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Giveaway! Join the Monster Jam at the Verizon Center

El Toro Loco gets crazy big air | Photo: Ross Dettman

El Toro Loco gets crazy big air | Photo: Ross Dettman



The HUGEly popular Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL® is returning to the Verizon Center January 28-29 with an adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families. Giant bonus: You have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to catch the action at the Saturday 1pm show through the giveaway below!

This AMSOIL series can only be seen in select cities across the country and features the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam. Here in DC, fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks.

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air.

The premier athletes slated to compete to be the nation’s capital champion are Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Pirate’s Curse, Shark, Alien Invasion, Zombie, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, and Blue Thunder.

Tickets start at $15 for seats in the stands. (I’ve also seen deal for select seats on Goldstar) You can also join Pit Parties from 10:30am – 12pm for an opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks. Pit Passes are available for $10 at the arena box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or Charge by Phone at 800-745-3000. Same day event ticket along with Pit Pass are required for entry.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-pack of tickets Monster Jam at the Verizon Center on January 28 at 1pm, simply leave a comment below telling me what you would name your Monster Jam vehicle (make it as creative or simple as you want). To be eligible to win, you must follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook (get an extra chance to win by entering there, too). This giveaway will run through next Friday, January 13, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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Enter to Win Tickets to “Primary Blues: Blues 101 for Families” at Strathmore!

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As autumn hues color the landscape, add some vibrant tones to your family’s seasonal entertainment: The blues! On Thursday, October 27, Strathmore presents Primary Blues: Blues 101 for Families. And I have a Family 4-Pack of tickets for the show to give away to one lucky KFDC reader!

With audience members of all ages in mind, this is a performance that is both entertaining and educational. The 45-minute, multimedia concert features alumni of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program. These top flight musicians showcase their talent and teach the basics of the full-hearted, foot-tapping music we call the blues. Where did it come from, how did it evolve, and what’s it all about? Get the lowdown on call and response; 12-bar blues chord progression, lyric structure, and improvisation. This music lesson brings the blues and its iconic artists to life.

The show begins at 7:30pm, but you can go early to witness the area’s Piedmont blues tradition live, as Strathmore presents the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation musicians in the Lockheed Martin Lobby prior to Shades of Blues performances. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Besthesda, MD.

Tickets for Primary Blues: Blues 101 for Families are just $5-14 and are available for purchase online. Of course, you can also try to win the Family 4-Pack through the giveaway below.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Primary Blues: Blues 101 for Families at Strathmore on October 27 at 7:30pm, simply leave a comment below and/or on the KidFriendly DC Facebook page — bonus entry for commenting on both! This giveaway will run through Sunday, October 23, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Strathmore, however, I only promote programs, events, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Join a Minecraft League & Play with a Team on the Big Screen (+ Giveaway!)

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It was just over a week ago that I first introduced Super League Gaming, the nation-wide program that lets children experience Minecraft in the most exciting way possible: In a movie theater! That’s right, participants can play their favorite game on the big screen alongside other Minecraft enthusiasts — and now they can do so as a team in a 4-week gaming season and they can play for a chance to share a $15,000 college scholarship with their team!

The Minecraft Metropolis Madness season begins on October 19 in the DC area at iPic Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, running weekly from 4:30pm-6pm. It will also be held at Carmike Apple Blossom 12 in Winchester and many theaters around the country.

Tickets are $80 for the 4-week season and can be purchased on the Super League Gaming website. Save $20 with promo code: KIDFRIENDLY. I also have two season tickets up for grabs — you can try to win one of them in the giveaway below!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win one of the two season tickets for Super League Gaming’s Minecraft Madness Metropolis series, simply leave a comment below or on the KidFriendly DC Facebook page. This giveaway will run through October 15, then two winners will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Tickets will be emailed, so you will have them in time for the event. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Super League Gaming, however, I only promote events, programs, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Super League Gaming: Educational & Social Fun for Kids of All Ages (+ Giveaway)!

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Any Minecraft fans out there?

Super League Gaming lets your children experience Minecraft in the most exciting way possible: In a movie theatre! While gaming on the big screen, players will engage in a variety of games that reinforce STEM educational concepts, encourage creativity, and promote team building and sociability. Parents can attend for free, and every participant receives a free Super League T-shirt!

The next Minecraft event takes place in theatres nationwide on October 1, with the 4-week Minecraft season Metropolis Madness starting on October 18. In the DC area, you can experience it this Saturday at iPic Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. Get tickets on the Super League Gaming website and get 25% Off, using the Promo Code KIDFRIENDLY. I also have five tickets up for grabs — you can try to win one of them in the giveaway below!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win one of the five tickets to the Super League Gaming Minecraft event this Saturday, October 1, in North Besthesda, simple leave a comment below or on the KidFriendly DC Facebook page. This giveaway will only run until 3pm on Friday, September 30, then five winners will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Tickets will be emailed, so you will have them in time for the event. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Super League Gaming, however, I only promote events, programs, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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Giveaway: Win Tickets to InterAct Story Theatre’s One Gold Coin–una moneda de oro

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InterAct Story Theatre is bringing back a favorite from their repertory to entertain young audiences this September! One Gold Coin–una moneda de oro is a fun and engaging play for kids and families about the power of giving, performed in English and Spanish with lots of audience participation.

Could the magic of giving be locked inside one little coin? When the wise old healer Doña Teresa comes to Regalo, she carries a gold coin that brings magic to everyone that holds it — but it must be given to one who truly needs it. But how do you decide who has the greatest need? And who does the coin’s magic benefit most — the one who receives it, or the one who gives it away?

Javier del Pilar, Elicia Moran, and Elle Sullivan in One Gold Coin una moeda de oro

Javier del Pilar, Elicia Moran, and Elle Sullivan in One Gold Coin–una moeda de oro



Penned by founding director Lenore Blank Kelner and directed by Executive Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, this fresh adaptation of an InterAct Story Theatre classic is set in El Salvador and features music by award-winning musical duo Cantaré Latin American Music.

One Gold Coin–una moneda de oro will run September 9-18 at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Theatre II. Performances will take place Fridays at 11am & 1pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30am & 1:30pm. There will also be a Special Sensory Friendly performance on Sunday, September 11 at 1:30pm. Recommended for ages 4 and up, run time is 50 minutes. Tickets are $12.50/adult, $10/ages 4-11, free for 3 and under (plus service fee) and can be purchased online. Of course, you can try to win a free set through the giveaway below.


GIVEAWAY: I have two sets of four tickets up for grabs to see InterAct Story Theatre’s One Gold Coin–una moneda de oro on September 10 at 11:30am or 1pm! For a chance to win one of them, simply leave a comment below telling me what activity you enjoyed most this summer that you learned about from KidFriendly DC. To be eligible, you should subscribe to the KFDC blog (see sign-up to the left) and follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook and InterAct Story Theatre on Facebook. This giveaway will run through Sunday, August 28, then the winners will be picked and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by InterAct Story Theatre, however, I only promote programs, events, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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