Happy Birds at Hiller Aviation Museum (San Carlos)
Aug
21
11:00 AM11:00

Happy Birds at Hiller Aviation Museum (San Carlos)

Join a feathered frenzy with the Happy Birds!  This elite team of parrots, macaws and cockatoos takes wing for a dazzling performance featuring wild and trained behaviors of all sorts.  Arrive early for best seating and take flight on the wild side with these popular parrots and their friends.

These avian performers have been featured on The Tonight Show, Pet Star and The Ellen Show. Their repertoire includes: animal impersonations, singing opera, crying like a baby, and even a song called Clementine!

You will see fantastic birds showing incredible skills, including:

  • RIDING A BIKE

  • THE SHELL GAME

  • RIDING A SCOOTER

  • TALKING AND SINGING SONGS

  • PLAYING BASKETBALL

  • ANIMAL IMPERSONATIONS

  • RAISING THE FLAG

  • 360 DEGREE SWING

  • SKATEBOARDING

  • FLYING TRICKS

  • OPENING DRINKS

  • AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

  • AND MUCH MORE!

Show begins at 11am

Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

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Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)

very Thursday Evening; May 23 through September 19 (except July 4)
5 to 9 pm on the 
Main Parade Ground, near the Presidio Visitor Center
Get to the Presidio on the free 
PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle OR Public Transit

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it's better than ever! This year, San Francisco's largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors (see below for a partial list). New this year are lantern-lit communal lawn domes (available to all on a first-come, first-served basis) that offer park visitors a cozy place to enjoy a meal, and bring added comfort to the event's unique "picnic at dusk" atmosphere. This event is a great way to kick off your weekend – so grab your blanket, bundle up, and enjoy fire-pits on the lawn, yoga at dusk, live music under the stars, and the Presidio's unbeatable views. Presidio Twilight is presented by the Presidio Trust in partnership withOff the Grid Markets.

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33RD ANNUAL SUMMER JAZZ SERIES at Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto)
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

33RD ANNUAL SUMMER JAZZ SERIES at Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto)

Where : Courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel 
Date    : June 20 - August 22
Time    : 6-7:30PM

Come join us for a free outdoor concert series. The Summer Jazz series showcases a variety of jazz musicians and local favorites performing every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. between June 20 and August 22 in the courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel. Bring your blankets, chairs and enjoy!

Summer Jazz Line up
7/11/19 : Destiny Muhammad 
7/18/19 : Mino Yanci 
7/25/19 : Avi Wisnia 
8/1/19   : Makrú  
8/8/19   : Stymie & the PJLO 
8/15/19 : Aki Kumar 
8/22/19 : Barrio Manouche 

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Movies on the Square: Forest Gump
Aug
22
8:30 PM20:30

Movies on the Square: Forest Gump

Thursday Evenings at Sundown
June 6-August 29, 2019
Courthouse Square

Enjoy Downtown Redwood City on Courthouse Square by bringing the family out to a FREE movie! The summer experience will be enhanced with a showing of 12 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45pm). Come early for the best seats (a limited number of chairs and tables are available).

Experience Redwood City’s high definition surround sound 25’ outdoor theater! Movies are shown in high definition Blu-Ray and Surround sound when available. Bring your blankets and pick up take-out food from the nearby wonderful restaurants! We also have a small snack bar on site serving up popcorn, candy, and water.

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FREE Entrance Every Friday to Ardenwood Historic Farm
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Entrance Every Friday to Ardenwood Historic Farm

Help with farm chores, ride the train, and tour the Victorian farmhouse. Taste farm-baked cookies from our outdoor wood stove, try your skills at old-time games and visit the goats, sheep, chickens and bunnies. * Check the schedule before going

Entry fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December to celebrate the Park District's 85th Anniversary on non-event days.

We always recommend you confirm details before attending.

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DreamWorks Trolls Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco)
Aug
23
to Aug 24

DreamWorks Trolls Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco)

DreamWorks Animation Trolls will be dancing up to the Fairmont San Francisco this summer to provide festive offerings for the entire family! 

Each participating guest will also receive a DreamWorks Trolls Hair Huggers collectable toy (while supplies last).

Offered in the famed Laurel Court Restaurant, the delectably colorful menu will feature Mr. Dinkles eclairs, Cloud Guy crunch meringue, Poppy & Branch cupcakes, cookies, and mango flowers. Savory dishes include honey glazed ham & cheese, compressed cucumber, triple decker, Vol au vent filled with Poppy & Branch mushrooms, DJ Suki egg salad, and Cooper smoked salmon sandwiches.

Children can also enjoy DreamWorks Trolls themed activities along with Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea!

Availability
Fridays & Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:30pm
June 14, 2019 – September 1, 2019

$69.00 per guest (+ tax & gratuity)

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Friday Nights at OMCA
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Nights at OMCA

Every Friday night, 5–10 pm
Bars accept cash and credit. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights at OMCA with after-hours Museum access, Off the Grid food trucks, beer, wine, music, and more! 

