1. Immerse yourself in an eerie, beautiful world within a snow globe this Sunday when San Francisco Performances presents “Shaker,” a dance by Israel’s Inbal Pinto Dance Company (photo at left). This special hour-long family matinee starts at 2 p.m. at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. ($12-$25) (Next up on the SF Performance Family Matinee Series: Dan Zanes Nov. 29-30)
2. The Super Saturday Family Fest comes to Richmond this Saturday for a free, all-day, fun-filled celebration that includes kids entertainment, a petting zoo, carnival games and more than 40 parent information booths. This First 5 Contra Costa-sponsored event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Park. Need info? Call 925-771-7300.
3. Seek out spooks of generations past on a Ghost Walk through downtown Pleasanton. It’s hosted by the Museum on Main Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. ($10-$18)
4. Celebrate World Animal Day this Saturday at the San Francisco Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the fun-filled family activities: photography workshops for kids, ages 3-8, by National Geographic photographer Jim Sugar, plus an Animal Photo Safari, crafts, music, cake and more. (Free, but rsvps are a must.)
5. Oakland’s free Sundays in the Redwoods concerts concludes this weekend with “The Jazz and Neo-Soul Experience,” featuring Grammy-award winning Dwele; Khalil Shaheed & Mo’ Rockin Project; local soul singer Blayze; and the Oakland School for the Arts Jazz Combo all performing at the Woodminster Amphitheater at Joaquin Miller Park. Free.