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Fab 5 for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 5:50 am in Family Outings.

Bellavente Quintet (Photo by Kathryn Hill)
Frogs, Friends, Music: Catch the kid-pleasing chamber music group, the Bellavente Wind Quintet, as they celebrate the release of their new CD, “Frogs and Friends with the Bellavente Wind Quintet, Music and Stories for Children.” They’ll be doing a children’s concert at Berkeley’s Crowden School at 11 a.m. Nov. 21. The show is free; cookies and juice are $1 each. Details: www.bellavente.com.

Cool Capoeira: If you’ve never seen the Brazilian martial arts/performing arts hybrid known as capoeira, the next show on the Pleasanton Public Library’s “Dance and Sing Around the World” series offers a perfect opportunity. The ABADA-Capoeira ensemble will perform a free show at 3 p.m. Nov. 20. Details: www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/library/programs-and-events.html.

Recycled Art: Computer disc robots, flamboyant shopping bag dresses and other spectacular examples of trash-turned-art are showcased at Oakland MOCHA’s annual Re-Create exhibit. The show runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every weekend from Nov. 19 to Dec. 19 at 54 Water Street, Jack London Square, Oakland. Details: http://mocha.org.

Mirror Art: It’s time once more for some family fun at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Join the family tour at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 and enjoy “Mirror, Mirror” themed activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details: www.sfmoma.org/families.

Hip Kid’s Music: Get those toes tapping. The Alphabet Rockers are headlining at Sausalito’s Bay Area Discovery Museum this weekend as part of the “Hip Kid’s Music Series.” Catch them at 11 a.m. Nov. 20. Details: Tickets $10-$12, www.baykidsmuseum.org.

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