Take a cue this weekend from one of the DMV’s most beloved kiddie stage performances, Wake Up Brother Bear (showing Fri.-Sat.), by coming out of holiday hibernation to explore the fun happening all around. Think: Family PJ party, a health and fitness expo, open mic for kids, and more!

brother-bear     Photo: Imagination Stage  


Wake Up, Brother Bear
Watch as Brother and Sister Bear wake up from hibernation to experience a full year of glorious seasons. Little one’s will see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. They’ll also get to join the action with a small bag of props that help create magical moments. Fri.-Sun. Ages 1-5. Event details.

Falls Church

Charm School Days
Twirl into Charm School with Mrs. B in a six-part series of classes, each tailored to refine social graces and explore the unique and relevant issues affecting young ladies today. Classes will be held one Friday night a month in Mrs. B’s fantastical Falls Church tea room. Fri., 6 pm-8:30 pm. $55/class or $240 per six class series. Ages 9-14. Event details.


Family Yoga and PJ Party
Break out your best PJs, robes and furry slippers to join Lil Omm Yoga for a very special family yoga class and Jammie Party! Best part: No yoga experience is necessary. Sat., 5:30 pm-9:30 pm. $25/family. All ages. Event details.

Penn Quarter

A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra
Ready to make some music!? Join musicians from the NSO for a family concert and instrument “petting zoo.” It’s hands-on fun when kids (and their parents) try the instruments they’ll see played on stage. Sat., 1 pm-3:30 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Mt. Vernon

Break a Sweat: Health and Fitness Expo
Start the year off on the right track by checking out this health fair with your entire crew. For kids there’s rock climbing, dance parties, virtual skiing, and more! Grown-ups should  health screenings galore, new products and cooking demos. Sat.-Sun., 9 am-5 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Music School Open Mic
Bored with the typical recital scene? Come check out an open mic night featuring students (current and former) of the Jammin’ Java music school. From guitar and piano to drums and vocals, get ready for a rockin’ afternoon. Sun., 1 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady