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JUN   28   Wednesday


Galapagos George with Barefoot Puppets. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10:30 a.m. and noon. Based on the true story of "Lonesome George," this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater at Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Panda-Monium. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Under the Big Top. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come one! Come all! To the B&O's circus celebration, Under the Big Top! Join us for circus fun as you saddle up one of our prancing "ponies." Walk the "high-wire"! Tame a "lion"! Try your luck playing carnival games or make your own lion and elephant mask. 11 a.m. Story time. 11:30 a.m. "Circus" Train Ride (Thursday & Friday only). Tickets online. $$ B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Val's Pals Kids Club. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 to 11 a.m. Join us for a morning of fun every Wednesday this summer! Enjoy live music, magicians, theater performances, petting zoos and more! Today, laugh out loud with Paul Belanger! Hosted at Smokehouse Live. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUN   29   Thursday


Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages. 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. Tonight: Hayley Fahey Band (Singer-Songwriter). Summer schedule online. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
Family Thursdays. All ages (family-friednly event). 11 a.m. Every Thursday in June, the history of Congress comes to life through this 45-minute, hands-on program. Discover how and why the Capitol grew over time, unpack the details of a law and take a moment to make a legislative decision. FREE Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC.
Galapagos George with Barefoot Puppets. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10:30 a.m. and noon. Based on the true story of "Lonesome George," this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater at Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Hometown Thursdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursdays through September, this series will host local bands from the Fairfax area. Hometown Thursdays is an opportunity to meet up with friends and family, grab dinner and listen to great music. Tonight: Pleasure Zone. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening events 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world. Includes daily and evening music and dance performances. Featuring Circus Arts: aerialists, acrobats, equilibrists, object manipulators and clowns; American Folk: the story of the American experience told through demonstrations. FREE National Mall, Washington, DC.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 10 and 11:30 a.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. ASL Interpretation July 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Under the Big Top. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come one! Come all! To the B&O's circus celebration, Under the Big Top! Join us for circus fun as you saddle up one of our prancing "ponies." Walk the "high-wire"! Tame a "lion"! Try your luck playing carnival games or make your own lion and elephant mask. 11 a.m. Story time. 11:30 a.m. "Circus" Train Ride (Thursday & Friday only). Tickets online. $$ B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUN   30   Friday


Four Mile Movie Series. Films start at dusk, fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Movie lovers of all ages will the last Friday of the month this summer, when the Four Mile Run Park is transformed into an outdoor cinema. This includes two hours of activities and entertainment leading up to show time. Playing this week is "Lego Batman," PG. Don't forget your blanket or chairs! FREE Four Mile Conservatory Center, Alexandria, VA.
Galapagos George with Barefoot Puppets. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10:30 a.m. and noon. Based on the true story of "Lonesome George," this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater at Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Kids' Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join us on The Loop every Friday morning through October 27 for an awesome kids' concert! Enteraining tonight The Bubbas. FREE Market Common Clarendon, Arlington, VA.
Open Studio Fridays. Kids ages 5 and under. 1 to 6 p.m. Join us on Friday afternoons for some creative fun! Check out a Portrait Discovery Kit to explore the museum. You may also explore a different art material each week as it relates to portraiture. FREE National Portrait Gallery, Education Center, Washington, DC.
Plaza Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Live music and fun! Outdoor games, 12+ outdoor patios and dining options. Plus Bubble Spectacular Shows, Pop Up Fountain and fun for the kids, too! Full schedule online. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening events 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world. Includes daily and evening music and dance performances. Featuring Circus Arts: aerialists, acrobats, equilibrists, object manipulators and clowns; American Folk: the story of the American experience told through demonstrations. FREE National Mall, Washington, DC.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 10 and 11:30 a.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. ASL Interpretation July 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Under the Big Top. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come one! Come all! To the B&O's circus celebration, Under the Big Top! Join us for circus fun as you saddle up one of our prancing "ponies." Walk the "high-wire"! Tame a "lion"! Try your luck playing carnival games or make your own lion and elephant mask. 11 a.m. Story time. 11:30 a.m. "Circus" Train Ride (Thursday & Friday only). Tickets online. $$ B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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July

JUL   1   Saturday


Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kidz Korner - Summer in the City. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's now through September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Plaza Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Live music and fun! Outdoor games, 12+ outdoor patios and dining options. Plus Bubble Spectacular Shows, Pop Up Fountain and fun for the kids, too! Full schedule online. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
Saturday Cinema at Carlyle. All ages (family-friendly event). Sundown about 8:30 p.m. This outdoor film festival will take place the first Saturday of every month until October. Grab a date, the family or a group of friends, bring the lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy some great flicks under the stars! Today's movie is "Top Gun." FREE John Carlyle Square Park, Alexandria, VA.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening events 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world. Includes daily and evening music and dance performances. Featuring Circus Arts: aerialists, acrobats, equilibrists, object manipulators and clowns; American Folk: the story of the American experience told through demonstrations. FREE National Mall, Washington, DC.
SummerFest. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 11:30 p.m. We've kept all the best highlights of our lively street festival, with multiple stages of live music, great food, and plenty of activities for kids and now we're keeping the fun going by capping off the evening with spectacular fireworks and an illuminating SummerGlo After Party. Many details online! FREE Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg, MD.
The Reagan Years Summer Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 to 10 p.m. Lovettsville Oktoberfest presents The Reagan Years. Start your 4th of July celebrations by enjoying this awesome concert! Bring a blanket or chairs. Food, beer and wine available. FREE Lovettsville Town Green, Lovettsville, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. ASL Interpretation July 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   2   Sunday


Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening events 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world. Includes daily and evening music and dance performances. Featuring Circus Arts: aerialists, acrobats, equilibrists, object manipulators and clowns; American Folk: the story of the American experience told through demonstrations. FREE National Mall, Washington, DC.
Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of these wonderful groups! Tonight: Oceans Quartet. And it's a kid's takeover August 6 with Big Bang Boom! FREE McLean Central Park Gazebo, McLean, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. ASL Interpretation July 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Mother Goose Caboose. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   3   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! Today: Mr. Skip: Fun & Songs. FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.
Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join our new year-round Nature Playgroup which is to be held each month. Your preschooler will enjoy nature-themed toys and puzzles, and you can meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Explore nature sensory bins, play games, activities even go for a garden walk. July's theme is trees. Preregister online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening events 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world. Includes daily and evening music and dance performances. Featuring Circus Arts: aerialists, acrobats, equilibrists, object manipulators and clowns; American Folk: the story of the American experience told through demonstrations. FREE National Mall, Washington, DC.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.

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JUL   4   Tuesday


51st Annual Independence Day Celebration. All ages (family-friendly event). Parade 10 a.m. to noon. Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center Open House 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Superhero Fest noon to 1 p.m. Ratcliffe-Allison House Tours 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Old Fashioned Fireman's Day at 12:30 p.m. Evening Show and Fireworks at Fairfax High School 6 to 10:30 p.m. Details online. FREE Downtown Fairfax, , VA.
Independence Day Celebration. All ages (family-friendly event). Grounds open at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks show begins at sunset, approximately 9:15 p.m. Come early to enjoy musical entertainment by a local disc jockey, as well as food trucks selling a variety of entrees and snacks. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks show will be presented at 8 p.m. on the rain date, July 5. FREE Churchill Road Elementary School, McLean, VA.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening events 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world. Includes daily and evening music and dance performances. Featuring Circus Arts: aerialists, acrobats, equilibrists, object manipulators and clowns; American Folk: the story of the American experience told through demonstrations. FREE National Mall, Washington, DC.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.

