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Posted on February 10, 2017 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2017 Calendar of Events, Family Fun 2017, February 2017 Activities and Events and tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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FREE Weekend DMV Family Fun Events
February 11 & 12, 2017
Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Includes Teen Tech-A-Thon, DC National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo,
Black History Month Events, Valentines & Chocolate,
Arts & Entertainment, and More Family Fun!

Sponsored By:

Orin Knows Real Estate -Banner 2

Always call or check the event website before heading out;
Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

***  Visit the Calendar for additional happenings.***   

*** Washington, DC ***

Skher Brown and the Dancing Warriors EnsembleSaturday Morning at The National presents: Skher Brown and The Dancing Warriors
National Theatre
Saturday, February 11 ∙ Performances are at 9:30am and 11:00am. ∙ FREE Show!*
Explore how the dance-fight art form of Capoeira Angola journeyed from its origins in Central Africa to the shores of South America. Families will experience history through a visual folktale show of spins, kicks, flips, and live music.
*NOTE: Saturday Morning at The National is best suited for children ages 4 to 10 years. View the complete Winter 2017 lineup here. Tickets may be reserved beginning the Friday, one week prior to the performance. Seating is limited. Once reserved tickets have sold out, a limited amount of walk-up tickets will be available on-site on the day of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance time to take a place in the “Stand-by line.”   The National Theatre - Struggle for Freedom The Life of Dr. King
Upcoming Performance (Saturday, February 25): Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King – Struggle for Freedom celebrates the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. Featuring songs from the era, this production offers audience the opportunity to experience the heroic work of Rosa Parks as she refuses to give up her seat, the March on Washington and many more of the key moments that shaped both the Movement and our country. [Available February 17th, Reserve your FREE tickets here!]

Teen Tech-A-ThonTeen Tech-A-Thon
DC Public Library – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial/Central Branch
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE! RSVP Required
The Labs at DC Public Library are hosting a Teen Tech-A-Thon for Black History Month featuring professionals in the STEAM fields.
The Teen Tech-A-Thon seeks to pique African-American and other minority students’ interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) fields. This event will offer a maker fair, interactive workshops, and presentations where youth can engage. Furthermore, the Tech-A-Thon will also empower parents to prepare their children for a future in STEAM. Participating companies and organizations include NASA ,Microsoft, NBUF DC, Catylator Makerspace and many more. There will also be a special keynote address by Roye Okupe, creator of the E.X.O. graphic novel series.
Workshops and Presentations are for teens (12+) only. You can register for this event here.
NOTE: Make Art, Honor History! – Take a break (between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.) from the Teen Tech-A-Thon and stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the library to contribute your talent to their Black History Month collage. Inspired by Romare Bearden’s collage art from the mid-1900s, they’ll be creating a collaborative piece of art. Come learn more about this important African-American artist and help make something beautiful!

african american pioneersAfrican American Pioneers in Aviation and Space
National Air and Space Museum
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE!
Each February, the Museum celebrates the significant contributions African Americans have made to flight and space exploration despite the overwhelming obstacles they had to overcome. Enjoy presentations, hands-on activities, and stories. Learn about African American astronauts, pilots, and scientists of the past and present and their accomplishments. View schedule of events.

Power of Chocolate 2017
American Indian Museum [Potomac Atrium]
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 ∙ 10:30am ∙ Free!
The story of chocolate begins with a small tree that has its roots deep in the world of Mesoamerican culture. Join us for a celebration of one of the world’s most beloved foods. Explore the rich history and ongoing story of chocolate by grinding chocolate, creating a vase with Maya glyphs and learning more about the science, art and culture of chocolate.
NOTE: Remember to make time to visit the imagiNATIONS Activity Center [Third floor, FREE!] – Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region.    National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo

DC National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo
Deanwood Recreation and Aquatic Center
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 10:30am ∙ FREE!
The District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) in partnership with DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host the first annual DC National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo event. The Expo will be one of more than 1,000 events taking place across the country for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme is Expanding Opportunity. Only 40% of high school girls are currently playing sports, leaving three-in-five girls without the opportunity to play. Decades of research show that girls who play sports have better health, higher self-esteem, greater academic achievement, stronger leadership skills, greater economic opportunity and so much more. The DCSAA and DPR are proud to work together through NGWSD to get more girls in the game and expand their opportunities both in sports and in life.
Over 300 girls, young women, and their parents are expected to attend the event that will showcase up to 40 local vendors, organizations, and programs dedicated to sports and activity opportunities for girls and young women.
Visitors:
Come and learn about your local sports and activity opportunities for girls and young women.
Participate in sports clinics and demonstrations conducted by local sports teams and activity organizations.
Compete in contests and win prizes
Get to know other active girls and young women in the area.

National Postal Museum - Holiday Card WorkshopValentine’s Day Card Workshop
Postal Museum [1st Floor Atrium]
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free! No reservation required
Love is in the details at the annual Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at the National Postal Museum!
Come out and create heart-felt handmade cards and visit the museum’s stamp store to send the cards to your loved ones with a special Postal Museum postmark.

HeartFamily Event: Old-Fashioned Valentines
DAR Headquarters
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free!
Make a Victorian valentine to give to your sweetheart!    Pete the Cat - Valentine's Day is cool by Kimberly and James Dean

Valentine’s Day Celebration & Card Making
DC Public Library – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial/Central Branch
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE!
Part of Valentine’s Day is celebrating the ones we love – so bring your loved person to the library, whether they’re a grandparent, a guardian, a friend, a babysitter, a parent, a sibling, or someone else special!
At 12 p.m., we will take turns introducing our special people to each other (or being introduced by our special people if anyone is feeling shy), sharing something we love about them, and then we will make valentines! Use paper cut-outs, glitter glue, beads and other craft supplies to create a card you love. And don’t miss the raffle for a Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day poster.

Open Studio: Love in Every Language
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery [Sublevel 2, ImaginAsia classroom]
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free!
Enjoy a digital slideshow of images of love in Asian art, create Valentine’s Day cards using woodblock prints that say “love” in more than a dozen Asian languages, and fold heart-shaped origami. All ages welcome with adult companions.

Anacostia Museum Carnival Family Day - Banner Ad February 2017Carnival Family Day
Anacostia Community Museum [Program Room]
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE! RSVP Requested
In celebration of the exhibition Gateways, enjoy live entertainment, face painting, mask making, storytelling, and other activities for the kids at this popular annual museum event. View schedule of events, which includes:
DJ WESTLAKE, LATIN SOUNDS WITH DJ FOOTLAKE, STORY TELLING WITH MARIALUZ CASTRO, & MORE!     Beauty and the Beast

Family film at the Library of Congress
Showing: Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE! RSVP Required
See the beloved Disney musical about Belle and her Beast, and the secrets of a rose. The fable features the music of Alan Menken with the lyrics of Howard Ashman in one of the most successful animated musicals of our time. Featured voices include Angela Lansbury, Robby Benson, Paige O’Hara, Rex Everhart and Jerry Orbach.
Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise – 1991, 84 min
You can register for this event here.

Portrait Story Days – Black History Month
Portrait Gallery [Education Center]
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 1:00pm & Sunday, February 12 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE!
Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the collection. In partnership with Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library.
Schedule:
Feb. 11 & 12: Rosa Parks
Feb. 19: Frederick Douglass
Feb. 25 & 26: Martin Luther King Jr.

CultureCapital - Alvin Ailey DanceAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free Workshop!
Artists from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater present a workshop focused on the company’s iconic piece, Revelations. Please dress in clothing that you can move in.     family-yoga

Family Yoga!
DC Public Library – Mt. Pleasant Branch
Sunday, February 12 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE!
Join the fun in the children’s room for free, family yoga.
In this program, you will:
Stretch your body with gentle yoga movements.
Move into new and familiar yoga positions.
Learn about yoga and its health benefits.
Relax with breathing exercises.
Do yoga with Dexter!
Program repeats the 2nd Sunday each month.

