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FAB FIVE For the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, October 9th, 2008 at 6:04 am in Family Entertainment, Family Outings.

Inbal Pinto Dance Company1. 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.

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  1. Debbie Dawson Says:

    I just wanted to thank you for highlighting World Animal Day in your blog. This is indeed a very special day and gives us the opportunity to unite the animal welfare movement on a global scale. World Animal Day 2008 has been immensely successful and our thanks go out to everyone who participated. Why not visit the website to get some inspiration and ideas for 2009 – it’s never too early to start planning! Thanks again. Debbie – World Animal Day

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