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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 5:21 am in Family Outings.

SF Museum of Craft+Design
Crafty Kids: The American Craft Council Show arrives at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center this weekend with a variety of crafty activities suitable for the whole family. But the MakeArt Children’s Workshop, a paper craft extravaganza  sponsored by the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design, sounds like the most fun (and yep, it’s pictured above). Build 3-D paper sculptures and learn folding and curling techniques from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 14. Free with show admission; $12 general admission, kids 12 and under are free; www.craftcouncil.org/sf.

Movies in the Park: Pack a picnic, and catch a screening of “Hairspray” at dusk on August 12 at Pleasanton’s Amador Valley Park, 4301 Black Ave. Free. Questions? Call the Pleasanton parks department at 925-931-5340.

Alice, the Caterpillar & More: Revel in a new and very artsy interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale as the Alice moves through a Wonderland filled with Monet’s flowers, Van Gogh’s haystacks and a very Picasso-esque Cat. This production, by the Livermore Valley Children’s Performing Arts School and SmARTSunlimited, runs August 14-15 at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. Tickets $7-$15; www.livermoreperformingarts.org.

Good Grief, Charlie Brown: Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza launches its midsummer movies in the park series with “Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!)” on Aug. 12. Grab a picnic and a blanket and head over at dusk. Free; www.ci.concord.ca.us.

Clowns Galore: Clowns and unicyclists headline a “Circus Summer” benefit at 2 p.m. August 15 at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage. The show, a matching-grant fundraiser for the Bay Area Children’s Theatre, includes master clown Jeff Raz of Cirque du Soleil, a female clown troupe, a trombonist-juggler and more. Plus, dessert. Tickets $5 kids, $25 adults; www.bactheatre.org.

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