Every weekend has its own rhythm. Some are slow and steady, while others are loud and fast. This weekend will be a combo of the two, with quiet moments like sweet, Valentine’s Day-themed card and craft making workshops teamed with bass booming drum-centric stage performances. All you have to do is find the beat and have fun!

Photo: TAO Drum

TAO Drum Heart
Drum Heart, TAO’s newest production of taiko drumming, is a heart-pounding experience like no other that is guaranteed to thrill the whole family. The thunderous sights and sounds of powerful, athletic performers dressed in stunning costumes playing instruments and fiercely striking drums is a spectacle to behold. TAO is celebrated for its precise choreography filled with energy and stamina, and is the first professional taiko company to include female performers in this traditionally male-dominated art form. SatEvent details.

Capitol Hill

Valentine’s Day Card Workshop
Love is in the details at the annual Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at the National Postal Museum! And this year the museum added a second day! Create heartfelt handmade cards and visit the museum’s stamp store to send the cards to your loved ones with a special Postal Museum postmark! SatEvent details.

Brentwood

Unshrink my Heart
 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. SatEvent details.

Glen Echo

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he’s not his best friend anymore. And if that’s not bad enough, Alexander’s brothers don’t have any cavities but—he does… SatEvent details.

Chantilly

African American Pioneers in Space and Aviation
Enjoy guest speakers as they share their personal tales of triumph, participate in hands-on activities that will challenge families to be pioneers in space and aviation, and hear inspiring stories of African Americans who have overcome challenges and refused to be hidden figures. SatEvent details.

Boyds

Water Fowl Festival
Bring the whole family for a day filled with activities, crafts, demonstrations, and exhibits to celebrate the wondrous water birds that call Little Seneca Lake home during the winter. Try your hand at carving a decoy. Learn about wood duck nest box Citizen Science initiatives. Join guided birding excursions to catch a glimpse of marine ducks, swans, and maybe even the Black Hill bald eagles! SunEvent details.

What do you have planned for this weekend? Tell us in the comments below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady