Winter. Schminter. Show cabin fever who’s really in charge this weekend by getting out and about with the fam (instead of holing up in the house). Get brainy at an all-ages engineering party, go nuts at a Cathy & Marcy concert, stretch and strengthen with your babe at a pilates-for-moms open house, and more.



Discover Engineering Family Day
Celebrate National Engineers Week at this free, hands-on, and fun-filled festival. Explore thermodynamics, electricity, aerodynamics, and more. Meet engineering professionals and special guests as you and the littles tinker around. Sat., 10 am-4:30 pm. Chinatown. Free. All ages. Event Details.


MoCo Lunar New Year Family Party
Celebrate the year of the sheep at this neighborhood event, featuring samples of Asian cuisine and a variety of multigenerational performances and exhibitors including several dance groups. Be sure to catch beautiful performances from Flowers of Beijing Opera and the the boys Korean drum group from Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown. Sat., 10 am-2 pm. Rockville. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Farragut North

Cathy & Marcy’s ‘Dancing’ in the Kitchen’ Concert
This rootsy, interactive concert features Grammy winners and D.C. residents Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer as they perform from their 44th album “Dancin’ in the Kitchen.” A celebration of diverse families, including one-parent and two-parent households, grandparents raising their grandchildren, gay and lesbian parents, adoptive families, extended and blended families, mixed-race families, and LGBT children, the songs are sure to get everyone up and moving. Sat., 11 am-12 pm. Farragut North. $10/adults; $5/kids. Ages 2 and up. Event Details. 

Logan Circle

Fuse Pilates Open House (Just for Mamas)
Looking for a studio to bring your post-baby sexy back? Find out if Fuse Pilates is that studio by checking out this afternoon full of free Baby & Me and Prenatal/Postpartum mat classes. Bonus: Also slated are expert workshops on infant sleep and self care for new moms. AND there will be door prizes and yummy snacks to nosh on in between sessions This event is open, so bring a friend, hang out, or drop by for a few. RSVP’s are appreciated. Sat., 12:30 pm-3:30 pm. Logan Circle. Free. Event Details.

North Bethesda

Celebrate Black History in the Park
Celebrate Black History Month at Josiah Henson Park, where archaeologists will be offering free guided tours, the documentary “The Search for Josiah Henson” will be screened hourly, and a spoken word poetry event (featuring wordsmiths of all ages) will be presented. Sat. North Bethesda. Free. Event Details.

Foggy Bottom

Pinkies Up! The Wacky and Whimsical Tea for THEARC
The Wacky & Whimsical Tea for THEARC is a fun-filled Sunday afternoon that will include high tea, a silent auction and creative games for kids of all ages and their families, including a treasure trove, special entertainment and other surprises that you really shouldn’t miss. Sun., 2 pm-4 pm. Foggy Bottom. $90-$160. Event Details.

What’s on your weekend agenda? Let us know in the Comments section below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Photo: National Building Museum