)

  • The Pope's Exorcist (2023)

  • Suzume (2023)

  • Mafia Mamma (2023)

  • Sweetwater (2023)

  • Nefarious (2023)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 20th Anniversary.

  • The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier (2023)



Featured Events BEan IN NATURE Spring Family Campout ~ Felton, April 21-23 Amazing Family Spring Camp out weekend! April 21-23rd. All age camp program and Adult classes: Raw Wool Crafting-Felting- Creating; Yoga All, Plants and Mushroom ID, Ninja Forest Games and Adventures, Fire by Friction, Shelter Building, Bird Sits, Campfire, Family Time, Hot Cocoa Theatre, Epic SAFE Night fun! Professional Outdoor Educators lead by inquiry and play-based, child-led, NatureLed teaching techniques. $75 off Savings thru April 15 +Refer friends=discounts! www.beaninnature.com

MadSadGlad with the SF Symphony – San Francisco, May 6 Share the joy of music with all your loved ones! Join the SF Symphony for a fun-filled Music for Families program that explores the many emotions that music can make us feel, just like magic! Conducted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, you’ll hear the Orchestra perform works that take us from stormy to joyful and everything in between—a fascinating musical journey for listeners ages 5–12 and longtime fans alike. Kids’ tickets are half off!

Urban Ed Academy SMART+ Saturday Program – San Francisco, April 15, 22 The Urban Ed Academy SMART+ Saturday Program is FREE and open to all middle school students. Programming will be held from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Wille L. Brown Jr. Middle School located in the Bay View area in San Francisco, CA. Children will participate in fun lessons and projects with the goal of helping them become their own entrepreneur. Children will also explore hands on/interactive STEAM activities and outdoor/PE time.

Eggster Egg Hunt and Learning Festival – Berkeley, April 15 The largest annual egg hunt and learning festival in the Bay Area. A fun, free educational event with activity booths, performances, and egg hunts to inspire young children.

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Bay Area Children’s Theatre – Berkeley, April 15 – June 4 All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can’t seem to move without a clumsy step. But with the help of a wise cricket, he finds his own song, and dances to the beat of his own drum! In this stage adaptation of the beloved children’s book, with puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing, Gerald learns that his differences are what make him special.

UnPeeled 2023: BANANAS Ultimate Children’s Event – Oakland, April 22 UnPeeled will be held atChildren’s Fairyland, the well-loved amusement park beside Lake Merritt! UnPeeled will feature performances by Emily Butterfly (puppeteer/storyteller), Grandpa Clyde (musician/performer), the BANANAS Youth Club Book Reading and more! Saturday, April 22 from 10 am – 1 pm. Admission to this event is free to the entire community.

Marine Science Sunday – Sausalito, April 23 Interactive presentations hosted by our award-winning educators feature multimedia, pictures, video and more to share the stories of amazing marine mammals and the Center’s efforts to ensure the health of these animals and our ocean.

Blackfest 2023 – Stanford, May 6 Blackfest is the largest free hip-hop event in the Bay Area, hosted by the Black Family Gathering Committee at Stanford University. The annual event provides a space for the Black community to come together. Blackfest features everything from food, clothing, and jewelry vendors to student artists, student dance performances, and more.

First Friday Nights at CuriOdyssey – San Mateo, May 6 On the first Friday of every month, from 5 pm until 8 pm, parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey. Swing into the weekend with live music, a food truck, animals and fun!

Family Day at Marin MOCA – Novato, May 7 This free program provides art-making opportunities to parents with their children. A fun and educational alternative to “screen time,” the program is taught by professional art instructors in a variety of media – from painting to mixed media to clay.

April 2023 – Also see Earth Day Events Spring Festival at Cal Academy – San Francisco, March 24-April 23 STEM Month at Moffett Park Museum – Mountain View, April 1-30 Penguins and Pajamas Sleepover – San Francisco, April 14 Free Telescope Viewing at Chabot Space & Science Center – Oakland, April 14, 15, 22, 22, 28, 29 Habitot Mobile Children’s Museum – San Leandro, April 15 Youth Sustainability Fair – Palo Alto, April 15 Earth Day Fair – Sunnyvale, April 15 Astronomy Festival – Stanford, April 15 Tri-Valley Innovation Fair – Pleasanton, April 15 Intertribal Dance Gathering – San Francisco, April 15 Words in the Wild Storytime – Oakland, April 15, 22, 30 Fun on the Farm – San Ramon, April 15, 22, 29 Planetarium Shows for Kids – Cupertino, April 15, 22, 29 Earth Month at Oakland Zoo – Oakland, April 15, 22, 29 Art for All Family Day – Stanford, April 16 San Jose Giants Fireworks – San Jose, April 21 Kids Night at the Museum – Santa Rosa, April 22 Love Our Earth Festival – Atherton, April 22 EarthFest at San Francisco Zoo – San Francisco, April 22 Earth and Arbor Day Festival – Cupertino, April 22 Earth Day – Milpitas, April 22 Pollinator Garden Tour – Palo Alto, April 22 Butter and Egg Days Parade & Festival – Petaluma, April 22 Kids Carnival at Hiller Aviation – San Carlos, April 23 Viva CalleSJ Open Streets – San Jose, April 23 Barnyard Boogie – Santa Rosa, April 25 School House Rock Live – San Jose, April 27-30 Into the Woods – Palo Alto, April 27-May 14 Anne of Green Gables – April 28 & 29 SF Jazz Family Matinee – San Francisco, April 29 San Francisco Kings Day – San Francisco, April 29 KQED Fest – San Francisco, April 29 Touch a Truck – Briones, April 29 San Francisco Amateur Astronomers’ Star Parties – San Francisco, April 29 Children of the Dragon – San Jose, April 29 The Princess and the Frog – Palo Alto, April 29, 30 Dream Machines – Half Moon Bay, April 30 Marine Lab Open House – Tiburon, April 30





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