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What's Up This Weekend with Fonseca 05/03/24

Updated: May 3



Friday, May 3

First Friday Nights at CuriOdyssey ~ San MateoSwing into the weekend with live music, a food truck, animals and fun! On the first Friday of every month, from 5 PM until 8 PM, parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey.



Saturday, May 4

Celebrating “Star Wars: May the 4th be With You” and “National Free Comic Book Day” with youth-oriented author talks, family reading activities, arts, crafts, and STEAM activities, and free book giveaway.

Bring out the kids and friends to enjoy fun games, craft activities, face painting, bounce houses, and cultural and live stage performances for the community to enjoy. Admission is free and open to the public.

de Youngsters Day Out – San Francisco

Fun on the Farm – San Ramon

Birding at Vasona – Los Gatos

May The Fourth Stuff:


San Francisco Symphony: The Empire Strikes Back

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4. $98-$219, reservations recommended. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F. 415-864-6000. www.sfsymphony.org


Star Wars Skywalker Saga Marathon

“Use the force” to score tickets for a 20-plus hour movie marathon. The event, which begins the night of May 3, will include “Star Wars” trivia, character cosplay and a back-to-back screening of the nine episodes that make up the complete Skywalker film saga. 

For those with less time to devote, Larkspur’s elegant Lark Theater has a more abridged option, with a triple feature screening of the “Star Wars” saga’s episodes 4 through 6.Plus, this year marks the 25th anniversary of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” and fans can catch a screening at select local theaters through May 9. 

8 p.m. Friday, May 3. $90, reservations required. Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F. 415-549-5959. https://drafthouse.com


“Star Wars” Day at the Sun Gallery

Immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away with arts and craft activities, movie screenings, art instruction and more. Costumes encouraged.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Free-$20, reservations recommended. Sun Gallery, 1015 E St., Hayward. https://sungallery.org


S.F. Public Library: May the Fourth Activities

The library has family-friendly events scheduled to celebrate including “Star Wars”-focused parties and craft activities. 

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Free. At various S.F. Public Library branches. 415-557-4400. https://sfpl.org


25th Annual How Weird Street Faire: Star Weird Day (Postponed)

Costumes are a prerequisite for the annual “all things weird” street party, and this year the long-running, eclectic celebration has a “Star Wars”theme. It’s scheduled to include nine stages of live DJs and electronic music producers, dance space, live art making, exhibits and art vendors, a “How Weird Marketplace,” food and drinks and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit Immersive Learning Center, which provides STEAM educational opportunities for K-6 children in Vallejo. This event is postponed due to inclement weather forecast. It will now take place on June 22, pending city approval.

Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, May 4. $25-$45, reservations recommended. Howard and Second streets, S.F. https://howweird.org


May the Fourth Beer With You

Japantown San Jose will host a “Star Wars”-themed beer walk. Ticket includes unlimited beer samples and a custom glass. Proceeds benefit the Japantown Business Association and Cultural Society. 

1:30-5 p.m. Saturday, May 4. $55-$65, reservations recommended. Japantown, 195 E. Taylor St., San Jose. www.japantownsanjose.org



May the Fourth Be With You Pub Crawl

Sip on a Skywalker Sangria or a Darth Margarita and take a galactic journey to more than 10 venues with “Star Wars”-inspired drinks, party favors, decor, music and more. Costumes encouraged.

4-10 p.m. Saturday, May 4. $5-$35, reservations recommended. Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk St., S.F. https://crawlsf.com


“Star Wars” Outdoor Movie Night

Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket for a “Star Wars: Rogue One” screening. “Star Wars” characters will be onsite; costumes encouraged; dinner and movie treats available.

4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Free, reservations recommended. South Lawn, Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. www.rohnertparkchamber.org 


“Star Wars” Sip and Paint

Make art and friends at a social art class with step-by-step painting instructions for “Star Wars”-themed images. Drinks and refreshments available for purchase.

7 p.m. Saturday, May 4. $47-$90, reservations required. Wine and Design, 630 Fremont Ave., Los Altos. 650-880-7872. www.wineanddesign.com



“Star Wars” vs. “Star Trek” Square Dance

Will Captain Kirk or Luke Skywalker rule the cantina hoedown? Find out with a night of square dancing and live music featuring fiddler/caller Robin Fischer, musician/choreographer Evie Ladin and Skillet Licorice with multi-instrumentalist Elise Engelberg.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. $15-$20, reservations recommended. Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 510-525-5099. www.ashkenaz.com


May the Fourth Be With You: “Star Wars” Burlesque and Variety Show

North Bay Cabaret’s annual show features aliens, androids, queens and Jedis performing as part of an over-the-top “Star Wars”-themed program. The event is set to include a costume contest, photo booth, a DJ dance party straight out of Mos Eisley’s Cantina, interactive light-saber games and more. Performers scheduled include Jamie DeWolf, Kat Robichaud, Luma Jaguar, Bob Exothermal, Cybil Unrest, Frida Whales, Vixen the Forbidden Magician and others. 

8 p.m. Saturday, May 4. $29-$400, reservations recommended. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707-765-2121. www.northbayevents.com



Sunday, May 5

The El Cerrito Trail Trekkers are proud to host the tenth annual El Cerrito Hillside Festival in El Cerrito’s 100-acre gem, the Hillside Natural Area. There’s something for everyone at the festival, including guided, informative hikes about the geology, trees, edible and medicinal plants, birds, lichen, and El Cerrito history. Family-friendly events include a nature scavenger hunt, crafting from nature, art in the trees, and the ever-popular insect hike. People of all ages can learn how to use apps to identify flora and fauna or enter a haiku contest and hear the winners recite their poetry on a haiku hike.

See the full schedule at www.ectrailtrekkers.org

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