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FEB   23   Saturday


A Cantar y Bailar/Let's Sing and Dance. Kids ages 1 to 5. 1 p.m. The show is in tribute to Maria Elena Walsh, famoso composer from Argentina, who dedicated songs to children. The audience will interact with the performers and will sing, play, dance, and have a magical experience. Tickets online. $$ Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC.
Artspace Activation!. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. People of all ages can stop by to do a kid-friendly craft for our community art installation. FREE Creation Station, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m.,3 and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Cartoon Skate!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join skaters at the Pavilion Ice Rink for extra fun! Share the ice with Scooby-Doo, Cat in the Hat and more. $$ Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion, Reston, VA.
Celebrate the Sweet Life at Maple Sugaring Days. Kids ages 3+. Every 30 minutes 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Experience an American tradition: maple sugaring! Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. Join in the fun and learn something new at this family-friendly program! Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. $$ Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.
Cirque Mechanics. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. Bring the whole family to this whimsical and witty circus performance. Experience the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics with their signature blend of acrobatics, mechanical marvels and a good bit of clowning around. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour. All ages (family-friendly event). 4:30 p.m. The 90-minute interactive show features the first live-action appearances of Fancy Nancy, Bingo and Rolly from "Puppy Dog Pals," as well as appearances by fan favorites like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Vampirina singing and dancing along to some of their biggest hits. Tickets online. $$ Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, MD.
Family Fun: Winter Arts al Fresco. Kids ages 5+. 1 to 2 p.m. Let nature be your classroom! Combine natural elements and various art media to make a beautiful decoration for your home. Register online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo. All ages (family-friendly event). Two days! Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Washington Parent Magazine, This expo will introduce your family to exciting opportunities for kids of all ages! Hands-on activities and lots of fun! Meet with summer program representatives, day camp and overnight directors and associates from summer fun destinations. FREE Dulles Town Center, Dulles, VA.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. ASL Interpretation March 3 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Robin Hood. Kids ages 6+. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are cruel and unfair to their citizens. Robin Hood and his merry men are on a mission to help by taking from the rich and giving back to the poor. To arms! When the Sheriff and Lady Merle hatch a plan to stop him, Robin Hood must save Maid Marian, defeat the awful sheriff and secure Nottingham for the true king's return. Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center, Arlington, VA.
Saturday Morning at The National. Kids ages 4 to 10. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Play, laugh, learn and discover through interactive performances, puppets, dance and music that are designed to light up the imagination and celebrate a world of wonder. Preregistration online. This week enjoy Bright Star Theatre: Meet Dr. King. FREE The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
Science Saturday. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 3 p.m. Visit the Museum for a fun-filled afternoon of science activities in the Learning Center. This month's theme is Fibers and Textiles and we will practice investigation, chemistry and more! Feel free to stay for the full duration or drop by for one or two activities. This event is free with admission to the Museum. Tickets online. $$ National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC.
She A Gem. Kids ages 12+. 4 and 7 p.m. Jump into a tale of double-dutch, friendship, and teamwork. In this original play by Josh Wilder, three teenagers form a double-dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Tasty Books: If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Kids ages 2 to 8. 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Young booklovers enter the tasty world of food-themed books using all five senses. Stories come to life with creative crafting and make-your-own snacks. All supplies are included. Register online. $$ Casey Community Center, Gaithersburg, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Baby Bear's Birthday. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. You are invited to a BIG birthday bash! Please join Baby Bear as all of his special Teddy Bear friends perform their very best circus tricks as a great, big birthday surprise! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Watson Adventures Wizard School Scavenger Hunt. Kids ages 10+. 2 to 4 p.m. Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a scavenger hunt at the National Gallery of Art in search of art that echoes characters, objects and places in the Harry Potter books and movies. Tickets online. $$ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Weekend Family Fun: Marsha and the Positrons. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. Marsha and the Positrons are back! This time they will be celebrating the release of their new album, Positronic. Both playful and educational, Marsha and the Positrons will get audiences to sing and dance to songs that inspire curiosity about science. Tickets online. $$ The Avalon, Washington, DC.

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FEB   24   Sunday


Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 and 4 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Celebrate the Sweet Life at Maple Sugaring Days. Kids ages 3+. Every 30 minutes 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Experience an American tradition: maple sugaring! Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. Join in the fun and learn something new at this family-friendly program! Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. $$ Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.
Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!. Kids ages 5+. 2 and 4 p.m. As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing draws near, join the NSO for a fun-filled concert of interstellar proportions! Tap into your imagination and be transported from the Concert Hall to outer space with music from Star Trek and a new NSO Commission from Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Star Trek trilogy, Star Wars: Rogue One, numerous Pixar films). 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo. All ages (family-friendly event). Two days! Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Washington Parent Magazine, This expo will introduce your family to exciting opportunities for kids of all ages! Hands-on activities and lots of fun! Meet with summer program representatives, day camp and overnight directors and associates from summer fun destinations. FREE Dulles Town Center, Dulles, VA.
Planetarium Shows: Planets. Kids ages 4+. 2:30, 3:15 and 4 p.m. Step inside our Digitalis Delta 4 inflatable planetarium to experience the wonder of space, visit the galaxies, launch to the moon and learn to identify constellations. This month's theme is "Planets" so we will explore our solar system and take a closer look at our planets. Planetarium shows are on the stage of the theater with mostly floor seating. Preregistration is required. $$ Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. ASL Interpretation March 3 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Robin Hood. Kids ages 6+. 3 p.m. Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are cruel and unfair to their citizens. Robin Hood and his merry men are on a mission to help by taking from the rich and giving back to the poor. To arms! When the Sheriff and Lady Merle hatch a plan to stop him, Robin Hood must save Maid Marian, defeat the awful sheriff and secure Nottingham for the true king's return. Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center, Arlington, VA.
She A Gem. Kids ages 12+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Jump into a tale of double-dutch, friendship, and teamwork. In this original play by Josh Wilder, three teenagers form a double-dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
The Laurie Berkner Band is on tour!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Don't miss this bestselling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite! Laurie and the band will showcase many fan favorites, including an array of tunes that encourage kids and grownups alike to get up and dance. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads). Tickets online. $$ The Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, Owings Mill, MD.

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FEB   25   Monday


Garden Buds. Kids ages 2 to 3. 10 to 11 a.m. Meet in the Children's Discovery Garden one Monday a month! Your child will enjoy different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. Register online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

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FEB   26   Tuesday


Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.

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FEB   27   Wednesday


Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m.,3 and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Wednesday Preschool Series: Treasure Quest. Kids age 2 to 5. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Discover hidden gems and magnificent treasures that glitter and sparkle as you and your preschooler explore a new mansion room each week. Preregistration required and is online. $$ Hillwood Museum, Washington, DC.

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FEB   28   Thursday


Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m.,3 and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. ASL Interpretation March 3 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Thursday Preschool Series: Treasure Quest. Kids age 2 to 5. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Discover hidden gems and magnificent treasures that glitter and sparkle as you and your preschooler explore a new mansion room each week. Preregistration required and is online. $$ Hillwood Museum, Washington, DC.

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March

MAR   1   Friday


Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. ASL Interpretation March 3 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Robin Hood. Kids ages 6+. 7:30 p.m. Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are cruel and unfair to their citizens. Robin Hood and his merry men are on a mission to help by taking from the rich and giving back to the poor. To arms! When the Sheriff and Lady Merle hatch a plan to stop him, Robin Hood must save Maid Marian, defeat the awful sheriff and secure Nottingham for the true king's return. Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center, Arlington, VA.

