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The Weekend Round-Up: August 31 – September 3

Apple picking at Waters Orchard last year

Happy Long Weekend!

Season Finales
Where: Around the DMV
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by activity

This weekend is the last for many pursuits that we’ve been enjoying all summer long — outdoor swimming, concerts and movies under the stars, special museum programs among them. If you’re hoping to get in one final jazz show in the Sculpture Garden, check out the Building Museum’s FUN HOUSE, take the kids to the Newseum for free, see the fairy houses at Annmarie Sculpture Garden, or jump in at an outdoor public pool, then check out the 2018 Summer Guide, which has details on all of these diversions, plus many more.

National Book Festival
Where: Washington Convention Center | Mount Vernon Square, DC
When: Saturday, 9am – 7:30pm
Admission: Free

Call all bookworms! The 18th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will feature more than 100 authors, poets, and illustrators from every literary genre. Even better, they will all be there presenting book readings, talks, Q&A’s, book signings, and more. These will take place along with lots of other reading-related activities for all ages.

Centennial Birthday Bash
Where: Anacostia Park | Anacostia, DC
When: Friday, 6:30-10pm & Saturday, 9:30am – 8pm
Admission: Free

Head to the river during the last days of summer and celebrate the 100th year of a neighborhood national park, Anacostia Park! Enjoy an evening summer concert on the lawn on Friday, and all day fun in the park on Saturday. Join an early morning group fitness classes, take fishing lessons (with a competition for the biggest fish caught), explore the river on a boat tour, listen to live music, get rolling at a disco skating party, go on scavenger hunts, and much more at the Anacostia Park Birthday Bash!

Merriment Galore!
Where: Maryland Renaissance Festival | Crownsville, MD
When: Saturday, Sunday, & Monday
Admission: $19/adults, $17/seniors, $8/7-15, free/6 & under

Take a glorious day trip back to medieval times at Ren Fest, where there is something for everyone. Besides the amazing variety of entertainment — jousting matches, cheeky comedy shows, fire eaters and sword swallowers, juggling acts, Celtic music, and much more — walking among knights, maidens, pirates, and villagers in puffy shirts in a 16th-century village as you chomp on turkey legs and down cups of mead is an interesting little jaunt back in time that any age can enjoy (well, maybe not the mead).

How ‘Bout Them Apples?
Where: Orchards & farms around the DMV
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by locale

The apple picking season has begun! Several farms in the area have opened their orchards for guests to start gathering. This round-up of area farms and orchards offering PYO opportunities has details. And I always recommend calling ahead to be sure the pickings are good the day you plan to go.

Page-to-Stage Festival
Where: Kennedy Center | Foggy Bottom, DC
When: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 10:30am – 11:30pm
Admission: Free

More than 60 theater companies will present readings and rehearsals of plays and musicals during the 17th annual Page-to-Stage Festival — all free and open to the public. Several performances are family-friendly, including a Hip Hop-infused take on The Prince and the Pauper, City Kids Theater’s A Fairy Tale Day in Court, Arts on the Horizon’s Sailing on String PLAY-shop, a hilarious whodunit by Faction of Fools, and more. Plus, there are many more for older kids and adults. See the schedule for details and the full list of shows. And note that while tickets are not required, seating is limited.

Root for the Home Team
Where: Nationals Park | Capitol Riverfront, DC
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday
Admission: Ticket prices vary

The Nats are home this holiday weekend and hosting the Brewers on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the Cardinals on Monday (and Tuesday & Wednesday). There are some great promos and giveaways to enjoy along with the action on the field, including truckers hats, kids’ pajama sets, and a zip-up hoodie (see the website for details). Before you plan your ballpark outing, check out these KFDC tips on how to do a Nats game without breaking the bank.

Virginia Scottish Games
Where: The Plains, VA
When: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 6pm
Admission: $20/adults, $5/age 5-12, free/under 5

Celebrate Scottish heritage at this annual fair featuring everything from music and dance to sports and games to food and cars, even Scottish dogs. Much of it will be showcased through competition, but there is plenty that all visitors can partake in, too. Two-day adult passes are available for $30. Festival gates will close at 6pm both days, but Saturday’s concert will continue until 9pm. And children under 12 are free on Sunday!

Apple Gala & Cider Fest
Where: Great Country Farms | Bluemont, VA
When: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Admission: $12/adult, $10/child

September may mean back to school for many, but at Great Country it means back to the farm for freshly pressed cider and freshly picked apples. Celebrate the start of the apple picking and cider pressing season with tastings of Rinkers freshly pressed cider — touted as the best in the Valley — demos, picking, donuts, and more. Of course, the farm’s five-acre play area will be open for fun and amusement, too!

Labor Day Weekend Festivities
Where: Glen Echo Park | Glen Echo, MD
When: Saturday, Sunday, & Monday
Admission: Free

It’s an exciting weekend at Glen Echo. Along with the 48th Annual Labor Day Art Show throughout the weekend, there will be an Open House to check out all kinds of art classes on Saturday, a Family Dance on Sunday at 5pm, and the 12th annual Irish Music and Dance Showcase on Monday. The public is welcome to enjoy all of it for free!

Shake Up Your Saturday
Where: Folger Shakespeare Library | Capitol Hill, DC
When: Saturday, 10am & 11am
Admission: Free

Join the Folger’s family program that takes place the first Saturday of every month. In this “Thunder, Lightning, or in Rain” themed session kids ages 5-11 will explore the sun and storms of Shakespeare’s worlds. Go here to sign up — ages 4-7 at 10am, and 8-11 at 11am. And read more about the Folger Shakespeare library in this KFDC post.

Zoo Bop 2018
Where: Maryland Zoo | Baltimore, MD
Date: Saturday, 10am – 2pm
Admission: $9-25/adult, $5-19/child

Get your dancing shoes on and singing voice ready for Zoo Bop, the children’s outdoor music festival at the Maryland Zoo. Families will enjoy two live performances from kid-approved rockstars! One of them is local fave, Latin GRAMMY-winning 123 Andrés at 1pm! Plus, bop around to kids vendors, food trucks, and fun activity tables. Of course, plan to explore the Zoo, too.

Weekend Walk-on: Cosmic Egg
Where: American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD
When: Saturday, 1-4pm
Admission: $5

Join the museum for this month’s Weekend Walk-in, a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop in the AVAM classroom! During this session, make your own mini version of artist Andrew Logan’s Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture with a special clay-like material and sparkly bits. Supplies & boundless inspiration provided. Read more about the wonderful American Visionary Art Museum here.

Shakespeare Free for All
Where: Sydney Harman Hall | Penn Quarter, DC
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Free

See Romeo & Juliet for free as Shakespeare Theatre Company presents its annual Free For All program, when they offer complimentary performances of a Shakespearean classic to the public. Tickets are available through an online lottery or by waiting in line day-of with a limited number available.

Family Movie Time
Where: Arlington Cinema Drafthouse | Arlington, VA
When: Saturday, Sunday, & Monday
Admission: Varies by show

The whole gang can enjoy some entertainment at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse this weekend. See a screening of The Incredibles (Saturday @ 12:30pm, Sunday @ 3:30pm, & Monday @ 11:30am), watch Ant-Man and the Wasp (Saturday @ 3:30pm, Sunday @ 9:15pm, & Monday @ 7pm), or catch Hotel Transylvania 3 on Monday @ 2:30pm.

Syria Fest
Where: Pennsylvania Ave. 12th-14th Streets | Downtown DC
When: Sunday, 11am – 7pm
Admission: Free

The Syrian Cultural House welcomes all to the second annual Syria Fest, a free family-friendly outdoors cultural festival showcasing the beauty of Syria and its people. From the markets of Damascus, the music of Aleppo, the sweets of Hama, and more, the Syria Fest will bring Syrian heritage, culture, and cuisine to the heart of our nation’s capital.

