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Weekend Family Fun (June 25-28) Drive-in movies, a poster-making workshop, a virtual book fair and more activities to do with your kids

Drive-in movies and other ways to have family fun this weekend around the DMV
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As society begins to slowly re-open, it’s up to each person what they’re comfortable doing right away. But there’s one thing people eager to get out and those still hoping to stay away from others can both enjoy— and bring every member of the family: a drive-in movie. 

The Boro Tysons is hosting a series of drive-in movies this summer, and this weekend, you have a few classics to choose between to see. 

Tonight, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” will be screened. “Back to the Future” will be shown Friday and its sequel will be shown Saturday. Tickets are only $20 per vehicle.

Whether you’re looking for virtual or in-person events to occupy your weekend, here are a few of both that we think would be fun for the whole family.

Thursday, June 25

Rainbow Craft

Pride Month is gradually coming to a close, it’s still not too late to celebrate. Sign on to this virtual craft event from The HSC Pediatric Center for the simple, yet enjoyable task of finding objects around your house to construct a rainbow. No need for anything too complicated for a meaningful, uplifting family activity. 7:30-8 p.m.

Houdini Comes Alive

Who couldn’t use a bit of magic? This free online event will honor the legendary magician Harry Houdini, held in conjunction by the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. And yes, there will be magic from David London! 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 26

Friday Nights from Home Concert

R&B artist Jarreau Williams headlines tonight’s virtual concert from Capitol Riverfront and DC Fray. Settle in for the main event with carry-out; some restaurants like Wiseguy Pizza or Slipstream DC are offering a special 10 percent discount from 5 to 8 p.m. And who knows, by the end of the night, you might just call yourself a “Reaumie.” 7 p.m.

Poster Making Workshop

Teach your kids how fun and invigorating democracy can be. Tune in for this Zoom workshop to make posters for the Family March for Black Lives. Community member Sage Morgan-Hubbard will demonstrate best ways to paint, stencil and draw on the posters so they can be used at this Saturday’s march in Magruder Park. 6-7 p.m.

Saturday, June 27

College Park Farmer’s Market 

Switch up your routine trip to the farmer’s market, and consider giving this one a try. Whether you’re looking for baked goods, vegan options or handmade soaps, the College Park Farmer’s Market has got you covered. If you can’t make it this week, don’t worry: the market will be held every Saturday in the Ellen Linson Splash Pool Parking Lot. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

8th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair 

It might be summer, but that’s not an excuse to stop reading. Introduce your child to some new, diverse reads at this free virtual book fair organized by Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Tune in to find out the power of activism in children’s literature and catch the storytelling skills of a “celebrity reader.” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Virtual Museum Scavenger Hunt

Although the Smithsonian museums remain closed this weekend, nothing’s stopping you from exploring their wide range of artifacts from the comfort of your home! During this virtual scavenger hunt, you could see such famous objects as the Batmobile, the Hope Diamond or Dorothy’s ruby bed slippers. $18; 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hamilton Trivia Live-Stream

Calling all “Hamilton” die-hards! Try your best to “Blow Us All Away” by showing off your knowledge of the critically-acclaimed musical at this free virtual trivia event. While the event isn’t in-person, it’s sure to leave any musical lover “Satisfied.” You may ask: “What Comes Next?” Refreshing your memory of the play will get you even more excited for the movie to drop on Disney+ early next month. 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 28

Black Lives Matter Protest

The momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement is growing, and there are several local protests happening where you can show your support. This Silver Spring protest will convene at the Silver Spring Civic Building and will feature local art and music, poster making, comments by elected officials and a moment of silence for the late George Floyd. Protest supplies will also be available. 1 p.m.

STEM in the Historic House

Got a curious kid who loves history? Dumbarton House is hosting a virtual discussion with guest curator James Stewart that explores the preservation of historical structures through the lens of the STEM letters: science, technology, engineering and math. 2-3:30 p.m.

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