Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sessions: Gourmet Sandwiches Perfect for Picnicking and Win a Giftcard! | @SessionsNB #LastDaysofSummer #Giveaway

Sunset Beach

Freshen those Last Summer Beach Sessions with Discounted Last Week of Summer Sandwich Special for Four

We have been spending as much time at the beach as we can since we only have one week left until school.  It is always the question of what to eat?  I feel like we tend to go for fast food because that is what is convenient and available.

As of this week, I was made aware of a new choice in Newport Beach.

Sandwiches, Restaurant

Sessions West Coast Deli offers healthy and gourmet options not previously available and what is better is that they have a great deal to offer this week.  Take a break and order a picnic lunch and enjoy the last days of summer, picnicking at the beach.

It’s time to take advantage of the last week of summer deals, and Sessions West Coast Deli has assembled a promotion for its Newport Beach Peninsula customers and beyond hoping to get in a few more surf and sand sessions before the summer action ends.

From Aug. 25 through Aug. 29, Sessions West Coast Deli will offer a “Last Week of Summer Sandwich Special” beach picnic basket for $35 (a retail value $75), to serve four people. Surfers as well as grab-and-go sunbathers have made Session Sandwiches a locals’ favorite, with the restaurant’s unique combinations of flavors, highest quality meats on the market, farm-fresh produce and preservative-free bread baked fresh and delivered daily.


The beach picnic basket will features fans’ favorites including:

Meddock Melee sandwich
Summer Zephyr sandwich
Greatfella sandwich
Pirate Coast sandwich
Cucumber Salad
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Shaka Spuds
Any four fountain drinks

Turkey, Spicy, Sessions, Newport Beach



Learn more about these menu items at http://sessionssandwiches.com/index.php/menu.

Sessions is located at 2823 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663 and opens its doors to guests every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.



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DISCLAIMER:  I was offered a chance to review this restaurant.  All thoughts and ideas are my own.  Do not use any photos without permission.

Legends of OZ: FREE Family Printables PLUS Movie Giveaway! | @FHEInsiders #OZInsiders


With the Legends of OZ:  Dorothy's Return coming out on Blu-Ray, August 26, there are fun printables to get ready!

Our children love these FREE printables for the movies that they already have come to love.  Print out as many copies as you like and share them with friends.



Legends of OZ features an amazing cast of voices including Lea Michele from TV’s “Glee,” Dan Akroyd, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammar and more.

With a twist on the traditional story, Legends of OZ is ruled by devious new villain, the Jester. He and Dorothy must return from Kansas to rescue her old friends: the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. Set to irresistible new songs from Academy Award®-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams and featuring a host of delightful new characters, this animated return to Oz is sure to be a family-favorite filled with fun and laughs for generations to come.


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 Legends of OZ will be released on Blu-Ray DVD Tuesday, August 26th, 2014.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

COMING SOON: Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival Plus Discounted Tickets | @DisneyLive #DisneyLive



Have you bought your tickets for Disney Live!  Mickey's Music Festival?

There are only 2 weeks left until the shows in Long Beach!  Be sure to check out the "Mom Discount" at the end of this post for a special ticket rate.

Join your favorite characters from Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Toy Story and more as they entertain you through the sounds of:
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Reggae
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Country and more
“One song can touch millions of people around the world and Disney has been at the beat of this concept for years by making music a main ingredient of storytelling,” said Producer and CEO of Feld Entertainment Kenneth Feld. “In Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival we are celebrating with the Disney characters to a soundtrack of the latest sounds and chart-topping hits. We want our guests to walk away with lasting memories and singing these unforgettable melodies long after they leave the show.”

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, featuring an all star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters, begins with audiences watching a state-of-the-art video projection of the frenzy backstage which spills onto the stage as Mickey welcomes guests to his concert tour. Soon thereafter, they will be transported to a new world of hip hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets and magical transformations with Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie. Underwater is where the crowd will meet up with Ariel, Sebastian and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm. And family and friends will stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz and Jessie teach them how to boogie rodeo-style.

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Use Offer Code: MOM
Expires 9/21/14.

