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JAN   17   Thursday


Boogie Babes featuring King Bullfrog. Kids ages 4 and under. 10:30 a.m. The Boogie Babes program brings interactive musical performances for young children and their caregivers each week. The events, typically 45 minutes in length, provide a wonderful way to expose children to different musical instruments and styles while also raising funds for and awareness of Greater DC Diaper Bank's work and mission. $$ Eastern Market - North Hall, Washington, DC.
Family Program. All ages (family-friendly event). 1:30 p.m. In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet in the entrance to Exhibition Hall. FREE Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC.
Flights of Fancy: Stories for Children. Kids ages 2 to 4. 11 and 11:30 a.m. Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time takes place most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fee parking. FREE Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 7:30 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
Shen Yun 2019. Kids ages 5+. 7:30 p.m. Discover the breathtaking beauty of classical Chinese dance, and treat yourself to Shen Yun's unique blend of costuming, high-tech backdrops and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other. Tickets online. $$ GMU Concert Hall, Fairfax, VA.

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JAN   18   Friday


Flights of Fancy: Stories for Children. Kids ages 2 to 4. 11 and 11:30 a.m. Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time takes place most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fee parking. FREE Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
Friday Mornings 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 known as Rocknoceros - for songs that entertain and educate in equal measure! Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 8 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
Shen Yun 2019. Kids ages 5+. 7:30 p.m. Discover the breathtaking beauty of classical Chinese dance, and treat yourself to Shen Yun's unique blend of costuming, high-tech backdrops and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other. Tickets online. $$ GMU Concert Hall, Fairfax, VA.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11 a.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. ASL performance is on January 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tinkergarten. Kids ages 1 to 8. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect & learn through play. In this free trial, we will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages & needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together. Preregister online. FREE Randolph Hills Local Park, Silver Spring, MDtinkergartMD.

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JAN   19   Saturday


Family Saturdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet in the entrance to Exhibition Hall. FREE Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC.
Jane Franklin Dance: Mouse in House. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 p.m, also on January 26 and February 2. Adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, Mouse in House is about a friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Moved by Emily's evocative words, the mouse becomes determined to be a poet herself. Tickets online. $$ Theatre on the Run, Arlington, VA.
MoComCon. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 to 4 p.m. 2019 marks MCPL's third Comic Convention. We will be celebrating all things comic and fandom with a variety of events. Come join in the fun! This event is open and accessible to all. We want to attract seasoned comic conventioneers, novices, and the curious of all ages. The event will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits and cosplay - all free of charge. Schedule of events and contests online. FREE Silver Spring Library, Silver Spring, MD.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 2 and 8 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
Shen Yun 2019. Kids ages 5+. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Discover the breathtaking beauty of classical Chinese dance and treat yourself to Shen Yun's unique blend of costuming, high-tech backdrops and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other. Tickets online. $$ GMU Concert Hall, Fairfax, VA.
The Brothers Grimm Excellent Adventure. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Baughman brothers bring their wacky take on the Grimm's tales to the Arts Barn stage. The brothers will reenact their favorite stories including Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and more. Tickets online. $$ Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. ASL performance is on January 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Penguins' Playground. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises, and the door stays open. Join us for an awesome Arctic Adventure exploring a super-secret playground, hidden at the very bottom of the world. Be there as playful, multi-talented penguins join their friends at the South Pole! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Weekend Train Rides. All ages (family-friendly event). Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. All aboard! Enjoy a 20-minute, round trip train ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading! This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America. Tickets online. $$ B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Winter Ice Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 5 p.m. Bundle up and join the fun! See eight world renowned ice carvers in action as they compete for prizes in this mega block competition. Stroll the boulevard and enjoy music, an iceless ice skating rink, plus cozy igloos lounges. FREE Village at Leesburg, Chantilly, VA.

