Featured SoCal Events and Services

Disney’s Strange World Experience at Cayton Children’s Museum

Cayton Children's Museum Explore the Vast, Unknown and Fascinating Elements of Science and Wonder at the Strange World Experience for One Weekend Only at the Cayton Children’s Museum in Los Angeles. Disney Invites Fans on an Epic Journey Through Themed Activations, Photo Opps, Educational Videos, and More! Where Curious Explorers of All Ages Can Learn About the World Around … [Read More...]

Light Catcher Family Workshop

Create your own light catcher inspired by the Getty’s stained-glass collection and discover how to make art using light and color with artist Stephanie Godoy in this free family workshop. Light Catcher Family Workshop GETTY CENTER Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 11 am to 3pm, Museum Entrance Hall Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 11 am to 3pm, Museum Entrance Hall Sunday, March … [Read More...]

Musical Theatre West Debuts “9 to 5, The Musical” in Long Beach, February 10 – 26

(left to right) Madison Claire Parks, Daebreon Poiema, and Ashley Moniz star in MTW’s 9 to 5, The Musical. Photo Credit: Lily Fassnacht, LOVE,LILY PHOTOGRAPHY Join three unlikely friends as they take on their boss in a fight for office control! Long Beach’s premier musical theater company, Musical Theatre West (MTW), will debut its production of 9 to 5, The Musical this February. The Tony … [Read More...]

Celebrate the creative talents of people with disabilities at the Aquarium of the Pacific with a weekend of music, dance, art, and workshops

Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific / Pictured: Dat Nguyen  The Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to its twentieth annual Festival of Human Abilities, which celebrates the creative talents of people with disabilities, and takes place on the weekend of January 28 and 29. The festival includes live performances by dancers, musicians, and artists with disabilities who have honed … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Prospector Popcorn Helping Out Lovers Pick Out the Right Treat For Their Special Someone

Absolutely delicious!  Prospector Popcorn just released a Valentine’s Gift Guide for picking out the perfect tasty treat this Valentine’s season!  Prospector Popcorn is more than just a gourmet popcorn brand, but one that provides competitive and inclusive employment for people with disabilities.  They sparkle and transform their passions into professions, while earning paychecks with … [Read More...]

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood is Now Open

Innovative Restaurant, Fueled by a Fantastical Imagination of Victorian Steampunk,Anchors Universal CityWalk as Destination Prepares for Milestone 30th Anniversary The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk is now open. The innovative, original concept restaurant serves an extensive menu of brunch, lunch and dinner items along with … [Read More...]

Feb 18-19, 2023: Year of Rabbit L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K/Kiddie/PAW’er Dog Run/Walk & 20/40-Mile Bike Ride; Free to the Public Expo

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk/1K Kiddie & PAW’er Dog Run/Walk & 20/40-Mile Bike Ride — Celebrating 45 years, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker is one of the largest and oldest running races in the U.S. with its upcoming Lunar New Year run, walk, cycling, Kiddie Run and dog walk events held over the weekend of February 18-19, 2023, at the historic Los Angeles … [Read More...]

What You Need to Know About EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that helps people process traumatic events. It's commonly used to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but it can also be used for other issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, and grief. If you're considering EMDR therapy, here's what you should know. How Does EMDR Work? The core principles of EMDR … [Read More...]

How To Make This Valentine’s Day Extra Special With a Budget

Valentine's day is less than a month away, and for every couple, it is either a time of excitement or obligation. Capitalism and the trend of expensive gifting on every occasion have been a tradition, and Valentine’s day is no exception. However, let’s not forget why we celebrate Valentine's day with that special someone. It is to show them your unadulterated love and give them your undivided … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions

Here are some of my favorite Valentine's Day Gift Suggestions! Who doesn't love chocolate? Delve Mascarpone Truffles Crafted with award-winning Italian-style triple-cream, Mascarpone cheese meets 100% pure chocolate in this refrigerated confection. The decadent duo is made even richer and refreshing with the infusion of caramel, espresso, and fruit accents across four unique varietals … [Read More...]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Tweens,Teens and Younger Kids

Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop - DIY Cookie Kits Have a Tween or a Teen who loves to bake? This gift idea is sure to be a hit! Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop - DIY Cookie Kits Price: Starting at $30 I love these DIY Cookie Kits! Each kit comes with pre-measured dry ingredients that you need plus easy step-by-step baking directions.  Each kit makes approximately 2 dozen cookies, more or … [Read More...]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

 Old Trapper  Old Trapper has the perfect stocking stuffer! They offer a ¼ pound bag of their delicious and high-protein premium beef jerky which anyone that likes beef jerky will just love! Old Trapper is straying from the beef jerky industry norm of making smaller and smaller packaging for their products. They are offering more of their products with the convenience of ¼ pounds sized … [Read More...]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Children will love decorating these for the tree! Gift Box Ornament Decorator (Hey Buddy Hey Pal) - This may look familiar. . . it’s from the folks that brought you the enormously popular and best-selling EggMazing Egg Decorator! Same concept - but this gift box-shaped decorator snuggly holds plastic ornaments for a totally new way to make hand-decorated ornaments for the holiday tree! Easily … [Read More...]

Holiday Baby Gift Suggestions

pediped Originals® Joy Toasted Almond Looking for something cute and comfy for babies and toddlers? pediped has you covered! This bootie is ultra lux with an ultra fluffy faux fur upper lining. Plus, they are super adorable! More info: Sizes newborn - 24 monthsUltra fluffy faux fur upper lining Suede footbedBoot style with hook and loop fastenerApproved by the American Podiatric Medical … [Read More...]