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JUL   5   Wednesday


Taratibu!. Kids ages 5 to 16. Wednesday through Friday 10:30 a.m. and noon, additional 2 p.m. performance Thursday. Taratibu Youth Association is a young people's performing arts company that focuses on African and African American culture. They use traditional and contemporary songs, dance and poetry to teach cultural history and principles of empowerment, leadership, community building and social responsibility. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Val's Pals Kids Club. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 to 11 a.m. Join us for a morning of fun every Wednesday this summer! Enjoy live music, magicians, theater performances, petting zoos and more! Today, games and safety lessons with Loudoun County Police. Hosted outside on Tupper Way. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   6   Thursday


Backyard Theater For Kids. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Enrich your little ones with sunshine, music, and laughter at Strathmore's Backyard Theater for Kids. This eclectic program is the perfect summer escape for busy families. Pack a picnic and enjoy live performances! Today: Sonia De Los Santos. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore, Bethesda, MD.
Summer Under The Stars. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of the Main Street Community Band this week. FREE Veterans Amphitheater (adjacent to City Hall), Fairfax, VA.
Taratibu!. Kids ages 5 to 16. Wednesday through Friday 10:30 a.m. and noon, additional 2 p.m. performance Thursday. Taratibu Youth Association is a young people's performing arts company that focuses on African and African American culture. They use traditional and contemporary songs, dance and poetry to teach cultural history and principles of empowerment, leadership, community building and social responsibility. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 10 and 11:30 a.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. ASL Interpretation July 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. This week featuring: Ruthie & the Wranglers - Country. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   7   Friday


Family Fun: Caiso Steel Band. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy Caribbean sounds during our Friday night concert. Food and drink specials will be offered by local restaurants. Concert-attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the performances. Face-painting artists for the kids! FREE Cathedral Commons, Washington, DC.
KidSpy Overnight: Operation Secret Slumber. Kids ages 9 to 13. 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. July 8. When the lights go down, the adventure begins! The Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy training. Tickets online. $$ International Spy Museum, Washington, DC.
Plaza Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Live music and fun! Outdoor games, 12+ outdoor patios and dining options. Plus Bubble Spectacular Shows, Pop Up Fountain and fun for the kids, too! Full schedule online. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
Smithsonian Sleepovers. Kids ages 8 to 12. 7 p.m This Smithsonian Associates program invites kids and their grown-up companions for a night that features tours, games, crafts, a film and more. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.
Taratibu!. Kids ages 5 to 16. Wednesday through Friday 10:30 a.m. and noon, additional 2 p.m. performance Thursday. Taratibu Youth Association is a young people's performing arts company that focuses on African and African American culture. They use traditional and contemporary songs, dance and poetry to teach cultural history and principles of empowerment, leadership, community building and social responsibility. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 10 and 11:30 a.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. ASL Interpretation July 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   8   Saturday


Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kidz Korner - Summer in the City. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's now through September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Plaza Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Live music and fun! Outdoor games, 12+ outdoor patios and dining options. Plus Bubble Spectacular Shows, Pop Up Fountain and fun for the kids, too! Full schedule online. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery. Kids ages 7+. 11 a.m. to noon. In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear and escape unnoticed. Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom-designed for the Spy Museum. $$ International Spy Museum, Washington, DC.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. ASL Interpretation July 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Mother Goose Caboose. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.

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JUL   9   Sunday


Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of these wonderful groups! Tonight: Trio Caliente. And it's a kid's takeover August 6 with Big Bang Boom! FREE McLean Central Park Gazebo, McLean, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. ASL Interpretation July 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.

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JUL   10   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.