Battle of the Uniteds
Where: Audi Field | Southwest DC
When: Sunday, 7:30pm
Admission: Tickets start at $22

Kick it at a soccer match on Sunday evening, as the DC United host the Atlanta United. Word has it the new stadium is awesome. And if you go a little early, there should be some pre-match pop-ups and activities on the plaza.

Labor Day Concert at the Capitol
Where: U.S. Capitol Building West Lawn | Capitol Hill, DC
When: Sunday, 8pm
Admission: Free

The National Symphony Orchestra continues its annual Labor Day Weekend tradition with a free concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Musicians Aaron Goldman onflute, Craig Mulcahy on trombone, and Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist alumna Leah Hawkins, and guest conductor JoAnn Falletta join the National Symphony Orchestra this year. Gates open to the public at 3pm, and if the 8pm show is too late, you can catch the open dress rehearsal at 3:30pm. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall (and there will be no rehearsal). You can call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at 202.416.8114 after 2:30pm for updates.

Rise+Rhyme with King Bullfrog
Where: Busboys & Poets | Takoma Park, MD
When: Monday, 9:30am
Admission: $5

Take the littles to a kindie rock show on Monday morning as Mr. Jeremiah from King Bullfrog entertains during this session of Rise+Rhyme. The weekly series welcomes children 5 and under with their caregivers to enjoy a morning of performances and stories from 9:30-11am. Plan on breakfast, too — full service will be available while the kids are grooving.

Labor Day Parades
Where: Gaithersburg & Kensington, MD
When: Monday
Admission: Free

For some holiday pageantry on Monday, head to Maryland — both Gaithersburg and Kensington celebrate with Labor Day parades. The 80-year tradition in Gaithersburg will include fire engines, high school marching bands, giant balloons, horses, and clowns in its procession through Olde Towne. Kensington is hosting its 51st Annual Labor Day Parade and Festival. Dance troupes, equestrian groups, fire trucks, and more town representatives will be part of the show making its way around starting at 10am. And you can march and sing with Washington Revels, perfect for families and one of the easiest way to learn what Revels is all about! The fun will continue afterward at a festival on Armory Avenue with live music, food vendors, crafts, and more.

Weather or Not
Where: Around the DMV
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by activity

The current weather forecast on my iPhone app has a lot of little lightening bolts, which in my experience could mean anything from t-storms all weekend to a little rain overnight that doesn’t even affect us. So, if you want to plan your activities as the weather plays out, keep these two posts bookmarked:
The Great Indoors
The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids

* The Washington Post has good information about paying respects to Senator John McCain.
* Fractal Worlds, the current exhibit at ARTECHOUSE has been extended until September 30, so you still have plenty of time to immerse within its digital dimensions.
* Do you know about Acorns? It’s a neat, easy way to invest and save money. We signed up earlier this year and have a nice, little “ski trip” fund going. (Full disclosure, I shared my referral link, but it really is a great app!)
* If you’re doing some Labor Day shopping, check out The Mom Edit’s picks for the best sales.
* I’m currently reading Stay with Me, and it’s so good. Who else has read it?
* It’s time to start thinking about fall fun, and this new round-up has the scoop on the many ways to celebrate the season around the DC area!

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This Saturday is the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival!

If you’re going to be in town this holiday weekend — and especially if you’ve got some bookworms in your crew — plan for one of DC’s biggest, most anticipated annual events on Saturday: The 18th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival!

Book enthusiasts young and old come from all over for the day of reading-related activities. Works by more than 100 authors, poets, and illustrators will be showcased, and the creators themselves will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for special appearances.

All genres are represented on stages throughout the festival — Children, Teens, Contemporary Life, Thrillers & Fantasy, Fiction, History & Biography, Poetry & Prose, Graphic Novels — where readings, presentations, book signings, photo ops with writers (and costumed PBS characters), and more exciting experiences for guests will take place. And a Book Sales area gives guests an opportunity to purchase selected reads — and possibly have them signed by the authors.

If your children love books, chances are an author of one of their favorite stories will be there. Kate DiCamillo, Jason Reynolds, Danica McKellar, and David Ezra Stein are just a few of many. Kids will also be able to enjoy an array of fun and exciting activities on the Expo Floor, from the Parade of States where they can learn about each state’s literary heritage and collect a stamp to special story times to poetry slams to National Geographic’s Explorer Academy, and much more.

