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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Weekend update: Find family-friendly theater in unexpected places


This month, Washington stages where you would expect to see the likes of “Death of a Salesman”or “Sweeney Todd” are welcoming productions aimed at children. In today’s Weekend section, Stephanie Merry takes a look at some of the local shows that are fun for the whole family.

Also in today’s Weekend:

Our picks for the best events this weekend, including a performance from the Step Afrika! dance troupe, the opening of an exhibit from the late photographer, “Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soliders,” and the beginning of a film series dedciated to female filmmakers.

Left without plans for the big game this weekend? We round up the best places to watch the Super Bowl rematch between the Giants and Patriots. If you’d just like to avoid football altogether, we’ve got you covered there, too, with our list of the best bars without televisions.

Get the story behind Veronica Falls, the London-based indie band looking to catch on in the U.S. Also see record reviews for singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, indie folk singer Adam Arcuragi, hard-rockers Foxy Shazam, local hip-hop duo Educated Consumers and bouncy dance-pop group Reptar.

Public Bar now has a sibling, known as Public Tenley. Given its location near American University, Public Tenley certainly has a lot of the trappings of your standard college bar. But that means it has tons of happy hour deals, too.

We’ve told you about “30 Americans,” an exhibit of works by 30 of the most famous African American artists. Now see who those 30 artists predict will be the big names in the years to come with “Next Generation: Selections by Artsts From the 30 Americans Collection.”

Light Moves,” the new production by the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, performs a work by eight dancers that incorporates poetry, paintings and abstract video projections.

Looking for a new way to volunteer this month? Here’s how to help kids learn to skate at the Fort Dupont Ice Rink.

As always, get the latest movie reviews, including Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Potter role in “The Woman in Black” and the beguiling family film “Big Miracle.”

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Categories:  Misc., Events | Tags:  Weekend update

 
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