January 16 to 31 Try a Dance Class!. Kids ages 4+. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hoping to check out hip hop? Tempted to try tap? Been thinking about ballet? Drop by and try any of our dance classes and discover what dance can do for you! Preregister online. FREE District Dance Arts, Washington, DC.

January 19 Family Fun Movie Nights: Smurfs Lost Village. All ages. 7 p.m. Looking for something FREE and fun for your family to do on a Friday night?!? How about a movie on the new state-of-the-art big screen? Each movie is rated PG. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14. Bring canned food to be donated to Britepaths. FREE Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA.

January 20 Paint, Build, Create. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for day of creative exploration with a variety of free activities, including art-making projects, a cardboard build room, a nutrition activity, a teen lounge and senior projects. FREE Fairlington Community Center, Arlington, VA.

January 21 Step Afrika! Step Xplosion. Kids ages 7+. 5 p.m. Percussive dance styles historically practiced by African American fraternities and sororities plus African traditional dance and art forms from around the world come together as Step Afrika! integrates songs, storytelling and humor into a highly entertaining, interactive show. Watch as the top step teams from across the country showcase the kind of technique and agility that inspires audiences everywhere. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.

January 21 Jumpin' January Dance Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 to 5 p.m. Families are invited to a dance party to kick off the 125th birthday year of the Noyes Children's Library! Enjoy crafts, reading room and dancing led by A-Squad Entertainment. Please RSVP on Facebook @makemorenoyes. $$ Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, MD.

January 22 Garden Buds. Kids ages 2 to 3. 10 to 11 a.m. Meet in the Children's Discovery Garden. Your child will enjoy different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. Register online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

Children's Art Talk & Tour. Kids ages 7+. 10:15 a.m. Kids take part in an educational guided tour of the current exhibitions followed by a hands-on art activity. Poe & Puck: The 27th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition, Infinite Glitter: Jordann Wine. Workshop: Geometric designs in color. Preregistration required. $$ Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD.

January 28 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, a 5-minute walk from Twinbrook Metro. This expo will introduce your family to exciting opportunities for kids of all ages! FREE Rockville, MD.

Tickets now on sale! February 3 The Hollywood Special FX Show. Kids ages 7+. 2 and 5 p.m. Ever wonder how they did that? Now you can get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects professionals who've worked on action-packed blockbusters. Feel the heat from an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, be blown away by apocalyptic weather and hold on tight through huge explosions! Tickets online with specifics outlined. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas. hyltoncenter.org

Tickets now on sale! Disney On Ice presents Frozen. All ages (family-friendly event). February 14 through 19, times vary. Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now live and skating into your town. Purchase online. $$ Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.