Of course, there’s bound to be an author — or several — that parents will be excited about, too. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will launch her first book, Turning Pages, at the festival. Best selling authors Isabel Allende, Dave Eggers and Amy Tan; former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; and Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham will be featured on the Main Stage. And acclaimed writers Jeffrey Eugenides, Annie Proulx, Ron Chernow, Richard Russo, Celeste Ng, and Tara Westover are among the many that will be presenting.

Have a look for yourself at the complete list and start planning your National Book Festival experience. Most presentations are first come, first served — and people do line up early to get seats, so plan accordingly.

The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Downtown DC
When: Saturday, September 1, 9am – 7:30pm (doors open 8:30am)
Admission: FREE

*Information on getting there and parking is available here.

*You can read about one of our past visits when it was still held on the National Mall — including an interview with Magic Treehouse author Mary Pope Osborne! — here.

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 27-31

Get to the Fun House before it closes in a week!


Monday – Go to a special summer exhibit or museum program while you can! Several around the area will come to an end after Labor Day. Explore the Fun House at the National Building Museum. Enjoy free admission for kids to the Newseum thanks to the Summer Fun Deal (and get a deal on adult admission here). Look for fairy houses and enjoy more artistic delights at Annmarie Sculpture Garden. Visit Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington, DC, at the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. Find details on these and even more soon-to-be over activities in the 2018 Summer Guide.

Tuesday – Head up to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to tour the historic ships. There are four vessels that welcome visitors to explore: The USS Constellation, USS Torsk, USCGC Taney, and LV116 Chesapeake. Admission to tour two ships is $15/adult, $7/ages 6-14, free for ages 5 and under, and you can add on for just a few dollars more per ship. Read more about the experience in this KFDC post.

Wednesday – Get artsy at All Fired Up, where you can walk-in and paint your own pottery. Right now on Mondays & Wednesdays, you can get 15% off select pieces from 12-3pm, and regular pottery prices range from $6-60. Locations are in Cleveland Park and Bethesda. All ages are welcome!

You can also play outside and get a taste of Tinkergarten! The program provides wonderful, outdoor, play-based early childhood classes for children 18 months – 8 years old and their parents/caregivers to come together weekly in local parks to play, discover, and learn together. Join a FREE trial class at Belle Haven Park in Alexandria, VA, from 9:30am-10:45am. Trial classes are a great opportunity to see what Tinkergarten is all about! Register in advance here. (Note: This was originally the Thursday listing, but I had the date wrong — oops! There will also be free trial classes this Friday, August 31, and next week, September 5 and 7.)

Thursday – Stay cool on the hot day at a public outdoor pool, which will only remain open daily through Labor Day. Even better, they’re free (or a small fee if you’re not a resident of the District or county where it’s located). Check out the 2018 Summer Guide for links to public pools in the area and be sure to note open swim times, as they may vary from pool to pool.

Friday – Spend what’s one of the last days of summer break for many local kids at the beach! Several places within day trip-distance from DC are great for sand and surf. Enjoy picturesque views of the Bay Bridge along with beach fun at Sandy Point State Park. Head out to Calvert County for a day at Flag Ponds Nature Park, including some fossil hunting. Head a little further out to North Beach or Brownies Beach (Bayfront Park). You can also play paleontologist and look for prehistoric fragments along the Potomac at Purse State Park in Charles County, MD.


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The Weekend Round-Up: August 24-26

Huzzah for the weekend!

Happy Weekend!

Ren Fest!
Where: Revel Grove | Crownsville, MD
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 7pm
Admission: $19/adults, $16/seniors, free/15 & under

Merriment, anyone? The Maryland Renaissance Festival is all about it. The fantastic trip back to medieval times is an event that appeals to all ages and sensibilities. Enjoy jousting matches, kids shows, comedy acts, tight rope walkers, jugglers, puppetry, Celtic music…and that’s just some of the live entertainment. There are also pony and elephant rides, a pirate playground, a giant slide, and some of the best people watching opportunities ever. Walk among knights, maidens, pirates, and wizards in a 16th-century Tudor village as you chomp on turkey legs and down cups of mead. It all begins Saturday and will run every weekend through October 21. And this weekend only, kids ages 15 and under get in for FREE!