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MAR   2   Saturday


Animal Adventures: You and Me Song Circle. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. Monkey around to music with Imagination Stage in this fun, interactive workshop. An Early Childhood Teaching Artist accompanied by a live percussionist will guide you through a musical exploration of a classic children's book all about animals. Tickets online. $$ The Avalon, Washington, DC.
Artspace Activation!. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. People of all ages can stop by to do a kid-friendly craft for our community art installation. FREE Creation Station, Washington, DC.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m.,3 and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Cartoon Skate!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join skaters at the Pavilion Ice Rink for extra fun! Share the ice with Scooby-Doo, Cat in the Hat and more. $$ Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion, Reston, VA.
Dicken's David Copperfield. Kids ages 6+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Experience the genius of Charles Dickens through the eyes of a young boy! Follow Davy Copperfield on his childhood adventures in 19th C. England. Whether at home with his mother, at boarding school, working in a London bottling factory or making his epic escape across the English countryside, Davy shows his resilience and determination to find a loving home. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Seuss' Birthday Extravaganza. Kids ages 4+. 2 to 3 p.m. Naturalists share the tales of "Yertle the Turtle," "Gertrude McFuzz" and others and show that real woodland creatures share some of the same talents as these fictional critters. Meet live animals and make crafts. Preregister online. $$ Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kids Sing America with LEA. Kids ages 4 to 12. Renowned vocalist LEA performs "Vote for Me!" a new high-energy children's show that gets kids singing about voting, community service, inclusion and democracy. FREE Silver Spring Library, Silver Spring, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. ASL Interpretation March 3 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Robin Hood. Kids ages 6+. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are cruel and unfair to their citizens. Robin Hood and his merry men are on a mission to help by taking from the rich and giving back to the poor. To arms! When the Sheriff and Lady Merle hatch a plan to stop him, Robin Hood must save Maid Marian, defeat the awful sheriff and secure Nottingham for the true king's return. Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center, Arlington, VA.
Saint Patrick's Day Parade. All ages (family-friendly event). Festival activities 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; parade begins at 12:30 p.m. This celebration includes four pipe bands, numerous Irish dance schools, the Notre Dame Alumni Band, and other local celebrities will participate along with local scouts, marines and high school bands. The parade traditionally starts at Alfred and King Sts. and runs along King turning east on Lee St. ending at Cameron St. FREE FREE Alexandria, VA.
Saturday Morning at The National. Kids ages 4 to 10. 9:30 and 11 a.m. This week Bright Star Theatre presents "George Washington Carver." One of the most remarkable scientists of all-time, George Washington Carver, led an incredible and interesting life. See him come to life and meet some of the other incredible scientists and groundbreakers from Black History - including Madame CJ Walker, Jackie Robinson and more! Preregistration required. FREE The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
Shake Up Your Saturdays. Kids ages 4 to 7, 10 a.m.; ages 7 to 11, 11 a.m. Kids and their families are invited to join us the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare's language and experiencing the Folger. This month features: "Cram Thee with More Food." Bite into Shakespeare's words and Elizabethan table manners. Preregister online. FREE Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
Spring Fishing Classic: Kids' Weekend. Kids 12 and under. Held both Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Enjoy this fun-filled weekend! Activities include catch and release fishing pond, bait toss game, free crafts, giveaways and more. Kids' Workshop, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. "How We Can Learn to Catch Fish by Thinking Like They Do." FREE Cabela's, Gainesville, VA.

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MAR   3   Sunday


Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 and 4 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Dicken's David Copperfield. Kids ages 6+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Experience the genius of Charles Dickens through the eyes of a young boy! Follow Davy Copperfield on his childhood adventures in 19th C. England. Whether at home with his mother, at boarding school, working in a London bottling factory or making his epic escape across the English countryside, Davy shows his resilience and determination to find a loving home. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. ASL Interpretation March 3 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Spring Fishing Classic: Kids' Weekend. Kids 12 and under. Held both Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Enjoy this fun-filled weekend! Activities include catch and release fishing pond, bait toss game, free crafts, giveaways and more. Kids' Workshop, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. "How We Can Learn to Catch Fish by Thinking Like They Do." FREE Cabela's, Gainesville, VA.
Sunday Sketch. Kids ages 4+. 2 to 4 p.m. Join professional artist Gail Guirreri-Maslyk for a free sketching session in the Museum galleries! All ages welcome, supplies are provided. RSVP to APaquette@NationalSporting.org. FREE National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, VA.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Baby Bear's Birthday. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. You are invited to a BIG birthday bash! Please join Baby Bear as all of his special Teddy Bear friends perform their very best circus tricks as a great, big birthday surprise! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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MAR   4   Monday


Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup. Kids ages 3 to 5. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore various topics. The March topic is Birds. Preregister online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

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MAR   5   Tuesday


The Beat Refinery: DJ Worskops. Kids ages 13+. 6 to 7 p.m. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at turntables? Learn how to craft your own live mix? Led by some of the area's hottest DJs, the workshop teaches the skills you need to become a real DJ, combining traditional methods and new technology in a casual, fun setting to develop super-star DJs. Preregistration required. FREE Bach to Rock, Herndon, VA.

