Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it’s always chock-full of happenings (in part due to Valentine’s Day/Presidents’s Day/Black History Month/etc.). End on a high note this weekend by checking out any one of the amazing events and activities–like roller derbys, history days, and kid productions–going down.

dc-rollergirls-roller-derbyPhoto: D.C. Roller Girls


Jam with D.C. Roller Girls
D.C.’s roller derby league will bring its hard-hitting, rough and tumble skate action to the district today. Expect a fast-paced contact team sport filled with speed, strategy, and athleticism. If kiddo doesn’t have a pair of skates now, they’ll likely beg you for a pair after this match. Sat. Event details.


Family Day: African American Pioneers in Aviation and Aerospace
Celebrate the significant contributions African Americans have made to flight and space exploration at the National Air and Space Museum. Enjoy presentations, hands-on activities, and stories. Learn about African American astronauts, pilots, and scientists of the past and present and their accomplishments. Sat. Event details.


Cocoa and Coloring 
The Miller House Museum will provide everything you need to get started: crayons, colored pencils, historical coloring pages for both kids and adults—and a bottomless hot chocolate bar! Top off your cup with treats like whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and sprinkles and keep coming back for more! Full-size coloring books, locally made mugs and other presents will be available for purchase, and the museum will be open for tours. Sat. Event details.

Metro Center

Struggle for Freedom: Life of Dr. King
Struggle for Freedom celebrates the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. Featuring songs from the era, this production offers audience members the opportunity to experience the heroic work of Rosa Parks as she refuses to give up her seat, the March on Washington and many more key moments that helped shaped our country. Sat. Event details.

H Street

‘The Big Meow’
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. Sat. Event details.


NoVa Camp and Summer Fun Expo
Meet representatives from near and far for from day and overnight camps and school summer programs. There will be giveaways, stage performances and hands-on activities all under one roof. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

What is on your weekend to-do list? Tell us in the comments. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady