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Shopkins LIVE! National Tour To Stop at Over 75 U.S. Cities

I’m pretty sure every kid’s dream just came true with the latest news….Shopkins Live!, the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will embark on a national tour of over 75 U.S. cities!, premiering in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, September 14, 2017! unnamed (5)

Based on America’s #1 toy brand, Youtube sensation and international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys, Shopkins Live! will feature The Shoppies and Shopkins characters taking the stage with an all new storyline, original pop music and video highlights as ‘Jessicake’, ‘Bubbleisha’, ‘Peppa-Mint’ and friends prepare for Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”.

Since its launch in 2014, the Shopkins brand continues to be a hot ticket item for children worldwide. Shoppies dolls consistently rank as the #1 kids toy in the U.S.; the first-ever Shopkins movie, Shopkins Chef Club, was released last year by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; and numerous dedicated apps continue to expand the brand’s ever-growing world.

Shopkins Live! will run for approximately 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, April 28. For more information on Shopkins Live! , including a list of cities the tour will stop at, visit http://www.shopkinsliveontour.com and sign-up to be the first to hear about the pre-sale offer, on-sale dates and North American tour dates.


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The Brad Paisley Concert at Stub Hub Center

This is a sponsored post written by me for Frontier Communications. All opinions are 100% my own. 

I love country music and was elated to be invited to attend a Private Frontier Communications Brad Paisley concert last week. brad-paisley-concert-at-stub-hub-center-signThe Fall weather in Southern California never lets us down, so I put on my best Fall concert outfit (a.k.a. jeans and a tank top), my husband put on his cowboy boots, and we were off!brad-paisley-concert-dressed-and-readyWhen we arrived at Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, we were ready for some good old-fashioned country music fun. This private concert was one of Brad Paisley’s stops while he was out on his “Country Nation College Tour“. Frontier Communications sponsored the concerts on bringing the experience to fans across the country, as a way to show appreciation to its customers.brad-paisley-concert-relaxing-outdoor-lounge-areaBefore the concert started, we spent time in the Fan Appreciation Zone. In addition to a relaxing outdoor lounge area for us to relax in there were also several different stations for us to play at including a Plinko game, a bean bag toss game, “Design Your Own Trucker Hat”, and a fun Fan Appreciation Photo Booth, where photos were instantly emailed to you for social sharing. It so fun to hang with our group over there.brad-paisley-concert-design-your-own-trucker-hat-ipadbrad-paisley-concert-finished-hatI loved the venue because it was held in an intimate location in the Tennis Theater, which is an open-air amphitheater. The warm Southern California weather didn’t even leave us wishing for a jacket that night.brad-paisley-concert-photo-booth-1brad-paisley-fan-appreciation-photoI’d never seen Brad Paisley in concert and let me just say that he was amazing! It’s so fun to sing along with him and the venue was so small that you could practically see his face. Actually, you could see it on the big screens surrounding the stage! I also loved all of the videos playing as he performed on the surrounding big screens. The Brad Paisley South Park footage was priceless! He even looks adorable when he’s animated! brad-paisley-concert-1brad-paisley-concert-with-friendsHave you seen Brad Paisley in concert before? If not, he’s a must see! For more information about Brad Paisley’s latest tour dates, go here.brad-paisley-concert-connect-with-frontier Get Insider Access by following Frontier SoCal on Instagram or join in on the conversation by following #FrontierSoCal.

{Giveaway} 5th Annual EEK! At The Greek! Presented By Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! 10/24 at The Greek Theatre, L.A.!

eek-at-the-greekThe 5th annual EEK! At The Greek! event will take place this year on Saturday, October 24 at the Greek Theatre,
LA. Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, this family-friendly event will, once again, feature the 60-piece Symphony In The Glen with Maestro Arthur B. Rubinstein and will present a creepy collection of frightening favorites.

eek-at-the-greek-signEEK! At The Greek! will also feature a “Trick-or-Treat Village“, in the Greek’s plaza welcoming families to bring their children for safe trick-or-treating and Halloween activities from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, including:

  • arts & crafts
  • face painting
  • a costume contest

eek-at-the-greek-villageThe costume contest will begin at 4:30 PM in the front plaza, with the finale taking place during intermission on The Greek Theatre’s main stage which will b emceed by the popular Doug Kolk, entertainment reporter for KTLA, and self-proclaimed “concert-going fool,” who reports on all the amazing live music venues throughout Los Angeles.

eek-at-the-greek-2013The Main Stage performance begins at 7:00 PM. This year’s musical program includes Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” “Ghost Riders in The Sky” with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, the premiere live-to-film performance of the classic Disney cartoon “Hell’s Bells,” John Williams’s “The Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick and actor, Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) narrating Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic masterpiece, “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

eek-at-the-greek-at-nightAs you can see, EEK! At the Greek! is a wonderful event that you should take your entire family to.  For many Southern California families, it’s become an annual Fall tradition. Tickets for the event are on sale now and available at GreekTheatreLA.com and AXS.com.  All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price.

enter-to-win-ticketsI’m also giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to EEK! at the Greek! You can enter to win below on the Rafflecopter. Don’t forget to read the instructions carefully. Good luck everyone! Happy Fall!

