Are you so excited for the weekend that you could do a backflip? In the event that you’re a little rusty in the acrobats department, swing by the UniverSoul Circus and watch someone else do the somersaulting (and backbending and tightrope walking and uni-cycling). Pirate school, free dance class, and a butterfly meet-up round out the next few days of adventure and fun.

Photo: UniverSoul Circus


UniverSoul Circus
Acclaimed UniverSoul Circus brings their big top filled with big time fun to Fed Ex Field. Families will witness an amazing array of international talent including roller skatters from Ethiopia, hand vaulters from Guinea and more! Fri.-SunEvent


Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure
Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock ‘n’ Roll musicians! She takes advice from a Zen Caterpillar and a wise Cheshire Cat. She has tea with the unwelcoming Mad Hatter, and argues with the childish Tweedledum and Tweedledee. When the vicious diva Red Queen tries to destroy her, Alice fights back only to find herself in a battle of the bands. Fri.-SunEvent


Family Fun Day at Dulles 28 Centre
Stop by Dulles 28 Centre for a day of Family Fun! Enjoy live music, Jr. amusement rides, inflatables, games/prizes, face painting, balloons, sidewalk savings, and more! Bonus: Paw Patrol will be on duty. SatEvent


Pirate School
All aboard with Captain Billy Bones as he teaches the finer points of mischief and the qualities of being a good pirate. With a winning combination of slapstick antics, adept magic, and cartoon-like sound effects, kids get the chance to live out their sea-faring dreams. FriEvent


CityDance Pop! Dance Class and Bagels
CityDance POP invites you for a morning of dance and bagels. Bring the entire family for a sample class and a mini performance. AND BAGELS! SatEvent


Wings of Fancy: Live Butterfly Exhibit
As you enter the South Conservatory, you are surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia soaring among colorful flowers and going about their business of drinking nectar and looking for others of their kind. You will learn about butterflies’ amazing metamorphosis, the important role they play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in your own garden. Fri.-SunEvent

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

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady