While we wait (oh so patiently) for the birds to make their melodic Spring debut, you can listen to sweet, sweet music this weekend in the form of Celtic celebration tunes and rhythmic rhymes from Music Together. You can also check out a Cherry Blossom-inspired play, take in a 3D show that’s out of this world, sass it up at an American Girl fashion show, and more!



Sweet Tunes: Celtic Celebration of Irish and Traditional Ballads
This family-friendly Celtic concert will be hopping with energy and fun. The World Children’s Choir has performed at The White House, Kennedy Center, Governor’s Mansion in Virginia, and the National Cathedral among other venues. Now, they’re ready to belt it out for you and your family. Sat., 6 pm. Arlington. $20/adults; $10/kids ages 3-11. All ages. Event Details.


Cherry Blossoms Take Center Stage
Blossom’s Rainbow brings the beauty, joy, and magic of D.C.’s cherry blossoms to tykes ages 2 – 5 and their families through modern dance, traditional Japanese dance, and taiko. The show is created, directed, and choreographed by Margot Greenlee, an associate artist with Dance Exchange, and features live music performed and composed by taiko artist Mark H Rooney. Fri.-Sun. Alexandria. $8. Ages 2-5. Event Details.

Capitol Hill

Shake, Rattle, and Roll for an Awesome Cause
Put on your listening ears and your dancing shoes! Fun for the whole family, Mr. Steve Leroy and Ms. Libby Quaid from Music Together will lead families in interactive songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement and instrument play. But the best part? All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund sponsored by Toddlers on the Hill, an early learning Montessori experience that allows little ones ages 1-2 years old to expand their development as part of a peer community. Sat., 9 am-12 pm. Capitol Hill. $20/family. All ages. Event Details.

L’enfant Plaza

Put on Your 3D Glasses and Journey to Outer Space
Get ready to be wowed! This IMAX 3D film celebrates the Space Shuttle program, International Space Station, and their vital contributions to the technical and human knowledge that will enable our species to travel deeper into space, to asteroids, Mars, and beyond. Your mini-astronaut will get the full immersive experience on the large screen, while learning about the space community’s bold missions. Fri.-Sun. L’enfant Plaza. $9/adults; $7.50/kids. All ages. Event Details.


Zen Out! Mother-Daughter Yoga Play Date
Stretch, connect, and love with your little miss at this mommy-and-me yoga sesh for yogis of all levels. Our suggestion: make this the final leg of a girls-only day. Brunch, shopping, yoga…sounds perfect. Sat., 2:30 pm. Tenleytown. $30/mother+daughter pair; $15/additional sibling. All ages. Event Details.


Strike a Post: American Girl Fashion Show
The American Girl Fashion Show is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls! Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy elegant refreshments, enter to win door prizes, and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles. Sat.-Sun. Arlington. $35-$50. Ages 6 and up Event Details.

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

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady

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