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. Ages 3 and up. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Feb. 24. $12.
• “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (Stoopid) Tales.” Fairy tale characters burst into song as they find themselves in each other”s stories. Ages 3 and up. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays except March 23; weekday spring break performances 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 24-28; weekday field trip performances 10 and 11:30 a.m. April 7-11; special Friday evening performance 7 p.m. March 28; book club performance 1:30 p.m. April 6. March 8-April 20. $12.
1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703/790-9223, www.mcleancenter.org
• Just So Stories. The tales of Rudyard Kipling brought to life by young McLean actors. Ages 5 and up. 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Feb. 29-March 9. $7, $10.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Through May 4. $12, $15.
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.
Various locations. $4-$6 unless otherwise noted. 202/633-8700, discoverytheater.com
• “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. Through Feb. 22. Some sessions sold out.
• Farafina Kan. African drumming, dancing, and singing in a performance that includes call-and-response. All ages. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. March 5 and 6. Some performances sold out.
• Pete Moss and the Bog Band with special guests the Sean Culkin Irish Dancers. A celebration of the music and dance of Ireland. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. All ages. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. March 14; noon March 15 with family reception following. 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.
• Theatreworks USA: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books.” A musical revue based on popular children’s books. Grades K-4. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. March 10. $10.
• Theatreworks USA: “Max and Ruby.” A new musical about a big sister rabbit and her little brother. Grades Pre K-3. 10:30 a.m. March 19. $10.
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 Theater Series: Children’s author Erica Perl leads children on a singing, moving, counting journey to an imaginary farm and a zoo as they become their favorite animals. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 29 and March 1. Book signings after both March 1 performances. $5-$6. Both 10 a.m. performances sold out.
Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org
• NSO Family Concert: “Peter and the Wolf.” Emil de Cou, conductor, with the Magic Circle Mime Company in Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale. 1 and 3 p.m. March 2. Musical instrument “petting zoo” begins one hour before each performance. $15-$18. 3 p.m. performance sold out.
Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, https://kennedy-center.org
• “Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure.” Three children romp through the president’s home. Co-produced with the White House Historical Association. 1:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30 and 4 p.m. Sundays. March 8-16. $18. All performances sold out.
Levine School of Music
Maryland Campus, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Room 309, North Bethesda. 202/686-8000, www.levineschool.org
• Word-Beat Children’s Program. Jazz percussionist Tom Teasley and vocalist/actor Charles Williams blend music and voice, using inspirational texts of such authors as Martin Luther King Jr. accompanied by percussive rhythms and melodies. All ages. 2 p.m. March 2. $5, $10. Reservations required; 202/686-8000, Ext. 1599.
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
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 Portrait Gallery
Eighth and F streets NW. 202/633-1000, americanart.si.edu/reynolds_center
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.
• Mary Ann Jung’s Pee Wee Pirate Show. Learn pirate jargon and shipshape etiquette in a voyage on the high seas. Feb. 23.
• Theatre IV: “The Frog Prince.” An adaptation of the classic folk tale featuring amphibian puppets. March 1.
• The Barefoot Puppet Theatre: “The Little Bread Hen.” Puppets and the aroma of freshly baked bread in a retelling of the popular fable. March 8.
• Furia Flamenca Dancers. Gypsy style melds with modern flamenco for a riveting performance. March 15.
National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Grounds open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, buildings 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through March 31. Free. 202/633-4800, nationalzoo.si.edu
• African-American Family Celebration. Family activities, live entertainment, talks with Smithsonian scientists, more. A tradition for more than 100 years. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Easter Monday, March 24. Free and open to the public.
Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240/567-7542, www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC
• Theatreworks USA: “Max and Ruby.” A new musical about a big sister rabbit and her little brother. Ages 5 and up. 11 a.m. March 8. $6, $7.
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
• 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.
13th and E streets NW. 202/397-SEAT, www.warnertheater.com
• “Go, Diego, Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue.” Nickelodeon”s adventure hero, along with his sister Alicia and his cousin Dora the Explorer, set off to get Baby Jaguar’s growl back. 7 p.m. March 7; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 8; 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m. March 9. $16-$46.