A slew of awesome events take center stage this weekend. From a Kidz Bop tour and a nighttime family hike, to a Veteran’s Day parade and a popular magic show (that you really shouldn’t miss), you’re sure to get an encore from your own little stage crew.

Photo: Kidz Bop


9th Annual Greater Manassas Veterans Parade
Bundle up the kids (unless it’s one of those popular unseasonably warm days) and head to this parade (the largest in NoVa), which pays tribute to all veterans and active military. Dance to the military and high school bands, pipe and drum corps teams; and snap pics of the impressive military units, military vehicles, and distinguished local vets. SatEvent


The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin: China Soul
One of China’s finest troupes of its kind, these talented artists show off their superior skills in acrobatics, circus acts, illusions, and martial arts! Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, more than one-hundred performers take the stage in a spectacle of acrobatic stunts, feats of balance, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and martial arts that are guaranteed to dazzle and delight audiences. SatEvent


Shel We Dance
The whimsical poems of Shel Silverstein come to life through dance! Afterwards, meet the performers from the Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble and enjoy snacks and a craft activity. SatEvent


Nocturnal Neighbors
Join some cool naturalists for a night hike and see the woods transform after dark. Find out about local nocturnal animals and visit with a barred owl. The program ends with roasted marshmallows at the campfire ring. SatEvent


Everyday Magic with the Amazing Max
All of the staff at The Alden were in awe of The Amazing Max’s performance in February and couldn’t stop thinking, “How did he do that?” So they decided to bring him back and get to the bottom of it. Join Max for a magic master class to learn some tricks you can do to “wow” your friends and family with a few simple items. SunEvent

Metro Center

Kidz Bop ‘Best Ever Tour’
The #1 music brand for kids is hitting the road with the ALL-NEW ‘Best Time Ever’ tour! The brand new live show stops in Washington, D.C. for two shows, and features the best pop songs of the year. KIDZ BOP fans will be introduced to the new class of KIDZ BOP Kids – as they take the stage for the first time. SunEvent

What do you have planned for the weekend? Tell us in the comments below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady