This Sunday I am going to see a Circue du Soleil production titled “Amaluna.” YAAAY PGC BLOG! The band for this extravagant production is all female; the cast is 70% female. It’s my first time seeing a Cirque du Soleil productions. My camera is charged and I’m trippin. <- DC in me. Taking place on a fictional island, the Queen Prospera is charging over her daughter Miranda’s coming of age ceremony. In the wake of a storm caused by Queen Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island (insert dramatic music here-DUN-DUN-DUUUAAAAAHN) The arrival of these scantily clad, athletic men triggers the story of love between Prospera’s daughter Miranda and Romeo, her suitor. Their love will be put to the test and these tests are where the performers shine with awe inspiring feats that bring to life the pursuit of Miranda and Romeo’s love. This will indeed be juicy. The performance runs from now until September 21st under the Big Top at National Harbor. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna or by calling 1-800-450-1480.
Also happening on Sunday, City of Praise Family Ministries hosts Praise in the Park with special guest Tye Tribbett on August 10th, 10am-4pm in Bowie at the Bowie Baysox Stadium. The church is celebrating 50 years of ministry in the DC/MD/VA area; I remember when the original church was in DC on Douglas Street. Holla! Midnight musicals than Bob’s Big Boy on 45o. Come out and celebrate with them at the Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway. This is a free event.
FestAfrica African Festival in downtown Silver Spring this weekend, Saturday and Sunday August 9th & 10th, at the Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring Civic Center – 8523 Fenton Street (Corner of Fenton Street & Ellsworth Drive) Silver Spring, MD 20906. Festivities get started 1pm and end at 8pm each day. The festival features music by local and international African music and dance performances, African cuisine, vendors, games for children, and health fair. 1 I really like Silver Spring. There’s a good feel to the place. Lots of diversity, a good town center, multicultural businesses, arts, restaurants, and transit oriented development.
Saturday August 9th at Showplace Arena, 10am to 1pm, Prince George’s County Public Schools hosts their annual Back to School Fair. This is a fee event. Showplace Arena is located at 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro 20772. Representatives will be available from various PGCPS schools, offices, and county agencies throughout the day. Backpacks will be given to 4000 students that have a signed ticket indicating they have visited the display of a school. This year, PGCPS’s Health Services will provide free chicken pox vaccines to kindergarteners and free meningococcal and Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, pertussis/whooping cough) vaccines to students entering seventh grade. Parents can pre-register students for their vaccinations at this LINK. For more information, call (301) 952-6001.
FRIDAY AUGUST 8TH at 8PM there’s a free outdoor movie showing of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” at Watkins Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774. This is a fun way to enjoy family time and not spend gobs of money. Again, this is a FREE Outdoor Movie! Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit and enjoy the movie. Parking is located at the Central Area Office. The movie is to the right of the parking area (Field #5).