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A Discount on Tickets to Peter Pan in the ThreeSixty Theatre


Fly to Neverland in a whole new way with a spectacular innovative live stage production of Peter Pan! Returning to the U.S. after four years by popular demand, the show is making its DC area premiere in Tysons Corner, and KFDC readers can get a discount on select tickets to see it.

The production takes place in the one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 100-foot-high Threesixty Theatre, a luxurious world-class theatre-tent. It combines intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI projection, actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, and whimsical puppets that bring J.M. Barrie’s classic tale to fantastical life.

The San Francisco Chronicle called the Peter Pan production “Spectacular” and the Boston Globe raved: “Captivating Wonder of Peter Pan Hooks All Ages. Truly Jaw Dropping.” Conceived by an award winning creative team, the beloved family tale will capture the imagination of adults and children alike.

Become a part of the action and wonder that is Peter Pan! The show will run June 24 – August 16. Tickets prices range from $30 to $100, and KFDC readers can save $10 on select tickets using the code PPMOM at checkout when purchasing through Ticketmaster.com. The code is good for tickets to performances Tuesday – Friday 7:30pm and Thursday 10:30am — tickets only $65 and $40 (regularly priced $75 and $50); Saturday 7:30pm and Sunday 5:30pm — tickets only $75 and $55 (regularly priced $85 and $65).

For more information about the show and to buy tickets visit PeterPan360.com.

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to see Peter Pan in the ThreeSixty Theatre in exchange for this post, however, I only promote activities, events, and programs that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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{Giveaway} Fly Away to Neverland as The Washington Ballet Presents “Peter Pan” at the Kennedy Center


From April 16 – 27, The Washington Ballet is bringing the magic of Peter Pan to the Kennedy Center stage, and you can win a pair of tickets to see it!

Here’s the official description of the show:

Take a high-flying adventure to Neverland with the The Washington Ballet’s NEW Production of Septime Webre’s dazzling Peter Pan. A swashbuckling coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates, this whimsical adventure is told through vibrant dance. Peter Pan is a story about growing up that never seems to grow old.

There will be both matinee and evening performances, and tickets prices range from $25 – $125.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Peter Pan, simply leave a comment below. To be eligible, you must “like” KidFriendly DC on Facebook. This giveaway will run through noon tomorrow, and a winner will be picked from a random drawing. Good luck!


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All Play this Labor Day Weekend

A summer favorite: Playing in the sprays at The Yards Park

Forget what the calendar says.  If back-to-school didn’t bring about the mental end of the season, this weekend certainly will. But the upside is that we have three glorious days to squeeze the last bit of juice out of summer.  And if you’re spending them in town, you’ve got a variety of ways to get the most out of ’em.  Happy Weekend!

The Big DigGreat Country Farm’s annual Potato Harvest is on Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm. Take the scenic drive out to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains early for all-you-can-eat pancakes topped with homemade fruit syrups, then hop on a hayride that will take you out to u-pick fields where you can dig for gold — yukon gold potatoes, that is. Breakfast is served from 9am – 12pm, and the hayrides run all day, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there. The $10 admission (free for kids under 2) also includes access to the rest of the farm’s attractions, including a cow train, mazes, barnyard petting area, pick your own fields, and more. Visit the website for more information and directions.

The Ol’ Ballgame The Nats are playing at home all weekend, with a few special promos and ticket deals for fans. Saturday is team on field photo day, where fans will have the opportunity to go to the warning track to get pictures of team players from 4:30 – 5:45pm. Sunday is $1 Kids Day – as implied, kids’ tickets are just a buck with the purchase of an adult ticket, and the first 10,000 fans ages 12 and under to arrive will receive a Ryan Zimmerman Fathead Jr. It’s also a Signature Sunday and Kids Run the Bases.  For more details and ticket deals for later games, see this post from a couple of days ago.

