Things to do with Kids: BlackRock Center for the Arts.

Posted by amandar in Blog, Things to do on Fri, Mar 2, 2012

I have never been a huge fan of the magician illusionist.

They’ve just always seemed a little corny.

And also, I don’t like getting tricked.

I like know the how and why of things.

Courtesy of Black Rock Center

Otherwise I just feel confused and suspicious.


As mom to some young Dudes who love all things magic, having the opportunity to take them to see Spencer’s Theater of Illusion at the Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland was a wonderful opportunity.

My guys were super excited about being able to see a real life magician (my oldest is somewhat obsessed with Harry Potter and Merlin and sorta things magicians and wizards are the exact same thing) and experience the magic.

I’d never been to the Black Rock Center before so I was very pleased with the venue.  I like how all of the seats are “good seats” and that the everything is so clean and neat.  And the staff is delightful to interact with as well.

As for the show itself, I have to admit that I was presently surprised!  Not only was it not entirely corny (a little, but in an endearing way), but you could really see the passion the performers had for illusion and providing quality family entertainment.

Most importantly?  My Dudes LOVED it!  They excitedly volunteered me for every opportunity (I didn’t get picked unfortunately), and they talked about it the entire way home.

It was just a really fun opportunity for us to do something together (without the baby brother).  We even grabbed a little snack afterwards and did a little shopping in the area.

They were so happy about their magical day that both of them held my hands on the way to the car.

Made it all completely worth it.

Looking to enjoy an family-friendly upcoming performance at the Black Rock Center for the Arts?

Check out the Culkin School for Irish Dance performance for children and families this (3/3) Saturday!  They are offering two exciting performances for families to enjoy and learn about Irish dance.

Courtesy of Black Rock Center

Also, coming up this month, is a fun-filled performance by Bash the Trash.  This earth-conscious trio presents a show filled with music, science, and environmental awareness.  Plus, the interactive performance includes a workshop that allows children to create their own instruments out of trash cans.  Check them out at Black Rock Center March 23rd or 24th.

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About Amanda Rodriguez

Amanda is your friendly, neighborhood T2T head blogger.  She is in charge of bringing the blog awesome to Tots2Tweens on a daily basis!  She is a married mom to three cool Dudes (ages 3, 6, & 9) and one baby dog daughter.  In addition to making magic here on Tots2Tweens she also writes a pretty fan-freakin-tastic humor parenting blog called parenting BY dummies.   When she’s not bringing the pain online or chasing her Dudes up and down a field of some sort she is behind her camera capturing memories for gorgeous people with her Maryland photography business.  She also enjoys reality TV (she was even on a show once!), baked goodness, and watching other people take long walks on the beach.

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