Weekend: Moms' Buzz Faves ...

This weekend there are many exciting events to take children and older kids. Check out Moms' Buzz faves:

Washington, DC:
**Fossil Fest 2007: Dinosaurs and More**. Fossil Fest is designed for children, adults, and amateur paleontologists. They can explore over 3**0 different demonstrations, presentations, educational games, and art projects** organized by museum paleontologists, including a simulated dig with real fossils, painting a mural, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Smithsonian's fossil collections. Info: 202.633.1000; mnh.si.edu; Ages: 8+; free.

**Blues Journey**. The stage adaptation of Blues Journey, based on the children's book by Walter Dean Myers, brings to life the rich lyrics using drama, narration, and live music performed by a blues trio. Info: 202.467.4600; kennedy-center.org; Ages: 7+; Each Fri-Sun 2/9/07-2/18/07; $$.

**Edward Scissorhands**. A dance adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture, Edward Scissorhands, performed by Matthew Bourne and New Adventures, and featuring new music and arrangements based on themes from the original motion picture score, performed live by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Info: 202.467.4600; kennedy-center.org; Ages: 13+; 2/13/07-2/18/07; $$.

Maryland:
**Kinderman****.** Kinderman, a three-time Emmy Award winner, incorporates dance, rhyme, song, adventure, learning games, and visuals into an interactive experience. Info. 410.772.1540; playwisekids.com; Ages: 0-10; $$ varies per age. Admission to play before or after the show is half price.

**Virginia:
**Mr. Knick Knack. A special "So Fine Valentine" show. Info: 703.486.2345; arlingtondrafthouse.com; Ages: 2-6; 12 noon; doors open at 11am; $$.

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