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Children and Family
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.
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. 1 and 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. 5 and 6, 12 and 13, and 19-22. Some performances sold out.
• Nego Gato: “Jogo Capoeira!” The dance and music ensemble in a performance of capoeira, the Brazilian dance, game and martial art. All ages. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7.
• 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. Lecture Hall, National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 10:15, 11 and 11:45 a.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.
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. Sold out at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4 and 11; 10:15 a.m. Feb. 13 and 15; 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and 15. Added show at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 still open. $5-$6.
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