  • After-hours gallery access.

  • Marketplace at OMCA: local makers selling handcrafted works and art.

  • Music, DJs, acoustic sets, and dance lessons.

  • A rotating list of Off The Grid food trucks and featured artists.

  • Family fun at Friday Nights: every Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm, features free hands-on art workshops for all ages, and select Fridays feature storytime with the Oakland Public Library from 6 to 6:30 pm.

    Reservations: Need a place to sit with your full party during Friday Nights at OMCA? Reserve a picnic table where your group can gather to join all the fun! If you're planning an even bigger bash, you can now book the Blue Oak café through OMCA's Event Services department as a private party lounge—it's perfect for personal and professional gatherings alike.

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Llama Llama Red Pajama, the Musical (San Francisco)
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Llama Llama Red Pajama, the Musical (San Francisco)

  • Bay Area Children's Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In San Francisco until 8/25/19

It's been a big first day of school, and Llama's happy to be home and wearing his favorite red pajamas. After his bedtime story, Mama Llama tucks him in and pops downstairs. Llama’s toys try to help him relax, but he’s too wiggly. He needs a drink of water. But where did Mama Llama go? Why isn't she coming? Our original, world-premiere musical will have everyone doing the Bedtime Dance!

Recommended for ages 3 and up

Running time: 1 hour, no intermission

Tickets times for 10:30, 1:00 and 4:00

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Slumber with the Stars, Adult only 21+ Overnight at Chabot Space and Science Center
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Slumber with the Stars, Adult only 21+ Overnight at Chabot Space and Science Center

  • Chabot Space and Science Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Slumber with the Stars  
Highly Mixological After Party (Adult Participants, 21 yrs+)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
6:00pm – 9am
$85, $75 Members

Come for the party and stay for the night the night. In addition to an all access pass to the popular Highly Mixological party that evening, you’ll have exclusive time to our tinkering/ making lounge for hands-on DIY fun, dining and entertainment. After the party ends, enjoy a private showing of the laser light show, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. After the party ends, camp out under the starry skies near the redwood forest or one of our indoor astronomical exhibitions. Rise early for a hot breakfast and optional morning hike.

Limited first-come-first-serve sleeping cots are available. Advance ticket required. 

Your overnight experience includes: 

    Dinner & Breakfast (includes vegetarian options)
    Planetarium shows
    Exhibits
    Activities
    Telescope viewing (weather permitting) 

Admission: $85 per person (includes dinner and breakfast)

Member Discount: $10 off per member. The member discount is limited to participants from the same household. 

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Hair Salon Spectacular (American Doll Store in Palo Alto)
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Hair Salon Spectacular (American Doll Store in Palo Alto)

Your girl will learn how to create a special ’do, Blaire's Braids with a Twist on her Blaire doll or any favorite American Girl doll, as well as other tips and tricks for doll hair. Girls will also receive a special Blaire doll tee from our “Create Your Own” line, made specially for this event, to take home!

$25.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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American Girl Book Club (Palo Alto)
Aug
26
4:30 PM16:30

American Girl Book Club (Palo Alto)

Your bookworm will love taking part in this fun book club! We’ll have a “book chat” where girls may share their thoughts on our American Girl books. This event will highlight the first book in the Julie Albright series, The Big Break: A Julie Classic 1. After the discussion, girls will take part in a fun craft. The book discussion is for girls ages 8 and up. The event is free, but space is limited.

Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)

very Thursday Evening; May 23 through September 19 (except July 4)
5 to 9 pm on the 
Main Parade Ground, near the Presidio Visitor Center
Get to the Presidio on the free 
PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle OR Public Transit

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it's better than ever! This year, San Francisco's largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors (see below for a partial list). New this year are lantern-lit communal lawn domes (available to all on a first-come, first-served basis) that offer park visitors a cozy place to enjoy a meal, and bring added comfort to the event's unique "picnic at dusk" atmosphere. This event is a great way to kick off your weekend – so grab your blanket, bundle up, and enjoy fire-pits on the lawn, yoga at dusk, live music under the stars, and the Presidio's unbeatable views. Presidio Twilight is presented by the Presidio Trust in partnership withOff the Grid Markets.

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Movies on the Square: Captain Marvel
Aug
29
8:30 PM20:30

Movies on the Square: Captain Marvel

Thursday Evenings at Sundown
June 6-August 29, 2019
Courthouse Square

Enjoy Downtown Redwood City on Courthouse Square by bringing the family out to a FREE movie! The summer experience will be enhanced with a showing of 12 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45pm). Come early for the best seats (a limited number of chairs and tables are available).

