By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:18 am in Uncategorized.
PINBALL ART: If youâ€™ve got pinball-loving teens, youâ€™ll want to check out the opening of the â€śPinball Artâ€ť exhibit at Alamedaâ€™s Pacific Pinball Museum â€” and yes, thatâ€™s the new wing of the Lucky Ju Ju Pinball parlor â€” 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 Franciscoâ€™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 â€” featuring Bay Area author Oliver Chin and the latest book in his Chinese Zodiac series â€” and fun run all afternoon. And itâ€™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 Oaklandâ€™s Museum of Childrenâ€™s Art (MOCHA); 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $7 per child, $3 per adult.
FAIRYLAND FROLIC: Oaklandâ€™s Childrenâ€™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 â€śThe Frog Princeâ€ť at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Admission is $7.