LONG BEACH
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.,
Long Beach, CA 90802

Show Date & Time: Sat 09/13/2014 (1:00PM, 4:00PM), Sun 09/14/2014 (1:00PM, 4:00PM)

Tickets:Start at: $25.00
To order tickets by phone: (562) 436 - 3636
Online: www.ticketmaster.com

HOLLYWOOD
Dolby Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Show Date & Time: Fri 09/19/2014 (4:30PM), Sat 09/20/2014 (10:30AM, 1:30PM, 4:30PM), Sun 09/21/2014 (1:30PM, 4:30PM)

Tickets Start at: $25.00
To order tickets by phone: (323) 308-6300
Online: www.ticketmaster.com



DISCLAIMER: I will receive tickets in exchange for sharing my experience. All thoughts and ideas are my own. Do not use any photos without permission.

Unexpected Surprise on the Beach: Velella velella the Small Blue Jellyfish

jellyfish, man o war

As summer is coming to a close, we are trying to get in as many beach days as we can before the start of school next week.  A normal beach day had an odd turn as we discovered many beautiful small creatures littering the beach.

This blue beauty is called a Velella velella.  Related to the jelly fish and Man o War, it is often seen in warm and temperate waters in all the worlds oceans.  The last time they were seen washed up on Southern California beaches were about 8 years ago.

Bolsa Chica State Beach

The V. Velella, goes where the wind and tides carry them.  It was a great opportunity to teach my kids about this rare (to our beaches)creature.  

It floats along the surface of the ocean while feeding on plankton with long tentacles that hang underneath.  They are often seen by sailors across the Pacific Ocean  but uncommon on our local beaches.

Bolsa Chica State Beach

What helps them sail across the ocean is a rigid "sail" upon its brilliantly colored back.  They have been known to strand themselves by the thousands and sometimes centimeters deep along the West Coast of North America from Brittish Columbia to California.  They have also been reported on the west coast of Ireland.

If you go to the beach in the next few weeks, be sure to keep an eye out for them!  The kids were excited to see something new, especially something so beautiful.

Beach, washed ashore

CAUTION:  While V. velella is not poisonous, everyone reacts to them differently and some may have a skin reaction, especially to the face.

Bolsa Chica State Beach

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DINOSAURS: Walking with Dinosaurs is Coming to the Honda Center! | @DinosLive #Anaheim #spon


I can't wait!  My children LOVE dinosaurs and there is an event next week that will make them sleepless with excitement!  Walking with Dinosaurs: Arena Spectacular!  

The last time my Walking with Dinosaurs was in Northern California, my kids were in diapers and all of the shows sold out!  I can't wait to take my little dinosaur diggers to experience dinosaurs in the most realistic dinosaur experience ever!

Variety said, “The dinosaurs are stunning, life-size and faultlessly nimble. In act one, the beasts parade into the arena gnashing and cavorting as a safari-suited paleontologist describes their attributes … in the second half, the action cranks up, culminating in a spectacular clash as a T-rex mom defends her baby from predators. Sonny Tilders' triumphant creature design ensures ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ is a truly spectacular spectacular. It is everything a dino-phile could want.”

The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.


Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.

The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire -- all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.

This new show will have updated dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species.  Over eight million people have seen the show in 243 cities and over 2000 performances and I can't wait to add my family to those numbers!

During its North American tour (2007-2010), the production won the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Touring Event and the Billboard Touring Award for Creative Content as well as the Pollstar Concert Industry Award for Most Creative Stage Production and the ILMC Arthur Award for Best in Show. The THEAs recognize excellence in the creation of compelling educational, historical, and entertainment projects; and both the Billboard Touring Award and the Pollstar Concert Industry Award recognize a show or tour that creatively expands what is offered on the road. The ILMC (International Live Music Conference) Arthur Award for Best in Show recognizes theatre shows and family entertainment.

Next week, Walking With Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular is making an appearance at the Honda Center for only eight performances from September 3 to September 7th.  It will be at the Staples Center for eight shows from September 11 to September 15th.


