Wknd Rndup, Feb. 28-March 1: Music and Culture, Including Culture Queen

This week’s picks include a free concert by award-winning author and entertainer Culture Queen at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

This weekend you can soak up plenty of music and culture with the kids, including a free concert by Culture Queen.

All Weekend

Imagination Stage’s Mouse on the Move, several showtimes, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE. Two mice are ready for adventure. Tickets, $15

National Children’s Museum is open, … Read the rest

Doggie Story Time at Rosedale Library, March 5

Doggie Story Time happens on first Thursdays of each month at Rosedale Library.

Join People Animals Love (PAL) for a Doggie Story Time on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Rosedale Library. PAL is a volunteer organization that believes in using the bond between humans and animals to increase motivation for reading. Kids ages 4 and up can meet and read with doggies.

This is a monthly event that occurs on first Thursdays at … Read the rest

Make Your Own Memoir at Rosedale Library, March 3 and 10

Check out this cute after-school activity at Rosedale Library: In celebration of Women’s History Month, kids will make their own memoir in a pre-made booklet to take home and keep. They will fill the pages with their stories, goals and pictures of the important women in their lives.

This event will be held twice: Tuesday March 3 and again on Tuesday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. at Rosedale Library, 1701 Gales St. NE. The library … Read the rest

National Children’s Museum Is Open, Tickets Available

The National Children’s Museum is at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

The National Children’s Museum is finally open after some months of delays. Timed-entry tickets are available for dates over the next two weeks, with more dates to be added soon. A limited number of walk-up tickets are also available.

It sounds like the museum is not 100 percent complete yet. The main entrance and plaza level are closed, and visitors must go to the lower … Read the rest

Forecast: Snow and Games Start Today at Eastern Market

It will snow on C Street SE on weekdays through March. 20.

Isolated snow showers are expected at Eastern Market, beginning midday today, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and picking up again in the evening, 4-7 p.m. This weather pattern will repeat weekdays through March 20. What?!

Piquing the curiosity of neighbors, snow machines have been installed in the trees lining C Street SE between 7th and 8th streets. The snow comes courtesy of Eastbanc, a developer … Read the rest

Make Hamentasch With Kids at the Hill Center, March 8

Hamentaschen are pocket pastries with tasty fillings made to celebrate Purim, the Jewish spring holiday festival that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, as recounted in the book of Esther.

Get into the Purim spirit with a Kids’ Hamentasch Bake. Families and kids will roll, shape and fill their own hamentaschen, then take them home to bake and share.

Register to attend this event to be held Sunday, March 8, 2 to … Read the rest

This Week: Set Alarm for Noon, Register for DPR Camps

This is the week to register for DC Department of Parks and Recs camps, the most affordable in the city with options as low as $40 and $55 per week. Registration opens for different camp types each day this week at noon. Word on the street is that many of the camps are filled within minutes of opening, with waitlists offered.

Camps run June 24-Aug. 21 in one- and two-week sessions for age groups from … Read the rest

Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival, May 2

Photo by Lorie Shaull

The 11th annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is set for May 2, and as of right now you can still get an early-bird ticket for $25 (prices will go up after the lineup is announced, which is expected this month).

Here’s the kid-relevant info: This is a family-friendly music festival held on the banks of the Anacostia River. Kids ages 10 and under are FREE. The festival includes outdoor … Read the rest

Kid Event of the Season: Gan Shalom’s Purim Carnival, March 8

Get ready for the little-kid event of the season. Gan Shalom Cooperative Preschool invites the entire community to its annual Purim Carnival, to be held Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m. to noon at the Naval Lodge, 330 Pennsylvania Ave SE.

The carnival is promised to be the “biggest and best ever,” featuring Zig Zag the Magic Man, face painters, balloon animals and snacks like hamantaschen. What’s that? Hamantaschen are fun, triangular pastry pockets with tasty … Read the rest

Wknd Rndp, Feb 21-23: Let the Good Times Roll

Celebrate Mardi Gras at two family-friendly events this weekend.

The quantity and variety of family fun to be had here on Capitol Hill is pretty amazing. Want to celebrate Mardi Gras with the kids this weekend? We’ve got that. Live music? Got that too. Cultural experiences? Science education? Arts and crafts? Children’s theater? Yes, yes, yes, yes. And more.

A note about CHK’s Wknd Rndp: I do aim to tell you about what’s going on … Read the rest