Dec 19, 2015

Mickey & Minnie's Doorway to Magic - Ontario, CA



Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions when Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt visits Ontario on January 9 - 10, 2016 at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination.



LOCATION:
Citizens Business Bank Arena - 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
Show Date & Time: Saturday, January 9, 2016 1:00PM, 4:00PM
Sunday, January 10, 2016 1:00PM, 4:00PM
Ticket Prices: ticket start @ $20.00
To order tickets by phone: 1-888-9-AXS-TIX
Online: www.disneylive.com




Jul 15, 2015

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENT CIRCUS XTREME - DISCOUNT


Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers take Circus to the max with the ALL NEW show Ringing Bros. and Barnum Bailey Presents Circus XTREME
Coming to SoCal from July 9 - August 2

Getting ready to head to the circus? Well, not too fast cause I have an awesome discount for you to use before purchasing those bad boys.

Use code MOM15 and get a family 4-pack of tickets for only $80 


Jul 13, 2015

Promenade Temecula - Kids Club (Free July Summer Events)




Promenade Temecula has you covered when it comes to fun outdoor summer activities with the Promenade Summer Kids Club. This cool club offers kids (ages 3-10) fun thing to do all summer long, with a new activity each week.

Events include shows, crafts and educational activities. Membership is FREE and once you're a member of the Kids Club, children will enjoy the special benefits.

Become a member today by registering your kid(s) here.


Wednesday, July 22 @ 11am - 1pm
SAIL BOAT
Water color your own sail boat!


Wednesday, July 29 @ 11am - 1pm
SUPER HERO
Do you have an alter ego? Did you always want to be a super hero, a furry friend, or a gentle giant? Make a mask and show off your secret side!


Jul 10, 2015

OC Fair "One Big Party" Giveaway Tickets


July 17 - August 16
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Nothing says summer fun like the OC Fair!


Lucky for us, the fair is here - or will be on July 17. With tons of fun for the entire family and lots of food to grub on there's absolutely no reason not to attend.

Here are some of the fun things they've got for ya:
  • Food (AKA: my personal favorite) – Fair food is always unique and it’s fun to see what new things they come up with each year - but the funnel cakes are always a must!
  • Competitions – Art, Crafts, Animals, Food and more!
  • Concerts at Pacific Amphitheatre – Headliners from today and from years past. Concert tickets always include Fair admission.
  • Performances at The Hangar – Tribute bands and originals.
  • Carnival Rides and Attractions - fun fun fun
  • Action Sports Arena – Demolition Derby, Speedway, BMX and more
  • Discounts - tons of ways to save a buck on admission


DATES:
Friday, July 17 - Sunday, August 16

LOCATION:
OC Fair Grounds
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

HOURS:
Wednesday-Friday
Saturday-Sunday
Monday-Tuesday
Noon-Midnight
10 am-Midnight
Closed



Check out all the cool stuff they've got in store for us this summer by visiting ocfair.com

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GIVEAWAY
One lucky person will win a 4-pack of tickets to the OC Fair


Giveaway ends on Friday, July 17 @11:59 pm and is open to US residents, +18 years old. Winner will be notified via email and has 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Ticket vouchers will be mailed directly to winner via USPS.


Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to the OC Fair in exchange for posting about the event and it's voucher giveaway. Winners tickets will be provided by OC Fair and will be picked up by winner at venue box office.


Jun 29, 2015

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENT CIRCUS XTREME - GIVEAWAY


Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers take Circus to the max with the ALL NEW show Ringing Bros. and Barnum Bailey Presents Circus XTREME
Coming to SoCal from July 9 - August 2

Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME. Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join us as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before at The Greatest Show On Earth®. 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME blends extreme circus displays for the ultimate family fun entertainment experience, playing at STAPLES Center Los Angeles (July 9-14); Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario (July 17-21); and Honda Center, Anaheim (July 24-Aug 2).



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will win 2 ticket vouchers

*vouchers must be exchanged for event tickets at the box office before showtime; vouchers are good for any of the three SoCal venues and only for weekday shows.



Giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 15 @11:59 pm and is open to US residents, +18 years old. Winner will be notified via email and has 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Ticket vouchers will be mailed directly to winner via USPS.


Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to the opening show in exchange for posting about the event and it's voucher giveaway. SoCalBlog will mail the winner their ticket vouchers via USPS and is not responsible for any lost or stolen tickets.

Jun 19, 2015

Williams Sonoma - June Free Jr Culinary Technique Classes


Get the little one's up and ready to get their cooking on with Williams-Sonoma fun FREE chef classes.

Never heard of them? Well you're in for a treat with this hour long class that includes a cooking demonstration, generous samples and printed recipes to take home. Your little one's get hands on experience and a tasty treat - yay!




Father's Day Fun with Dad
Saturday, June 20 @ 10 am
Discover some great gift ideas for Dad on Father's Day! You'll learn how to use everything from the latest kitchen gadgets to our favorite ice cream maker, which turn out awesome frozen desserts. Then you can create a delicious treat that Dad and the rest of the family will enjoy.
Class is suitable for ages 5-13.



American Girl Event: Baking with Grace
Saturday, June 27 @ 10 am - 1130 am
Join WIlliams-Sonoma and American Girl for a hands-on baking class inspired by Grace - the 2015 Girl of the Year! Each student will learn Grace's favorite French Madeleine recipe, then finish the pastries with dark chocolate, white chocolate, and a few other toppings. We'll also make and decorate sugar cookies from scratch. Each child will take home a special American Girl goodie bag! $30 per child.
Suitable for ages 8-12 - call your local store to sign up as class size is limited to 12 students.



Jun 17, 2015

Promenade Temecula - Kids Club (FREE June summer events)




The kids are out of school with nothing to do but watch TV or play video games, right? Not true.

Promenade Temecula has you covered when it comes to fun outdoor summer activities with the Promenade Summer Kids Club. This cool club offers kids (ages 3-10) fun thing to do all summer long, with a new activity each week.

Events include shows, crafts and educational activities. Membership is FREE and once you're a member of the Kids Club, children will enjoy the special benefits.

Become a member today by registering your kid(s) here.


JUNE EVENTS

Wednesday, June 17 @ 11am - 1pm
KITE DAY
It's high-flying fun! Let your creativity soar with a customized kite, complete with kite string and handles. Create a personalized kite with your name, a hand print, or a picture that rises to the occasion. 
(*Event will be held in the Plaza across from Edwards Cinemas)


Wednesday, June 24 @ 11am - 1pm
BIRDHOUSE
Build your feathered friends a birdhouse and decorate it to put in your favorite tree at hom. Then watch your beaked buddy move in and feather his nest, just outside your window. Plus, you'll make a special treat for the birds to enjoy.


Jun 15, 2015

2015 Summer Movie Express - Regal Entertainment Group




Summer's literally right around the corner and it's time to start finding inexpensive and fun thing to do with the kiddos - thank goodness Regal Entertainment Group has you covered!

Regal Summer Movie Express runs June - August and lets you see an awesome G or PG rated film for only $1, every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Every theater has different dates so check here for movie dates at your local theater.


Movie schedule:

Week 1 - Nut Job / Annie

Week 2 - Earth to Echo / The Boxtrolls

Week 3 - Paddington / Turbo

Week 4 - Rio 2 / How To Train Your Dragon 2

Week 5 - Mr. Peabocy & Sherman / The Book of Life

Week 6 - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb / Penguins of Madagascar

Week 7 - Madagascar 3 / Dolphin Tale 2

Week 8 - Muppets Most Wanted / Alexander and the Very Bad Day

Week 9 - The Lego Movie / The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water


Jun 10, 2015

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Present Circus Xtreme


Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers take Circus to the max with the ALL NEW show Ringing Bros. and Barnum Bailey Presents Circus XTREME
Coming to SoCal from July 9 - August 2

Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME. Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join us as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME blends extreme circus displays for the ultimate family fun entertainment experience, playing at STAPLES Center Los Angeles (July 9-14); Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario (July 17-21); and Honda Center, Anaheim (July 24-Aug 2).

Guided by Ringmaster David Shipman, Circus XTREME pushes the limits of excitement to features artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying beloved traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen contemporary spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments. Featuring an international assembly of over 100 performers spanning 13 countries around the world, the Ringling Bros. 145th Edition is highlighted by several unique acts including:

  • Xtreme Sports display featuring BMX freestyle riders, energetic parkour performers, trampoline acrobats and slack line gymnastics tricks
  • Caravan of Camels – the only act of it’s kind in the world featuring 6 twin-humped Bactrian camels
  • Bungee Skydivers aerial acro-ballet
  • World’s youngest human cannonball Gemma “The Jet” Kirby has been shot from the cannon over 500 times
  • Mongolian Marvels strongmen create a human pyramid with a combined weight of over 880 pound

Additional circus elements highlighted in the show including Bengal tiger presenter Taba; daredevil whirling Pendulum of Steel performance; edge-of-your-seat high wire stunts, hilarious poodle tricks; of course no show would be complete without the Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and treasured performing pachyderms!

Be sure to arrive early to experience several fun-filled interactive elements before the show starts included with the ticket price – visit the Animal Open House to get up-close with our amazing animal stars and the All Access Pre-Show where families can step onto the arena floor to meet our performers, learn circus skills, try on costumes and much more!


LOS ANGELES
STAPLES CENTER - 1111 S. Figueroa Stree, Los Angeles 90015

WHEN:
Thursday, July 9 @ 730 pm
Friday, July 10 @ 12 pm & 730 pm
Saturday, July 11 @1130 am, 330 pm & 730 pm
Sunday, July 12 @ 1130 am, 330 pm & 730 pm
Monday, July 13 @ 730 pm
Tuesday, July 14 @ 12 pm & 730 pm
**All shows include the All Access Pre-Show

TICKETS:
Prices range from $25, $30, $45-$50 (VIP), $100-$110 (Front Row)*
Opening night tickets are only $15 each (not valid for VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets are available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or at the venue box office.


ONTARIO
CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA - 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario 91764

WHEN:
Friday, July 17 @ 730 pm
Saturday, July 18 @ 1130 am, 330 pm & 730 pm
Sunday, July 19 @ 1130 am & 330 pm
Monday, July 20 @ 730 pm
Tuesday, July 21 @ 12 pm & 730 pm
**All shows include the All Access Pre-Show

TICKETS:
Prices range from $22, $27, $38-$42 (VIP), $70 (Front Row)
Opening night tickets are only $15 each (not valid for VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets are available for purchase online at AXS.com or CBBankArena.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or at the venue box office.


ANAHEIM
HONDA CENTER - 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim 92806

WHEN:
Friday, July 24 @ 730 pm
Saturday, July 25 @ 1130 am, 330 pm & 730 pm
Sunday, July 26 @ 130 pm & 530 pm
Wednesday, July 29 @ 1 pm & 730 pm
Thursday, July 30 @ 1030 am & 730 pm
Friday, July 31 @ 1 pm & 730 pm
Saturday, August 1 @ 1130 am, 330 pm & 730 pm
Sunday, August 2 @ 1130 am, 330 pm & 730 pm
**All shows include the All Access Pre-Show

TICKETS:
Prices range from $20, $25, $30, $42 (VIP), $70-$80 (Front Row)
Opening night tickets are only $15 each (not valid for VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the venue box office.


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TICKET GIVEAWAY COMING SOON!


Jun 8, 2015

Special Olympics - SoCal


United we play. United we win.
Hundreds of gold, silver and bronze medals are polished and ready to be awarded as Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Summer Games return to the California State Long Beach (6000 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815) campus and Recreation Park Golf Course (5000 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90814), June 13-14, 2015. More than 5,000 local dignitaries, corporate sponsors, spectators and family members are expected to attend. Admission to all events is free.

The annual event begins early Saturday morning with the torch lighting opening ceremony at 9:30am, followed by competitions, award ceremonies and special athlete educational events scheduled throughout the weekend.

