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Golden Ticket to Family Movie Night

How about taking in an evening flick with the kids this weekend?  And introducing them to the belovedly creepy Oompa Loompas?  The Atlas Performing Arts Center is still in the thick of its Summer Movie Series, which includes the 70s Family Series every Saturday evening at 5pm.  This week’s featured film is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, one of my personal favorites from my childhood (and adulthood, for that matter).  Come on, there are some good life lessons to be learned from the film, and who doesn’t love seeing Veruca Salt get thrown down the garbage chute?  Oh, just kidding!  Kind of…

Tickets are $6/person online or at the door.  Goldstar currently has a deal on tickets for Saturday’s show:  free with just a $3 service fee.  But they are limited, so get yours soon!

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Half Off at the International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum is one of the few in DC that charges admission, so this deal will come in handy if you’ve wanted to take the kids there, but weren’t so keen on the entry fee. Goldstar is offering $9 tickets for tomorrow, July 9, and most weekdays throughout the summer. That’s up to half off regular admission prices, which are normally $18/adults & kids over 11, $15/kids 5-11 (free for ages 4 and under). Visit the Goldstar website to check availability and purchase tickets for less.

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Theatre? It’s a Deal!

If you are planning to see “Mary Poppins” at the Kennedy Center during its summer run, but haven’t yet bought tickets, then check out this deal from Travelzoo:  A limited number of Orchestra seats are available for the 7:30pm show on July 3 and the 1:30pm show on July 4 for $45 (regularly $90).  They are also offering Second Tier seats for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday shows from July 7 – 29 for $45 (regularly $67 – $73).  Follow this link for details on purchasing tickets.

And that’s not the only theatre deal going on right now.  Goldstar just announced a half-price offer on tickets for “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” opening at Adventure Theatre this Friday.  The discount applies to shows taking place on July 4 and subsequent Saturdays at 4pm.  Tickets are regularly $15/adults and $12/kids, but with the deal they are $7.50/adults and $6/kids.  Service fees are added, but you still come out ahead.  Visit the Goldstar website to get in the deal.

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The Red Balloon is Floating On

If you’re hoping to catch The Red Balloon at Adventure Theatre, this weekend is your last chance–the final shows are being performed on 6/12 & 6/13. Goldstar has a half-price deal on tickets for the 4pm show on Saturday and the 1:30pm show on Sunday. The offer expires today at noon, so get in on it soon!

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Paging Dr. Bugs

I caught Owen talking to a tree last week. At least that’s what it looked like he was doing when I turned around to see what was distracting him as we made our way home from the park. He was standing in front of an oak motioning with his hands and gabbing away, and there wasn’t another person anywhere nearby. I’m all for encouraging imaginative play and decided to go with it, so I walked over and casually asked who he was talking to. Without looking up, he just pointed and said matter-of-factly, “Ants.” Then I realized he wasn’t actually talking to the ants, but about them. Professor Owen was giving his own little entomology lecture about the tiny insects—how they work together to build colonies and eat leaves and carry tiny pieces of leaves and grass to make homes and all kinds of other facts about ants. Yep, the boy loves bugs. He’s got all kinds of insect toys and books, he’s always front and center at the tarantula feedings at the Natural History Museum, he can spend hours poking around the yard looking for bugs if we let him. I’m not sure how this all comes off to the outside world, but he’s my kid, so naturally I find his creepy crawly obsession—tree lecture quirk included—wildy endearing.

If you’ve got a bug-obsessed, nature-loving kid, too, then check out this event: Dr. Bugs is coming to National Geographic’s Grosvenor Audtiorium this Saturday, May 15. Mark Moffett, as he’s otherwise known, is a photographer, naturalist, and author of the children’s book “Face to Face with Frogs” (as well as the grown-up book “Adventures Among Ants.”) His wacky sense of humor and love for small wonders of nature make him a hit with kids and adults alike as he entertains with cool stories, amazing imagery, and an all-around fun show.

Goldstar currently has a deal for $5 tickets! Otherwise, it’s $10/adults, $6/children12 and under through the National Geographic website.

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