Saturday Morning at The National

See Midsummer Magic on March 16, 9:30 and 11 a.m. at The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Photo: Sarah O'Halloran

Visit the National Theatre on select Saturday mornings, at 9:30 and 11 a.m., for free programs that engage and inspire the young mind. Saturday programming is best suited for children 4 to 10. Siblings and friends of other ages are always welcome. These performances take place in the Helen Hayes Gallery. Here’s the remaining lineup: March 2, Bright Star Theatre: George Washington Carver; March 16, Shakespeare for the Young: Midsummer Magic; March 23, VA Rep: Jack and the Beanstalk; and March 30, Little Miss Ann. The National Theatre is at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Reserve free tickets at

See Shakespeare for the Young perform Adventures in Arden at these locations this spring and summer: March 9, April 6, May 11 and 18, June 8, 10:30 a.m., Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl. SE; March 21, 4 p.m., Bellevue Library 115 Atlantic St. SW; March 23, 1 p.m. Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE; March 26, 10:30 a.m., Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE; April 17, 2 p.m., Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE; April 30, 2 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW; May 14, 10:30 a.m., Frances Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE; May 30 , 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE; June 26 and Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m., Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St. NE.