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Family Fun: Catch a play or perhaps a falling star

It looks like the play’s the thing this Saturday. Saturday’s spate of family-friendly activities includes five theater performances (and one night of space viewing).   Here are some activities going on around town–and beyond–on Saturday:

  • “Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure,” Riverside Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg. Saturdays through March 23. 1 p.m. doors, 2  p.m. performance. $18 for lunch and show. Selected Tuesday and Thursday matinees at 11:30 a.m.; call for more info. 540/370-4300 or here.
  • “Peter and the Wolf,” Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. 2 and 4 p.m. Russian folk tale features different melodies and instruments represent characters in the story. $5 for children, $15 for adults. 888/945-2468 or here.
  • Star Parties on the Lawn, Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. Rappahannock Astronomy Club presents an evening of deep space viewing for all ages. Program begins 30 minutes after sunset. 540/663-3861 or here.
  • Snow Much Fun: The Diggity Dudes at the Depot, 109 Commerce St., Culpeper. 5–6 p.m. Hip music, comedy, audience participation for kids of all ages. $5 per person. Info: Culpeper Renaissance, 540/825-4416 or here.
  • “James and the Giant Peach,” King George High School, 10110 Foxes Way, King George. See Thursday’s listing. 7 p.m. $6, under age 6 free. Dinner available for sale at 5:30, pre-show at 6 p.m. Art Club will be face painting. 540/775-3535 or here.
  • Richmond Symphony LolliPops, Symphony for kids at the Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville, 6 p.m. Introduces kids to the ins and outs of the orchestra, playing Rimsky–Korsokov’s “Scheherazade,” based on the stories of “Arabian Nights.” $10.50 kids, $15.50 adults. 434/979-1333; or here.

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