WALKING WITH DINOSAURS -- THE ARENA SPECTACULAR


Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 7

Honda Center
2695 East Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Performance Schedule:

  • Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 5 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, September 6 at 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 7 at 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 PM


Prices: $22.50, $39.50, $59.50, $79.50

Tickets: Website: ticketmaster.com Telephone: 800-745-3000

In Person: Honda Center Box Office – 2695 East Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 Group Sales: (714) 940-2859 or groupsales@hondacenter.com 

For Information: Website: www.hondacenter.com Telephone: 714-704-2400

Thursday, September 11 to September 14
STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Performance Schedule: 

  • Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 12 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, September 13 at 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 14 at 11:00 AM
  • Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 PM

Prices: $22, $39, $59, $79

Tickets: Website: axs.com Telephone: 888-929-7849

In Person: STAPLES Center Box Office – 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Group Sales: 1-877-AEG-TICKETS (1-877-522-8669) or visit staplescenter.com For Information: Website: www.staplescenter.com Telephone: (213) 742-7100

DISCLAIMER:  My family will receive tickets to the show in exchange for sharing my experiences.  All thoughts and ideas are my own.  All photos are used with permission.

Friday, August 22, 2014

KIDS CRAFT: Rocket Jumper: Easy, Quick and Cheap and Great for Space Parties

 

Last weekend we went to the Columbia Space Center and learned how to make a GREAT toddler + rocket!  My kids are 5 and 7 and they had a blast making and launching these inexpensive "Rocket Jumpers".

These rockets can be used on any surface and quick and cheap to make.  They jump to about 3-4 feet high and is safe for even the toddlers.

Things you need:

  • 2 Sturdy plastic cups
  • 2 Rubber bands
  • Tape
  • Coloring markers/crayons etc.
  • Rocket printable (free download below)

Step 1.

Cut (4) 1 inch slits in one of the plastic cups directly across from each other

Step 2.  

Cut each of the rubber bands so you have 4 pieces

Step 3. 

Tie a knot in each end of the rubber band pieces and slide them through the slits so the knots are on the outside and the rubber bands make an X inside

Step 4.

Tape the knots onto the cups

Step 5.

Have child color their rocket printable and cut out the rocket.  Tape the rocket onto the cup.

Step 6.

Place the "Rocket Jumper" onto the 2nd cup and hold it down by the edges of the bottom and let it fly!


I hope your kids have as much fun making these as mine did!  Feel free to print out as many rockets as you like for the project.  If you like this project, please share it with others.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar in IMAX w/ Ticket Giveaway! | @WarnerBrosEnt

Ring tailed Lemurs, Sifaka, movie
Photo Credit: Warner Brothers Entertainment
I've never been a huge fan of lemurs. It's not that I don't like them, I do but I've never looked at them and said, "Aw how cute!". So, when I walked into the movie theater and took my seat to watch Island of Lemurs: Madagascar in IMAX at the Irvine Spectrum, I wasn't sure what to expect.

I was also wondering if it would hold the attention of my 7 year old. Forty minutes later, we were both leaving with smiles on our faces and very entertained. 

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman. These cute (yup, I called them cute) little furry animals were filmed in IMAX 3D which made it feel like the animals were in the theater. The visuals were amazing and makes you feel like you're right there in the mix with all the lemurs. 

The spectacular 3D vision of the Madagascar landscape is stunning. I never knew Madagascar was so beautiful. Now I want to go visit! Watching the lemurs jump and dance across the screen, or rather right in front of us, was just as entertaining for everyone. 

Kids were laughing and reaching out trying to grab a hold a lemurs tail while parents were amazed at the great athletic ability of lemurs among the trees and rocks. While all this was happening, the audience was learning about all the different types of lemurs on Madagascar, from the Verreaux's Sifaka to the Mouse lemur to the Ring-Tailed lemur. 

I highly recommend taking the family out to see Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. Sure, it's a short film. Sure, its a documentary. Sure, IMAX can be a little pricey BUT it's definitely worth it. It has converted me to a lover of lemurs.

