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FAB FIVE for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 6:32 am in Family Entertainment.

Pippi Longstocking (photo by Joshua Posamentier)1. Pippi Longstocking, left, that irrepressible redhead of kid lit fame, takes the stage at Berkeley’s Julia Morgan Center for the Arts Jan. 31-Feb. 8, in an Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences production. Then, the play moves south to San Ramon’s Front Row Theater for another two weekends of performances Feb. 14-22. (Tickets: $14-$18)

2. Build igloos, make snowflakes and celebrate blizzards at the “Let it Snow” day at Berkeley’s Habitot Children’s Museum this Friday. ($7-$8)

3. Ring it, shake it and play it by ear at the Bay Area Discovery Museum‘s brand new musical sound exhibition, “Play It by Ear: Bing, Bang Bong!” which opens this Saturday at Fort Baker, Sausalito. ($8-$10)

4. Language, poetry and rhythm take center stage at Berkeley Rep‘s wonderful free family workshop this Sunday at 11 a.m. Explore hip hop as a storytelling tool. Create characters, and play with rhymes and beats. (Recommended for ages 7 to adult.)

5. Or check out the new Water Works exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Make snow and rainbows, be a hydroengineer, and explore the A to Z of H2O. (Now through April 19, $6-$11)

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