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12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month through June

In the Community Hall

Free admission

We’re kicking off this series with “new Disney Classics”—those that were loved during the '90s. Bring an indoor picnic and introduce your kids to the classic animated movies that you love. Sign up to our monthly e-news to find out which movie we will be showing. Click here to receive The Alden's monthly e-Newsletter.

Wednesday, June 12, 12:30 p.m.

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays in June and July at 5 p.m.
at the McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
Free and open to the public


Alphabet Rockers

Sunday, June 16, 5 p.m.

Get moving to music that moves you! The Alphabet Rockers trio positive messages and modern hip hop beats help children love who they are and celebrate differences.

“Alphabet Rockers breaks new ground in socially conscious kids music—& the album is a lyrical & artistic triumph!” – Sagan Thacker, Ashville RadioActive Kids


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Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays in June and July at 5 p.m.
at the McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
Free and open to the public

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards
Sunday, June 23, 5 p.m.

The spirit of Mardi Gras is sure to take over the Gazebo with Jazzy Ash’s original mix of family friendly, New-Orleans-style jazz and favorite jazz standards. Bring your own beads!

“… Definitely one of the most vibrant…totackly the Big Easy’s bug musical history.”—Stefan Shepherd, Zooglobble

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Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays in June and July at 5 p.m.
at the McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
Free and open to the public

Sonia de Los Santos
Sunday, June 30, 5 p.m.

Praised on Billboard’s “Best Latin Kids Music” list, Sonia de Los Santo’s bilingual children’s album “¡AlegrÍa!” celebrates everyday themes that bring us joy and weaves together styles from across the Americas.

“Like its title, the album exudes joy, joy for the soul-feeding stuff of life: community, diversity, adventure, nature, discovery and culture.”—Anouck Iyer

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The Pop-Ups “The Great Pretenders Club” (Family Friendly)
Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents


From three-time Grammy nominees, The Pop Ups, “The Great Pretenders Club" takes family audiences of all ages on a scavenger hunt for the best imaginative play games your mind can dream up! This high-energy journey transports audiences into a whimsical, educational world with dancing robots, a fire-stomping rhino, live drawing, huge balloons, full scale puppets, even a costume party! This highly-interactive show unfolds, propelled by award-winning music and dance beats that will catapult both young and old out of their seats! Running time: 60 minutes  View the video

“Performances and lyrics any grownup would add to a playlist.”— Parents' Choice

Mario The Maker Magician (Family Friendly)
Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents


As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout, Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a New York based, touring children's performer known for his DIY robotic creations, handmade props, and signature slapstick character. Running time: 60 minutes

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From the moment Mario the Magician came out on stage he had every single child's attention. His slapstick comedy routine was modern and edgy... I haven't laughed like that in a long time. It was brilliant. -BroadwayWorld.com

LARD Dog & The Band of Shy (Family Friendly)
Saturday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents


Parents’ Choice Award winners Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. Running time: 60 minutes  View the video

 

"This show is a full-on sensory experience! Such a treat for the eyes and ears, with surprises popping from every direction. I was afraid to blink for fear I'd miss something!” - SiriusXM's Kids Place Live

The Barter Players
“Frosty”
(Family Friendly)
Saturday, Dec. 14, 1p.m. and 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills, and as they discover that the real magic of Christmas is love. Performed by Barter Players Encore Company. Running time: 60 minutes

 

Hiplet Ballerinas (All Ages)
Saturday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$30/$20 MCC tax district residents

Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. It was specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances. Running time: 90 minutes plus 15-minute intermission  View the video

If ballet aims for the ethereal, hiplet, generally danced to pop music, is more concerned with earthiness. It has soulfulness, too; while the lower half of the body can be sharp and percussive, the upper half — how the arms connect with the back — conveys a natural flow. -New York Times

“Jedi Academy” (Family Friendly)
Saturday, Feb. 15, 1 and 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

This is your chance to join the Rebel Alliance and access the Force within! Jedi Academy is a solo, comedy variety show that captivates Youngling Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders with comic antics, exciting physical challenges and magical mayhem. Come dressed as your favorite character!