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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
Sunday, May 31st 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.

June 6th & 7th
Stanley Cup Weekend
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's ice-hockey-themed weekend features a hat trick of FREE PLAY pinball, nostalgic carnival games and amusement park attractions. Don't forget your mouth guard and stay out of the penalty box! $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Saturday, June 6th 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.

Nick Magick
Sunday, June 7th 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.


Playland After Dark
Tuesday, June 9th
Donald Duck Night
at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Yes, you do have to wear pants, but you can still let the steam out of your ears while you celebrate National Donald Duck Day at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. For this adults-only event you are also welcome to tour our Genius of Walt Disney exhibit featuring Donald in action. Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

June 13th & 14th
Fantastic Four Weekend
Hurry – cosmic rays have mutated Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's staff into super beings who must help you win prizes! Careful crossing the force field around Pinball Alley, and watch out for The Thing. $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Saturday, June 13th 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.
Magician Mike Della Penna
Sunday, June 14th 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.

June 20th & 21st
Father's Day Weekend
Get Dad to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach for his special day where he can relax and play all the pinball, skee-ball, arcade and carnival games he wants. Don't forget to treat him to peeks in the Penny Arcade. Dad gets $2 dollars off admission this weekend. Bonus: The worst Father's Day tie wins a prize! $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fabulous Frank
Saturday & Sunday
    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!!!

Monday-Friday, June 22-26
Magic Camp
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's popular summer Magic Camp teaches campers of all ages (8+) and abilities how to perform stage and close-up magic effects. Award-winning magician and teacher Mike Della Penna returns to lead this week-long session that includes DIY trick building, special guests, performances and lots of fun and laughter. Every camper receives a magic book and all the materials necessary for the course. Sign up quickly as this will fill up fast! Re-registration required. Times: 9:00am-1:00pm Ages: 8+

Cost: $250 for the week (Aftercare until 5:00pm is also available for an additional charge.)

Tuesday & Thursday, June 23rd & 25th
Magic Camp, Jr.
This exclusive magic camp workshop for kids aged 5-7-years old teaches the littlest magicians how to surprise, astonish and shine! In each two-hour workshop, award-winning magician and teacher Mike Della Penna shows campers how to make their own props and use them to perform magic effects. Great for budding magicians with smaller hands and shorter attention spans. Each Magic Camp, Jr., workshop lasts for two hours total. Re-registration required. Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Ages: 5-7 Cost: $30 per session or $50.00 for both sessions. (Aftercare until 5:00pm is also available for an additional charge.)

Session A: June 23, 2015
Session B: June 25, 2015 510-232-4264 x24

June 22-26
Magic Camp Counselor-In-Training
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach offers a Magic Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for interested youth ages 14+. With the help of Playland staff, CITs directly supervise campers, assist in leading Magic Camp, Jr., and help with a variety of special projects as a core member of our Magic Camp team. To apply, please complete a camper registration form, submit your resume and provide at least one reference. Pre-registration & application required. June 22-26, 2015 Times: 8:15am-5:15pm (Hours may change) Ages: 14+ Cost: Free. Please submit materials for consideration as listed above. Not all who apply will be accepted.


Playland After Dark
Thursday, June 25th
Gay Pride Night
at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Before you get your party on at San Francisco's Pride 2015, get your game on at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach with board games, skee-ball, carnival games, arcade games and FREE PLAY on more than 30 new and vintage pinball machines – all without the kids. As always, make Playland After Dark extra-special with BYO food and drink. Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

June 27th & 28th
Inside Out Weekend
While Riley tries to understand all of her feelings in the new Pixar movie, "Inside Out," those at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach are happy to just let Joy take over. Shrug off your cares and worries and join us! $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission. Open 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fabulous Frank
Saturday,June 27th 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!!!
Douglass the MagicMan

Douglass the MagicMan
Sunday, June 28th Only
1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
On 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.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
July 3rd - 5th
Fourth of July Celebration
Happy Fourth of July! Let freedom ring and play FREE PLAY pinball and arcade games all weekend long! Enjoy some all-American carnival nostalgia in our climate-controlled Museum of Fun! Note: Playland-Not-at-the-Beach will be open all weekend, but you can also find our booth at the El Cerrito Fourth of July World One Fair at Cerrito Vista Park!

