March 2014 Newsletter
March is a great month for family fun in the Bay Area with family concerts, theater performances, art workshops and nature activities!
Daylight savings time begins on March 9, St. Patrick's Day is March 17 and the first day of spring is March 20.
Below are just some of the many fun events happening in the Bay Area this month. Visit our Special Events page for a complete list of family-friendly activities.
Have a wonderful month in the Bay Area!
Shrek The Musical performed by Children's Musical Theatre ~ San Jose, March 7-16
We've got the Dragon! Donkey! Princess Fiona and of course, Shrek at the CMT Mainstage production of Shrek The Musical. Tickets go on sale January 24 for this CMT premier, perfect for the entire family! Tickets available at www.cmtsj.org/tickets.
Sid the Science Kid Live! at the Fox Theatre ~ Redwood City, March 9
"Sid the Science Kid", the popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life in the incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela, and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world! "Sid the Science Kid Live!" will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing and excited to figure out more about the great unknown, together!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Bay Area Children's Theater ~ Berkeley, March 1-16
In this new musical adaptation of Grace Lin’s Newbery Honor Book, WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, a spunky young girl in an ancient mythical China sets out on an adventure-filled quest to improve her family’s fortune, with help along the way from a friendly dragon.
Children’s Art Workshop Series ~ San Francisco, March 22
Explore the themes of exhibitions on display at San Francisco art museums, develop drawing and painting skills, and cultivate unique artistic gifts in a small group setting! Workshops will be offered once a month for groups of four to six children, and students will receive personal instruction tailored to individual interests and ability. In the March workshop, students will create paintings inspired by O’Keeffe’s vibrant flowers and expressive landscapes.
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Bay Area Children's Theater ~ San Ramon, March 1-2, Mill Valley, March 8-16, San Francisco, March 22-30
When the Watsons move into their new home with their darling porcine wonder, Mercy, their neighbor, Eugenia, is appalled to discover that she is living next door to a PIG. Her solution? A call to Animal Control. This wild, comic adventure is adapted from the hilarious series by Kate DiCamillo.
Astronomy Shows at Fujitsu Planetarium ~ Cupertino, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Visit the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College on Saturday evenings to enjoy planetarium shows especially for children. Shows include Magic Treehouse Space Mission, The Little Star that Could, The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket and more.
St. Patrick's Day Celebratons
Playing in the Past: Irish Traditions (Free) - Redwood City, March 7
Flying Leprechaun Day at Hiller Aviation - San Carlos, March 15
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival (Free) - San Francisco, March 15
St. Patrick's Day Celebration (Free) - Dublin, March 15-16
Shamrock Day at Habitot - Berkeley, March 17
Family Concerts & Performances
Red Grammer in Concert - Fremont, March 1
Children's Concerts at La Pena - Berkeley, March 1, 8, 22
Preschool Performance Series: Timothy James - Danville, March 7
The Pop Ups - Palo Alto, March 9
Baby Loves Disco - San Francisco, March 9
CSMA Community Concert (Free) - Mountain View, March 16
Signing Time Concert - South San Francisco, March 22
Oakland Youth Chorus Spring Fling and Sing - Oakland, March 23
San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Family Concert (Free) - San Francisco, March 29, Oakland & San Mateo, March 30
The Pirates of Penzance by CMTSJ - San Jose, March 1-2
The Sound of Music by PYT - Mountain View, March 1-9
Dr. Doolittle by San Carlos Children's Theater - San Carlos, March 7-16
Snow White and Rose Red by Actors' Theater for Children - Santa Rosa, March 7-16
Charlotte's Web by CTC - Sunnyvale, March 8, 15
Sleeping Beauty by Fantasy Forum Actors - Walnut Creek, March 13-16
Lost in Seuss by Palo Alto Children's Theatre - Palo Alto, March 15-16
Sunday Sampler at Berkeley Rep (Free) - Berkeley, March 16
Peter Pan by TheatreWorks - Saratoga, March 22
The Reluctant Dragon by CTC - Sunnyvale, March 22, 28, 29
Jack and the Beanstalk by East Bay Children's Theatre - Berkeley, March 23 & Lafayette, March 30
Arts & Crafts
Family Art Day at Triton Museum (Free) - Santa Clara, March 1
Doing and Viewing Art at the De Young - San Francisco, March 1, 8, 15, 29
Free First Sunday at OMCA (Free) - Oakland, March 2
Family Sundays at Cantor Arts Center (Free) - Stanford, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design - San Francisco, March 8, 22
Animals & Nature
Children's Program at Green Gulch Farm - Muir Beach, March 2
Storytime and Family Walk at SF Botantical Garden - San Francisco, March 2, 16
Family Night Hike and Campfire - Sausalito, March 8
Johnny Appleseed Day at Ardenwood - Fremont, March 9
Family Day at Sienna Ranch - Lafayette, March 9
Gardening with Children - Palo Alto, March 29
Spring Fling at Filoli - Woodside, March 29
History & Culture
Saturday Kids Club at Peralta Hacienda - Oakland, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Preschool Super Fun Sunday at CJM: Purim Party - San Francisco, March 9
USS Hornet Family Liveaboard Overnight - Alameda, March 14
History for Half Pints (Free) - San Francisco, March 8
Jr. Engineer Day at Golden Gate Model Railroaders (Free) - San Francisco, March 15
Science & Technology
Family Moonlight Hike at Chabot - Oakland, March 7
Marine Science Sunday (Free) - Sausalito, March 9, 23
Pi Day - Free Day at the Exploratorium (Free) - San Francisco, March 14