2023 May Events Roundup – Presented by Bay Area Children’s Theater (BACT)


    Join Bay Area Children’s Theatre for a family favorite book brought to life!

    All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can’t seem to move without a clumsy step. But with the help of a wise cricket, he finds his own song, and dances to the beat of his own drum! In this stage adaptation of the beloved children’s book, filled with African rhythm and lots of dancing, Gerald learns that his differences are what make him special.

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    Show Information

    Performance runs 60 minutes

    Recommended all ages

    Location: San Francisco 

    When: Saturdays & Sundays at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM

    Dates: June 10-11 & June 17 -18 

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    May 13 @ 9:00am-10:30am

    A Moment of Bliss with Your Little One

    Stanford Shopping Center invites you to enjoy a moment of bliss with your little one in celebration of Mother’s Day. Experience yoga in the Center Pavilion lead by YogaSix and a complimentary refresh experience from Aesop. To commemorate the event, mothers will be gifted a small token of appreciation in courtesy of YogaSix, Aesop, Läderach Chocolatier Suisse, and Sigona’s Farmers Market.

    All ticket proceeds go to Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments to support resources for women and children facing domestic violence.

    May 2023: San Francisco Bay Area Family Events Roundup

    Experiential Art, Caregiver & Me (18 mo – 3 years)

    Wednesday May 03
    Redwood City Parks, 1400 Roosevelt Ave
    Redwood City, 94061 + Google Map

    In this caregiver & me visual arts class, toddlers are exposed to a variety of developmentally appropriate material centered experiences. Children and their caregiver will engage with art making through material exploration, song, and stories. Participants will have a choice of the type of materials they choose to explore during class with multiple material centered provocations set up each week…

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    Free First Wednesday Admission is free to Bay Area residents* Bay Area Discovery Museum

    May 3 | Free

    Bay Area Discovery Museum557 McReynolds Rd
    Sausalito, CA + Google Map

    Free First Wednesday Admission is free to Bay Area residents* the first Wednesday of every other month. Advanced reservations are not required, and a suggested $20 donation per group is appreciated. *Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.

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    Storytime: For Families at Salesforce Park Rooftop Garden

    May 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am | Free

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 22, 2023

    Salesforce Tower425 Mission Street Rooftop
    San Francisco, 94105 United States 
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    Enjoy fun and educational songs, rhymes and stories with Main Children’s Center librarians in this special storytime for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families every Wednesday in the Main Plaza of Salesforce Transit Center Park, in the rooftop garden. (Because this is an outdoor venue, this event may be canceled without notice due to weather conditions.)

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    All Around the World Storytime and Craft in the Park

    May 5 – 1:00PM to 2:00PM l Free

    Civic Park Assembly Hall

    1375 Civic Dr
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596United States
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    Come join us in-person as we celebrate and explore All Around the World with stories and a craft! We will begin with storytime followed by a craft activity. Recommended ages are 2-6. All children are welcome. Caregivers / Parents must be present to engage with their children during…

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    Vacaville Ballet Company presents Wizard of Oz

    May 5 @ 7:00 pm

    Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre

    1010 Ulatis Drive
    Vacaville, CA 94587 United States
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    Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion on an adventure down the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard! Vacaville Ballet Company presents a brand new production with beautiful costumes, magical surprises, and delightful dancing. VBC is excited to be working with the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre to debut their new Broadway-caliber projection system. This project was made possible through SVOG funding and they’ve been working hard to make this new technology available for all their clients…

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    Carnival Spectacular

    May 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Swings and Wings

    2307 Blanding Avenue Suite E
    Alameda, 94501 United States
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    Join us under the big top for this extravaganza!
    With food, games & special play!

    Don’t miss this family friendly day of magic!

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    Mom+Me Petites

    May 6
    Studio1120 Irvine Street
    San Francisco, United States 
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    Alyx Jones Photography Mom + Me Petites SPRING 2023 OFFERINGS Mom + Me Petites: 10 minutes, $300, (1) 5×7, 3 digital downloads Spring Minis: 15 minutes $300, 15+ digital downloads

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    First Sundays Oakland Museum of California

    Every first Sunday of the month $5

    Oakland, CA 94607 United States + Google Map

    Spend your Sunday with us and find out why “East Bay Express” calls OMCA “the best museum for the people, by the people.” Every first Sunday of the month, enjoy admission to OMCA with a suggested donation of $5 for general admission. There is a $6 charge for special exhibitions in the Great Hall. Experience all that our Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences have to offer. In between exploring the galleries, pick up some locally-made goods from…

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    Yoga in the Park 

    May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

    Civic Park

    1375 Civic Drive
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596United States
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    Civic Park Community Center has joined forces with Yoga Flow SF Walnut Creek for a pay what you can gentle yoga flow in the park. This gentle yoga flow class offers you an alignment based, mindful and safe yoga practice. This class is suitable for those brand new to yoga and those who like a slower paced practice. We will focus key poses found in many classes and styles and offer modifications for how to meet the pose with the physical reality you have at that particular moment in time….

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    First Responders Appreciation Day 

    May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    29355 Arnold Dr.
    Sonoma, CA 95476 United States + Google Map

    Join the Gary Sinise Foundation and our friends at Amazon on Saturday, May 6th, as we show love and support for our Sonoma County First Responders! We will be celebrating these brave men and women with a full day of family-friendly activities, free food, and a performance from former firefighter and country star, Tyler Braden!

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    Blankets & Blockbusters 

    May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Thrive City

    1725 3rd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94158United States
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    Blankets & Blockbusters – In celebration of Mother’s Day, Thrive City will host a family-friendly matinee viewing of “Freaky Friday” on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. In addition to the movie showcase, the event will include festive craft stations, massage chairs, a kid’s zone, and healthy lifestyle resources provided by Kaiser Permanente.

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    Walnut Creek Volunteer Fair

    May 20 @ 10:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Civic Park Assembly Hall

    1375 Civic Dr
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596United States
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    Join us at our Volunteer Fair on Sat. May 20, 2023 at 10am – 1pm for a day of networking with organizations, non-profits, local and county agencies that offer volunteer opportunities in the East Bay…

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    Kid’s One-Time Pottery Wheel-Throwing and Handbuilding Class at Clayroom

    May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


    1431 17th Street
    San Francisco, 94107 United States
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    Kids TryDay Classes (Handbuilding)- Sign your child up for a one-time pottery event of making their own handbuilt creations! In this class they will be learning how to make functional pottery through the methods of pinching and slab building. Open to Grade levels 1-6!…

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    Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge
    Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge

    Join us in solving water challenges to expand water access and resilience for all. By competing in this virtual hackathon, you will have the opportunity to:

    Over eight weeks, solve one of the following challenge statements in teams of up to 5 students:
    Compete from a USD $20,000 prize pool awarded for projects in 2 tracks – high school (secondary) & university tracks and receive a certificate for submitting a project.
    Receive mentorship & participate in educational webinars with water industry experts.
    Get access to the Xylem Water Master Class, a series of engaging video classes, to learn a range of essential water topics from water sustainability to design thinking.
    This global virtual hackathon is open to students between 13 and 25. Innovators of all experience levels are encouraged to join.
    Visit the website to learn more about the challenges and register TODAY!


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