Something fun to do on Friday evening with the whole family: First Fridays After Five at the Oakland Museum of California. It's a Jazz and Blues Summer Series and you can stroll through the galleries and gardens, have a cocktail from their "full cash bar", get a light entree from the café, and generally have a relaxed evening from 5-9. They even offer a couple of yoga classes and a ranger-led talk on Yosemite. So let's see, mom goes to yoga, dad has a drink and listens to jazz, kids are learning about the flora and fauna of one of our greatest national parks. And you can still say you spent the evening together as a family.......Can't beat that!