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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:47 am



The Puppet Co. uses “coloring-book” charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in this production of Rapunzel, which is designed to delight younger audiences. Recommended for ages 3-9. $12, 11 a.m., The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, MD.

Preschool Nature Series

See, smell, hear and touch your way around the Sanctuary and learn about nature through an interactive story, craft and hike. Ages 3-5. $6, 10 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, MD.


Friday Night Hype

This exciting Friday night event for kids is filled with fun activities such as games, sports, a DJ, dancing and arts & crafts! Recommended for grades K-5. $6, 6:30 p.m., Mid County Community Recreation Center, Silver Spring, MD.

Movie Night: Shrek

Come on out for a fun movie night with the family! The Casey Community Center will be showing a laugh-out-loud classic: Shrek! Feel free to bring a cushion or blanket to get cozy, and concessions are available for purchase. $2, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center, Gaithersburg, MD.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Gaithersburg’s 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Don your best green attire and have fun enjoying the holiday with the whole community. FREE, 10 a.m., Rio Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, MD.

Winnie the Pooh

Performed by McLean area youth, in this tale, Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of the forest creatures, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. A fun performance for all ages! $10-$15, 2 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean, VA.


Experience the electrifying wall of sound that completely fills the hall when the athletic artists of Kodo take the stage to perform the ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming. Take in the visually stunning performance and the beautiful sounds created with these traditional instruments. $30-$50, 8 p.m., George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA.


The Jewish Queen Lear

Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. $30-$70, 7:30 p.m., Davis Performing Arts Center, 37th and O St. N.W., Washington, D.C.