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Symphony In The Glen is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with the mission of cultivating new generations of classical music lovers. The orchestra comprises professional musicians whose talents and skills grace the premier orchestras of Los Angeles.

This is not a sponsored post. I was provided with information in order to facilitate this post. Images and logos property of EEK! at the Greek! and The Greek Theatre, L.A. All opinions are 100% my own.

{Giveaway} VeggieTales Live! Coming to the City National Grove of Anaheim on Friday, October 23!

Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all of their Veggie friends are coming to the City National Grove of Anaheim on Friday, October 23, in the all new fresh, funny, and unforgettable VeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things tour.

veggietales-at-anaheimVeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things is a must-see, fun filled celebration for families and VeggieTales fans of all ages. Join the VeggieTales crew in a musical review that celebrates that with help and faith, even little kids can do big things too! This all new production features live performances of Veggie silly song favorites like The Hairbrush Song and I Love My Lips as well as songs that inspire like Big Things Too. Children will be thrilled to see their favorite Veggie friends live on stage performing in a rollicking musical review of VeggieTales greatest hits. This high-energy show is sure to delight children and families of all ages.

veggie-talesVeggieTales is the best selling brand that delivers stories and songs kids love and values parents appreciate. It is the go to brand for families for wholesome quality entertainment that promotes values and lessons kids use for a lifetime such as telling the truth, sharing and forgiveness.

Tickets to VeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things tour can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or at The City National Grove of Anaheim theater box office. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, which include premium seating and a special meet and greet with your favorite VeggieTales characters!

For the most up to date tour itinerary & additional ticket and tour info, please click here.


I’m also hosting a giveaway. The City National Grove of Anaheim is providing one family 4-pack of tickets to the VeggieTales Live show on October 23, 2105 at 6:30 p.m for one of my lucky readers!  To enter my giveaway, just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone!

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This is not a sponsored post. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. VeggieTales images property of VeggieTales. 

{Giveaway} Win Tickets for R5 in Concert on 8/23 at The Greek Theatre, LA on “Sometime Last Night” Tour! @OfficialR5

My daughter and a majority of her friends can rattle off the names of the R5 members faster than I can even count to 5! Can you? (This mom can!)

R5-namesR5 is led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch and, R5 came together in 2009 and is comprised of Lynch’s siblings Riker (bass/vocals), Rocky (lead guitar/vocals) and Rydel (keyboard/vocals) and friend Ellington “Ratliff” (drums/vocals). R5 first came together in 2009 and has rapidly emerged as an exciting new voice in the world of pop rock!
R5Ross currently stars in Disney Channel’s hit comedy series Austin & Ally, as Austin Moon. He recently won his third consecutive Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor for his role on the show. He can also be seen on the Disney Channel Original Movies Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2, where he plays modern day surfer Brady. We are huge Ross Lynch fans in our home and have seen him twice in person. Once was at a Teen Beach Movie Meet and Greet in Downtown Disney and the second time was at the filming for the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade at Disneyland!

ross-and-maiaExciting news for R5 fans! After almost two years of touring the world to packed-house crowds in more than 20 countries, enthralling fans across the globe with their live show, pop-rock quintet R5 has announced the upcoming release of their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, AND a major U.S. summer headlining tour of the same name making a stop at the famed Greek Theatre, LA on August 23! The show will also feature special guests Jacob Whitesides and Ryland! The show starts at 7 p.m. For ticket information, click here.

R5 Sometime Last Night

enter-to-winHere comes some more good news for R5 fans…I’m giving away a 4 pack of tickets to the concert on 8/23 at at 7 p.m. the Greek Theatre! Yep, one lucky reader will win 4 tickets! All you have to do is enter below on the Rafflecopter! Be sure to read the directions carefully! Good luck everyone!

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US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. All fans have an equal chance to win, however, you must enter to win. A winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. No cash value. Winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected the same way. Several different ways to earn entries (some can be done daily). Prize will be fulfilled by sponsor. One prize per household. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment. Good luck! – See more at: http://www.letsplayoc.com/2015/08/r5-sometime-last-night-tour-greek-theatre-los-angeles.html#sthash.et4VJnNM.dpuf