Now through August 8 Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Kids ages 4+. Dates vary, 10:30 a.m. This is a series of family-friendly shows including kindie rock, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and pop-rock, as well as Irish dance, ballet, puppetry and musical theatre. The shows are performed in an outdoor setting amidst 117 rolling wooded acres and nestled in a shady grove. Tickets and schedule online. $$ Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA.
Now through August 14 Double Trouble. Kids ages 5 to 10. Dates and times vary. Based on Eric Kastner's novel Lottie & Lisa (The Parent Trap). Lottie and Lisa are ten-year-old twins who are being raised separately by their divorced parents. When the girls meet unexpectedly at summer camp they discover their true relationship, and the high stakes, madcap adventure begins. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Now through August 16 Oliver! All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. London 1853. A young orphan arrives on the streets of London with no friends, no money and nowhere to live. He meets a cheeky pickpocket who shows him a whole new way of life. But as chance would have it, Oliver stumbles upon a gentleman who might just hold the key to his mysterious past. Tickets online. $$ Roundhouse Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Now through August 23 Garfield, The Musical with Cattitude. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays. He deserves it for being the best cat ever! Sensory-friendly performance Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, Bethesda, MD.
Now though September 27 Movies on the Potomac. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 p.m. Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars - and there's no better way to enjoy the season than Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor. Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments and meet us at the Plaza's jumbo screen for a FREE evening of fun for all ages! This week's showing: Journey to the Center of the Earth. FREE National Harbor Plaza, National Harbor, MD.
August 1 Superhero Night with Rocknoceros. All ages (family-friendly event). Performance at 4 p.m., game at 6:35 p.m. DC's premier power pop trio for kids and families, Rocknoceros returns to celebrate like crazy! It's their 10th anniversary! After the game, the Baysox will light up the skies with a fireworks extravaganza. Free, with game admission. A special event ticket is required for the concert and Baysox game, available online. $$ Prince George's Stadium, Bowie, MD.
August 1 Kids 'n Art, Parents 'n Fun. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 to 5 p.m. A pop-up beer garden in NOMA and we'll have creative art activities led by a CHAW teaching artist for kids (and kids-at-heart), as well as beer for grown-ups (they can be kids-at-heart, but must also be 21+). Join us for this special community partnership and help support #PaintBucket2015 while you're at it! FREE Wunder Garten, Washington, DC.
August 3 Critters in the Creek. Kids age 18 to 35 months. 10 to 11 a.m. Search the cool waters for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other creatures. Be ready for a fun hike and a wet time! Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Also held on August 4 at 10 a.m. $$ Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail, Reston, VA.
August 5 Summer Reading Puppet Show. Kids ages 3+. 10 to 11 a.m. Young story lovers are entertained by a puppet show titled "The Barker of Seville" presented by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre. Preregister online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
August 6 The Early Keepers. Kids ages 4 to 7. 12 to 1:30 p.m. Join the Culture Queen with the Prince George's African American Museum as celebrate our history and culture with crafts, music and storytelling activities! FREE The Mall At Prince Georges, Hyattsville, MD.