By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 at 5:58 am in Family Outings.
ART & SOUL: Enjoy live jazz, rock, gospel and R&B music, and kid-friendly rides and entertainment (one of those attractions from a previous year is pictured above!) at Oakland’s 10th annual Art & Soul Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 and 22 at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Kids 12 and under are free, teens are $5 and grown-ups $10. Phone: 510-444-CITY; www.artandsouloakland.com.
SPACE PARTY: Got teens? Head over to Oakland’s Chabot Space and Science Center at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 for “10000: A Skyline Party,” with music, “celestial beverages,” science flicks and more. Tickets $15-$20; 510-336-7373.
BEAM US UP: Pack a picnic, and catch a screening of “Star Trek” at dusk on August 19 at Pleasanton’s Amador Valley Park, 4301 Black Ave. Free. Questions? Call the Pleasanton parks department at 925-931-5340.
FRIDAY FLICKS: “This is It” — the documentary about Michael Jackson’s preparations for what would have been his final concert — lights up Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza on August 19. Grab a picnic and blanket and head over at dusk for this free movie-in-the-park night; www.ci.concord.ca.us.
WALLET-FRIENDLY WILDLIFE: Walnut Creek’s Lindsay Wildlife Museum is hosting a “Pay What You May Day”from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 21. You set your own admission fee, then enjoy all the usual museum activities, plus petting circles at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 3:45 p.m., an up-close-and-personal session with a raptor at 1 p.m. and a mammal presentation at 3:15; www.wildlife-museum.org.