Now through January 27 School Of Rock - The Musical. Kids ages 8+. Dates and times vary. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Tickets online. $$ The National Theatre, Washington, DC.

January 18 Tinkergarten. Kids ages 1 to 8. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect & learn through play. In this free trial, we will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages & needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together. Preregister online. FREE Randolph Hills Local Park, Silver Spring, MD.

January 19 Jane Franklin Dance: Mouse in House. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 p.m, also on January 26 and February 2. Adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, Mouse in House is about a friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Moved by Emily's evocative words, the mouse becomes determined to be a poet herself. Tickets online. $$ Theatre on the Run, Arlington, VA.

January 19 MoComCon. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 to 4 p.m. 2019 marks MCPL's third Comic Convention. We will be celebrating all things comic and fandom with a variety of events. Come join in the fun! This event is open and accessible to all. We want to attract seasoned comic conventioneers, novices, and the curious of all ages. The event will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits and cosplay - all free of charge. Schedule of events and contests online. FREE Silver Spring Library, Silver Spring, MD.

January 19, 26 and 27 The Brothers Grimm Excellent Adventure. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Baughman brothers bring their wacky take on the Grimm's tales to the Arts Barn stage. The brothers will reenact their favorite stories including Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and more. Tickets online. $$ Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.

January 19 Winter Ice Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 5 p.m. Bundle up and join the fun! See eight world renowned ice carvers in action as they compete for prizes in this mega block competition. Stroll the boulevard and enjoy music, an iceless ice skating rink, plus cozy igloos lounges. FREE Village at Leesburg, Chantilly, VA.

January 20 Step Afrika! 25th Anniversary Celebration. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. Featuring the critically acclaimed artists of Step Afrika! along with some of our region's most incredible step teams, Step Afrika! celebrates 25 years of stepping while paying homage to the company's deep connections to South African dance, music and culture. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.

January 21 13th Annual MLK Jr. Parade. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The parade will step off at 12 p.m. and proceed south on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE through downtown Anacostia. The parade will conclude at the campus of St. Elizabeth's East with a Health and Community Fair at the Gateway Pavillon located at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE FREE Washington, D.C.

January 24 Cub Corner. Kids ages 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. Come to the Cub Corner story time for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners up to five years old, enjoy a flight themed story and hands-on craft activity. To schedule a group larger than 10, please call the museum to make a private group reservation. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.

January 25 and 26 Angelina Ballerina: The Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 10 a.m. and Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m. Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki and their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter - because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her perform dance of all types, including hip-hop, Irish jig, and of course, ballet. The mouselings can't wait to show off their skills to their famous visitor, Serena Silvertail. Will Angelina get the starring moment she hopes for? Tickets online. $$ BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD