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Review: Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

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This past weekend my family and I went to the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series show at the Capital One Arena in D.C. It was our first time going to a Monster Truck show, so I was a little hesitant at first but happy to report I was pleasantly surprised! It was so fun and full of energy! My husband especially enjoyed it. I guess it was about time we did something like this since we’ve dragged him around to Disney on Ice, circuses, and musicals for years now!

One thing I learned once we arrived is that you can’t bring a dslr camera inside the arena. So…unfortunately my husband got stuck with walking my camera back to the car. Good thing we drove and didn’t take Metro. And therefore, this post only contains iphone photos. But our seats were fantastic, so I was able to get some decent shots since we were so close and smack dab in the center.

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After we got the girls their $15 cotton candy and $10 french fries we took our seats and the show began with all the trucks driving around. It was extremely loud when the drivers hit the gas! Make sure to bring ear protection. I ordered noise cancelling headsets for everyone in my family ahead of time on Amazon. They do sell them there if you forget to bring your own. We even brought our 4 month old, Teddy and he was fine with the ear protection. I was a bit worried about bringing him but he was absolutely mesmerized with the show. He even took a 15 minute nap during intermission!

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Then the athletes each took a turn competing in four different competitions including speed, wheelies, donuts, and freestyle. I couldn’t believe some of the tricks they were doing. My girls were excited to see that two of the drivers were females!

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The drivers competed not only in their Monster Trucks, but they also raced with ATVs and speedsters. It was fun watching the races and the crowd really got into them!

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We will definitely go back to this show again! It was so entertaining and a great family activity. I think Teddy will especially love this in a couple years! If you missed the show in DC, you can catch it in Baltimore at the Royal Farms Arena February 16-18.

Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.



It’s almost Monster Jam Time!

GraveDigger17_01[1][1]Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is coming to Capital One Arena January 27-28 2018!

I am looking forward to seeing the show with my family this weekend! Although, I am honestly a bit hesitant as I have never been before so I’m not quite sure what to expect. I have heard that it is a very unique experience. Plus now that I have a baby boy, I feel like I should get acquainted with the monster trucks. In a couple years when I take him to see the show, he will think I’m the coolest mom ever!

Are you going to Monster Jam? Tickets are still available (see info below) and click here for a free activity packet you can print out for your kids. It includes a coloring page, a monster truck craft, word search, maze, story maker, and other fun games.

Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:

  • Saturday, January 27 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Pit Party on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 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.

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.



Disney On Ice Presents Frozen + Ticket Giveaway!

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DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN IS COMING TO WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 14-19!

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GIVEAWAY!!! I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the 7:30pm show on Wednesday, February 14th at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw and notify a winner on Tuesday, January 30th. Good luck!

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Frozen is performing at Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, from February 14 to 19.

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

Washington, D.C.
Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:  

  • Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 15th @ 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16th @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 17th @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18th @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 19th @ 12:30 p.m.

                Tickets start at:                                  $20

To order tickets by phone:            1-800-745-3000

To order tickets online:                  www.ticketmaster.com

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.



Monster Jam Triple Threat Series + Ticket GIVEAWAY!

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MONSTER JAM® TRIPLE THREAT SERIES IS COMING TO WASHINGTON, D.C., JANUARY 27-28!

unnamedGIVEAWAY!!! I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the 1:00pm show on Saturday, January 27th at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw and notify a winner on Sunday, January 14th. Good luck!

Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues like Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit. Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Washington, D.C. fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. These world-class athletes vying to be the Washington, D.C. champion are:

  • Wonder Woman
  • Grave Digger
  • Blue Thunder
  • Max D
  • El Toro Loco
  • Zombie
  • Monster Mutt Rottweiler
  • Megalodon

*Trucks/drivers subject to change.

Washington, D.C.
Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:

  • Saturday, January 27 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Pit Party on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 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.

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.



NOW Family Concert – The Carnival of the Animals

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Look no further for a fun family activity for Martin Luther King day! School is out and it will no doubt be cold outside, so a family concert by the New Orchestra of Washington is the perfect event. The concert is featuring The Carnival of the Animals – an original work written by the conductor, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez. In addition to the program, there will be an instrument petting zoo for everyone to enjoy. Afterwards, families are invited to purchase a meal ticket for a pizza lunch.

