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Family Events in Metro DC including Theatre, Dance, Music & More

Find great family events and activities in Metro DC with CultureCapital.com. Check here for family concerts and performances, hands-on activities and fun exhibitions for you and your kids, teens and tweens to experience together throughout Metro DC.

Browse Family Events By: All Family Events ... Dance (43) ... Film (7) ... Museums (25) ... Music (50) ... Theatre (77) ...

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Halloween 2014 BOO!
Looking for SPOOK-TACULAR FUN in Metro DC this Halloween? We've gathered together Halloween events for families and adults to enjoy. From zombies to haunted houses, from harvest festivals to concerts and everything in between. CultureCapital.com's Boo! will put the TREAT in your Trick or Treating.
Beware the Ides of March
Folger Theatre
Sat, November 1
Explore Julius Caesar and learn how Shakespeare helped translate historical events into thrilling drama.
NSO Kinderclassics: Musical Opposites
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, November 1
The Kennedy String Quartet demonstrates many types of musical contrasts and shows how composers use opposites to express a stunning variety of musical moods and emotions. Age 4+
Uncle Nace's Day: A Maryland Emancipation Day Play
Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center
Sat, November 1
Actors dressed in period clothing present the day’s historical significance and its relevance in 2014. Teaching artist Culture Queen and actors use drama, music, and movement to evoke this historic event. The audience will leave the play filled with the spirit of freedom!
RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi
Strathmore
Thu, November 6
This film with live music showcases the Indian celebration of Holi, an annual spring rite that brings devotees by the thousands to the streets in a rhapsodic state of uninhibited, ecstatic freedom, a time when roles are reversed and anything is possible. Best known around the world for its ritual of splashing celebrants with colored powders, Holi is a journey of devotion for the Hindu goddess Radha.
Orion Weiss, piano & The Salzburg Marionettes
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Tue, November 11
The Salzburg Marionettes – one of the world’s oldest and most beloved marionette theaters, founded in 1913 – is celebrated for its performances with live musical accompaniment. Coincidentally, the centerpiece of Orion’s program, the piano score for Debussy’s La boîte à joujoux (“The Toybox”) was penned the very same year.
Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance: La bohème
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, November 14
For one performance only, WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists are cast in Puccini's timeless tale of young bohemians struggling to fulfill their dreams and find love in Paris. Timothy Myers conducts.
Okee Dokee Brothers: A Musical Adventure
National Geographic
Sat, November 15
Enjoy a musical celebration of the natural world with the Okee Dokee Brothers!
Voca People
Strathmore
Sat, November 15
With its zany story of intergalactic beings who power their space ship with music, the show mixes flawlessly sung a cappella harmonies with amazing beat-box simulations of every kind of instrument, transforming music from Bach to Britney Spears, Mozart to Michael Jackson, Scott Joplin to The Spice Girls.
Food: Our Global Kitchen
National Geographic
Thru Sunday, February 22, 2015
In the exhibition “Food: Our Global Kitchen,” explore the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced and moved throughout the world.
Flying Monsters 3D
National Geographic
Thru Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Millions of years ago dinosaurs were on their rise to dominate Earth. But another group of reptiles was set to make an extraordinary leap: Pterosaurs were about to take control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastic than any fiction.
Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure
National Geographic
Thru Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure brings to life the extraordinary marine reptiles of the dinosaur age.
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
National Geographic
Thru Sunday, April 12, 2015
In this exhibition, you can explore a full-sized skeletal model as well as genuine dinosaur fossils and learn about the latest technologies modern paleontologists use. Travel with National Geographic explorers and scientists to the remote edges of the Sahara to discover the origins of this rare African dinosaur and the mysterious journey that led to its rediscovery.
Highlights
Haunted Trail at the Workhouse
Thru Sat, November 1
Workhouse Arts Center
Community Leaders Are Readers
Sat, November 1
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Fancy Nancy The Musical
Sat, November 1 thru Sun, November 2
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Native Pride Dancers: Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month
Thu, November 6 thru Fri, November 7
National Museum of the American Indian
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Thru Sat, November 8
CenterStage
Flamenco en Familia
Sat, November 15
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Parallel Exit
Sat, November 15
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Coyote Mischief Tales: Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month
Wed, November 5 thru Thu, November 20
Smithsonian Discovery Theater
First Studio: An Art Exploration for 3-5 Year-Olds
Sat, November 1 thru Sat, December 20
Kreeger Museum
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Wed, November 12 thru Sun, December 28
Olney Theatre Center
Sharing Our Stories: Treasures from the Museum's Collection
Thru Wed, December 31
Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol
Fri, November 14 thru Thursday, January 1, 2015
Adventure Theatre MTC