Make like a ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar” this weekend and gobble up all of the fun things happening around the District. From a unique stage performance of a familiar children’s tale and a cool Earth Day festival at Tudor Place, to touch-a-truck mania and a yoga class for the 9-12 year old set, there’s something to suit every taste.



‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Takes Center Stage
Want to see something cool? Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the use of black light and puppets (it’s a must-see!). “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” follows the wonderful adventures of a little caterpillar with a big appetite as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. Other featured tales include “Little Cloud” and “The Mixed-Up Chameleon.” Sat., 2 pm-3 pm. McLean. $15. Ages 4 and up. Event Details. 


Tudor Place Historic House and Garden Earth Day Tree Fest
Come check out 19 new trees recently added to the 5.5-acre Tudor Place property in Georgetown. Guided, kid-friendly garden tours will be available, and activities for children include making seed balls, playing games and rocking out to Nature Jams. Sat., 11 am-3 pm. Georgetown. $7; free/kids under 2. All ages. Event Details.


Rev Those Engines for the Spring-Mar Touch-a-Truck
Beep, beep! Kids will not only get to peep trucks of all shapes and sizes, they’ll also get to touch, climb, and “drive” them. Sat., 10 am-2 pm. Fairfax. $5; free/kids under 2. All ages. Event Details.


Tween and Me Yoga
Give your tween something to omm about at this session dedicated to the 9-12-set. Explore yoga poses and breathing exercises with your child and learn how they can promote stress relief, strength and flexibility. Sat., 2:30 pm-3:30 pm. Tenleytown. $30/family. All ages. Event Details. 


Have a Ball! A Tutus and Bowties Ball
Little ladies glam up those tutu’s and little fellas spiffy up those bowties. This ball is designed specifically for kids. They’ll enjoy music, games, giveaways, activity stations and an uptown funk dance off (of course!). Sat., 12 pm-4 pm. Clinton. $8. Ages 0-10. Event Details.


A Pop of Fun at Potomac Mills
Potomac Mills opens its first-ever “#TrendPop” Lounge by transforming the children’s play area with colored fresh poppies, white couches, and bright bean bag chairs. But the fun doesn’t stop at the decor. There will be a “selfie” station, sweets and treats, and a slew of giveaways. Sat., 10 am-11:30 pm. Woodbridge. Free. All ges. Event Details. 

What’s on deck for your weekend? Share your plans in the comments section below.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Photo: Mermaid Theatre