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February 2024 Short Stuff

We’ve Got Flutterflies for Junie B. Jones, The Musical

Join Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park starting February 2 for Junie B. Jones, The Musical, based on the bestselling series by Barbara Park. It is Junie B.’s first day of first grade! Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs. Buying more than 4 tickets? Consider a Flexpass. Glen Echo, Md.

Lift Every Voice: A Letter to the Editor

The play Lift Every Voice: A Letter to the Editor celebrates the courage and resilience of everyday Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. February 10, 11 a.m. at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. This program offers a pathway to understanding and compassion for young learners. Recommended for ages 8 & up.

Washington Revels Jubilee Voices Concert

Join Washington Revels Jubilee Voices for an exploration of the Gullah-Geechee culture and life in St Simons Island, Georgia. This multimedia program, Wade in the Water, blends songs and stories and features six student films capturing the history, lives and spirit of these proud people, whose numbers are dwindling due to several factors, including increasing development. Sunday, February 18, 2-3 p.m. Free, but space is limited so reserve. Lyceum, Alexandria, Va.

Lunar New Year Celebrations

Millions in Asia and across the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, this year February 10. Most celebrations across the DMV are wonderfully family-friendly. (Check out the roundup of events at washingtonparent.com.) One perennially popular one is the Chinese New Year Festival, Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church. The indoor event features dragon and lion dances, Asian martial arts, kids’ activities, Asian dumplings and more. 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, Va. 22042