Now - March 19 Ella Enchanted. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Based on the Newberry Honor book by Gail Carson Levine. Baby Ella of Frell is given the "gift" of obedience by Lucinda, a misguided fairy, and thus cannot disobey any direct order. Then when tragedy strikes, Ella is reduced to an obedient servant in her new home with Dame Olga. Can Ella find a way to rid herself of the troublesome curse? Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Now through March 18 The Freshest Snow Whyte. Kids ages 5+. Dates and times vary. Fans of past Hip Hop shows at Imagination Stage will love this radical update of a familiar fairytale. Set in the year 3000, we meet Snow Whyte-a graffiti-artist locked in competition with her arch rival, Kanye East. Witty raps, cool moves, and a beat that just won't quit, this show will have you bouncin' in your seat and shouting "Oh, yeah!" Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
February 17 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.
February 18 Frozen Day of Play. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 4 p.m. Explore the wonders of winter and ice through a variety of art projects, pretend play, investigations, and more! From frosty face painting, to a frozen treasure hunt, to guided winter walks, kids of all ages will delight in this sensory seasonal experience. $$ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.
February 18 Discovery Cart Days: Mapping Around. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to noon. Join the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) for a process art party! This is a FREE event and we welcome all young children to come along and enjoy creating their own masterpieces with a variety of art materials! FREE Columbia Pike Branch Library, Arlington, VA.
February 19 ComedySportz for Kids. Kids ages 6+. Doors open at 2 p.m., begins 2:30 p.m. ComedySportz specializes in short-form improv games and this show features child-sized versions of those games. Younger kids enjoy being able to shout out during a show; older kids enjoy the chance chance to go crazy onstage. Tickets online. $$ The DC Improv Comedy Club, Washington, DC.
February 20 Discovery Cart Days: Mapping Around. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore the various ways pilots navigate both on land and in the air. Learn how to use a map, compass and even a sextant. Discovery Carts feature a variety of themes that address historical, STEM and art related aviation concepts lead by a museum educator. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Now through February 20 Disney on Ice: Dream Big. All ages (family-friendly event). Times vary. Audiences will be transported to a world where imaginations soar and anything can happen, as long as you DREAM BIG! High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and loveable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget! Tickets online. $$ Verizon Center, Washington, DC.
February 25 Japan Day - Festival of Toys. Kids ages 5+. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Omocha Matsuri, the Japanese Festival of Toys, with toy rocket-making, Origami, Kendama, chopstick races, Onigiri snack-making, Kamishibai storytelling, and more. $$ KID Museum, Bethesda, MD.
February 25 Kids in the Kitchen. Kids ages 3 to 13. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Want your kids to eat smart and learn to make healthy lifestyle choices? Come for a fun-filled day of games, crafts, hands-on learning, and exciting prizes - all to celebrate and promote nutritional literacy. FREE YMCA Anthony Bowen, Washington, DC.
February 20 Rainbow Rock. Kids ages 7 and under. 4:30 p.m. The talented tunesters of Rainbow Rock will entertain your little ones with a combination of classic and original children's tunes. Always on hand, inside the box of fun, are microphones and more for your little one to join in the fun, and if they are feeling like completing their rock star appearance, how about a nice little temporary Rainbow tattoo? $$ St. Elmo's Coffee Pub, Alexandria, VA.