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JUL   11   Tuesday


UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   12   Wednesday


Health 360. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 to 8 p.m. Join us for an open house at our community clinic at to celebrate mental health access in your neighborhood! This event features music, free food and refreshments, kids activities, wellness activities and door prizes. RSVP to nick@maysondixon.com FREE 6196 Oxon Hill Rd, Ste. 340, Oxon Hill, MD.
Movie Nights in Chinatown Park. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. The Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs invites you to join us in Chinatown Park for this summer's Asian and Pacific Islander-themed movie line up. This week's movie is "Moana." Guests are asked to bring their own blankets, chairs and bug spray if needed. Popcorn and popsicles will be provided. RSVP to Eventbrite. FREE FREE Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Mother Goose Caboose. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Val's Pals Kids Club. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 to 11 a.m. Join us for a morning of fun every Wednesday this summer! Enjoy live music, magicians, theater performances, petting zoos and more! Today, sing, clap and tap along with Oh Susannah! Hosted at Smokehouse Live. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   13   Thursday


Backyard Theater For Kids. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Enrich your little ones with sunshine, music, and laughter at Strathmore's Backyard Theater for Kids. This eclectic program is the perfect summer escape for busy families. Pack a picnic and enjoy live performances! Today: The Amazing Max. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore, Bethesda, MD.
Health 360. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 to 8 p.m. Join us for an open house at our community clinic at to celebrate mental health access in your neighborhood! This event features music, free food and refreshments, kids activities, wellness activities and door prizes. RSVP to nick@maysondixon.com FREE 1301 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC.
Moms Clean Air Force: Play-In for Climate Action. Kids ages 12 and under. 9 a.m. Join us for kids activities, great music and exciting speakers, as we deliver a public message from families across the country: It's ttime to get serious about climate change! FREE Upper Senate Park, Washington, DC.
Summer Under The Stars. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a Children's Concert by the City of Fairfax Band this week. FREE Veterans Amphitheater (adjacent to City Hall), Fairfax, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 10 and 11:30 a.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. This week featuring: The Sidleys - Indie Rock. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   14   Friday


Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kids' Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join us on The Loop every Friday morning through October 27 for aa awesome kids' concert! Featuring special performance by Oh Susannah! FREE Market Common Clarendon, Arlington, VA.
Plaza Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Live music and fun! Outdoor games, 12+ outdoor patios and dining options. Plus Bubble Spectacular Shows, Pop Up Fountain and fun for the kids, too! Full schedule online. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 10 and 11:30 a.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   15   Saturday


5th Annual Gaithersburg Youth SportsFest. Kids entering grade K through 8. 8:30 to 11 a.m. Youth will enjoy a 1K Fun Run followed by challenges in baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball and track and field. The philosophy of participation over competition will be on full display! FREE Activity Center at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg, MD.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kidz Korner - Summer in the City. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's now through September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Plaza Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Live music and fun! Outdoor games, 12+ outdoor patios and dining options. Plus Bubble Spectacular Shows, Pop Up Fountain and fun for the kids, too! Full schedule online. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   16   Sunday


Artful Afternoons. Kids ages 5 to 9. 1 to 3 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity. Families can choose from a selection of maker stations. Each station presents a challenge or a question based on the afternoon's theme. Food: We all love to eat and food has been and continues to be, an inspiration to artists. We will experiment with different types of art in which food plays a prominent role and finish by creating our own food sculptures. Tickets online. $$ Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, inside the National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.
Insect Safari! A "We're Going WILD" Family Walk. Kids ages 7+. 9 to 10:30 a.m. What is that bug? This walk will explore discoveries in the micro-world of insects at one of their busiest times of day! Enjoy this hands-on investigation into the secret lives of insects that flit, buzz and crawl about in summer. Come dressed for an outdoor adventure. Preregistration required. FREE Algonkian Park, Sterling, VA.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of these wonderful groups! Tonight: Da Capo. And it's a kid's takeover August 6 with Big Bang Boom! FREE McLean Central Park Gazebo, McLean, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Bunny Business. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   17   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.

