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JUL   24   Sunday


Children's Film Program: Discover Rembrandt. Kids ages 4+. 11:30 a.m. Join us for three animated short films based on children's books. "Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Rembrandt," "Art," which introduces children to the imaginative world of art and how a picture really can be worth a thousand words and "The Cow Who Fell in the Canal." FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Summer Story Series: Discover Dutch Art. Kids ages 4 to 7. Sign-in begins Saturdays and Mondays 10 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m. Stories in Art introduces kids to artists through careful looking, storytelling and hands-on experimentation. Each program includes reading a children's book, exploring one one work of art in the galleries, and completing a simple, hands-on activity. Details online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Sunday Summer Concerts in the Park. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. The Alden and the McLean Community Center's (MCC) 2016 Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park feature a lineup of well-established tribute bands, playing everything from the Beach Boys to Prince. Tonight's entertainment: Satisfaction, The International Rolling Stones Show. FREE McLean Central Park, McLean, VA.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 1 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 4:45 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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JUL   25   Monday


Summer Story Series: Discover Dutch Art. Kids ages 4 to 7. Sign-in begins Saturdays and Mondays 10 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m. Stories in Art introduces kids to artists through careful looking, storytelling and hands-on experimentation. Each program includes reading a children's book, exploring one one work of art in the galleries, and completing a simple, hands-on activity. Details online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly, Caterpillar Exhibit. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world. Visitors can learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in having healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens. FREE Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD.

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JUL   26   Tuesday


Animals Underground. Kids ages 2 to 5. 9:45 to 10:30 and 11 to 11:45 a.m. Dig down deep and investigate who lives in the dark, damp world under the forest floor as we learn about moles, earthworms, termites and the many other creatures of the soil. Preregister. $$ Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA.
Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 p.m. Five evenings of major motion pictures in a variety of genres will be showcased, including new releases, action, drama and comedy films. Arrive early bring seating and enjoy! July 26: Pretty in Pink. FREE Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda, MD.
Big Children's Book Sale. All ages (family-friendly event). 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Rockville Friends of the Library (FOL) will have books for all ages: board books, picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult books, plus books of interest to teachers and parents. FREE Rockville Memorial Library, Rockville, MD.
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Rise & Rhyme. Kids ages 5 and under. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Culture Queen creates fun and cultural experiences for your royal children! Her interactive storytelling, music and movement activities that build your prince or princesses child's self esteem while introducing them to diverse cultures from many royal lands. $$ Busboys & Poets @ Shirlington, Arlington, VA.
StoryTime Station. Kids ages 3 to 6. 11 a.m. All aboard for this enriching program that includes a 45-minute reading. Located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex that houses interactive displays. Preregistration recommended. Story topic: At the beach. $$ Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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JUL   27   Wednesday


Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 p.m. Five evenings of major motion pictures in a variety of genres will be showcased, including new releases, action, drama and comedy films. Arrive early bring seating and enjoy! July 27: Manhattan Murder Mystery. FREE Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda, MD.
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Super Hero Picnic on the Train!. Kids 12 and under. Come dressed as your favorite super hero! Train departs at 11:30 a.m. and returns at approximatley 2 p.m, with a stop in the park for BYO lunch and a super hero themed story time presented by the FCPL. Rain or shine. Tickets online. $$ Walkersville Southern Railroad, Walkersville, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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JUL   28   Thursday


