Lots of interesting events are going on in DC this weekend — so stick to that resolution to introduce your kids to one new cultural event every month and check out something a little different for the weekend.
Tales from Mother Africa
“Tales from Mother Africa” at the S. Dillion Ripley Center’s Discovery Theater showcases Poetry by Kenyan Anna Mwalagho
Step Afrika! performs on Friday and Saturday at Sidney Harman Hall
Crepe Day at Hillwood is on Saturday — Breton dancing, hat making, French stories & crepes!
The National Gallery of Art hosts National Gallery Asteria concert — take the kids to see medieval songs and a demonstration of the instruments used during that era.
Have fun exploring!
Well you’d think we lived in the rainforest given the amount of rain we’ve had in DC this past week. There’s definitely not a shortage of puddles for kids to splash in. Unfortunately, we have some great cultural festivals coming up this weekend that could be rained out if it doesn’t clear up fast! The famous Adam’s Morgan Day Festival is on Sunday, September 11th. Straddling Adam’s Morgan and Columbia Heights the festival showcases cultural music, dance and food from Central and South America. (Columbia Heights Day was rained out this year due to Hurricane Irene) The street fair has been a mainstay on the DC festival circuit since 1978 and if the rain lets up at all, I highly recommend it. The festival tagline is “A Global Community of Cultures. Celebrate together, not separately!” See the Bolivian dancers, sample Latin American cuisine and look at art from around the world. Sounds like exactly what our kids need after a rainy week. The festival runs from noon – 7 pm (18th Street & Columbia Road) so get out and explore!
This weekend grab your kilt, your drum and even your bagpipes if you’ve got ’em. The Virginia Scottish Games and Festival will be held on Sept. 3-4th in The Plains, Virginia. Kids can participate in the games in categories such as brick throwing, bale tossing and the “caber” toss (a hollow cardboard tube). There are Celtic fiddle competitions, track & field events and dueling sword players! Sounds like a great weekend for everyone. Here’s a picture from last year’s event in the children’s brick throwing competition. What a way to introduce your clan to a little Scottish heritage!