See you at Cal Day?

visting the bug doctor

There really is something for everyone as UC Berkeley, AKA Cal, opens its doors to the families of the East Bay for Cal Day. My husband and fourth grader have their eyes on auditing another physics class while my second grader and toddler want to run around the grounds making slime and looking for doggies and birdies […]

Ticket Alert: Fancy Nancy, Hairspray, and ANNIE

ANNIE at SHN San Francisco

Three delightful musicals are coming to town and here’s enough warning to buy tickets for your family. Bay Area Children’s Theatre presents Fancy Nancy at Freight & Salvage Nancy loves glitter and big words and everything embellished. Nancy and her dance class friends will soon perform Deep Sea Dance, their first recital (fancy for show)! She […]

{Giveaway} Summer camp at Brushstrokes Studio

Win a week of Camp at Brushstrokes

We are so excited that one of our lucky readers will win a free week of summer camp at Brushstrokes Studio! Brushstrokes Summer Camp offers weekly Art Camps for Kids (ages 6-9), Mini Matisse Camps (ages 4-5), Summer Workshops for Teens & Tweens (ages 10 & up), Afternoon Camp, and a CIT Program (ages 14-18). […]

Westside Art Studio has classes, workshops, and camps for young artists

Young artists from Westside Studio

Thanks to Westside Art Studio for sponsoring 510Families.com this week. Jennifer Burke’s art classes in the Berkeley area are legendary in my community of parent friends. “Her art classes are unbelievable,” my extremely opinionated friend Sabrina once told me. She cited these classes as one of the East Bay’s best kept secrets. Another trusted friend, […]

Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2015 (Giveaway!)

BAIFF_Poster_2015

Hey movie lovers, the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2015 (BAICFF) takes place this month in Oakland, and we are giving away two sets of tickets. (Scroll down to enter.) (Kids participating in a BAICFF stop-motion animation workshop) Saturday, January 24 (10 am – 7:30 pm) Sunday, January 25 (10 am – 7 pm) Build zoetropes […]

Reader Tip: Ragged Wing Youth Ensemble

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Ragged Wing Youth Theater Ensemble, a devised theater group for middle and high school students in downtown Oakland. Youth are trained in physical theater, writing, directing, producing and performing an original play. Performances will be in Performances will be held May 12 and 13, 2015. Registration is due by January 21 for High School students […]

Ticket Alerts: Nutcracker, Velveteen Rabbit, and other holiday performances

Alameda's The Nutcracker

Putting on a pair of not-sneakers and attending a ballet is an annual tradition for many families. If you’ve got kids who are ready for a large-scale theater experience for the holidays, here are some local performances to choose from. Alameda Civic Ballet’s The Nutcracker: A Holiday Family Favorite San Francisco Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker […]