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Welcome to Washington Parent's online calendar. We've got the inside scoop on tons of free or low-cost things to do in D.C., Maryland and Virginia with kids. If you would like us to post a kid-friendly event you're organizing, email the details to calendar@washingtonparent.net.

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JAN   21   Saturday


First Studio: Story + Workshop. Kids ages 3 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. Children are invited to use their imagination as they explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of The Kreeger Museum. Each program includes a gallery tour, a story and a hands-on art-making experience. Preregister online. $$ Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC.
Goldilocks!. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience to decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children's fairytale. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Smithsonian TechQuest: Flying Circus. Kids ages 10 to 14. Orientations at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Program time 60 to 90 minutes. This is a new free alternate reality game at the Center set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries. You will design a plan that will debut an aerobatic maneuver called the Outside Loop. Check it out online! Fee for parking. FREE Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
The Odyssey: A Mixed Media Epic. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 p.m. Pocket Change Theater Co. presents this kid-friendly production of "The Odyssey" featuring live painting, movement-based storytelling, and a focus on Homer's use of color. The color blue is absent from "The Odyssey," but in this play, the evolution of color in language is a metaphor for the creative process. Tickets online. $$ The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit. Kids ages 10 and under. Times vary. All aboard! Join us for the opening weekend of Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails! and celebrate everyone's favorite blue engine rolling into Port Discovery! Tickets online. $$ Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, MD.

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JAN   22   Sunday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Goldilocks!. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience to decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children's fairytale. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
The Wild Rumpus Dance Party. Dancing is geared to ages 18 months to 6 years; however, all ages are welcome! 3 to 5 p.m. Dance your claws off and create "monstrous" masterpieces at our craft table. Enjoy the "Where the Wild Things Are" Penny Theater show. Please RSVP on Facebook page MakeMoreNoyes. $$ Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, MD.
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit. Kids ages 10 and under. Times vary. All aboard! Join us for the opening weekend of Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails! and celebrate everyone's favorite blue engine rolling into Port Discovery! Tickets online. $$ Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, MD.

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JAN   23   Monday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. Featuring: Movement Mondays. FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.
Story Time. Kids up to ages 4. 10:30 to 11 a.m. BearSong, the Guitar Man, leads stories, songs, finger plays and more for kids and their caregivers. Fun for all! FREE Politics & Prose, Washington, DC.

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JAN   24   Tuesday


Art Adventurers Studio˙. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A creative space for young artists to create, experience and develop a love of the arts. Begin with a story based on an artist's life or a book that will help introduce the day's project and techniques. One main guided project will be based on the story and appeal to a wide range of ages. Additional exploration stations will reinforce technique and introduce new materials and tools. Drop-in. $$ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC.
StoryTime Station. Kids ages 3 to 6. 11 a.m. All aboard for this enriching program that includes a 45-minute reading. Located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex that houses interactive displays. Preregistration recommended. Story topic: Snow. $$ Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.

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JAN   25   Wednesday


Full STEAM Ahead: Home School Science. Kids ages 5 to 14. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Home school students and families are invited to a day of hands-on science with the topic of Waves! Variety of activities to choose from and project complexity will vary by age. Please try to arrive at the top of an hour. FREE National Museum of the United States Navy, Washington, DC.
Goldilocks!. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience to decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children's fairytale. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Storytime+: A Seed is Sleepy. Kids ages 6 and under. 10 a.m. STORYTIME+ explores contemporary art through stories and movement. In celebration of the opening of Orchids in the Hirshhorn lobby, we'll investigate plant life through the amazing journey of seeds! After a read-aloud of A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston, we will look closely at orchid flowers and create our own seed mosaics. FREE Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC.

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JAN   26   Thursday


Boogie Babes. Kids under 5. 10:30 a.m. The program brings interactive musical performances to expose children to different musical instruments and styles while raising funds for and awareness of DC Diaper Bank's work and mission. Today: Guava Jelly. $$ Eastern Market, Washington, DC.
Goldilocks!. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience to decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children's fairytale. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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JAN   27   Friday


Goldilocks!. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11 a.m. Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience to decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children's fairytale. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
SPY FEST: A KidSpy Family Festival. Kids ages 5+. 6 to 9 p.m. Mini-missions, tradecraft demonstrations by the experts, and the chance to try spy skill challenges will give KidSpy agents and their handlers an insider's peek into the shadow world of spying - and who knows, there just may be a may be a spy or two in your midst... Tickets online. $$ International Spy Museum, Washington, DC.