Experience Redwood City’s high definition surround sound 25’ outdoor theater! Movies are shown in high definition Blu-Ray and Surround sound when available. Bring your blankets and pick up take-out food from the nearby wonderful restaurants! We also have a small snack bar on site serving up popcorn, candy, and water.

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The World's Biggest Bounce House (Santa Rosa)
Aug
30
to Sep 1

The World's Biggest Bounce House (Santa Rosa)

  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Big Bounce America is the largest touring inflatable event in the entire world! We’ve created an action-packed day out suitable for all ages and featuring some of the most unique and exciting custom-built inflatable attractions ever built. We have the world largest bounce house (Guinness certified!), we have a 900ft long inflatable obstacle course we have a giant maze and we have slides, ball pits and climbing walls galore!

With every bounce there’s a whole new experience to be shared and down every slide a new adventure for you, your friends and your family to be a part of.

Sneakers off, party on at the awesome, Big Bounce America!

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FREE Entrance Every Friday to Ardenwood Historic Farm
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Entrance Every Friday to Ardenwood Historic Farm

Help with farm chores, ride the train, and tour the Victorian farmhouse. Taste farm-baked cookies from our outdoor wood stove, try your skills at old-time games and visit the goats, sheep, chickens and bunnies. * Check the schedule before going

Entry fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December to celebrate the Park District's 85th Anniversary on non-event days.

We always recommend you confirm details before attending.

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DreamWorks Trolls Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco)
Aug
30
to Aug 31

DreamWorks Trolls Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco)

DreamWorks Animation Trolls will be dancing up to the Fairmont San Francisco this summer to provide festive offerings for the entire family! 

Each participating guest will also receive a DreamWorks Trolls Hair Huggers collectable toy (while supplies last).

Offered in the famed Laurel Court Restaurant, the delectably colorful menu will feature Mr. Dinkles eclairs, Cloud Guy crunch meringue, Poppy & Branch cupcakes, cookies, and mango flowers. Savory dishes include honey glazed ham & cheese, compressed cucumber, triple decker, Vol au vent filled with Poppy & Branch mushrooms, DJ Suki egg salad, and Cooper smoked salmon sandwiches.

Children can also enjoy DreamWorks Trolls themed activities along with Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea!

Availability
Fridays & Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:30pm
June 14, 2019 – September 1, 2019

$69.00 per guest (+ tax & gratuity)

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Friday Nights at OMCA
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Nights at OMCA

Every Friday night, 5–10 pm
Bars accept cash and credit. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights at OMCA with after-hours Museum access, Off the Grid food trucks, beer, wine, music, and more! 

  • After-hours gallery access.

  • Marketplace at OMCA: local makers selling handcrafted works and art.

  • Music, DJs, acoustic sets, and dance lessons.

  • A rotating list of Off The Grid food trucks and featured artists.

  • Family fun at Friday Nights: every Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm, features free hands-on art workshops for all ages, and select Fridays feature storytime with the Oakland Public Library from 6 to 6:30 pm.

    Reservations: Need a place to sit with your full party during Friday Nights at OMCA? Reserve a picnic table where your group can gather to join all the fun! If you're planning an even bigger bash, you can now book the Blue Oak café through OMCA's Event Services department as a private party lounge—it's perfect for personal and professional gatherings alike.

View Event →
Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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American Girl Book Club (Palo Alto)
Sep
1
4:30 PM16:30

American Girl Book Club (Palo Alto)

Your bookworm will love taking part in this fun book club! We’ll have a “book chat” where girls may share their thoughts on our American Girl books. This event will highlight the first book in the Julie Albright series, The Big Break: A Julie Classic 1. After the discussion, girls will take part in a fun craft. The book discussion is for girls ages 8 and up. The event is free, but space is limited.

Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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De Young Museum FREE Day!
Sep
3
9:30 AM09:30

De Young Museum FREE Day!

Free Tuesdays for All

General admission is free the first Tuesday of every month.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.

  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.

  • Free admission may be redeemed by visiting the Ticketing and Membership Desks.

  • This program will not be offered during Bouquets to Art (June 4–9, 2019).

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Blaire's Cookie-Decorating at American Doll Store (Palo Alto)
Sep
3
3:00 PM15:00

Blaire's Cookie-Decorating at American Doll Store (Palo Alto)

Come celebrate the sunny spirit of our newest character at a very sweet event! Blaire Wilson™, our newest Girl of the Year™, loves watching things grow on her family’s farm and cherishes her animal friends as much as her human ones. At this event, girls will use their creative flair to decorate cookies shaped like a flower, chick, and pig, all of them representing part of Blaire’s story. We’ll provide to-go boxes to take home the finished products.

$8.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Pizza and Painting Event (Palo Alto)
Sep
5
4:00 PM16:00

American Girl Pizza and Painting Event (Palo Alto)

Join us for a special night, where unforgettable art and memories are only a brush stroke away for your girl! This event starts with pizza in our Party Room area. Then girls will be led by an instructor for an hour long painting class inspired by one of our BeForever characters.