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About the Guest Author:
Hi everyone! My name is Bridgit. I'm married and have one super awesome kiddo who loves to keep me on my toes. We love spending time outdoors, love playing and watching sports, and listening to music. Looking for fun and free (or next to free) things for our family to do is one of my favorite things because I believe you don't have to break the bank to have fun. The simplest things can create the best memories. I was born and raised in sunny southern California and have recently decided to make it my mission to explore all of what California has to offer.

DISCLAIMER:  The author received complimentary admission to see the movie and share her experience.  All thoughts and ideas are her own.  All photos are copyrighted and used with permission.

Monday, August 18, 2014

FASHION: Fall Styles at the Children's Place! @ChildrensPlace #FallPlace #BacktoSchool #Giveaway #ad

 

The school season is upon us and I don't know about you but I am still looking for new clothes for my kids!  While my kids use uniforms, they still need clothes for after school and weekends.


I am one to look for coupons because as my family will tell you, I am cheap.  I like a good deal.  What's wrong with that?  Doesn't everyone?  My favorite go-to store and online clothing place for my kids is The Children's Place.


The Children's Place always have the best weekly coupon's and also a really good clearance area.  Put the two together, you get really good savings!  I was invited to check out their fall fashions last week and see what deals I could find.  How about saving over $100 plus I got $80 Place Cash back!




First off I had a 30% off coupon from the weekly email.  Additionally, I got $10(Place Cash) for every $20 I spent.  Besides shopping in the clearance area's(up to 50% + 30% off) I also used my $100 gift-card.  My total?  $89 with $80 in Place Cash back in coupons!



My haul included:
  • 3 pairs of boot cut boys jeans($7.99+ discounts)
  • 4 pairs of cargo pants(camo, navy blue and khaki)
  • 6 boys graphic tee's ($5 each + discount)
  • 1 pair of boys camo shoes
  • 1 lace skirt
  • 2 lace tops
  • 5 leggings
  • 3 pairs of knee socks
  • 3 girls graphic tee's 
  • 1 pair of navy blue ballet flats 
  • 3 girls navy uniform shirts
I could have purchased so much more!  I have picked my favorites of the day which included these adorable leopard print skirt and tops.

      
This lace skirt and top were my daughters absolute favorite.



Too girly?  Want a little more of a tomboy look?  Check out the pink/camo look.


  

Boys are hard to shop for... we all know that.  You want something they like that isn't too babyish(for older boys) but still stylish.



You can't go wrong with jeans.  I found a rack of jeans marked down from the $10 to $7.99.


Graphic tees? Yes, they have all their favorites!  I especially liked the Halloween shirts and Motor-cross.


Since we are big on sports, I noticed a new line of clothing out that has moisture-wicking and soccer prints.  Basketball too!

  

If you just want good quality uniforms they have those too.  





The backpacks, perfect for your budding scholars.


  

Whatever you are looking for, they are bound to have it.  Don't forget to sign up for their Children's Place email to get the maximum discounts!  If you want even more money off, get a Children's Place Credit Card and get 5% more off automatically.

The Children's Place
18620 Ventura Blvd
Reseda, CA 91356
818-708-3293

To find the nearest Children's Place, go to their website.


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CONCERTS: Aquarium of the Pacific, Summer Nights | @AquariumPacific #LongBeach

Photo Courtesy of Kirschner Creative Artists

Summer is for concerts!  Why not enjoy concerts at the Aquarium of the Pacific?  Fish, Live Music, Drinks and great views of Rainbow Harbor.

Enjoy the breeze and ocean views while watching live music performances by a variety of bands and artists on the Aquarium’s Rooftop Veranda

WHAT: The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Rooftop Veranda will serve as the setting for a Summer Concert Series. Wednesdays through September 10, the Aquarium in conjunction with Kirschner Creative Artists, will present a selection of musical acts to benefit the Aquarium’s educational programs and animal care.

ENTERTAINMENT:  Performances include the Latin jazz sounds of Scott Martin, West Coast soul with Raquel Rodriguez, the folk music of The Dustbowl Revival, cover songs from The Replicas, and singer/songwriter Kiki Ebsen.
Photo Courtesy of Kirschner Creative Artists

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and concerts are set to begin at 7:00 p.m. and beverages will be available for purchase. The new Rooftop Veranda at the Aquarium of the Pacific is an intimate space overlooking Rainbow Harbor.

