Weekend Guide: July 11-14 Check out our top weekend picks for local family fun.


Cub Corner

Got a little one fascinated by planes? This aviation-themed story time offered every other Thursday also includes a craft activity. For children age 5 and younger. 10:30 a.m, FREE with museum admission, College Park Aviation Museum, collegeparkaviationmuseum.com.

‘The Juliet Letters’

A musical collection of loves notes to one of Shakespeare’s most famous heroines, this musical show, presented by Urban Arias, will intrigue your drama-loving teen, or make for a great adult night out. 8 p.m., $45, Signature Theatre, Arlington, Va., urbanarias.org.


The Late Shift

Spend your evening roaming through the gallery’s three floors of art and enjoy pop-up performances and the chance to create some art yourself. 7-10 p.m., FREE, torpedofactory.org.


Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime!

The Storytime All Stars present Mo Willem’s witty and colorful picture books as a concert variety show. 1 and 6 p.m., tickets start at $20, The Kennedy Center, kennedy-center.org.

Purcellville Wine and Food Festival

Come out and celebrate the greatness of Loudoun County’s wine region at the Purcellville Wine & Food Festival! Discover something new and enjoy wine, brews and artisan delights from all over the area, including many award-winning wineries and breweries! 2-8 p.m., $30, Fireman’s Field Center, Purcellville, Va., purcellvillewineandfood.com.

Prince and Princess Tea

Dress in your best royal attire for this majestic morning. Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., $29, The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, Md., strathmore.org.

French Festival

If you consider yourself a true Francophile, then you don’t want to miss this festival. Enjoy French amusements from the 1700s in celebration of Bastille Day including Napolean hat-making, baroque dancing, baroque guitar and other related activities. Then, take a nice stroll through Hillwood’s gorgeous gardens for outdoor games and garden talks. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $5-$18, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C., hillwoodmuseum.org.


Family Workshop: Robot Design Challenge

The family that builds together has fun together. Try out your engineering skills at this robot workshop. Cost includes the workshop for the entire family and admission for one child. This program is meant for first and second graders. 10:30 a.m, $30 members, $42 for nonmembers, KID Museum, kid-museum.org.

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