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FAB FIVE for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 6:22 am in Family Entertainment.

Mary Poppins (Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: Outdoor movie fests are popping up everywhere! Grab a blanket and head over to Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center for a free screening of “Mary Poppins” this Friday night at 8:30 p.m. on the South Lawn. Bring a picnic or buy a boxed dinner on the spot. (Free.)

Concord’s pint-size amusement park, Pixie Land, offers mini-train rides and tiny coasters, sized just right for toddlers and their happy parents. Open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., till 6 p.m. on weekends through summer. (Rides are $1.50-$3 each)

Sid the Science Kid (PBS) SID THE SCIENCE KID: Lawrence Hall of Science welcomes Sid, the star of the popular, animated PBS science show for preschoolers, on Aug. 1 from noon to 2 p.m. ($6-$11)

DANCE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN: The King Tut exhibit at the DeYoung is a perfect outing for kids and their daddies and mummies. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, closed Aug. 3 and 31. (At $16.50 to $32.50, tickets are pricey, but a Wednesday Tut at Twilight special drops the prices to $15-$20)

VENEZUELAN PIZAZZ: Catch the vibrant Venezuelan Music Project performing at 11 a.m. on Aug. 1 in Yerba Buena’s Children’s Garden, San Francisco. (Free)

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