- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 3, 2008

Adventure Theatre

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. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and the Jan. 21 and Feb. 18 holidays; weekday performances 10 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 and 31 and Feb. 4-8. Jan. 19-Feb. 24. Ages 3 and older. $12.

Charter Theatre

Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. www.chartertheatre.org

• “The Wakeness Monster.” Model student Jessie discovers friendly monsters that live under her bed and love to play all night, throwing her routine into a tailspin. 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Jan. 19-Feb. 2. $10.

Classika Theatre

4041 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703/824-6200, classika.org.

• “The Snow Child.” The Queen of the Snowflakes visits from the icy North in this puppet show accompanied by original music and songs. 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Through Jan. 6. Ages 3 and older. $12, $15.

• “The Bremen Musicians’ Musical.” 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Jan. 12-March 15. Ages 5 and older. $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-$10. 202/633-8700, discoverytheater.com

• Bokamoso South African Youth Theater. Traditional and modern material that includes festival dances and songs of struggle and hope. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Ages 8 to 14. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15. $4-$6.

Gala Hispanic Theater

Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202/234-7174, www.galatheatre.org

• Fiesta de los Reyes Magos/The Three Kings Day Celebration. Song, dance and storytelling for the family in a bilingual presentation of the story of the three magi. Singers Maria Isolina and Jorge Anaya; Jaime Coronado and Lourdes E. Elias of the Spanish Dance Society; Mexican dancers Los Quetzales and Bolivian dancers Alma Boliviana; radio personality Samuel Galvez. 2 p.m. Jan. 6. Free, but bring a gift for a child. Preceded by a street procession with the Three Kings and live animals beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Park Road and 14th Street NW.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW. 202/994-6800, 301/808-6900 or ticketmaster.com; www.lisner.org

• The Mystery of King Tut. The Theatreworks USA musical tells the story of the “boy king” who ruled Egypt in the 14th century B.C. For grades 2 to 9. 10:30 a.m. (limited availability) and 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16. $10. Theatreworks box office 800/497-5007 or www.theatreworksusa.org

Harman Center for the Arts

610 F St. NW. 202/547-1122, www.shakespearetheatre.org/harmancenter

• “On the Eve of Friday Morning.” In a modern retelling of a Persian folktale, a young girl in today’s Iran travels magically to a distant time while awaiting word of her imprisoned father’s fate. Ages 8 and older. 11 a.m. Jan. 12, 13 and 19; 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 19. $15. Opening celebration with a private performance and a family festival 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12. $75 and up. Reserve by Jan. 7. Call 202/547-3230, Ext. 2713, or e-mail [email protected]

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301/280-1660, www.imaginationstage.org

• Twice Upon a Time: Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” 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 Jan. 13. $14-$20. Some performances sold out.

• Sample classes. An introduction to drama, dance, film, musical theater and early childhood classes, with presentations by filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez and storyteller Arianna Ross. “Teen Open House” for families with young adults grades 6 to 12, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 3; “Just Imagine Sampler” for families with children aged 12 to 36 months, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 5. All events free except for Arianna Ross’ Jan. 5 Story Theater presentation.

• Story Theatre Series: “Classically Different Adventures” with Arianna Ross. Folk tales told from the perspective of another culture; audience participation. Reeve Studio Theatre. 30-minute performances for preschoolers at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 4 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5. $5, $6.

Kennedy Center

Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, https://kennedy-center.org

• NSO Teddy Bear Concert: The Imagination Duo, NSO member Glenn Donnellan and his violinist wife Jan Chong. 11 a.m.; 1 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 5. $18. All performances sold out.

• NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: More Math and Music. 1 and 3 p.m. Jan. 6. $18. Both performances sold out.

• NSO Kinderkonzert: Strings and Stories. 1, 3 and 6 p.m. Jan. 13. $18. All performances sold out.

Levine School of Music

Two-day Community Music and Arts Festival, in collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra, with performances at THEARC and the Levine School of Music’s Jane Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St. NW. 202/686-8000, www.levineschool.org

• Master class with Desmond Neysmith, winner of the 2000 Sphinx Competition, a Michigan program to develop classical music talent among young black and Latino string players. 4 p.m. Jan. 10. Free; no tickets required.

• NSO Teddy Bear Concert: The Imagination Duo, NSO member Glenn Donnellan and his violinist wife Jan Chong. Ages 3 and older. 9 a.m. Jan. 12. Free; no tickets required.