Admission: Ages 0-2 are free, Ages 3+ $10

Optional pizza lunch to follow: Ages 0-2 Eat Free, Ages 3+ $5 (includes a drink, pizza, and fruit)

To purchase tickets click here!

Location:

Westmoreland UCC
1 Westmoreland Cir NW
Bethesda, MD 20816
 


Disney On Ice presents Frozen – Feb 14-19

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Feld Entertainment, Inc., Brings the #1 Animated Movie
of All Time to Life with Disney On Ice presents Frozen in Washington, D.C.

Tickets On Sale Now for Touring Skating Spectacular
Washington, D.C. Families Set to Experience the Entire Story of Frozen On Ice.

 (Washington, D.C., November 16, 2017) – Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, announces it will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life.  Disney On Ice presents Frozen visits Washington, D.C. from February 14 to February 19 for 10 performances at the Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center; tickets are on sale now.

The complete adventure of the Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.    Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld.  “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime.  And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

Washington, D.C.
Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:  

    • Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 15th @ 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, February 16th @ 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 17th @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 18th @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • Monday, February 19th @ 12:30 p.m.

Tickets start at:                                 $20
To order tickets by phone:             1-800-745-3000
To order tickets online:                  www.ticketmaster.com

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand. 



Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream – Opens Tonight in Fairfax!

image001Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream opens tonight in Fairfax, Virginia at Eagle Bank Arena. Get your tickets now while there are still some available!

Show Times:

  • Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, click below:

http://bit.ly/2x2CrQA

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4-ticket GIVEAWAY! – Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream

image001I am thrilled to offer a giveaway for a family 4-pack of tickets to see Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream for the Friday, September 29th 7:30pm show at Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia! To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I’ll draw and notify a winner on Tuesday, September 12th. Good luck!!!

Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream brings courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the EagleBank Arena box office.

Performing at the EagleBank Arena from September 29 – October 8, audiences will celebrate what’s possible as five Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! See how far Moana will go in an epic adventure with demigod, Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity. Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness. Experience Anna’s devotion to her sister, Elsa, on her life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter. Explore with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and friends from around the Disney Kingdom as they find the heart and determination to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.  Journey with Mickey and Minnie to uncover why no goal is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream features an incredible display of special effects, stunning set design and breathtaking choreography on the ice.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream start at $20 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the EagleBank Arena box office. To learn more about, go to DisneyOnIce.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

Show Times:

  • Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Stay current on the latest developments through social media:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DreamBig
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce
Instagram: @DisneyOnIce

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Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO – Review

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Cirque du Soleil has built quite the reputation for their artistic contemporary circus shows, so I was super excited when I heard Ovo was coming to the DC and Baltimore area. I have seen a couple of their productions in Las Vegas but this was the first time I attend one of their touring shows. I was also thrilled to be able to take my oldest daughter Clara with me for a special momma-daughter date to see the show Friday night.

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OVO is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion. The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives.

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The performance is broken into two acts.  We loved the entire show but I think the second act was our favorite. Cirque du Soleil does an amazing job of combining music, dance, juggling, and acrobatic acts to keep the audience entertained throughout.

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The second act was a little faster paced and featured the trapeze artists and the trampoline performers – these were two of our favorite parts.

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At the end, all of the performers came together for the fun and upbeat finale.

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I was happy that my daughter loved the show! I would definitely recommend taking kids but probably ages 5+ would be best. Clara loved all the different insects and we both thought the costumes were outstanding! Go see the show; you will not be disappointed!

There are 7 shows at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore this week August 23-27. Purchase tickets here.

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*I received 2 complimentary tickets in exchange for a review. No other compensation received. All opinions are my own.

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Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream Featuring Moana and Beauty and the Beast

image001Disney’s Moana comes onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream when the show arrives to the D.C. metropolitan area this fall, September 29th – October 8th. The tour will bring Disney’s favorite characters and fun events. Tickets are on sale now.

Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., brings courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza when beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella visit Fairfax from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 8 for 11 performances at the EagleBank Arena.

Celebrate what’s possible as five Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! In her Disney On Ice debut, see how far Moana will go in an epic adventure with demigod, Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity. Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness. Experience Anna’s devotion to her sister, Elsa, on her life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter. Explore with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and friends from around the Disney Kingdom as they find the heart and determination to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.  Journey with Mickey and Minnie to uncover why no goal is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream start at $20 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the EagleBank Arena box office. To learn more about, go to DisneyOnIce.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.