Adventure Kids: Mad Science!. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your preschooler will love to laugh, play and learn along with Mad Science! Activity at JCPenney Court (near the Kids Play Area, level 1). FREE Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD.
Backyard Theater for Children. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Strathmore Backyard Theater brings families together for concerts that are entertaining, educational and perfect for all ages! Today's entertainment: Andrew & Polly "Ear Snacks" Live. Join the hosts of this awesome podcast for kids, for a morning of music and a live recording for a future "Ear Snacks" eposode! Tickets online. $$ Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.
Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 p.m. Five evenings of major motion pictures in a variety of genres will be showcased, including new releases, action, drama and comedy films. Arrive early bring seating and enjoy! July 28: Brooklyn. FREE Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda, MD.
Bethesda Summer Concerts. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, will feature free Thursday evening concerts through July. Tonight's entertainment: U.S. Navy Band Cruisers. FREE Veterans Park, Bethesda, MD.
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Discovery Thursday. Kids ages 6 to 12. 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Complementing the Thursday Morning Kids Concert series, "Discovery Thursdays," features activities that reinforce the themes and performances from earlier that day. Preregistration recommended. Acitivity today: Make a Kalimba. $$ Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.
Silver Spring Summer Concert Series. All ages (family-friendly event). 5:30 p.m. Discovery Channel and The Fillmore Silver Spring present Silver Spring's Thursday Night Concerts features touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to Rock to Oldies, the popular series has music for everyone. Tonight's entertainment: Appaloosa (classic rock). FREE Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Visit the Fulks Corner Farmers Market, open from 12:30 to 6 p.m., just two blocks away. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. Tonight: Lloyd Dobler Effect. Multi-layered and upbeat music showcases a universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences. FREE City Hall Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
Thursday Morning Kids Concerts. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. The air will be filled with delightful sounds and important life lessons this summer as entertainers captivate young audiences. Following each show, audiences are invited to explore "Discovery Thursday" activities that reinforce the themes of that day's performance at the Gaithersburg Community Museum. Today's entertainment: Anansegromma. FREE City Hall Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.

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JUL   29   Friday


Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 p.m. Five evenings of major motion pictures in a variety of genres will be showcased, including new releases, action, drama and comedy films. Arrive early bring seating and enjoy! July 29: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. FREE Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda, MD.
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Four Mile Movie Series. All ages (family-friendly event). Movies begin at dusk, fun begins at 6 p.m. A favorite summer tradition in Arlandria returns with a host of new and old favorites. So grab your friend and family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or chair and join us! Show this week: Back to the Future, PG-13. FREE Four Mile Conservatory Center, Alexandria, VA.
Jazz in the Garden. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 8:30 p.m. The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles-salsa, blues fusion, boogaloo, Brazilian jazz, celtic alternative, eclectic cabaret, and more-every Friday evening Entertaining tonight: Eastern Standard Time (Jazz Guitar). FREE National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.
Mars Day!. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. MARS DAY! is an event that celebrates the Red Planet with a variety of educational and fun family activities. Talk to scientists active in Mars research and mission planning, learn about current and future missions, meet a Mars rover driver, and see a real meteorite from Mars. FREE National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
Night Wings! Celebrating National Moth Week. Kids ages 6+. 7 to 10 p.m. Come discover why moths constitute about 90% of all the Lepidoptera on the planet: not bad for a group of animals that flew with some of our most well-known dinosaurs! After sunset, we'll identify the moths that are attracted to the blacklight set up on our wooded grounds. Preregistration required. FREE Morven Park, Leesburg, VA.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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JUL   30   Saturday