Ren FestIf Hurricane Irene thwarted your plans for merriment last weekend, you can try again this Saturday through Monday (and subsequent weekends until October 23) at the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD. Besides the amazing variety of entertainment — jousting matches, cheeky comedy shows, fire eaters and sword swallowers, juggling acts, Celtic music, and much more — walking among knights, maidens, pirates, and villagers in puffy shirts in a 16th-century village as you chomp on turkey legs and down cups of mead is an interesting little jaunt back in time that any age can enjoy (well, maybe not the mead). Admission to the faire is $19/adult, $9/kids ages 7-15, free for children 6 and under. A coupon for a discount on tickets is available through September 11  – see this post from last week for details.

Maloof Money Cup Skateboarding EventAny Tony Hawk wannabes out there?  Skaters-in-the-making will be stoked about this event happening on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm at RFK Stadium, where a new world-class skatepark is currently under construction. See some of the world’s best skateboarders perform ollies, flips, and other cool tricks as they compete for the Maloof Money Cup. Tickets are $15/day or $25 for both days. Oh, and Doug E. Fresh is performing on Sunday at 2:45pm…La Di Da Di, we like to party, we don’t cause trouble, don’t bother nobody (couldn’t help myself).

Adventure Theatre Open House – Head to the children’s theatre at Glen Echo Park for a day full of fun and entertainment for the family. Enjoy a reading of the upcoming shows’ books by local celebrities and national authors, free light sabre class demos, a visit from a pirate, book signings, and more from 10am – 4pm on Saurday. Check out the schedule for specifics. And be sure to stick around Glen Echo after for the annual Labor Day Art Show taking place throughout the park all weekend, including Monday.

Outdoor Concerts – Get the weekend started with free music in the fresh air at an outdoor concert. Jazz violinst Bruno Nasta and the U.S. Naval Academy Band-The Next Wave will entertain at Jazz in the Garden at 5:30pm, and the modern rock band Rise and Fall will play on the boardwalk stage at The Yards Park at 6pm. The al fresco music continues over the weekend at the DC Blues Festival on Saturday and the annual Labor Day Concert at the Capitol on Sunday (see below for details on both).

Peter PanVenture to Never Never Land at Wolf Trap as Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all-new production of Peter Pan.  On stage through Sunday, you can catch an afternoon or evening performance.  Tickets range from $20-80, but Goldstar currently has a deal for 50% off select seats. Find out what else you can see on local stages this weekend, including the final performances of The Wizard off Oz at The Puppet Co., in this post about live entertainment.

RiverFestDiscover 101 ways to protect and enjoy our waterways during RiverFest 2011 at Historic St. Mary’s City on Saturday from 10am – 5pm. Festivities will live entertainment, paddling and sailing jaunts on the river, face painting, balloon art, educational exhibits, and more. Admission is free.  Visit the website for complete info.

Hear the BluesThe 23nd Annual DC Blues Festival is on Saturday at Carter Barron Amphitheater in Rock Creek Park. The free concert runs from 12pm – 7:30pm.  Along with the line-up of performers, there will be musical workshops throughout the day, where both children and adults can learn about Blues music. Kids will especially enjoy the opportunity to try making their own music at an instrument petting zoo.

Labor Day Concert at the CapitolNSO Associate Conductor Emil de Cou leads this annual NSO tradition on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The free concert takes place on Sunday at 8pm, with gates opening to the public at 3:15pm. If not raining, the dress rehearsal is at 3:30pm on Sunday.  In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. You can call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at 202.416.8114 after 2:30pm to find out if the performance has been moved.

These go-to posts have even more ideas:

The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids 

Rainy Day Recreation (ie, Indoor Fun)

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Stay Entertained Through Summer

There’s no lack of live entertainment to enjoy around the DC area this summer. Here’s what you can catch the rest of the season, from currently running shows and series, to productions opening today, to performances coming up over the next few weeks. Most descriptions are pulled straight from the websites, and just about all tickets can be purchase online.

