Weekends for our family are either sports focused or packed with kid events that I’ve highlighted on Weekend Picks. This weekend in particular was an exhausting one full of plenty of entertainment in between sports practices. Since we were busy practically every moment from the time we woke up to extremely late bedtimes, I thought perhaps a new Weekend Rewind post on Sundays may be of interest. It will provide you a glimpse into our lives discovering and adventuring through Washington, DC as well as our opinions on the events and activities we participated in. So without further ado…
Recap: The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity. Rating: PG
Review: Everything is Awesome! 2 thumbs up from all; especially because we “treated” them to the Food Court and cozy seats at Bethesda ArcLight Cinema.
(Photo: Margot Schulman)
Recap: A live production based on the popular children’s books Anatole and Anatole and the Cat by Eve Titus. In this whimsical musical adventure directed by DC actor and director Tom Story, Anatole – the best cheese-taster in all of France – 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!
Review: Our kids love Ratatouille and there were similarities between the two, including the stinky cheese. This show kept my kids attention in what was a later than usual evening. This was a very well produced show with vibrant costumes and impressive props. Shows through March 24, 2019.
(Photo: Ryan Maxwell)
Recap: With the support of over 100 consensus organizers (individuals and organizations serving the black community), this revision of Broadway’s Tony-Winning Musical will lift your spirit. The small-cast hour-long version of Mark Twain’s polarizing novel removes offensive language and expands the role of Jim, now the same age as Huck. Twain’s classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, an enslaved teen, escape to freedom from enslavement. This tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power children have to change the world.
Review: A great opportunity to introduce the difficult concept of slavery to our second grader. We brought our four and seven year old and it best connected with our oldest. Shows through March 10, 2019.
Recap: Moms + daughters (ages 4 – 9) join in fun and festive Valentine’s Day arts + crafts, enjoy a little bubbly + some sweet treats.
Review: My girl and I headed to District Dabble Lab, located in Emily’s basement that is decorated like the most hip and inviting art studio in town. An hour and a half flew by with the help of good company, fun holiday crafts, giggles from little girls and bubbly. Love that only 6 spaces were available, it allowed for a more intimate afternoon with my sweet girl. Check DDL out for art classes, camps and workshops.