This Weekend | On a Budget (January 22-23)

January is typically  the month that families allow their bank accounts to recover from holiday spending but it’s also a time that we begin to feel the strains of Winter. Cabin Fever anyone? We thought it would be fun to find low cost and even FREE activities for the weekend. Here are a few.

The Magic Paintbrush – Open Rehearsal @ Synetic Family Theater (Arlington)
This Saturday, January 22, 2011  from 1:00-1:30pm
Catch a glimpse into the fascinating creative process of our upcoming dialogue-free family production!  Don’t miss the opportunity to preview this movement driven adaptation of the classic Chinese fable.  No RSVP is necessary – simply come to the theater.  Seating is first-come, first-served, so plan on arriving with little time to spare to ensure seating with children.
Stay after the show and check out their Educational Open House and learn what classes, workshops and camps they have coming up for youth.
Synetic Studio – 2788 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22206

Drop In Preschool Storytime @ Columbia Pike Branch Library (Arlington)
Drop-in storytime for all ages. No registration required.

Cello-bration at Columbia Pike @ Columbia Pike Branch Library (Arlington)
Meet David Rabin and his cello on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 pm
Celebrate the birthdays of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. Jan. 27, 1756) and Franz Schubert (b. Jan. 31, 1797) with a hands-on FUN experience for kids and parents alike – all ages are welcome.

European-style Game Day @ Labyrinth Game Shop (DC)
Sunday, January 23 from 1pm to 5pm. Highlighting games that are perfect for spicing up family game night. Rebecca Hebner, who has won board game tournaments at several international gaming conventions, will be on hand to teach the rules and game strategy. Games will include Carcassonne, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride and Zooloretto. Games will begin at approximately 1pm and 3pm. Space is limited. Age 10 and up.

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