Here's what's up in kids' and teens' world in Alameda and close by in Oakland this week. The wee ones get playtime and art time, middle schoolers (and their parents) can learn how to recognize and prevent bullying, and teens have a choice of two great theater productions to see.
Where/When: Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA), 538 9th St., Oakland. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: MOCHA in Oakland holds a drop-in art session during the week for kids ages 18 months to 6 years old under a different theme each week. Just in time for spring, this week's theme is Color Me Green.
Pricing: $8 per child; free for members
Where/When: , 2203 Central Ave., Alameda. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: The Veterans building is also home to a play center for infants and toddlers where the wee ones can create art, sing songs and be free (but supervised) to explore.
Pricing: Drop-In Fee: $6 per class Drop-In Pass: $50 for 12 Drop-In classes - used anytime
Where/When: Black Box Theater (Oakland School for the Arts), 1932 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Thursday – Saturday, 7 p.m.
Why Go: Students of the Actor's Guild of Oakland School for the Arts tackle an adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel. See the production before it goest to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August of this year.
Where/When: (Alameda High School, 2201 Encinal Ave., Alameda. Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Alameda High School's drama department will be singing about some heavy themes in their adaptation of Urinetown, a musical about a heavy drought which causes the government to ban private toilets.
Pricing: Adults: $15.00 Students: $12.00
Where/When: , 420 Grand St., Alameda. Saturday, 9:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Why Go: Learn to recognize bullying when you see it, learn to talk to your kids about it and learn how to see the signs of cyber-bullying and what to do about it.