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FAB FIVE for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 5:35 am in Family Outings.

Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Danville
Museum Day: Turn your tot, tween or teen into a culture vulture on Sept. 25 during Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day. This year’s round-up of participating organizations is an eclectic mix, including the Blackhawk Museum (pictured), the Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty Ship, Chabot Space & Science Center, the Walt Disney Family Museum and more. Download tickets — 2 freebies per family — and details at

Go Seussical: Do you like green eggs and ham with songs and theatrics, Sam-I-Am? “Seussical” lands at Alameda’s historic Koffman Auditorium in a Curtain Call Performing Arts production running now through Sept. 25. Tickets $12;

Binders and thingamajigs: Get back in the school swing when Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art — MOCHA — hosts a family art workshop dubbed “Binder Bonanza” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. The $8 fee covers everything you need to make a one-of-a-kind school accessory. Then return the following day for a free outdoor “Music for People and Thingamajigs” show featuring instruments made from giant gourds, music composed with wild animals, and an electric thingamajig;

Children’s fest: Puppets, fairies, West African dancers and Ballet Folklorico are just part of the fun at the Contra Costa Child Care Council’s annual Children’s Art, Health & Literacy Festival. The free fun runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at 1035 Detroit Ave., Concord;

Orchestra in the Redwoods: Grab the kids and join the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Civic Orchestra under the redwoods at Joaquin Miller Park from 2 to 6 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 26. Tickets $5, details at

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