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JUL   18   Tuesday


UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   19   Wednesday


Tiny Tots @ 10: Bunny Business. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Val's Pals Kids Club. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 to 11 a.m. Join us for a morning of fun every Wednesday this summer! Enjoy live music, magicians, theater performances, petting zoos and more! Today, Tony M delights with kids' top tunes! Hosted at Smokehouse Live. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   20   Thursday


Backyard Theater For Kids. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Enrich your little ones with sunshine, music, and laughter at Strathmore's Backyard Theater for Kids. This eclectic program is the perfect summer escape for busy families. Pack a picnic and enjoy live performances! Today: Falu's Bazaar. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore, Bethesda, MD.
Summer Under The Stars. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of Alte Kameraden this week. FREE Veterans Amphitheater (adjacent to City Hall), Fairfax, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 10 and 11:30 a.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. This week featuring: The Fringe Benefits - Pop. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   21   Friday


Books Alive!. Kids ages 7 and under. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Explore Constitution Gardens with a treasure hunt and storytelling by educator, performing artist and author MiMi Zannino. Meet at the Lost Library to enjoy a reading of "Butterfly Surprise," written and enhanced enhanced with photography by MiMi. After the story, make a butterfly craft, sing and dance to ukulele music, and end the adventure with an interactive nature walk through the Garden. FREE Constitution Gardens, 112 Brookes Ave., Olde Towne Gaithersburg, MD.
Family Fun Movie Nights: "Trolls". All ages. 7 p.m. Looking for something FREE and fun for your family to do on a Friday night?!? How about a movie on the new state-of-the-art big screen? Each movie is rated PG. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14. Bring canned food to be donated to Britepaths. FREE Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kids ages 5+. 7:30 p.m. The City of Fairfax Theatre Company & Truro Anglican Church present one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The story centers around an electric retelling of the story of Joseph - Israel's favorite son. Eleven brothers and one coat of many colors form a magical musical filled with unforgettable songs and high energy dance numbers. Tickets online. $$ Sidney Lanier Middle School, Fairfax, VA.
Juggling Workshop with Christian Kloc. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 7:30 p.m. Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jump-start your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the 'big top' applause you deserve. $$ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), Washington, DC.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 10 and 11:30 a.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.

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JUL   22   Saturday


Bead Heaven. Kids ages 13+. 1 to 4 p.m. Broaden your jewelry-making skills by crafting a beautiful, wire-wrap and bead necklace. Instructors take you through the project, step-by-step and help you create something that you will wear with pride. Perfect for beginners! Preregister online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kids ages 5+. 2 and 7:30 p.m. The City of Fairfax Theatre Company & Truro Anglican Church present one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The story centers around an electric retelling of the story of Joseph - Israel's favorite son. Eleven brothers and one coat of many colors form a magical musical filled with unforgettable songs and high energy dance numbers. Tickets online. $$ Sidney Lanier Middle School, Fairfax, VA.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kidz Korner - Summer in the City. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's now through September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Superhero Family Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pow! Bam! Kaboom! It's an action-packed day of superheroes. Arrive dressed as your favorite character. No costume? Come as your superhero's secret identity and make a mask at our crafting station. Show off your powers in our series of challenges and let those villains know that there is nothing you can't overcome. Please note, no weapons, wings or full masks. FREE Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, Washington, DC.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Penguins' Playground. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   23   Sunday


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kids ages 5+. 3 p.m. The City of Fairfax Theatre Company & Truro Anglican Church present one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The story centers around an electric retelling of the story of Joseph - Israel's favorite son. Eleven brothers and one coat of many colors form a magical musical filled with unforgettable songs and high energy dance numbers. Tickets online. $$ Sidney Lanier Middle School, Fairfax, VA.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of these wonderful groups! Tonight: Slim Harrison & The Barnstormers with the Rockcandy Cloggers. And it's a kid's takeover August 6 with Big Bang Boom! FREE McLean Central Park Gazebo, McLean, VA.
The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This production follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film; more of Baum's original dialogue is included; and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
UniverSoul Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. The unique brand of family entertainment features a multicultural, multinational, blend of music, theater and circus arts under the big top. Circus goers will be treated to some of the most breath-taking and sought-after circus acts from around the world. Tickets online. $$ FedEx Field, Landover, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   24   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.

