- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 7, 2008

Adventure Theatre

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301/634-2270, www.adventuretheatre.org

• “Go, Dog. Go!” P.D. Eastman’s children’s story becomes a carnival of music, noise and physical comedy. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Feb. 18; weekday performances 10 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 and 8. Through Feb. 24. Ages 3 and older. $12.

Art Museum of the Americas

201 18th St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed federal holidays and Good Friday. 202/458-6016, www.museum.oas.org

• Mexico: Festival of Toys. Interactive exhibit of hand-made toys for celebration and play. Through March 16.

• Interactive toy-making workshops for children. Pinata-making, cloth doll-dressing, corn sack doll-making. 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and by appointment. Through March 16. 202/458-3362 or e-mail aospinaj@oas.org.

Classika Theatre

4041 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703/824-6200, classika.org

• “The Bremen Musicians’ Musical.” Four outcast animals journey to Bremen Town to pursue dreams of becoming singers in this adaptation from the Grimm tale. Ages 4 and up. 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Through March 15. $12, $15.

• “The Story of the Lost Sock.” Sock puppets take youngsters on a journey to find the right one. Ages 3 and up. 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Feb. 16-May 18. $12.

Discovery Creek Children’s Museum

4954 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202/364-3111.

• Exhibitions, explorations, hikes, guest speakers and crafts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $5.

Discovery Theater

Various locations. $4-$6 unless otherwise noted. 202/633-8700, discoverytheater.com

• “Tricky Old Buh Rabbit”: Gullah Tales and Tunes. Storyteller Tiffany Jana in stories and songs of the Gullah people from the Georgia Sea Islands. Ages 4-8. Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8; noon Feb. 9 with post-show family reception. Some performances sold out.

• “Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention.” Black History Month show on black American inventors and entrepreneurs. Ages 8-15. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 13 and 19-22. Some performances sold out.

• Listen to the Drumbeat! The Art Speaks: African Music and Drum Circle with Kofi Dennis of Anansegromma. A celebration of pattern and communication in drumming. Ages 5-10. A Black History Month program. Lecture Hall, National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 10:15, 11 and 11:45 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Some performances sold out.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703/838-4242, www.gadsbystavern.org

• Tavern Toddlers. Special weekly open playtime program for walkers 36 months and their caregivers. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. $10 per group of three, which must include one adult; five-week pass $35.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW. 202/994-6800, 301/808-6900 or ticketmaster.com; www.lisner.org

• Theatreworks USA: “Charlotte’s Web.” E.B. White’s story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. Grades K-5. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets limited; call 800/497-5007 for information.

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301/280-1660, www.imaginationstage.org

• “Lost & Foundling.” A modern fairy tale about a child found in a mall mega store who is being raised by sales people. 11 a.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday; 12:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 2. $10-$20.

• Story Theatre Series: “Beatrice Pickles — New and Used Fairy Tales.” Popular storyteller Alison Gee in an interactive show. Ages 3-5. Reeve Studio Theatre. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11; 10 a.m. Feb. 12; 10:15 a.m. Feb. 13 and 15; 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and 15. All shows sold out. $5-$6.

Kennedy Center

Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, http://kennedy-center.org

• “Up in the Air: The Story of Boonah, the Tree-Climbing Frog.” World-premiere musical by Amon Miyamoto about a frog that climbs a tree and learns a lesson. Part of the Japan! Culture + Hyperculture Festival. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9; 3 p.m. Feb. 10. $18. Some performances sold out.

Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 301/581-5200, www.strathmore.org

• Strathmore Strums! with Joe Uehlein. Participants bring their own acoustic stringed instruments and play and sing songs with chords and lyrics. Sessions 4 p.m. March 2, April 20. $5 per session.

National Building Museum

401 F St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Metro: Judiciary Square. 202/272-2448, www.nbm.org

• Discover Engineering Family Day. Children learn how engineers make a difference by watching the host of PBS’ Design Squad rappel from the top of the Great Hall and by exploring a race car to learn about the science of racing. All ages. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Free.

National Gallery of Art

Film programs for children. East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. First come, first seated. 202/789-3030, www.nga.gov

• “Caravan” (2005). The Spanish filmmaker Gerardo Olivares looks at the lives of two 10-year-old boys, one in Niger and one in Nepal. Ages 10 and up. 10:30 a.m. March 15, 11:30 a.m. March 16.

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave. SW. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. 202/633-4600, africa.si.edu

• “Yoruba Crowns.” Workshop for children 7 and up, who learn about the Yoruba crowns and the cultural symbols on display in the museum’s “African Vision” exhibit, then design their own crown. A Black History Month program. Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 9. Free, but registration required. 202/633-4640.

National Portrait Gallery

Eighth and F streets NW. 202/633-1000.

• “Let your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits.” Portrait story drop-in family program with a children’s biography of Jackie Robinson. Education Center and DWRC Galleries. Noon-4 p.m. Feb. 9. 202/633-8501.

The National Theatre

Saturday Morning at The National, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Performances for young people at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Admission free but seating limited. Tickets required and are distributed first-come, first-served 30 minutes before show time. 202/783-3372, www.nationaltheatre.org and click on the “Saturday Morning” logo.

• “Just-So-Stories.” Young and old help tell tales of romance and adventure. Feb. 9.

• Mary Ann Jung’s Pee Wee Pirate Show. Learn pirate jargon and shipshape etiquette in a voyage on the high seas. Feb. 23.

Puppet Company Playhouse

North Arcade Building, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301/320-6668, www.thepuppetco.org

• “Alice in Wonderland.” A new look at Lewis Carroll’s tale. Grades K-6. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Feb. 24. $8.

Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703/845-6156, www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter

• The Paper Bag Players: “On Top of Spaghetti.” Grades K-4. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19. $8. 800/777-2247, www.thepaperbagplayers.org

• ArtsPower: “Harry the Dirty Dog.” Harry has everything he could want, but he hates to bathe. Musical for grades K-2. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $9. 888/278-7769, www.artspower.org. 10:30 a.m. performance sold out.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except Dec. 25. 202/633-7970, americanart.si.edu

• “SAAM I Am!” Jazz legend Jacques Johnson with a youthful ensemble in a performance of one of his own compositions, which was inspired by Gwen Everett’s book “Li’l Sis and Uncle Willie.” A Black History Month program. 3 p.m. Feb. 9. Free. Craft activities precede concert in the multipurpose rooms near the G Street entrance 1-3 p.m.

THEARC (Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Campus)

1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202/484-3272, www.thearcdc.org

• “Junkanoo.” A musical tribute to Africa and the Caribbean for Black History Month that tells the story of a teenage slave girl torn between the comfort of plantation life and an impending revolt that could set her free. 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Community reception 6:30 p.m. $5 for 10 a.m. performance; $10 and $50 for 7:30 p.m. performance.

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