Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series™ is an action-packed, points-based event that showcases athletes as they go head-to-head in six different competitions, driving three different vehicles – Monster Jam Trucks, Speedsters and ATV’s. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes bring action-packed, adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country and deliver what they want to see most… more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more action!
The Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series Pit Party provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. This unique experience in the world of motorsports gives you access to see the trucks up close, take pictures, meet the drivers and get their autographs.
DATE: January 25-26, 2020
VENUE: Capital One Center
EVENTS: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1:00pm
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:00pm
Sunday, Jan. 26 at 1:00pm
*Doors open one hour prior to event time.
TICKET PRICES: Tickets prices start at $20. Additional fees may apply. Ticket prices based on market demand and subject to change.
TO PURCHASE: Visit the Arena Box office or visit Ticketmaster.com
PIT PARTY: Saturday, January 25th and Sunday January 26th
10:30am – 12:00pm (must accompany corresponding 1:00pm event ticket). Pit Passes can also be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster for $20 or on the day of the show at the arena box office.
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Join us for a magical night of boating and a dazzling fireworks finale at The Wharf
The Wharf presents The District’s Holiday Boat Parade, a magical night of boating on the Potomac River, from Hains Point to the docks and piers of The Wharf. This is the 28th year of this annual waterfront holiday tradition. Free public activities will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., including the lighting of The Wharf’s 40-foot tall Christmas tree; photographs with Santa Claus and the live musical performances on District Pier.
The boat parade will kick off at 7 p.m. and highlighted by a stunning holiday fireworks parade finale at 8 p.m. The festive holiday boat parade will include up to 60 beautifully decorated boats. Attendees will also get into the holiday spirit with a guaranteed magical snowfall, painting signature holiday ornaments, balloon art and enjoying s’mores at The Wharf’s roaring fire pit. Other fun activities include skating on the Wharf Ice Rink and sampling seasonal refreshments from our Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden.
WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. This event is rain or shine.
6:00–9:00pm — Activities throughout The Wharf (Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden, s’mores, and music)
7:00pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel
8:00pm — Fireworks Salute
8:15pm–9:00pm — Live music continues on District Pier Stage
WHERE: Activities take place throughout The Wharf neighborhood along Wharf Street, District Pier and Transit Pier, Washington, DC 20024. A map of The Wharf can be found here.
HOW: This event is free and open to the public. For more information on The Wharf including how to get here or where to dine please go to WharfDC.com, download The Wharf app or follow us on Facebook and @TheWharfDC on Instagram and Twitter.
ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE WHARF
11/30 - Light Up The Wharf
11/30 - Holiday Camp Wharf
12/12 - 12/15 - Shop The Square Holiday Market
12/21 - Caroling at The Wharf
12/22 - Lighting of The Menorah
All Photos Courtesy of The Wharf, Washington DC.
All winter events are produced by Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, developers of The Wharf, along with The Wharf Community Association (WCA). Additional event information can be found at www.wharfdc.com/upcoming-events, the District Wharf app available on Apple and Android devices or by calling 202-688-3590.
ABOUT THE WHARF The Wharf is Washington D.C.’s most exciting neighborhood. This remarkable mile-long neighborhood along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River reestablishes Washington, DC, as a true waterfront city and destination. Phase 1 opened in October 2017 with two million square feet of residences, offices, hotels, shops, restaurants, cultural uses, marinas, and public areas including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks. When complete in 2022, this $2.5 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront neighborhood will feature more than 3.5 million square feet of development. The Wharf is easily accessible to the region by water taxi, Metro, WMATA and Southwest Neighborhood Shuttle buses, bicycle, foot, and car.
Ring in the holidays with the mind-blowing spectacular THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Purchase your tickets today for the upcoming shows Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Sunday, Dec. 8 at National Theatre DC!
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Run time: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission
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Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to be coming to the Washington, DC area with the arrival of Alegría, its most iconic production. From July 28, 2020 – August 30, 2020, audiences are invited under the Big Top at Tysons II to fall in love with Timeless Alegría; a true Cirque du Soleil classic reinterpreted through today’s creative lens.
A production destined to change its history, Cirque du Soleil first presented Alegría in April 1994, launching an emblematic show that won over more than 14 million spectators in 255 cities in over 19 years of touring. To mark the show’s 25th anniversary, Cirque du Soleil is now revisiting its iconic Alegría through today’s lens—including refreshed costumes and set design, a renewed acrobatic vocabulary, and modernized musical arrangements —to touch new generations of spectators.
