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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 5:52 am in Family Entertainment.

SFS YouthOrchestra (Photo courtesy San Francisco Symphony) Peter, a Wolf  & a Bassoon: Peter tries to elude that pesky wolf once more in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s (pictured) annual production of Prokofiev’s classic “Peter and the World” – this time narrated by “Wicked” star Eden Espinosa. The curtain rises at 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall and 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at Cupertino’s Flint Center. There’s a holiday singalong too. Tickets $15-$57, half-price for kids; www.sfsymphony.org.

Frosting the Conservatory: San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers already looks like a confection. Now you can make your own, mini, edible version. Drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 11 for delicious building supplies and a decorating workshop at the Conservatory in Golden Gate Park. Admission: $1.50-$7, plus $10 for materials. All ages welcome, but kids under 14 need to bring a parent; www.conservatoryofflowers.org.

Pop-Up Paper Crafts: Join children’s author, illustrator and paper engineer David A. Carter as he reads from his newest book and leads a pop-up art activity at Danville’s Village Theatre Art Gallery. The fun runs from 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Free, but you’ll need to register at www.danvillerecguide.com (click the activities tab and type in barcode 20914).

Slipping, sliding & skating: The Bay Area’s holiday ice rinks have opened for the season. Glide across the ice at Walnut Creek’s Civic Park, the holiday rink at The Streets of Brentwood or San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center.

Odd couple: Got a teen who likes amateur theatrics? Or a Felix-Oscar duo at home? Benicia High is staging the female version of “The Odd Couple.” The show runs Dec. 10-12. Tickets $6-8; www.beniciaunified.org/bhs/.

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