Weekend Picks

TGIF! If you’re still looking for things to do with the kids this weekend, here are few fun things going on around town. And for more suggestions, check out KFDC posts from the last couple of weeks — several things I’ve written about are still going on.

Adventure on the Big Screen
I just posted about “Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D,” opening today the National Museum of Natural History. It’s entertaining, educational, and fun. Even though you’re sitting in a theater seat for 45 minutes, you’ll feel like you just mastered a wild water expedition when you emerge.

Ice, Ice Baby
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink opens tomorrow, November 13, for the season. This weekend will be a perfect time to go; with temps in the 60’s you and the kids can practice double axles or, of course, glide in circles without freezing risk of frostbite. Admission is $7/adults, $6/children 12 and under. The Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is located on the National Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Open Saturday 10am – 11pm and Sunday 11am – 9pm. Beginning next week, it will also be open Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm and Fridays 10am – 11pm.

Howdy, Presidential Neighbors!
Families are invited to join the Neighbors to the President’s Consortium, a group of historic sites and museums in the White House neighborhood, tomorrow, November 13, for a day of fun fall activities cultural fun. Activities will include a scavenger hunt challenge of the White House neighborhood at the White House Visitor Center, lathe demonstrations and a scavenger hunt at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, creating magnetic puzzles at the DAR Museum, carnival mask and friendship bracelet making at the Art Museum of the Americas, an art safari at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (free with paid entrance to the Gallery), and costumed activities at Decatur House on Lafayette Square. Detailed activity descriptions are available on the website.

Capital City Symphony Annual Family Concert
The Capital City Symphony’s popular Family Concert will take place at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 14. This year, Maestra Gau tackles “The Case of the Missing Melody,” featuring Three Pieces for Kids and Chamber Orchestra by Adolphe, the Barber of Seville Overture by Rossini, the Flying Dutchman Overture by Wagner, and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Walta. Concerts are preceded by an Instrument Petting Zoo 30 minutes prior to each performance at 2pm and 4pm in the Main Lobby. Show times are 2:30pm and 4:30pm, and tickets can be purchased online or at the box office for $25. The Atlas is located at 1433 H Street NE.

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