Fabulous Frank will be performing magic on Friday and Saturday and Magical Nathaniel will be performing magic on Sunday. Live performances are at 4:00pm on Fridays and 1:00pm and 3:00pm on weekends. $15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm and Weekends 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fabulous Frank
Friday, July 3rd
    4:00 PM
Saturday, July 4th
    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!!!
Magical Nathaniel
Magical Nathaniel
Sunday, July 5th 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.

Saturday, July 4th
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
at the City of El Cerrito Fourth of July Festival
Bring the whole family and join us in beautiful Cerrito Vista Park for the City of El Cerrito and World One's full day of entertainment, food and fun!! Celebrate the Fourth of July with games, live music, a children's fun area and plenty of food, art and other goodies for sale. Come by Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's booth and say hello! Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Playland-Not-at-the-Beach in El Cerrito will be open as usual.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
July 10th - 12th
Minions Weekend
Disgusting sounds? Giggling? Must be the minions. Look for those little yellow dudes and their trail of mischief throughout Playland-Not-at-the-Beach this weekend in honor of the opening of The Minions movie.

Fabulous Frank will be performing magic on Friday and Saturday and Magician Mike Della Penna will be performing magic on Sunday. Live performances are at 4:00pm on Fridays and 1:00pm and 3:00pm on weekends. $15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm and Weekends 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fabulous Frank
Friday, July 10th
    4:00 PM
Saturday, July 11th
    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!!!
Magician Mike Della Penna
Sunday, July 12th 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.


Playland After Dark
Tuesday, June 9th
Bastille Night
at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Voulez-vous jouer avec moi, ce soir? Celebrate Bastille Day with a Tour de Playland-Not-at-the-Beach at our Grown-Up Game Night After Dark. Play board games or storm the pinball, arcade and carnival games throughout our Museum of Fun. Bring your own bubbly and toast to freedom (and free play)!

Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
July 17th - 19th
Peter Pan Weekend
Never want to grow up? Neither do we. Celebrate the newest Neverland movie adventure Pan and follow the Lost Boys treasure hunt through our own magical land of childhood fun. Throw in unlimited FREE PLAY pinball and arcade games, and you'll be 'Hooked'!

Fabulous Frank will be performing magic all weekend. Live performances are at 4:00pm on Fridays and 1:00pm and 3:00pm on weekends. $15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm and Weekends 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fabulous Frank
Friday, July 17th
    4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday
    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!!!

July 18th & 19th
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach at
California Extreme 2015
Join Playland-Not-at-the-Beach as we travel to the amazing California Extreme 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. Check out hundreds of vintage arcade and pinball machines or try the newest videogames and pinball, together in one giant exhibition, all for one low admission price. Stop by our booth and say hello! Fun for kids of all ages. Playland-Not-at-the-Beach in El Cerrito will be open as usual.

Monday, July 20th
Senior Day
Join us for this special day honoring seniors at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! Visit and explore our amazing array of nostalgic attractions, artwork and artifacts from the Sutro Baths and Whitney's Playland at the Beach.
Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 11:00am-4:00pm.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
July 24th - 26th
Special Olympics Weekend
Special Olympics are in LA! Celebrate the athletes and their tremendous achievements with trivia and special contests all weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach.

Fabulous Frank will be performing magic all weekend. Live performances are at 4:00pm on Fridays and 1:00pm and 3:00pm on weekends. $15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm and Weekends 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fabulous Frank
Friday, July 24th
    4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday
    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, July 30th
National Anti-Boredom Month
at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
July is National Anti-Boredom Month, so get off the computer, put down that phone and come to After Dark at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! Enjoy a grown-ups-only game night featuring board games galore (or bring your own) as well as the unique exhibits, classic carnival games and free-play pinball always available at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach…all without the kids.

Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 31st, August 1st, & 2nd
Silly Hat Weekend
Keep your hat on! We're letting the fun go to our heads at Playland this weekend. Come in your most fashion faux-pas headwear, and we'll give you a prize just for looking silly on top.

Fabulous Frank will be performing magic all weekend. Live performances are at 4:00pm on Fridays and 1:00pm and 3:00pm on weekends. $15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm and Weekends 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fabulous Frank
Friday, July 31st
    4:00 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!!!







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