The Wind in the Willows
Where: Imagination Stage
When: June 22 – August 15
Tickets: $10 – $22 (Use the code Willows25 for a 25% discount)
Go on a wild ride with Mr. Toad! It’s early in the twentieth century, and Mr. Toad embraces the motor car with reckless abandon. When it is clear that he is on a road to disaster, Toad’s friends Mole, Ratty and Mr. Badger decide to intervene. Can they save Toad from himself? In an adventure with police chases, prison breaks and bandits, Mr. Toad learns the true meaning of friendship. This musical event is faithful to the classic, enchanting novel. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Charlotte’s Web
Where: Adventure Theatre
When: June 24 – September 5
Tickets: $17
E. B. White’s popular tale of love and devotion, takes theatergoers to Zuckerman’s Farm, where the delightful runt pig Wilbur appears headed for the dinner table — as main course, not as guest. Yet he is saved by the remarkably crafty spider, Charlotte, and the whole town begins talking about it. Some pig! Recommended for ages 3 and up, the show runs about 1 hour.

Children’s Theater in the Woods
Where: Wolf Trap
When: June 28 – August 13
Tickets: $8 for a day pass – two shows in one
With 70 performances from late June through early August, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods presents family-friendly shows at 10am and 11:15am on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Amidst 117 rolling wooded acres and nestled in a shady grove, the stage is set for lively adventures in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and theater. All performances are recommended for children between Kindergarten and 6th grade. The full schedule of shows in available of the Wolf Trap website.

Where: Arena Stage
When: July 14 – October 2
Tickets: $61-106
The classic show is back by popular demand, remounting its fall production after receiving numerous accolades, including 4 Helen Hayes Awards. Inspired by the toughness of the prairie, Artistic Director Molly Smith sets her production in the robust world of territory life filled with a dynamic cast as rich and complex as the great tapestry of America itself. With Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless music, Oklahoma! celebrates the vigor of America’s pioneering spirit with athletic dance and boot-stomping energy that will thrill audiences young and old. Oklahoma! runs approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Every Saturday afternoon, free family-friendly events will be held in and around the Mead Center from 12:30-1:30pm., prior to the 2:00pm matinee. Enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo, learn some of the award-winning dance moves, or share a box social lunch with your friends and family.

Where: Jammin’ Java
When: July 16, 11am & 7pm
Tickets: $10
The local band adored by kids is doubling up the entertainment with two shows in one day. It’s the hometown debut of their new album “Colonel Purple Turtle,” which tells tales through song of the Colonel and his friends in their make-believe home of Soggy Bog. Families can opt for a mid-morning performance at 11am or rock out at the 7pm happy hour show.

Boogie Babes
Where: North Hall of Eastern Market
When: Thursdays at 10:30am through August 25
Tickets: $5/child, free for siblings 6 months and under
Make a weekly date with the Boogie Babes all summer long! Little ones can boogie along with their favorite local musicians in the cool, open space of Eastern Market’s North Hall every Thursday morning. Go for the show, then grab lunch in the Market and stay to play. See the line-up of performers on the Boogie Babes website.

Backyard Theatre for Children
Where: Strathmore
When: July 21 & July 28 ,9:30am & 11:30am
Tickets: $8, free for ages 2 and under
This theatre series brings children the music and mystery of exotic locales from around the world – all outdoors under a big tent! In the two weeks of the season, travel to India and Russia through these performances. Bring blankets or low chairs to sit on and a bag lunch for a picnic after show.

The Wizard of Oz
Where: The Puppet Co.
When: July 22 – September 4
Tickets: $10
This new version of L. Frank Baum’s “Great American Fairy Tale, “ recreates the characters illustrated by W.W. Denslow in a wide variety of puppet styles. Based on Baum’s first, best known, and best-loved of the classic Oz tales, rather than the 1939 MGM movie, the “wicked witch” is a minor character, dispatched easily with humor, and adventures never seen in the movie are brought to fore.

Tiny Tots
Where: The Puppet Co.
When: Ongoing – Wednesdays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 10am
Tickets: $5
The series presents puppet shows designed for the youngest theater patrons (ages 0-4). They are shorter, the lights stay on, and the doors stay open. They have an arsenal of shows that they switch up every performance, so be sure to check the schedule to see what’s playing when you go.

