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Saturday & Sunday
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!
Magician Mike Della Penna
Saturday, April 18th 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.
Fabulous Frank
Sunday, April 19th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!

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.
Fabulous Frank
Thursday, April 23rd
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!

Saturday & Sunday
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!
Fleas make me itch!
Professor B's Flea Circus!
Saturday & Sunday
    1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Fleas make me itch! Yup, we got fleas! Professor "B" is back Fleas make me itch! to showcase his remarkable live Flea Circus. There will be two performances, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

For the protection of our performers dogs must be leashed at all times!

Professor B has been training fleas Fleas make me itch! from around the world for many years and has put together Fleas make me itch! the most amazing congress of unusual acts you have ever seen. There are skeptics out there who claim there is no such thing as a Flea Circus. See for yourself, or better yet, bring a camera to prove to your friends that everything is as described.


Playland After Dark
Thursday, April 30th
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.

Saturday & Sunday
May 2nd & 3rd
May the 4th Be With You Weekend
Use the Fourth to achieve some family fun this weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. Feel it guide you through our Star Wars-themed treasure hunt and be with you as you help Anakin win the pod race in FREE PLAY Star Wars pinball! $10-15 per person. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Douglass the MagicMan

Douglass the MagicMan
Saturday & Sunday
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.

Saturday & Sunday
May 9th & 10th
Mother's Day Weekend
The box of candy may be gone and the flowers wilted, but Mom will still remember the day of fun and magic you shared with her at Playland! Two dollars off general admission for all mothers on this special weekend. $10-15 per person. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fleas make me itch!
Professor B's Flea Circus!
Saturday & Sunday
    1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Fleas make me itch! Yup, we got fleas! Professor "B" is back Fleas make me itch! to showcase his remarkable live Flea Circus. There will be two performances, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

For the protection of our performers dogs must be leashed at all times!

Professor B has been training fleas Fleas make me itch! from around the world for many years and has put together Fleas make me itch! the most amazing congress of unusual acts you have ever seen. There are skeptics out there who claim there is no such thing as a Flea Circus. See for yourself, or better yet, bring a camera to prove to your friends that everything is as described.


Playland After Dark
Tuesday, May 12
Fatigue Free Night
at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Today is Fatigue Syndrome Day, so come relax at Playland After Dark's one-of-a-kind Grown-Up Game Night. Featuring board games, carnival games and free play on three rooms of new and vintage pinball machines, it's easy to relax and have fun. 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.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
May 15th, 16th, & 17
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach at Pin-A-Go-Go
Pinball fans will find us in Dixon, CA, this weekend (plus Friday) at the 18th annual Pin-A-Go-Go pinball show! Stop by the Playland-Not-at-the-Beach booth at this famous event and say hello! Playland-Not-at-the-Beach in El Cerrito will be open as usual.

Saturday & Sunday
May 16th & 17th
Celebrating Everyday American
For Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 16th), Playland takes TWO days to celebrate all of America's heroes—peace officers and first responders, teachers and nurses (all of whom have their own special days in May). Show us your professional ID or business card and receive a hero's discount of two dollars off admission and 100 free prize tickets as a thank you for all you do (military spouses and family members with military ID will receive the same discount). $10-15 per person. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Saturday & Sunday
    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.

Friday, May 22nd
"RePlay" For Life
American Cancer Society
Relay For Life Fundraiser
Tonight's fun-raiser benefits the American Cancer Society on behalf of our tireless Relay For Life team, the Playland Pals. Have fun while helping us to make more magic and memories possible for those affected by cancer – join us at this special event from 4:00pm-10:00pm. $10-15 per person. 100% of admission goes to the American Cancer Society.
Fabulous Frank
Friday, May 22nd Only
    6:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!

Saturday, Sunday, Monday
May 23rd, 24th, & 25
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's 7th Birthday
The East Bay's Best Birthday Party Venue celebrates its own 7th birthday with pinball and carnival-game contests, special magic shows and plenty of surprises! Our present to you is that we are OPEN Monday from 10:00am to 5:00pm for an extra day to play! $10-15 per person. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Magical Nathaniel
Magical Nathaniel
Saturday, May 23rd 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.

Nick Magick
Sunday, May 24th Only
    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.

Monday, May 25th
Open Memorial Day Monday
The East Bay's Best Birthday Party Venue celebrates its own 7th birthday with pinball and carnival-game contests, special magic shows and plenty of surprises! Our present to you is that we are OPEN Monday from 10:00am to 5:00pm for an extra day to play! $10-15 per person.
Fabulous Frank
Monday, May 25th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!


Playland After Dark
Thursday, May 28th
Tomorrowland Night
at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Disney fans – follow this weekend's Tomorrowland movie opening with a visit to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's Genius of Walt Disney collection, a colorful exhibition showcasing Disney's unparalleled influence on entertainment. Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Saturday & Sunday
May 30th & 31st
Monster Truck Weekend
Little truck lovers can roar through Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's Monster Truck weekend. Join the pit party at the carnival game area to win trucks and other prizes, or dominate at FREE PLAY pinball. $10-15 per person. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Magician Mike Della Penna
Saturday, May 30th 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.

Nick Magick
Saturday, May 31th Only
    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.







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