WHEN:
  • Scott Martin – August 13, 2014
  • Raquel Rodriguez – August 20, 2014
  • The Dustbowl Revival – August 27, 2014
  • The Replicas – September 3, 2014
  • Kiki Ebsen – September 10, 2014
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST: $15 per person. $10 per Aquarium member or student with I.D. Tickets are available for purchase at www.eventbrite.com.

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/category/music

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important topics facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature's services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, the interactive Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest exhibits, and the new Summer of Wonder exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists.

Facebook.com/AquariumofthePacific / Twitter: @AquariumPacific / YouTube.com/AquariumofthePacific

Friday, August 15, 2014

TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL: Welcomes Largest Rubber Duck to the LA Waterfront! | @TallShipsLA #Giveaway #SanPedro #ad

Tall Ship Festival LA, Sailing, 2014,


Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to feel the wind in your hair and feel the salt on your skin?  Sailing across the ocean blue with the sails cracking overhead?  The Port of Los Angeles is giving you that chance!

The Tall Ships are are called the "Greatest Spectacle of the Pacific".  

Come to the LA Waterfront to check out more than a dozen international and domestic grand Tall Ships sail into California waters from all over the Pacific Ocean.  The Tall Ships Festival L.A. 2014 is arriving August 20, 2014!

From August 20-24, 2014, the Port of Los Angeles will be just one of three west coast ports bestowed with the honor of welcoming these beautiful vessels to their shores, affording visitors the rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. In addition, the historic Battleship Iowa and the Victory Ship, S.S. Lane Victory will also be open for tours with your ticket.

  • Tickets available at TallShipsFestivalLA.com. TicketFly.com or at 877-4FLY-TIX
  • Five full days - August 20 - 24, 2014
Tall Ships® Festival Los Angeles will showcase domestic and international ships, including some of the most acclaimed worldwide, including the official Tall Ships of the City of Los Angeles: Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, The Twin Brigantines.

There is a special surprise this year!  What is 105 feet tall, yellow and needs a big bathtub?  The worlds largest Rubber Duck!  

Tall Ship Festival LA, 2014, Sailing ship,

The Port of Los Angeles is the first-ever west coast port to host the globally famous Rubber Duck and only the second North American city to do so. The Duck project is the creative effort of internationally renowned artist Florentijn Hofman (The Netherlands).

“The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve the world’s tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages,” according to Hofman.

Tall Ships Festival LA, 2014, San Pedro, Sailing ship

TICKETS:
  • A Multi-Day On Board Ship Tour Pass is available for $19. The pass provides five-day access to the festival grounds, on board ship tours and countless activities. 
  • In addition to onboard tours, Tall Ships® Festival LA will offer the opportunity for visitors to sail on the Pacific Ocean aboard the Schooner Freda B, Schooner Curlew and several others. Each vessel will sail several times daily beginning Thursday, August 21, Cost for each ticket is $85. 
Other ticket options include:
  • The Grand Parade of Sail which allows purchasers the opportunity to sail into the Port of Los Angeles past Angel’s Gate Lighthouse and into the LA Harbor aboard a Tall Ship for $150 as part of their grand entrance at the beginning of the event. 
  • A Single-Day Dockside Viewing Festival Pass is available for $7 and free to children 1-4 years old. This pass provides one-day access to dockside ship views and the festival grounds. 
*Dockside passes also include access to educational workshops, entertainment and the festival grounds. 

While getting up close and personal with Tall Ships® is likely good enough for most folks, this unique event offers up plenty more than just playing Master & Commander.
Entertainment:  Loads of entertainment will pack the port with an eclectic taste of music that includes rock, jazz, Sea Shanty, Latin, Mexican, Big Band, Country and dance. Basically if it’s a style of music, it’ll be there. And if a slew of great music wasn’t enough, a few Tall Ship’s sails will be creatively used as gigantic movie screens showing entertaining flicks throughout the duration of the festival.

