Now through March 16 Rumpelstiltskin. Kids ages 5 to 10. 1:30 and 4 p.m. This is a story that's old as old, of how a girl turned straw into gold. This is a unique interpretation of a fairytale complete with witty poetry, exquisite movement and original music performed live by a fiddle player. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
March 6 to 9 Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 4+. Thurs. and Fri. 10 & 11:30 a.m., Sat. and Sun. 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. This show combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. ASL Interpretation on Mar. 9 at 1 p.m. Pre-pruchase tickets online. $$ Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.
March 8 Corcoran's Family Day: The Great Escape!. All ages (family-friend;y event). 10 a.m to 3 p.m. The celebration includes live performances, in-gallery activities, face painting, hands on art workshops, and more. Featuring special performances of My Grandfather's Circus by Zany Umbrella Circus, this celebration will highlight some of the D.C. area's best art, dance, and music. FREE Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
March 8 LEGO Build. Kids ages 6+. 2 to 4 p.m. Back by popular demand, staff from Play-Well Teknologies will help you and your child to build strong, tall towers. Last time the group contributed to a 20' tall LEGO tower. Can the record be beat?! Tickets online. $$ National Building Museum, Washington, DC.
March 8 STEM Symposium. Kids K-12. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interactive and hands-on activities, interesting panels, Interactive Technology showcase room and the top science fair projects from Fairfax County schools 9-12 kids on display. Preregistration required. FREE Nysmith School, Herndon, VA.
March 8 STEMosphere. Family-friendly event. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented as the public portion of Share Fair, STEMosphere is a highly interactive expo of hands-on, minds-on adventures that highlights the innovation and creativity in the D.C. community. Open to all learners: kids through octogenarians, educators and administrators, families and communities, any person who wants to explore, invent, and experiment. Preregister online. FREE George Washington University, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC.
March 8 to 23 Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS Delights. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. A KAT 2nd Stage production. Disney's delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Tickets online. $$ Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.
March 8 to 30 Pinnocchio!. Kids ages 4+. Dates and times vary. Don't miss this unique brand of physical theatre as five actors recount a marionette's wild adventures becoming a real boy--in a flurry of masks, music and merriment! Co-production with Faction of Fools. Tickets online. $$ The Industrial Strength Theater, Herndon, VA.
March 9 Pre-Purim Pajama Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 to 11:30 a.m. Purim is here - it's time to party! Join us a for a pre-Purim warm-up with music, crafts and snacks. We'll make Purim puppets and other crafts, enjoy a PJ Library Purim story, make hamtaschen, and conclude with a Purim parade! So get in the spirit, come dressed in your favorite costume or pajamas, and get ready for tons of fun! $$ Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, , VA.
March 12 Free Art Wednesdays. Kids K-5th grade. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Create Arts Center, Highwood Theatre and Think Outside the Store will alternate leading workshops designed to promote creativity and learning through the arts. Schedule online. Sign up begins at 3:45 p.m. FREE Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring, MD.