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MAR   6   Wednesday


Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 12:30 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Storytime. Kids ages 2 to 7. Held the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. Students will meet a retired police officer who will read "Hansel and Gretel." Following the reading, the museum educator will lead a hands-on activity. The program is free with admission to the museum. Kids 5 and under and group chaperones receive free admission. Tickets online. FREE National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC.
Urban Nation H.I.P. H.O.P. Choir. Kids ages 5+. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. With a mix that covers everything from jazz to gospel, spirituals to show tunes and classical to contemporary, D.C.'s own Urban Nation H.I.P. H.O.P. Choir showcases the power of young talent - and the astounding power of music in our lives. In a high-energy performance this talented ensemble's musical message of self-empowerment rings out loud and clear: Lift your own voice so you can be heard above the crowd! Reservations required. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   7   Thursday


Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Sign interpreted performance on March 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Urban Nation H.I.P. H.O.P. Choir. Kids ages 5+. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. With a mix that covers everything from jazz to gospel, spirituals to show tunes and classical to contemporary, D.C.'s own Urban Nation H.I.P. H.O.P. Choir showcases the power of young talent - and the astounding power of music in our lives. In a high-energy performance this talented ensemble's musical message of self-empowerment rings out loud and clear: Lift your own voice so you can be heard above the crowd! Reservations required. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   8   Friday


Anne of Green Gables. Kids ages 5+. 8 p.m. Prince William Little Theatre presents a refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. The orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and their lives are never the same, as Anne's warmth and wit win over even the gruffest of characters. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Fairfax, VA.
Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Sign interpreted performance on March 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Parents Night Out. Kids ages 3 to 9. 6 to 9 p.m. Drop your kids off non-stop action at My Gym including fitness games, active play, pizza and fun! Potty independent please. Preregistration online. $$ My Gym, Bethesda, MD.
Play-in-a-Day. Kids ages 5 to 10. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade enjoy a day of theatre games, crafts, creative activities and storytelling. Students in 3rd through 5th grade will work together to create a new play in one day! Students develop the script, create the setting and star in the show. Preregistration required. $$ Encore Stage & Studio, Arlingtin, VA.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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MAR   9   Saturday


Anatole: Mouse Magnifique. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Meet Anatole - mouse magnifique- the best cheese-taster in all of France! In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Anne of Green Gables. Kids ages 5+. 8 p.m. Prince William Little Theatre presents a refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. The orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and their lives are never the same, as Anne's warmth and wit win over even the gruffest of characters. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Fairfax, VA.
Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 and 11:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Sign interpreted performance on March 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m.,3 and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Cartoon Skate!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join skaters at the Pavilion Ice Rink for extra fun! Share the ice with Scooby-Doo, Cat in the Hat and more. $$ Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion, Reston, VA.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Manassas Saint Patrick's Day Parade. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. This annual celebration is complete with pipe bands including the Alexandria Pipe and Drums, Irish dance groups, members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and other area groups and organizations. FREE Old Town, Manassas, VA.
Peter Pan and Friends On Ice!. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. There is nothing quite as thrilling as the tale of Peter Pan until you add ice! LIVE on our stage! A magical journey awaits! Think of your happiest thoughts, think of laughter, think of snow, think of triple axles and around they go! Tickets online. $$ Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: World on a String. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. Experience a whirlwind tour around the world! See French poodles perform the Cancan; laugh as a Russian Dog Act careens out of control; and Bongo from the Congo amazes everyone with his skill on a big flying vine! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Weekend Family Fun: John Henry in Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. With 20 years of early childhood education and performance experience, John Henry's interactive program will engage children as they dance and sing during this memorable concert. Tickets online. $$ The Avalon, Washington, DC.

