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Tuesday, January 24

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 24 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 24 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Wednesday, January 25

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 25 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 25 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Thursday, January 26

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 26 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 26 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Friday, January 27

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 27 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 27 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

spy museum

A Kidspy Family Festival!

when: Jan 27 at 6 pm to 9 pm

where: International Spy Museum, 800 F St., NW, Washington, D.C., Dc

cost: $14

ages: 7 and up

polar-plunge

Ready, Set, Brrrrrr!

when: Jan 27 - Jan 28 at 8 a.m. (plunges at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.) to 5 p.m.

where: Sandy Point, Sandy Point State Park, Sandy Point, Md

ages: All

Saturday, January 28

polar-plunge

Ready, Set, Brrrrrr!

when: Jan 28 - Jan 28 at 8 a.m. (plunges at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.) to 5 p.m.

where: Sandy Point, Sandy Point State Park, Sandy Point, Md

ages: All

CRDT-kidsreading-4, storytime, library

Young Readers Center Saturday Grand Opening

when: Jan 28 at 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Capitol Hill, Library of Congress - Young Readers Center, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C., Dc

cost: Free

ages: 2.5 and up

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 28 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 28 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Arosa Cafe

Cocoa & Coloring

when: Jan 28 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Downtown Hagerstown, Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md

cost: Free

ages: 2 and up

Weary of winter? Bring your kids to a free festival celebrating Okinawa’s island culture—with dance performances, hands-on activities, workshops, and your last chance to see Okinawa’s textile masterpieces in the exhibition “Bingata! Only in Okinawa.”

Okinawa Lunar New Year

when: Jan 28 - Jan 29 at 10 a.m.

where: Foggy Bottom, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C., Dc

cost: Free

ages: All

In the tradition of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, an eccentric mute conductor makes musical mayhem with the kids serving as his unwitting orchestra. Young and old will laugh with delight with high art and slapstick comedy intertwined in a musical morning filled with chaos and confusion.

‘The Maestro’

when: Jan 28 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

where: The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

cost: Free

ages: All

Whats On This Week - Kids Activities

Paint, Build, Create!

when: Jan 28 at 11 am to 2 pm

where: Arlington, Fairlington Community Center, 308 S Stafford St., Arlington, Va

cost: Free

ages: All

Sunday, January 29

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 29 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Weary of winter? Bring your kids to a free festival celebrating Okinawa’s island culture—with dance performances, hands-on activities, workshops, and your last chance to see Okinawa’s textile masterpieces in the exhibition “Bingata! Only in Okinawa.”

Okinawa Lunar New Year

when: Jan 29 - Jan 29 at 10 a.m.

where: Foggy Bottom, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C., Dc

cost: Free

ages: All

Monday, January 30

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 30 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Tuesday, January 31

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 31 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5