All the worlds a stage, so get out there and be the players this weekend. Finding front row inspiration won’t be hard since there are several kid friendly performances and concerts on deck–from a classical take on Peter and the Wolf to an outdoors headline from a Falls Church concert band. There’s no time for dress rehearsals, so have all of your fun in the first take!

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Pushcart Players Present: Peter and the Wolf
Enjoy a morning of enchantment as Pushcart Players put their trademark spin on the beloved Russian folktale, Peter & The Wolf. Follow a spirited young boy’s life-changing adventure of courage, creativity and leadership; featuring lively classical music and charming costumes. Fri.-SatEvent details.

Falls Church

Fresh Air Fun: Concerts in the Park
Need to shake it off? Make a pit stop at the Falls Church Concert Band’s outdoor performances. Bring your blanket and a picnic, and dance like no one is watching (or, at least bob your head to the beat). SatEvent details.

Mt. Vernon

Celebrate Natural Parenting at MommyCon
MommyCon, a nationwide convention series, takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. We advocate values of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety standards and procedures, and female self-care and wellness. With a stop in the DMV, their mission is to create a community of support, acceptance and non-judgement for women journeying through parenthood. SatEvent details.


Stream Adventures: Black Hill
Wade into the water and use nets to see what insects, fish, frogs and other animals live in a stream. Please wear boots or closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (no flip-flops, please!). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the parking area next to the greenhouse, across from the Park Office on Lake Ridge Drive. SunEvent details.


Friday Night Family Fishing
Join Anacostia Riverkeper for free catch and release fishing. All gear and bait provided. Not a bass master? Not a problem–hands on instruction will be provided for participants of all ages. Fri. Event details.


Vladimir Goes for the Gold
Meet Vladimir Cashewninski: Champion Badminton player, and sole athlete from the tiny People’s Republic of Insurgistan, as he prepares to compete at the Olympic Games. The night before his big day, he has an enthralling dream that takes him to Ancient Olympia, where he meets the Olympic Herald and teams up with the audience to explore the first Olympic Games. Sat. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady