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Friday, November 6, 2009

FOR FAMILIES

Prices listed where available.

Performances

"TOYLAND" Friday and Thursday at 10 and 11:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1, through Nov. 20. In this puppet show, Mother Goose, Little Bo Peep and Tom the Piper's son must find the Toymaker, stop the bad guy and sing their way to a happy ending. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380 or http://www.thepuppetco.org. $10.

THE BANJO MAN Friday at 10:30. The Banjo Man performs folk- and bluegrass-inspired children's songs accompanied by his five-string banjo. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com. $5 for children, free for adults.

"THE EXPLORERS OF MAUNA KEA" Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 1:30 and 3, through Nov. 15. A program about scientists viewing the universe through a telescope at a volcano. Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6070. $3, $2 seniors and age 12 and younger.

"DRACULA" Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 3 and 7:30 and Sunday at 3, through Nov. 15. The Children's Theatre presents the classic tale. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-548-1154 or http://www.encorestage.org. $10, $8 seniors and students.

"KNIGHT TIME" Saturday at 10. Bob Brown Puppets performs as part of the Tiny Tots @ 10 series. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380 or http://www.thepuppetco.org. Best for age 4 and younger. $5.

"GO, DOG. GO!" Saturday at 11, 1:30 and 4 and Sunday at 1:30. A carnival of music and physical comedy for children, based on the story by P.D. Eastman. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270 or http://www.adventuretheatre.org. $15, $12 age 12 and younger.

"BARRIO GRRRL!" Saturday at 11, 1:30 and 5 and Sunday at 1:30 and 4, through Nov. 15. A musical about a 9-year-old girl and her imaginary friend saving the neighborhood. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600, 800-444-1324 or http://www.kennedy-center.org. $18.

RALPH'S WORLD Saturday at 11 and 2. Ralph Covert performs rock music for kids. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com. $15.

"THE CAT AND THE SEAGULL" Saturday at 11:30, through Nov. 14. Part of the 12th International Festival of Hispanic Theater, sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-548-3092 or http://www.teatrodelaluna.org. $10, free for age 4 and younger.

"KT FOR PREZ!" Saturday and Sunday at 1, through Nov. 22. Charter Theater presents a play where a 6-year-old runs for president. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 202-333-7009. $12.


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