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JAN   20   Sunday


School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 2 and 7 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
Shen Yun 2019. Kids ages 5+. 1 p.m. Discover the breathtaking beauty of classical Chinese dance and treat yourself to Shen Yun's unique blend of costuming, high-tech backdrops and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other. Tickets online. $$ GMU Concert Hall, Fairfax, VA.
Step Afrika! 25th Anniversary Celebration. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. Featuring the critically acclaimed artists of Step Afrika! along with some of our region's most incredible step teams, Step Afrika! celebrates 25 years of stepping while paying homage to the company's deep connections to South African dance, music and culture. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. ASL performance is on January 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Penguins' Playground. 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. Join us for an awesome Arctic Adventure exploring a super-secret playground, hidden at the very bottom of the world. Be there as playful, multi-talented penguins join their friends at the South Pole! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   21   Monday


13th Annual MLK Jr. Parade. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., parade begins at 11 a.m. FREE Washingtin National Cathedral, Washington, DC.
Discovery Cart: Caption Marion Green. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breaking the ceiling! Learn about Captain Marlon Green, the first African-American commercial pilot and the adversity he faced while conquering the skies. Event is included with museum admission, tickets online. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute and Celebration. All ages (family-friendly event). 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will be hosting the 2019 Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute and Celebration. This tribute celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King's life through dramatic readings, musical and dance performances. FREE The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   22   Tuesday


Bring Your Own Baby: Parenting Class - Music. Kids 12 months and under. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Bring Your Own Baby is a program for adults who want to learn more about the Smithsonian & meet others in an environment that welcomes you and baby. Class theme: Parenting Class - Music. Learn how connect songs with museum objects to ensure a positive learning experience for your baby. Babies love listening and hearing music so this class will encourage parents to sing to their child while at the museum. Preregister online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 7:30 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.

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JAN   23   Wednesday


Flights of Fancy: Stories for Children. Kids ages 2 to 4. 11 and 11:30 a.m. Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time takes place most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fee parking. FREE Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 7:30 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.

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JAN   24   Thursday


Boogie Babes featuring Kidsinger Jim. Kids ages 4 and under. 10:30 a.m. The Boogie Babes program brings interactive musical performances for young children and their caregivers each week. The events, typically 45 minutes in length, provide a wonderful way to expose children to different musical instruments and styles while also raising funds for and awareness of Greater DC Diaper Bank's work and mission. $$ Eastern Market - North Hall, Washington, DC.
Cub Corner. Kids ages 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. Come to the Cub Corner story time for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners up to five years old, enjoy a flight themed story and hands-on craft activity. To schedule a group larger than 10, please call the museum to make a private group reservation. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Family Thursdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 1:30 p.m. In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet in the entrance to Exhibition Hall. FREE Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC.
Flights of Fancy: Stories for Children. Kids ages 2 to 4. 11 and 11:30 a.m. Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time takes place most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fee parking. FREE Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 7:30 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.

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JAN   25   Friday


2019 Cabaret "Just Be". Kids age 5+. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join Herndon High students for their 2019 cabaret "Just Be". The cabaret features students singing and dancing to your favorite pieces from popular musicals. This year's family-favorites include Come from Away, Matilda, Waitress and more! Snow date: March 1 and 2. $$ Herndon High School, Herndon, VA.
Angelina Ballerina: The Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 10 a.m. and Saturday 1 and 4 p.m. Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki and their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter - because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her perform dance of all types, including hip-hop, Irish jig, and of course, ballet. The mouselings can't wait to show off their skills to their famous visitor, Serena Silvertail. Will Angelina get the starring moment she hopes for? Tickets online. $$ BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.
Flights of Fancy: Stories for Children. Kids ages 2 to 4. 11 and 11:30 a.m. Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time takes place most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fee parking. FREE Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
Friday Mornings 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 known as Rocknoceros - for songs that entertain and educate in equal measure! Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Kids Concert + Family Happy Hour. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 7 p.m. A casual happy hour for parents and tots! Your favorite band, King Bullfrog, will hit the stage with high-energy original, folk and blues songs carefully tailored to get children dancing and delight grownups. Tickets online. $$ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 8 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11 a.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. ASL performance is on January 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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JAN   26   Saturday


