June 25 and 26 Alice in Wonderland. Ages 3+. Saturday 1 and 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Alice in Wonderful showcases all the talents of our students---dancing, singing, acting---on one stage, while bringing to life one of our all-time classic stories. Tickets online. $$ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria, VA.
June 25 Chamber Dance Project with Brass Connection. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 p.m. Chamber Dance Project breaks creative and conceptual bounds with work of sweeping athleticism, arresting emotional shifts, edgy urban moves and a power that lingers long after the curtain. This matinee includes a post-performance workshop for children joining artists to try some dancing onstage after the show. Tickets online. $$ Harman Center for the Arts, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, DC.
June 25 Family Day with Nickelodeon's SpongeBob. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the museum transformed into Bikini Bottom and participate in nautical-themed activities, such as games, sand castle building and much more - including a chance to meet SpongeBob SquarePants! Send a limited-edition SpongeBob postcard or pose for pictures in a Bikini Bottom photo booth. Performances by Casey Carle, the renowned comic bubble artist. FREE National Postal Museum, Washington, DC.
Now through August 28 Jumanji. Kids ages 4+. Dates and times vary. 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. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
June 25 Precious Cargo: Biking With Toddlers. Parents & toddlers. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Join us for an outing designed for parents who want to become more comfortable biking with toddlers. Talk about safety and preparing for an outing, then go for a group ride with a stop at a neighborhood play space. All bikes, child seats, helmets and snacks provided. Preregister online. $$ The corner of 7th St. and Independence Ave. SE., Washington, DC.
June 25 Vine on the Waterfont. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 6 p.m. The festival is a community-based event featuring tastes of local foods and wine, as well as artisans, a Children's Corner and live entertainment. The event transforms the park into a lively festival. FREE Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria, VA.
June 26 2nd Annual Mud Day. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 4 p.m. Celebrate the joy of childhood, nature and our deep connection to the earth while being encouranged to stomp, splash and get dirty! Giant mud play area, make clay and mud creations on trees and create a terrarium. Bring a picnic, beach chairs and extra clothes! $$ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.
June 26 Backyard Concert Series. All ages. (family-friendly event). 5 to 6:30 p.m. American Idol finalist Travis Tucker is an incredibly diverse entertainer performing ballads, raps, dance tunes and more. Not just a singer, Tucker performs with electrifying dance moves and natural charisma. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or low lawn chair. Donations of nonperishable items for Manna Food Center are appreciated. FREE Constitution Gardens, 112 Brookes Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD.
June 28 Concert in the Garden. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn and groove along with The Fender Benders, performing classic rock-n-roll from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Good Grubbin' food truck with complimentary cake and lemonade will be available. FREE Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
June 28 Family Fun Day: Shaping our City. Kids ages 4+. 10-11:30 a.m. Circles... Squares... Triangles... Shapes are everywhere! Explore how shapes are used in buildings - in the classroom and on the streets of Alexandria. We'll look at and sketch buildings old and new to help us build our Alexandria of the future! Bring recycled materials to share during the workshop and be prepared for a short walk outdoors. Preregister online. $$ The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum, Alexandria, VA.