Supreme Samurai: What kid doesnâ€™t swoon over samurai warriors? Check out the â€śLords of the Samuraiâ€ť exhibit at San Franciscoâ€™s Asian Art Museum now through Sept. 20. Museum admission is $7-$12, plus an extra $5 for the samurai exhibit.
Puppetry Heaven: Childrenâ€™s Fairyland hosts an entire weekend of puppet fun, including a Mexican fiesta tale, â€śThe Fisherman and his Wife, and â€śTales from Beatrix Potter.â€ť Thereâ€™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 Parkâ€™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 Scienceâ€™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 â€śMy Fair Ladyâ€ť are mainly at Livermoreâ€™s Bankhead Theater this weekend. Youth tickets $16.50-$21.50, general admission $28-$38.