Comcast Outdoor Film Fest
Where: Strathmore | Bethesda, MD
When: Thursday – Sunday, 7:30pm
Admission: Free

‭Enjoy summer fun under the stars during the Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival. The free event gives the community an unrivaled outdoor movie experience with digital cinema ‬projection. ‬See Coco on Thursday, Black Panther on Friday, The Lion King on Saturday, and Wonder Woman on Sunday. Gates open at 7:30pm, and movies begin at dusk.

Summer Fun
Where: Throughout the DMV
When: All weekend
Admission: Varies by activity

There’s not much time left to enjoy some of the best activities of the season… Outdoor pools and spraygrounds, special museum programs and exhibits, music and movies in the open air, beach fun, mini golf and carousels rides, a good ol’ crab feast. The guide to Summer in DC has all the inspo you need to eke the most out of the summer wind-down.

Dragon Boat Regatta
Where: The Wharf | Southwest, DC
When: Saturday, 8am – 5pm
Admission: Free

The 5th annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta will be an experience for athletes and spectators alike. The family-friendly event features the best premier and local dragon boat teams from along the east coast racing in multiple distances over the course of the day. The public is welcome to watch this unique event for free! And plan for even more fun at The Wharf — read more about it in this KFDC post.

Community Day
Where: Arena Stage | Southwest DC
When: Saturday, 12-6pm
Admission: Free

Join Arena Stage to celebrate the upcoming 2018-19 season! This Community Day is fun for the entire family with live entertainment, dance performances, face painting, story telling, poetry readings, cultural presentations, and more! You’ll also have a chance to get in on some of the fun with dance workshops, juggling demos, and pony rides. You can even meet, adopt, and go home with your new best friend — the Humane Rescue Alliance’s mobile adoption vehicle will be onsite with adoptable cats and dogs.

Celebrate 17th Street
Where: 1500-1600 blocks, 17th Street NW | Dupont Circle, DC
When: Saturday, 12-6pm
Admission: $10

The event in the Dupont Circle neighborhood will feature all kinds of activities for the whole fam. Live entertainment; more than 60 artists and makers selling food, art, and other cool wares; a Kids Zone with bouncy fun, face painting, games, and more; exhibits by non-profit groups; and appearances by city officials will be part of the festivities that celebrate the community and businesses.

Summer in the City Family Day
Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum | Penn Quarter, DC
When: Saturday, 11:30am – 3pm
Admission: Free

Beat the heat and still play in the sun! Enjoy summertime games, crafts, and scavenger hunts, all while listening to relaxing island music in the museum’s beautiful Kogod Courtyard. While you’re there, treat the fam to refreshing summer snacks, available for purchase from the Courtyard Café. And be sure to tour the galleries filled with art that all ages will enjoy! See more of the America Art Museum here.

Circus Science Day
Where: Port Discovery | Baltimore, MD
When: Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $15.95/age 2+

Join Post Discovery under the big top for Circus Science Saturday! Engage in interactive Circus Circuit stations: Learn the tricks of the trade such as juggling, balancing feathers, and much more. Stop by art tables to make-and-take a sound sandwich that you will use during a fun Circus Parade. Plus, hop in the backseat of the Circus Train Ride before the day is over and enjoy the view! 

Sensory-Friendly Screening
Where: Regal Rockville Center Stadium | Rockville, MD
When: Saturday, 10:30am
Admission: $6.50

Catch a Sensory-Friendly Screening of A.X.L. on Saturday morning. The newest My Way Matinee from Regal gives everyone the opportunity to experience a movie once a month with the sound turned down and the lights turned up. Watch the trailer for the movie here.

Weekend Workers: Drawing Like a Shipbuilder
Where: Baltimore Museum of Industry | Baltimore, MD
When: Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Admission: $12/adult, $7/age 7-11, free/6 & under

Join the museum for a Weekend Workers session that will let your child’s creativity set sail! Visitors will learn about the history of shipbuilding in Baltimore, view material from the BMI Archives’ shipbuilding collection, and use actual drafting tools to draw their own ship blueprints. Read more about the Museum of Industry in this KFDC post.

Irish Festival
Where: Waterfront Park | Alexandria, VA
When: Saturday, 11am – 7pm
Admission: Free

Head to Old Town for a day of fun and music to celebrate Irish history and culture. Along with lots of live Celtic music and Irish dancing, shop the vendor booths featuring a variety of Irish items, arts & crafts, and traditional festival foods.

Irish Dance Open House
Where: Fuse Pilates | Foxhall Square, DC
When: Saturday, 12-1:30pm
Admission: Free

A new Irish Dance Academy is opening in Northwest DC with classes for ages 5 and up taught by a Riverdance and Broadway performer! This weekend you can check out District Irish Dance Academy and an intro class at an Open House.


Where: Kingman and Heritage Islands | Northeast DC
When: Saturday, 5pm
Admission: Free

Join Step Afrika! for StepFest, the culminating event of their annual Step Xplosion on Saturday. The show will feature performances by Step Afrika!, Coyaba Dance Theater, Dem Raider Boyz Step Squad, and many more dance groups as well as activities for all ages. Be sure to check the website for schedule and details to help you plan. ! Register for free here.

Tinker Bell
Where: Adventure Theatre | Glen Echo, MD
When: Through August 26
Admission: $19.50

This weekend is your last chance to catch Adventure Theatre’s summer production! Get to know Tinker Bell as the fiesty fairy tells her side of the story! Tinker Bell is a world premiere play that presents the tale of Peter Pan from the eyes of everyone’s favorite fairy friend. Recommended for all ages.

Shows on Strings
Where: The Puppet Co. | Glen Echo, MD
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: $6-12

Peter and the Wolf is the Main Stage performance at the puppet theater in Glen Echo Park, recommended for children of all ages. And really little ones will love Mother Goose Caboose, this Sunday’s featured Tiny Tots show, where the lights stay on and doors stay open for an atmosphere suited to small fries.

Little Mover & POP! Open Houses
Where: CityDance | Tenleytown, DC & Rockville, MD
When: Saturday
Admission: Free

CityDance invites Little Movers ages 3 to 7 to sample dance classes at an Open House this weekend. Children can try out Ballet, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and Sri Lankan – for free! Register for Tenleytown here and Rockville here.

Play-Ka-Rah: The Ice child
Where: Keegan Theatre
When: Saturday & Sunday
Admission: $17

Keegan Theatre’s series that encourage theatrical experiences for families features The Ice Child, a tale of growing up different. It’s a fairy story — a story told by the fairies about people. And it’s a love story – a story about love. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

KIDZ Bop Live 2018
Where: Wolf Trap | Vienna, VA
When: Saturday, 6pm
Tickets: $30-70

KIDZ BOP Live 2018 is the ultimate family concert experience, “sung by kids for kids.” The KIDZ BOP Kids headline this new show, performing some of today’s biggest hit songs that have also kept them at the top of the US Kids charts for over 15 years.

Shakespeare Free for All
Where: Sydney Harman Hall | Penn Quarter, DC
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Free

See Romeo & Juliet for free as Shakespeare Theatre Company presents its annual Free For All program, when they offer complimentary performances of a Shakespearean classic to the public. Tickets are available through an online lottery or by waiting in line day-of with a limited number available.

* Need some school lunch ideas? Not-So-SAHM recently shared 25 Bento Box Lunches for Kids.
* Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win tickets to see InterAct Story Theatre’s Voytto Tech: a scifi fable!
* Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day is coming up on September 22, offering free admission to many museums that usually require an entrance fee (and there actually are some in the DC area).
* If you’re looking for book recommendations, here are a few good ones from a great source.

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