Jan 30, 2015

2015 L.A. Boat Show: Ticket Giveaway

February 19-22

Catch and Release Fishing Pond, Water Sports, SailFest and Hundreds of Boats!  
Kids 15 and Younger are Free when accompanied by a parent.

Living in Southern California, it’s always boating season, and the 2015 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show  will showcase hundreds of vessels from entry-level family cruisers to luxurious yachts, plus the latest in boating accessories and gear to make your day at sea the best it can be!

Even if you aren’t a boater, there’s nautical fun for everyone throughout the weekend:

The 2015 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show is full of interactive events for the whole family, including:
  • Climb aboard cruisers, wakeboard boats, pontoons, jet skis, and more!
  • Indoor fishing at the Fishing Friendzy "catch and release" trout pond.
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking on an indoor pool!
  • Personalize and buid a wooden toyboat.
  • SailFest at Marina del Rey - It's a sailor's delight with dozens of sailboats, gear and accessories to shop, plus sailing seminars, on-water lesson from top instructors, and a sailing simulator to get those feet wet before hitting the water and a great way to introduce kids to sailing.
  • Take a boating lesson along the bay, sharpen DIY skills, new Boating 101 - From Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training where attendees get on the water to learn the ropes from USCG-certified captains, to Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center for the DIY boater and dozens of other seminars for all ages and levels of experience - everyone can expand their nautical know-how and prepare for fun and safety on the water.

Let’s go!
* Complimentary round trip shuttle transportation will be available between locations

        February 19-22, 2015

Where:        Los Angeles Convention Center
                    1201 S. Figueroa Street, Downtown LA

                     In Water Location:
                     Burton W. Chace Park
                     13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey

Admission:     $12 for adults; youth 15 and younger accompanied by an adult are free
Tickets can be purchased online at laboatshow.com or at the LA Convention Center box office

Show Hours:      LA Convention Center
                            Thursday, February 19- Friday, February 20, 12:00pm-9:00pm
                             Saturday, February 21, 10:00am-9:00pm
                             Sunday, February 22, 10:00am-6:00pm

                             Burton W. Chace Park, Marina del Rey
                             Thursday, February 19- Friday, February 20, 12:00pm-5:00pm
                             Saturday, February 21- Sunday, February 22, 10:00am-5:00pm

Information:      Call (714) 633-7581 or visit www.LosAngelesBoatShow.com

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Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets!
One lucky winner will receive 4 tickets good for any day of the show, February 19-22. Tickets are good for both show locations.

To enter:

- Leave a comment stating who'd you take with you to the Boat Show.
- Follow us on Twitter
- Follow us on Bloglovin

Giveaway will end on Monday, February 9 @1159 pm (PST) and is open to US residents 18+. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Tickets will be mailed via USPS and SoCal Blog is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

Disclosure: SoCal Blog was offered tickets to the Boat Show 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.

Jan 23, 2015

Disney On Ice Presents 'Frozen' (2016)

Expected to be one of the most in-demand Disney On Ice shows for Frozen fans of all ages, tickets for Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids will go on sale to the general public next Tuesday, January 27th at 10:00am PT. Tickets for this popular show will range from $30 - $100 (Front Row).

Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, has launched its 34th Disney On Ice production that will bring the Academy Award®winning and beloved #1 animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life.  Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurtskates into Southern California playing STAPLES Center from Wednesday, December 9 to Monday, December 14; Honda Center/Anaheim from Wednesday, December 16 to Monday, December 21; Citizens Business Bank Arena/Ontario from Wednesday, December 23 to Sunday, December 27 and Long Beach Arena from Tuesday, December 29 to Monday, January 4, 2016.

The heart-warming and Academy Award® winning tale of love and friendship, capturing the incredible dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa, has captivated audiences around the world will be told LIVE for the first time in this production.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.

Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such “instant Disney classic” musical masterpieces as the “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”
To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa. Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating. 


Tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.
Wednesday, December 9       7:30 PM
Thursday, December 10         3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Friday, December 11              11:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 12          11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 13             11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Monday, December 14  7:30 PM

Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
Wednesday, December 16     7:30 PM
Thursday, December 17         10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Friday, December 18              1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 19          11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 20             11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Monday, December 21  3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Wednesday, December 23     7:00 PM
Thursday, December 24         4:30 PM
Friday, December 25              3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 26          11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 27             11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
Tuesday, December 29           7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 30     7:00 PM
Thursday, December 31         4:30 PM
Friday, January 1                    2:30 PM & 6:30 PM
Saturday, January 2                11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 3                  11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Monday, January 4                 7:00 PM

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Disney On Ice website (www.disneyonice.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media by visiting:
·         Facebook (www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce
·         Twitter  (@DisneyOnIce /@NicoleFeld (show’s producer twitter feed))
·         YouTube  (www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce)

Jan 16, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters Are Coming To The Southland

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show, the 2015 “Washington Generals Revenge Tour,” to the Greater Los Angeles Area for nine games at six different arenas from Friday, Feb. 6 through Monday, Feb. 16.

The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters.  The Generals are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win.  They plan to evoke a new strategy that is sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money, despite the Globetrotters’ 98.7 winning percentage and over 25,000 wins since 1926. 

Known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, the Globetrotters will honor a “Hometown Hero” at each of their 310-plus games in North America.  The team is searching for active, wounded or retired members of the military who have made their community proud with their brave service and exemplary character.  Fans can nominate “Hometown Heroes” at harlemglobtrotters.com.  The Globetrotters will also play a portion of each game with a camouflage basketball as a sign of respect to all who protect our freedom.


Citizens Business Bank Arena 909/ 244-5500                     Friday, Feb. 6 at 7:00pm
4000 East Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

Galen Center 213/ 740-4672                                                 Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1:00pm
3400 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Saddleback College Gym                                                      Monday, Feb. 9 at 7:00pm
28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Santa Barbara UCSB Events Center                                    Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7:00pm
UC Santa Barbara, Building 505

Honda Center 714/ 704-2500                                               Saturday, Feb. 14 at 1:00pm, 7:00pm and
2695 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806                  Monday, Feb. 16 at 2:00pm

STAPLES Center 213/ 742-7300                                          Sunday, Feb. 15 at 12:30pm and 5:45pm
1111 East Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tickets are now available at harlemglobtrotters.com and the respective arena box offices.  Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobtrotters.com. A partnership with Metro allows riders to receive a $7 discount on select seats by showing their Metro transit receipt/pass at the box office or by using the promo code METRO when purchasing online.

Jan 8, 2015

OC Fair Super Pass Now Available At Pre-Sale Price

The OC Fair, themed "One Big Party" in 2015, is celebrating it's 125th anniversary and fans can join the 23-day-long party at a fantastic discounted price by purchasing a 2015 OC Fair Super Pass before prices increase.

Early pre-sale prices, available through Feb 28, are General $25 and Senior (60+) / Youth (6-12) $18. Regular pre-sale prices available from March 1-May 31 are General $30 and Senior (60+) / Youth (6-12) $23. Children 5 and younger are FREE.

Each OC Fair Super Pass holder can enjoy admission each of the 23 days of the 2015 OC Fair (July 17-August 16) plus:

  • Express entry at all admission gates (not valid Opening Hour on July 17)
  • 2-for-1 tickets to select events in Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena
  • 2015 OC Fair souvenir pin
  • Carnival value book
  • 20 percent off OC Fair merchandise (one time purchase)
  • Free admission to the Orange County Market Place (one per visit, per pass through Dec. 27, 2015)

After May 31, the OC Fair Super Pass is available for General $35 and Senior (60+) / Youth (6-12) $28. The 2015 Super Pass sale ends August 14.

The passes can be purchased online at ocfair.com/superpass or in person at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office, which is scheduled to open limited hours in February. During the 2015 Fair (July 17-August 16), Super Pass can also be purchased at any ticket booth during public hours.

The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday.

The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, please visit ocfair.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at twitter.com/ocfair or call(714) 708-1500.

Jan 2, 2015

We Now Return To Your Regularly Scheduled Programming...

It's been a while since anything has been posted here on this lil' blog. I've totally missed keeping you folks updated on all the fun local events.

I promise I wasn't gone by choice...it seems after lots and lots of trying, we're finally adding a little one to our family of two. Yay for a chubby baby!

This was our adorable way of including everyone in the announcement, haha.

So now that the morning sickness is completely gone (thank gawd!) it's back to the grind of finding and listing all the fun SoCal events for you to attend. I know, I'm totally excited too.

Who knows, I may even add a parenting section to this blog; because honestly, we all know this baby GIRL is going to overtake my entire world. In a good way.