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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, and click on the “Saturday Morning” logo.

• “The Nicolo Whimsey Show.” Circus skills and carnival comedy with juggling, pantomime and a musical saw. Feb. 2.

• “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,

• “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,

• The Paper Bag Players: “On Top of Spaghetti.” 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19. 800/777-2247,

THEARC (Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Campus)

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