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June 2015
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Super Natural

June 5 - September 13
National Museum of Women in the Arts,
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., 20005
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Friday, June 5, 2015 – Monday, September 13, 2015, 10am – 5pm Rather than merely document beauty, artists in Super Natural engage with nature as a space for exploration and invention. Historical painters and naturalists focused on the singularity or strangeness of plant and animal specimens, sometimes adding narrative details and imagined settings. Super Natural juxtaposes their works with photographs, books and videos by contemporary artists who share their artistic foremothers uninhibited view of flora and fauna. Performance artists incorporate…

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2015 Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

June 23 - August 8
Wolf Trap National Park,
1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA United States
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From late June through early August, Wolf Trap National Park presents its Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a series of family-friendly shows including kindie rock, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and pop-rock, as well as Irish dance, ballet, puppetry, and musical theatre. The shows are performed in an outdoor setting amidst 117 rolling wooded acres and nestled in a shady grove. Theatre-in-the-Woods will feature one performance per day, Tuesdays – Saturdays at 10:30 am. Most performances are recommended for children ages 4…

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Double Trouble (AKA The Parent Trap)

June 24 - August 14
Imagination Stage,
4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814 United States
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Based on Erich Kästner’s novel Lottie & Lisa Adapted by David S. Craig Music by Marc Schubring Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Lottie and Lisa are ten-year-old twins who are being raised separately by their divorced parents. When the girls meet unexpectedly at Camp Kästner Summer Camp they discover their true relationship, and the high stakes, madcap adventure begins. Having switched places, the girls discover that their deception is hard to sustain. Will their parents be convinced that the sisters…

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July 2015
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The BEACH

July 4 - September 7
National Building Museum,
401 F. Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20001
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July 4 – September 7, 2015, 10am – 5pm The National Building Museum presents a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors, an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, D.C. Spanning across the Museum’s Great Hall, the BEACH, created in partnership with Snarkitecture, will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. The BEACH is contained within an enclosure and built out of construction…

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August 2015

The Friendship Firehouse Festival

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Friendship Firehouse Festival is a family event held each summer celebrating the role that firefighters have played throughout history. The festival, hosted by the historic Friendship Firehouse in Old Town Alexandria, features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, and displays by Alexandria merchants. Children receive free fire helmets and balloons and are treated to supervised visits where they can become “co-passengers” inside the City’s fire trucks. In addition to the outdoor festival events, the Friendship Firehouse Museum offers tours of…

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Africa 30: A Cultured Cadence

August 8
Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, D.C., 20001
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Sauti Zuri Productions is a premiere event group that serves and promotes the needs of the African diaspora community. Based in the MD/DC/VA area since 2011, its mission is to entertain, educate and empower the community of African decent through various cultural based events and programs. Sauti Zuri places strong value in top notch quality and unique events that not only meet the needs of the community they serve, but that are also distinctive and incomparable. Their upcoming event is…

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Wildlife Trafficking Awareness Day

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Zoo,
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., 20008
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Biodiversity faces threats on many fronts, including the huge demand for exotic pets and animal products made from at-risk species. It’s a major problem that impacts wildlife populations around the world. Join us at this free public event to learn how you can help stop it. This free event features: Educational booths and activities Animal demonstrations Keeper and scientists’ talks A special exhibit highlighting efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. Learn more about the species impacted by wildlife trafficking, what the…

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September 2015

Library of Congress 15th Anniversary National Book Festival

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, D.C., 20001
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The 15th Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center. To mark this anniversary, as well as the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson’s quote, “I Cannot Live Without Books.” The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book…

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Conservation Science Day

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Zoo,
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., 20008
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How can a commercial airliner help track elephant movements in Asia? How is global warming impacting salamander species in the Shenandoah Valley? How can scientists rebuild a healthy black-footed ferret population from just few remaining individuals? Join us at the National Zoo to find out the answers to these questions and many more. This free public education event features: Presentations from animal care staff Smithsonian scientists’ talks Animal demonstrations Fun, educational activities for kids Learn about the amazing work of…

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Adams Morgans Day

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An annual neighborhood festival with live music and international food from around the world, Adams Morgan Day has something for everyone! Enjoy sidewalk cafes, colorful vendors, cultural demonstrations and dances. The expanded Kid’s Fair has games, interactive science exhibits, clowns, and the Chinese Lion Dancers. 18th St. NW, between Florida Ave. and Columbia Rd., Washington, DC.

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