*** Maryland ***  

NOAA Open House 2017

NOAA Open House
NOAA’s Silver Spring Campus
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 9:00am ∙ Free and open to the public
Explore your world and learn how NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources. Join us on NOAA’s Silver Spring, Maryland, campus for a series of free activities, including engaging guest presentations, interactive exhibits, and hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. Meet and talk with scientists, weather forecasters, hurricane hunter pilots, and others, who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources. Early birds can also take a tour of the NOAA National Weather Service’s Operations Center and NOAA Exploration Command Center.
Note: A government-issued photo ID is required for adults.

Drop-In Art Activities: Baltimore and Beyond
The Walters Art Museum
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you!
February 11 & 12: Map Your Community
Put your cartographer skills to work as you map your community!
February 18 & 19: Citizens of the World
Draw a self-portrait inspired by the Walters’ founders!
February 25 & 26: Baltimore’s Buildings
Create a building for our community collage of Baltimore!

Unshrink My Heart - Brentwood Arts ExchangeUnshrink My Heart
Brentwood Arts Exchange
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE!
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. Children will receive their first 2 sheets of blank Shrinky Dinks free, additional sheets will be available to purchase for 50 cents each.   4th Annual Waterfowl Festival

4th Annual Waterfowl Festival
Black Hill Nature Programs
Sunday, February 12 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE!
Bring the whole family for a day filled with activities, demonstrations, and exhibits to celebrate the wondrous water birds that call Little Seneca Lake home during the winter. Enjoy An Original DUCKumentary, lectures on bird conservation, gorgeous carved wood decoys made right before your eyes and make-and-create opportunities for even the littlest birders. Join guided birding excursions to catch a glimpse of marine ducks, swans and maybe even the Black Hill bald eagles! No registration required for this free event.
Intended for ages All Ages

Black History Festival: Expressions of a People
Harmony Hall Regional Center
Sunday, February 12 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
You’re invited to a Black History celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops, and entertainment for the entire family. All ages welcome.

Let's Play America -Logo7th Annual Mid-Winter Play Day
Takoma Park Community Center
Sunday, February 12 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
This fun FREE event is for people of all ages. There will be over 20 activities for people to play, performers will invite you to dance and sing and snacks will be given away. This event is Co-Sponsored by Takoma Park’s Recreation Department and the nonprofit Let’s Play America. Click here to view the schedule of events which features Congressman Raskin leading Simon Says in the auditorium at 1:30pm.

*** Virginia ***  

Flights of Fancy A Concert for Children

Flights of Fancy: A Concert for Children
Hosted by Ibis: A Chamber Music Society
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 10:30am ∙ FREE!
Calling all kids! IBIS presents “Flights of Fancy” –a program just for kids (of all ages)! Our young audience will meet the harp, flute, clarinet and members of the string family up close and personal, and hear Ravel’s beautiful Mother Goose Suite, accompanied by storyteller and gorgeous storybook illustrations. This 45 minute program is free and is most appropriate for kids 5 and up, but all are welcome.
Can’t make the date? IBIS is performing a full length Flights of Fancy concert the following day, February 12 at 3 pm, also at Rock Spring Church. This not too long program is full of beatiful and accessible music and perfect for an older child.

4th Annual Chocolate Walk
Historic Occoquan
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ No purchase necessary
Enjoy grazing through town tasting chocolate goodies. Register to win a necklace of fresh water dyed chocolate pearls.

Lakeshore Learning - Circle of Love! WreathFREE Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Project: Circle of Love! Wreath 
Every Saturday 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. No reservations necessary.  Shopping plans?  Use this coupon here.     Family Day — Ship Shape Why do boats float

Family Day — Ship Shape: Why do boats float?
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Admission to the Museum and parking are always FREE!
Why don’t heavy boats sink? Participate in hands-on experiments involving density and buoyancy. And find out about all things needed to keep boats afloat!

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Riverdance celebrates 20 years at the Lyric BaltimoreRIVERDANCE: The 20th Anniversary World Tour {#DCTMGiveaway}

The Lyric
February 17-19, 2017
Four performances only! The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence, Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour will feature new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number.
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Ticket Information & Enter to win 4-tickets here.

 

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FREE Weekend DMV Family Fun Events: February 11 & 12

Posted on February 10, 2017 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2017 Calendar of Events, Family Fun 2017, February 2017 Activities and Events and tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oh Yes It's FREE Sign

DC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE Weekend DMV Family Fun Events
February 11 & 12, 2017
Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Includes Teen Tech-A-Thon, DC National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo,
Black History Month Events, Valentines & Chocolate,
Arts & Entertainment, and More Family Fun!

Sponsored By:

Orin Knows Real Estate -Banner 2

Always call or check the event website before heading out;
Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

***  Visit the Calendar for additional happenings.***   

*** Washington, DC ***

Skher Brown and the Dancing Warriors EnsembleSaturday Morning at The National presents: Skher Brown and The Dancing Warriors
National Theatre
Saturday, February 11 ∙ Performances are at 9:30am and 11:00am. ∙ FREE Show!*
Explore how the dance-fight art form of Capoeira Angola journeyed from its origins in Central Africa to the shores of South America. Families will experience history through a visual folktale show of spins, kicks, flips, and live music.
*NOTE: Saturday Morning at The National is best suited for children ages 4 to 10 years. View the complete Winter 2017 lineup here. Tickets may be reserved beginning the Friday, one week prior to the performance. Seating is limited. Once reserved tickets have sold out, a limited amount of walk-up tickets will be available on-site on the day of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance time to take a place in the “Stand-by line.”   The National Theatre - Struggle for Freedom The Life of Dr. King
Upcoming Performance (Saturday, February 25): Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King – Struggle for Freedom celebrates the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. Featuring songs from the era, this production offers audience the opportunity to experience the heroic work of Rosa Parks as she refuses to give up her seat, the March on Washington and many more of the key moments that shaped both the Movement and our country. [Available February 17th, Reserve your FREE tickets here!]

Teen Tech-A-ThonTeen Tech-A-Thon
DC Public Library – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial/Central Branch
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE! RSVP Required
The Labs at DC Public Library are hosting a Teen Tech-A-Thon for Black History Month featuring professionals in the STEAM fields.
The Teen Tech-A-Thon seeks to pique African-American and other minority students’ interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) fields. This event will offer a maker fair, interactive workshops, and presentations where youth can engage. Furthermore, the Tech-A-Thon will also empower parents to prepare their children for a future in STEAM. Participating companies and organizations include NASA ,Microsoft, NBUF DC, Catylator Makerspace and many more. There will also be a special keynote address by Roye Okupe, creator of the E.X.O. graphic novel series.
Workshops and Presentations are for teens (12+) only. You can register for this event here.
NOTE: Make Art, Honor History! – Take a break (between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.) from the Teen Tech-A-Thon and stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the library to contribute your talent to their Black History Month collage. Inspired by Romare Bearden’s collage art from the mid-1900s, they’ll be creating a collaborative piece of art. Come learn more about this important African-American artist and help make something beautiful!

african american pioneersAfrican American Pioneers in Aviation and Space
National Air and Space Museum
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE!
Each February, the Museum celebrates the significant contributions African Americans have made to flight and space exploration despite the overwhelming obstacles they had to overcome. Enjoy presentations, hands-on activities, and stories. Learn about African American astronauts, pilots, and scientists of the past and present and their accomplishments. View schedule of events.

Power of Chocolate 2017
American Indian Museum [Potomac Atrium]
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 ∙ 10:30am ∙ Free!
The story of chocolate begins with a small tree that has its roots deep in the world of Mesoamerican culture. Join us for a celebration of one of the world’s most beloved foods. Explore the rich history and ongoing story of chocolate by grinding chocolate, creating a vase with Maya glyphs and learning more about the science, art and culture of chocolate.
NOTE: Remember to make time to visit the imagiNATIONS Activity Center [Third floor, FREE!] – Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region.    National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo

DC National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo
Deanwood Recreation and Aquatic Center
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 10:30am ∙ FREE!
The District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) in partnership with DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host the first annual DC National Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo event. The Expo will be one of more than 1,000 events taking place across the country for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme is Expanding Opportunity. Only 40% of high school girls are currently playing sports, leaving three-in-five girls without the opportunity to play. Decades of research show that girls who play sports have better health, higher self-esteem, greater academic achievement, stronger leadership skills, greater economic opportunity and so much more. The DCSAA and DPR are proud to work together through NGWSD to get more girls in the game and expand their opportunities both in sports and in life.
Over 300 girls, young women, and their parents are expected to attend the event that will showcase up to 40 local vendors, organizations, and programs dedicated to sports and activity opportunities for girls and young women.
Visitors:
Come and learn about your local sports and activity opportunities for girls and young women.
Participate in sports clinics and demonstrations conducted by local sports teams and activity organizations.
Compete in contests and win prizes
Get to know other active girls and young women in the area.

National Postal Museum - Holiday Card WorkshopValentine’s Day Card Workshop
Postal Museum [1st Floor Atrium]
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free! No reservation required
Love is in the details at the annual Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at the National Postal Museum!
Come out and create heart-felt handmade cards and visit the museum’s stamp store to send the cards to your loved ones with a special Postal Museum postmark.

HeartFamily Event: Old-Fashioned Valentines
DAR Headquarters
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free!
Make a Victorian valentine to give to your sweetheart!    Pete the Cat - Valentine's Day is cool by Kimberly and James Dean

Valentine’s Day Celebration & Card Making
DC Public Library – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial/Central Branch
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE!
Part of Valentine’s Day is celebrating the ones we love – so bring your loved person to the library, whether they’re a grandparent, a guardian, a friend, a babysitter, a parent, a sibling, or someone else special!
At 12 p.m., we will take turns introducing our special people to each other (or being introduced by our special people if anyone is feeling shy), sharing something we love about them, and then we will make valentines! Use paper cut-outs, glitter glue, beads and other craft supplies to create a card you love. And don’t miss the raffle for a Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day poster.

Open Studio: Love in Every Language
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery [Sublevel 2, ImaginAsia classroom]
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free!
Enjoy a digital slideshow of images of love in Asian art, create Valentine’s Day cards using woodblock prints that say “love” in more than a dozen Asian languages, and fold heart-shaped origami. All ages welcome with adult companions.

Anacostia Museum Carnival Family Day - Banner Ad February 2017Carnival Family Day
Anacostia Community Museum [Program Room]
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE! RSVP Requested
In celebration of the exhibition Gateways, enjoy live entertainment, face painting, mask making, storytelling, and other activities for the kids at this popular annual museum event. View schedule of events, which includes:
DJ WESTLAKE, LATIN SOUNDS WITH DJ FOOTLAKE, STORY TELLING WITH MARIALUZ CASTRO, & MORE!     Beauty and the Beast

Family film at the Library of Congress
Showing: Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE! RSVP Required
See the beloved Disney musical about Belle and her Beast, and the secrets of a rose. The fable features the music of Alan Menken with the lyrics of Howard Ashman in one of the most successful animated musicals of our time. Featured voices include Angela Lansbury, Robby Benson, Paige O’Hara, Rex Everhart and Jerry Orbach.
Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise – 1991, 84 min
You can register for this event here.

Portrait Story Days – Black History Month
Portrait Gallery [Education Center]
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 1:00pm & Sunday, February 12 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE!
Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the collection. In partnership with Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library.
Schedule:
Feb. 11 & 12: Rosa Parks
Feb. 19: Frederick Douglass
Feb. 25 & 26: Martin Luther King Jr.

CultureCapital - Alvin Ailey DanceAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free Workshop!
Artists from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater present a workshop focused on the company’s iconic piece, Revelations. Please dress in clothing that you can move in.     family-yoga

Family Yoga!
DC Public Library – Mt. Pleasant Branch
Sunday, February 12 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE!
Join the fun in the children’s room for free, family yoga.
In this program, you will:
Stretch your body with gentle yoga movements.
Move into new and familiar yoga positions.
Learn about yoga and its health benefits.
Relax with breathing exercises.
Do yoga with Dexter!
Program repeats the 2nd Sunday each month.

