Monthly Archives: January 2019

Review: The Enchanted Bookshop at Encore Stage & Studio

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Last weekend as the snow flurries were just starting to fall, my daughter and I saw The Enchanted Bookshop at Encore Stage & Studio. It was the perfect activity for a cold winter afternoon and the show did not disappoint! The 26 child actors delivered a fabulous performance and we were entertained throughout. It was playful and exciting; a perfect show for the whole family to enjoy!

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.  That’s when the characters inside the books come alive.  Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store.  But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.  So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn.  Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever?  Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?  Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way. We recommend this production for ages 4 and older.

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WHEN:  January 11-20, 2019

Performance Dates and Showtimes:
Fridays, January 11 & 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturdays, January 12 & 19, 2019 at 11 am and 3 pm
Sundays, January 13 & 20, 2019 at 3 pm

WHERE: Gunston Arts Center – Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22207

TICKETS: $15 Adults, $12 Children, Students, Military, and Seniors. Tickets are available online at www.encorestage.org or by calling the box office at (703) 548-1154.



GIVEAWAY! Monster Jam Tickets!

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GIVEAWAY!!! I have a family 4 pack of tickets to give away for the show on January 26th at 1:00pm. To enter, simply leave a comment on the blog post. I will draw and notify a winner on January 16th. Good luck!

Monster Jam® Returns to Capital One Arena with Three Larger-Than-Life Events on January 26-27

WHAT:            Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, most family-friendly motor sport in the world today will tear through Washington, DC for three adrenaline pumping events at the Capital One Arena on January 26-27.

Featuring eight of the most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Washington fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor contending in customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and of course, the iconic Monster Jam trucks in six events sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats.

The 2019 Monster Jam season will see athletes on each tour battle it out every weekend from January to May to be crowned the tour champion and receive an automatic bid to Monster Jam World Finals XX that will be held in Orlando for the first-time-ever.

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world. Now across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-venue fan voting on their smartphones.

Fans are invited to the pre-event Pit Party before January 26 and 27 1:00 p.m. events where they can get up-close-and personal with the Monster Jam trucks and drivers, take photos and get autographs.

WHERE:         Capital One Arena – 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

WHEN:            Saturday, January 26 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 27 @ 1:00 p.m.

The Pit Party on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers.

Featured trucks/drivers:

  • Grave Digger
  • Scooby Doo
  • Nitro Menace
  • Monster Mutt Dalmatian
  • Stinger
  • Pretty Wicked
  • Barbaria
  • Bad News Travel Fast

*Trucks/drivers subject to change.

TICKETS:       Tickets and Pit Party Passes are available at www.ticketmaster.com.



GIVEAWAY! Paw Patrol Live “Race to the Rescue”

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 PAW PATROL LIVE “RACE TO THE RESCUE” IS COMING TO FAIRFAX!

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GIVEAWAY!!! I have 2 sets of family 4-packs of tickets to see Paw Patrol Live “Race to the Rescue” at Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax, VA. Winners can choose to see their performance of choice (see showtimes and dates below). To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I will randomly draw and notify 2 winners on January 19th. Good luck!

PAW Patrol is on a roll with its hit live tour! Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race.  When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race.

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February 1-February 3

Friday, February 1  6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 2  10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 3  10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. 

Tickets start at $21.50
(Additional fees may apply.)

Be a VIP – Very Important Pup! The VIP package includes a premium seat, special gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with three characters after the show. Each adult & child (aged 1 & up) must have a VIP ticket.

Tickets on sale at the EagleBank  Box Office and through Ticketmaster.