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Where to Play on the Weekdays: February 13-17

Strike up some fun at Pinstripes!

Strike up some fun at Pinstripes!

Monday – Go bowling! It’s a great indoor activity for what’s forecast to be a cold, windy day. Take advantage of Kids Bowling at Pinstripes in Georgetown, where from 10am – 12pm Monday – Thursday, kids can bowl for $3/hour ($3/shoe rental) and parents are free (limit 4 kids per adult). Eat while you bowl or stay after for lunch — they have a good kids menu and a pretty extensive main menu, too.

Tuesday – Take a Valentine’s Day hike at Riverbend Park. The Great Falls locale may not be as popular as its national park neighbor, but it’s just as fantastic a place to enjoy some time in nature — especially with kids. Trails are mellow for little hikers, the views are lovely, there are plenty of nice picnic spots, and admission is free. And if you want to see the magnificent falls up river, they’re an easy two-mile walk in the woods away. You’ll love it, I promise. 🙂 Riverbend Park hours are 7am to dusk.

Wednesday – Join the Boogie Babes for a special February pop-up show at the Miracle Theatre on Barracks Row. with Mr. Skip will lead the musical fun starting at 10:30am. Admission is $6, free for siblings 6 months and under. Plan to grab lunch at one of many eateries on 8th Street SE or stop by District Doughnut for a treat!

Thursday – Experiment with hands-on fun at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax. Kids of all ages can explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging interactive exhibits and activities. Hours are 10am – 6pm. Admission is $12 (under 2 are free).

Friday – Enjoy a free screening of One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at the Einstein Planetarium in the National Air & Space Museum. Showtime is 10:30am every Friday (and Sunday, plus the first Saturday of every month). It only lasts about 20 minutes, so explore the many impressive exhibits and discover How Things Fly, a room full of hands-on activities with major kid appeal, while you’re there. Museum hours are 10am – 5:30pm. Admission is free.

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Giveaway: Junior Jams Presents the grandsons, Jr. this Weekend!


How about some live entertainment from one of the area’s most popular kindie rock bands? the grandsons, Jr. are bringing their unique mix of rock, swing, New Orleans R&B, country, and latin music that they call Americana to Kensington this Saturday, January 10, and you have a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to see them!

The concert is presented by Junior Jams, a weekend live music series for kids and families brought to you by Kindiemusicdc and GIGS, a music instruction studio for young guitarists, vocalists, drummers and the like. Junior Jams promotes local artists and the independent kids music genre, booking shows and sharing a calendar of live music and other events for families in the Washington-Metro area. Check it out here or follow @kindiemusicdc on Twitter for regular updates.


This weekend is the grandson’s Jr.’s debut on the Junior Jams stage! Showtime is 10:30am at FNDTN Gallery and Liveroom in Kensington, Md. Admission is $8 at the door (free for infants) or $6 (plus fee) when you purchase online. You can also try to win tickets through the giveaway below.

Just about all Junior Jams concerts take place on select Saturdays at 10:30am. An exception to note is a special Junior Jams Jazz Brunch with the six-piece New Orleans-style kids band Jazzy Ash, which will be on Sunday, March 29, at 10am.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to ANY Junior Jams show this season, simply leave a comment below telling me your child’s favorite kindie rock act. To be eligible, you must “like” KidFriendly on Facebook. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, January 7, and a winner will be drawn and random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by kindiemusicdc, however, I only promote events, activities, and programs that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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