Thursday, February 4, 2010

For families: Happenings in the Washington, D.C., area Feb. 5-11

"RAPUNZEL" Friday at 10 and 11:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1, through Feb. 21. An adaptation of the Grimms' fairy tale featuring hand puppets. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. $10.

"WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR!" Friday and Saturday at 10:30 and 11:45 and Sunday at 11, through Sunday. Join Brother and Sister Bear as they discover the seasons. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. Best for ages 2 to 5. $7.

THE BANJO MAN Friday at 10:30. The Banjo Man performs folk- and bluegrass-inspired children's songs. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. $5.

"OUR PLACE IN SPACE" Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 1:30 and 3, through March 28. Explore the cause of day and night and the importance of the sun and learn about the universe and the planetarium. Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6070. $3, $2 seniors and age 12 and younger.

MEET HER ROYAL MAJESTIE, QUEEN ELIZABETH I Saturday at 9:30 and 11. Mary Ann Jung teaches her royal subjects the proper ways to bow and curtsy. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. Best for age 4 and older. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show.

ROCKNOCEROS Saturday at 10:30. A three-man show that features original children's songs as well as standards. Ebenezers Coffeehouse, 201 F St. NE. 202-558-6900. $7.

"A PERFECT BALANCE" Saturday at 11 and Sunday at 11:30. Actor and visual artist Kevin Reese presents a one-man play inspired by Alexander Calder's mobiles. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6252. Best for age 6 and older. Free.

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