Things to do with Marin Tweens and Teens – May

Things to Do with Tweens and Teens in May

ExploratoriumAs I’ve been researching things to do with tweens and teens in Marin (especially teens), I’ve realized that there are many activities for teens to do in and around Marin, but it does take some effort to get older kids engaged.  Last month during my kids’ spring break I took them to the Exploratorium.  It was easy to find exhibits that my 7 year old liked, but every so often when I ran into my son and his friend they would say, “we’ve seen it all…when are we going to leave?”  Then, I’d tell them we weren’t ready to leave and they would go off and find other exhibits to investigate. This FORCED them to look at exhibits that they might have otherwise dismissed. I guess the point that I’m trying to make is that as a parent we don’t have to keep our teens entertained or try to engage them anymore, but we should still make the effort to expose them to new environments so they can make their own discoveries.

Open now thru September 4th at the Exploratorium is the following baseball exhibit:

Opening on May 1st (thru September 4th) is the Science of Baseball self-guided tour where your child can investigate the insides of a baseball, learn what makes a curve ball and test his or her reaction time with a bat. This exhibit is included in the price of admission!

Things happening in May include S.T.A.R. (Standardized Testing and Reporting)  Testing, Swim Season, Baseball Season and Proms! By the way, while it’s worrisome that a hacker can cause a gaming system network such as the PS3 to be down for over two weeks, I can’t help feeling glad that my son hasn’t been bugging me to play, especially with the weather being so lovely!

Sun. 5/1

Author EventWorld Without Fish, Sunday, Book Passage,  4 p.m (age 11 & p) Author Mark Kurlansky presents his new book World Without Fish. It’s
intended for ages 10 up and adults, but the event will certainly appeal to
all ages. The book has graphic novel elements and is full of wonderful (and
alarming) info about the oceans.

Event – Holocaust Remembrance Day, Contemporary Jewish Museum, 3-5pm. Art Buffs: Expression at Existence. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, youth leaders from the CJM and Youth Speaks co-facilitate a teen workshop on painter Charlotte Salomon. Admission: As part of Holocaust Remembrance Day, admission to the Museum and this program is free.

Event – The 21st Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show,  Half Moon Bay Airport, 10 am – 4pm. Half Moon Bay’s spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries — more than 2,000 ultra cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic displays for public viewing. Automobiles ranging from hot rods, dragsters, customs, low riders, imports, street machines and muscle cars to fanciful touring, luxury, and sports cars; also exceptional vintage warbirds, classics from the 40’s and 50’s and homebuilt aircraft, tricked out trucks and motorcycles, Model T fire engines, antique engines and tractorshelicopter and plane rides, kinetic art, rolling sculptures, extreme toys, mega-modified machines, military vehicles, a display of advanced“green” technology vehicles, high-flying Freestyle Motocross DemosUnicycle Drag Racingmonster truck ridesgo-kart rideskid’s amusements, food and live music with Shana Morrison, Claddagh and special guests — to benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.

Film – SF International Film Festival. See site for specific times and films.

Event – Bay Area Teen Idol, Fairmont Hotel, Venetian Room, San Francisco, 3pm.

 Come see and hear the best Bay Area vocal talent in the Bay Area as they compete in front of the celebrity guest judges.

Festival – The Glen Park Festival, Glen Park area of San Francisco. Something for everyone, Diamond St, SF. 10am-4:30pm. The festival is held right in San Francisco’s Glen Park village, along Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery, as well as extending down Wilder street.

Street Faire – The How Weird Street Faire, Howard St in San Francisco, noon – 8pm. All ages welcome. The How Weird Street Faire envisions a place of peace, where all people can come and find some similarities and common interests among diverse music and art, building bridges of understanding and friendship. A place to celebrate all of the ways people cooperate and work together. A place where our differences and unique perspectives are appreciated as things of beauty, rather than causes for conflict. And most importantly, we envision a place of fun. Colorful costumes encouraged.

Mon  5/2

Film – SF International Film Festival. See sit for specific times and films.

Tues 5/3

Film – SF International Film Festival. See site for specific times and films.

Parent Event – Speaker  Dr. Ginsburg will discuss how children and teens can develop positive coping strategies, the red flags of an at-risk youth, and how parents can help facilitate the seven Cs in their children: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control. Lark Theater, Larkspur, 7:00 PM. Presented by the Marin Primary and Middle School.

Weds 5/4

Concert – Ke$ha Get $leazy Tour, Warfield Theater, SF, 8pm.

Film – SF International Film Festival. Check the site for specific times and film titles and descriptions.

Thurs 5/5

Amber Morris Voice Coaching - 2011 Student Showcase

Event –

Amber Morris Voice Coaching 2011 Students’ Showcase, George’s San Rafael. Local voice coach Amber Morris brings to George’s Nightclub her spectacular annual showcase of teen singers. The show features an all-star band including some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians to support these rising stars. This show sells out! Advance purchase suggested. 8pm.

Film – SF International Film Festival. Last night of the festival. Check the website for specific times and film titles.

Fri 5/6

Event – Future Fridays, Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. 

Event – 15th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam Semi-Finals, Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St, Oakland. $5 Youth Under 24. $10 General Audience7:00pm (near Lake Merritt BART)

Theater – The Wizard of Oz performed by the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts featuring a cast of over 50 including children, teen and adults. The San Anselmo Playhouse, 7:30 pm.

Friday, May 6. Cine/Club – movie club for teens. Dolby La

bs. Cine/Club is held on Friday nights. These events are free to students, their guests, mento

rs, parents and friends of Art & Film. No need to RSVP. Dolby Labs (100 Potrero Ave.) Refres

hments are served at 6:30 and the film begins at 7 unless otherwise noted.  Patrice Leconte’s Ridicule (1996 France). This story of a poor French aristocrat who, in order to pay for a drainage projec to rid his land of disease carrying mosquitoes, must learn to play the delicate and deadly games of wit at the royal court of Versailles. A comedy about manners. 

5/6 

Dance Theater- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Highlights Smuin Spring Program, 5/6-15 – Michael Smuin’s tribute to the Beatles is a hip, entertaining celebration of the Beatles. Originally created in 1984 by Michael Smuin, the piece is set to nine Beatles classics, such as ‘Help,’ ‘Day Tripper,’ ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and ‘Come Together.’ 

5/6-16 Theater – San Marin High Drama Department presents Jane Eyre, 7:30 PM. San Marin High School Student Union, 15 San Marin Drive, Novato. 

Sat 5/7

Dance Theater- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Highlights – Smuin Spring Program, 5/6-15 – Michael Smuin’s tribute to the Beatles is a hip, entertaining celebration of the Beatles. Originally created in 1984 by Michael Smuin, the piece is set to nine Beatles classics, such as ‘Help,’ ‘Day Tripper,’ ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and ‘Come Together.’

Theater – The Wizard of Oz performed by the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts featuring a cast of over 50 including children, teens and adults. The Playhouse in San Anselmo, 7:30 PM.

Battle of the BandsContemporary Jewish Museum, SF.  7-11pm.  Local teen bands battle it out for prizes. This show sells out so get your tickets today! 

Sat. 5/7  –

Belvedere History Walk. Take a walking tour of Belvedere, have a BBQ lunch and enjoy the day. Tours starting at 9:30 am at Belvedere Park.

May Madness Classic Cars, 4th Street, San Rafael, 12-6pm. The parade is at 5pm. Hundreds of hot rods, customs, classics and vintage autos will line the streets of Downtown San Rafael on Saturday, May 7th. This sweet show includes Model T’s, Packards, Belaires, T-Birds, Woodies, Corvettes and more. It is a must see if you’re in the neighborhood.

Art & Film’s Art Saturdays for Teens, 10:30 AM. The last Art Walk of the Year! Art Saturdays are open to any student who is interested in attending. Just show up. We meet on the terraces outside of Metreon in Yerba Buena Gardens in the center of the downtown art scene.  The group is usually between 20 and 35 students (sometimes more).  It offers a perfect way for suburban students to become more familiar and relaxed about moving around the city, and it is an opportunity for students to meet other students from different schools who share their interest in art. Our Art Saturday programs run most every Saturday during the school year. No need to RSVP. Students tour downtown galleries and museums to take in the very latest in contemporary art before they are treated to a picnic lunch. After lunch we go see a new release film. Meet on the balcony outside Metreon overlooking Yerba Buena Park (on Mission between 3rd and 4th) 10:30 – 11:00 AM. We’ll go see galleries, followed by a picnic lunch and see a film in the afternoon.logo

Tour – Inside the Studios; A Day in the Life of a Studio Member at the Walt Disney Museum1:00pm – 3:00pm | Gallery 5 (A) 

Our Inside the Studios Series allows visitors to experience what it’s like to be a member of a studio team, through live demonstrations in our Galleries. This month we’re kicking off the series by focusing on “the Animator”. Stop by gallery 5 where you will see an animator hard at work and you can ask questions while watching the artist impart life into their drawings.

Sun 5/8

Dance Theater- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Highlights – Smuin Spring Program, 5/6-15 – Michael Smuin’s tribute to the Beatles is a hip, entertaining celebration of the Beatles. Originally created in 1984 by Michael Smuin, the piece is set to nine Beatles classics, such as ‘Help,’ ‘Day Tripper,’ ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and ‘Come Together.’


Hike – Westpoint Inn on Mt. Tam. Tell your kids that if they hike or bike to Westpoint Inn with you, they’ll be rewarded with a pancake breakfast!

Theater – The Wizard of Oz performed by the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts featuring a cast of over 50 including children, teens and adults. The Playhouse in San Anselmo, 2:00 PM.

Fri 5/13

Dance Theater- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Highlights – Smuin Spring Program, 5/6-15 – Michael Smuin’s tribute to the Beatles is a hip, entertaining celebration of the Beatles. Originally created in 1984 by Michael Smuin, the piece is set to nine Beatles classics, such as ‘Help,’ ‘Day Tripper,’ ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and ‘Come Together.’

Theater – The Wizard of Oz performed by the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts featuring a cast of over 50 including children, teens and adults. The Playhouse in San Anselmo, 7:30 PM.

Sat 5/14

Show – Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock, a new multimedia experience.  SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St, 11am.  The New York Times, which described Gustafer as “A crossGustafer Yellowgold - Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock [Apple-Eye] between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.”Entertainment Weekly praised “…The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid…absurdly appealing. Grade: A. Check out the site to read more.

Theater – The Wizard of Oz performed by the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts featuring a cast of over 50 including children, teens and adults. The Playhouse in San Anselmo, 7:30 PM.

Benefit Walk – Walk Like MADD, a benefit for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley, 9am. Walk Like MADD is the signature fundraising event of MADD, the nation’s premier organization working to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. 

Dance Theater- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Highlights – Smuin Spring Program, 5/6-15 – Michael Smuin’s tribute to the Beatles is a hip, entertaining celebration of the Beatles. Originally created in 1984 by Michael Smuin, the piece is set to nine Beatles classics, such as ‘Help,’ ‘Day Tripper,’ ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and ‘Come Together.’


Sun. 5/15

Concert – Cody Simpson & Greyson Chance “Waiting 4U” Tour, Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., SF 7:00 PM, age 6 & up. I’m not familiar with these teen sensations, but apparently millions of YouTube viewers are!

Dance Theater- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Highlights – Smuin Spring Program, 5/6-15 – Michael Smuin’s tribute to the Beatles is a hip, entertaining celebration of the Beatles. Originally created in 1984 by Michael Smuin, the piece is set to nine Beatles classics, such as ‘Help,’ ‘Day Tripper,’ ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and ‘Come Together.’

Film – Project Happiness, Rafael Film Center, San Rafael. 6:30 PM. Could creating the space for “happiness” in schools help us educate our children better? Project Happiness focuses on four teens from Santa Cruz, each of them facing personal obstacles to happiness: loss, alienation and the everyday challenges of being a teenager.

Theater – The Wizard of Oz performed by the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts featuring a cast of over 50 including children, teens and adults. The Playhouse in San Anselmo, 2:00 PM.

Sat 5/21

Computer Lab – “North Bay Scratch Day” at Dixie School, 1175 Idylberry Rd., San Rafael. 12pm – 4pm. Calling all kids and educators interested in computers and animation! Scratch is fun, free, user-friendly software that makes it easy to explore the world of computer programming and animation. On May 21st, Scratch Day, people around the world will be holding events to teach kids and teachers about the wonderful world of Scratch programming.


Concert – Kylie Minogue The Aphrodite Live 2011 Tour, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, SF, 8pm. Best known for her pop single “Get Outta My Way.”

Faire – Vintage Paper Faire, Halls of Flowers, County Fair Bldg., Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. and Lincoln, 10am – 6pm

Sun. 5/22

Play – The Mountain Play featuring “Hairspray” Mt. Tam Amphitheater, Mill Valley, 2pm.  To purchase tickets, click here.

Faire – Vintage Paper Faire, Halls of Flowers, County Fair Bldg.,

Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. and Lincoln, 10am – 4pm

Sun 5/29 –

Play – The Mountain Play featuring “Hairspray” Mt. Tam Amphitheater, Mill Valley, 2pm.  To purchase tickets, click here.

Mon 5/30 –

Race – 34th Annual Memorial Day Day Races 2011,  College of Marin, Kentfield, CA. On Monday, May 30, 2011, put your training to the test and run one of the fastest 10K courses in the Bay Area: the Marin 10K, a flat, certified loop that kicks into high gear for a dramatic finish in the College of Marin Stadium. Or challenge yourself to a walk, run, or racewalk in the Don Ritchie 5K. And don’t forget the very popular and fun Youth Track Races for kids 12 and under!

Parades:

Mill Valley – 1.6 miles – Old Mill School on Throckmorton down Miller Avenue to Tam High School at Camino Alto.

Memorial Day Commemorations:

Walking Tour of Presidio Cemetary, Presidio, SF. Join park rangers for a tour of the cemetary after the Memorial Day commemoration. About noon time.

Marin Memorial Day Services, Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael. Pay your respects to our veterans.

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  2. Diana Lipka says:

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