Wicked. Aug. 27-Sept. 24. Broadway San Jose presents the untold story of the witches of Oz, their remarkable odyssey and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. $44-96. San Jose.
In the Park After Dark Movie Night. Aug. 29 and 30. Meet at the playground to enjoy a screening of the film Men in Black under the stars with family and friends. Bring low chairs or blankets and a flashlight. FREE. San Jose.
Papa Doo Run Run at the Boardwalk. Aug. 29. This band returns to perform tunes from the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and many of your beach party favorites. FREE. Santa Cruz
Hula Hoop Fitness Class. Aug. 31. Learn the basics of moving the hoop around your torso as well as moving your feet, incorporating arms and some off-body moves. Hoops provided, no experience needed. Meet at the boat center lawn. Registration required. FREE. Los Gatos.
Geology Hike. Aug. 31. See and touch ancient basalt and sandstone. Discover the complex geologic history of the Calaveras-Hayward fault areas within the greater Diablo Range. Meet at the boat launch area. Morgan Hill. FREE.
San Francisco, Marin & Peninsula
LEGENDS. Aug. 26-Sept. 1. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents LEGENDS, an all-new show with performers from around the globe undertaking feats of daring and spectacles of strength to summon mysterious mythical creatures of the past: a unicorn, Pegasus and Woolly Mammoth. Tickets are $20 and up. Daly City.
Music on the Square. Aug. 29. Pack a picnic dinner and your dancing shoes for the pop and soul band Pride & Joy on the Courthouse Square. 6-8pm. FREE. 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. 650-780-7340.
Kings Mountain Art Fair. Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Hang out in a gorgeous redwood forest and enjoy great food and fresh air while kids experience local art, explore a Native American teepee, play games and create their own art. Relax in the Parent's Retreat overlooking Kiddie Hollow while the children play. FREE. Woodside.
Millbrae Festival. Aug. 30-31. Don't miss the 44th annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival featuring a Mardi Gras-style feast, live music, artists, food and drinks, kids' activities and more. FREE. Millbrae
Milagra Ridge Walking Tour. Aug. 31. Discover Milagra Ridge’s military history from World War II gun emplacements for coastal defense to the Nike missile launch site. FREE. Pacifica.
Pops in the Plaza. Aug. 28. Join the California Symphony for its 16th annual free concert. 6:30-8:30pm. FREE. Todos Santos Plaza, Salvio and Grant streets, Concord.
Storytime @ OMCA. Aug. 29. Enjoy family-friendly story time with guests from the Oakland Public Library. This is part of a special reading event offered the last Fri. of each month during Friday Nights @ OMCA. 6-6:30pm. Admission to the gallery is $7.50 adults, 18 and under FREE. Oakland.
Zoovie Night. Aug. 30. Get in your jammies and bring your pillows, blankets, chairs and the whole family to enjoy the movie How to Train Your Dragon. Meet some of the nocturnal education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo's costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own treats. 6:30-9:30pm. $7. Oakland.
Citizen Science Bat Watch. Aug. 31. Explore the nocturnal world of bats and help gain an understanding of their secretive habits. Use bat detectors and record observations at a bat feeding site. Registration required; no early exit or late entrance. Meet in parking lot. 6:30-9:30pm. $6. Pleasanton.
Greathouse Visitor Center. Aug. 31. View the workings of a 20th Century sand mine and learn about the lives of 19th Century coal miners in the Greathouse Visitor Center, where you can see displays of artifacts and photographs and view a video about the preserve. 10am-4:30pm. $5. Antioch.