By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:22 am in Family Outings.
Once Upon a Time: Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art salutes some of the most prominent children’s book illustrators with a special exhibit that’s sure to inspire the young artists in your life. The free exhibit, which runs now through May 2, pairs each illustrator’s current work with something they created as children. (The illustration at right is by Jane Wattenberg for “The Duck and the Kangaroo” by Edward Lear.)
Extreme Mammals: From a 15-foot tall rhino ancestor to the teeny, tiniest shrew, the new exhibit at San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences showcases the most bizarre creatures. “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time” runs April 3-September 12. Details: $14.95-$24.95.
Bunny Hop: Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland will be celebrating “Bunny Weekend” on April 3 with a slew of tap-dancing Easter bunnies, storytellers and puppet shows. Details: $7 per person, including rides and entertainment.
O-O-O-klahoma: Surreys with a fringe on top, girls who cain’t say no, and winds that come racing down the plain? Catch “Oklahoma” at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek now through April 25.
Teen Theater Fest: Applaud the newest generation of thespians at Berkeley Rep’s eighth annual Teen One-Acts Festival, featuring original plays written, performed and directed by Bay Area teens April 2-10. This year’s shows include “Off with His Head” — a dark comedy by Kelly Roderick about perfection, desperation and casseroles — and “The Death of a Nut,” an animal whodunit by Sierra Schoefer. Details: $8-$13 at the door.