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JUL   25   Tuesday


SOLE Defined. Kids ages 5 to 16. 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a "Percussical," an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of percussive dance and multi-media with acting, singing. Each show is a power-packed performance to create a free flowing conversation through music and movement. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.

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JUL   26   Wednesday


SOLE Defined. Kids ages 5 to 16. 10:30 a.m. and noon. SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a "Percussical," an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of percussive dance and multi-media with acting, singing. Each show is a power-packed performance to create a free flowing conversation through music and movement. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Penguins' Playground. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Val's Pals Kids Club. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 to 11 a.m. Join us for a morning of fun every Wednesday this summer! Enjoy live music, magicians, theater performances, petting zoos and more! Today, Mommy and Me workout, hosted outside on Tupper Way. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.

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JUL   27   Thursday


Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Award-winning kids' musicians Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights will bring a little bit of Brooklyn to families in the DC area when they make their Strathmore debut. These performances will be high energy, interactive experiences from start to finish. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore Backyard Theater for Kids, Bethesda, MD.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kids ages 5+. 7:30 p.m. The City of Fairfax Theatre Company & Truro Anglican Church present one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The story centers around an electric retelling of the story of Joseph - Israel's favorite son. Eleven brothers and one coat of many colors form a magical musical filled with unforgettable songs and high energy dance numbers. Tickets online. $$ Sidney Lanier Middle School, Fairfax, VA.
SOLE Defined. Kids ages 5 to 16. 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a "Percussical," an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of percussive dance and multi-media with acting, singing. Each show is a power-packed performance to create a free flowing conversation through music and movement. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.
Summer Under The Stars. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of the City of Fairfax Band this week. FREE Veterans Amphitheater (adjacent to City Hall), Fairfax, VA.
Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. This week featuring: East of Monroe - Bluegrass. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.

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JUL   28   Friday


Four Mile Movie Series. Films start at dusk, fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Movie lovers of all ages will the last Friday of the month this summer, when the Four Mile Run Park is transformed into an outdoor cinema. This includes two hours of activities and entertainment leading up to show time. Playing this week is "The Secret Life of Pets," PG. Don't forget your blanket or chairs! FREE Four Mile Conservatory Center, Alexandria, VA.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kids ages 5+. 7:30 p.m. The City of Fairfax Theatre Company & Truro Anglican Church present one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The story centers around an electric retelling of the story of Joseph - Israel's favorite son. Eleven brothers and one coat of many colors form a magical musical filled with unforgettable songs and high energy dance numbers. Tickets online. $$ Sidney Lanier Middle School, Fairfax, VA.
Rock the Block: The Reagan Years. All ages (family-friendly event). 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 4th Fridays through October. Featuring this awesome 80s band, beer garden and city restaurant vendor booths. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on! Kids - wear swim suits and bring towels. Enjoy the spray pad! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
SOLE Defined. Kids ages 5 to 16. 10:30 a.m. and noon. SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a "Percussical," an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of percussive dance and multi-media with acting, singing. Each show is a power-packed performance to create a free flowing conversation through music and movement. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   29   Saturday


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kids ages 5+. 2 and 7:30 p.m. The City of Fairfax Theatre Company & Truro Anglican Church present one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The story centers around an electric retelling of the story of Joseph - Israel's favorite son. Eleven brothers and one coat of many colors form a magical musical filled with unforgettable songs and high energy dance numbers. Tickets online. $$ Sidney Lanier Middle School, Fairfax, VA.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kidz Korner - Summer in the City. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's now through September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   30   Sunday


Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of these wonderful groups! Tonight: Kara and Matty D. And it's a kid's takeover August 6 with Big Bang Boom! FREE McLean Central Park Gazebo, McLean, VA.
Tiny Tots @ 10: Penguins' Playground. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock `n' Roll musicians! The writers have successfully translated Carroll's irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JUL   31   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). 12:30 p.m. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.