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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:47 pm

THURSDAY 7

Thunder Knocking on the Door

This Tony Award-nominated blues musical is full of humor and heart. Come out and enjoy this story of hope and resilience mixed in with great tunes and a little bit of magic. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., $20-$32, Creative Cauldron at Art Space, Falls Church, VA.

FRIDAY 8

Museum After Hours

Find out about the suffrage and birth of Wonder Woman, the famous icon of strength and liberation for generations of young girls and women. Enjoy some beer tasting along with the discussion. 7 p.m., $10, Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.

Heathers The Musical

This musical is based on the 1989 film. The story focuses on a trio of girls named Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls at Westerberg High. As misfit Veronica tries to join the clique, she ends up ditching the girls for a new and dangerous boyfriend, J.D. Revenge on the popular crowd ensues. Recommended for ages 15 and up. 8 p.m., $18-$22, Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.

SATURDAY 9

Objects of Wonder

Hundreds of rare artifacts and specimens are on display at this exhibit. Highlights of the exhibit include the “Blue Flame,” one of the world’s largest pieces of lapis lazuli, and the world’s last known passenger pigeon, Martha. 10 a.m., FREE, National Museum of Natural History, D.C.

Giraffe Encounter

Ever been nose to nose with a giraffe? Well now is your chance. Come out and feed the zoo’s beloved giraffe “Waffles” and learn more about the conservation status of these amazing creatures. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., $5, Roer’s Zoofari, Vienna, VA. 

Ireland on the Wharf

Come out to the Wharf for a celebration of all things Irish in advance of St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy music from bagpipers from Ireland, dance performances, live music, a beer garden and other family-friendly activities. 1 p.m., FREE, The Wharf, D.C.

Family Jam Session

$10-12 | 10:15 a.m. Junior music aficionados can spend this Saturday morning singing, playing and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. Strathmore’s fun, creative, kid-friendly series features renowned jazz singer Rochelle Rice and multi-instrumentalist Seth Kibel. Recommended for ages 3-8. 10:15 a.m., $10-$12, The Mansion at Strathmore.

SUNDAY 10

Model Building

Explore the fascinating world of model building with hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits by hobbyists and hobby groups. 1 p.m., FREE, Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.