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Grab and Go Kids Planner: Dance, Books, Music and Movies

Hear a Cupertino author speak about his book, see a student dance recital, see a movie and enjoy a free concert in the park.

Each week Cupertino Patch selects five events for you and your children to enjoy in, or nearby, Cupertino. Here are this week's picks:

Where/When: , 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.; Saturday, 7 p.m.

Why Go:  This is the 39th annual student presentation of Espirt de laDanse, all under the direction of owner/director Gay Tarabonovic. This year's show, "The Dancers Palette" will present dances utilizing songs and themes to represent various masterpieces in art.

Pricing: $20

Where/When:  Barnes & Noble Booksellers,  3600 Stevens Creek Blvd. San Jose, Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Why Go: A.R. Silverberry is one of our own—he lives in Cupertino, but on this day he will be presenting his new children's fantasy novel, Wyndano's Cloak at San Jose's Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Silverberry will be there to greet customers and sign copies of his book. Take your children to get their own signed copies of the book!

Pricing: Free to attend

Where/When:  , 10800 Torre Ave., Thursday, 4 p.m. 

Why Go: Take your children to watch a family-friendly, child-friendly movie in the Story Room. What's specifically showing? That's a suprise. Call the library at 408-446-1677 x3321 for the title.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: , Stevens Creek Blvd & Mary Ave., Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Why Go:  For a good part of the summer, on Thursday nights the place to be will be Memorial Park. Free outdoor concerts in the park make for a nice family time and to make it even more of an occasion, bring along a picnic supper. This Thursday the music will be provided by TinMan,  a 5-piece professional band playing rock classics.

Pricing: Free 

Where/When: The Retrodome, 1694 Saratoga Ave., San Jose; Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

Why Go:  You certainly know the story of Indiana Jones. Now share the tale with your kids and see what they think of the original Raider of the Lost Ark. Everyone will enjoy.

Pricing: $7 to $10

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