They are the world
The International Children’s Festival calls itself the region’s premier youth-oriented festival of the performing, visual and interactive arts. Check it out Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Trap, where more than 80 young performers from Bolivia, Nepal, Spain and Sweden will take the stage — to be joined by New York City‘s own Tap Kids. Filene Center, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Tickets from $10 to $12. For information, call the Arts Council of Fairfax County at 703/642-0862.
Big time big top
It’s the Big Apple Circus’ 30th anniversary, and the entertainers want you to celebrate with them starting tonight. See the riders, acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, clowns, slack-wire artists and animals at Dulles Town Center, 45630 Dulles Center Blvd., Sterling, Va. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day) at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Matinees at 11 a.m. are scheduled for Oct. 3-5. Tickets $16 to $50. 703/573-SEAT.
Since the 1970s, the English progressive-rock band Genesis has been shaking up the music world in spite of personality conflicts and other ruptures that drove its members apart. Now Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford are reunited, with backing musicians, for their Turn It on Again tour, which hits the Verizon Center on Sunday. 601 F St. NW. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $60 to $230. 202-397-SEAT.
The big purple bus
Barney, America’s purple dinosaur, is on a 20-city Big Purple Bus Tour and kicks off his celebration at a meet-and-greet birthday party at two Toys R Us locations and the Children’s National Medical Center. 1 p.m. Friday at Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave. NW; 10 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday at Toys R Us, 13035 Fair Lakes Parkway, Fairfax, and noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Toys R Us, 6001 Kingstowne Village, Alexandria. 212/981-5249
Feminism’s big show
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is mounting its largest show ever, a major exhibit of early feminist works that opens tomorrow. “Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution” is made up of 300 pieces by 118 artists, among them Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago and other movers and shakers. 1250 New York Ave. NW. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 16. 202/783-5000.
A look back at color
It was the 1950s and ‘60s, and the abstract expressionist Morris Louis was coming into his own with innovative techniques that helped establish the “Washington Color School” as a distinct group. Thanks to a show organized by Atlanta’s High Museum, beginning today, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will display 28 of the Baltimore native’s poured-paint abstractions in “Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited.” Independence Avenue and Seventh Street Southwest. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, through Jan. 6. 202/633-4674.
Dancing on the hillside
Beginning tonight at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, an experimental troupe based in San Francisco, joins forces with the Tanusree Shankar Dance Company, out of Kolkata, India, for a look at their two worlds in “A Slipping Glimpse.” The program will open on the hillsides behind the Smith Center and conclude in the University of Maryland’s Kay Center. University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. The shows tonight and tomorrow open at 7 p.m. Saturday’s begins at 3 p.m. $35. 301/405-7795
— Queshonda Moore