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FAB FIVE for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:18 am in Uncategorized.

Lucky Ju Ju Pinball arcade (Photo by D. Ross Cameron/The Oakland Tribune)
PINBALL ART: If you’ve got pinball-loving teens, you’ll want to check out the opening of the “Pinball Art” exhibit at Alameda’s Pacific Pinball Museum — and yes, that’s the new wing of the Lucky Ju Ju Pinball parlor — on Feb. 5 from 2 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy finger food, punch (and a no-host bar for the grown-ups) and unlimited free play on the antique pinball machines, which date back to the 1930s. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for kids.

LIONS AND TIGERS: And dancers, oh my! San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum celebrates the Year of the Tiger with lion dances and art workshops Feb. 7. The lion dancing begins at noon, but the arts and crafts, storytelling — featuring Bay Area author Oliver Chin and the latest book in his Chinese Zodiac series — and fun run all afternoon. And it’s all free, thanks to the Target First Free Sunday series.

MOCHA TIGERS: Make lanterns, dragon puppets and tiger hats at a Year of the Tiger art workshop at Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA); 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $7 per child, $3 per adult.

SOGGY SUNDAY: The next installment in Ashkenaz’ kids’ concert series features Charity Kahn and the electric JAMband at 3 p.m. Feb. 7. Tickets are $4-$6 at the door or via

FAIRYLAND FROLIC: Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland celebrates Black History weekend Feb. 6-7 with a series of classic African tales by storyteller Kirk Waller at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., plus all the usual fun, including a puppet version of “The Frog Prince” at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Admission is $7.

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