$20.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.(gratuity not included). Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up, however, if your child is younger than 8 and you feel like they are mature enough to participate, you can sign them up.

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Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)

very Thursday Evening; May 23 through September 19 (except July 4)
5 to 9 pm on the 
Main Parade Ground, near the Presidio Visitor Center
Get to the Presidio on the free 
PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle OR Public Transit

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it's better than ever! This year, San Francisco's largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors (see below for a partial list). New this year are lantern-lit communal lawn domes (available to all on a first-come, first-served basis) that offer park visitors a cozy place to enjoy a meal, and bring added comfort to the event's unique "picnic at dusk" atmosphere. This event is a great way to kick off your weekend – so grab your blanket, bundle up, and enjoy fire-pits on the lawn, yoga at dusk, live music under the stars, and the Presidio's unbeatable views. Presidio Twilight is presented by the Presidio Trust in partnership withOff the Grid Markets.

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The World's Biggest Bounce House (Oakland)
Sep
6
to Sep 8

The World's Biggest Bounce House (Oakland)

  • The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Big Bounce America is the largest touring inflatable event in the entire world! We’ve created an action-packed day out suitable for all ages and featuring some of the most unique and exciting custom-built inflatable attractions ever built. We have the world largest bounce house (Guinness certified!), we have a 900ft long inflatable obstacle course we have a giant maze and we have slides, ball pits and climbing walls galore!

With every bounce there’s a whole new experience to be shared and down every slide a new adventure for you, your friends and your family to be a part of.

Sneakers off, party on at the awesome, Big Bounce America!

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MakeArt Family Day @Museum of Craft and Design
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

MakeArt Family Day @Museum of Craft and Design

Happening on the first Saturday of every month, the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt Family Days are half-day-long events designed for visitors of all ages featuring tactile materials introductions for toddlers, guided activities for kids and in-gallery hands-on opportunities for the whole family.  

$8 General Admission, Free for children under 12

This month, delve into themes and materials of the “Material Domestication”exhibition! Guest instructors from Green Art Workshop will be teaching about the role textiles have played in women’s history through the art of embroidery. Embedded in each intricate stitch are stories of social activism and personal expression. Using found fabrics and thread, visitors can practice needlework techniques by creating a sampler and begin making a piece that tells their story. Visitors can explore exhibition artist Nathan Craven’s process of creating ceramic by using a series of clay extruders, including ones you can design yourself! All activities are free with admission.


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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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FREE Second Sunday Family Day at The Cantor Arts Center (Stanford University)
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

FREE Second Sunday Family Day at The Cantor Arts Center (Stanford University)

he Anderson Collection offers family activities every Second Sunday of the month in collaboration with the Cantor Arts Center! The museum offers short family focused museum tours at 12:30pm, hands-on art activities outside and inside, and Art Boxes to check out for drawing in the galleries.

SECOND SUNDAY is a free, family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art-making and gallery adventures designed for visitors of all ages. Everyone is welcome!

Second Sunday occurs on the second Sunday of each month from 11AM – 4PM. No registration, no waitlists, and every family can design their own museum experience. Activity menus with a museum map are available at the main entrance.

Spotlights – Explore objects through close looking and conversation with a docent in

the galleries. Spotlights emphasize the role of adults as learning partners with

children and inspires the art-making taking place in the Studio.

Drop-in Studio - a place to experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in

a hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless

of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to participate.

Registration is not required and visitors can work at their own pace.

Art Packs –  an Art Pack includes themed activities for visitors of all

ages and materials for independent sketching in the galleries.

Storytime features books related to the art theme of the day.


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San Francisco Botanical Garden FREE Day!
Sep
10
7:30 AM07:30

San Francisco Botanical Garden FREE Day!

Garden Free Days:

  • Daily: 7:30–9 a.m.  (enter via the Main Gate)

  • Second Tuesday of every month

  • Select holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day

Hours:

The Garden is open daily, starting at 7:30 a.m.

The Garden closes one hour after the last entry, which is the following:

Fall & Winter Last Entry:

  • October – early November: 5 p.m.

  • 1st Sunday in November – January: 4 p.m.

  • February – 2nd Saturday in March: 5 p.m.

Spring & Summer Last Entry:

  • 2nd Sunday in March – September: 6 p.m.

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Blaire's Cookie-Decorating at American Doll Store (Palo Alto)
Sep
10
3:00 PM15:00

Blaire's Cookie-Decorating at American Doll Store (Palo Alto)

Come celebrate the sunny spirit of our newest character at a very sweet event! Blaire Wilson™, our newest Girl of the Year™, loves watching things grow on her family’s farm and cherishes her animal friends as much as her human ones. At this event, girls will use their creative flair to decorate cookies shaped like a flower, chick, and pig, all of them representing part of Blaire’s story. We’ll provide to-go boxes to take home the finished products.