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100

• American Folk Songs for Families. Three classes for children ages 4-7 and their families. 11 a.m. Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2. Series $25 per person.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410/280-5640, www.marylandhall.org

• Russian American Kids Circus. Acrobatics, juggling, aerial feats, precision balancing and more by young professionals trained by veterans of the Moscow Circus. 3 p.m. Jan. 13. $23.

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

• Flying in the Great Hall. Families watch as members of the DC Maxecuters, a District model-aircraft hobby society, fly their model airplanes in and across the Great Hall. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 13. Free.

• Model airplane workshop precedes the flying session. Participants build their own rubber-band-motored model airplane with help from the Maxecuters. Great Hall, 9-11 a.m. Jan. 13. Cost per plane is $7 members, $13 non-members. Prepaid registration required for workshop. Ages 8 and up. 202/272-2448.

National Gallery of Art

Film programs for children and teens, celebrating the films of Canada. East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/789-3030, www.nga.gov

• O Canada! Series of animated shorts about family: “The Girl Who Hated Books,” “Tzaritza,” “Sleeping Betty,” “Oma”s Quilt” and “Roses Sing on New Snow.” Ages 6 and older. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6. Free. First come, first seated.

• “Madame Tutli-Putli.” An 18-minute stop-motion animated film that puts Madame Tutli-Putli on the night train and into adventure. With three additional short films: “Flutter,” “Stormy Night” and “Nightmare at School.” Ages 14 and older. 1 p.m. Jan. 5. Free. First come, first seated.

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.

Parilla Performing Arts Center

Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240/567-7542, www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC

• “Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major.” Tom Isbell’s new musical inspired by Theodore Roosevelt and his family, with lyrics by Mark Russell, imagines young Kermit, Ethel and Archie Roosevelt as they scour the White House for treasure. A project of Kennedy Center Young Audiences with the White House Historical Association. Ages 9 and up. 11 a.m. Jan. 5. $6, $7.

Peoples Congregational Church

4704 13th St. NW. 202/829-5511.

• WPAS: Sweet Honey In The Rock Annual Children’s Concert. Interactive dancing and singing to songs of peace, freedom and joy. 3 and 6 p.m. Jan. 19. $12. Tickets 202/785-9727 or www.wpas.org

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. Jan. 16-Feb. 24. $8.

THEARC (Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Campus)

Two-day Community Music and Arts Festival for young people in collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra, with performances at the Levine School of Music and THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202/481-3272, www.thearcdc.org

• “Fiddlin’ Around.” NSO Violinist Glenn Donnellan and NSO bassist Rick Barber focus on stringed instruments, from blues to classical to fiddling. After-school performance with workshop. THEARC Theater. 4 p.m. Jan. 10. Free; no tickets required.

• “Musical Instruments/Still-Life Arrangements in C minor.” Art workshop with the Corcoran ArtReach Studios. Participants work with sketches, collages, watercolors and acrylics. Second floor ArtReach Studios. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 12.

• Meeting with NSO’s Maestro Mouse. Families meet the hero of “Maestro Mouse and the Mystery of the Missing Baton” and register to win a copy of the book, created in honor of the NSO’s 75th season. THEARC Theater Lobby. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 12. Free; no tickets required.

• Face painting, clowns and balloon artists, refreshments. THEARC Theater Lobby. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 12. Free; no tickets required.

• Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, a project of the Women’s Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra. THEARC Theater Lobby, Boys & Girls Club Game Room, and Corcoran ArtReach Studios. 10 a.m. Jan. 12. Free; no tickets required.

• NSO Family Concert. Emil De Cou, conducting, with the dancers of the Washington Ballet at THEARC. Program also includes projected images created by students from the Corcoran Artreach Program. THEARC Theater. 1 p.m. Jan. 12. Free; tickets required through [email protected] or by calling 202/4-THEARC.

• “Kids Chat.” Post-concert discussion with the NSO. THEARC Theater. 2:15 p.m. Free; no tickets required.

Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre

125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington. 703/548-1154

• “Cinderella.” The classic tale. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Jan. 11-19. $8-10.

Washington School of Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/362-3606, www.washingtonballet.org/school

• “Injury Prevention for Adolescent Dancers.” Dance wellness workshop for adolescent dancers, their parents and instructors, presented by the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet and run by an NYCB physical therapist. One-hour sessions: 2:45-3:45 p.m., ages 12-13; 4:15-5:15 p.m., ages 14-15; 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m., ages 16-18. Parent or legal guardian must accompany workshop participants under 18 at registration to complete a waiver and release agreement. 2:45-6:45 p.m. Jan. 5. Free. For information: 212/870-4068 or e-mail [email protected] See also www.sab.org, www.nycballet.com



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