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

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There are 372 events in this category. Browse Family Events [197] ... Family Events: Dance [15] ... Family Events: Museums [24] ... Family Events: Music [42] ... Family Events: Theatre [94] ...

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How to Catch a Star

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 21 – Dec. 16
Oliver Jeffers's beloved children’s book about chasing your dreams comes to vivid life, featuring colorful projections and choreographed movement.

The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Warner Theatre
Nov. 29 – Dec. 28
The Washington Ballet celebrates 15 years of DC’s holiday favorite.

Mutts Gone Nuts

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sun. Nov 25
Husband and wife duo Scott and Joan Houghton bring a comedy dog-thrill show like none other.

In Series: Cri-Cri: The Mexican Singing Cricket

Source Theatre
Dec. 1 – 8
Families can interact and sing along in English & Spanish: be transported by a terrific cast to a sweeter time through music, words, and laughter!

Wytold: The Science of Sound

Publick Playhouse
Wed. Nov 28
Electric cellist-composer Wytold blends classical techniques with live looping to create interactive musical adventures featuring inventive remixes and original works.

Choral Arts: A Family Christmas at the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center
Mon. Dec 24
Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them!

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Strathmore
Dec. 18 – 19
The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography.

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 5 – 9
Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker, which was unveiled in Salt Lake City last year.

Remembering Vietnam: Helicopters

National Archives
Mon. Nov 19
The National Archives Remembering Vietnam Veterans Day Week Celebration includes Vietnam-era helicopters on the front lawn of the National Archives

Open Studio Fridays

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 16 – 30
Visitors can work with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit.

Billy Elliot the Musical

Signature Theatre
Nov. 14, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019
Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, Billy Elliot swept the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier awards for Best Musical, by combining a dynamic score by the legendary Elton John with sensational dance to create a heartwarming, inspirational and triumphant experience for the entire family.

Elf: The Musical

Olney Theatre Center
Nov. 14, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making.

Spotlights

Vienna Boys Choir

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Fri. Dec 7

Revels World Story Time

Washington Revels
Nov. 14 – 28

The Nutcracker

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Nov. 23 – Dec. 30

Hansel and Gretel

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Nov. 15 – 16

’Twas the Night Before Christmas

Publick Playhouse
Thu. Dec 6

Happy Vaudeville Holidays with Mark Brutsché

CenterStage at RCC
Sat. Dec 1
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