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MAR   10   Sunday


Anatole: Mouse Magnifique. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. Meet Anatole - mouse magnifique- the best cheese-taster in all of France! In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Anne of Green Gables. Kids ages 5+. 2 p.m. Prince William Little Theatre presents a refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. The orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and their lives are never the same, as Anne's warmth and wit win over even the gruffest of characters. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Fairfax, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 and 4 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Discovery Days: Model Building. Kids ages 4+. 1 to 4 p.m. Explore the fascinating world of model building with hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits by hobbyists and hobby groups. Free, but preregistration is required. FREE Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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MAR   11   Monday


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MAR   12   Tuesday


The Beat Refinery: DJ Worskops. Kids ages 13+. 6 to 8 p.m. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at turntables? Learn how to craft your own live mix? Led by some of the area's hottest DJs, the workshop teaches the skills you need to become a real DJ, combining traditional methods and new technology in a casual, fun setting to develop super-star DJs. Preregistration required. FREE Bach to Rock, Bethesda, MD.
The Beat Refinery: DJ Worskops. Kids ages 13+. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at turntables? Learn how to craft your own live mix? Led by some of the area's hottest DJs, the workshop teaches the skills you need to become a real DJ, combining traditional methods and new technology in a casual, fun setting to develop super-star DJs. Preregistration required. FREE Bach to Rock, McLean, VA.

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MAR   13   Wednesday


Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Sign interpreted performance on March 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.

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MAR   14   Thursday


Adventure Kids: Nicolo Whimsey. Kids ages 5 and under. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your preschooler will love to sing, dance and play along with Nicolo Whimsey! Free craft and giveaway for the first 60 club members to check-in. Activity at JCPennet Court (near the Kids Play Area, level 1.) Register online to become an Adverture Kids member. FREE Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD.
Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Sign interpreted performance on March 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 11 a.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. March 23 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Tot Rock: The Not-Its. Kids ages 2 to 6, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. In their signature pink ties (on the guys) and pink-and-black tutus (on the girls), the Not-Its! rock kids and families with their up-tempo albums and performances that give children their first "rock show" experience. The quintet delivers on-your-feet, action-oriented songs and uses music to empower kids to be innovators, protect the environment and wildlife and be proud of who they are. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   15   Friday


Anne of Green Gables. Kids ages 5+. 8 p.m. Prince William Little Theatre presents a refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. The orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and their lives are never the same, as Anne's warmth and wit win over even the gruffest of characters. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Fairfax, VA.
Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Sign interpreted performance on March 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Friday Morning with Rocknoceros. All ages (family-friendly event). Doors open at 10 a.m., show begins at 10:30 a.m. Join Coach, Williebob and Boogie Bennie - better know as Rocknoceros - for songs that entertain and educate in equal measure! Tickets online. FREE Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Super Pet Expo. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 to 8 p.m. Fun, exciting edutainment for pet lovers! Shop the best pet products from over 150+ local and national exhibitors. Learn about the adoption process from local rescue organizations. Meet and greet pet experts with a variety of specialties, including training, nutrition and health. Leashed, friendly pets welcome. Schedule and tickets online. $$ Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. March 23 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Tot Rock: The Not-Its. Kids ages 2 to 6, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. In their signature pink ties (on the guys) and pink-and-black tutus (on the girls), the Not-Its! rock kids and families with their up-tempo albums and performances that give children their first "rock show" experience. The quintet delivers on-your-feet, action-oriented songs and uses music to empower kids to be innovators, protect the environment and wildlife and be proud of who they are. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   16   Saturday