"Cursed Child" Release & Harry Potter Birthday. All ages (family-friendly event). Saturday, Release Party 10 p.m. to midnight. Trivia, costume contest and featuring wizard-inspired libations, a selfie booth with props and prizes. Sunday, Harry Potter's Birthday Party, ages 4 to 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Sorting Cermony, readalong, costume showcase and Harry Potter movies all day. RSVP for both events. FREE East City Bookshop, Washington, DC.
Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 p.m. Five evenings of major motion pictures in a variety of genres will be showcased, including new releases, action, drama and comedy films. Arrive early bring seating and enjoy! July 30: Creed. FREE Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda, MD.
Brookside Nature Challenge. Kids ages 4+. Saturdays 2 to 3 p.m. Are you looking for a family activity to help you reconnect with nature and friends? Then this weekend program is for you! We might search for native wildlife one weekend or track the motion of the sun on another. The activities are designed for having fun in nature. Play, discover and connect! FREE Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Kick off the festivities by taking our special bookstore-themed Flourish & Blotts quiz to get sorted into a house or confirm your allegiance. The Den will transform into the Three Broomsticks and offer magical food and drink options. Enjoy our wand-making station (no dueling, please!). Stand out from the Muggles by participating in our costume contest and brush up on your knowledge of the Wizarding world! FREE Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC.
Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kids Day @ Bobby McKey's. All ages. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a family-friendly version of our all-request Dueling Piano Show! A place where kids are actually encouraged to wiggle in their seats and get up and move! All while introducing your child to appreciate live music and the arts. Tickets online. $$ Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar, National Harbor, MD.
Precious Cargo: Biking With Toddlers. Parents & toddlers. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Join us for an outing designed for parents who want to become more comfortable biking with toddlers. Talk about safety and preparing for an outing, then go for a group ride with a stop at a neighborhood play space. All bikes, child seats, helmets and snacks provided. Preregister online. $$ The corner of 7th St. and Independence Ave. SE., Washington, DC.
Raptor Enrichment and Feeding. Kids ages 2+. Every Saturday, Enrichment 11:30 a.m. Raptors are smart! See resident raptors as they search for food, explore new objects and encounter new experiences. Feeding 12 p.m. Observe resident raptors during their feeding time and learn some of the stories about them. FREE Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Summer Story Series: Discover Dutch Art. Kids ages 4 to 7. Sign-in begins Saturdays and Mondays 10 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m. Stories in Art introduces kids to artists through careful looking, storytelling and hands-on experimentation. Each program includes reading a children's book, exploring one one work of art in the galleries, and completing a simple, hands-on activity. Details online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 1 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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JUL   31   Sunday


"Cursed Child" Release & Harry Potter Birthday. All ages (family-friendly event). Saturday, Release Party 10 p.m. to midnight. Trivia, costume contest and featuring wizard-inspired libations, a selfie booth with props and prizes. Sunday, Harry Potter's Birthday Party, ages 4 to 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Sorting Cermony, readalong, costume showcase and Harry Potter movies all day. RSVP for both events. FREE East City Bookshop, Washington, DC.
Children's Film Program: Discover Rembrandt. Kids ages 4+. 11:30 a.m. Join us for three animated short films based on children's books. "Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Rembrandt," "Art," which introduces children to the imaginative world of art and how a picture really can be worth a thousand words and "The Cow Who Fell in the Canal." FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Summer Story Series: Discover Dutch Art. Kids ages 4 to 7. Sign-in begins Saturdays and Mondays 10 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m. Stories in Art introduces kids to artists through careful looking, storytelling and hands-on experimentation. Each program includes reading a children's book, exploring one one work of art in the galleries, and completing a simple, hands-on activity. Details online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Sunday Summer Concerts in the Park. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. The Alden and the McLean Community Center's (MCC) 2016 Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park feature a lineup of well-established tribute bands, playing everything from the Beach Boys to Prince. Tonight's entertainment: Still Surfin', Beach Boys Tribute Band. FREE McLean Central Park, McLean, VA.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 4:45 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 1 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
Wetland Wonders: Germantown Town Center Urban Park. Kids ages 3 to 12. Noon to 1 p.m. Wildlife in the city? You bet! Come join us as we explore the wetlands life at the new Urban Park. We'll look for frogs, salamanders, bugs and more as we learn about these awesome wetlands. Preregister. $$ Germantown Library, Germantown, MD.

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August

AUG   1   Monday


Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 12:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Summer Story Series: Discover Dutch Art. Kids ages 4 to 7. Sign-in begins Saturdays and Mondays 10 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m. Stories in Art introduces kids to artists through careful looking, storytelling and hands-on experimentation. Each program includes reading a children's book, exploring one one work of art in the galleries, and completing a simple, hands-on activity. Details online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly, Caterpillar Exhibit. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world. Visitors can learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in having healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens. FREE Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD.

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AUG   2   Tuesday


Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.

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AUG   3   Wednesday


Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Little Tots Summer Fun. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m., every other Wednesday. Join us for fun and lively family entertainment on the Plaza stage. Bring your little tot's swimsuit and a towel for fun in the interactive splash fountain after the event! Today's entertainment: Kidsinger Jim. FREE Fairfax Corner, Fairfax, VA.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 1 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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AUG   4   Thursday


American Roots Music Concert Series. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 7 p.m. The summer concert series celebrates American roots music - Americana and folk, country, blues, jazz, and even zydeco. Limited seating, bring your own blnaket or chair. Tonight's entertainment: The Crawdaddies (cajun, zydeco, rock fusion). FREE U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, DC.
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Silver Spring Summer Concert Series. All ages (family-friendly event). 5:30 p.m. Discovery Channel and The Fillmore Silver Spring present Silver Spring's Thursday Night Concerts features touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to Rock to Oldies, the popular series has music for everyone. Tonight's entertainment: Ocho de Bastos (Latin rock). FREE Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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AUG   5   Friday


Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Jazz in the Garden. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 8:30 p.m. The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles-salsa, blues fusion, boogaloo, Brazilian jazz, celtic alternative, eclectic cabaret, and more-every Friday evening Entertaining tonight: Creative Love Happening (Jazz Drummer). FREE National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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AUG   6   Saturday


Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids 4+. Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling-interactive, educational and fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show. Tickets online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 1 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
We Share STEM! Connecting Across Cultures. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the global feats in the fields of science, math, technology, and engineering. Meet scientists and engineers who are active in fields such as robotics, aerospace design, and aviation and develop your own skills through hands-on activities. FREE Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.

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AUG   7   Sunday


Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 1 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 4:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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AUG   8   Monday


Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Rise & Rhyme. Kids ages 5 and under. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Culture Queen creates fun and cultural experiences for your royal children! Her interactive storytelling, music and movement activities that build your prince or princesses child's self esteem while introducing them to diverse cultures from many royal lands. $$ Busboys & Poets @ Takoma, Washington, DC.

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AUG   9   Tuesday


Creative Story Time. All ages. (family-friendly event). 2 to 4 p.m. Children and their families are invited to explore Brazilian culture through the exhibition Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints. The afternoon includes book readings and a create-your-own workshop based on the exhibition. FREE Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, Washington, DC.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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AUG   10   Wednesday


Mornings with Mommy & Daddies, Too!. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to noon. The Global Sleepover, in coordination with the School of International Service at American University, will offer a fun storytelling and reading program. To celebrate the Olympics, the program will have an Olympic theme. FREE Cathedral Commons, Washington, DC.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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AUG   11   Thursday


Adventure Kids: Oh Susannah!. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your preschooler will love to sing, dance and play along with Oh Susannah! Activity at JCPenney Court (near the Kids Play Area, level 1). FREE Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD.

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AUG   12   Friday


Jazz in the Garden. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 8:30 p.m. The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles-salsa, blues fusion, boogaloo, Brazilian jazz, celtic alternative, eclectic cabaret, and more-every Friday evening Entertaining tonight: Paul Carr (Jazz Saxophone). FREE National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.
Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 7 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.

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AUG   13   Saturday


Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 1 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 7:45 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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AUG   14   Sunday


Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
The Mikado. Kids 5+. 4:45 p.m. There's too much flirting going on in the town of Titipu- and it's against the law! So the Mikado, the emperor of all, decrees that heads must roll. But what can you do when love is in the air? Expect zany fun as ten actors (playing the instruments, too!) sing Gilbert & Sullivan's lovely, lilting songs with a folk/pop edge. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
The Pirates of Penzance. Kids 5+. 1 p.m. Promendade Only Tickets entitle you to sit anywhere onstage, however you probably will need to move at some point to make room for an acting, singing and/or dancing actor. This is a great way for kids to see the show as well as an unforgettable experience. Performed in rotating repertory. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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AUG   15   Monday


Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. When Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game, they play it, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. The production features a 4-D audience immersive experience. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.