You don’t have to be royalty to have a weekend full of rich experiences. Don your fanciest costumes for a fairy tale ball, bundle up for ice skating and hot chocolate, or channel your inner Mozart at a music school exploration. Oh-la-la, whose feeling fancy now?

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Kensington

The Noyes Fairy Tale Ball
Kensington Town Hall will be transformed into a fairy tale palace, with children invited to a Royal Procession before joining the fabulous A-Squad DJ on the dance floor. There will be crafts, photo-ops and a special Royal Reading Room with stories and songs. Costumes are encouraged for children and parents alike. SunEvent Details.

Southwest Waterfront

An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Musical
The American Pops Orchestra will present An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, a madcap retelling of the classic children’s story. Acclaimed singer, actress and comedian Hilary Morrow is sure to dazzle as the Old Lady whose appetite for strange objects transforms her quiet afternoon into a wildly spectacular tale! Don’t miss this classic story with a new interpretation written by APO’s most beloved and charming playwright, Broadway’s Claybourne Elder (currently starring in Torch Song on Broadway). SatEvent Details.

Rockville

Fire and Ice: Havdalah and Ice Skating
Join Pop-Ups to Pop In! as we welcome a new week with family, friends and ice skating. Families can participate in a sing-along Havdalah ceremony led by Miss Ellie, followed by ice skating, hot chocolate, and activities! Check in with us at the Pop-Ups to Pop In! table to receive a discount on rink admission and skate rental. 
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Grand Opening of Int’l School of Music
Join the International School of Music’s grand opening celebration of its Cabin John Village, Potomac location and enjoy live music, face painter, instrumental petting zoo and a chance to win a year of free music lessons, digital piano or guitar! 
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Manassas

The Phantom Tollbooth
The beloved and inventive childhood classic book, The Phantom Tollbooth, is brought to life in an original stage adaption. Norton Juster’s original story begins with Milo, who is very bored until a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room. He decides to drive his toy car through it, and everything changes! Once on the other side, Milo is thrilled to find a fantastical world where he is welcomed, and his help is desperately needed. Using puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects, and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company recreates Milo’s adventures. 
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Arlington

Mouse in House
Mouse in House 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. 
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—Ayren Jackson-Cannady