19th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. Dozens of units will march in the parade, including Celtic dancers, bagpipe bands, school groups, clowns, fire trucks, equestrian units, service organizations and more. Following the parade there will be live entertainment by the Lloyd Dobler Effect on the lakefront plaza until 2 p.m. FREE RIO Washingtonian Center, Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD.
Anatole: Mouse Magnifique. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Meet Anatole - mouse magnifique- the best cheese-taster in all of France! In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Anne of Green Gables. Kids ages 5+. 8 p.m. Prince William Little Theatre presents a refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. The orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and their lives are never the same, as Anne's warmth and wit win over even the gruffest of characters. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Fairfax, VA.
Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 and 11:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Sign interpreted performance today at 10 a.m. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m.,3 and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Family Fun: Go Native!. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Discover the importance of native plants to the survival of Virginia's animals. Learn what makes a plant invasive and why it should be removed. Instructors will be from the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) and Green Spring Gardens. Register online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Family Fun: Sensational Seeds. Kids ages 5+. 3 to 4 p.m. Thinking about your spring garden? Come explore the sensational world of seeds. We examine our seed collection, dissect seeds to see what's inside and learn how they grow into the plants that fill our gardens. Then plant some seeds to grow at home. Transplant them outside in your garden in spring. Register online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Saturday Morning at The National. Kids ages 4 to 10. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Play, laugh, learn and discover through interactive performances, puppets, dance and music that are designed to light up the imagination. Preregistration online. This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. Follow him on more adventures than you can shake a stalk at! FREE The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
Super Pet Expo. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fun, exciting edutainment for pet lovers! Shop the best pet products from over 150+ local and national exhibitors. Learn about the adoption process from local rescue organizations. Meet and greet pet experts with a variety of specialties, including training, nutrition and health. Leashed, friendly pets welcome. Schedule and tickets online. $$ Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. March 23 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   17   Sunday


Anatole: Mouse Magnifique. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Meet Anatole - mouse magnifique- the best cheese-taster in all of France! In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Anne of Green Gables. Kids ages 5+. 2 p.m. Prince William Little Theatre presents a refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. The orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and their lives are never the same, as Anne's warmth and wit win over even the gruffest of characters. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Fairfax, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 and 4 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Pinkalicious: The Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Sunday, 3 and 6 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. Join Pinkalicious and her friends as they tell the story of the girl who turned pink! Tickets online. $$ BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Super Pet Expo. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fun, exciting edutainment for pet lovers! Shop the best pet products from over 150+ local and national exhibitors. Learn about the adoption process from local rescue organizations. Meet and greet pet experts with a variety of specialties, including training, nutrition and health. Leashed, friendly pets welcome. Schedule and tickets online. $$ Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 1 and 3:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. March 23 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10: World on a String. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. Experience a whirlwind tour around the world! See French poodles perform the Cancan; laugh as a Russian Dog Act careens out of control; and Bongo from the Congo amazes everyone with his skill on a big flying vine! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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MAR   18   Monday


Pinkalicious: The Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Sunday, 3 and 6 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. Join Pinkalicious and her friends as they tell the story of the girl who turned pink! Tickets online. $$ BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.
The Beat Refinery: DJ Worskops. Kids ages 13+. Open house, 6 to 7 p.m.; Workshop 7 to 8:30 p.m. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at turntables? Learn how to craft your own live mix? Led by some of the area's hottest DJs, the workshop teaches the skills you need to become a real DJ, combining traditional methods and new technology in a casual, fun setting to develop super-star DJs. Preregistration required. FREE Bach to Rock, Bethesda, MD.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. March 23 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   19   Tuesday


Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. March 23 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium. Kids ages 11 to 18. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. X-STEM DC 2019 is a unique conference for kids where some of the greatest visionaries in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will share their stories with middle through high school student. Tickets online. $$ Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   20   Wednesday


Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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MAR   21   Thursday


Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Professor Wingnut Wants to Fly. Kids ages 3 to 8. 10:15, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join wacky citizen-scientist Professor Wingnut and his friend Seymour Seagull as they explore the amazing science of flight! From birds to airplanes, this pair loves all things airborne and are in pursuit of the secret to just what makes them fly. Songs, science and a flight-tastic dance party take off right under the planes in the museum. No cost for tickets, but reservations are required and can be found online. FREE National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 7:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. March 23 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   22   Friday


Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Marvel Universe LIVE!. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live show debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. Tickets online. $$ EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. March 23 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   23   Saturday


