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Saturday, January 16, 2016

What to do MLK weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area

A few things to do this MLK holiday weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area

What: MLK 2016 at Yerba Buena Center.
Lots of different events this weekend, including a march and parade, films, music festival, kids' programs, a health festival and more.
Where: Yerba Buena Center, SF

What: Vertical launch robots and drone instruction with Dr. Stephen Morris
When: Saturday, January 16 at 11 (vertical launch robot) and  1-4 (drone instruction); Monday, January 18 for the drone instruction also from 1-3:30
Where: Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos
Cost: Admission only for vertical launch robot, admission plus $5 for drone instruction

What: Ami and Tami (a Hansel and Gretel twist) - a musical
When: Sunday, January 17 at 5:30-6:30 for the English version. come at 4:30 to hear excerpts from the Hebrew version
Where: Palo Alto JCC
Cost: $15/person - includes both Hebrew and English shows

What: Habitot is building the biggest sand box in the Bay Area! It's a temporary exhibit called Sand Zone and it's open January 18-24 from 10-6 and on Friday from 10-8 at the parking lot at the northeast intersection of Adeline and Alcatraz in Berkeley. It's free!
Theme days: 
Monday (Martin Luther King Day) - Construction Zone Kick off celebration with Oakland Raider's LB, Lorenzo Alexander plus digging, building, excavating
Tuesday - Dinosaur Dig Dig for dinosaur bones, make casts of dinosaur footprints
Wednesday - Gold Rush Pan for gold and find gold nuggets
Thursday - Moon Mission Impact craters, aliens visit
Friday - Luau Party Live Hawaiian music, Filipino food truck, and grass skirts and leis
Saturday - Treasure Island - treasure maps lead to hidden treasure, pirates welcome!
Sunday - Sand Castles - castle builders on hand to help you build

What: Panda's: the Journey Home in 3-D, a National Geographic film
Where: Lawrence Hall of Science
When: twice a day on weekdays, more often on weekends.
Cost: $4 plus admission

Red Tricycle has a good list of things to do this weekend.
SF Fun Cheap has a list as well.

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