to-do list | MARCH | APRIL
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terrible that she turns up missing. Miss Nelson
is replaced by the petrifying Viola Swamp. Will
the kids ever get Miss Nelson back? Recommended for children 5 and older.
The Jungle Book, 11 a.m., 2 and 4: 30 p.m.
Saturdays; and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays;
April 4-May 25. Also: 7 p.m. April 4; 10: 30
a.m. April 8-11 and 29 and May 1-2, 6-9,
13-16 and 20-22; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April
15-18 and 21 and May 26; and 11 a.m. May
23. As the orphaned Mowgli discovers himself and his place in the jungle world, he is
also being sought out by the Bengal tiger
Shere Khan. Recommended for children 4
The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur
Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380, www.thepup
petco.org. Performances are 10 and 11: 30 a.m.
Thursdays and Fridays, 11: 30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets, $10; group
Sleeping Beauty, through March 23. The
tale of romance and adventure features frogs,
fairies and, of course, a sleeping princess. For
pre-kindergartners through fourth-graders.
Hansel and Gretel, March 27-April 27.
Enjoy the musical version of the classic German fairy tale. For kindergartners through
The Puppet Co.’s Tiny Tots program, 7300
MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380, www.
thepuppetco.org. Performances begin at 10 a.m.
and are 30 minutes. Recommended for children
up to age 4. Tickets, $5 per person, including
babies in arms.
Old McDonald’s Farm, March 2 and April
2. Meet Al E. Cat and his barnyard buddies.
Panda-Monium, March 8. Panda bears,
a musician and a juggler are part of a Chinese circus.
The Mother Goose Caboose, March 16
and April 16. Meet Mother Goose and her
Merlin’s Magic, March 19. The famous
magician and his dragons put a new spin on
Teddy Bear’s Picnic, March 22. Baby Bear’s
friends bring food for a picnic and entertain
Animal Crackers, March 29. A hound,
dodo bird, bear and other animals perform in
a vaudeville show.
Snow Show, April 5. A snow bunny on skis,
snowmen, snowwomen, a penguin and other
friends salute snow.
Baby Bear’s Birthday, April 13. Join Baby
Bear as his friends perform circus tricks as a
Bunny Business, April 19. Bunnies, birds
and flowers celebrate spring.
Magic Toyshop, April 27. Teddy bears,
dancing blocks and other toys come to life.
Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave.,
Bethesda. 301-280-1660, www.imaginationstage.
org. Tickets, $12 and up.
Rumpelstiltskin, 1: 30 and 4 p.m. March 8
and 9; 11 a.m., 1: 30 and 4 p.m. March 15;
1: 30 and 4 p.m. March 16. The miller’s daughter is told to spin straw into gold, and Rumpelstiltskin is willing to help her—for a price. Can
she solve Rumpelstiltskin’s riddle in time to
help her family? For children 5-10.
Cinderella: the Remix, 1: 30 and 4 p.m. Saturdays, April 12-May 25. Also 11 a.m. April
16-19, 11 a.m. May 3, 10, 17 and 24 and 7
Looking for a good read? Check out
the 15th Annual Bethesda Literary
Festival from April 11-13, which
offers readings and panel discussions by local authors, poets and
journalists at various sites in downtown Bethesda. Scheduled authors
include: Peter Ross Range (Murder in
the Yoga Store: The True Story of the
Lululemon Killing, Hawthorne Books,
2013); Alice McDermott (Someone,
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013); Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes (Double
Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism, Scribner, 2013); and David O.
Stewart (The Lincoln Deception,
Kensington, 2013). The free festival also will honor the winners of
the essay and short story contests
cosponsored by Bethesda Magazine
and the Bethesda Urban Partnership.
For more information and an event
schedule, go to www.bethesda.org
or call 301-215-6660.