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March 7th & 8th
Dr. Seuss' Birthday Weekend
A big hip, hip hooray for dear Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is this weekend so let's all cut loose! Help find his characters hidden here, hidden there, and prizes will go to kids everywhere! Enjoy Seuss-y fun at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach all weekend long, as well as pinball and carnival games Thing 1 and Thing 2 could really get behind.
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Saturday, March 7th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Scott Alcalay was the very first magician to perform at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach — way back at our Sneak Peek event in 2005. Ironically that day he created exquisite balloon animals for our many guests. We did not learn until later of his magical powers. He is also the president of the Oakland Magic Circle.
Magical Nathaniel
Magical Nathaniel
Sunday, March 8th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
We are pleased to feature Magical Nathaniel performing some of his most amazing stunts. Nathaniel is an in-house discovery who has been performing since he was 3 years old. He is an amazing magician and magic inventor. If you have never seen him in person, you will adore Magical Nathaniel.


Playland After Dark
Tuesday, March 10th
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Grown-up Game Night at
Playland's After Dark (Grown-Ups Only)
Love kid's stuff – without the kids? Welcome to Playland Not-at-the-Beach's twice-monthly Grown-up Game Night, an evening of good conversation, good friends…and FREE PLAY PINBALL and arcade games, not to mention board games galore. Grown-ups only, no children or babies please. Cost is $10. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

March 14th & 15th
Pi Weekend
Make this weekend math-tastic at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach as we celebrate National Pi Day on Saturday, 3/14, and keep the party going way past the decimal point into Sunday. Look for pi-themed activities, play pi-nball, or just walk in a circle through Playland's Museum of Fun.

Nick Magick
Saturday & Sunday
    1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Performing since he was in the third grade, Nick Magick originally became interested in magic when he saw Christian Cagigal's amazing one-man show "Now and In the Hour." Nick loves to showcase close-up and stage magic and he has studied under Christian Cagigal, Alain Choquette, and other well known prestidigitators. Nick is a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians.

An admirer of Criss Angel, Mac King and Penn & Teller, Nick uses his stage presence and techniques combined with his youthful enthusiasm to "Wow!" his audiences. Recently while demonstrating a card trick to Teller (of Penn & Teller), the renowned magician told Nick "I've never seen a kid your age handle a deck of cards so well." He has performed at numerous office, holiday and private parties and is one of the youngest magicians to perform at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach. In Fall 2014, Nick Magick entered the eighth grade.

March 21st & 22nd
March Madness
Welcome to Hoops Heaven. As March Madness tips-off this week, Playland-Not-at-the-Beach rallies basketball fans of all ages to start the countdown to the Final Four. Wear a favorite college team jersey and get extra carnival game tickets!
Magician Mike Della Penna
Saturday, March 21st Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Magician Mike Della Penna is a transplanted New England illusionist who also teaches second grade in the Berkeley School System. Mike perfected his entertainment skills as a standup comic in Boston but developed an early love for children's magic. His live shows are extraordinary as he involves make believe and interactivity which embraces every child's dream of what just might be possible. His assistant is Clara the Clarevoyant Duck who has amazing powers even when blindfolded. Mike taught Playland's 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013, and 2014 sold out Magic Camps (where he got raves from his students). Don't miss this amazing performer.
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Sunday, March 22nd Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Scott Alcalay was the very first magician to perform at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach — way back at our Sneak Peek event in 2005. Ironically that day he created exquisite balloon animals for our many guests. We did not learn until later of his magical powers. He is also the president of the Oakland Magic Circle.


Playland After Dark
Thursday, March 26th
Grown-up Game Night
at Playland's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Play like kids without having to be with them. Grown-up Game Night: Classic carnival and arcade games, FREE PLAY pinball machines, unique exhibitions and nostalgic collections – plus your favorite board games and other fun-minded adults. Grown-ups only, no children or babies please. Cost is $10. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

March 28th & 29th
Penguins Weekend
As penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private waddle on the big screen in their own spy thriller, you can waddle into Playland-Not-at-the-Beach to join the fun. Peek through Playland to find perfect penguins of all persuasions—emperor penguins, king penguins, and even favorite fictional penguins – or just play pinball. Tuxedos optional.
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Saturday, March 28nd Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Scott Alcalay was the very first magician to perform at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach — way back at our Sneak Peek event in 2005. Ironically that day he created exquisite balloon animals for our many guests. We did not learn until later of his magical powers. He is also the president of the Oakland Magic Circle.
Douglass the MagicMan

Douglass the MagicMan
Sunday, March 29th Only
1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
On Saturday and Sunday Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is pleased to present Magician and Entertainer Douglass the MagicMan. His magic will leave you scratching you head with amazement.

Douglass the MagicMan is an accomplished magician who became interested in magic at a very young age. Douglass got his first magic set from the Main St. Magic Shoppe in Disneyland. An admirer of Mark Wilson, Doug Henning, and of course Houdini; Douglass is the president of the Society of American Magicians Assembly #112.

Douglass has won awards for Table Hopping magic, Close-Up magic, and Stage magic in amateur and professional competitions and can also be seen performing as a regular with Biernacki and the Illusion magical rock band.

April 4th & 5th
Easter Weekend
Eggs-tra-ordinary things await you at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach this Easter weekend! Take a hop through Pinball Alley, peep through our Carousel Carnival, hunt our exhibitions of Americana and eggs-change what you find for prizes! Happy Easter!

April 11th & 12th
Volunteer Appreciation Weekend
Current and future volunteers of Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, this weekend we celebrate YOU. Join us as we honor our community and train new volunteers. Find out what makes Playland-Not-at-the-Beach such a great nonprofit! Visit our website for training times and information on how to volunteer.


Playland After Dark
Tuesday, April 14th
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tax Free Night at
Playland's After Dark (Grown-Ups Only)
Done with taxes? Come relax. Playland After Dark's one-of-a-kind Grown-Up Game Night features board games, carnival games and free play on three rooms of new and vintage pinball machines. Note: BYO food and drink welcome. Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

April 18th & 19th
Earth Day Weekend
It's Earth Day! REDUCE your stress at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! Save some GREEN and REUSE our free play classic pinball and arcade games! RECYCLE the fun over and over!

Thursday, April 23rd
Senior Day
Join us at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's special day to honor seniors. Our nostalgic games and attractions showcase amusement parks such as Playland and the Sutro Baths – as well as plenty of new and vintage pinball on FREE PLAY to enjoy undisturbed. Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 11:00am-4:00pm.

April 25th & 26th
Laughing Sal Weekend
She's funny, she's scary, she's a 90-year-old piece of animatronic American history! Learn all about gap-toothed Laughing Sal this weekend at our special Sal-abration of this icon of amusement park and funhouse glory. HAHAHA!


Playland After Dark
Thursday, March 26th
A Stress Free Night
at Playland's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
April is Stress Awareness Month – Be aware there is no stress at Playland After Dark's one-of-a-kind Grown-Up Game Night. Play board games, carnival games, arcade games and more than 30 new and vintage pinball machines on FREE PLAY. Leave the quarters (and the kids) at home. Note: BYO food and drink welcome. Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.







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