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Friday, February 19, 2010

FOR FAMILIES

Prices listed where available.

Performances

"RAPUNZEL" Friday at 10 and 11:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1. 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.

OH SUANNAH Friday at 10:30. Susan McNelis performs children's rock songs with instruments, dancing and puppets. Ebenezers Coffeehouse, 201 F St. NE. 202-558-6900. http://www.ebenezerscoffeehouse.com. $5, adults free.

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

"STARBALL" Friday at 4 and 5:40, Saturday at 2 and 5 and Sunday at 4. Part astronomy lesson, musical theater, planetarium show, scripted play and improv night focused on the universe. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. 410-685-2370. http://www.mdsci.org. Included in admission.

"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, the 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.

ANNA MWALAGHO Saturday at 9:30 and 11. Actor, singer, dancer and poet Anna Mwalagho performs colorful folk tales. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. http://www.nationaltheatre.org. Best for age 4 and older. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show.

"THE NEW MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY" Saturday at 11 and 1:30 and Sunday at 11, through April 6. Based on the popular series of children's books by Jeff Brown. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. http://www.adventuretheatre.org. $15, $12 for children 12 and younger.

NSO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT Saturday at 11 and 1:30 and Sunday at 1:30 and 4. A family concert featuring National Symphony Orchestra violinist Marissa Regni. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. 800-444-1324. http://www.kennedy-center.org. $18.

"PUSS 'N' BOOTS" Saturday at 12:30 and 3:30 and Sunday at 12:30, through March 14. The classic fairy tale about the well-shod cat performed by Synetic Family Theater. Synetic Family Theatre, 4041 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 800-494-8497. 703-824-6200. http://www.classika.org. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.


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