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Make sure you get to attend some of these amazing theatrical productions in our area:
Blue at Imagination Stage– Last show Feb. 12
Ella Enchanted at Adventure Theatre– Feb. 3-March 19
Kitchen Adventures at Encore Stage & Studio- Feb. 9-Feb. 25
The Freshest Snow Whyte at Imagination Stage– Feb. 11-March 18
Refer to the list of upcoming events that you may need to purchase advance tickets or reserve a spot to attend.
9:00am-4:00pm: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Open House
(1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Explore your world and learn how NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources. Join us on NOAA’s Silver Spring, Maryland, campus for a series of free activities, including engaging talks by NOAA experts, interactive exhibits, special tours, and hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. Meet and talk with scientists, weather forecasters, hurricane hunters, and others who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources. Free and open to the public, adults need to show government issued ID.
9:30am AND 11:00am: Skher Brown and The Dancing Warriors at The National Theatre
(1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004)
Explore how the dance-fight art form of Capoeira Angola journeyed from its origins in Central Africa to the shores of South America. Families will experience history through a visual folktale show of spins, kicks, flips, and live music.
10:00am: The Great Zucchini with Barry the Magician at Avalon Theatre
(5612 Connecticut Ave NW)
The Great Zucchini is back with Barry the Magician! Washington’s funniest and most magical entertainers are taking over the Avalon for another colorful show where every kid is the star. The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini’s performance keeps children on the edge of their seats and guarantees laughter. Tickets: $9.00 / $7.00 for Avalon members (Children under 2 are free)
10:30am AND 1:00pm: Steve Songs at Jammin Java
(227 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA 22180)
Steve blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create what the Boston Globe called “not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one.” $12 advanced tickets, $15 at door
11:00am-12:00pm: hiSTORY time at National Museum of American History
(1st Floor, West Wing: 12th St. and Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001)
Join us for hiSTORYtime, a new program for children ages 0 to 6. Early learners and their caregivers may drop by to listen to a story and participate in hands-on activities and crafts inspired by objects and themes from the museum collection. Saturdays in February are all about transportation. Come hear stories about things that go, create a car craft, and play with toy cars.
11:00am-4:00pm: Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at National Postal Museum
(2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E. Washington, DC 20002)
Love is in the details at the annual Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at the National Postal Museum! Come out and create heart-felt handmade cards and visit the museum’s stamp store to send the cards to your loved ones with a special Postal Museum postmark. Free, no need to RSVP.
12:00pm-4:00pm: Carnival Family Day at Anacostia Community Museum
(1901 Fort Place SE Washington, DC 20020)
In celebration of the exhibition Gateways, enjoy live entertainment, face painting, mask making, storytelling, and other activities for the kids at this popular annual museum event. See schedule of events online.
1:00pm-3:00pm: Sweet Tea Party at Chevy Chase Community Center
(5601 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20015)
Boys are more than welcome to attend! Young ladies are asked to wear hats and boys bow ties or ties. Lite lunch served along with Valentine’s day card making, cupcake decorating and other activities. Free for youth aged 4-10. Registration is require, email Fran Scott
10:00am-12:00pm: Arts on the Horizon present Nutt & Bolt Exploration Day at UpCylcle Creative Reuse Center
(1605 Cameron St. Alexandria, VA 22314)
Come discover and play with textures at our sensory activity station, visit our sound playground, add to the community wind chime, and make your very own upcycled instrument at our craft station. We’ll also be offering three mini creative movement and storytime workshops at 10:30 am, 11:00 am, and 11:30 am. Purchase tickets online
11:00am-11:45am: Sunday Fun-Day at Imagination Stage
(4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, Maryland 20814)
We invite you and your child to bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, movement, music, and visual art. Each session, you leave with a special take-home item we used or created that day, as well as a Parent Pack to extend the experience at home. Activities in Sunday Fun-Day are most appropriate to 3-5 year-olds but 1-2 year-old siblings and friends are also welcome! Featured story: My Heart is Like a Zoo
1:00pm-4:00pm: 7th Annual Mid-Winter Play Day at Takoma Park Community Center
(7500 Maple Ave Takoma Park, MD. 20912)
Let’s Play America is a nonprofit organization that strives to encourage people of all ages to play and helps them create playful events in their own communities. Zumba classes for children and adults as well as other play activities include Balloon Game, Cookie Decorating, Board Games/Puzzles, Crafts, Just Boxes/Face Painting/Play Dough, Pool,ping pong, air hockey, Alternative Games, Comic Jam, Dress-up, Giant Chess/Giant, Corn Hole, And More!