In a very special kitchen, a lively child and her shy imaginary friend cook up beautiful music using pasta box shakers, dishes, spoons and many more surprising instruments. “Drumming with Dishes” is a whimsical interactive performance celebrating friendship, play and imagination. As the heroine empowers her imaginary friend to create music, discover just what wonders can be accomplished when everyone plays together. Tickets are $12. Best suited for ages 2 to 5. Drumming with Dishes is on stage from Oct. 25 to 29 at The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. atlasarts.org.