By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 5:47 am in Family Outings.
Global Dance: Sausalitoâ€™s Bay Area Discovery Museum is hosting an entire series of ethnic dance performances, showcasing the cultures of Polynesia, India, Ireland and more. This weekendâ€™s performance by Ballet Afsaneh features the rich culture and dances of the Silk Road. The curtain rises at 11 a.m. Jan. 15. Tickets $7-$14; www.baykidsmuseum.org.
Tasty treat: Danvilleâ€™s Village Theatre is launching a new series of shows aimed squarely at the preschool audience, starting with a concert by Orange Sherbet â€” singers of songs about dinosaurs, monkeys and pesky little brothers â€” at 10 a.m. Jan. 14. Tickets $3; www.villagetheatreshows.com.
Fantastical Fantasies: Grab the family and head over to Oaklandâ€™s Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 for a screening of that classic flick, â€śFantasia.â€ť Itâ€™s not just the wonderful Disney animation that makes this film so great, itâ€™s the glorious music, including Stravinskyâ€™s â€śRite of Spring,â€ť Beethovenâ€™s â€śPastoralâ€ť Symphony and so much more. Tickets $5; www.paramounttheatre.com.
Magical Wizardry: Childrenâ€™s Fairylandâ€™s favorite magician, Blake Maxam â€” dubbed â€śThe Wizard of Ahhhhsâ€ť â€” swings by the Oakland amusement park for a little magical wizardry this weekend at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $8, including rides and entertainment; www.fairyland.org.
Jazzy Felines: The Berkeley Playhouse KidStage is doing a live-action version of Disneyâ€™s â€śThe Artistocats,â€ť a jazzy musical set in the Paris of a century ago. The fun runs Jan. 15-17 at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Tickets $15-$20; www.berkeleyplayhouse.org.