On Oct. 4, 5 and 26, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., African Roots/Latino Soul. How many cultures can we be? This vibrant play explores what it means to be Latino, African American and proud, growing up in the heart of the American melting pot. Written with the Young Playwrights’ Theater, this is a story of the triumphs of today’s multicultural kids. For ages 6 to 12. These shows are at the Smithsonian Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Tickets are $6 per child, $3 for under two and $8 for adults. discoverytheater.org.