$8.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

View Event →
American Girl Pizza and Painting Event (Palo Alto)
Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

American Girl Pizza and Painting Event (Palo Alto)

Join us for a special night, where unforgettable art and memories are only a brush stroke away for your girl! This event starts with pizza in our Party Room area. Then girls will be led by an instructor for an hour long painting class inspired by one of our BeForever characters.

$20.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.(gratuity not included). Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up, however, if your child is younger than 8 and you feel like they are mature enough to participate, you can sign them up.

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Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)

very Thursday Evening; May 23 through September 19 (except July 4)
5 to 9 pm on the 
Main Parade Ground, near the Presidio Visitor Center
Get to the Presidio on the free 
PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle OR Public Transit

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it's better than ever! This year, San Francisco's largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors (see below for a partial list). New this year are lantern-lit communal lawn domes (available to all on a first-come, first-served basis) that offer park visitors a cozy place to enjoy a meal, and bring added comfort to the event's unique "picnic at dusk" atmosphere. This event is a great way to kick off your weekend – so grab your blanket, bundle up, and enjoy fire-pits on the lawn, yoga at dusk, live music under the stars, and the Presidio's unbeatable views. Presidio Twilight is presented by the Presidio Trust in partnership withOff the Grid Markets.

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Hair Salon Spectacular (American Doll Store in Palo Alto)
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hair Salon Spectacular (American Doll Store in Palo Alto)

Your girl will learn how to create a special ’do, Blaire's Braids with a Twist on her Blaire doll or any favorite American Girl doll, as well as other tips and tricks for doll hair. Girls will also receive a special Blaire doll tee from our “Create Your Own” line, made specially for this event, to take home!

$25.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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Community Day at Curiodyssey! (San Mateo)
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Community Day at Curiodyssey! (San Mateo)

Explore science and meet native California animals! CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey. Vehicle entrance fee for Coyote Point Park is $6 per car.

Please be aware that Community Days are typically crowded in the morning and early afternoon. If you’d like to avoid the crowd, consider coming later in the day.

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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
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Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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De Young Museum FREE Day!
Oct
1
9:30 AM09:30

De Young Museum FREE Day!

Free Tuesdays for All

General admission is free the first Tuesday of every month.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.

  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.

  • Free admission may be redeemed by visiting the Ticketing and Membership Desks.

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MakeArt Family Day @Museum of Craft and Design
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

MakeArt Family Day @Museum of Craft and Design

Happening on the first Saturday of every month, the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt Family Days are half-day-long events designed for visitors of all ages featuring tactile materials introductions for toddlers, guided activities for kids and in-gallery hands-on opportunities for the whole family.  

$8 General Admission, Free for children under 12

This month, delve into themes and materials of the “Material Domestication”exhibition! Guest instructors from Green Art Workshop will be teaching about the role textiles have played in women’s history through the art of embroidery. Embedded in each intricate stitch are stories of social activism and personal expression. Using found fabrics and thread, visitors can practice needlework techniques by creating a sampler and begin making a piece that tells their story. Visitors can explore exhibition artist Nathan Craven’s process of creating ceramic by using a series of clay extruders, including ones you can design yourself! All activities are free with admission.


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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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Zoppé Family Circus (Redwood City)
Oct
11
to Nov 3

Zoppé Family Circus (Redwood City)

The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into an authentic one-ring circus tent, which honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. Starring Nino the clown, and featuring his son Julien, the circus is propelled by a central story (as opposed to individual acts) that showcases acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. The Circus evokes something from a picture book: the clown, the trapeze, the dancing dogs, the ring and the tent, created to be reminiscent of the one-ring European family circuses of the last century and will thrill and amaze children and adults alike with its breathtaking stunts and astonishing acrobatics.


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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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FREE Halloween Spooktacular at American Girl (Palo Alto)
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

FREE Halloween Spooktacular at American Girl (Palo Alto)

Calling all ghouls and their mummies: you’re invited to celebrate Halloween at American Girl! Girls who visit our store in costume will receive a sweet treat (while supplies last). Plus, they can take part in a fun Halloween Boo Box craft and pose for a photo op. This is a free event.

For girls ages 3 and up.

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De Young Museum FREE Day!
Nov
5
9:30 AM09:30

De Young Museum FREE Day!

Free Tuesdays for All

General admission is free the first Tuesday of every month.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.

  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.

  • Free admission may be redeemed by visiting the Ticketing and Membership Desks.

