Mezzo-soprano Margaret Gawrysiak as the witch in Virginia Opera’s production of “Hansel and Gretel.” (David Polston )

To give you a glimpse of the newsletter, we offer you three of our top picks.

“Hansel and Gretel” (Friday-Sunday)

Half-priced tickets for kids and a family-friendly spin make this opera one not to miss.

Alastair Moock (Saturday) The folk artist presents the D.C. release of his new album, “These Are My Friends.”

Super Family Sunday (Sunday) Joe’s Movement Emporium is home to a storyteller, musicians and a drumming as part of the first-ever Super Family Sunday.