You don’t need a passport or a boarding pass to go on a journey. Get lost in a new time and place this weekend at one of these fun events, including a museum treasure hunt for the tot set, a family friendly stage adaptation of Aesops Fables, and a community music festival. Safe travels!

Photo: National Museum of Natural History

National Mall

Twos Travelers: Yellow Submarine
Dive deep into the Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History and learn about the type of transportation we would need to travel below the surface of the water. Along the way we will explore the different ocean zones and the creatures that inhabit them. SatEvent details.


Around the World in 80 Days
No one thinks Phileas Fogg can do it. But this eccentric adventurer won’t be stopped! He believes he can achieve the unthinkable and sets out on a race against time! With his butler Passepartout (who is terrified of ships, trains and anything adventurous), Phileas must travel around the globe and return to London in just 80 days. And if that weren’t difficult enough, Detective Fix is hot on his heels and trying to stop him! In this hilarious and epic adventure, Phileas leaves the solitary life he loves and must learn to rely on new-found friends. SatEvent details.


Aesops Fables
Aesop is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, able to weave fantastic tales with timeless lessons of truth. Join Aesop and his friends in this exciting musical adventure and experience fables such as “Androcles and the Lion,” “The Oak and the Reed,” “The Fox Without a Tail,” “The Beast in Love,” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” brought to life as only the Barter Players can. SatEvent details.


National Symphony Orchestra: Community Performance
Calling all classical music kiddos! This performance features NSO musicians Ricardo Cyncynates, violin; Jae-Yeon Kim, violin; Tsuna Sakamoto, viola; Eugena Chang, cello; and Claire Eichhorn, clarinet in a program of music inspired by Shakespeare’s writings. The event takes place in the Forum at Sidney Harman Hall. Free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. FriEvent details.


Sherlock Holmes
Mystery, action and laughter collide in this thrilling adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective story. Moriarty is after a set of mysterious letters and so is Sherlock Holmes. The game’s afoot! Before long, Moriarty’s minions have London in a dangerous grip. Sherlock is willing to put his life on the line to stop it. Fri.-SunEvent details.


Carnival of Animals
The Carnival of the Animals is a community music festival hosted by Montgomery Blair High School. The goal is to provide a fun and educational musical experience for young children. The festival’s main event includes a performance of Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saens. There will also be an instrument petting zoo, marching band, instrument making, and face painting. SatEvent details.

What’s at the top of your to do list this for this weekend? Tell us in the comments below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady