By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at 6:23 am in Family Entertainment.
1. Bee. B-E-E. Bee. The riotously funny, Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” lands at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater this weekend for four performances. ($35 and up)
2. The San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Giants are teaming up for a free live simulcast of Puccini’s “Tosca” Friday, June 5 at 8 pm. at AT&T Park. And yes, you can have ballpark hot dogs, garlic fries and popcorn with your arias. The show is free (the hot dogs require cash, of course), and you can reserve a free early admission pass to nab the best seats.
3. The Crowden Music Center and SF Chamber Orchestra’s Very First Concerts series was such a smash this year, they’re adding an extra performance of “Dance to the Music” on June 6. Catch this free, toddler-friendly classical music concert in Berkeley at 11 a.m. and noon.
4. The Oakland Museum is hosting a free Healthy Families Fair this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the museum’s Great Court Gardens with kids’ games, exercise and dance demos and more. Co-sponsored by the American Red Cross and Clorox.
5. Summer fun is the focus of this Sunday’s Berkeley Rep interactive family workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free, but bring a children’s book to donate to a local elementary school.)