- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2008

Adventure Theatre

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

• “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.

Alden Theatre

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 handmade 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 [email protected]

The Athenaeum

201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703/548-0035, nvfaa.org

• “Mother Goose: Stories & Songs for Kids from 3 to 93.” Stories by Cheryl Felicia Rhoads as Mother Goose. Noon March 9. $10.

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. 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.

Discovery Theater

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

• 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 through 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: “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.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, extended to 8 p.m. Feb. 14; 1-5 p.m. Feb. 10. 60 Closed national holidays. $5-$12. 202/686-8500; information and advance reservations 202/686-5807 or [email protected]

• Faberge Egg Family Festival. Celebrating the arrival of spring in traditional Russian style. Egg decorating, storytelling, costumed interpreters, games, live Russian folk music, special audio tours. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 15, 1-5 p.m. March 16. $7 per child (ages 6 to 18); free for two accompanying adults, $12 each additional adult, $10 seniors, $7 students. Free for children under 6.

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 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.

Kennedy Center

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.

Kennedy Center

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 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 showtime. 202/783-3372, www.nationaltheatre.org and click on the “Saturday Morning” logo.

• 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.

• Kids’ Farm. New 2-acre exhibit helps children understand where food comes from. Cows, donkeys, goats, vegetable garden. Opportunities to groom the goats and donkeys. Near the Zoo’s Rock Creek Park entrance, at the bottom of Olmsted Walk. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through March 31. Free.

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

• “The Jungle Book.” Applause Unlimited’s production of Kipling’s animal stories. Grades 1-6. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Feb. 19-April 13. $8.

Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

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

• ArtsPower: Lily’s Crossing. The impact of World War II on two children. School performance. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. March 13. $9.

Warner Theatre

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.


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