With its signature songs, stunning acrobatics, memorable characters and enchanting artistry that have helped define the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, Alegría is the reincarnation of a classic; reinterpreted for the age and rekindled to inspire fans—old and new alike.
Share the joy of Cirque du Soleil with family and friends this holiday season. Tickets for Alegría in the Washington, DC area are available online starting today. Purchase during Black Friday and Cyber Monday and receive 40% off on select tickets November 19, 2019 – December 2, 2019.
Hurry while supplies last! Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, visit cirqueclub.com. Public tickets for Tysons II performances of Alegría will be available at cirquedusoleil.com/alegria. Tickets start at $45.
More about Alegría:
Alegría (‘joy’ in Spanish) takes audiences at the heart of a once glorious kingdom now in decay led by the king’s fool and a dusty aristocracy. Carried by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement from the streets strives to shake this established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light and harmony to their world. With its joyful spirit, Alegría is a vital, energizing force driven by a thirst for a brighter tomorrow.
In true Cirque du Soleil fashion, Alegría unfolds with soul-touching clown antics and remarkable acrobatic performances in a whimsical and immersive visual universe. Perched at the top of the Big Top, gymnasts fly from one High Bar to the next, and leap into the void to reach the hands of mighty catchers suspended on a cradle swing. Using all her limbs, an artist dazzles with her ability to spin and twirl a multitude of hoops while contorting her body with otherworldly ease. Other Jaw-dropping highlights include a daredevil Fire Knife Dancer eating, breathing, touching and juggling with flames; a sublime couple on Aerial Straps soaring through a delicate snowstorm; and fourteen tumblers bouncing off a Powertrack (trampoline tracks) embedded into the stage to perform crisscrossing series of daring somersaults.
For more information about Alegría, visit cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
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To watch a preview video of Alegría, visit cirk.me/alegriatrailer.
Photo Credit: Marie-Andrée Lemire / Costumes Dominique Lemieux / Cirque du Soleil 2019
As we come to a close of 2019, you should consider a stay-cation to The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. This location has the views to die for, luxury amenities, family-friendly accommodations and history at its fingertips. Here are my top three reasons to book your next stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City and why you should book the Mount Vernon getaway package!
The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City is located on the north side of Alexandria with breathtaking views of nearby DC at night. With its unique location, you’re able to experience all that our nation’s capital offers during the day and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city at night.
There are many other locations to visit outside of the typical DC experiences. You can spend the day in Old Town Alexandria, the nearby award-winning wineries or visit the beautiful historic Mount Vernon estate.
Celebrate Harbor Halloween at National Harbor with trick-or-treating at 40 different stores and restaurants.
The movie Hocus Pocus will be shown on the Plaza Screen at 1:30pm!
The day ends with an exciting pumpkin carving contest that tests the creativity of National Harbor chefs.
Kids 12 and under in costume ride free on the Capital Wheel with a paid adult ticket. Offer valid only on October 27, 2019. One fee child ticket per paid adult ticket.
WHERE: National Harbor Waterfront District Plaza
151 National Plaza
National Harbor, Md. 20745
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The Union Market District’s highly anticipated Latin marketplace, La Cosecha, will soft open this Thursday, October 3, with a weekly four-day schedule.
Centerpiece of campaign will include conference held in collaboration with
Fairfax County Public Schools on October 5, 2019
With the rise of popularity in shows like 13 Reasons Why and A Million LIttle Things, society is thinking more about how common addiction, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are prevalent in our society.
The Act on Addiction campaign survey found that nearly half of DC-area residents do not know where to turn for help for a loved one who is suffering from addiction (49%) but INOVA is here to help others in our area find the resources they need to reach out to support their loved ones.
INOVA focuses on Addiction Awareness Month with the launch of Act on Addiction this month, a robust campaign to help fuel awareness, combat stigma and provide informational resources for those suffering from substance use disorder (SUD), and their loved ones, in Northern Virginia.
This campaign launches at an important time when nearly 20 million American adults suffer from addiction (SAMSHA). A recent survey conducted by the campaign in the Northern Virginia area found that 65 percent of all adults, including more than 70 percent of millennials, say they know someone who struggles with addiction.
In spite of the widespread nature of addiction, nearly half of adults surveyed do not know how to help someone in need of treatment or support. Act on Addiction will work to further the education and awareness of this important issue by targeting individuals in the Northern Virginia area suffering from addiction, family members and loved ones, and community members at large who may benefit from learning the signs of addiction and where to turn for help.
