By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 5:35 am in Family Outings.
Museum Day: Turn your tot, tween or teen into a culture vulture on Sept. 25 during Smithsonian Magazineâ€™s annual Museum Day. This yearâ€™s round-up of participating organizations is an eclectic mix, including the Blackhawk Museum (pictured), the Jeremiah Oâ€™Brien Liberty Ship, Chabot Space & Science Center, the Walt Disney Family Museum and more. Download tickets â€” 2 freebies per family â€” and details at www.smithsonian.com/museumday.
Go Seussical: Do you like green eggs and ham with songs and theatrics, Sam-I-Am? â€śSeussicalâ€ť lands at Alamedaâ€™s historic Koffman Auditorium in a Curtain Call Performing Arts production running now through Sept. 25. Tickets $12; www.curtaincallperformingarts.net.
Binders and thingamajigs: Get back in the school swing when Oaklandâ€™s Museum of Childrenâ€™s Art â€” MOCHA â€” hosts a family art workshop dubbed â€śBinder Bonanzaâ€ť 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 â€śMusic for People and Thingamajigsâ€ť show featuring instruments made from giant gourds, music composed with wild animals, and an electric thingamajig; www.mocha.org.
Childrenâ€™s fest: Puppets, fairies, West African dancers and Ballet Folklorico are just part of the fun at the Contra Costa Child Care Councilâ€™s annual Childrenâ€™s Art, Health & Literacy Festival. The free fun runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at 1035 Detroit Ave., Concord; www.cocokids.org.
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 www.sundaysintheredwoods.com.