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SATURDAY, March 20th

Magic & Mischief @ National Theatre (DC)

Brian Curry presents a rollicking roller-coaster of fast-paced comedy and magic, mystifying adults as well as kids. Audience interaction, wacky wordplay, and Brian’s magic with bowling balls, bottles, and pickles packs a punch! Tickets are distributed 30 minutes before show time.

Super Pet Expo @ Dulles Expo Center (Chantilly, VA)

The mission of the Super Pet Expo is to promote responsible pet ownership and help draw attention to abandoned pets available for adoption through local humane societies, animal shelters, and rescue leagues. Bring the whole family – including leashed pets! – out for live entertainment, informative seminars, a petting zoo, photo contests, and more.

Family Day: Kites of Asia @ National Air & Space Museum (DC)

Families are invited to experience the beauty and artistry of kites across Asia from Afghanistan to Vietnam, explore how kites fly, watch indoor kite-flying demonstrations and dance performances, listen to stories, speak with kite experts, and make a kite to enter in the Smithsonian’s annual kite-flying contest.

Green Ways to Move the Mail Teen Workshop @ National Postal Museum (DC)

Teens tackle green challenges related to moving the mail, working together to share solutions and make a difference. Participating teens collaborate with museum staff to co-develop a green family event scheduled for April 4. Advance registration is required; a light lunch is provided.

Swordsmen’s Rendezvous @ Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (Alexandria, VA)

Children experience a unique living history program as they learn a skill all 18th-century gentlemen needed to know – swordplay. The program includes re-enactment of 18th-century swordplay and a display of 18th-century weapons. The popular family event includes some audience participation as kids practice their newfound talents. Reservations are required.

More this Saturday….

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
The Armadillo’s Song @ Classika Theatre

Something Different 2009
@ Elden Street Players

SUNDAY, March 22nd

Family Night at the Old Arlington Grill (Arlington, VA)

Each Sunday the Old Arlington Grill offers a changing selection of family-friendly films on the Grill’s big screen, plus family menu specials during this time.

Raise the Rafters: Jazz Infusion @ Frying Pan Farm Park (Herndon, VA)

Families can sing along or listen as the talented trio, Project Natale, transforms well known melodies into jazz, swing, and bebop. Learn how today’s jazz has been infused with funk, rock, and R&B.

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