Featured SoCal Events and Services

Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween fun for the whole family! Giveaway Opportunity!

Photo Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific. Discover creepy creatures and enjoy magic shows, costume contests, and underwater pumpkin carving at the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright. Dive into the dark depths of the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright this Halloween season! Discover the eerie creatures lurking in the depths at the twentieth annual Scarium … [Read More...]

Join OC Parks for Prehistoric OC at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park October 12th

Celebrate local archaeology, paleontology, history, culture and science  OC Parks invites families to explore the prehistoric history of Orange County with Prehistoric OC at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this free, family-friendly event, Prehistoric OC will present fun and educational activities and information to the public about … [Read More...]

3rd Annual Haunted Little Tokyo Returns to Downtown Los Angeles

Photo provided courtesy of Haunted Little Tokyo. Little Tokyo will transform into Haunted Little Tokyo for the third year on select nights throughout the month of October with more spooktacular fun than ever before. Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins of all ages are dared to experience Little Tokyo like never before during the month-long Halloween festivities ranging from a family-friendly pumpkin … [Read More...]

The Latest Sesame Street Live! Production is Coming to Your Neighborhood… And It’s Magical!

**Tickets On Sale Starting June 11th for Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic performances in Ontario & Long Beach** Everyone’s invited on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic when it comes to Ontario and Long Beach this Fall!  Building on a successful tour with Feld Entertainment’s inaugural Sesame Street Live! show last … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents CIRCA: HUMANS

Circa: Humans. Photo by Ali Cameron  Internationally acclaimed Australian company CIRCA makes its debut as The Wallis’ first foray into contemporary circus with Humans on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:30 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. In a thrilling and heart-stopping performance, ten acrobats from this award-winning contemporary … [Read More...]

Chris Janson to Headline Subaru Country Freedom Festival at the Port of Los Angeles October 19th

Kick-up Your Boots to Celebrate Military, Vets, First Responders and “Fisher House Foundation” with Line Dancing, Yard Games, Mechanical Bull Rides, Multiple Bars and More!Tickets Available at SubaruCountryFreedomFestival.com The Port of Los Angeles’s inaugural Subaru Country Freedom Festival is thrilled to announce Chris Janson will headline the all-day country music … [Read More...]

Fun, Active Fitness Enthusiasts & Health Foodies Invited to get physical with Think! Protein Bars and Amazon’s Treasure Truck in LA on Saturday, October 19th

Free samples Think! Protein Bars , fun activities and photos available at Amazon’s Treasure Truck Saturday, Oct. 19 from noon – 5 pm at The Americana at Brand in Glendale. Amazon’s Treasure Truck is working with Think! Protein bars on an energetic and fitness-forward day of fun. Featuring free samples of Think!’s most popular flavors such as Brownie Crunch and Creamy Peanut Butter, … [Read More...]

Conservation Ambassadors to Host Animal Meet-and-Greets and Shows at the Aquarium October 19 & 20

Photo: Conservation Ambassadors  The Aquarium of the Pacific will host special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors with meet-and-greet opportunities and shows scheduled on October 19 and 20, 2019. Animals that will be visiting the Aquarium with Conservation Ambassadors include an alligator, porcupine, lemur, giant bull frog, kinkajou, Harris … [Read More...]

San Pedro Fish Market Grille Unveils El Jefe Michelada For National Seafood Month in October

EL JEFE SPECIALTY MICHELADA LAUNCHES OCTOBER 1 San Pedro Fish Market Grille, the South Bay’s destination for quality seafood in a fast-casual setting, developed by the families behind the San Pedro Fish Market, is celebrating National Seafood Month in October with a new, giant michelada loaded with fresh seafood.  El Jefe is a jumbo michelada made with San Pedro Fish Market’s … [Read More...]

Featured Products

A must-buy for Halloween! Popcornopolis Halloween Popcorn Snack Packs Debut at Costco Locations!

 Popcornopolis is pleased to announce that their hauntingly-good popcorn Mini Cones will ‘pop-up’ at select Costco locations this fall, just in time for trick-or-treaters & spooktacular snacking! Looking for a treat other than candy this Halloween? The Halloween Snack Pack of 12-mini cones includes four of Popcornopolis’ best-selling popcorn flavors: Zebra®, Caramel Corn, Cheddar Cheese, … [Read More...]

Build-A-Bear Workshop® Celebrates Disney Frozen 2 Movie with Inspired Furry Friends

New Disney Frozen 2 Inspired Furry Friend Collection Available at Build-A-Bear Workshopincluding Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven Build-A-Bear Workshop® announces the launch of the enchanting collection of Disney Frozen 2 furry friends, outfits and accessories inspired by the highly-anticipated film, Disney “Frozen 2,” in theaters November 22! Beginning today, fans can join Anna, Elsa, … [Read More...]

SpongeBob and His Bikini Bottom Friends Unveiled at Build-A-Bear Workshop

Who is a SpongeBob fan? Yes, I admit it! I love SpongeBob and his pal Patrick Star! So, I am pretty thrilled to announce that the world’s most lovable sea sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends, Patrick Star and Gary the Snail, are making a splash at Build-A-Bear Workshop. These huggable characters are available with a variety of accessories like the plush Pineapple House, Krabby Patty … [Read More...]

Back-to-School Must-Haves!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were also provided. I know! School started late August for most of us here in sunny So Cal but September will always mean back-to-school to me! I was still in Summer mode until very recently so here are some of my favorite things for back-to-school this year! This first one will make going back to school more fun! … [Read More...]