An estimated 1,100 athletes from Southern California will compete in Aquatics, Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, Bocce, Golf, and Gymnastics. Along with the games, weekend competitions will also include games, live entertainment, community and law enforcement exhibits at Expo Park and the Grand Prize drawing for the Special Olympics Southern California Dream House Raffle campaign, where more than 1,600 prizes including the grand prize will be awarded. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $150 until May 29. Visit www.SoCalRaffle.com for more information.

The Summer Games are the first of two Southern California championships held each year, and this year’s games serve as prelude to the much anticipated Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games, held July 25-August 2.

Called one of the largest humanitarian events in Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympics, World Games (www.LA2015.org ) will bring an estimated half-million people to the greater Los Angeles area, with more than 7,000 Special Olympic athletes participating from 170 nations. There will be 15 athletes competing in Summer Games who will then compete in the World Games. Day one of Summer Games will include the annual “Breakfast with Champions” where leaders of the business and sports communities come together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes. This year, keynote speaker will be Doc Rivers, President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach for the Los Angeles Clippers. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased at www.sosc.org/bwc.

During Summer Games, SOSC will showcase two of its signature programs, Healthy Athletes and Young Athletes. Free health screenings will be provided, and participants in the Young Athletes Program (ages 2 ½ to 7) will learn the importance of sporting activities, which are vital to mental development and physical growth to the youngest members of the Special Olympics community.

Leaders from SOSC and Cal State Long Beach will formally announce that the partnership between Special Olympics Southern California and Cal State Long Beach will continue, as the University has extended its agreement to host Summer Games through 2017.
“We are tremendously grateful to the University and its generosity,” says Bill Shumard CEO and President, Special Olympics Southern California. “From use of campus facilities for matches, their residence halls which house our athletes, to the welcoming staff, we are thrilled that Summer Games will continue at Cal State Long Beach.”
For nearly 50 years, Special Olympics has provided individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to succeed through the power of sport, providing sports training, competitions, and health education opportunities at no cost to them or their families.
“Seeing the determination on their faces is inspiring,” says Shumard. “Our athletes are excited to share the benefits of the many hours they have spent practicing and improving their skills, while building lasting relationships with coaches and teammates. It’s truly remarkable to watch the athletes live the oath of Special Olympics, ‘If I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.’ That’s what Special Olympics is all about.”

EVENT INFO

Location:
California State Long Beach Campus - 6000 E. Atherton St., Long Beach
Recreation Park Golf Course - 5000 E. 7th St., Long Beach

Event dates:
Saturday, June 13 - Sunday, June 14

Cost:
FREE

for more info and a complete schedule of events please visit http://www.sosc.org/summergames


Mar 27, 2015

America's Family Pet EXPO (Ticket Giveaway)



America's Family Pet Expo returns to the OC Fair & Event Center
April 10 - 12


Enthusiasts of all creatures great and small will unite at the America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE), returning to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, April 10th – 12th.  Marking its 26th year, the AFPE joins cats, dogs, miniature horses, birds, and exotic reptiles, together in this unique event giving show guests the opportunity to experience furry, feathered and scaled friends in a variety of different ways.

AFPE kindly reminds guests that the event is for humans only, pets are not allowed at the Expo, but there are plenty of interactive exhibits, educational shows and demonstrations, as well as the latest in pet trends and products for sale, so your pets won’t need to feel left out. Tickets are on sale now at www.PetExpoOC.org.   

New to the Expo, is the Purina Pro-Plan Performance Team, a high energy dog agility show that will surely be an audience favorite!  Splash Dogs take to the dock, offering a wet-and-wild canine competition, and the ever popular Human Hamster Wheel water attraction will have you running in circles.

Debuting at the 2015 Expo is “Cook’s Racing Hogs & Dogs,” a race that consists of four pigs, which run from one end of a 90-foot U-shaped track to the other.  Four dogs then compete in a similar race.  Waiting at the end of the track is a treat - vanilla ice cream and a golden Oreo cookie!  There is also lots of audience participation with this event, so get ready for some mud-slinging and fur flying fun!

Also returning are the Police Dog & Protection Demonstrations, crime fighting dogs in action showing how they serve and protect our community.  And don’t miss the Free Flight Bird Show where magnificent birds spread their wings and take flight. 

