One of the quickest ways to turn a blah day around is to get up and dance–like no-one is watching. Kids know this more than anyone, which is why they’re always bopping around to the beat in their own heads. Follow their cue this weekend by cutting a rug at a Dr. Seuss inspired dance party, or perfecting your twirl at an interactive Cinderella musical. Your move!

174200976_455905fe34_zPhoto: Lance Shields via Flickr

Kensington

Dr. Seuss on the Loose Dance Party
Dance, wiggle and giggle with Aaron Anderson of A-Squad Entertainment, create crafty masterpieces, enjoy the Dr. Seuss Read-a-Thon, and more at this family party/book drive event. Sat. Event details.

Alexandria

Nutt and Bolt
Nutt and Bolt are two robots who live in a junkyard. They begin as rivals, spending their days using the random objects around them (and on them!) in competitions of skill and sound. But the two robots soon realize that, by working together, they can make something even more wonderful than they could on their own! In Nutt and Bolt, sounds become stories, notes become music, and the world becomes full of possibility. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

McLean

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Visit Tyson’s Corner
Calling all children BIG and small. Who like to hear stories, eat treats and draw. Pottery Barn Kids at Tyson’s has an event just for you. Can you guess who will be there? It’s THING 1 and THING 2. We will read to you, teach you and treat you. What fun! Our special guests will be THING 2 and THING 1. Sat. Event details.

Metro Center

Cinderella, a Magical Musical
This heartwarming and comedic retelling of the fairy tale classic is one part storybook and four parts Great American Songbook. Four lovable and dynamic singer-actors bring a huge cast of characters to life with the use of colorful costumes and playful props, as they join forces with the American Pops Orchestra. Sat. Event details.

Judiciary Square

Flight School: Model Airplane Workshop
Are you an aspiring aviator? Want to learn what keeps a plane in the air? Engineer your own rubber-band-propelled model airplane and learn about aeronautics with the D.C. Maxecuters, then try a test flight in the Museum’s Great Hall. Sun. Event details.

Alexandria

Purim Carnival
Come dressed up in costume and ready to play. There will be carnival games, a moonbounce, arts and crafts activities, a costume parade and falafel for purchase. Sun. Event details.

What are your big weekend plans? Tell us in the comments. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady