With all of the super-fun, super-interactive events popping up this weekend, there’s no reason you should be idly sitting on the sidelines. Get in some serious playing time by spitting a saucy (tot-tolerable) rhyme with a musical duo at Discovery Theaters kids’ rap concert, becoming part of a human pyramid at Local Motion Yoga Studio, or helping turn a book into a live action play at a literacy festival in Virginia. Get on your feet; that bench is warm enough!



Mic Check, Mic Check: Kiddie Rap Concert
Rising hip-hop star Paige Hernandez and master beat-box artist Baye Harrell  will amaze your kids with their ability to turn anything—from the alphabet to “10 Little Monkeys”—into a family-friendly rap song. The rhyming duo collaborates beats, rhythms and rhymes to create some pretty incredible remixes. Fri., 10:15 am and 11:30 am. National Mall. $6 and up. 5-12. Event details.

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Three Ring Circus (Yoga)
If it already feels like your family is a traveling circus (kids balancing on chairs and you juggling work/school/soccer/dinner/bedtime/etc.), embrace it at this kid-friendly circus-inspired yoga workshop. The two-hour class features circus skills, partner yoga and human pyramids. Clowning around is encouraged! Fri., 6 pm-8 pm. Alexandria. $25/adults; $10/kids. 7 and up. Event details.

Page to Stage: Family Celebration of Books Through Performance Art
Boost your kids love for reading at this annual event, where their favorite tales will be brought to life through performance art. Also, be on the lookout for Clifford the Big Red Dog (like he’ll be hard to miss)—the friendly pup will be on hand for hugs and photo snaps. Bonus: All attendees are sent home with a free book. Sat., 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Falls Church. $5 (suggested donation per family). All. Event details.

Go Green! Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with a day of family fun events, including a classic car show, a dog show and a packed parade (filled with elected officials, the Irish Ambassador, military commanders, scouts, and high school bands). Don’t forget to outfit the fam in something green! Sat., 12:30 am-2:30 pm. Alexandria. Free. All. Event details.


Butterfly Crafting 101
Looking for something low-key and fun to fill your little one’s Saturday? Swing by Dancing Bear Toy Store for their first Saturday drop-in activity, where crafty kids will be able to make colorful butterflies to take home. Sat., 3 pm-6 pm. Frederick. Free. AllEvent details.

Free Play and Performance Art Collide in ‘Inside Out’
Live performance teams with free play in this stage production of Inside Out, the story of two kids whose imaginations run wild. The plot: It’s bedtime, but instead of hitting the sack a duo of children use their imaginations to turn their bedroom into a magical wonderland—a glove becomes a dancing fish, a shirt transforms into a fantastical creature, and a sock becomes a dancing maniac. Stick around to the end of this 45 minute show, as it includes a fun free play session. Sat.-Sun. Bethesda. $10-$12; $5/ lap seat for children under 12 months. 1-5. Event details.

What’s on your agenda this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below.

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Photo courtesy of Baye Harrell via Facebook.