Tuesday – See Drumming with Dishes, an interactive play geared toward children ages 1-5. Presented by Arts on the Horizon, performances will take place all week at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE. Read more about the production here.
Wednesday – Drop in for storytime at your local library. See this post from awhile back for a little background and quick links to libraries around the area.
Thursday – It’s the Iron Chef of science! See scientists from the Curiosity Zone battle it out with daring kitchen experiments as Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater presents Krazy Kitchen Science. Tickets are available online for both the 10:30am and 11:15am shows (and for shows on Friday and Saturday).
Friday – Hop on the “Eye Spy” Halloween Train at Cabin John Regional Park. Purchase tickets starting at 2pm for rides that depart every half-hour starting at 3pm. The $6 admission includes game cards and more activities for kids.
I’m always excited to find theatre performances that cater to both my kids’ ages (2.5 and 5), and when I learn they are taking place right in my ‘hood during a week when DCPS students have two days off, even better. So, I’m especially thrilled that Drumming with Dishes, a children’s play by Arts on the Horizon, is coming to the Atlas Performing Arts Center all next week, October 10-15.
Geared toward ages 1-5, the 30-minute interactive, non-verbal show features two adult actors and a musician, who put on a performance that I hear captivates even the youngest audiences. Here’s the official description: “What happens when you invite someone very different from you to come over to play? Just such an adventure awaits an inquisitive toddler when someone new appears in her kitchen. What do to? Cook up beautiful music! This gentle, whimsical adventure celebrates new friendships and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. What will become a musical instrument next? A pasta box? Maybe dishes and spoons? Discover what wonders can be accomplished when we all explore together!”
Showtimes are as follows:
Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:00am & 11:30am
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 10:30am
Wednesday, October 12 at 10:30am & 12:30pm
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 10:30am
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 10:30am & 12:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 10:00am & 11:30am