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JAN   28   Saturday


Architecture and History of the White House. Kids ages 8 to 12. 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about the major renovation periods of the building and engage in a physical timeline activity about the building. Kids will get a chance to get hands on and build their own model of the front portico to take-home. Also take home a booklet with the timeline, which will include some photos from White House renovations, a list of fun/unexpected rooms in the White House, as well as some blank pages for them to draw and design their own ideas. Tickets online. $$ District Architecture Center, Washington, DC.
Brownies: Wonders of Water Tea. Brownies. 10 a.m. to noon. This special tea program features activities from the WOW Journey book. We explore water cycle science, water conservation and learn how we can help protect this precious resource. Preregister online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Chinese New Year Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion." Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting, bristle dolls, dough sculpting, and an art scavenger hunt, plus red paper lantern making, coloring sheets and rooster crafts. With much more fun planned! FREE Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
ComedySportz for Kids. Kids ages 6+. Doors open at 2 p.m., begins 2:30 p.m. ComedySportz specializes in short-form improv games and this show features child-sized versions of those games. Younger kids enjoy being able to shout out during a show; older kids enjoy the chance chance to go crazy onstage. Tickets online. $$ The DC Improv Comedy Club, Washington, DC.
Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Goldilocks!. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience to decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children's fairytale. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Grand Opening of Explore!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with Explore! Children's Museum opens its first-ever space dedicated to children. Expanding experiences of portraiture by allowing kids to do hands-on activities and an interactive bilingual gallery. The exhibition will feature multisensory elements to ensure accessibility for visitors with disabilities. Will be open Tuesday through Sunday. FREE National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.
Hamlette. Kids ages 11+. 11 a.m. Being a teenager would be hard enough for Hamlette anyway - but add in a visit from her father's ghost, her mother marrying her murdered father's brother (her uncle!), and no one remembering she's a girl, it's enough to make poor Hamlette go mad. Hamlette takes the classic Shakespeare play, throws it in a blender, and shakes it up into a side-splitting comedy told in under an hour with only five actors. Tickets online. $$ The Keegan Theatre, Washington, DC.
Ice Cream Making. Kids ages 2+. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Crank ice cream the old-fashioned way and try your hand at using ice tongs as you discover how ice was harvested and stored when the park was farmland in the 1800s. See the historic ice house and dairy, try milking a wooden cow and play historic games. Of course, you'll get to sample some of the ice cream, too. Preregsiter online. $$ Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Chantilly, VA.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kids ages 3+. 8 p.m. This family shares the tale of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors. A cast of 42, features kids from eight area schools. Tickets online. $$ Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac, MD.
Juniors: Social Butterfly Badge. Girl Scout Juniors. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn and practice good manners and social etiquette. Enjoy some treats and make new friends. Preregister online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series. All ages (family-friendly event). Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL is the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet! Fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. Tickets online. $$ Verizon Center, Washington, DC.
Paint, Build, Create!. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for a day full of fun for all ages that will include letter/postcard making, an indoor snowball fight, pendulum art, STEAM go-bots, art exhibits, cell phone photography classes, a cooking project and more. FREE Fairlington Community Center, Arlington, VA.
Rainbow Fish. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Can the most beautiful fish in the ocean learn to share? Based on the Award-Winning picture book. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.
Skippyjon Jones Snow What. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. Based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a musical twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Tickets online. $$ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Smithsonian TechQuest: Flying Circus. Kids ages 10 to 14. Orientations at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Program time 60 to 90 minutes. This is a new free alternate reality game at the Center set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries. You will design a plan that will debut an aerobatic maneuver called the Outside Loop. Check it out online! Fee for parking. FREE Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
The Big Meow. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. The Big Meow is the story of an ever-hopeful fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. It is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Tickets online. $$ Theatre on the Run, Arlington, VA.

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JAN   29   Sunday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Goldilocks!. Kids ages 3 1/2 to 9. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience to decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children's fairytale. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kids ages 3+. 4:30 p.m. This family shares the tale of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors. A cast of 42, features kids from eight area schools. Tickets online. $$ Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac, MD.
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series. All ages (family-friendly event). Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL is the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet! Fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. Tickets online. $$ Verizon Center, Washington, DC.
Montgomery County Camp & Summer Fun Expo. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held at the Hilton Hotel Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, 5-minute walk from Twinbrook Metro. This expo will introduce your family to exciting opportunities for kids of all ages, all under one roof! FREE FREE Rockville, MD.
Rainbow Fish. Kids ages 4 to 8. 12 and 2 p.m. Can the most beautiful fish in the ocean learn to share? Based on the Award-Winning picture book. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

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JAN   30   Monday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.
Story Time. Kids up to ages 4. 10:30 to 11 a.m. BearSong, the Guitar Man, leads stories, songs, finger plays and more for kids and their caregivers. Fun for all! FREE Politics & Prose, Washington, DC.

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JAN   31   Tuesday


Art Adventurers Studio˙. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A creative space for young artists to create, experience and develop a love of the arts. Begin with a story based on an artist's life or a book that will help introduce the day's project and techniques. One main guided project will be based on the story and appeal to a wide range of ages. Additional exploration stations will reinforce technique and introduce new materials and tools. Drop-in. $$ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC.

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February

FEB   1   Wednesday


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FEB   2   Thursday


Boogie Babes. Kids under 5. 10:30 a.m. The program brings interactive musical performances to expose children to different musical instruments and styles while raising funds for and awareness of DC Diaper Bank's work and mission. Today: Kidsinger Jim. $$ Eastern Market, Washington, DC.

