Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart: Spectacular Stunts, New Acts

Last night at Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart, I was having flashbacks to our first time seeing the show in 2009, when Charlie was barely five and Eve was just three.As we have nearly every year since, our family adores this chance to be immersed in our love of Disney storytelling, combined with ice stunts, dance, great music and amazing special effects. But now in 2016 at Follow Your Heart, there are aerial tricks and special sets, technology and surprises like we have never seen before!Plus Read more...

Peter and the Wolf at Arts Barn Gaithersburg

Peter and the Wolf at Arts Barn GaithersburgMusic and story by Sergei ProkofievPerformed by Catholic University of America Chamber OrchestraNovember 5 • 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.Tickets just $12In the classic children’s symphony and story, the adventurous Peter and his animal friends—memorably portrayed by different instruments—capture, and ultimately save, a wolf.  Stay to meet the musicians at an “instrument petting zoo.” Recommended for all ages.  This is an exciting Read more...

Yuna at 9:30 Club Tuesday September 27: Amazing Artist

Tomorrow night September 27, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna will be playing the 9:30 Club. Get tickets!Rolling Stone has hailed Yuna's latest, Chapters, one of the Best R&B albums of 2016. With collaborators like Usher, Pharrell and DJ Premier, her music is packed with retro-futuristic urban grooves.Yuna once described her music as "a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay," a quote that she now says, "I can’t believe people still hold onto that! It was a quote that I had on, Read more...

Jumanji at Adventure Theatre MTC: Do Not Miss!

The A Parent in Silver Spring crew almost missed Jumanji this summer, but we are so happy we didn't! Swim team. Summer camps. Vacations. Sitter coordinations. As my kids get older, summers become an even more complicated Jenga game of adding and taking away activities and obligations.But there is one game you need to make time for this summer before it is put back away in the closet: JUMANJI at Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park. This children's theatre play runs through August 28, and Read more...

We Got Annie (in DC) and You’ve Got to See It!

Apparently I earned my Coolest Mom Ever card by scoring media review tickets for my girls and me to attend the national Broadway tour of Annie.Annie is playing for a very limited run at The National Theatre daily through this Sunday, March 20th and tickets are still available for all six remaining shows!All three of us had never before seen the classic Broadway production of Annie. I was raised on the Aileen Quinn 1982 film (I probably have seen it more than 100 times and I literally Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Annie at The National Theater DC

If you too have been obsessed with all things Annie since you were a kid (complete with singing all the songs with a theater kid vibrato and a New Yorker accent ... even if you grew up in say, Southern California ... but I digress) you are going to L.O.V.E. this giveaway: Two tickets to opening night here in DC: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at The National Theater The Tony Award-Winning production is town for just five days, March 15 - 20, so get your tickets before they are sold out.Critics Read more...

Laurie Berkner Band Coming to Town!

Want to be the coolest mom or dad EVER?Take your kids to see the Laurie Berkner Band LIVE. You and your family will enjoy 1 hour and 15 minutes of singing all your favorites ("Laurie has a pig on her head...", "Moon, moon, moon, shining bright...") and dancing your socks off. Be sure to bring your favorite stuffed animal...for your head!Ticket Price: $35Get tickets before they sell out!    Read more...

Holiday Concert for Families in Downtown Silver Spring Dec. 12 : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Sleigh Ride

Holiday concerts are a (wonderful) dime a dozen this time of year.But musical, seasonal events designed especially for babies, toddlers and preschoolers? Now that is a true Christmas miracle.The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is bringing their Music Box Series to downtown Silver Spring's Civic Building on Saturday, December 12 for two morning little-kid-centric concerts. At both 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., an ensemble of BSO musicians will perform classical holiday songs for children age 0-3 Read more...

Cinderella at National Theatre Review

  Last night was the DC opening of Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the National Theatre, and it was also Alice's first "big girl" theatre experience. This breathtaking, funny, gorgeous production was her perfect introduction to a lifelong love for Broadway musicals! We both loved every single glorious minute, every note sung, every joke cracked. Cinderella was classic Rodgers and Hammerstein glamour and charm. Our favorite elements of this fresh Read more...