Have you taken advantage of cold-weather activities in our area such as ice skating? There are so many places to lace up and work on your twirls, head there before the season is over. Perhaps you are interested in taking the Bambinos skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing. This post has you covered but don’t delay weather is starting to turn warmer and those mountains probably have 3-4 more weeks left.
Huckleberry Finn’s Big River at Adventure Theatre closes on Sunday and one show is sold out, grab tickets now! While you are there be sure to stop by Saturday Art Explorers (if you see a Saturday performance) where every Saturday morning kids can drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activities. Most activities take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required, $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult.
(Photo: Bill Bamberger)
10:00am-5:00pm: Opening Day of HOOPS at National Building Museum
Presenting a rich and diverse selection of private and community basketball courts from around the nation and across the globe by Bill Bamberger—from the deserts of Arizona to the hills of Appalachia, and from the streets of the Northeast to the playgrounds of South Africa. Join opening day of HOOPS. Take a special tour of the exhibition and join in on the HOOPS activities.
10:00am: John Henry’s St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party at the Avalon
Join us for the final Weekend Family Matinee of the season as we present a St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party Concert from John Henry! John Henry is known for performing music and movement programs for children of all ages, and you may remember him from his annual Spook-Tacular Halloween Concerts here at the Avalon. With 20 years of early childhood education and performance experience, John Henry’s interactive program will engage children as they dance and sing during this memorable concert. Tickets: $9.00 / $7.00 for Avalon members
10:00am: Fiddle Diva at the Children’s Hour
Sponsored by the House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc., the Children’s Hour is a free, children’s show on the second Saturday of every month that is open to the public. Each month, we will feature a different entertainer. Please see the schedule below for our 2019 events. We hope to see you there! Free Parking in the back of the building.
10:00am-3:00pm: We Can Do It! Women in Aviation and Space
Women will have an immense impact on the future of space, aviation, and other STEM fields. Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month with a day of hands-on activities for families, Rosie the Riveter photo opportunities, and special guests who will inspire the next generation of women to break down barriers. This family day will look back at groundbreaking women of the past and forward to what can and will be achieved by women in the future.
10:30am-11:15am: Saturday Song Circle at Imagination Stage
You and your child are invited to a fun, interactive musical experience! An Early Childhood teaching artist explores a popular children’s book; The Little Engine That Could with your family through song, musical instruments, and movement. Plus, you receive a list of all the songs to practice at home.
1:00pm-6:00pm: Ireland on the Wharf
The Wharf is bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with an Ireland on The Wharf Festival! Celebrate the beauty and tradition of the Emerald Isle with bagpipers, live music, dance performances and a beer garden on District Pier. Sip a pint and enjoy all the fun of a true Irish festival. All ages welcome, must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Slainte!
10:00am-11:30am: Transformers Preschool Class at The Smithsonian National Zoo
There is more than meets the eye to these shape-shifters! Many animals change their shape or appearance sometime during their life to survive. Learn about the special powers they use to transform and change. FONZ preschool classes are designed for children ages 3 to 5 to discover a whole new view of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. “Adult-and-me” format classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play and exciting Zoo walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. Member cost: $28 Non-member cost: $35. Age range: 3 – 5
11:00am: Sunday Funday at Imagination Stage
Explore popular children’s book, Star-Bellied Sneetches, through music, movement and visual art.
11:00am: Sensory Friendly Performance of Anatole at Imagination Stage
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! More shows on Saturday & Sunday as well.
Story Pirates– March 17
New Pajama Jams at AMP by Strathmore:
Summer vacation may not start for months but playtime is year-round at AMP, and we’re bringing back our Pajama Jam series to prove it! Sing, dance, and strike a few (yoga) poses with Gina Chavez on April 7, Yogapalooza on April 28 and Moona Luna on June 16.