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What to Do This Weekend With the Kids (Sept. 15 – 16)

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TGIF! Here are our picks for kid-friendly events happening in San Francisco this weekend. If you’ll be on the Peninsula, check out the calendar for things to do.

We welcome you to add other upcoming events to our new community calendar, launching in October! 

In your downtime, catch up on our articles from the week. Keep scrolling or click here to jump to the links. Enjoy your weekend!

What to Do 

Saturday, Sept. 15

Pete the Cat | Bay Area Children’s Theater

Children’s Creativity Museum

10:30; 1:30; 4:00

When the cat-catcher finds Pete rockin’ out on his guitar after bedtime, he sends Pete to the Biddles’ to learn some manners. But Pete won’t go silently into house cat arrest–not when he can jam with the family and help Jimmy Biddle paint the crucial picture he needs to pass second grade.

Rock out with Pete the Cat and friends in this groovy musical! Purr-fect for ages 3-8.

Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival 

Grant Ave. between California and Broadway

11am-6pm

Two days of entertainment, food, shopping, dragon parades, cultural events, and children’s activities.

Shakespeare in the Park: A Mid Summer’s Night Dream

McClaren Park Jerry Garcia Amphitheater

2pm 

“The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is proud to present our 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Sunday, Sept. 16

Pete the Cat | Bay Area Children’s Theater

Children’s Creativity Museum

10:30; 1:30

When the cat-catcher finds Pete rockin’ out on his guitar after bedtime, he sends Pete to the Biddles’ to learn some manners. But Pete won’t go silently into house cat arrest–not when he can jam with the family and help Jimmy Biddle paint the crucial picture he needs to pass second grade.

Rock out with Pete the Cat and friends in this groovy musical! Purr-fect for ages 3-8.

Creativity Festival

Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens

10am – 4am

“Join us in celebrating creativity and innovation with a variety of hands-on, family-friendly activities. This is a free event held throughout the Yerba Buena Children’s Garden.

  • Slime time! – Experiment with different ingredients to create your own slime.
  • Parachutes and Flying Machines – Design and test your own parachutes and flying machines.
  • Live music from Chelle! & Friends – presented in cooperation with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Check https://creativity.org/calendar/creativity-festival/1537092000/ for complete information.”

Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival 

Grant Ave. between California and Broadway

11am-6pm

Two days of entertainment, food, shopping, dragon parades, cultural events, and children’s activities.

Let’s Plant with Tracy!

11-12:30

Playland at 43rd Ave.

“Join Tracy Thatcher for another Family Garden Workshop! Help prepare the communal gardens for winter with plants that thrive in the Outer Sunset as the seasons changes. Have fun in the Playland Community Garden”

Urban Air Market

Hayes Valley, Patricia’s Green

11am – 6 pm

Twice a year Urban Air Market comes to Hayes Valley with over 150 vendors, live music, and interactive art.

Shakespeare in the Park: A Mid Summer’s Night Dream

Presidio Parade Ground

2pm 

“The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is proud to present our 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

JAMband Family Concert

3-4pm

Park Chalet

“There’s nothing better than singing and dancing together outside under the green trees and big blue sky. The concert is all ages, and free. Food and bevs available for a fee.”

Union Square Live

2-4 pm 

Union Square

Check out free concerts and performances happening throughout the month. Click here for details. 

 

What to Read 

In case you missed it, here are the week’s posts from San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog. 

Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog

 

MVCode Teaches Kids More than Computer Programming

Learn more about the benefits to kids when they learn to code.

How to Offer Help Without Using the “H” Word

Meredith shares five alternative phrases to “Do you need help?” that work with your little ones.

How to Do 24 Hours in Vegas

A quick getaway in Vegas is just what the doctor ordered! Here’s how to make it happen. Your kids will barely notice you’re gone!

How to Parent When You’re Out of Patience

Lorrie confesses that stress at work and at home lead her to lose her patience with her kids. Here’s how she’s working on it. 

5 Major Changes That Happen in Middle Schoo

Samone tells us what to expect when our daughters hit puberty and warns just how quickly it can happen.

Top 10 Favorite Trader Joe’s Products

Amy shares her go-to products from Trader Joe’s for healthy meals and snacks.

Best Strollers for San Francisco

Our writers reviewed all of their strollers to help you make a decision on your next purchase. There’s still time to enter the giveaway, too! 

Meet Up at Cafe Boho!

Celebrate the first story hour at Cafe Boho with a free drink with food purchase, music from Little Bears music, and coloring sheets from the Magical Attic.

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