Make up for last weekend (were you holed up in the house because of the blizzard, too?) with these powerhouse activities. From a spy festival for your little agent to a host of Chinese New Year happenings, your family’s never-ending Netflix and Chill session will be a distant memory.

spy-festPhoto: International Spy Museum


Could you be a spy? Now’s your chance to find out! Families are invited to find out how they measure up at the Museum’s Annual Spy Fest. Mini-missions, tradecraft demonstrations by the experts, and the chance to try spy skill challenges will give KidSpy agents and their handlers an insider’s peek into the shadow world of spying—and who knows, there just may be a spy or two in your midst. Fri., 6 pm-9 pm. $14. Ages 6 and up. Event details.

Penn Quarter

Chinese New Year Family Festival
Join the Smithsnian American Art Museum as they open their doors to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year. Help them awaken the lion and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Sat., 11:30 am-3 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Chevy Chase

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre Presents Superpig
Blue Sky Puppet Theatre’s latest production “SuperPig!” will have kids and grownups laughing and learning. Expect a ton of audience participation and ROFL. “SuperPig!” shares the story of Chester, who dreams of having superhero powers, but learns what heroes really are when a friend helps him out of a bullying situation. Sat., 10 am-11 am. $8. Ages 2-6. Event details.


Score One-of-a-Kind Swag at Sugarloaf
If your mini is into arts and crafts pen the Sugarloaf Craft Festival into your calendar. In addition to live entertainment and yummy food, more than 500 crafters will be displaying and hawking their handmade wares (from jewelry and wood to clothing and sculpture).  Fri.-Sun. Free. All ages. Event details.

National Harbour

Keys to Fun: Bobby McKeys Family Day
Bobby McKey’s, a grown-up piano bar at the National Harbor, gets the kid-friendly treatment today when performers pound out tunes that the tot-set can recognize. Expect lots of wiggling, jumping, and dancing around (which is fully encouraged). Junior will walk away with a newfound appreciation for live music, and he may even want to start tickling the ivories for himself. Ticket includes buffet meal. Sat., 1 pm-3:30 pm. $18; free/kids under 2. All ages. Event details.

Mt. Vernon Square

Rev Those Engines: 2016 Auto Show
The largest public show held in Washington, D.C. just so happens to be your car-loving kid’s dream come true. Expect a complete line-up of the latest vehicles and technologies, including some regional reveals. In addition, there will be a full schedule of entertainment, activities and celebrity meet-and-greet sessions. Fri-Sun., 12 pm-10 pm. $12/adults; $5/kids between ages 6-12; free/kids 5 and under. All ages. Event details.

How will you enjoy the last weekend in January? Tell us in the comments section below.

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady