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

Find great family events and activities in Metro DC with 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.

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Summer Camps & Programs in the Arts - Metro DC 2014
Find a Metro DC Summer Camp program that matches your child's interest in theatre, dance, music and visual arts. Whether they are toddlers, tweens or teens, there's a program that will spark their creativity, build on their talents and excite them through the summer season.
Backyard Theater for Children: Asanga Domask/Serendib Dance in Rhythm of Lanka
Thu, July 31
Enjoy Sri Lankan traditional dance, an art form built over thousands of years, Elaborate costumes, traditional music, and powerful yet elegant movements take viewers of all ages on a historic journey.
Archives Sleepover: History, Heroes, and Treasures
National Archives
Sat, August 2
Campers will journey to the Arctic, visit Outer Space, and discover the American West as they explore the National Archives Museum’s treasured records. Guests also will be treated to movies in the museum’s William G McGowan Theater before turning in for the night, and will enjoy breakfast – including pancakes flipped by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero – and more activities the next morning.
Community Leaders Are Readers: The South African Spoken Word Tradition
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Sat, August 2
Local artist Akua Allrich talks about the tonal rhythms found in African speech patterns and their relationship to poetry and music. A participatory art workshop follows.
The Tempest
Olney Theatre Center
Thru Sun, August 3
Shakespeare's glorious tale of magical creatures, love and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate in our outdoor space, the Root Family Stage.
Free Summer Saturdays: Sketching Workshop and "Art + ___" Trivia Series
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
Sat, August 9
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design's Free Summer Saturdays series of programming includes gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops is free every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. This week, participate in a Sketching Workshop from 10:30am-12:30pm.
Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Motown Show
Warner Theatre
Thu, August 14
The chart-topping, multi-award winning quartet Human Nature takes on the great sounds, the dance moves and the stories honoring Motown legends like Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops, the Supremes, the Jackson Five, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas and others.
Disney's The Lion King
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thru Sun, August 17
Winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King returns! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice's score brings the African Pridelands to life with "Circle of Life" and many more great songs.
A Matter of Worth
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat, August 23
Inspired by the current Ubuhle exhibition, artist Marcia Cole performs a one-woman “vo-collage” she titles “A Matter of Worth.”
Adventure Theatre MTC
Sat, August 2 thru Sun, August 31
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2014
West Lawn US Capital
Sun, August 31
The National Symphony Orchestra celebrates the beginning of its 2014-2015 season with its annual Labor Day Capitol Concert. Participating artists and program to be announced.
NSO Pops: Pink Martini & The von Trapps / Steven Reineke, conductor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, September 11 thru Sat, September 13
With Pink Martini, one minute you're in a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, the next you're in a palazzo in Naples. This crowd-pleasing band and The von Trapps perform in support of their collaborative new album Dream a Little Dream.
ACM 47th Anniversary Community Celebration
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat, September 13
Enjoy an indoor/outdoor celebration for the whole family that will include arts and crafts activities, live musical performances, face painting, storytelling, and more.
Peruvian Gold Ancient Treasures Unearthed
National Geographic
Thru Sun, September 14
The exhibition will journey through civilizations from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450, learning through the ceremonial gold, silver, ceramics, and textiles created by these sophisticated peoples.
Sharing Our Stories: Treasures from the Museum's Collection
Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center
Thru Wed, December 31
This new exhibition features a variety of donated arts and artifacts since the Museum began its Collections Program in 2011.
Mestey Films Productions presents: ''The Ice Queen''
Sat, August 2 thru Sat, August 9
Workhouse Arts Center
Tiny Tots: Panda Monium
Wed, August 13
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Smithsonian Sleepover at the American History Museum
Fri, August 1 thru Fri, August 15
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
Sat, August 23
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Filene Center
Dolley Day at Dumbarton House: War of 1812 Commemoration
Sun, August 24
Dumbarton House
The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert!
Sat, August 30
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Filene Center
Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs
Thru Sun, August 31
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Cirque Dreams - Jungle Fantasy
Fri, September 5 thru Sat, September 6
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Filene Center