Entertainment Pick for Kids: Ringling Bros Presents LEGENDS

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Confession: My parents never took me to see the circus as a kid. And last night was the very first time I had ever attended the GREATEST Show on Earth in my entire life! I allowed Ella and Logan to stay up past their bedtime to enjoy one of the most impressive and amazing live shows we’ve ever seen together as a family. Johnathan Lee Iverson treated us with an awe-inspiring performance as a ringmaster. He introduced the most talented acrobats, dancers and circus entertainers!

My son’s favorite act was the motorcyclists. My daughter’s favorite act was the female acrobats that appeared in bubbles. My husband and I gushed about everything!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s LEGENDS is still in town this weekend continuing their tour in Baltimore and Fairfax in March and April. Check it out:

Washington, DC
March 19, 2015 – March 22, 2015
Baltimore, MD
March 25, 2015 – April 05, 2015
Fairfax, VA
April 08, 2015 – April 19, 2015

For schedule and ticket information, click here.

{Disclosure: My family was gifted complimentary tickets to the show in exchange for review.}

Giveaway: Ringling Bros Presents LEGENDS (DC/Nova) March & April 2015



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are bringing The Greatest Show on Earth to the DC-area this Spring! This March and April, you and your family can enjoy their fabulous show, which unites iconic circus stars with mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Experience magnificent Asian elephants, a twenty-acrobat troupe perched atop only a pair of bicycles, and a never-before-seen double-wide, high-flying trapeze act.

LEGENDS  will come to life at two arenas in the Washington, D.C. area. The show will be at the Verizon Center from March 19 – 22, and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April 8 – 19. LEGENDS will also perform at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. from March 25 – April 5.

An hour before show time, families can come to the arena floor and participate in an interactive, up-close circus experience, the All-Access Pre-show. Free to all ticketholders, the All Access Pre-show allows circus fans to learn juggling and balancing skills, meet the performers, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting.

The Verizon Center | March 19 – 22, 2015
Show times:
· Thursday, March 19 | 7:30 pm
· Friday, March 20 | 10:30 am, 7:30 pm
· Saturday, March 21 | 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
· Sunday, March 22 | 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

The Patriot Center | April 8 – April 19, 2015
Show times:
· Wednesday, April 8 | 7:00 pm
· Thursday, April 9 | 7:00 pm
· Friday, April 10 | 7:30 pm
· Saturday, April 11 | 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
· Sunday, April 12 | 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm
· Thursday, April 16 | 7:00 pm
· Friday, April 17 | 10:30 am, 7:30 pm
· Saturday, April 18 | 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
· Sunday, April 19 | 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Ticket Information: All seats are reserved. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and the Verizon Center or Patriot Center box office. For group rates and information, call 202-661-5061. Prices: $75 Front Row, $55 VIP, $35.00 (Verizon Center only), $30.00, $20.00 & $15.00

DISCOUNT: Use your SmarTrip Card to SAVE $8 on Tickets. Visit the box office and show your SmarTrip card at the venue box office. Offer expires April 3, 2015. Savings coupon valid for up to six (6) tickets.

I’m giving away a family FOUR pack of tickets to the opening night of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. The winner’s tickets will be at Will Call at the Verizon Center on Thursday, March 19th before the 7:30 PM showing. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form! I’ll select the winner on March 15, 2015 via Random.org, and they will have 24 hours to respond to my email, letting them know they won.on Wednesday, April 8th, before the 7:30 PM showing. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form! I’ll select the winner on March 15, 2015 via Random.org, and they will have 24 hours to respond to my email notification.


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You’re Invited: Meet Pandora Radio Founder Tim Westergren in DC This Wednesday, June 27th at Barracks Row

Pandora Listener Town Hall
You’re Invited: to a Pandora Listener Town Hall meet-up in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the National Community Church theater on Barracks Row. The get-together will be very informal. I’ll share some Pandora history, background on the Music Genome Project and talk about Pandora today. I also want to hear what’s on your mind – questions, complaints, ideas – everything is fair game.
To RSVP, just reply to this email (tour@pandora.com) – ideally by June 26th. If you plan to bring guests just let us know how many and their names.
It should be a fun evening, complete with some Pandora swag!
Hope to see you soon.
– Tim (Founder)
WHAT: Pandora Listener Town Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: National Community Church: Barracks Row
535 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
Click here for map and directions
RSVP: Reply to this email (tour@pandora.com) with your name plus the name(s) of your guests
Tim Westergren

You’re Invited: DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular July 19th-20th at Verizon Center

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 25% OFF ALL TICKETS BY USING THE PROMO CODE MOM (just for the readers of ClarendonMoms)

How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular

Unleash your inner Viking and prepare for the invasion of DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular!  Feel the heat and experience the adventure of high-flying, fire-breathing dragons with wingspans of up to 46 feet.  Astonishing animatronic technology and world class performers bring to life the heartwarming story of DreamWorks Animation’s Academy Award® nominated film.  This groundbreaking arena show breaks all of the rules of traditional live entertainment for the entire family.  You don’t want to miss it!

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular, formerly known as How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular, is a live-action production based on How to Train Your Dragon. Developed by a partnership between DreamWorks Theatricals and Global Creatures, the company behind Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, based on the BBC documentary.

The production features 24 larger-than-life dragons with wingspans up to 40 feet wide that will fly and breathe fire. Characters include dragons Night Fury, Gronckle, Nadder, and Nightmare, and vikings Hiccup, Astrid, Stoick and Gobber.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 25% OFF ALL TICKETS BY USING THE PROMO CODE MOM (just for the readers of ClarendonMoms)