To further advance the conversation around substance use disorder, the Act on Addiction campaign will convene community members for the Act on Addiction Summit: Bridging the Gap for Young Adults on October 5. Attendees will participate in informative breakout sessions and learn more about community resources available in the area. A keynote address will be given by Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, co-founder of SAFE Project, a national nonprofit committed to contributing in a tangible way to overcoming the addiction epidemic. This summit will be held in coordination with Fairfax County Public School System’s Annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference at Fairfax High School
“We have seen firsthand the toll of addiction, not only on patients, but also on the family and friends who stand beside them,” said Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA, Chair of Psychiatry, Inova Health System. “The continued prevalence of substance use disorder means it is crucial to spread the word of the dangers of addiction, as well as the local resources available to treat it. Through our Act on Addiction campaign and a generous gift from the Hitt family, it is our hope that we can equip individuals suffering from addiction and their caregivers with the necessary tools to fight substance use disorder.”
The Act on Addiction campaign is one component of a larger project made possible by a $16 million gift from the Russel Hitt family to help destigmatize addiction throughout the community and make recovery accessible through personalized and effective treatment plans.
“The Act on Addiction campaign is a program that is near to our hearts,” said Brett Hitt, co-chairman of HITT Construction. “While these statistics are startling, each number represents the life of an individual, a friend, a family and a neighbor in our community. We are honored to play a role in supporting Inova Health Foundation in this mission to raise awareness about the dangers of addiction.”
For more information about Act on Addiction, visit actonaddictionnow.org/
Embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations at
Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures in Virginia!
Don’t miss this adventure packed show at EagleBank Arena October 2-6!
Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy -- and you -- embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Travel with Moana to the sun-soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody and Forky. Join us for a fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and up-close character interactions — right here in Fairfax!
SHOW DATES & TIMES: EagleBank Arena, Fairfax (GMU Campus)
Wednesday, October 2: 7:00 PM *Opening Night tickets $15.00 (restrictions apply)
Thursday, October 3: 7:00 PM
Friday, October 4- 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 5- 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Sunday, October 6- 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM
Tickets start at $20.00
*Additional fees may apply. Ticket prices based on market demand and subject to change.
To Purchase tickets
1. Visit www.ticketmaster.com
2. Arena Box Office (EagleBank Arena)
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LEGOLAND® New York will be previewing their newest theme park and resort at National Harbor, bringing one of America’s most beloved brands to the idyllic waterfront destination for the holiday weekend
As summer comes to a close, families will want to capitalize on the extended holiday weekend at National Harbor for a LEGOLAND® New York “On the Road” experience. Offering a preview of the upcoming theme park and resort, this Labor Day Weekend activity will take place at the Pier Tent from Friday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A short drive from all three D.C. airports as well as via AMTRAK, this interactive event will allow families to learn from Master LEGO® Builders and see a preview of the LEGOLAND® Driving School cars. Looking for a perfect family photo-op? A large-scale LEGO® panda and zebra, as well as costumed characters, will provide the perfect backdrop for snapshots. Or, take a photo in a simulated Dragon Coaster ride vehicle. In addition to all of this, National Harbor is showing The LEGO®Movie 2 during Family Movie Night on the Potomac at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1.
LEGOLAND® Kid Reporters will be reporting live from the event, allowing kids to inform kids about the opening of the ultimate LEGO® theme park and hotel destination! The new theme park will contain more than 50 interactive rides, shows and attractions that let kids and adults play, ride, climb, build and learn together.
LEGOLAND® New York Resort is scheduled to open in 2020 in the beautiful Hudson Valley town of Goshen, Orange County, New York, just 60 miles northwest of New York City. At 150 acres, it will be the largest LEGOLAND® theme park ever built by Merlin Entertainments.
Set along the banks of the stunning Potomac River, this LEGOLAND® New York experience isn’t the only highlight to visit at National Harbor this Labor Day Weekend. The destination includes dozens of shopping and dining hotspots, hotels and some of the best sunset views in the region. Families can stop by Tanger Outlets for last minute school shopping, ride to the top of The Capital Wheel, or catch an outdoor snack. Visitors to National Harbor will discover a host of activities suitable for everyone in the family. Also, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has special SummerFest activities for overnight guests through Sept. 2.
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