Our Spring Break is this week - and if you're like me, you're probably staying home wishing you were somewhere warmer...
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Pop into Fair Oaks Mall for a special event with the Easter Bunny! Bring your little ones for FREE face painting, balloon creations, spring crafts, and more! March 28 & 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Court West. Aftewards, you can hop into Bunnyville and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. I'll be there on Saturday - so if you swing by, be sure to say Hello! My friends Tricia, Sarah, and Kiley checked out Bunnyville over the weekend - check their blog links to read about their experiences!
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS, 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 at The Greatest Show On Earth®.
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.
Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere. Mythology meets reality as Paulo encounters the wondrous Pegasus and the amazing Unicorn, as well as circus legends such as big cat presenter Alexander Lacey; the Riders of the Wind Cossack horsemen; and motorcycle daredevils, the Torres Family. They all come together along with a cast spanning 25 countries in a spectacular production.
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.
You can only experience this mythical excitement at Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS, get your tickets for super circus fun today
guest post by my awesome neighbor Stephen
When I received an invitation to see the new “Cinderella” movie, I was wondering if I would be bored having recently seen the movie “Into the Woods” which features “Cinderella” as one of its storylines. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. Having grown up on a steady diet of testosterone-fueled, explosion-filled action movies, I can honestly say that I never considered myself a big fan of Disney Princess movies but I am enjoying Disney’s recent efforts to relaunch their animated classics, which although timeless, can seem a little dated and definitely in need of refurbishing. That is where Disney is now succeeding. I don’t think discussing the plot of “Cinderella” will spoil anything for the reader, but the central theme of this new movie is to “Be kind and have courage” instead of suggesting that young girls serve as doormats and that someday Prince Charming will come knocking on the door to save them from their basement dwelling where they wallow in self-pity watching "Sex In The City" reruns. Don’t get me wrong, this movie is still set hundreds of years ago and Cinderella doesn’t take to social media to complain about her “evil” stepmother and stepsisters. That said, this new Cinderella has a little more backbone and the relationship between her and the prince is established in more realistic terms and not just “love at first sight” at a royal ball. And yes, I do note the certain irony that appears when I mention “realistic” in relation to a movie involving fairy godmothers, vegetable vehicles, magically disappearing garments (but not footwear), and talking mice. Speaking of “talking mice”, I did miss the classic “Cinderelly, Cinderelly” song sung by Gus from the animated version. But other than that, the film stands on its own and is expertly directed by Kenneth Branagh known for directing movies involving royalty such as “Hamlet” and “Thor”. I definitely recommend this movie for the whole family. Be sure to make it in time to watch the new “Frozen” animated short ("Frozen Fever") that appears before the feature film—the kids will dig it and if you miss it, I don’t think that they’ll be able to “Let it go”. < insert sound of crickets chirping here after bad joke>
With only one warm day after this terrible winter weather, I decided to lighten up my hair just in time for Spring.
Shout out to Diane and the First Impressions Salon team for always giving me rock star hair! Love them!
Mark your calendars: One of the best Easter Egg Hunts in the area is at Madame Tussauds DC on April 4! The tickets just went on sale - grab them before it sells out!
Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, April 4th. 4 Sessions available: 7:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM
2 children for every 1 adult ticket purchased
Ticket Includes: Easter Egg Hunt through Presidents Gallery, 1 gift bag per child, Meet & greet with Easter Bunny, Access to on site petting zoo, Easter crafts & face painting.
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.