For Families

Imagination Stage's "How I Became a Pirate," stars, from left: Josh Sticklin, Tim Getman, David Frankenberger Jr., Michael John Casey and Colleen Delany. Shows continue through Aug. 14.
Imagination Stage's "How I Became a Pirate," stars, from left: Josh Sticklin, Tim Getman, David Frankenberger Jr., Michael John Casey and Colleen Delany. Shows continue through Aug. 14. (Scott Suchman)

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Friday, July 16, 2010

FOR FAMILIES

Prices listed where available.

Performances

"COWARDLY CHRISTOPHER FINDS HIS COURAGE" Friday and Saturday at 10, through Saturday. Synetic Family Theater presents the story of Christopher, a bullied kid who finds a magical orb that takes him around the world. Wolf Trap, Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. 877-965-3872. http://www.wolftrap.org. $8.

"SLEEPING BEAUTY" Friday and Thursday at 10 and 11:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1, through July 25. 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. Best for age 3 1/2 and older. $10.

"BILLY B ROCKS THE WORLD!" Friday at 10:15. A performance of original songs about natural wonders. Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-8700. http://www.discoverytheater.org. $6, $5 children, younger than 2 free.

"PIRATES! A BOY AT SEA" Friday and Thursday at 10:30, Saturday at 1:30 and 4, through Aug. 15. Set in 1718, the story follows Jim, who finds his life after being captured by pirates remarkably similar to life at home with Mom and Dad. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. http://www.imaginationstage.org. $10-$21.

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.

STEVESONGS Friday and Saturday at 11:15, through Saturday. The PBS Kids' star performs his kid-friendly hits. Wolf Trap, Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. 877-965-3872. http://www.wolftrap.org. $8.

"THE SPY MAGIC SHOW" Friday at 8 and 10, through July 23. Magician Michael Gutenplan performs and explains how magicians and the CIA have worked together. Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. 866-811-4111. 646-241-9052. http://www.spymagicshow.com. Best for age 10 and older. $40.

THE GRANDSONS, JR. Saturday at 10:30. The area roots-rock band performs kids' music. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. http://www.jamminjava.com. $8.

"IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE" Saturday at 1:30, Sunday at 1:30, through Aug. 22. Marianne Pendino adapts Laura Numeroff's book about a hostess and a demanding pig. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. http://www.adventuretheatre.org. $15, $12 age 12 and younger.


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