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Weekend Guide: July 18-21 Check out our top weekend picks for local family fun.

THURSDAY 18

Bob Brown Puppets: World on a String

Join Master Puppeteer Bob Brown on a rollicking adventure around the world! Visit Australia, Asia and Europe before you return home to Yankee Doodle and the U.S.! Pick up a free token beginning 30 minutes before the program. 10:30 a.m., FREE, Haymarket Gainseville Community Library, Haymarket, Va., pwcgov.org.

Infinite Arts: Sweeney Todd: The Musical

Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. 7:30 p.m., $13, Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, Va., infiniteartssummerstage.weebly.com.

FRIDAY 19

The Cat in the Hat

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will Mom find when she gets home … ? 11 a.m., $20, Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, Md., adventuretheatre-mtc.org.

Disney’s Newsies

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage newsies. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! 7:30 p.m., $12-$15, Kenmore Performing Arts Center, Arlington, Va., encorestageva.org.

SATURDAY 20

Infant Investigators: Undersea Expedition

Your infant may be too young to get their scuba diving license, but you can never be too young to learn about ocean animals. Discover what lies beneath the ocean and how we can explore the deep waters through fishing and diving. Ages  4-12. 10 a.m., $30, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Washington, D.C., si.edu/seec.

Disney’s Newsies

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage newsies. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., $12-$15, Kenmore Performing Arts Center, Arlington, Va., encorestageva.org.

Tilghman Island Seafood Festival

Summer in Maryland means sun, fun and seafood. Join the Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Department as its annual seafood festival serves up everything from steamed crabs, shrimp and clams to summer barbecue favorites. The event also features kids’ activities, live music, nautical artisans, craft vendors and an indoor flea market. And don’t forget the fan favorite crab race. July 20 at the Volunteer Fire Department and adjacent Kronsburg Park. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Free, tourtalbot.org.

SUNDAY 21

The MD Food Truck Festival

Come out for the best food trucks around! Choose from more than 20 amazing food trucks offering a wide variety of cuisine. Shop from a multitude of local artisans and vendors as well, and let your kids enjoy face painting and a moon bounce. Kids 12 and under get in free. 11 a.m., $7-$10, Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, Md., eventbrite.com.

Artful Afternoons: Music

Join in for an afternoon of fun and creativity. Families are welcome to drop by the art studio Sunday afternoons where they can choose from any of the four maker stations. This afternoon includes a sounds and instruments station, pitch and frequency station, musically-inspired station and sound art station. 2 p.m., $30, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Washington, D.C., si.edu/seec.

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