Now through May 21 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. All ages (family-friendly event). Times vary. This is Aladdin as you've never seen it before. Aladdin and his love, the princess Adora, must outsmart an evil Magician who wants to use the genie in Aladdin's lamp for his nefarious schemes! Will he get away with it? Get ready for love, magic and mystery. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD. p>

Now through May 21 Midsummer Magic. Kids ages 4 to 8. Dates and times vary. A fun, interactive puppetry performance based on Shakespeare's whimsical play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The performers make this delightful fairy story accessible and exciting through movement interactive play. Tickets online. $$ Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC`.

May 19, 20 and 21 Romeo and Juliet. Kids ages 5+. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. Manassas Ballet Theatre presents the beautiful "Romeo and Juliet." The familiar, fated romance is brought to life by an international cast, with the Manassas Ballet Orchestra playing the score by Prokofiev, with a custom set as a backdrop. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.

May 20 Gaithersburg Book Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 8th Annual Festival features award-winning authors, workshops, multilingual story time and activities for children of all ages! The Children's Village also will be the hub where more than 40 of today's best and brightest children's and young adult authors will be featured in interactive presentations, readings and book signings. Schedule online. FREE City Hall, Gaithersburg, MD.

May 20 Kids to Parks Day: Family & Youth Casting Call. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join Buddy Bison from the National Park Trust and numerous environmental partners from the DC area for a fun day celebrating Kids to Parks Day. Learn to fish! All equipment, bait and angling instruction provided. Learn how to tie common knots and create beautiful fish prints! Learn about watersheds and conservation of our aquatic resources! Rain or shine. FREE Constitution Gardens Pond, Washington, DC.

May 20 Improvistation: Makin' It Up As You Go Along. Kids ages 3 to 8. 11 a.m. During this Family Jazz Session, spontaneous composition allows jazz musicians to express their individuality. Learn to perform unique improvisations using percussion, courtesy of Kibel and company. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD.

May 20 McLean Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join the fun! Bring the family and enjoy McLean's biggest annual event. Vote for your favorite MCC candidate. Enjoy the live entertainment, exhibitors, sponsors, food trucks, large and small carnival rides, amusements, games, balloon animals, tennis clinic and more. FREE Lewinsville Park, McLean, VA.

May 21 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. Theater and Storytelling: Our afternoon, created especially by our expert in theater arts, will explore the art of telling stories and some selected components of the theater. Tickets online. $$ Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, inside the National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.

May 21 NSO Family Concert: Peter & the Wolf in Hollywood. Kids ages 5+. 1:30 (sensory-friendly performance) and 3:30 p.m. "Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood" is a new creation giving an invigorating new perspective on Prokofiev's classic. Come early for the musical instrument "Petting Zoo" starting one hour before each concert. Stay after of a Kid's Chat. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

May 24 Jammin' Juniors Concerts. Kids 4 and under. 12:30 p.m. Lunchtime concerts for preschoolers and the people who love them. This week: Farmer Jason. Farmer Jason is the brainchild of rock music legend Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers. In 2002, he created Farmer Jason to educate and entertain children about farm life and the wonders of nature. The character is based on his own farming background and love of the great outdoors. FREE McLean Central Park Gazebo, McLean, VA.