For Families

A porcupine at the National Zoo, where you can find 400 species of animals. On Sunday, catch a performance of
A porcupine at the National Zoo, where you can find 400 species of animals. On Sunday, catch a performance of "Jungle Books" by CityDance Ensemble at the zoo's visitor center. (Meghan Murphy/national Zoo)
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Friday, January 22, 2010

FOR FAMILIES

Prices listed where available.

Performances

"RAPUNZEL" Friday at 10 and 11:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1, through Feb. 21. An adaptation of the Grimms' fairy tale featuring hand puppets. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. http://www.thepuppetco.org. $10.

"PROFESSOR WINGNUT WANTS TO FLY" Friday at 10:15, 10:45 and 11:30. The wacky professor and his friend help children explore the hollow wings of birds, the first planes and more with master arts educator Oran Sandel. A tour of the galleries follows. Presented by Discovery Theater. National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-8700. http://www.discoverytheater.org. Best for ages 3 to 8. $6, $5 children.

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. http://www.jamminjava.com. $5.

"OUR PLACE IN SPACE" Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 1:30 and 3, through March 28. Explore the cause of day and night, importance of the sun and learn about the universe and the planetarium. Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6070. http://www.apsva.us/planetarium. $3, $2 seniors and age 12 and younger.

EL CORO INFANTIL EN ESPANOL Saturday at 9:30 and 11. Actors, singers and drummers tell stories of Mexico and the Americas in Spanish and English. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. http://www.nationaltheatre.org. Free tickets distributed, one per person, 30 minutes before each show.

"PANDA-MONIUM" Saturday at 10. Bob Brown presents the puppet show as part of Tiny Tots @ 10. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. http://www.thepuppetco.org. Best for age 4 and younger. $5, reservations recommended.

"WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR!" Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday at 10:30 and 11:45, through Feb. 7. Join Brother and Sister Bear as they discover the seasons. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. http://www.imaginationstage.org. Best for ages 2 to 5. $7.

ALEX AND THE KALEIDOSCOPE BAND Saturday at 10:30. The band uses sounds from around the world to promote peace and communication. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. http://www.jamminjava.com. $10.

"PUSS 'N BOOTS" Saturday at 12:30 and Sunday at 12:30, through March 14. The classic fairy tale about the well-shod cat is performed. Synetic Family Theater, 4041 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 800-494-8497. http://www.classika.org. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.


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