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FAB FIVE for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 at 6:01 am in Family Entertainment.

Alice in Wonderland (Courtesy Dave Hanney/Civic Arts Education) 1. Civic Arts Education’s newest musical, “Alice in Wonderland,” puts children into the roles of not just Alice and the White Rabbit, but the Tweedles, the Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat and all 50 or so other characters. Two shows, July 2 at Walnut Creek’s Shadelands Auditorium. ($10-$12)

2. Walnut Creek’s Bedford Gallery is hosting a radical skateboard art exhibit this summer. Explore skate art from decks and wheels to sculpture July 5-Sept. 13 at “Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art.” ($3-$5, kids under 12 are free)

3. If you’re a movie buff, then you’ll also want to check out the AMC Summer Movie Camp, featuring family flicks on Wednesday mornings for just a dollar. Catch “Tale of Despereaux” on July 8, “Horton Hears a Who” on the 15th, and more movies every Wednesday morning through the summer.

4. Board the U.S.S. Hornet this Saturday for an all-day patriotic fest, including live music on the flight deck, interactive games, a bounce house for kids, and in the evening, panoramic views of Bay Area fireworks. ($10-$25, kids five and under are free)

5. And, of course, there’s fireworks, pancake breakfasts and Fourth of July festivals throughout the Bay Area this Saturday.

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