By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 2:32 am in Family Outings.
Five ideas for weekend family fun:
JOIN THE CIRCUS: Oaklandâ€™s brand new Kinetic Arts Center is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with circus classes for kids, plus Tai Chi and trapeze fun. Free; 785 7th St.
PAINT THE TOWN: Oaklandâ€™s Museum of Childrenâ€™s Art and the Kids Paint the Town group is hosting its biannual childrenâ€™s art showcase, with kidsâ€™ art exhibitions in Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland and San Leandro. The whole thing kicks off this Saturday with a free Art Stroll on College Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Rockridge BART to pick up a map or visit kidspaintthetown.org.
MAKE SOMETHING: San Franciscoâ€™s Museum of Craft+Design celebrates its fifth birthday this Saturday with a free MakeArt workshop for kids. Tour the museumâ€™s wood sculptures for inspiration, then make your own creations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free for kids, $3 for adults, rsvp at sfmcd.org.
GET ELECTRIFIED: The Exploratorium celebrates its 40th birthday with performances by Dr. MegaVolt, whoâ€™ll be amping up the Tesla coils to 200,000 volts and jousting with 14-ft. electrical arcs tomorrow evening from 6 to 10 p.m. â€” a great outing for teens and grown-ups ($14). Then come back for more fun â€” all of it free, including wild bubble magic and ice stunts â€” this weekend.
JUGGLE: In Oakland, Childrenâ€™s Fairyland hosts Jean Paul Valjeanâ€™s â€śShort Attention Span Circusâ€ť this Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Admission to the park $7, including all rides and special events.