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Misti Koop plays Harry in ArtsPower's musical
Misti Koop plays Harry in ArtsPower's musical "Harry the Dirty Dog," coming to the Alden Theatre in McLean on Saturday. (Artspower National Touring Theatre)
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Friday, April 16, 2010

FOR FAMILIES

Prices listed where available.

Performances

"CINDERELLA" Friday and Thursday at 10 and 11:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1, through June 3. The Puppet Co. Playhouse presents the classic fairy tale. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. http://www.thepuppetco.org. $10.

"EXTINCTION STINKS!" Friday at 10:15 and 11:30, through Friday. Dinorock Productions presents a puppet show about an adorable dino and what it takes to keep a species alive. Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-8700. http://www.discoverytheater.org. Best for ages 3 to 10. $6, $5 children.

"STORYTIME LIVE" Friday at 10:30 and 7, Saturday and Sunday at 11, 2 and 5. Nickelodeon presents a new show where kids can come play with their favorite preschool pals on stage. Leap into Fairytale Land with "Dora the Explorer," journey through Filthingham with "The Backyardigans," hop into Wonderland with "Wonder Pets!" and join the Monkey King's celebration with "Ni Hao, Kai-lan." Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 877-598-8696. http://www.warnertheatre.com. $46-$16.

OH SUSANNAH 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.

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.

"THE COWBOY ASTRONOMER" Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 1:30 and 3, through April 25. A cowboy poet tells tales of Native American star lore. Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6070. $3, $2 seniors and age 11 and younger.

"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.

RALPH'S WORLD Saturday at 10:30 and 2:30. Ralph Covert performs kid-friendly rock songs. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. http://www.jamminjava.com. $15.

"JUNKYARD PIRATES" Saturday at 11. DinoRock uses puppets to teach children that a pirate's favorite letter, R, stands for reduce, reuse, repair and recycle. Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 240-567-5775. http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC. Best for ages 3 to 8. $7, $6 seniors and students.


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