Five things to do with kids this weekend.


There are many things to do with kids this weekend, including destroying a pumpkin from great heights. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
October 30, 2013

Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean the fun is. There are many happenings this weekend to keep little people entertained and those bigger folks along just as happy. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Chunkin’. Don’t let your pumpkin go to waste (or to the squirrels). Join in the end of Halloween fun beginning Saturday. Families can drop those now-pitiful pumpkins from 40 feet or send it down the zip line to destruction.

Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont, 540-554-2073.

Day of the Dead Family Day. Celebrate another spirited holiday, minus the sugar rush. The Mexican Day of the Dead holiday is typically a time to honor those who have died. There will be performances, paper cutting, skull mask decorating and other crafts. Families can also explore the temporary exhibit “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Eighth and F Streets, NW. 202-633-1000.

Music from Books and the Big Screen. Come see the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras perform works from “Twilight,” “Harry Potter,” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” among others. Admission includes access to an instument petting zoo.

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, 703-642-8051.

Man of the House (Or: How I Tracked Down My Dad, the Spy’). David Gonzalez’s world premiere follows a 13-year-old boy searching Miami for his estranged father who left him in charge of the household six years prior. In doing so, the boy learns about his Cuban heritage. Best for age 9 and older. Kennedy Center Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

Cinderella. The musical, staged by American Family Theater, follows a girl who overcomes her family’s mistreatment to win over a prince. Best for ages 5 to 10. Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710.

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