Family Events

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2019 Oscar® Nominated Short Films: Animated Shorts

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Feb. 20 & 21

Mother Tongue Film Festival: Colours of the Alphabet

Freer l Sackler The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art
Fri. Feb 22

Atlas Intersections Festival: Adventures in Arden

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Feb 23

Atlas Intersections Festival: Baby Beats! with Max and Root

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Feb 23

Bright Star Theatre: Meet Dr. King

National Theatre
Sat. Feb 23

Chamber Music Concert

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Sat. Feb 23

Jubilee Voices presented by Darnall's Chance

Trinity Episcopal Church
Sat. Feb 23

Portrait Story Days: Michelle Obama

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 23

The Okee Dokee Brothers

The Alden
Sat. Feb 23

The Sandlot

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Sat. Feb 23

She A Gem

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 22 – 24

NSO Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Feb 24

PRAISE Liturgical Dance Festival

Publick Playhouse
Sun. Feb 24

Storytime on Screen

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Mon. Feb 25

Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Feb. 20 – 28

Cub Corner: Dogs

College Park Aviation Museum
Thu. Feb 28

Atlas Intersections Festival: Wake Up Brother Bear

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb. 23 – Mar. 2

DCIFF: Penguin Highway

The Miracle Theatre
Sat. Mar 2

OGT Kids Series: Born Free (1966)

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Sat. Mar 2

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Alexandria

King St. in Old Town Alexandria
Sat. Mar 2

Robin Hood

Gunston Arts Center
Feb. 22 – Mar. 3

Finding Neverland

National Theatre
Feb. 26 – Mar. 3

American Girl Live

Strathmore
Sun. Mar 3

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

George Mason University Center for the Arts
Sun. Mar 3

Free Community Day: March

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Mar 3

Cyrano de Bergerac

Synetic Theater
Feb. 20 – Mar. 10

Huckleberry Finn's Big River

Adventure Theatre MTC
Feb. 20 – Mar. 10

Love2Dance Teen Showcase

Publick Playhouse
Sun. Mar 10

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

The Alden
Wed. Mar 13

In the Executioner's Shadow Documentary Screening

Takoma Park Community Center
Thu. Mar 14

10th Annual Move Me Festival

Kenmore Middle School
Sat. Mar 16

Here Eye Stand

Imagination Stage
Mar. 15 – 17

The Magic School Bus

Olney Theatre Center
Mar. 16 – 17

Kids Concert + Family Happy Hour with the Bright Siders

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Mar 17

Pinkalicious

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Mar. 17 – 18

Carpe Diem-Revels Community Sing

Seekers Church
Thu. Mar 21

Picasso

GALA Hispanic Theatre
Mar. 9 – 23

Picasso (en español)

GALA Hispanic Theatre
Mar. 9 – 23

Blacks in Wax

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Mar 23

Hansel and Gretel Opera

Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Sat. Mar 23

The Joshua Show

The Alden
Sat. Mar 23

VA Rep: Jack and the Beanstalk

National Theatre
Sat. Mar 23

Young Artist Showcase and Jam Session

Publick Playhouse
Sat. Mar 23

Rapunzel

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Feb. 21 – Mar. 24

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

The Kennedy Center
Mar. 15 – 24

Young Portrait Explorers: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mar. 11 & 25

Revels World Story Time

Washington Revels
Feb. 27 – Mar. 27

Alash Ensemble

Library of Congress
Wed. Mar 27

Mason Dance Company at the Center for the Arts

George Mason University Center for the Arts
Mar. 29 & 30

Little Miss Ann

National Theatre
Sat. Mar 30

OGT Kids Series: Mirai

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Sat. Mar 30

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sat. Mar 30

World Dance Showcase

Publick Playhouse
Sat. Mar 30

VOYAGERS: A Dance Among The Planets

The Kennedy Center
Mar. 29 – 31

Madeline and the Bad Hat

Olney Theatre Center
Mar. 30 – 31

Mason Dance Company at the Hylton

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sun. Mar 31

Engineering 101 - Self-Deploying Satellites

College Park Aviation Museum
Tue. Apr 2

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Petalpalooza

District Waterfront
Sat. Apr 6

Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Family Day

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Apr 6

Chamber Music Concert

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Sun. Apr 7

Noshin' With The Cantors

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sun. Apr 7

Chicken Little: The Sky Is Falling

Publick Playhouse
Tue. Apr 9

The Me I Want to Sing

The Kennedy Center
Apr. 11 – 13

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Apr. 12 – 13

OGT Kids Series: Jumanji (1995)

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Sat. Apr 13

Trout Fishing in America

CenterStage at RCC
Sat. Apr 13

Tiny Tots - Bunny Business

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Apr. 6 – 14

Shakespeare's Birthday

Folger Theatre
Sun. Apr 14

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Apr 16

Eggstravaganza!