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MAGIC LANTERN 3-D LIGHT SHOW
Aug
20
8:30 PM20:30

MAGIC LANTERN 3-D LIGHT SHOW

Experience the Redwood City Improvement Association's 3-D video mapping light show held every Tuesday evening! The Magic Lantern 3-D Light Show is designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa, and projects weekly onto the San Mateo County History Museum. The new Magic Lantern projection-mapping spectacle brings Redwood City’s past and present into the future.

The Magic Lantern 3-D Show will cover the San Mateo County History Museum with an array of colorful lights taking viewers on an abstract adventure. The 15-minute show is free and family-friendly!

*Shows may be cancelled unexpectedly due to weather. 

Shows are for all ages and are approximately 15 minutes in length.

Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City, 94063map

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Blaire's Cookie-Decorating at American Doll Store (Palo Alto)
Aug
20
3:00 PM15:00

Blaire's Cookie-Decorating at American Doll Store (Palo Alto)

Come celebrate the sunny spirit of our newest character at a very sweet event! Blaire Wilson™, our newest Girl of the Year™, loves watching things grow on her family’s farm and cherishes her animal friends as much as her human ones. At this event, girls will use their creative flair to decorate cookies shaped like a flower, chick, and pig, all of them representing part of Blaire’s story. We’ll provide to-go boxes to take home the finished products.

$8.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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KIDRAGEOUS SUPER FUN RUN (Santana Row in San Jose)
Aug
18
8:30 AM08:30

KIDRAGEOUS SUPER FUN RUN (Santana Row in San Jose)

Become a superhero at the 3rd Annual Kidrageous Super Fun Run benefitting Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Services on Sunday, August 18th from 8:30am-Noon.

Start your day with superhero snacks and a yoga warm-up before you secure your red superhero cape. Run alongside real superheroes as you unleash your super powers. Before and after the race, enjoy music, magic from the Surfing Magician, kids’ arts & crafts tables, face painting, and much more!

Learn more and register for this event, click here

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Llama Llama Red Pajama, the Musical (San Francisco)
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Llama Llama Red Pajama, the Musical (San Francisco)

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In San Francisco until 8/25/19

It's been a big first day of school, and Llama's happy to be home and wearing his favorite red pajamas. After his bedtime story, Mama Llama tucks him in and pops downstairs. Llama’s toys try to help him relax, but he’s too wiggly. He needs a drink of water. But where did Mama Llama go? Why isn't she coming? Our original, world-premiere musical will have everyone doing the Bedtime Dance!

Recommended for ages 3 and up

Running time: 1 hour, no intermission

Tickets times for 10:30, 1:00 and 4:00

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Gravenstein Apple Fair
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Gravenstein Apple Fair

The  Gravenstein Apple Fair is held under the shade of majestic oaks  every August in Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Join us for a weekend of old-fashioned fun!

There’s something for everyone: live music on two stages, arts & crafts vendors, excellent local food, cider, microbrews & wine, contests & activities, Children’s Corner, Artisan Tasting Lounge, Do-It-Yourself Arena, Life on the Farm Arena and of course our famous heirloom Gravenstein apples.

Fair Hours
Saturday 10am until 6pm
Sunday 10am until 6pm

Online Tickets (Purchase Here)
Adults $15
Children (ages 6 to 12) $10
Kids 5 and under are FREE

Artisan Tasting Lounge $25/door; $20/advanced

On Site Admission (Cash ONLY)
Adults $15
Adults who bicycle to the fair $12
Seniors (65+) and Veterans $12
Children (ages 6 to 12) $10
Kids 5 and under are FREE

Discounted Tickets*
Adults (ages 13 and over) $12
Children (ages 6 to 12) $8

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Friday Nights at OMCA
Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Nights at OMCA

Every Friday night, 5–10 pm
Bars accept cash and credit. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights at OMCA with after-hours Museum access, Off the Grid food trucks, beer, wine, music, and more! 

  • After-hours gallery access.

  • Marketplace at OMCA: local makers selling handcrafted works and art.

  • Music, DJs, acoustic sets, and dance lessons.

  • A rotating list of Off The Grid food trucks and featured artists.

  • Family fun at Friday Nights: every Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm, features free hands-on art workshops for all ages, and select Fridays feature storytime with the Oakland Public Library from 6 to 6:30 pm.

    Reservations: Need a place to sit with your full party during Friday Nights at OMCA? Reserve a picnic table where your group can gather to join all the fun! If you're planning an even bigger bash, you can now book the Blue Oak café through OMCA's Event Services department as a private party lounge—it's perfect for personal and professional gatherings alike.

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DreamWorks Trolls Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco)
Aug
16
to Aug 17

DreamWorks Trolls Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco)

DreamWorks Animation Trolls will be dancing up to the Fairmont San Francisco this summer to provide festive offerings for the entire family! 

Each participating guest will also receive a DreamWorks Trolls Hair Huggers collectable toy (while supplies last).

