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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 5:14 am in Family Outings.

Exploratorium baseball exhibitEXPLORATORIUM HOME RUN: San Francisco’s Exploratorium is exploring the science of baseball this summer. Pick up an exhibit guide when you visit the Exploratorium from May 14 to September 6 and discover why ball players run on the balls of their feet, how it feels to have tens of thousands of cheering fans, why singers have to wear earplugs to sing the national anthem, and what’s inside a baseball. Free with regular museum admission.

GO GREEK: Imagine three straight days of Greek music, dancing, souvlakia and baklava. It’s Oakland’s annual Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, May 14-16. Tickets $6, kids under 12 are free.

KICK UP YOUR HEELS: Grab your kids and head over to the Hayward Main Library every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. from May 15 to June 19 for a family dance-a-thon presented by Luna Kids Dance.

GHOULIES, JAMMIES & THESPIANS: Check out “What’s Under the Bed,” a Poison Apple Productions showcase of six original one-act plays by middle school, high school and college students at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts May 13-15. Tickets $13.

OLIVER, GLORIOUS OLIVER: Catch Oliver Twist, Fagin and the gang May 15-16 when Berkeley Playhouse stages the famous musical, “Oliver!” at Berkeley’s Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Tickets $19-$33.

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