(July 19-August 22) MARY POPS IN The Perfect Nanny is available every evening through August at the Kennedy Center. Mary Poppins the musical is surprisingly psychedelic, keeping adults and kids entertained with her practically perfect brand of Broadway magic.
(July 19-October 10) CHECKMATE!! MEDIEVAL PEOPLE AT PLAY
Meanwhile, you may want to check out Charm City's Walters Art Museum for Checkmate! Medieval People at Play on display through mid-October. The exhibit sheds some light on the Dark Ages, with paintings that explore the whimsical side of medieval life - from Dupont Circle-style snowball showdowns to afternoon sessions of "Ring around the Rosie."
(July 21-August 7) DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
Or, opt-out of the kids games during artist/filmmaker Karen Yasinsky's latest exhibit, I Choose Darkness at G Fine Art on Florida Avenue in Northeast D.C., with reflections on social interaction and repression in three stop-motion animation films Wednesday through Sunday until August 7th.