Kids can get in on the action by designing and creating a 10-gallon aquarium in the Kids Aquarium Contest.  There will also be pony rides, face paintings, and The Great American Petting Zoo for the whole family to enjoy.  If adventure calls, be sure to check out the Eurobungy Trampoline brought to you by West Coast Bungy.

Pet Adoptions will be handled on site for those looking for that “purrfect” animal addition to the family.  There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their forever home from local community partner organizations at the Expo. Last year posted a record of more than 700 adoptions, Expo organizers hope to set a new record for 2015.



EVENT INFORMATION

Show Days & Hours:
Friday (4/10) 10 am-6 pm; Saturday (4/11) 10 am-7 pm, Sunday (4/12) 10 am-6 pm

Location: 
OC Fair and Event Center - 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Parking:
$7.00

Admission:
General admission $13.00; Seniors 60+ $11.00; Children (6-12 yrs) $8.00, Children 5 & under are FREE
*Active and retired military are FREE with ID
Tickets can be purchased at venue box office or at PetExpoOC.org



** We know you love you pet and want them to experience this cool event but we ask that you kindly leave ALL pets at home. **


Buy tickets online: click here
Save time, buy tickets online
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GIVEAWAY


ONE lucky person will win a family-four-pack of tickets to the 2015 Pet Expo.



Giveaway will end on Sunday, April 5 @ 11:59 pm (pst). One winner will be chosen at random, using the above rafflecopter widget. Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. 

Disclosure: SoCal Blog was provided with tickets to the Pet Expo in exchange for posting event information & ticket giveaway. Giveaway tickets will be mailed to winner via USPS. SoCal Blog is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

Mar 25, 2015

Marvel Universe Live! Is Almost Here (Discount Offer)




Are all you Marvel fans hyped for "Marvel Universe Live!"? You totally should be - just check out my previous post with all the awesome show photos!

If you haven't purchased tickets to one of the shows at the three SoCal venues (Honda Center 3/26-3/29; Citizens Business Bank Arena 4/9-4/12; The Forum 5/01-5/03) then you're in luck because I have a fabulous discount offer for you below.



Use offer code: MOM 
when ordering your tickets and save $5 on tickets!
*expires 5/2/15; valid on $30 & $45 tickets


Mar 20, 2015

Disney On Ice Presents "Worlds of Fantasy" - Giveaway


Coming to SoCal: April 15 - 26 
Los Angeles and Ontario

Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasys - presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, comes to SoCal from April 15-26, with shows at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from DisneyPixar's Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney's Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid.

Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew ofDisney•Pixar's Cars race across the ice.  Dive into The Little Mermaid'senchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within! 

Locations & showtimes

LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles Sports Arena - 3939 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90037

April 15 - 19, 2015
Wednesday, April 15       7:30 pm
Thursday, April 16           7:30 pm
Friday, April 17               7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18           11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 19             11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Tickets: Ticket price levels are $22, $28, $45 (VIP) and $65 (Front Row).
Opening night tickets are available on select seating for only $15 each (not valid on VIP/Front Row seating). All seats are reserved; tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-754-3000 or visit the venue Box Office.


ONTARIO
4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

April 23 - 26, 2015
Thursday, April 23            7:30 pm
Friday, April 24                 12:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25             11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 26               1:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Tickets: Ticket price levels are $22, $28, $45 (VIP) and $65 (Front Row).
Opening night tickets are available on select seating for only $15 each (not valid on VIP/Front Row seating). All seats are reserved; tickets are available at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or visit the venue Box Office.

DISCOUNT OFFER can be found in my first post about this event - here.

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GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will win 2 weekday ticket vouchers to Disney on Ice Presents "Worlds of Fantasy"!

*ticket vouchers must be exchanged for event tickets at the box office before showtime; vouchers are good for any of the 2 SoCal venues and only for the weekday shows.




Giveaway ends on Sunday, April 5 @11:59 pm and is open to US residents, +18 years old. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Ticket vouchers will be mailed directly to winner via USPS.


Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to the opening show in exchange for posting about the event and it's voucher giveaway. SoCalBlog will mail the winner their ticket vouchers via USPS and is not responsible for any lost or stolen tickets.

Mar 16, 2015

Mad Hatter Tea Party Event - Promenade Temecula




Promenade Temecula is welcoming Spring in an exciting whimsical way, with a special Mad Hatter Tea Party - themed event  on Saturday, March 28 from 11 am - 1 pm.

This all-new event will include a variety of fun activities, crafts and tea treats, as well as special character appearances by Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit himself!
“We are turning our outdoor plaza into a magical wonderland adventure where families can create fun, new memories as we enter into the Spring season,” explained Kym Espinosa, Director of Marketing at Promenade Temecula. “One of the highlights of this Mad Hatter Tea Party event will be the special wonderland-themed games, which will include Flamingo Croquet and a Queen of Hearts Tossing game, with participating children being awarded Easter eggs filled with prizes.”
In addition to the fun wonderland-themed games, children will also have the opportunity to participate in a free Mad Hatter hat craft at the event. All supplies will be provided for this craft, which will allow children to create their very own festive top hat to wear at the event. 


Children will also receive a snack box upon arrival, which will be filled with delicious tread including a sandwich, cookie and a drink.


TICKETS:
Tickets are to this event are FREE and available for children 3-10 years of age, and can be picked up at Promenade Temecula's Guest Services.

*Admission to this special event is limited and parents must obtain their child's ticket in advance, as no tickets will be given the day of the event. For more information contact 951-296-0975.


LOCATION:
Promenade Temecula
40820 Winchester Road
Temecula, CA 92591

Mar 6, 2015

Disney on Ice Presents "WORLDS OF FANTASY"


Coming to SoCal: April 15-26
Los Angeles and Ontario locations


Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasys - presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, comes to SoCal from April 15-26, with shows at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from DisneyPixar's Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney's Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid.


Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar's Cars race across the ice.  Dive into The Little Mermaid's enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within!  The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever!

From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family's favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy - Presented by YoKids, with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.




Locations & showtimes

LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles Sports Arena - 3939 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90037

April 15 - 19, 2015
Wednesday, April 15       7:30 pm
Thursday, April 16           7:30 pm
Friday, April 17               7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18           11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 19             11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Tickets: Ticket price levels are $22, $28, $45 (VIP) and $65 (Front Row).
Opening night tickets are available on select seating for only $15 each (not valid on VIP/Front Row seating). All seats are reserved; tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-754-3000 or visit the venue Box Office.


ONTARIO
4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

April 23 - 26, 2015
Thursday, April 23            7:30 pm
Friday, April 24                 12:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25             11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 26               1:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Tickets: Ticket price levels are $22, $28, $45 (VIP) and $65 (Front Row).
Opening night tickets are available on select seating for only $15 each (not valid on VIP/Front Row seating). All seats are reserved; tickets are available at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or visit the venue Box Office.


DISCOUNT OFFER

Use offer code: MOM and get tickets for $20
*excludes front row and VIP seats. No double discounts.


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TICKET GIVEAWAY COMING SOON!



Disclosure: SoCal Blog will be provided with tickets to Disney on Ice in exchange for posting show information & future ticket giveaway. 

Feb 28, 2015

Jocelyn Arndt: "Strangers In Fairyland" EP Review




Looking to listen to a new upcoming artist? Well look no further, Jocelyn Arndt is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Boston who is already making a dent in the music industry. She alongside her 18 year old, guitar playing, co writer, brother Chris, managed to impact audiences everywhere they perform. Jocelyn’s distinctive vocal abilities have set her ablaze as she’s gotten the privilege of working with Grammy award winner Brad Blackwood throughout her musical career.

Jocelyn has recently teamed up with Popdust to release her new lyric video for her song “Lullaby”. It is the third song off her new EP album “Strangers in Fairyland” which was released October 27th. Jocelyn has also previously released her new song “Cinderella” and “Nevermind”. I got the chance to listen to her EP and I must say her vocals are breathtaking and filled with personal emotion even though the style of music isn’t typically what I listen to.