Education and children’s activities will also be a large part of the Tall Ships® L.A. Festival. Cannon demonstrations, authentic privateer encampment, real sword fighting with live steel, knot tying, weapon demonstrations and sail training with real tall ship rigging round out the impressive festival’s learning opportunities. Youth visitors can also try their hand at creating one-of-a-kind treasures and hand made creations with projects lead by the Port of Los Angeles’s own, Crafted.

Food:  Of course a festival of this magnitude would not be complete without a large selection of fantastic fare. A bevy of local options will be on hand including L.A.’s regional food trucks, California wine tasting and for the beer lovers, San Pedro Brewing Company will provide a curated, full craft brew menu featuring the region’s best brewers. And sampling the regional eats is great because it will give visitors just enough energy to check out the other local, regional, and national crafters. These hand-made creations will feature a wide variety of crafts including maritime-themed artwork.

For more information please visit http://www.tallshipsfestivalla.com/.

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Tall Ships® Festival LA is made possible by the Port of Los Angeles, Draw Events and the event’s sponsors.

Tall Ships® Festival LA 2014 takes place rain or shine. No ticket refunds or exchanges. Tickets are non-transferable. Your ticket does not guarantee access to all ships at all times. Prices include all applicable fees and taxes.

Tall Ships Festival, 2014, Sailing ship, San Pedro

DISCLAIMER:  This is a sponsored post.  I will receive tickets in exchange for sharing my experience.  All thoughts and ideas are my own.  All photos are copyrighted and used with permission.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DINOSAURS: FREE Dinosaur Packed Night at the Honda Center! | @HondaCenter @DinosLive #WalkingWithDinosaurs

Land Before Time, Jurassic Park, Anaheim

As the mother of a "Dinosaur Digger", I have discovered that anything dinosaur related is a must do for the smile that arrives on my son's face.  When a FREE dinosaur event comes on the radar, even better.

The Honda Center is celebrating the upcoming arena spectacular, "Walking With Dinosaurs" by hosting a FREE dino-packed evening of movies!  The Land Before Time and Jurassic Park will be shown on GIANT outdoor screens starting at 6:00PM.


The Land Before Time playing at 6:45 PM and Jurassic Park at 8:30 PM. Be sure  to bring chairs, tarps or blankets and anything comfortable to sit on as this will take place in the Honda Center parking lot. 
FOOD TRUCKS:  food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Dogzilla, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Hobo Co Pizza, Ms. Kettle, Kona Ice and Drive Me Cookie from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. A percentage of all proceeds will benefit The Anaheim Ducks Foundation.

WIN TICKETS:  After each movie, guests will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win tickets to Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular at Honda Center September 3-7!

DISCOUNT:  While you’re there, attendees will have the option to pick up tickets to Walking With the Dinosaurs with a special one-night only discount of up to $10 off ticket price.

NOTE:
Pets other than trained guide dogs or service animals assisting guests with disabilities are not permitted. 

As a friendly reminder, outside alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. 


Anaheim, Jurassic Park, Land Before Time



Honda Center

2695 East Katella Avenue 
Anaheim, CA 92806
Parking Lot 1 (underneath The Grand Terrace, on the corner of Katella Ave. & Douglass Rd.) 

*Free parking in Honda Center parking lots


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About Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular
Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular returns to Honda Center September 3-7. This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in 243 cities and over 2,000 performances. For more information, please visit www.dinosaurlive.com.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Performance Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM 
  • Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 PM 
  • Friday, September 5 at 7:00 PM 
  • Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 AM 
  • Saturday, September 6 at 3:00 PM 
  • Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 PM 
  • Sunday, September 7 at 1:00 PM 
  • Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 PM 
Prices: $22.50, $39.50, $59.50, $79.50

Tickets: Website: ticketmaster.com Telephone: 800-745-3000

In Person: Honda Center Box Office – 2695 East Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806

Group Sales: (714) 940-2859 or groupsales@hondacenter.com

For Information: Website: www.hondacenter.com Telephone: 714-704-2400

About The Anaheim Ducks Foundation

The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community.

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