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FEB   3   Friday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

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FEB   4   Saturday


DACkids Workshop: Archi-Builder Studio. Kids ages 11 to 14. 9 a.m. to noon, 5 sessions. Do you love buildings - drawing houses, building structures, designing a pillow fort? This architectural program intends to engage students in the design process used by architects to build scale models of their own imagining. Teams will learn processes and techniques to progress their ideas into a final design. Plus preparation for a science fair where participants will be able to staff a booth and share their new skills and experiences with visitors. $$ District Architecture Center, Washington, DC.
Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Hamlette. Kids ages 11+. 11 a.m. Being a teenager would be hard enough for Hamlette anyway - but add in a visit from her father's ghost, her mother marrying her murdered father's brother (her uncle!), and no one remembering she's a girl, it's enough to make poor Hamlette go mad. Hamlette takes the classic Shakespeare play, throws it in a blender, and shakes it up into a side-splitting comedy told in under an hour with only five actors. Tickets online. $$ The Keegan Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Amazing Max. Kids ages 5+. 2 p.m. Don't miss this wonderfully delightful magic show. Max Darwin combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer's faces. Enjoy this high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show. Tickets online. $$ Alden Theatre, McLean, VA.

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FEB   5   Sunday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

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FEB   6   Monday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Story Time. Kids up to ages 4. 10:30 to 11 a.m. BearSong, the Guitar Man, leads stories, songs, finger plays and more for kids and their caregivers. Fun for all! FREE Politics & Prose, Washington, DC.

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FEB   7   Tuesday


Art Adventurers Studio˙. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A creative space for young artists to create, experience and develop a love of the arts. Begin with a story based on an artist's life or a book that will help introduce the day's project and techniques. One main guided project will be based on the story and appeal to a wide range of ages. Additional exploration stations will reinforce technique and introduce new materials and tools. Drop-in. $$ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC.

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FEB   8   Wednesday


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FEB   9   Thursday


Boogie Babes. Kids under 5. 10:30 a.m. The program brings interactive musical performances to expose children to different musical instruments and styles while raising funds for and awareness of DC Diaper Bank's work and mission. Today: Rainbow Rock. $$ Eastern Market, Washington, DC.

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FEB   10   Friday


Creative Kids Day. Kids ages 6 to 12. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Young artists are invited to join us for hands-on art activities that teach skills in art materials, core principals of art and insights into world cultures. Preregistration required. $$ Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD.
Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

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FEB   11   Saturday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Hamlette. Kids ages 11+. 11 a.m. Being a teenager would be hard enough for Hamlette anyway - but add in a visit from her father's ghost, her mother marrying her murdered father's brother (her uncle!), and no one remembering she's a girl, it's enough to make poor Hamlette go mad. Hamlette takes the classic Shakespeare play, throws it in a blender, and shakes it up into a side-splitting comedy told in under an hour with only five actors. Tickets online. $$ The Keegan Theatre, Washington, DC.
Unshrink my Heart. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 to 4 p.m. The DIY arts and crafts icon from the 80's is back! And nothing says "love" like a hand-made pre-shrunk Valentine. Families are invited to create beautiful jewelry, key chains and other Valentine's Day gifts for their loved ones. Kids will receive their first 2 sheets of blank Shrinky Dinks free, additional sheets will be available to purchase for small fee. FREE Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD.

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FEB   12   Sunday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Takoma Park's 7th Mid-Winter Play Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 4 p.m. Why? Because everyone deserves to play! Come for the fun - and bring your family and friends! Volunteers are welcome. For details contact theplaylady@gmail.com. FREE Takoma Park's Community Center, Takoma Park, MD.

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FEB   13   Monday


Drawn Into Nature. Kids ages 8 to 11. Held through February 26, dates and times vary. Workshops provide the opportunity to explore artists' thinking and studio practices. Explore paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and learn about her interest in nature, color, and abstraction. Preregister online. FREE National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
One Gold Coin - Una moneda de oro. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. InterAct Story Theatre Wheaton Family Theatre Series presents "One Gold Coin--Una moneda de oro." This fresh, bilingual take on a Latin American story will delight audiences of all ages! What if you got your hands on a gold coin, but its powers only worked on those who truly need it? FREE Wheaton Public Library, Wheaton, MD.
Story Time. Kids up to ages 4. 10:30 to 11 a.m. BearSong, the Guitar Man, leads stories, songs, finger plays and more for kids and their caregivers. Fun for all! FREE Politics & Prose, Washington, DC.

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FEB   14   Tuesday


Art Adventurers Studio˙. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A creative space for young artists to create, experience and develop a love of the arts. Begin with a story based on an artist's life or a book that will help introduce the day's project and techniques. One main guided project will be based on the story and appeal to a wide range of ages. Additional exploration stations will reinforce technique and introduce new materials and tools. Drop-in. $$ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC.

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FEB   15   Wednesday


Disney on Ice: Dream Big. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. Audiences will be transported to a world where imaginations soar and anything can happen, as long as you DREAM BIG! High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and loveable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget! Tickets online. $$ Verizon Center, Washington, DC.