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It’s official. We skipped winter. But you can still enjoy a snow day! Head to Eastern Market Plaza this Fri. when fake flakes will be blasted for outdoor fun. Want to play eye-spy with the growing signs of spring? Check out this month’s workshop at your local Home Depot for a build-a-binocular craft. Read on for more weekend inspiration on what’s fun and festive in Washington, DC.
IN THE CITY
Kennedy Center Family Concert
Latin Grammy-winners 123 Andrés are the bilingual music duo made up of Christina & Andrés. Their songs in both Spanish and English celebrate language and culture, and get the whole family moving and singing. Come jump and dance – don’t miss this high-energy show! Sat. Event details.
First Studio & Storytime
Do not miss the chance to tour the Kreeger Museum private estate collection complete with sculpture garden, and dedicated it turns out to instilling a passion for the arts in even the littlest of patrons. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, the Kreeger hosts First Studio and Storytime for children ages 3-5, an opportunity to explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of this contemporary art oasis. Sat. Event details.
Snow Days at Eastern Market Plaza
Come soak up the last few weeks of winter at Eastern Market Plaza! Every Monday-Friday, make up for the lack of snow with flurries, games like Giant Jenga, Checkers, and Connect Four, and more for adults and children to enjoy. Snow will be blowing and games will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Fri. Event details.
Operation Secret Sleepover
When the lights go down, the adventure begins! The Spy Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits and their handlers stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy® training. This could be you! Perfect your alias and cover-story, check in at “Border Patrol,” and prepare for a night of intrigue and adventure. During the night, transform yourself through disguise, make and break secret codes, interrogate real spies, and uncover important secrets! As day breaks, KidSpy agents and handlers will reclaim their “real” identities and this adventure-filled mission will be accomplished! Don’t miss your chance for a Night at the new Spy Museum! Sat. Event details.
Kid’s Hamentasch Bake
Join Hill Center for the annual awesome Hamentasch Bake. Roll, Shape, and fill your own hamentaschen with an assortment of fillings! Bring home to bake and share with your family and friends! $25/family Sun. Event details.
Preschool Pioneers: the Science of Sound
We hear sounds all the time, whether it be cars honking, people talking, birds chirping, or music playing, but how is sound made? We’ll explore how vibration creates the many sounds that we hear every day, and conclude class looking at and creating jazz instruments. Museum Visit: National Museum of American History. Sat. Event details.
Persian New Year
It’s the Persian New Year! Unlike regular New Year’s, no need to stay up until midnight for a ball to drop. Instead, come explore and celebrate the Persian culture, and the arrival of spring, with featured exhibits, traditional Persian music and dancing, food and drink, and the opportunity to create your own Persian crafts to take home. Sun. Event details.
IN THE ‘BURBS
Russian National Ballet: Cinderella
Some stories never grow old, they only grow more magical and endearing. So is the case with the timeless fairytale Cinderella. This family favorite of finding true love and meeting adversity with grace and kindness will be extravagantly brought to life by the world-renowned Russian National Ballet, known their grand productions of treasured classics. When sweet-natured Cinderella is forbidden to attend the royal ball, she is heartbroken, but then Cinderella’s fairy godmother appears and transforms her fate, at least until midnight. Ballet novices and aficionados will delight with the jubilant music, gorgeous scenery, sumptuous costumes, and enduring beauty of Cinderella. Sun. Event details.
Saturday Family Jam Session
Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings in the Mansion singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. This year, families go on a musical adventure as expert artists guide them through folk, go-go, classical, bluegrass, and soul. Sat. Event details.
Home Depot Kids Workshop
Set out on an adventure with your child in this Binoculars Workshop. Kids develop hands-on skills by gluing, hammering and more. With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create their own pair of binoculars to take home. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Sat. Event details.
—Meghan Yudes Meyers