Now through March 15 Aladdin Kids ages K - grade 6. Dates and times vary. From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting and exotic theater. ASL interpreted performance Mar. 8 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

February 27 through March 7 Sunny and Licorice. Kids ages 2 to 6. Dates and times vary. Arts on the Horizon is presenting Sunny and Licorice. Sunny, the zoo's sole orangutan, is delighted to get a new roommate, but things don't go smoothly when Licorice first arrives. Sunny likes to be loud, but Licorice prefers to read the newspaper. And Licorice likes to keep things tidy, but Sunny keeps making a mess! When the zookeeper leaves behind a radio, a curious thing happens -- toes start tapping and arms start swinging. Could music bring this "odd couple" together? A Cafe Concert for the Very Young featuring Lea will be held at 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in the Logod Lobby. Tickets online. $$ Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC.

February 27 Community Shabbat Sing and Play Date. Kids up to 5. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Join us for a community-wide Shabbat Sing followed by a play date with your neighbors! Hazzan Henrique Ozur Bass will lead us in Shabbat favorites in our beautiful Burke Sanctuary. Afterwards, stay for some challah and grape juice, and play. ECEC Director Brenda Footer will be available to answer questions and give tours of the school. Kashrut will be strictly observed. FREE Har Shalom ECEC, Potomac, MD.

February 27 Preschool Open House Play Date and Tour. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 to 11:30 a.m. Come see our preschool in action - let your kid(s) play in our indoor play space while you explore our classrooms, and get a sense of how Concord-St. Andrew's Cooperative Nursery School (CSACNS) parents play an active role in their child's classroom. Meet our directors and current families, and learn more about our half-day classes for two-, three-, and four-year-olds. FREE Concord-St. Andrew's Nursery School, Bethesda, MD.

February 27 through March 8 The Three Musketeers. Kids ages 6+. Dates and times vary. Freely adapted for the stage by Matthew Heap, "The New Adventures of The Three Musketeers." In 17th-century France, a poor young nobleman named d'Artagnan leaves home to join the famous Musketeers of the Guard-defenders of the King and masters of the rapier! On his journey, D'Artagnan befriends three famous Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. As the foursome roams the countryside, they encounter a dastardly plot to kidnap the King's favorite dog...and realize they'll need the help of three swashbuckling ladies to save the day. Tickets online. $$ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA.

February 28 "Dancin' in the Kitchen" Album Pre-Release Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. This rootsy, interactive concert will feature Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer and special guests. The duo's 44th album, celebrates diverse families, including one-parent and two-parent households, grandparents raising their grandchildren, gay and lesbian parents, adoptive families, extended and blended families, mixed-race families and LGBT children. $$ Human Rights Campaign Equality Center, Washington, DC.

February 28 Pushcart Players: Alice in Wonderland. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lewis Carroll's zany and fantastical tale comes to life when this Emmy-nominated troupe brings young Alice's adventure to the stage in this delightful adaptation, complemented by whimsical music, vibrant costumes and spectacular scenic elements. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.

March 1 Broadway Sing-Along. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. Kentlands Community Chorus provides an engaging emcee and piano accompaniment, the audience provides vocal power and enthusiasm. Don't know all the words? Lyric sheets are provided. Enjoy belting out the best of old Broadway with friends and neighbors at this fun, rewarding and most definitely not intimidating event! Tickets online. $$ Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg, MD.

March 1 What, Me Worry? How to Eliminate Worry, Fear and Anxiety from Your Life For parents. 7:30 p.m. Given by Lori Palatnik, Founding Director of the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, and international speaker, author and media personality FREE Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD.

March 1 Speak for the Trees. Kids ages 2 to 14. 2:30 p.m. Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a reading of The Lorax. This one hour program includes a Lorax craft and a discussion about how important trees are in the natural world. Preregister. $$ E.C. Lawrence Park, Chantilly, VA.

March 1 Dr. Seuss' Birthday Extravaganza. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bring the kids out to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday! Join the naturalists as they share the tales of Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz and other delightful characters. Participants will also meet some real woodland creatures and make crafts. Preregister. $$ Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA.


Pam Rynkowski