Anatole: Mouse Magnifique. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Meet Anatole - mouse magnifique- the best cheese-taster in all of France! In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
BSO Music Box: Alphabet Soup. Kids ages 6 months to 3 years. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Performed by the BSO violin, cello and piano trio. A, B, C, D, E, F, G... learn and sing and play-yippee! Join us for a fun exploration of the building blocks of reading and writing through music. 30 minutes prior to the concert, the room fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. Tickets online. $$ AMP by Strathmore in Pike & Rose, North Bethesda, MD.
Beep Beep!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 and 11:30 a.m. On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Will our friends find a way out of this sticky situation? This highly physical comedy, features live percussion music and plenty of zany shenanigans. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m.,3 and 7 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Marvel Universe LIVE!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live show debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. Tickets online. $$ EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA.
Off The Wall. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 to 5 p.m. Every Spring Mason opens its state-of-the-art Art and Design Building for a celebration to benefit the visual arts at Mason. Guests tour more than 15 studio spaces and interact with student and faculty artists, plus have the opportunity to create their own works of art. Creative mac-and-cheese cuisine and beverage stations, plus a silent auction of arts-related items and experiences. Tickets online with kids under 13 free. $$ Art and Design Building, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration. All ages (family-friendly event). 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a Japanese paper diorama) with our friends from the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler Asian art museums. Take a scavenger hunt to find spring themed artworks and more! FREE Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
Saturday Morning at The National. Kids ages 4 to 10. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Play, laugh, learn and discover through interactive performances, puppets, dance and music that are designed to light up the imagination. Preregistration online. This week enjoy Jack and the Beanstalk. This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. Follow him on more adventures than you can shake a stalk at! FREE The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
Science Saturday. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 3 p.m. Visit the Museum for a fun-filled afternoon of science activities in the Learning Center. This month's theme is Handwriting, Forgery and Counterfeiting. Feel free to stay for the full duration or drop by for one or two activities. This event is free with admission to the Museum. Tickets online. $$ National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. Today's 2 p.m. performance is sensory-friendly. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Teddy Bear's Picnic. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. Baby Bear has a picnic for his friends. They bring food to share and entertain one another with hilarious results! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Watson Adventures Wizard School Scavenger Hunt. Kids ages 10+. 2 p.m. Discover magical objects in the National Gallery of Art that might remind you of the Harry Potter books and movies on a scavenger hunt. Tickets online. $$ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

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MAR   24   Sunday


Anatole: Mouse Magnifique. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Meet Anatole - mouse magnifique- the best cheese-taster in all of France! In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 and 4 p.m. The iconic Big Apple Circus returns to the DMV to spread wonder and whimsy for its second year at National Harbor! In its 41st season, with ringleader Stephanie Monseu at the helm, Big Apple Circus promises another extraordinary show filled with a jaw-dropping roster of superhero talents, in a performance for all! Tickets online. $$ National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Marvel Universe LIVE!. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5 p.m. Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live show debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. Tickets online. $$ EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA.
Rapunzel. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Kids ages 9+. 1 and 3:30 p.m. Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

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MAR   25   Monday


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MAR   28   Thursday


Jack and the Beanstalk. Kids ages 5 to 9. 11 a.m. Fe-fi-fo-fum. A timely version of the classic children's tale about the young lad that doesn't know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of audiences. ASL Interpretation on April 7 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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MAR   29   Friday


Jack and the Beanstalk. Kids ages 5 to 9. 11 a.m. Fe-fi-fo-fum. A timely version of the classic children's tale about the young lad that doesn't know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of audiences. ASL Interpretation on April 7 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Voyagers: A Dance Among The Planets. Kids ages 5+. 7 p.m. D.C. dance ensemble Company | E shares an interplanetary display of modern movement set to Gustav Holst's The Planets. Experience the distinct character of each planet, from the majestic and jolly Jupiter, to the angry and ominous Mars, to the lively and flighty Mercury. March 31 at 1:30 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Winnie the Pooh. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Winnie the Pooh would spend every day of life humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." But today, Pooh and Piglet have to find the Heffalump, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga's dreaded bathtub and help Eeyore search for his tail. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.

