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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 5:33 am in Family Outings.

Pi Clowns at Yerba Buena Gardens (Photo by Charlie Mixson)
Free Fun: Some of San Francisco’s biggest museums have teamed up with Target for a free weekend of family fun July 16-18, which translates into free admission and plenty of hands-on art activities and kid-friendly entertainment – including the Pi Clowns, pictured above – at San Francisco’s Zeum, MoMA, the Asian Art Museum, the de Young, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and Yerba Buena Gardens. Free hours and entertainment vary by museum. Get the lowdown at www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/target.

Teddies at the Zoo: Grab your teddy bear and head for the San Francisco Zoo this weekend. The annual Teddy Bear Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17, includes meet-and-greets with the Berenstain Bears, Corduroy and other ursine heroes, puppet shows and more. Free admission for kids, ages 4-14, who are accompanied by bears; www.sfzoo.org.

Time Out: Rock your socks off in Pleasant Hill this weekend when The Time Outs, one of the Bay Area’s favorite family-friendly rock bands, play at Sunset Concerts by the Lake, 6 to 8 p.m. July 18. Free; www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.

Crafty Kids: San Francisco’s Museum of Craft+Design is hosting another free kids’ art workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. July 17, inspired by its latest exhibit, FourSite. The workshop is designed for kids ages 6-12. Museum admission is $15; call 415-773-0303 for workshop reservations; www.sfmcd.org.

Choo-Choo: There’s still time to catch the Museum of the San Ramon Valley’s annual model train and railroad exhibit, but you’d better hurry. The show runs through July 17. Tickets $1-$5; www.museumsrv.org.

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