By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 at 5:13 am in Family Outings.
Curious George: Grab your yellow hat and indulge your inner monkey when the new â€śCurious George Saves the Dayâ€ť exhibit opens this Sunday at San Franciscoâ€™s Contemporary Jewish Museum. The special exhibit explores the lives and art of Curious George creators Margret and H.A. Rey. Young museumgoers get free family ARTpacks â€” mini-suitcases with adventure journals and storytelling games â€” when they arrive. And museum members get to enjoy a bananas and bagels brunch on opening day. Details: Nov. 14-March 13; kids under 18 are free; www.thecjm.org.
Screaming Thrills: Explore the physics, biology, thrills and chills behind roller coasters at the new â€śScream Machines: The Science of Roller Coastersâ€ť exhibit at Berkeleyâ€™s Lawrence Hall of Science. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., now through Jan. 2. Details: tickets $6-12, www.lawrencehallofscience.org.
Hip Kidâ€™s Music: Sausalitoâ€™s Bay Area Discovery Museum is hosting a â€śHip Kidâ€™s Music Series,â€ť with Saturday morning shows featuring the likes of the Rubinoos, a Berkeley power pop group whose kid-friendly tunes include â€śThe Peanut Butter Song.â€ť Catch them at 11 a.m. Nov. 13. Details: Tickets $10-$12, www.baykidsmuseum.org.
Wall-E & More: The Oakland Museum of Californiaâ€™s coolest new exhibit traces a quarter-century of Pixar animation, from Woody and Buzz to the robots of WALL-E. The exhibit, which debuted at New Yorkâ€™s MOMA and has toured the world for the last five years, is here through Jan. 9. Details: Tickets $6-$12, kids under 9 are free; http://museumca.org.
Glass Art: San Franciscoâ€™s Museum of Craft and Design is doing a couple of very cool things this month, starting with a pop-up art museum of kinetic sound and glass exhibits â€” think glass harmonicas, whose haunting melodies are played with wet fingers â€” in a temporary gallery at 499 Castro St. And riffing off that concept, the museum is staging two childrenâ€™s art workshops on bell jars, a considerably cooler diorama concept than ye olde shoebox. The first workshop, runs 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at San Franciscoâ€™s Eureka Valley Branch Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court. That oneâ€™s free. The second, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 20, costs $10 and will be at the Castro St. gallery. Details: http://sfmcd.org.