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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 4:41 am in Fab Five, Family Outings.

An alpen horn at Oaktoberfest (Contra Costa Times)
Oaktoberfest: Oakland’s Dimond District joins the Oktoberfest festivities with its own Oak-town version (pictured), featuring German sausages, strudel and a children’s root biergarten, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 9; www.oaktoberfest.org.

Andean tunes: You could sleep in on weekends, but then you’d miss the fun at Berkeley’s La Peña. Its family-friendly concert series, designed for kids ages 2-6, runs every Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Oct. 9 show features Lydia Mills, director of Los Mapaches, an Andean youth ensemble, performing Latin American singing games. Tickets $4-$5.  www.lapena.org.

All that Jazz: Oakland’s family-friendly Sunday in the Redwoods series comes to an end this weekend with a 2 p.m. jazz show featuring Ray McCoy, Stabe Wilson and George Duke at the Woodminster Amphitheater. Tickets $5; www.sundaysintheredwoods.com.

Wall-E & More: The Oakland Museum of California’s coolest new exhibit traces a quarter-century of Pixar animation, from Woody and Buzz to the robots of Wall-E. Now through Jan. 9. Tickets: $6-$12, kids under 9 are free; http://museumca.org.

Oom-pah: Catch more Oktoberfest fun at Alameda’s Speisekammer restaurant from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10. The outdoor festivities include grilled sausages and other Bavarian fare, performances by the Golden Gate Bavarian Dance Club and a children’s play area. 2424 Lincoln Ave., Alameda; www.speisekammer.com.

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