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FAB FIVE for the Long Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, February 14th, 2008 at 5:17 pm in Fab Five, Family Outings.

Ballet Afsaneh (photo by Daniel Bahmani)
1. Ballet Afsaneh, a Persian and Afghani dance company, graces the stage at the Bay Area Discovery Museum this Saturday at 11 a.m. ($7.50-$9.50)

2. Then come back Monday for a little “Gung hay fat choy” at the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Chinese New Year Festival, complete with lion dancers, 9 to 4. (Free with museum admission.)

3. Got a Dungeons & Dragons fan at home? A board game lover? Or “Hey, That’s My Fish” aficionado? Then check out the game fest at DunDraCon in San Ramon all weekend. ($30)

4. The California Symphony’s annual Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo is at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center Saturday ($5).

5. Or go all tech-y and creative at a Zeum weekend workshop . Make a colorful, quirky digi-collage Saturday at 2 p.m. (Free with Zeum admission but you need reservations!)

And here’s a bonus: Watch the lunar eclipse from the Lawrence Hall of Science plaza on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Telescopes will be set up and amateur astronomers will be on hand to answer questions too.

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