*** Maryland ***  

NOAA Open House 2017

NOAA Open House
NOAA’s Silver Spring Campus
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 9:00am ∙ Free and open to the public
Explore your world and learn how NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources. Join us on NOAA’s Silver Spring, Maryland, campus for a series of free activities, including engaging guest presentations, interactive exhibits, and hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. Meet and talk with scientists, weather forecasters, hurricane hunter pilots, and others, who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources. Early birds can also take a tour of the NOAA National Weather Service’s Operations Center and NOAA Exploration Command Center.
Note: A government-issued photo ID is required for adults.

Drop-In Art Activities: Baltimore and Beyond
The Walters Art Museum
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you!
February 11 & 12: Map Your Community
Put your cartographer skills to work as you map your community!
February 18 & 19: Citizens of the World
Draw a self-portrait inspired by the Walters’ founders!
February 25 & 26: Baltimore’s Buildings
Create a building for our community collage of Baltimore!

Unshrink My Heart - Brentwood Arts ExchangeUnshrink My Heart
Brentwood Arts Exchange
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE!
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. Children will receive their first 2 sheets of blank Shrinky Dinks free, additional sheets will be available to purchase for 50 cents each.   4th Annual Waterfowl Festival

4th Annual Waterfowl Festival
Black Hill Nature Programs
Sunday, February 12 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE!
Bring the whole family for a day filled with activities, demonstrations, and exhibits to celebrate the wondrous water birds that call Little Seneca Lake home during the winter. Enjoy An Original DUCKumentary, lectures on bird conservation, gorgeous carved wood decoys made right before your eyes and make-and-create opportunities for even the littlest birders. Join guided birding excursions to catch a glimpse of marine ducks, swans and maybe even the Black Hill bald eagles! No registration required for this free event.
Intended for ages All Ages

Black History Festival: Expressions of a People
Harmony Hall Regional Center
Sunday, February 12 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
You’re invited to a Black History celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops, and entertainment for the entire family. All ages welcome.

Let's Play America -Logo7th Annual Mid-Winter Play Day
Takoma Park Community Center
Sunday, February 12 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
This fun FREE event is for people of all ages. There will be over 20 activities for people to play, performers will invite you to dance and sing and snacks will be given away. This event is Co-Sponsored by Takoma Park’s Recreation Department and the nonprofit Let’s Play America. Click here to view the schedule of events which features Congressman Raskin leading Simon Says in the auditorium at 1:30pm.

*** Virginia ***  

Flights of Fancy A Concert for Children

Flights of Fancy: A Concert for Children
Hosted by Ibis: A Chamber Music Society
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 10:30am ∙ FREE!
Calling all kids! IBIS presents “Flights of Fancy” –a program just for kids (of all ages)! Our young audience will meet the harp, flute, clarinet and members of the string family up close and personal, and hear Ravel’s beautiful Mother Goose Suite, accompanied by storyteller and gorgeous storybook illustrations. This 45 minute program is free and is most appropriate for kids 5 and up, but all are welcome.
Can’t make the date? IBIS is performing a full length Flights of Fancy concert the following day, February 12 at 3 pm, also at Rock Spring Church. This not too long program is full of beatiful and accessible music and perfect for an older child.

4th Annual Chocolate Walk
Historic Occoquan
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ No purchase necessary
Enjoy grazing through town tasting chocolate goodies. Register to win a necklace of fresh water dyed chocolate pearls.

Lakeshore Learning - Circle of Love! WreathFREE Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Project: Circle of Love! Wreath 
Every Saturday 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. No reservations necessary.  Shopping plans?  Use this coupon here.     Family Day — Ship Shape Why do boats float

Family Day — Ship Shape: Why do boats float?
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Saturday, February 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Admission to the Museum and parking are always FREE!
Why don’t heavy boats sink? Participate in hands-on experiments involving density and buoyancy. And find out about all things needed to keep boats afloat!

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Riverdance celebrates 20 years at the Lyric BaltimoreRIVERDANCE: The 20th Anniversary World Tour {#DCTMGiveaway}

The Lyric
February 17-19, 2017
Four performances only! The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence, Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour will feature new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number.
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Ticket Information & Enter to win 4-tickets here.

 

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