Weekend Family Matinees
Films and live performances that are family-friendly and ridiculously fun. Screenings are typically held on Saturday mornings and scheduled periodically throughout the year.
Both playful and educational, Marsha and the Positron shows get audiences singing along and dancing to songs that will inspire curiosity about science. The group also plays kid-appropriate pop covers, parodies, and traditional favorites. Marsha and the Positrons feature skilled and smooth bass player Wardell Howell; gifted and instinctive djembe drummer and vocalist, Kristen Arant; wonderful multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Ayanna Gallant; and supremely talented guitar player, Ford Combs. Whether playing as a duo, trio, or full band, Marsha and the Positrons always bring their positive energy and playfulness to the stage!
Sat, Feb 3 at 10AM
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay). Born with health issues and a facial disfiguration that, up until now, prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As he struggles to find acceptance with his classmates and community, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Sat, Feb 10 at 10AM
Ahoy, what do you see there, sailor? You and your child are invited to our imaginary deep sea dive in this fun, interactive musical experience with Imagination Stage! In this workshop, an Early Childhood Teaching Artist accompanied by a live percussionist guides you through a musical exploration of an ocean-themed children’s book. Together we will swim with the seahorses, dive with the dolphins, and even find buried treasure, all while using song, movement, and instrument play to bring our ocean to life.
Sat, Feb 17 at 10AM
The Great Zucchini is back with Barry the Magician! Washington’s funniest and most magical entertainers are taking over the Avalon for another colorful show where every kid is the star. The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini’s performance keeps children on the edge of their seats and guarantees laughter.
Sat, Feb 24 at 10AM
Are you ready to rock the rainbow? Join the Rainbow Rock Band as they entertain your little dudes with tunes, laughs and more! Winners of a Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff Award for their debut CD, “Meet the Rainbow,” an absolute mix of musical genres from folk, pop rock to rockabilly, all the while being educational and fun. Your child will learn about shapes, colors, movement, and more! The Rainbow Rock Band encourages all rainbow rockers to participate in the show either on the microphone or at their seat. Either way your little one is sure to have fun!
Sat, Mar 3 at 10AM