When discussing the video for “Lullaby”, Jocelyn has stated,
“It was a truly awesome experience to see the emotions in my lyrics for “Lullaby” actually come to life in the video. The whole feel is entirely stark, empty, and resigned which is great considering that we filmed our parts on green screen with the computer artwork added later. I think the emotion really comes through.”
Jocelyn has played the Big Apple Indie Music Series, Black Bear Music Festival, Move Music Fest, and the Utica Music & Arts Festival as well as appearing live on Fox Television's Good Day New York. In addition she's shared the stage with artists such as Magic Man, Ryan Montbleau, Shawn Rowe, and Shinobi Ninja, performing throughout New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee, and Georgia. 

"Strangers in Fairyland" can now be purchased on Amazon and iTunes.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Jocelyn and check out more of her music on her social media sites listed below. 

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mar. 16                       Sidewalk Cafe                             New York, NY
Mar. 17                       Jergel's Rhythm Grille                Warrendale, PA
Mar. 19                       Scruffy City Hall                         Knoxville, TN
Mar. 20                       Sugar's Downtown                      Chattanooga, TN
Mar. 21                       Acme Feed & Seed                     Nashville, TN
Apr. 3                         The Bitter End                             New York, NY


  
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Feb 23, 2015

Marvel Universe LIVE! Show Info & Discount Offer


Marvel Universe LIVE! Debuts in greater Los Angeles for it's first ever action-packed arena tour March 26 - May3.

Marvel fans, assemble! 


Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new groundbreaking level, with a mind-blowing stunt show unlike anything experienced before! Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) plus menacing Villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza debuting in Southern California for the first time ever starting March 26th – playing Honda Center/Anaheim, Citizens Business Bank Arena/Ontario and The Forum/Inglewood.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel icons together on one awesome quest. The Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

Feel the energy and excitement with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and stunning video projections that completely immerse the audience into the epic action and story. Nearly two years in the making, Marvel Universe LIVE! is being hailed as the most technically advanced and innovative live touring shows ever (in the more than 40 year history of Feld Entertainment). Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance…the fate of the Universe depends on it!


Ticket Information:

A N A H E I M
Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
WHEN: Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29
o Thursday, March 26 7:00 PM
o Friday, March 27 7:00 PM
o Saturday, March 28 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, March 29 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

TICKETS: Prices range from $20, $30, $45, $75 (VIP) and $135 (Gold Circle)
Kids (ages 2-12) tickets priced at $20 each*
Opening Night discount tickets available for $20 on select seating*
*not valid for VIP/Gold circle levels

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*Tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.


O N T A R I O
Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
WHEN: Thursday, April 9 – Sunday, April 12
o Thursday, April 9 7:00 PM
o Friday, April 10 7:00 PM
o Saturday, April 11 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, April 12 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

TICKETS: Prices range from $20, $30, $45, $75 (VIP) and $135 (Gold Circle)
Kids (ages 2-12) tickets priced at $20 each*
Opening Night discount tickets available for $20 on select seating*
*not valid for VIP/Gold circle levels
Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. 
*Tickets may be subject to ticketing service charges and facility fees.


I N G L E W O O D / L O S A N G E L E S
The Forum – 3900 West Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305
WHEN: Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3
o Friday, May 1 7:30 PM
o Saturday, May 2 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, May 3 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

TICKETS: Prices range from $20, $30, $45, $75 (VIP) and $135 (Gold Circle)
Kids (ages 2-12) tickets priced at $20 each*
Opening Night discount tickets available for $20 on select seating*
*not valid for VIP/Gold circle levels
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*Tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.


Discount Offer:
Use the code MOM to save $5 on tickets in the $30-$45 price level. 
(limit 6 tickets)
Valid on select shows:
Honda Center - Friday 3/27 & Saturday 3/28 @7pm and Sunday 3/29 @11am
Citizens Business Bank Arena - Friday 4/10 @7pm, Saturday 4/11 @11am, Sunday 4/12 @5pm
The Forum -  Saturday 5/2 @7pm
*excludes front row & VIP seats


click here to buy tickets


Disclosure: SoCal Blog will be provided with tickets to view the show on opening night.