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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.

There are 214 events in this category. Search Family Events by Dance (42) ... Film (4) ... Museums (20) ... Music (45) ... Theatre (66) ...

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Holiday 2014 Events DC: Music, Dance, Theatre & More
Plan your Holiday Celebrations in Metro DC with CultureCapital.com. With more than 100 events ranging from the traditional Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol and Vienna Boys Choir...to the offbeat A Kodakachrome Christmas....and everything in between (including Santa's Fly-In and Mrs. Claus Tea), you'll find plenty to keep you, your friends and your family entertained this Holiday Season with Holiday Cheer at CultureCapital.com
Bella Gaia/Beautiful Earth
Strathmore
Fri, November 28
This award-winning, immersive, live multimedia performance combines high-fidelity images of Earth and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world.
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas
Strathmore
Sat, November 29
Lightwire Theater creates worlds of endless possibilities with costumes made of light. Journey to a strange and fascinating place where birds grow 16 feet tall, cats battle with light sabers, and an unlikely hero emerges from the darkness.
Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas
National Geographic
Sat, December 6
Celebrate an Emerald Isle holiday as Moya Brennan returns by popular demand with a new selection of musical gems for the season. After catapulting to fame as the voice of the renowned group Clannad.
Yuletide Shakespeare
Folger Theatre
Sat, December 6
Celebrate the holidays with William Shakespeare, his language, and his world.
Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour
Strathmore
Tue, December 9
Grammy-winning saxophonist Dave Koz returns with his high-energy holiday tour, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year.
NSO Pops: Happy Holidays! with Cirque de la Symphonie / Steven Reineke, conductor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, December 11 thru Sat, December 13
Back by popular demand for the holidays--with new acts and returning favorites! Aerialists, jugglers, illusionists, and more bring the circus to the Concert Hall.
Ballet West: The Nutcracker
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, December 10 thru Sun, December 14
Ballet West returns to the Kennedy Center with Willam Christensen's beloved production of The Nutcracker danced to Tchaikovsky's timeless score.
Strathmore Children’s Chorus Winter Concert
Strathmore
Tue, December 16
Enjoy a beautiful collection of winter and holiday music with the Strathmore Children's Chorus, featuring the North Bethesda Middle School Choir.
Peabo Bryson: The Colors of Christmas
Strathmore
Fri, December 19
Silken-voiced, Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Peabo Bryson is joined by Tony Award winning singer Jennifer Holliday, pop diva Taylor Dayne, and "American Idol"-winner Ruben Studdard for an unforgettable evening of pop hits and Christmas favorites.
Holiday Family Opera: The Little Prince
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, December 19 thru Sun, December 21
For its annual family holiday production, WNO brings to life all the joy and wonder of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's storybook in Oscar winner Rachel Portman's "enchanting opera..satisfying to child and adult alike" (Financial Times).
The Gift of Nothing
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thru Sun, December 28
In this Kennedy Center world premiere musical starring characters from the comic strip MUTTS, a charming cat searches for a special gift for his best friend, a lovable pup. Join Mooch and Earl for this heartwarming adventure!
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.
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
Little Bread Hen: with Barefoot Puppets
Mon, November 24 thru Fri, November 28
Smithsonian Discovery Theater
It's a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theater
Sat, December 6
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Christmas Cookie Exchange
Sat, December 13
Workhouse Arts Center
Frozen
Sat, December 13
The Alden
Kwanzaa Celebration 2014
Sat, December 13 thru Sun, December 14
Dance Place
Seasons of Light
Mon, December 1 thru Fri, December 19
National Museum of the American Indian
First Studio: An Art Exploration for 3-5 Year-Olds
Sat, December 6 thru Sat, December 20
Kreeger Museum
Culture Shock, Washington, DC: Holiday Showcase
Fri, December 19 thru Sat, December 20
Dance Place
Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna
Sat, December 20 thru Sun, December 21
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Disney's The Little Mermaid
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
Thru Thursday, January 1, 2015
Adventure Theatre MTC