Sunday, October 18th
Kids Euro Festival @ Kennedy Center (DC)
Presented by the 27 countries of the European Union Member States, the festival is a celebration of European arts and culture for kids featuring performing arts, films, and storytelling programs held at numerous venues across the DC area. The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage hosts daily performances at 6pm. See the website for a detailed schedule.
Autumn 18th-Century Market Fair @ Claude Moore Colonial Farm (McLean, VA)
Travel back to the 18th-century and sample such fare as crisp local apples, hearty breads, and savory meat pies; activities include candle dipping, wood working, fortune telling by the Gypsy, an artisan market and farm stand, and more.
Fall Harvest Family Days @ Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon transforms its four-acre George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site into a harvest celebration. Visitors meet a costume character General Washington, watch wheat-treading and farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, watch the colonial cooking demonstrations, take a wagon ride, and find their way through a straw bale maze. An on-site Harvest Bake Sale offers fresh-baked goods, sandwiches, and beverages.
Family Opera: Pinocchio @ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (Arlington, VA)
This season’s family opera is an adaptation of Rossini’s Pinocchio. To enhance what is often a first opera experience, children learn about the sets, lighting, and sound effects beforehand, and then after the performance, the artistic director and cast come out on stage to talk with the children and answer their questions. Held at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road.
Anne Leslie Silhouettes @ Hooray For Books (Alexandria, VA)
Anne Leslie makes beautiful hand-cut silhouettes – shadow portraits that capture the unique personality of children.
Family Workshop: Awash with Color @ National Gallery of Art (DC)
Participants explore paintings by Pablo Picasso through movement and drawing, learn about the artist’s Rose and Blue periods, and then create colorful paintings using a watercolor-resist technique.