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What's Up This Weekend - with Fonseca 05/05/23

Friday, May 5 The Song of the Nightingale a Musical Fairytale – Pleasanton When Mei Lin, an ambitious kitchen-maid, hears that the Emperor of China is searching for the Nightingale, the bird whose song brings hope to the people of the land, she offers to help find and capture the bird in exchange for a lofty promotion. However, Mei Lin soon learns that the Emperor is a foolish ruler who cannot see beyond the bird’s plain outer appearance. Song of the Nightingale is a magical, musical romp that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within.

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Saturday, May 6

Free Comic Book Day - Comic Book Stores MadSadGlad with the SF Symphony – San Francisco 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!

Blackfest 2023 – Stanford 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.

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Sunday, May 7 Family Day at Marin MOCA – Novato 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.

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Movies Coming Out This Week

  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. ...

  • Slava Ukraini. ...

  • Bupkis (series) ...

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

  • Love Again PG-13. ...

  • Double Life PG-13. ...

  • Johnny & Clyde. ...

  • Land of Gold.


Featured Events 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!

Asian and Pacific Islander Arts & Culture Festival – Alameda, May 20 Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with family, friends and Rhythmix Cultural Works at the new Bohol Circle Immigrant Park! Feel the resonant sounds of the kulintang from the Philippines and the vibrant stringed instruments of Vietnam. Experience hands-on art activities for youth and enjoy mouthwatering Asian and Pacific inspired foods available for purchase. Free! Bring the whole family. RSVP recommended.

The Song of the Nightingale a Musical Fairytale – Pleasanton, through May 14 When Mei Lin, an ambitious kitchen-maid, hears that the Emperor of China is searching for the Nightingale, the bird whose song brings hope to the people of the land, she offers to help find and capture the bird in exchange for a lofty promotion. However, Mei Lin soon learns that the Emperor is a foolish ruler who cannot see beyond the bird’s plain outer appearance. Song of the Nightingale is a magical, musical romp that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within.

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.

SF Jazz Family Matinee – San Francisco, May 20 Keepers of collective memories and combative voices of resistance, plena and bomba are centuries old traditions of Puerto Rican music and dance rooted in the African diasporic cultures of the Caribbean. In this interactive program, La Mixta evokes the spirit of bombazos and plenazos, community jams where song, drum and dance aim to unite, inspire and heal. Bring your dancing shoes and your singing voice to participate!

May 2023 Into the Woods – Palo Alto, through May 14 Penguins and Pajamas Sleepover – San Francisco, May 5 Cinco de Mayo Festival – San Francisco, May 5 The Wind in the Willows by PYT – Mountain View, May 5, 6 The Jungle Book by Playful People – San Jose, May 5-7 Hillside Festival – El Cerrito, May 6-7 San Jose Giants Fireworks – San Jose, May 5, 12 Cinderella – San Jose, May 5-14 Free Telescope Viewing at Chabot Space & Science Center – Oakland, May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26. 27 Music for Families – San Francisco, May 6 MakeArt Family Day – San Francisco, May 6 Art Festival at Jack London Square – Alameda, May 6 Storytime with Youth Science Institute – Los Gatos, May 6 Words in the Wild Storytime – Oakland, May 6 Habitot Mobile Children’s Museum – Oakland, May 6 Character Tea Party – Hayward, May 6 May Fete Parade – Palo Alto, May 6 Urban Ed Academy SMART+ Saturday Program – San Francisco, May 6, 13, 20, Planetarium Shows for Kids – Cupertino, May 6, 13 Bay Area Book Fest – San Francisco, May 6-7 Pollinator Hike – Walnut Creek, May 7 Family Day at Marin MOCA – Novato, May 7 Girls Crushing It Pop-Up Sale – Orinda, May 7 Free First Sunday at NUMU – Los Gatos, May 7 Robin Hood by Fantasy Forum – Walnut Creek, May 11-14 Stanford Pow Wow – Stanford, March 12-14 Blankets and Blockbusters – San Francisco, May 13 Brunch for the Wild Bunch – Oakland, May 13 BBQ Without Borders – Oakland, May 13 Second Saturday on the Farm – Watsonville, May 13 Scout-O-Rama – San Jose, May 13 Mother’s Day Tea Making Workshop – Oakland, May 13-14 Mother’s Day Brunch – Felton, May 14 Marine Science Sunday – Sausalito, May 14, 28 Contra Costa County Fair – Antioch, May 18-21 UniverSoul Circus – Oakland, May 18-June 4 SF Jazz Family Matinee – San Francisco, May 20 Ronald McDonald Oakland House Opening & Community Block Party – Oakland, May 20 Kids Night at the Museum – Santa Rosa, May 20 Tinkerfest – Oakland, May 20 Science Safari at Alum Rock Park – San Jose, May 20 Sleeping Beauty by New Ballet – San Jose, May 20, 21 Sunday Streets: Bayview – San Francisco, May 21 Storytellers’ Showcase – San Francisco, May 21 Into The Woods at Mountain Playhouse – Mill Valley, May 21-June 18 Becoming Robinhood – Berkeley, May 26-July 2 San Francisco Amateur Astronomers’ Star Parties – San Francisco, May 27 KidFest – Concord, May 27-29 San Ramon Art & Wind Festival – San Ramon, May 28, 29 48th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue – Muir Beach, May 29



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