2019 Cabaret "Just Be". Kids age 5+. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join Herndon High students for their 2019 cabaret "Just Be". The cabaret features students singing and dancing to your favorite pieces from popular musicals. This year's family-favorites include Come from Away, Matilda, Waitress and more! Snow date: March 1 and 2. $$ Herndon High School, Herndon, VA.
An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join American Pops Orchestra favorite, Hilary Morrow (known most recently for her role as Detective Fix in APO's Around the World in 80 Days), in a madcap retelling of this classic children's story. Watch as this old woman's appetite for strange objects transforms her quiet afternoon into a wildly spectacular tale! Tickets online. $$ Arena Stage, Washington, DC.
Angelina Ballerina: The Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 10 a.m. and Saturday 1 and 4 p.m. Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki and their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter - because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her perform dance of all types, including hip-hop, Irish jig, and of course, ballet. The mouselings can't wait to show off their skills to their famous visitor, Serena Silvertail. Will Angelina get the starring moment she hopes for? Tickets online. $$ BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.
Family Saturdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet in the entrance to Exhibition Hall. FREE Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC.
Fire and Ice: Havdalah and Ice Skating. All ages (family-friendly event). 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join Pop-Ups to Pop In! as we welcome a new week with family, friends and ice skating. Families can participate in a sing-along Havdalah ceremony led by Miss Ellie, followed by ice skating, hot chocolate and activities! Check in with us at the Pop-Ups to Pop In! table to receive a discount on rink admission and skate rental. Pregister online. FREE Rockville Town Square Outdoor Ice Rink, Rockville, MD.
Jane Franklin Dance: Mouse in House. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 p.m. Adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, Mouse in House is about a friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Moved by Emily's evocative words, the mouse becomes determined to be a poet herself. Tickets online. $$ Theatre on the Run, Arlington, VA.
Monster Jam. Kids ages 5+. 1 and 7 p.m. Monster Jam features high octane spontaneous entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world. Adrenaline-pumpming fun for all ages! Tickets online. $$ Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
Music for Young Audiences: Banda Magda. Kids ages 7+. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This award-winning band combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, sung in six languages for a globetrotting adventure. With plenty of audience participation and irresistible rhythms, the whole family will be moving. Come early for a musical instrument "Petting Zoo!" Starting one hour before all performances, hands-on activities let children get up close with the instruments they'll see on stage. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
STEM Fair. Kids ages 10+. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Washington Architectural Foundation's "Design Like A Girl" program is opening its doors to girls in the Washington Metro area to meet women in a whole range of design-related fields: architecture, engineering, construction, urban planning, landscape architecture and interior design. Join us for hands-on activities, learn about programs for girls offered by WAF and our partner organizations and talk with girls who are already involved. Tickets online. $$ District Architecture Center, Washington, DC.
Saturday Morning at The National. Kids ages 4 to 10. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Play, laugh, learn and discover through interactive performances, puppets, dance and music that are designed to light up the imagination and celebrate a world of wonder. Preregistration online. This week enjoy Synetic Theatre: Magic Balloon. FREE The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 2 and 8 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ 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 Bomb Squad Science and will be exploring the science of robotics 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. FREE National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC.
The Brothers Grimm Excellent Adventure. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Baughman brothers bring their wacky take on the Grimm's tales to the Arts Barn stage. The brothers will reenact their favorite stories including Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and more. Tickets online. $$ Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.
The Phantom Tollbooth. Kids ages 6 to 11. 2 and 4 p.m. The beloved and inventive childhood classic book, The Phantom Tollbooth, is brought to life in an original stage adaption. "A masterful fusion of engaging storytelling with the performing and visual arts, which appeals to all of the senses, stimulates intuitive thinking and captivates adults and children alike" (DC Metro Theater Arts). Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performaing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. ASL performance is on January 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Winter Wonderland. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises, and the door stays open. The King of Winter and the Snow Queen welcome Jack Frost, Marco Polo Bear and Isabella on Ice. Also, a magic snowflake comes to life with a surprise ending! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Weekend Train Rides. All ages (family-friendly event). Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. All aboard! Enjoy a 20-minute, round trip train ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading! This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America. Tickets online. $$ B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD.

