Viva Vivaldi: Grab your music-loving kids and head over to the Philharmonia Baroque family concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at Berkeleyâ€™s First Congregational Church, when they perform the Winter and Spring movements of Vivaldiâ€™s â€śFour Seasons.â€ť The kid-friendly show includes plenty of Vivaldi lore and a chance to get up close and personal with the historical instruments (pictured, above). Tell your kids, in terms of sheer fame and artistry, Vivaldi was the Lady Gaga of the baroque period. Elton John would have killed to play with him. Tickets: $7.50 for kids, $15 for grown-ups; www.cityboxoffice.com.
Oh, Viola Swamp: When a sweet-tempered teacher goes AWOL and the worst substitute ever arrives in Harry Allardâ€™s classic childrenâ€™s book, itâ€™s up to the rowdy schoolchildren to figure out what happened. Now â€śMiss Nelson is Missingâ€ť is going theatrical with a zany, musical at San Ramonâ€™s Front Row Theater, staged by the Bay Area Childrenâ€™s Theatre Nov. 2-14. Tickets $14-$20. www.bactheatre.org.
Dia de los Muertos: Mexican music and culture headline the San Francisco Symphonyâ€™s Day of the Dead concert at Davies Symphony Hall at 2 p.m. Nov. 6. The lobby doors open at 1 p.m. for refreshments and plenty of family-friendly fun. Tickets $15-$68, kids half price; www.sfsymphony.org.
Musical, M-U-S-: Itâ€™s the final weekend for the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre production of the Tony Award-winning â€ś25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beeâ€ť at Livermoreâ€™s Bankhead Theater. Catch the hilarious musical at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets $25-$35; www.livermoreperformingarts.org.
Trash Art: Summon that inner artist and turn trash into glorious art at Oaklandâ€™s Museum of Childrenâ€™s Art workshop 2-4 p.m. Nov. 6. Then enter your masterpiece in MOCHAâ€™s annual Re-Create juried art exhibition, which is held at Jack London Square November 19-December 19. Free; http://mocha.org.