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Potheads and parents of young children are the only two groups of people you’d expect to see in line for a performance by Luma Theatre of Light. Assuming that these demographics will intersect, that leaves room in the audience for some nonstoned, non-biologically-extraneous phototropists like me. Recommended for young people aged 5 and up and their families, Luma features trapeze artists and dancers playing with all kinds of colorful light. Even the Kennedy Center seems to be having a hard time describing it as something other than what went on at my first eighth-grade boy-girl party (another place where potheads and parents commingled): “Luma will take the audience into a brilliant world of fireworks, figures of light, underwater creatures, gods and moon maidens through black light and dance!” Don’t worry, Mom and Dad: This is a “Stairway to Heaven”-free event. At 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. $10. (202) 467-4600. (Amanda Fazzone)