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JAN   27   Sunday


Artful Afternoons: Impressionism. Kids ages 5 to 9. 2 to 4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity. Families are welcome to drop by our art studio where they can choose from any of our four maker stations. Each station presents a challenge or question based on the afternoon's theme. This week's theme is Impressionism and the stations are Landscapes, Capturing Change, Shadows and Pointillism. Preregistration required and online. $$ National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.
Monster Jam. Kids ages 5+. 1 p.m. Monster Jam features high octane spontaneous entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world. Adrenaline-pumpming fun for all ages! Tickets online. $$ Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
Montgomery County Camp & Summer Fun Expo!. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan your summer at this Washington Parent annual expo! Enjoy free activities, demonstrations, giveaways and prizes. Meet with summer program representatives, day camp and overnight directors and associates from summer fun destinations. The Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo will take place Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dulles Town Center Mall in Dulles, VA. FREE Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.
Music for Young Audiences: Banda Magda. Kids ages 7+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. This award-winning band combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, sung in six languages for a globetrotting adventure. With plenty of audience participation and irresistible rhythms, the whole family will be moving. Come early for a musical instrument "Petting Zoo!" Starting one hour before all performances, hands-on activities let children get up close with the instruments they'll see on stage. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Once Upon A Time... The Noyes Fairy Tale Ball. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 to 5 p.m. The Noyes Children's Library Foundation will host The Noyes Fairy Tale Ball, a family dance party celebrating imagination, fun and-of course-books! Town Hall will be transformed into a fairy tale palace, with kids invited to a Royal Procession before joining the fabulous A-Squad DJ on the dance floor. Enjoy crafts, photo-ops and a special Royal Reading Room with stories and songs. Costumes are encouraged for children and parents alike. RSVP on Facebook. $$ Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, MD.
School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. 2 and 7 p.m. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Brothers Grimm Excellent Adventure. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Baughman brothers bring their wacky take on the Grimm's tales to the Arts Barn stage. The brothers will reenact their favorite stories including Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and more. Tickets online. $$ Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. ASL performance is on January 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Weekend Train Rides. All ages (family-friendly event). Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. All aboard! Enjoy a 20-minute, round trip train ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading! This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America. Tickets online. $$ B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD.

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JAN   28   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 enjoys 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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JAN   29   Tuesday


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JAN   30   Wednesday


Flights of Fancy: Stories for Children. Kids ages 2 to 4. 11 and 11:30 a.m. Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time takes place most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fee parking. FREE Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.

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JAN   31   Thursday


Boogie Babes featuring Uncle Devin Show. Kids ages 4 and under. 10:30 a.m. The Boogie Babes program brings interactive musical performances for young children and their caregivers each week. The events, typically 45 minutes in length, provide a wonderful way to expose children to different musical instruments and styles while also raising funds for and awareness of Greater DC Diaper Bank's work and mission. $$ Eastern Market - North Hall, Washington, DC.
Family Thursdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 1:30 p.m. In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet in the entrance to Exhibition Hall. FREE Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC.
Flights of Fancy: Stories for Children. Kids ages 2 to 4. 11 and 11:30 a.m. Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time takes place most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fee parking. FREE Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.

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February

FEB   1   Friday


Flights of Fancy: Stories for Children. Kids ages 2 to 4. 11 and 11:30 a.m. Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time takes place most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Fee parking. FREE Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11 a.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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FEB   2   Saturday


12th Annual Chinese New Year Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This festival is presented by the Asian Community Service Center. There will be live performances, including dragon and lion dances, Han Costume Fashion show, delicious Asian food, the writing of Chinese names, language, craft and business booths, children world and also a lunar new year dragon parade. FREE Luther Jackson Middle School, Falls Church, VA.
Family Fun Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the world of working K9s during our first Family Fun Day. Put your matching skills to the test and flex your smell power at our Activity Cart. See how creative you can be at our Maker Station in the Dupont Gallery. Work as a team to complete our scavenger hunt while exploring all the amazing exhibits we have to offer. This is a free event, there is no admission charge for the Museum. FREE National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC.
Jane Franklin Dance: Mouse in House. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 p.m. Adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, Mouse in House is about a friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Moved by Emily's evocative words, the mouse becomes determined to be a poet herself. Tickets online. $$ Theatre on the Run, Arlington, VA.
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum: STEAM Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy the 2nd annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Day at PRNAM. Explore the newly re-opened exhibits, to learn about the intersections of art and science in aviation. Local companies and organizations will be on hand to assist with a variety of hands-on demos. Free with regular museum admission. $$ Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM), Lexington Park, 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 and celebrate a world of wonder. Preregistration online. This week enjoy Magician Brian Curry. 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: "Comedy with Cupid." Learn the art of over-acting with Shakespearean confessions of love. Preregister online. FREE Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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FEB   3   Sunday


