Events for families

Friday, September 10, 2010

FOR FAMILIES

Prices listed where available.

Performances

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.

"SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!" Saturday and Sunday at 11 and 2, through Sept. 26. The award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series that focuses on history, grammar, math, science and politics takes to the stage. Presented by KAT 2nd Stage. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. $16 residents, $18 nonresidents, $9 children.

ROCKNOCEROS FAMILY HAPPY HOUR Saturday at 7. The band celebrates its 1,000th show with a family-friendly happy hour. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. http://www.jamminjava.com. $10 for ages one and up.

THE GREAT ZUCCHINI Monday at 10:30. The magician performs. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. Best for ages 2 to 6. $5.

MR. DON Tuesday at 10:30. Gratitude, caring for the Earth and forgiving others are some of the themes that run through his music. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. http://www.jamminjava.com. $5.

"PANDA-MONIUM" Wednesday at 10 and 11:30. A circus of Chinese puppets performs. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Best for age 4 and younger. 301-634-5380. http://www.thepuppetco.org. $5.

ROCKNOCEROS Wednesday at 10:30. A three-man show that features original children's songs as well as standards. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. http://www.jamminjava.com. Best for ages 1 to 9. $5.

OH SUSANNAH Thursday at 10:30. Susan McNelis performs children's rock songs with instruments, dancing and puppets. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. http://www.jamminjava.com. Best for ages 1 to 9. $5.

Special Events

BOOK IT! Saturday and Sunday 10 to 3, through Sept. 25. Celebrate National Literacy Month by making 3-D books, inventing a secret language, illustrating comics or making a picture book. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000. http://www.thewalters.org. Free.


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