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The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra presents "Furry Tales, Fairy Tales," featuring the Loudoun Ballet Company.
The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra presents "Furry Tales, Fairy Tales," featuring the Loudoun Ballet Company. (Corey A. Sundahl/loudoun Ballet)

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Friday, February 26, 2010

FOR FAMILIES

Prices listed where available.

Performances

"THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY" Friday at 10:15 and noon. A play about the baseball superstar. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. http://www.pgparks.com. Best for age 8 and older. $6.

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.

ROCKNOCEROUS Friday at 7. A three-man show that features original children's songs as well as standards. Providence Nursery School, 9019 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. 703-250-6101. http://www.providencenurseryschool.com. $12.

"HANSEL AND GRETEL" Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 3 and 7:30 and Sunday at 3, through March 7. The Children's Theatre, a division of Encore Stage & Studio, presents the classic fairy tale. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-548-1154. http://www.encorestage.org. $10, $8 children, seniors and students.

"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 and 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.

"TOM CROWL AND HIS SASSY SIDE-KICKS" Saturday at 9:30 and 11. The ventriloquist performs with his pals including "Dangerous" Dudley Duck, Clair Voy Ant, the famous French psychic insect, Raoul the Monkey and Percival the Pirate. 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.

"SNOW SHOW" Saturday at 10. The Puppet Co. Playhouse presents a 30-minute show as part of its Tiny Tots @ 10:00 program. 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.

"THE NEW MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY" Saturday and Sunday at 11 and 1:30, 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 age 12 and younger.

"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1, Thursday at 10 and 11:30, through April 11. The Puppet Co. Playhouse presents the classic Russian fairy tale. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. http://www.thepuppetco.org. $10.

"DISNEY LIVE! ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW" Sunday at 12:30 and 3:30. Mickey and his friends set out on a road trip. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 202-397-7328. 703-993-3000. http://www.patriotcenter.com. $22-$55.


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