Weird Science

Which of the following is true?

a) Mikey died from eating Pop Rocks.
b) Biofeedback reveals your emotions.
c) Sea monkeys are instant life.
d) You remember the ’70s.

If you chose d, at least you now know that baby oil is no substitute for sunscreen.

Get truly up to date with a Sun Savvy bracelet. These tyke-friendly leather wristlets and anklets are strung with UV Sol Beads, neutral baubles that go primary when the sun’s rays are fit to burn. And unlike the shifting hues of your beloved mood ring, the change here actually means something: time to slather on the zinc oxide.

Invented by a local science teacher/mom and made by adults with disabilities, the adornments come in a range of designs (ladybugs, seashells, skull and crossbones) with perennial kid appeal.

That’s a fact.

Available at The Warming Hut Bookstore & Cafe, Presidio Building 983, at Marine Drive and Long Avenue (415-561-3040); online at

This Week in San Francisco!

Chevron Family Theatre Festival

What: A day-long performance marathon with puppets, plays, and breaks for princess walks and sword-fighting demos.
Why: Let’s pretend.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., near Locust St., Walnut Creek (925-943-7469).

Fourteenth Annual Vallejo Pow Wow

What: A colorful gathering of Native American singers, dancers, and drummers on the Vallejo waterfront.
Why: It can’t be beat.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 289 Mare Island Way,Vallejo.

24th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships

What: A candy drop and kite-making workshops amid high-flying spectacle.
Why: Let there be kite.
When: Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Berkeley Marina, Cesar E. Chavez Park, Berkeley (510-235-5483).

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@ Long Ave, bldg 983
San Francisco, CA 94129