Japanese Taiko Drummers at Dulles International Airport

Taiko Drummer
Taiko Drummer – Mark H. Rooney

In celebration of Asian-American Heritage Month, Japanese Taiko drummers will be performing at Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31.

The free performances will feature DC-based musician Mark H Rooney.  Taiko is a dynamic form of full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition. Rooney combines that traditional foundation with a modern sensibility to create performances that are full of energy, endurance, and excitement.

The performance on Thursday May 30 will take place from  3 to 5 p.m. on the departures level – east side.

On Friday, May 31, you can catch the drummers from 10 to 11 a.m. on the departures level – east side;  From 11:15 to noon, the show will move to Gate B41, post security.

The performances are sponsored by All Nippon Airlines (ANA) and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

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Gangnam Style @ Dulles International Airport May 3

Catch the Gangnam Style dance phenomenon this Friday at Dulles International Airport.

Psy Gangnam Style
Psy Gangnam Style

The performance is part of a Korean cultural festival Friday afternoon in celebration of the May 2013 Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

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Friday Night is Movie Date Night — Fandango Twofer

Fandango.com is offering a great deal for buy one get one free movie tickets.  This deal is really easy:

Iron Man 3 Opens in Theaters Friday May 3
Iron Man 3 Opens in Theaters Friday May 3

1.  Purchase 2 movie tickets to a Friday show with Fandango on a Friday.

2.  Pay with a Visa Signature Card (lots of cards will qualify)

3.  Receive 1 of the tickets free.

The limit is 1 complimentary movie ticket per Visa Signature card purchase, per 30 day period, and is valid through August 19, 2013.

The tickets must be purchased on a Friday for a Friday showing.

If you have 1 Visa Signature card, you could take advantage of this offer up to 4 times before the August 19th deadline.

If you have more than 1 Visa Signature card — you could be eligible for multiple BOGO movie tickets.

For instance, the Chase Freedom card, the Chase United Mileage Plus Explorer Card, and the Chase Southwest Rapid Reward card each would each qualify, as would many other Visa Signature credit cards.

Hey — Iron Man 3 opens in theaters this Friday!  Are you going?

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Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway — Just Post Your Winning Priceline Bids

I have never understood why more people do not post their winning Priceline bids on the various internet message boards — such as those highlighted in the sidebar.

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway
Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway

Consumers benefit from sharing this information.  If you check the message boards prior to placing a bid, why not return the favor and post the results of your bidding?  Would a free Starbucks Gift Card change your mind?

How to Succeed at Priceline Without Really Trying

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2013 Must Sees — Free E-Book from Lonely Planet

If you love quirky, offbeat, and adventurous travel, it’s time to make your plans with a great freebie from travel guide publisher Lonely Planet.

Free E-Book from Lonely Planet
Free E-Book from Lonely Planet

During the month of March 2013 you can land a free electronic copy of their “Best in Travel 2013” book.

The 208 page guide details this year’s “must sees” –the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for 2013.

The free e-book is offered in celebration of the publisher reaching one million followers on Twitter and one million likes on Facebook.

The guide contains a roundup of travel lists:

— The Best Value Destinations

— The Best Back-in-Time Entertainments

— The Unluckiest Places in the World

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