CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Musical Comes to Orange County!

Based on the highly popular 1964 children’s novel written by British author Roald Dahl, the National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will be performing at Segerstrom Hall on May 28 through June 9, 2019!  This award-winning hit is directed by three-time Tony Awards winner Jack O’Brien and featuring Noah Weisberg as the mysterious chocolate maker, Willy Wonka. The title role of Charlie Bucket will be alternated between Henry Boshart (age 10), Collin Jeffery (age 11) and Rueby Wood (age 11). CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY follows the story of the eccentric world-famous chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, and the opening of his mysterious chocolate factory to a select few of … READ MORE

Laser Quest Birthday

Written in collaboration with Laser Quest. Lately my son has been into Nerf wars and laser gun battles so I thought LASER QUEST would be the perfect place to host his birthday party. We all had a BLAST! It wasn’t just for kids, because I invited parents to play too, and they later told me they were not expecting to play, but glad they did! We all played at our own pace. Some teamed up and some ran around solo. In one of the games my husband and I ran around laughing. Luckily Laser Quest in Mission Viejo at the Kaleidoscope was available on the date we needed. The two … READ MORE

DINING: New WR Kitchen by Wood Ranch

WR Kitchen & Bar by Wood Ranch will open its first location in Laguna Niguel (The Center at Rancho Niguel, 28061 Greenfield Drive) on Monday, May 6th with a second location set for Fall 2019 in Carlsbad (The Square at Bressi Ranch, 2668 Gateway Road). Keeping their focus on serving delicious high quality food at an excellent value, this new energetic casually-upscale environment concept wants to get time-challenged guests in-and-out quickly or they can leisurely stay and dine. Featuring a wood-fired open kitchen, they will offer an a la carte menu for more options to customize portions and now with a wider price range to accommodate every budget.  How to … READ MORE

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD DVD Giveaway!

DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD featuring Hiccup and Toothless in their final quest, arrives on Digital on April 30, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™, DVD, and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment May 21, 2019. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital versions feature over an hour of exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content including an alternate opening, two DreamWorks animated shorts, deleted scenes and more! Synopsis “What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next installment, the heroic pair finally fulfill their destinies; Hiccup … READ MORE

LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray DVD Giveaway!

The much anticipated sequel to “The Lego Movie” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action packed adventure in “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.” Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, you can now enjoy it in the comfort of your own home or on the road! It will be available on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. (Digital downloads from various digital retailers start April 16, 2019.) Synopsis “It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. … READ MORE

CATS The Musical Comes to Orange County April 9 – 14!

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, CATS is one of the biggest hits in musical theater history! Don’t miss performances in Orange County when they come to Segerstrom Center for the Arts April 9th through April 14th as part of a North American Tour. This is the first tour of the first-ever Broadway revival of the iconic musical. This new production of CATS is licensed by The Really Useful Group and produced by The Shubert Organization, The Nederlander Organization, The Really Useful Group and Cameron Mackintosh, along with Roy Furman, John Gore, Grove Entertainment, Stella La Rue, Burnt Umber Productions, … READ MORE

LA Clippers Youth Basketball Summer Camps + Signed Cap Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post. Where will you be sending your kids to camp this summer? If basketball camps are your jam, dates and details for the LA Clippers Summer Camp Series are now available! Camps are held throughout Southern California, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm and cost only $395! The LA Clippers are putting the “FUN” back into Basketball FUNdamentals. Boys and Girls ages 6-14 will be taught ball-handling, defense, shooting, and passing. Players will be taught in a positive, high energy sports environment by high-level coaches and former NBA players.  For $395 each player will also receive a Clippers jersey, a FREE ticket to a Clippers game and more! LA Clippers … READ MORE

America’s Family Pet Expo + Ticket Giveaway!

America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE) is coming back to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2019! From big to small, this annual family-friendly event has it all! Come learn about pet care, stay for the entertainment, and maybe adopt a pet or two while you’re there. Last year, there were more than 698 animal adoptions including dogs, cats (even a few guinea pigs) which drew about 50,000 attendees. This year, the Pet Expo launches THE LAB, an interactive, hands-on “show within a show” where guests, exhibitors and pets can meet. “The Pet Expo is about connections, whether they be with … READ MORE