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Apr. 13 – 20

Young Portrait Explorers: Rachel Carson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Apr. 8 & 22

Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Feb. 21 – Apr. 27

OGT Kids Series: Mary & the Witch’s Flower

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Sat. Apr 27

Tiny Tots - Jellybean Circus

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Apr. 20 & 28

NSO Music for Young Audiences: Break it Down!

The Kennedy Center
Apr. 27 – 28

Fourth Annual Earth Day Plant Sale & Picnic

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Apr 28

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Mar. 28 – May. 5

Junie B. Jones

Olney Theatre Center
May. 4 – 5

DC Concert Orchestra - Postcards

Church of the Epiphany
Sun. May 5

Throw Like a Girl Rough-Cut Documentary Screening

Takoma Park Community Center
Thu. May 9

BSO Music Box

AMP by Strathmore
Mar. 23 – May. 11

Jane Franklin Dance: Complete Dogness

Theatre on the Run
Apr. 27 – May. 11

All The Way Live

The Alden
Sat. May 11

NEXTgeneration Showcase

Dance Place
Sat. May 11

OGT Kids Series: Song of the Sea

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Sat. May 11

Tiny Tots - Mother Goose Caboose

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
May. 1 – 12

Into the Woods

Ford's Theatre
Mar. 9 – May. 16

Saturday Family Jam Sessions

The Mansion at Strathmore
Mar. 2 – May. 18

Annie

Reston Community Center
Apr. 26 – May. 18

Engineering 101: Paper Plane Challenge

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. May 18

Shrek Jr, The Musical

Arts Barn
May. 10 – 19

Colors

The Kennedy Center
May. 18 – 19

OGT Kids Series: The Last Unicorn

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Sat. May 25

Winnie the Pooh

Adventure Theatre MTC
Mar. 29 – May. 26

Tiny Tots - Clowning Around

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
May. 18 – 26

National Memorial Day Concert

West Lawn US Capitol
Mon. May 27

National Memorial Day Parade

Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets
Tue. May 28

FAME, el Musical (en español)

GALA Hispanic Theatre
Apr. 25 – Jun. 2

FAME, The Musical, US Premiere in Spanish

GALA Hispanic Theatre
Apr. 25 – Jun. 2

Tiny Tots - ”Sing-a-Long”

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Jun. 1 & 2

The Talented Clementine

Gunston Arts Center
May. 31 – Jun. 9

Chamber Music Concert

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Sun. Jun 9

Tiny Tots - Panda-Monium

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Jun. 5 – 15

Engineering 101: Build-A-Grabber

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. Jun 15

Cinderella

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
May. 9 – Jun. 23

Falsettos

The Kennedy Center
Jun. 11 – 23

Tiny Tots - Old MacDonald’s Farm

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Jun. 19 – 29

NSO Pops: 50 Years Over the Rainbow

The Kennedy Center
Jun. 28 & 29

Tiny Tots - Imaginary Friends

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Jul. 7 – 13

Road Dahl's Matilda the Musical

Olney Theatre Center
Jun. 21 – Jul. 21

Tiny Tots - Dragon Babies

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Jul. 17 & 21

Tiny Tots - Magic Toyshop

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Jul. 24 & 27

Disney's Newsies

Kenmore Middle School
Jul. 19 – 28

Circus

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Jun. 28 – Aug. 4

Tiny Tots - Penguins’ Playground

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Jul. 31 – Aug. 10

Tiny Tots - Baby Bear’s Birthday

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Feb. 23 – Aug. 18

The Cat in the Hat

Adventure Theatre MTC
Jun. 21 – Aug. 18

Tiny Tots - World on a String

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Mar. 9 – Aug. 24

Sing-A-Long: Sound Of Music

Wolf Trap
Sat. Aug 24

Tiny Tots - Teddy Bear’s Picnic

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Mar. 20 – Sep. 1

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Aug. 8 – Sep. 1

Disney's Aladdin

The Kennedy Center
Jul. 18 – Sep. 7

Ongoing Events

Tudor Tots - Tuesdays, Spring Sessions

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Mar. 12 – Apr. 30

Observe the Flag-In during Memorial Day Weekend

Arlington National Cemetery
May. 24 – 27

Witness the majesty of the Iwo Jima Memorial

Iwo Jima Memorial - Arlington National Cemetery
May. 24 – 27

Baseball Americana

Library of Congress
Thru Jun. 29

Explore! With the NPG

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Dec. 31

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
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