Family Workshop: Hands On, Brains On!. Kids 2nd to 5th grade. 2 to 4 p.m. Families will learn about the science of the brain from real neuroscientists through hands-on demonstrations. Then, everyone will use what they've learned to create a string-art model of the neural and motor pathway used to complete everyday activities. Register online. $$ KID Museum, Bethesda, MD.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Winter Wonderland. 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. The King of Winter and the Snow Queen welcome Jack Frost, Marco Polo Bear and Isabella on Ice. Also, a magic snowflake comes to life with a surprise ending! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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FEB   4   Monday


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FEB   5   Tuesday


Into the Great Unknown. Kids ages 6 to 12. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers & Explorers - leadership, courage and adventure take center stage in this inspiring Discovery Theater original. Meet Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole and Barbara Hillary, the first African American woman to reach it nearly 100 years later. From the Pole to the prairies to outer space, the histories and heroism of these African American women and men attest that true grit. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.

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FEB   6   Wednesday


Into the Great Unknown. Kids ages 6 to 12. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers & Explorers - leadership, courage and adventure take center stage in this inspiring Discovery Theater original. Meet Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole and Barbara Hillary, the first African American woman to reach it nearly 100 years later. From the Pole to the prairies to outer space, the histories and heroism of these African American women and men attest that true grit. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Storytime. Kids ages 2 to 7. Held the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. Students will meet a retired police officer who will read "Busy People: Police Officer." Following the reading, the museum educator will lead a hands-on activity. The program is free with admission to the museum. Kids 5 and under and group chaperones receive free admission. Tickets online. $$ National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC.

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FEB   7   Thursday


Into the Great Unknown. Kids ages 6 to 12. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers & Explorers - leadership, courage and adventure take center stage in this inspiring Discovery Theater original. Meet Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole and Barbara Hillary, the first African American woman to reach it nearly 100 years later. From the Pole to the prairies to outer space, the histories and heroism of these African American women and men attest that true grit. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.

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FEB   8   Friday


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. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Into the Great Unknown. Kids ages 6 to 12. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers & Explorers - leadership, courage and adventure take center stage in this inspiring Discovery Theater original. Meet Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole and Barbara Hillary, the first African American woman to reach it nearly 100 years later. From the Pole to the prairies to outer space, the histories and heroism of these African American women and men attest that true grit. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Parents Night Out. Kids ages 3 to 9. 6 to 9 p.m. Drop your kids off for 3 hours of non-stop action at My Gym including fitness games, active play, pizza and Valentine's Day party fun! Potty independent please. Preregistration online. $$ My Gym Potomac, , MD.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11 a.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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FEB   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. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Discovery Days: Coins & Stamps. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Coins. Stamps. Currency. These are magical things to both collectors & non-collectors. They provide a window to another place. They can tell us about past. View stamp collections and learn about collecting. Watch how to prepare stamps for collecting albums. Plus the Montgomery Coin Club members will exhibit and discuss the hobby. Free, but preregistration is required. FREE Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
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 Jamaal "Mr. Root" Collier: Get Schooled with Mr. Root! FREE The National Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Snow Show. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. Enjoy a snow bunny on skis, snowmen (and women), a performing penguin and other friends in a salute to snow! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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FEB   10   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. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade. All ages (family-friendly event). Festival, 12 to 5 p.m. at the Chinatown Community Cultural Center. Will include live music and dance performances, traditional Chinese calligraphy, children's crafts, face painting, tai chi and kung fu demonstrations, lion dancing, poetry readings and much more! Parade, 2 to 5 p.m. on H Street, NW, between 6th and 7th Streets. The event features the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live music. The firecracker will be lit at 3:45 p.m. FREE Chinatown, Washington, DC.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Takoma Park's 9th Annual Mid-Winter Play Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 4 p.m. Shake off those winter blues - come play! Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Interested in volunteering for this event? Contact theplaylady@gmail.com. FREE Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Kids ages 4 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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FEB   11   Monday


