One of the best–and easiest–ways to show a dad you care on this Father’s Day (June 18) is to just spend time together. If you need ideas on how to spend the Q.T. time with your main man, keep reading. From brunch at National’s stadium (on the field!) to a family friendly fun run, there’s something sure to peak dad’s interest.

Photo: Washington Nationals

Columbia Heights

Oberon: A Magical Twist on a Classic Fairy Tale Opera
Shakespeare’s gods are a-quarreling, and true love must be conjured by a host of fairies, kings, elves, medieval knights, mermaids, the mischievous Puck, and even a dragon! Writer and director Nick Olcott’s English adaptation winks at it all and keeps you laughing. Don’t miss this fun-filled and kid-friendly English adaptation of the classic opera Oberon. Fri.-SunEvent

Chinatown-Gallery Place

Spy Fiction Writer’s Workshop
Join Melissa Mahle, former CIA intelligence officer and author of Anatolia Steppe, and discover how her skills as a real former spy helped her develop characters and stories for her book. Combining writing with hands-on work in disguise, surveillance, and spy gadgetry, this unique writing workshop for young spies reveals the process of creating intriguing characters and spine-tingling stories. Fri. Event

Mt. Vernon Square

Awesome Con
With a name like that, why wouldn’t you want to check this event out? AwesomeCon, D.C.’s largest pop culture convention, brings superhero activities, spell-casting ‘classes,’ a science fair, and props like Captain America’s shield to town. Kids can interact with stars like Bill Nye the Science Guy, the creators behind kid-friendly comic publisher Aw Yeah Comics!, or learn about the coolest developments in science from the professionals at NASA and the Smithsonian. Fri.-SunEvent

Glen Echo

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
Finders, keepers. Losers, weepers, right??? When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some “stealers,” she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. See everyone’s favorite kindergartner navigate honesty and how she feels on both sides of the coin. SunEvent


ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Approximately 7,730 men in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer’s goal is to get that number to zero. They’re joining forces with Potomac Urology to host this stroller- and family-friendly 5k run/walk (and 1 mile and superhero dash) in Arlington on Father’s Day as part of a national effort to raise awareness. SunEvent

Nationals Park

Brunch on the Baseline
Hey batter batter! Enjoy an all-inclusive brunch from the field while the Nationals take on the Mets in New York. If you’re still looking for a great Father’s Day gift, this might be your answer. SunEvent

What do you have planned for this Father’s Day weekend? Share some details in the comments below. 


–Ayren Jackson-Cannady