FREE WILLY -- Today at 10:30 a.m. A boy befriends a killer whale at a sea park and

helps it return to the ocean in this 1993 film. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW.

$5, ages 2 and younger free. 202-966-6000.

TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA -- Thursday at

9:30 and 11:30 a.m. The children's-music duo blends song and humor to create witty folk-rock for all ages. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. $6. 301-530-0540.

THE ADVENTURES OF PETER RABBIT AND HIS FRIENDS -- Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., June 27 at 3 p.m. James Madison University's Children's Playshop presents a look at the fantasy work created by author Beatrix Potter, featuring "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and other stories. James Madison University, Theater II Annex, 800 S. Main St., Harrisonburg. $5. 540-568-7836.

CHILDREN'S TOUR TO AFRICA -- Friday at 10 and

11:30 a.m. Take a trip to

Africa through storytelling

and dance with host Auntie

Oye. Arts & Industries Building, Discovery Theater, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. $4, children $3.75. 202-357-3030.

THE TALE OF THE FISHERMAN AND THE GOLDEN FISH -- Saturday and Sunday

at noon. Through Aug. 14.

An introduction to theater for kids with a narrative based on Alexander Pushkin poetry. Classika Theatre, 4041 S.

28th St., Arlington. $12-$15. 703-824-6200.

BRIDGING THE GAP -- Saturday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Learn about the five types

of bridges and help solve a transportation problem.

National Building Museum,

401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.