By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 5:54 am in Family Outings.
Curious George: San Francisco‚Äôs Contemporary Jewish Museum (pictured) will be more fun than a barrel of monkeys this Saturday, when Target hosts a free community day showcasing ‚ÄúCurious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey.‚ÄĚ Meet the irrepressible monkey himself, make a story boat, listen to your favorite Curious George tales and indulge in holiday treats from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 25. Free admission.
‚ÄėTwas the Night: Join the singalong fun when the San Francisco Symphony chorus and brass carol the night away at Davies Symphony Hall, now through Dec. 24. Tickets $15-$67, half price for kids.
Polar fun: San Francisco‚Äôs California Academy of Sciences continues its polar frolics with wintry festivities and plenty of family fun. Explore the phenomenon of the Northern Lights, stop by the hot cocoa cart, and enjoy some indoor snow flurries now through Jan. 2 (admission is $19.95 and up). Plus, there‚Äôs a ‚ÄúPenguins and Pajamas‚ÄĚ sleepover ($119) on Dec. 28.
Rink Glides: The Bay Area‚Äôs holiday ice rinks have opened for the season. Glide across the ice at Walnut Creek‚Äôs Civic Park (www.iceskatewalnutcreek.com), the holiday rink at The Streets of Brentwood (http://brentwoodholidayonice.com), San Francisco‚Äôs Embarcadero Center (www.embarcaderocenter.com), and other locations.
Wall-E & More: The Oakland Museum of California‚Äôs Pixar-themed exhibit traces a quarter-century of animation, from Woody and Buzz to the robots of WALL-E. The exhibit, which debuted at New York‚Äôs MOMA and has toured the world for the last five years, is here through Jan. 9. Tickets: $6-$12, kids under 9 are free.