Berkeley Playhouse run of Avenue Q includes a kid-friendly experience

Berkeley Playhouse - Kids Program

Berkeley Playhouse is presenting the R-rated Broadway show, Avenue Q, from September 17 to October 11. The show’s theme is the transition to adulthood and the realization that the real world is different from the simplified version of life that we all learned about from children’s television programming. While the show features adult language, sexual […]

Oakland Art & Soul festival 2015

Art + Soul Festival in Oakland

Easily accessed by BART, the Oakland Art & Soul Festival will take over downtown Oakland with live music, food, artist’s booths and a kid zone for two days, August 1 and 2. Free attended bike parking and ferry access are also rounding out the transit options. Children under 12 are free while adult admission costs […]

Is Beach Blanket Babylon good for kids?

Beach Blanket Babylon: SF skyline crazy hat

My husband and I were recently treated to a performance of the long-running (since 1974!) theater musical revue, Beach Blanket Babylon. Having seen a version of this ever-changing show fifteen years ago, I was thoroughly entertained. Alec was completely caught off-guard by the style, plot, songs, hats, and humor packed with current and old school pop […]

Ticket Alert: The Day the Crayons Quit and more!

The Day the Crayons Quit is now a musical

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre company has announced their 2015-2016 season and it looks like a lot of fun. Six productions are scheduled, kicking off with a preschool-friendly rendition of The Day the Crayons Quit open now through July at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland. October brings Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and moves the shows back […]

Free music series in Alameda: Summer Beats

Alameda summer concert series

Alameda is hosting a summer concert series and everyone’s invited. Summer Beats is a series of free live outdoor concerts, presented by Alameda’s South Shore Centre, in our very own East Bay beach town!  Bands will be playing from 5-7 pm on select Saturday nights. Bring your family and enjoy local wine, gorgeous sunsets, free beach balls, a professional face painter, […]

99 Days of Summer for Bay Area Kids {2015}

99days of summer in the Bay Area by 510 Families

Never run out of family fun ideas with our 99 destinations for summer fun! We have selected one outing for each day between Memorial Day through the end of August. Whether you like to add them to your calendar right now (go on, we fact-checked*), bookmark this page for inspiration, or print it out and stick it on your […]

Parents’ Guide to Oakland’s Jack London Square

Family movies at Jack London Square: waterfront flicks

Oakland’s Warehouse District has officially transformed into a beautiful sophisticated bustling waterfront with great restaurants, wineries and coffee roasters. Move over San Francisco Embarcadero! Jack London Square (AKA JLS) has become a great place to bring the kids any day of the week for fun and sight-seeing. Where to play for play dates and date nights Jack […]