Go See Rocknoceros at the Fillmore Silver Spring Tomorrow! Tickets Just $5!!

Rocknoceros at The Fillmore Silver Spring Saturday February 23 at 11 am.

Just $5 to see the best local kids’ band at the best local venue!! OMG, you have to go! Get tickets. 

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Jammin Java Saturday Show and New Tot Rock Schedule

Catch Dave Brewer and the PreK Kings This Saturday at Jammin' Java! Dave Brewer and the PreK Kings at Jammin' Java  Saturday January 05, 2013 10:30AM, Doors 10AM General Admission Tickets $8 Local musician, music teacher and father Dave Brewer and the "rock star dads" of the PreK Kings have a rockin' show this weekend! The PreK Kings use rock and blues and silliness and energy to entertain families. Stories, props, magic tricks and humor are all part of the show. Check out the hilarious Read more...

Attend (and Perform In!) the IMT Kids and Family Talent Show

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 pm is the First Annual IMT Kids & Family Talent Show and the organizers are still looking for musical children and families to perform.  There is space for five additional acts. Solos, duets, bands and all types of performance groups are welcome! Join contestants Jessie Silverberg and Matthew & Gary Carter (pictured in this post) and channel your inner Von Trapp Family or School of Rock rocker (also pictured, just for fun.)   If you are interested, send an email Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Mr. Gabe’s CD Playdate, Our Family’s New Favorite Tunes

Whether you are a regular attender of Mr. Gabe of Takoma Park's concerts or simply in need of new kid-friendly music, you and your kids are going to LOVE his first CD Playdate. It is packed with enjoyable original songs and old favorites. Mr. Gabe (aka Gabe Hutter) aims his tunes at children aged baby-first grade, but our third grader and my husband and I have been rocking out, all of us singing along, on our recent road trips. Although we were already familiar with “Five Little Monkeys,” Read more...

Family Concert Series Begins Saturday October 13

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Present the Institute of Musical Traditions (IMT)'s Family AWESOME Concert Experience A family friendly concert series on Saturday afternoons in Takoma Park (and one show in Rockville)? Some of the best family musicians performing today, hand-selected by (and including) multiple-Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer? Something new and fun to do with your children one Saturday a month, October through April? An environment where parents and Read more...

Fall 2012 Jammin Java Children’s Concerts

Though I'm a Marylander, my family and I regularly make the trek to good ol' Virginia for Jammin Java's special concerts for families. Whether we are catching a special weekend showing by PBS Kids' Steve Songs or checking in with our favorite local jokester The Great Zucchini on a weekday, we're never disappointed. The only thing that would make this venue and kid-friendly programming better? If they moved across the Potomac! Check out the special weekend concerts for families listed below, and Read more...

Free and Cheap Fitness Classes for Adults (+ Playlist)

I love my gym (it has childcare! -- it's getting there is the hard part). I tolerate running/walking in my neighborhood (I buy new iTunes and don't let myself listen to them unless I am exercising...sick and wrong, but it works). But another incentive to move my booty are cool, free and discounted workouts. Here are some local move-that-a$$ or achieve that Zen classes this week and month that have me excited. Free Zumba Class on Saturday September 22 at Elite Dance Studio in Colesville/Silver Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Rascal Flatts at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday September 2

Best place to see live music outdoors in the DC-area: Merriweather Post Pavilion. Best band to see if your husband loves country music and you are decidedly a rock girl: Rascal Flatts Best night to catch a concert: Sunday September 2 during Labor Day Weekend -- the last "Saturday night of Summer" I'm not a modern country music person. I have tried. I love bluegrass. Blues. Folk. But straight up CMT acts are not really my style or iPod choice. My husband Chris, however, loves modern country music Read more...

GIVEAWAY TODAY: Tickets to Thursday Performance at Strathmore Backyard Theater for Children by Recess Monkey!

ENTER TODAY - WIN TOMORROW!: A Parent in Silver Spring and Strathmore are proud to offer families giveaways of tickets to each show in the four concert series! Strathmore's Annual Backyard Theater for Children is one of the best parts of summer! This Thursday July 19 catch Recess Monkey at Strathmore, and a lucky winner will be drawn tomorrow morning. Recess Monkey is one of the most popular family-friendly bands in the country. Based in Seattle, the band is comprised of three wacky guys who are Read more...