By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 at 12:57 am in Family Outings.
Fin Fest: Itâ€™s Sharktober time over at Pier 39â€™s Aquarium of the Bay. Take a shark-y scavenger hunt, touch live sharks, and watch a shark feeding presentation (Thursdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.; free with museum admission). Then, come back on Oct. 17 for a shark film fest ($17) and family sleepover ($60).
Good Witch: One of Tomie de Paolaâ€™s most popular characters steals the limelight at San Ramonâ€™s Front Row Theater this weekend in â€śStrega Nona.â€ť Oct. 10-18; $15-$19.
Family Fair: Pony rides, bouncy houses and carnival games abound at First 5 Contra Costaâ€™s eighth annual Super Saturday Family Fest for kids, ages five and under, and their parents. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10; John F. Kennedy Park, 350 South 41st St., Richmond.
Fretted Fun: San Francisco Performancesâ€™ family matinee series kicks off Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. with a special kid-friendly performance by guitarists Peter and Zoltan Katona and baritone ChristĂ˛pheren Nomura. Tickets $8-$15; Herbst Theatre.
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Forget the Death Star. Itâ€™s the music of â€śStar Wars: In Concertâ€ť that will bowl you over. No East Bay shows, but Sacramentoâ€™s Arco Arena and San Joseâ€™s HP Pavilion are less than a parsec away â€” and C-3PO is narrating. The production includes a full symphony orchestra and choir, and 3-story projection screen. $24.50 and up; Oct. 9-11.