Reptiles Alive!
Where: Discovery Theatre, Ripley Center, Smithsonian
When: July 20-22, 10:15am & 11:30am
Tickets: $6/adult, $5/child, $3/under 2
Reptiles Alive! is the most popular traveling wildlife education program based in the Washington Metropolitan area. We are very pleased to be welcoming them back to Discovery Theater to present Snakes Alive! Uncover the secret life of snakes during this spectacular show. Myths will be debunked about these misunderstood animals. You might see pythons, boa constrictors, legless lizards, milk snakes and more sssuper sssnakes! Recommended for ages 6 and up.

The Wizard of Oz
Where: Encore Stage
When: July 22 – 31
Tickets: $15/adults, $10/children
After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, Dorothy and her new friends, a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, set off to find the powerful Wizard who can send her home. Based on the books by L. Frank Baum, this production will be performed by the Act III Theatre Company, an Arlington group presenting musical productions that are ideal for children and adults of all ages.

Just a Dream: The Green Play
Where: Adventure Theatre
When: July 25, 7pm
Tickets: FREE, RSVP to cmorrison@adventuretheatre.org by July 22
Adventure Theatre will make its international debut with Just a Dream: The Green Play, which in the Spring of 2011 took the message of environmentalism to over 50 Washington, DC-area schools and organizations. Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburgtt, the play will be presented in Singapore and Malaysia, but you have a chance to see it first. Adventure Theatre will also be hosting a free open rehearsal and kick-off party of this earth-friendly show at Glen Echo Park.

Urban Artistry
Where: Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Smithsonian
When: July 26-29, 10:15am & 11:30am, July 27 & 29, 1:00
Tickets: $6/adult, $5/child, $3/under 2
They are guided by the origins of the drum, the energy of the underground dance movement and the art that documents all of our histories. Urban Artistry illuminates the counterculture styles of urban dance (often referred to as hip-hop), and their calling to create a diverse community of people with whom to share the experience. Returning to Discovery Theater this summer after a sold out run in 2009, this award-winning dance troupe will inspire you to get up on your feet! For ages 2 and up.

Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies
Where: Wolf Trap
When: August 4, 8:30pm
Tickets: $20-52
Hear National Symphony Orchestra perform music from Disney’s hit movies at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, and more come to life with video clips and songs from your favorite Disney movies on giant screens in-house and on the lawn.

Fox and Branch
Where: Jammin’ Java
When: August 20, 10:30am
Tickets: $10
Dave Fox and Will Branch play a timeless kind of music. Their crowd-pleasing mix of old blues, jug band songs, fiddle tunes, New Orleans-flavored numbers and Cajun tunes makes people stop and smile. The duo has played to appreciative audiences at clubs, festivals, schools and libraries all over the Midwest, as well as on the east coast and south to Louisiana. Their music has been played on folk radio across the United States and Canada.

Peter Pan
Where: Wolf Trap
When: September 1-4
Tickets: $55-70
Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all-new production of Peter Pan, filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you knew is now the adventure you never dreamed possible…Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!


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Bravo for These Theatre Deals

Whether you prefer a three-week arts festival in the city or a musical under the stars (or both), these deals on local theatre will make you want to give a standing ovation.

LivingSocial has an offer for tickets to INTERSECTIONS: A New American Arts Festival taking place at the Atlas Performing Arts Center from February 25 – March 13.  F0r $20 get $40 to spend on tickets to a wide variety of performances, including Adventure Theater’s Mirandy and Brother Wind and several more family productions.

For a classic musical at an outdoor venue, check out this deal from Groupon: $10 for a Lawn Ticket to “Mamma Mia!,” “Guys and Dolls,” or “Peter Pan” at Wolf Trap($25 value). For performance descriptions and dates, see the Wolf Trap website.

Enjoy the show…and the savings!

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