By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 5:13 am in Family Outings.
Make Noise: Explore the physics of noisy toys at this hands-on workshop (pictured) at San Franciscoâ€™s Exploratorium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20. Make toys that squawk, boom, buzz, and roar, then take them home to torment, er, delight your family. Free with museum admission.
Persian New Year: Paint eggs, plant wheatgrass and listen to Persian fairytales as Berkeleyâ€™s Habitot Childrenâ€™s Museum celebrates Norooz or Persian New Year on March 21 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets $8.50.
Singing Tales: Uncle Eye, the Bay Areaâ€™s renowned singing storyteller, returns to Berkeleyâ€™s La Pena for an interactive concert for kids on March 20 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets $4-$5.
Cool Ukes: Dubbed â€śThe Jimi Hendrix of Ukulele,â€ť Jake Shimabukuro reinvents the art of the tiny Hawaiian guitar in this concert featuring jazz, blues, funk, folk, flamenco and rock. Itâ€™s a perfect show for any music-loving tween, teen or grownup and itâ€™s happening tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Livermoreâ€™s Bankhead Theater. Tickets $12-$46.
Go Mining: Explore Antiochâ€™s Black Diamond Mines on a guided tour deep into the earth. Must be 7 or older â€“ and make sure you bring a jacket. Itâ€™s, brrr, cold in there. Open weekends March-November, at 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. Purchase tickets at the Sidney Flat Visitor Center.