Kiddie Koncierge: Resources - Weekend
Activities
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Kiddie Koncierge is the SF Bay
Area's premier resource for fun,
interesting, unique, and
creative kids activities.

We provide recommendations,
reviews, and resources on all
sorts of fun things to do in San
Francisco, Berkeley/Oakland,
San Jose, Marin, and beyond!
Every weekend, there are a bunch of great things going on around
the Bay Area - many of them FREE.  Here are a few ongoing
activities:  

Saturday
de Young, San Francisco
Doing and Viewing Art.  10:30 am & 1:30 pm
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Randall Museum, San Francisco
Saturdays are Special.  Every Saturday from 1:00 pm
(More)

Jelly Belly Factory Tours, Fairfield, FREE
Open Daily 9 am to 4 pm, Except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
Day, New Years Day, and Easter Sunday (
More)

MOCHA Drop-In Studio, Oakland
Tues-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (
More)

Lakeshore Learning Store, Walnut Creek, San Leandro, San Jose
(
Map), FREE
FREE Crafts projects for kids 3+
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (
More)

Home Depot Kids Workshops, Every Store (Store Locator), FREE
FREE Crafts projects every 1st Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m. (
More)
Kids 5-12

Sunday
Children's Fairyland, Oakland
Puppet Shows, Theater
and Arts & Crafts
Saturday and Sunday
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Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
Drop in Art 1-3 p.m.
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JCC SF, San Francisco
Family Fun Days, 10:00 a.m. onwards
(More)

SF MOMA, San Francisco
Family Studio, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (More)

The Buddy Club,
San Francisco, Marin, Berkeley (More)

Jelly Belly Factory Tours
, Fairfield  FREE
Open Daily 9 am to 4 pm, Except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
Day, New Years Day, and Easter Sunday
(More)

MOCHA Drop-In Studio, Oakland
Tues-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. (
More)

Yoshi's Jack London Square, Oakland
Why not make a day of it in Jack London Square?  
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. traipse aboard the tall ships and  
    share your tales of the high seas with the crew
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. forage for provisions and lunch at
    the Jack London Square Farmers Market then stash the
    booty in your car and
  • Take in a Family Jazz Matinée at Yoshi’s!  For $20
    ($18 when you have an ever so convenient child with you –
    who will cost an additional $5), You and the family can take
    in a first class performance at an awesome performance
    space.  The show begins at 2:00 p.m. but the line begins
    before 1:00 p.m.  Here’s a hint:  buy your ticket, wait in line,
    get your hand stamped, take the little tags they give you,
    mark your seats, and then grab lunch at the restaurant (they
    DO have a nice $6 lunch for the kids, but the adult food will
    cost you a lot more) or walk across the street to Jack
    London Square or to any of the dozens of great restaurants
    like E&J’s Barbecue and grab a quick bite there before you
    head back.  Of course, the music is top notch and the
    performers really play to the audience.

A note on seats:  you CAN go for the café tables near the
stage but they can be uncomfortable and the volume can be
loud.  There are a bunch of booths just behind the café
tables – a lot more comfortable and roomy.  If you can’t quite
get it together to go grab a bite and come back, they DO
have table service with a decent menu.  There is a one drink
minimum – even the kids.  For a complete listing of acts and
to buy tickets (you can buy tickets at the door), visit
http://yoshis.inticketing.com/evlist.php.  

NOTE:
 if you live in San Francisco, the SF Yoshi’s has a
similar arrangement for Sunday matinees.  For a listing of
SF matinees, check out:  
http://sfyoshis2.inticketing.com/evlist.php

For directions to Oakland, visit:  
http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/directions

For directions to San Francisco, visit
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/directions

Note: Parking at Oakland is pretty easy,  There is a
validated garage right next to Yoshi’s where it will cost
you about $5.75 for lunch and the show.  On a Sunday, you
can also do street parking.  

San Francisco’s Yoshi’s has parking under the club.  You  
can try your luck on the streets, but that could be
challenging.
Weekend Activities
Published May 12, 2010
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