Looking for a Handbag? Love the Sales is the website to check out!

Kate Spade purse I just love all the different brands of purses, handbags and even wallets you can find at https://www.lovethesales.com Personally I love all the Kate Spade handbags! But, they have a wide variety from Michael Kors to Armani. This site hosts the biggest number of discounted bags on the web, in one place. The average saving a shopper will find when they buy a bag is … [Read More...]

Want a snack that isn’t Pumpkin Spice this Fall? Try Loacker Hazelnut Quadratini!

Hazelnut Quadratini from the #1 global wafer cookie and confection brand, Loacker The weather in sunny So Cal may seem like summer but Fall is almost here and all the pumpkin spice muffins, lattes, and donuts are already out! But, maybe you would like a break from the Pumpkin flavor treats! I'm all for a pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin scone but I was quite thrilled to have the opportunity … [Read More...]

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Back-to-School Organization + Personalization Giveaway that you don’t want to miss!

The school year started a little while ago but I am still trying my best to get organized! I have teamed up with DAP, for a giveaway you won't want to miss! This amazing prize package will definitely help you get organized quickly for the school year! Heading into the back-to-school season, DAP is offering one of our readers a “Back-to-School Organization + Personalization prize package” to … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s First-Ever Doggie Paradise 9/14 Giveaway Opportunity!

Bark Your Calendars for a Pawfect afternoon of Puppy Photo Opsand Meet n’ Greets, Workshops, Adoptions and More The Queen Mary invites all dog lovers, friends, and fanatics to the first-ever Doggie Paradise on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring the pups and pooches out for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the four-legged family members. Doggie Paradise offers a full day of … [Read More...]

TCG Toys has you covered for fun Travel games!

Giveaway Opportunity! 3-D Snakes ‘N Ladders is so much fun! The whole family will love this one! A fun and sneaky game even great for the younger kids ages 5+. Naval Command is a great strategy game for ages 7+. I love that this is perfect for travel. This is such a fun guessing game and the whole family will enjoy this one! These compact, take-anywhere games are sure to provide … [Read More...]

Reintroducing Author Wally Runnels #Giveaway: $25 Amazon GC & Book, “Twisted Love”

You don't want to miss this amazing giveaway! Reintroducing Author Wally Runnels #Giveaway:  $25 Amazon GC & Book, "Twisted Love"  This giveaway is hosted by Reading Authors Network. Thank you to all of the bloggers who are helping to promote this giveaway. Reintroducing, author Wally Runnels.  Wally is the author of several published books. Each book  is … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

The Addams Family * Thoroughly Hilarious. Excellent Voice Acting. Funny Script!

Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family -- Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma -- are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams' eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood. KIDS FIRST! Film … [Read More...]

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil * Magnificent Performances, Beautiful Art Direction, Wandering Script

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Jolleen M. comments, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is totally intriguing because of how unpredictable the storyline is. The writers applied their creativity and the … [Read More...]

Books for October! Here are some great Halloween suggestions!

A MISCHIEF OF MONSTERS by Roger Priddy: Join different monsters as they play together—making silly noises and actions for children to copy. This is such a cute book that is perfect for younger children ages 2-4. Looking for a book for children a little older? This one is sure to be a hit! SCARY STORIES FOR YOUNG FOXES by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu: Debut author … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Comedones and breakouts

Introduction There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more! What are … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Celebrates Moms with Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Mother’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate mothers this season with the gift of a transformative Mother’s Day experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make mothers feel valued and appreciated. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Standard … [Read More...]

Spring Fashion Essentials! Yes! Sunglasses!

Love this style and the color!! Spring time is here so that does mean sunny days here in Southern California! I love Spring fashions and colors are lighter and brighter and must-buy accessories are sunglasses! Discountglasses.com has some great styles for women this Spring! I love the Westend Brookside Woods in pink and the Westend glacier ridge in black. They are so stylish and affordable … [Read More...]

Beauty Experts Angelo David and Jacob Guttman Introduce The Flex Brush™: The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair

The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush™—an all-purpose tool that safely detangles hair, massages the scalp and promotes health and hair growth. … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Wayfair’s Halloween Pet Contest

More info: Wayfur Halloween Pet Costumer Contest … [Read More...]

Roxy, Oct. 17th Pet of the Week!

Treats? She’s there! Belly rubs? She’s beaten you to it! Sit, lie down, shake hands? She’s th…oh, wait a minute—is that another treat? Roxy’s almost there with commands and tricks, she’s fully there with love and appreciation for all the attention she gets. Roxy is a 2-year-old pittie girl who’’ make a wonderful companion. Meet her at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, … [Read More...]

The Shnoze, Oct. 10th Pet of the Week!

They call ’im The Schnoze. He’s a cool character—he told us that he was the understudy for Sparky in Frankenweenie, but that’s nonsense—the movie came out in 2012 and the little guy’s only 3! The real mystery is how such an easygoing, people-lovin’ bull terrier wound up as a stray! With a face and a personality like that, you’d better come quick to get him! Meet The Schnoze at the P. D. Pitchford … [Read More...]

Charger, Oct. 3rd Pet of the Week!

Charger, a beautiful 5-year-old glossy, black fellow is a good way to start the scary season off with. His human passed away and left him to haunt the shelter. He’d be a great cat for Halloween—he doesn’t even need a costume, and he can help you pass out candy mainly by knocking it on the floor. Charger does want to remind you, though, that he’s a flesh-and-blood cat and not just a symbol—he needs … [Read More...]