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FAB Five (Plus One More) for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 5:40 am in Family Outings.

"The Wiz" at Contra Costa College
The Wiz: Toto, we’ve a feeling we’re not in San Pablo anymore! A Bay Area-centric version of “The Wiz” (above)  springs to life on the Contra Costa College campus this week in this drama department production March 3-7. Tickets $8-$15.

Zany Zanes: Grammy award-winning Dan Zanes brings his family-friendly “Woodstock for Kids” extravaganza to Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall for three shows on March 6 and 7. Tickets $16-$26.

Kids’ Art Show: From crayon to watercolor, Antioch’s fifth annual Art4Schools children’s art exhibit has it all. The roving exhibit starts at Jack London and Carmen Dragon Elementary Schools March 3-13, with an artist reception on opening day – today – from 4 to 7 p.m. Free.

Wonder in Aliceland: Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” opens at theaters nationwide this weekend, but Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater is using its March 5 premiere as a fundraiser for “ALICE: Arts and Literacy in Children’s Education,” which brings storytellers and arts programs to Bay Area public schools.

DNA Dazzler: Grab your young science buffs and head over to Mad Science’s “CSI: Live!” show March 5 at 7 p.m. When a crime goes down at the Las Vegas premiere of a magic show, the CSI team – and the audience – races into action in this exciting interactive event at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. Tickets $12-$25.

Battle Tunes: Also at the Bankhead this weekend, a rollicking concert of Celtic music and battlefield tunes performed on ancient and modern instruments – bagpipe, fiddle, synthesizer, cittern, bodhran and more – March 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets $12-$46.

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