Smithsonian Weekend Events: Toddler Rock, Warholapalooza and a Guitar Festival
Friday, June 19: Toddler Rock
Today, the toddlers in your home have an opportunity to rock out at the Discovery Theater with Rocknoceros—an alternative rock/pop group whose catchy tunes and clever lyrics are sure to please your littlest audiophile. (And if you're a Generation X-er parent who shudders at the thought of sitting through music in the vein of Raffi or Lois and Brahm's Elephant Show, Rocknoceros has the distinction of playing DC's 9:30 Club on July 19, which is some indication that they're hipper than the average kiddie band. Tickets are required. Rates are: $6 for adults; $5 for children (ages 2-16); $4 for Resident Members. Call 202-633-8700 to reserve your tickets today. Ripley Center, 10:15 AM. This event repeats today at 11:30 AM.
Saturday, June 20: Warholapalooza Family Day
Run run run out to the American Art Museum and celebrate the life and art of Andy Warhol in this day-long family friendly festival. Events include: art workshops, readings and signings by Warhol's nephew and children's book authors James Warhola, gallery talks, a screening of Warhol's Screen Tests, and more! Check out the American Art Museum's website for a complete, detailed listing of events. Free. American Art Museum, 11:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, June 21: Ibero-American Guitar Festival
This is the last day of a three day music festival that honors the memory of late Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos with concerts, lectures, and master classes featuring the best performers on guitar and guitar-related instruments from the Americas, Spain, and Portugal. Come enjoy performances from Eduardo Fernandez, Hamilton de Holanda, Fabio Zanon, Federico Tarazona (Ancashino), and Victor Villadangos. Visit the guitar festival's website for a complete listing of events and performances. Free. American Indian Museum, 10:30 AM-9:00 PM
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