Winter Weekends with Kids and Art

Alternatives to screen time abound in the Bay Area's lively kid-friendly art scene. Plan a weekend excursion to one of these events in January and check our comprehensive calendar for more "family time" ideas.

“Wonderland: Alice's Rock and Roll Adventure” at Bay Area Children’s Theatre Center/Berkeley, Ongoing


Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” this BACT production re-imagines Alice’s curiosity while adding some rock and roll flair. Tumble down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland to experience the magic side by side with the Cheshire Cat, the Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.  See details.

“Mind the Gap: A Circus-Dance Show” at the Kinetic Arts Center/Oakland, January 11-20


Created and performed by Bay Area twins Molly and Aviva Rose-Williams, Mind the Gap plays on the often gaping abyss between communication and comprehension. Through song, dance, acrobats and emotion, this performance captures the story of twins on a journey to understand their differences.  Learn more.


Afternoon Art at the Randall Museum through January 26


The Randall Museum offers Saturday drop-in art workshops for parents and children who want a creative and artistic bonding experience. Build paper lanterns to illuminate the New Year, tell a story with an accordion book, craft coffee filter sculptures or paint foam printed scrolls depending on the Saturday you choose! Parental supervision required.  Check it out here.

See more kid-centric events here.