What’s happening July 14, 15, and 16?

Enjoy an outdoor evening performance of thrilling acrobatic feats!

Circus Bella in the Park @ Studio One Art Center, North Oakland

Watch as Circus Bella performers use their cultivated strength, balancing skills, and outrageous humor to entertain and amaze audiences of children and adults alike. Expect plenty of contortion, trapeze, rope walking, juggling, hula hoops, and more.

Location: Studio One Art Center, Oakland

Price: Free

Ages: All ages

Day: Friday July 14, 6:00 pm – 7:30pm

Website: https://www.circusbella.org/live

Note: Feel free to bring picnic blankets and small folding chairs to all locations as Circus Bella does not provide audience seating at events! All performances run approximately 60 minutes.

What could be better than a family friendly movie screening outdoors in your hood?

Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets in Civic Park, Walnut Creek

Free admission! Join families in central Walnut Creek’s Civic Park for The Secret Life of Pets, a film about the secret adventures pets embark on when their owners are away. Get there early and enjoy live music by The Sandi Bell Trio before the screening. Bring a picnic or head to one of the many nearby local restaurants for a bite prior to the film.

Location: Civic Park, Walnut Creek

Price: Free

Ages: All ages

Day: Friday, July 15, 7 pm – 10 pm

Website: http://www.walnut-creek.org/departments/arts-recreation-and-community-services/recreation-parks/news/-arch-1

Note: Movies begin at dusk. Please do not bring pets.

Don’t miss the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, an annual summer fest of fun at the Yerba Buena Gardens, of course!

Caterpillar Puppets: A Puppet Show @ Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

The Children’s Garden series features tons of interactive performances just for kids and families. This weekend, catch Joe Leon’s Caterpillar Puppets, as he shares familiar fairy tales that take unexpected and hilarious twists and turns along the way.  

Location: Yerba Buena Gardens, Children’s Garden at Howard and Fourth Streets.

Date: Friday, July 14, 11 am – 12:45 pm; Weekly recurring on Fridays

Price: Free

Ages: All ages

Website: https://ybgfestival.org/event/caterpillar-puppets-2017/

Check out this interactive family program for your inner-botanist and your curious child.

Bug Eaters: All about Carnivorous Plants @ UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Berkeley

Lead by the UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden team, you will uncover the inner workings of cool carnivorous plants (yes, they eat insects!). From the infamous Venus Fly Trap to the exotic California native “cobra plant”, you’ll be a carnivorous plant pro by the end of the program. Plus, take home a new pet plant (and give it a name!)

Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Day: Saturday, July 15th, 10 am – 11 am

Price: $16 for nonmembers, $12 for members

Ages: All ages

Website: http://bit.ly/2uVS1YF

Note: Registration includes Garden admission!

Did you know the Bay Area Discovery Museum has over SIX daily drop-in programs for children ages ranging from 6 months to 10 years?

Drop-in Play @ The Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

That means each time you visit, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience something new! These programs (and exhibits, too!) provide children with experiences that help them to develop creative and conceptual thinking skills. Drop-in this Sunday for an engaging, educational experience with many programs to choose from!

Location: Bay Area Discovery Museum

Day: Sunday, July 16th

Hours: Open 9 am – 5 pm

Price:  General Admission tickets include access to all indoor and outdoor exhibits, plus a wide range of daily drop-in programs.

$12.95 – Baby (ages 6-11 months)

$13.95 – Child (ages 1-17)

$13.95 – Adult (ages 18-64)

$12.95 – Senior (ages 65+)

Website:  http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/