Garden Sprouts Winter: 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. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore monthly topics. The February theme is Seeds. Preregister online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

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FEB   12   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   13   Wednesday


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. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Wednesday Preschool Series: Treasure Quest. Kids age 2 to 5. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Discover hidden gems and magnificent treasures that glitter and sparkle as you and your preschooler explore a new mansion room each week. Session dates: February 13, 20 and 27. Single classes available also. Preregistration required and is online. $$ Hillwood Museum, Washington, DC.

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FEB   14   Thursday


Adventure Kids: John Henry. Kids ages 5 and under. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your preschooler will love to sing, dance and play along with John Henry! 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.
Cub Corner. Kids ages 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. Come to the Cub Corner story time for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners up to five years old, enjoy a flight themed story and hands-on craft activity. To schedule a group larger than 10, please call the museum to make a private group reservation. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment!. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. Enter the world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE with four of your favorite stories! See Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Disney-Pixar's "Cars" race across the ice! Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in "The Little Mermaid's" kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the "Toy Story" gang as they race for home. Join sisters Ana and Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney's "Frozen" as they learn true love comes from within. Tickets online. $$ Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
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. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
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. Sessions dates: February 14, 21 and 28. Single classes available also. Preregistration required and is online. $$ Hillwood Museum, Washington, DC.

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FEB   15   Friday


Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment!. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Enter the world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE with four of your favorite stories! See Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Disney-Pixar's "Cars" race across the ice! Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in "The Little Mermaid's" kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the "Toy Story" gang as they race for home. Join sisters Ana and Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney's "Frozen" as they learn true love comes from within. Tickets online. $$ Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
Parents Night Out. Kids ages 3 to 9. 6 to 9 p.m. Drop your kids off for 3 hours of non-stop action at My Gym including fitness games, active play, pizza and Valentine's Day party fun! Potty independent please. Preregistration online. $$ My Gym Bethesda, , MD.

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FEB   16   Saturday


AAAS Family Science Days. Kids ages 5 to 18. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Science Days features interactive booths appropriate for kids and their families, highlighting diverse areas of science, as well as a live stage show and the chance to talk with scientists. Enjoy an array of hands-on family and child-friendly activities! Registration is online and is required for this free event. FREE Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.
Aladdin. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 6:30 p.m. Virginia National Ballet presents the world premiere of Rafik Hegab's "Aladdin," a sumptuous production that will appeal equally to adults and children, with world class choreography, outstanding professional dancing and enchanting scenery and costumes. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performaing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment!. All ages. 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Enter the world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE with four of your favorite stories! See Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Disney-Pixar's "Cars" race across the ice! Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in "The Little Mermaid's" kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the "Toy Stor"y gang as they race for home. Join sisters Anna and Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney's "Froze"n as they learn true love comes from within. Tickets online. $$ Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
Engineering 101. Kids ages 9+. 2:30 to 4 p.m. What is an engineer? Engineers design and build things to solve specific problems. Once a month, learn the basics of engineering through an interactive, hands-on challenge. This month: Balloon Cars! We know cars can run on gasoline, electricity or even hydrogen but how about a balloon? Try your hand at building a balloon car as we explore the force of thrust. Don't miss out on the fun and the chance to learn something new and exciting! $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Huckleberry Finn's Big River. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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FEB   17   Sunday


AAAS Family Science Days. Kids ages 5 to 18. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Science Days features interactive booths appropriate for kids and their families, highlighting diverse areas of science, as well as a live stage show and the chance to talk with scientists. Enjoy an array of hands-on family and child-friendly activities! Registration is online and is required for this free event. FREE Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.
Wake Up, Brother Bear. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.