By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 12:57 am in Family Entertainment.
HOIST AN UMBRELLA: Oaklandâ€™s outdoor Woodminster Amphitheater is staging â€śSinginâ€™ in the Rainâ€ť at Joaquin Miller Park August 7-16. (Tickets $23-40)
BREAK OUT THE POPCORN: Spread your blanket and kick back for a screening of Jack Blackâ€™s hilarious â€śSchool of Rockâ€ť on Aug. 6 at 8:30 p.m. at Pleasantonâ€™s free Movies in the Park summer series at DeLucchi Park. Or head over to El Cerrito’s Cerrito Vista Park on Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m. for “Back to the Future.”
SPOT THE SPIES: Catch â€śSpy Kidsâ€ť at the Elmwood Rialto Cinemas family film series noon on August 8 and 9. Tickets are $4, and benefit the PTAs of four Berkeley elementary schools.
GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE: If you give a mouse a cookie, heâ€™s going to want a stage show to go with it. Catch this Active Arts Theatre production at Childrenâ€™s Fairyland in Oakland now through Aug. 16. Tickets $10-$12, including an hour of free admission prior to the 4 and 6 p.m. shows.
SLEEP WITH SHARKS: San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay is hosting a Shark Week Sleepover Aug. 7. Sleep in the aquariumâ€™s clear exhibit tunnels, as more than 50 sharks and thousands of other animals circle overhead. Or just swing by during the day to view the sharks, watch shark movies and more. Tickets $60 per person for the sleepover, $8-$16 for regular admission.