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Cosy House Sheets make a great gift! Who doesn't love new sheets for their bed? This year surprise them with sheets from Cosy House. From buttery soft bedding essentials to bathroom and more, Cosy House is your one-stop shop. Sheets options in many sizes & colors to meet a variety of college apartments/dorm spaces! Would be great to send to your college student in a holiday care … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

pediped is hosting an Easter Sweepstakes with Kambia Kids

pediped Easter Sweepstakes Win: $1000 from @pedipedFootwear and $1000 from @KambiaKids Giveaway: April 4, 2022 - April 14, 2022 Winner announced: April 15, 2022 To win: Follow both brands and then Enter here to win. Credit: pediped and Kambia Kids. … [Read More...]

SoCal City Kids is offering new music to host your own family dance party at home, with Triple Rainbow!

“Throw a Triple Rainbow You Are Magic Dance Party” Follow @TripleRainbovv on Instagram and Facebook View the Triple Rainbow music videos on YouTube Album pre-order: https://tenderlovingempire.com/collections/bravenewpeople/products/you-are-magic So, who wants to have a Magic Dance Party? Or maybe you know a kid that you would like to throw a party for? Well, we have a quick … [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...]

The Old Man and the Old Moon family show at The Wallis Giveaway!

Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson  PigPen Theatre Co.’s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, a fantastical song-filled fable for all ages, directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co., opens at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 2 and continues through Sunday, March 17, 2019, in The Wallis’s Bram Goldsmith Theater. Featuring a spirited … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Book of the week!

New Cookbook Delivers Recipes from Around the World for Better Health and Aging! ANTI-AGING DISHES FROM AROUND THE WORLDBy Grace OISBN-13: 9781510768604Publisher: SkyhorsePublication date: August 2022Hardcover/$29.99 Chef and author Grace O has traveled the world in search of delicious, good-for-you foods. Her passion for discovering food treasures from the Blue Zones and elsewhere, where … [Read More...]

80 For Brady * A Perfect Movie To Remind Us That Happiness Has No Age Limit

80 For Brady is inspired by the true story of four best friends and New England Patriots fans who take a life-changing trip to Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play, and the chaos that ensues as they navigate the wilds of the biggest sporting event in the country. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keila V. comments, “80 for Brady is a perfect movie to watch with a best friend, family member and … [Read More...]

The Cupcake Guys * Fun! Interesting Storylines. Perfect For A Family Binge-Night

When former NFL teammates Michael Griffin and Brian Orakpo decided to dip their toes into entrepreneurship, they knew they wanted to go about it differently. The former Pro Bowlers saw the hands-off, detached approach some athletes take in their investments and recognized they needed to be more attentive about the steps they took to ensure success. Prior to being cupcake guys, Griffin and Orakpo … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

How To Tweak Your Skin-Care Routine For Summer

Introduction Warm weather is just around the corner. Yay, you have probably started preparing your summer wardrobe. But have you thought of your summer skincare routine? As you switch clothes with the season change, you need to consider a few swaps in your skincare routine. This also includes changing skin care products. That said, click here to order dry skin creams. Skin Care Tips #1: Add … [Read More...]

Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Ooh La La Skincare Looking for beauty stocking stuffers? Here are a few of my favorites! The first one is an amazing Body Butter! While there’s no shortage of skin care products, what this brand offers is genuinely unique in its ability to address common skin conditions for both women and men, paying special attention that what is absorbed through the pores is all-natural and beneficial to each … [Read More...]

My favorite lip tints this Summer are from Eco Lips –  Brazilian Vegan Lip Tint Collection!

National Lip Stick Day was July 29th and these are my new faves! I recently had the opportunity to check out this collection from Eco Lips and they are now my new favorites! What is really cool is that are different ways to use them! Here are some of the fun ways to try them! 1. Contouring -Glide the nude or pink along cheek bones, jawline and between the inner eye and nose for a contoured … [Read More...]

These are a must this Summer!

These may not be considered beauty items but they all are definitely products to have on hand this Summer! Bug Soother  Bug Soother, is a natural, kid-and-pet-friendly line of insect repellent products that ACTUALLY work. Without the constant nagging of bugs, you and your pet won’t have to miss out on all the outdoor fun! I had the opportunity to try out the Bug Soother Spray and was … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Steadman, Feb. 9th Pet of the Week

What’s Steadman doing in a swimming pool in the middle of winter? Well, the photo was taken in August! Steadman came in as a stray in May and has been beached here for too long. He’s about 5 years old and loves to have fun. If you're not familiar with the husky breed, they’re devoted, spirited and playful and require above-normal levels of activity. But if they don't get it, they’re … [Read More...]

Anu, Feb. 3rd Pet of the Week

Anu is a 2-year-old mostly German shepherd, with maybe a pinch of husky. She’s a shelter favorite who’s right now licking her chops because she was snacking on falling raindrops. Anu can bring sunshine to a rainy day! Like most of our shelter pets, Anu hasn’t been blessed with good luck. She was abandoned when her family moved—left on the property until she managed to escape (likely, that … [Read More...]

Miss Daisy, Jan. 26th Pet of the Week

Don’t let the solemnity fool you—Miss Daisy is a 2-year-old love!. She was nervous when she got to the shelter, but volunteer Susan, who combines “determined” and “loving," brought her to the point of purring and biscuit making, especially when it’s done with a back scratcher. She wiggles all over the place! Miss Daisy would love someone to drive her home. Shelter hours are Wednesday through … [Read More...]

Selina, Jan. 19th Pet of the Week

This darling dog is named Selina. Selina, a 4-year-old pit bull mix, was found in October with her buddy, abandoned and loose in the El Dorado Nature Center. The shelter was short-staffed that day, and both dogs had to wait in a nearby yard until the officers could pick them up. No one claimed them, and both went up for adoption. Selina’s friend got lucky, but Selina’s still waiting for … [Read More...]