Sort of like D.C.’s all-over-the-place winter weather (one day there’s a polar vortex, the next it feels like spring), this weekend is filled with a little bit of everything for everyone under your roof. Find the zen you lost over the holidays at a family yoga sesh, or swing your sporty tyke by Wheaton’s annual ice show to check out the fancy footwork of local skaters. Looking to appease the theater-buff in your brood? Grab seats at the opening of Miss Nelson is Missing!  And history lovers should high-tail it to the MLK, Jr. Memorial for a kid-focused tour in prep for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This weekend’s top picks may be all over the map, but they’re also all out fun!


Northern Virginia

Zen Out at Family Yoga
Get centered with everyone in your brood at this super-fun family yoga workshop. Kids and and grown-ups will practice traditional yoga poses as well as yoga-play, breathing exercises, and chanting. Sun., 1 pm-2 pm. Alexandria.  $25/parent and child pair; $5/each additional person. All. Event details.

Sing Along with Billy Kelly and the Blahblahblahs
Inspired by his two daughters to make fun music, it will be near-imposible notto sing or dance along to Billy Kelly’s catchy songs that range in style from rock, country, ragtime and ska. Accompanying oversized props and dancing characters turn this concert into a party. Sat., 10:30 am. Vienna.  $10. All. Event details.


Earn a Junior Ranger Badge at the MLK Memorial
Martin Luther King Jr. Day isn’t until Jan. 20, but kids can start celebrating early by taking a special tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. If your little history buff completes the tour and agrees to live by the Junior Ranger Promise and Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence she’ll snag a legit Junior Ranger badge from the National Park Service. Sat.-Sun., 11 am and 2 pm. National Mall.  Free. All. Event details.


Ooh and Ahh at the Wheaton Winter Ice Skating Show
Skating stars of all ages will be showing their stuff—twirls, leaps, footwork—at this annual ice skating show. Come early to practice your moves and then stay to cheer on your favorite skater. Sat., 6:15 pm-8:15 pm. Wheaton. Free. All. Event details.

Help Find “Miss Nelson”
Miss Nelson is Missing!, a classic tale about an elementary school mystery, has been adapted into an adorable musical for Adventure Theatre MTC. The gist: teacher goes missing, class gets scary substitute, class tries to find missing teacher. The lesson—you don’t know how good you have it until it’s gone—is one for kids and adults alike. Fri.-Sun. Glen Echo. $19. 5 and up. Event details.

Get Dirty for a Cause
As part of the  Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Cleanup efforts at Montgomery Parks families can meet at Turkey Branch stream to help other volunteers spiff up the tributary and trail. Volunteering while checking out all of the natural beauty in the scenic park? Yes, please! Sat., 9 am-12 pm. Montgomery County. Free. All. Event details.

How do you plan to have fun with your kids this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Photo courtesy of Local Motion Studio