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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 12:59 am in Family Entertainment.

Brigadoon at Westminster Amphitheater
Misty Brigadoon: A Scottish Highland town that emerges from the mists for a single day, then evaporates once more? This time mystical “Brigadoon” appears in a different woodsy glen — Oakland’s Woodminster Amphitheater — in a Lerner and Loewe musical that runs Sept 4-13. Adults $23-40; one child free with each paying adult.

Railroad Fun: Fremont’s venerable Ardenwood Historic Farm hosts a Historic Rail Fair this weekend. The fun runs Sept. 5-7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5-$8.

Gamelans and Gongs: Yerba Buena Gardens’ free summer music festival presents a Balinese music and dance extravaganza this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. in San Francisco. Free.

Millbrae Fair: Millbrae’s Art & Wine Festival is this weekend, and while you won’t want to dwell on the wine part with kids, there’s also plenty of food booths, children’s activities, live music, even an exotic reptile show. Free.

Kilts, Cabers & More: Venture over to Pleasanton’s Scottish Games this weekend, Sept. 5-6, for Celtic dancers, bagpipers, living history re-enactments and all sorts of family-friendly activities. Tickets $10-$17.

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