Tuesday, April 17 Just a Dream: the Green Play
Kids of all ages will love the story of Walter the litterbug, whose wacky journey takes him through the steps needed to protect the environment. Just a Dream uses puppets, live theater and special effects to teach children eco-friendly practices and the importance of preserving the planet. $8 for general admission, $6 for children, $5 for members. Buy tickets here. 10:15 a.m. Discovery Theater.
Wednesday, April 18 Craft Show Benefit
Celebrate the 30th year of the Smithsonian Craft Show, widely considered to be the nation’s most prestigious juried exhibition of American crafts. The Preview Night Benefit presents an exhibition of the work of 121 artists, 44 of whom are new to the show this year. Come meet the artists, enjoy a cocktail buffet, and start shopping the rich selection of one-of-a-kind ceramics, furniture, glass and wearable art. $200. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. National Building Museum.
Thursday, April 19 Claudia Acuña
Acclaimed Chilean singer/songwriter Claudia Acuña will perform original compositions in both Spanish and English in a Latin jazz concert. Acuña, as the New York Times’ Ben Ratcliff wrote, “sings in the tradition of the great ones. Her sound is her own.” Free. 6:30 p.m. American History Museum.
For a complete listing of Smithsonian events and exhibitions visit the goSmithsonian Visitors Guide. Additional reporting by Michelle Strange.