Friday, December 16 Happy Feet Two
See the sequel to the wildly popular 2006 hit Happy Feet in full IMAX 3D. In Happy Feet Two, the emperor penguin Mumble must confront a new challenge as his son runs away and joins a rival group. The film is voiced by a star-studded cast including Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. Tickets are $15, and are available online. Showings at 5:40 p.m. daily, from Dec. 16 through Jan. 10. Natural History Museum, Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater.
Saturday, December 17 All About Me in D.C.
Come meet children’s author and illustrator Corkey Hay DeSimone, author of All About Me in D.C. The book is a unique kid-friendly guide to the nation’s capital, featuring trivia, fun facts, maps, polls, full color graphics and spots to jot down your own thoughts and draw what you see during your visit. Take this chance to have your copy of the book, available for sale in the museum store, autographed by the author. Free. 12 to 3 p.m. Natural History Museum, outside museum store.
Sunday, December 18 Title Tracks Unplugged
As part of the Luce Foundation Center‘s “Unplugged” series of intimate acoustic concerts with emerging artists, enjoy a performance by John Davis, frontman of the local D.C. group Title Tracks. Davis’ work draws influence from power pop, rock, and indie music. Get there early because a staff-led art talk through the museum kicks off the event. Free. Art talk meets in F St. lobby at 1:30 p.m., followed by concert in Luce Foundation Center, 3rd floor, at 2 p.m. American Art Museum.
For a complete listing of Smithsonian events and exhibitions visit the goSmithsonian Visitors Guide. Additional reporting by Michelle Strange.