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MAR   30   Saturday


Aquarium. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Enter a fantastical island world where fish soar through the air, lemons light up the sky and sheep go parading by. With gentle music, puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers in an interactive journey to a magical place of play. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Arlington Kids' Stuff Sale. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For over 25 years, this sale has been a well-organized consignment sale that's a proven reliable source of all kid-related items. Features gently used items from 100 consignors including clothes, toys, books. dvds, games, puzzles and more for kids from birth to teen. Plus plenty for parents like baby gear, strollers, bottles and safety items. FREE St. Andrew's Episcopal Churc, Arlington, VA.
Blossom Kite Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field. Kites will also be available for purchase onsite. FREE Washington Monument, near 17th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Dicken's David Copperfield. Kids ages 6+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Experience the genius of Charles Dickens through the eyes of a young boy! Follow Davy Copperfield on his childhood adventures in 19th C. England. Whether at home with his mother, at boarding school, working in a London bottling factory or making his epic escape across the English countryside, Davy shows his resilience and determination to find a loving home. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Jack and the Beanstalk. Kids ages 5 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fe-fi-fo-fum. A timely version of the classic children's tale about the young lad that doesn't know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of audiences. ASL Interpretation on April 7 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Marvel Universe LIVE!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live show debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. Tickets online. $$ EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA.
Saturday Morning at The National. Kids ages 4 to 10. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Play, laugh, learn and discover through interactive performances, puppets, dance and music that are designed to light up the imagination and celebrate a world of wonder. Preregistration online. This week Little Miss Ann brings upbeat, interactive music to audiences of all ages. Her performances combine movement, music and positive messages to inspire families to shine! FREE The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Kids ages 3 to 7. 2 and 4 p.m. A beloved classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four popular stories by children's author, Eric Carle. Bright in color and spirit, this adaptation captures Carle's original tales and illustrations while conveying simple messages about the value of creativity, belonging and growth. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
Voyagers: A Dance Among The Planets. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. D.C. dance ensemble Company | E shares an interplanetary display of modern movement set to Gustav Holst's The Planets. Experience the distinct character of each planet, from the majestic and jolly Jupiter, to the angry and ominous Mars, to the lively and flighty Mercury. March 31 at 1:30 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Winnie the Pooh. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Winnie the Pooh would spend every day of life humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." But today, Pooh and Piglet have to find the Heffalump, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga's dreaded bathtub and help Eeyore search for his tail. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.

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MAR   31   Sunday


Aquarium. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Enter a fantastical island world where fish soar through the air, lemons light up the sky and sheep go parading by. With gentle music, puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers in an interactive journey to a magical place of play. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Dicken's David Copperfield. Kids ages 6+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Experience the genius of Charles Dickens through the eyes of a young boy! Follow Davy Copperfield on his childhood adventures in 19th C. England. Whether at home with his mother, at boarding school, working in a London bottling factory or making his epic escape across the English countryside, Davy shows his resilience and determination to find a loving home. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Jack and the Beanstalk. Kids ages 5 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fe-fi-fo-fum. A timely version of the classic children's tale about the young lad that doesn't know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of audiences. ASL Interpretation on April 7 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Marvel Universe LIVE!. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5 p.m. Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live show debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. Tickets online. $$ EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Teddy Bear's Picnic. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. Baby Bear has a picnic for his friends. They bring food to share and entertain one another with hilarious results! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Voyagers: A Dance Among The Planets. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. D.C. dance ensemble Company | E shares an interplanetary display of modern movement set to Gustav Holst's The Planets. Experience the distinct character of each planet, from the majestic and jolly Jupiter, to the angry and ominous Mars, to the lively and flighty Mercury. Today's 1:30 p.m. show is a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Winnie the Pooh. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. Winnie the Pooh would spend every day of life humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." But today, Pooh and Piglet have to find the Heffalump, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga's dreaded bathtub and help Eeyore search for his tail. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.