Offered in the famed Laurel Court Restaurant, the delectably colorful menu will feature Mr. Dinkles eclairs, Cloud Guy crunch meringue, Poppy & Branch cupcakes, cookies, and mango flowers. Savory dishes include honey glazed ham & cheese, compressed cucumber, triple decker, Vol au vent filled with Poppy & Branch mushrooms, DJ Suki egg salad, and Cooper smoked salmon sandwiches.

Children can also enjoy DreamWorks Trolls themed activities along with Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea!

Availability
Fridays & Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:30pm
June 14, 2019 – September 1, 2019

$69.00 per guest (+ tax & gratuity)

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FREE Entrance Every Friday to Ardenwood Historic Farm
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Entrance Every Friday to Ardenwood Historic Farm

Help with farm chores, ride the train, and tour the Victorian farmhouse. Taste farm-baked cookies from our outdoor wood stove, try your skills at old-time games and visit the goats, sheep, chickens and bunnies. * Check the schedule before going

Entry fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December to celebrate the Park District's 85th Anniversary on non-event days.

We always recommend you confirm details before attending.

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Movies on the Square: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Aug
15
8:30 PM20:30

Movies on the Square: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Thursday Evenings at Sundown
June 6-August 29, 2019
Courthouse Square

Enjoy Downtown Redwood City on Courthouse Square by bringing the family out to a FREE movie! The summer experience will be enhanced with a showing of 12 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45pm). Come early for the best seats (a limited number of chairs and tables are available).

Experience Redwood City’s high definition surround sound 25’ outdoor theater! Movies are shown in high definition Blu-Ray and Surround sound when available. Bring your blankets and pick up take-out food from the nearby wonderful restaurants! We also have a small snack bar on site serving up popcorn, candy, and water.

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33RD ANNUAL SUMMER JAZZ SERIES at Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto)
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

33RD ANNUAL SUMMER JAZZ SERIES at Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto)

Where : Courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel 
Date    : June 20 - August 22
Time    : 6-7:30PM

Come join us for a free outdoor concert series. The Summer Jazz series showcases a variety of jazz musicians and local favorites performing every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. between June 20 and August 22 in the courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel. Bring your blankets, chairs and enjoy!

Summer Jazz Line up
7/11/19 : Destiny Muhammad 
7/18/19 : Mino Yanci 
7/25/19 : Avi Wisnia 
8/1/19   : Makrú  
8/8/19   : Stymie & the PJLO 
8/15/19 : Aki Kumar 
8/22/19 : Barrio Manouche 

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Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Presidio Twilight (San Francisco)

very Thursday Evening; May 23 through September 19 (except July 4)
5 to 9 pm on the 
Main Parade Ground, near the Presidio Visitor Center
Get to the Presidio on the free 
PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle OR Public Transit

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it's better than ever! This year, San Francisco's largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors (see below for a partial list). New this year are lantern-lit communal lawn domes (available to all on a first-come, first-served basis) that offer park visitors a cozy place to enjoy a meal, and bring added comfort to the event's unique "picnic at dusk" atmosphere. This event is a great way to kick off your weekend – so grab your blanket, bundle up, and enjoy fire-pits on the lawn, yoga at dusk, live music under the stars, and the Presidio's unbeatable views. Presidio Twilight is presented by the Presidio Trust in partnership withOff the Grid Markets.

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Copy of American Girl Pizza and Painting Event (Palo Alto)
Aug
15
4:00 PM16:00

Copy of American Girl Pizza and Painting Event (Palo Alto)

Join us for a special night, where unforgettable art and memories are only a brush stroke away for your girl! This event starts with pizza in our Party Room area. Then girls will be led by an instructor for an hour long painting class inspired by one of our BeForever characters.

$20.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.(gratuity not included). Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up, however, if your child is younger than 8 and you feel like they are mature enough to participate, you can sign them up.

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Music in the Park (Redwood City)
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Music in the Park (Redwood City)

Free music for ten full weeks throughout the summer! With unique and varied musical performances — including Motown, Celtic, Zydeco, Rockabilly, Funk, Soul and much more— families and friends will enjoy our free outdoor concert series, in the relaxing setting of beautiful Stafford Park.

There is also a concession tent selling hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips and drinks, graciously operated by the Optimist Club of Redwood City. All proceeds benefit the Save the Music program in Redwood City Schools. 

Every Wednesday, June 12 through August 14, 2019 

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Paper Airplanes at Hiller Aviation Museum (San Carlos)
Aug
14
11:00 AM11:00

Paper Airplanes at Hiller Aviation Museum (San Carlos)

Wednesday, August 14, 11 AM & 1 PM

Everyone loves paper airplanes. We turn into test pilots just by folding sheets of paper. We make them to see how fast they will go or how far they will fly, we even try to do aerobatics with them.

