Brrrrr…it’s getting teeth-chattering cold out there. But, never fear–this weekend is chock full of fun events to keep everyone comfy and cozy. Treat yourself to the musical version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Rock out with The Grandson’s Jr., an uber-popular kindie band known for their upbeat tunes. Check out a brand new museum exhibit that documents the evolution of the moon man. And there’s plenty more!


Metro Center

Sing Along at “Beauty and the Beast”
Takoma Plays is an annual event that encourages families to start the new year off doing something that’s good for the mind, body, and spirit—play! This year kids and their parents are invited to splish and splash around in an indoor pool party. There will also be mini-lessons and water aerobics on hand. Fri.-Sun. Metro Center. All ages. Event Details.

Penn Quarter

Bird Watch (and Craft!) at a Winter Family Festival
Don’t fly south for the winter, flock to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for feathery fun as the whole family enjoys crafting for the birds to celebrate The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, including a printmaking workshop with Lily Press. Sat., 11:30 am-3 pm. Penn Quarter. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Mt. Vernon Square

Vroom, Vroom! A Family-Friendly Motorcycle Show
So, your tyke is into two-wheelers? Peddle down to the Washington Convention Center where the whole family can get an up close look at sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, ATVs, aftermarket parts, motorcycle apparel and accessories. When kids get restless speed over to the motorcycle stunt show or the digital graffiti wall so they can design their own Kawasaki bike. Fri.-Sun. Mt. Vernon Square. $15/adults; $6/kids; free/5 and under. All ages. Event Details.


Junior Jams: The Grandsons, Jr.
Performing for the first time on the Maryland side of the Beltway are The Grandson’s, a rock band gone kindie. This all ages show will get you and the kids dancing and then maybe a little napping. Sat. Kensington. $8. All ages. Event Details.

National Mall

A Can’t-Miss Exhibit for Moon-Men Fanatics
If you reside with a wanna-be astronaut, they’ll want to swing by the Air and Space Museum’s exhibit “Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity.”  To commemorate have a century of the iconic spacesuit (aka a wearable spacecraft), the exhibit will showcase art, photography, artifacts and first person accounts. Fri.-Sun. National Mall. Free. All ages. Event Details.


Doggone Fun: 101 Dalmations
The kid-catering theater company Imagination Stage rounds out the last few days of their stage production of 101 Dalmations. Expect your go-to characters—Cruella de Vil, the Dearlys Pongo and Misses—plus, the heartwarming story kids and grown-ups alike love. Fri.-Sun. Bethesda. $10 and up. Ages 4-10. Event Details.

What’s on your weekend to-do list? Tell us in the Comments section below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady