King of the Golden River. Jan. 31-Feb. 14. Follow the dangerous trek of a young boy as he seeks to transform his homeland, Treasure Valley, from a barren land of red sand to its once beautiful state in this California Theatre Center production. Suggested for grades 2 and up. $13-15. Sunnyvale.
Pop Art Exhibit. Through March 15. Bay Area art collectors Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson have assembled one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century art in the world at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center. FREE. Palo Alto.
Silicon Valley: “The Lure and The Legends.” Through April 19. The exhibit highlights the ingredients in the recipe for Silicon Valley: Stanford University, the role of the military and federal government, corporate culture, climate and the venture capital community. Los Altos. FREE.
San Francisco Master Chorale. Feb. 1. This group celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special choral concert where they perform Mozart's "Coronation" and Korean folk songs. $20. San Jose.
Design for Superheroes. Feb. 1 and 8. Learn why things look the way they do beginning with some of the first industrial designs, such as cars and trains from nearly 100 years ago at a Museum of American Heritage workshop. Ages 10 and up. 2 sessions. $55 museum members/$65 non-members. Palo Alto.
San Francisco, Marin & Peninsula
Aquascapes: The Art of Underwater Gardening.” Through April 12. Dive into the dazzling world of aquatic plants in a new exhibition of tropical underwater gardens at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. San Francisco. $2-8, 4 and under FREE. Discount for San Francisco residents.
Family Zumba. Jan. 31. Bring the family to the East Palo Alto Library for fun Zumba classes, and learn nutrition tips. FREE. East Palo Alto.
Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration Project. Jan. 31. Come out and help preserve marshland – one of the most threatened habitat types in the San Francisco Bay. Work is mildly strenuous, but family friendly. San Rafael. FREE
Shuttle Through Time Tour. Feb. 1. Take the PresidiGo shuttle and travel through time as you hear stories about the Presidio spanning the centuries. San Francisco. FREE.
Earthquake Walk. Feb. 1. Go for a docent-led stroll along the San Andreas Fault and learn about plate tectonics, examine remnants left by thousands of major earthquakes and learn how to prepare for future earthquakes. FREE. Palo Alto.
Welcome to Andyland. Jan. 30. Bring the little ones ages 2-7 to an “Andymazing Concert” planned just for them by Andy Z, an award-winning children’s singer/songwriter. 6:30pm. $6. San Ramon.
Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact.” Jan. 31. See the opening of a new exhibit examining the world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment. Enjoy family-friendly experiences, hands-on activities and media. Through Sept. 20. 10am-6pm. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, $6 youth ages 9-17, members and children and under FREE. Oakland.
Three Little Birds. Through Feb. 15. The reggae music of Bob Marley evokes the spirit of Jamaica in this modern-day fairy tale about the unexpected adventures of timid, 11-year-old Ziggy. Sat. and Sun., 11am and 2pm. $22 adults, $18 children. Berkeley.
Young People's Symphony Orchestra. Feb. 1. Enjoy a winter concert offered free to the public by the Young People's Symphony Orchestra, California's oldest youth orchestra. 3pm. FREE. Walnut Creek.
The Art of Animal Tracking. Feb. 1. Children ages 7 and older can hike through fresh water ponds to search for animal tracks, scat, feathers and other signs of life before making plaster casts of tracks. 10:30am-12:30pm. $7. Hayward.