One of the top paper airplane makers in the country (and world record holder), John Collins, will join us for an expert demonstration of the wonder, delight and aeronautic capabilities of hand made paper gliders. John is world distance paper airplane record holder and a master paper airplane builder. John has written a number of books on building paper airplanes that will be available at the event and John will make sure he personalizes it just for you.

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MAGIC LANTERN 3-D LIGHT SHOW
Aug
13
8:30 PM20:30

MAGIC LANTERN 3-D LIGHT SHOW

Experience the Redwood City Improvement Association's 3-D video mapping light show held every Tuesday evening! The Magic Lantern 3-D Light Show is designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa, and projects weekly onto the San Mateo County History Museum. The new Magic Lantern projection-mapping spectacle brings Redwood City’s past and present into the future.

The Magic Lantern 3-D Show will cover the San Mateo County History Museum with an array of colorful lights taking viewers on an abstract adventure. The 15-minute show is free and family-friendly!

*Shows may be cancelled unexpectedly due to weather. 

Shows are for all ages and are approximately 15 minutes in length.

Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City, 94063map

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MOMMY & ME AND DADDIES TOO FREE KIDS CLUB: END OF SUMMER PARTY (Santana Row in San Jose)
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

MOMMY & ME AND DADDIES TOO FREE KIDS CLUB: END OF SUMMER PARTY (Santana Row in San Jose)

Join us for an End Of Summer Celebration! Enjoy arts and crafts, including decorating your very own sunglasses, face painting, music, balloon art, story time and more. Performers this month include Andy Z, and West Valley Dance and more! Meet us in Park Valencia to pick up your activity sheet!

The kid's club ends just in time for lunch.  Mendocino Farms is offering Kid’s Eat Free all day on Tuesdays!  *Must purchase one regular priced sandwich or salad entrée. Plus, stop in Rosie McCann's for balloons and kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

Our Mommy & Me and Daddies Too is a free kids’ club held on the second Tuesday of every month now through December.

For more information, call 408.551.4611.

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FREE Stern Grove Music Festival
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

FREE Stern Grove Music Festival

FREE CONCERTS! | SUNDAYS, 2 P.M. | JUN 16–AUG 18 
19TH AVE & SLOAT BLVD, SF 

Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make live musical experiences accessible to all.

From 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. before every Sunday concert (except The Big Picnic on August 18), kids of all ages can experience hands-on art projects, a musical instrument exploration station, and dance workshops with local teaching artists at KidStage in the West Meadow.

August 11: West Coast Swing dance with Mission City Swing.




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FREE Second Sunday Family Day at The Cantor Arts Center (Stanford University)
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

FREE Second Sunday Family Day at The Cantor Arts Center (Stanford University)

he Anderson Collection offers family activities every Second Sunday of the month in collaboration with the Cantor Arts Center! The museum offers short family focused museum tours at 12:30pm, hands-on art activities outside and inside, and Art Boxes to check out for drawing in the galleries.

SECOND SUNDAY is a free, family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art-making and gallery adventures designed for visitors of all ages. Everyone is welcome!

Second Sunday occurs on the second Sunday of each month from 11AM – 4PM. No registration, no waitlists, and every family can design their own museum experience. Activity menus with a museum map are available at the main entrance.

Spotlights – Explore objects through close looking and conversation with a docent in

the galleries. Spotlights emphasize the role of adults as learning partners with

children and inspires the art-making taking place in the Studio.

Drop-in Studio - a place to experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in

a hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless

of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to participate.

Registration is not required and visitors can work at their own pace.

Art Packs –  an Art Pack includes themed activities for visitors of all

ages and materials for independent sketching in the galleries.

Storytime features books related to the art theme of the day.


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Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio (Sunday Lunch in San Francisco)

  • Marin Parade Ground at the Presido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE

  • A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  • Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  • Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  • Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

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Copy of Hair Salon Spectacular (American Doll Store in Palo Alto)
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of Hair Salon Spectacular (American Doll Store in Palo Alto)

Your girl will learn how to create a special ’do, Blaire's Braids with a Twist on her Blaire doll or any favorite American Girl doll, as well as other tips and tricks for doll hair. Girls will also receive a special Blaire doll tee from our “Create Your Own” line, made specially for this event, to take home!

$25.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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 Llama Llama Red Pajama, the Musical (San Francisco)
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Llama Llama Red Pajama, the Musical (San Francisco)

  • Bay Area Children's Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In San Francisco until 8/25/19

It's been a big first day of school, and Llama's happy to be home and wearing his favorite red pajamas. After his bedtime story, Mama Llama tucks him in and pops downstairs. Llama’s toys try to help him relax, but he’s too wiggly. He needs a drink of water. But where did Mama Llama go? Why isn't she coming? Our original, world-premiere musical will have everyone doing the Bedtime Dance!

Recommended for ages 3 and up

Running time: 1 hour, no intermission

Tickets times for 10:30, 1:00 and 4:00

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