Robert Post’s one-man variety showwill be in the Family Theater on the afternoon of October 21.Post’s “wholesome one-man variety show fills the stage with bumblers, dreamers, and cartoonish heroes of every stripe.” Post is “his own witty master of ceremonies, improvising as he banters with people in the crowd. And when he ducks offstage, video clips take you on the road with him as he travels the world, visiting off-beat attractions and doing quirky interviews with the people he meets.”
Image below:Robert Post
National Symphony Orchestra
The NSO will perform a Family Concert titled Halloween Spooktacularin the Concert Hall on Sunday, October 29. The presenter suggests that attendees “creep into the Concert Hall for costumed classics at this frightfully fun concert featuring ghoulishly-attired musicians. Arrive early for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.” The event is suggested for Ages 5+
Image below:The Logo for the event.
NSO Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke, will present Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert in the Concert Hall, November 24-26. Patrons can “relive the magic of the film in high definition on a giant screen while hearing the NSO perform John Williams’s unforgettable score.” The film is said to be Most enjoyed by age 5 and up.
The Kennedy Center will present the world premiere of a musical adaptation titled Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall, directed by Aaron Posner, in the Family Theater, November 18-December 10. The Kennedy Center commission, with music & lyrics by Andy Mitton, is about “young Dr. Jane Goodall and her special toy chimpanzee Jubileeas they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species.” The cast will feature Eymard Cabling, Sam Ludwig, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Awa Sal Secka, and Erin Weaver as Young Jane. The show is most enjoyed by age 6 and up.
Image below: The logo for the show.
The National Zoo
Boo at the Zoo, sponsored byMars Chocolate North America, will take place at the National Zoo October 20-22. There will be more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, offering a fun evening for the whole family. The treat stations will include goodies for all ages, including adult treats like craft beer and food tastings. Look for superheroes, zombies, and princesses, get a commemorative Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bag, enjoy live entertainment and after-hours access to animal houses and exhibits.
The National Zoo will display ZooLights, powered by Pepco, November 24-January 1 (except December 24, 25, & 31). The free event includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights will transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music! This year, there will be a BrewLights event, which will be a ticketed microbrew and craft beer event,on November 30.
The 36th Annual Takoma Park Street Festivalwill take place on Sunday, October 17 from Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.The festival will host a mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more. Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and will welcome visitors. Kids can enjoy crafts, face painting, inflatables and more!
Image below: Photo of a previous Takoma Park Street Festival