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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 at 12:21 am in Family Outings, Schools.

Samurai Exhibit (Courtesy Asian Art Museum) Supreme Samurai: What kid doesn’t swoon over samurai warriors? Check out the “Lords of the Samurai” exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum now through Sept. 20. Museum admission is $7-$12, plus an extra $5 for the samurai exhibit.

Puppetry Heaven: Children’s Fairyland hosts an entire weekend of puppet fun, including a Mexican fiesta tale, “The Fisherman and his Wife, and “Tales from Beatrix Potter.” There’s even a puppet petting zoo. Admission $7.

Barnyard reading Fest: Kids reading to pigs and goats for charity? Sounds like a Barnyard Book-a-Thon. Menlo Park’s Reading Clinic is hosting the literary fun, which also includes a petting zoo, face painting and pony rides, at Webb Ranch on Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the read-a-thon benefits Angels on Stage, a nonprofit theater troupe for children of differing abilities.

Gross Out Fun: Check out Lawrence Hall of Science’s Grossology exhibit and get the lowdown on blood slurpers, slime makers, dookie lovers and other natural gross outs, now through Sept. 6 in Berkeley. Admission $6-$11.

Rain in Spain: The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain, but the catchy lyrics of “My Fair Lady” are mainly at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater this weekend. Youth tickets $16.50-$21.50, general admission $28-$38.

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