Archives for September 28, 2015

Unique Baby Photo Sweepstakes: Win $5,000!

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We can all agree that “breast is best”, but for some parents unfortunately it is not an option. That is why formula brands do their best to provide a similar equivalent.

In case you didn’t know, the FDA mandates that all infant formula brands meet the same standards, so whether parents choose an expensive name brand formula or a store brand formula that costs significantly less, all parents are providing their babies the proper nutrition to grow and develop.

In order to bring awareness to this fact, store brand formula is asking parents across the country to share photos of their unique babies (even if their formula is not!)

Please visit, to submit your photo for a chance to win $5,000!

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LA Movie Theaters Launch 1st Ever In-Theater Kids Minecraft Leagues! America's Movie Theaters Transform Into Video Game  Arenas With Launch Of Super League Gaming


​Super League Gaming​, the world’s first in ­theater video game league that turns movie theaters across the country into competitive, multiplayer gaming arenas for players  of all ages, launched  its first official Super League National Championship. The six ­week league will be  live in over 30 major cities, and began with a special Los Angeles Red Carpet Premiere hosted by YouTube  gaming celebrities Captain Sparklez and Parker Games on Sept. 16.

Super League’s future events are the Fall Leagues that start on October 6th in 9 theaters across LA.


Los Angeles Puente Hills AMC Puente Hills 20
Los Angeles Santa Monica AMC AMC Santa Monica 7
Los Angeles Universal City AMC Universal CityWalk 19
Los Angeles Huntington Beach Cinemark Huntington Beach Bella Terra 20 + XD
Los Angeles Lancaster Cinemark Cinemark 22 + IMAX
Los Angeles Oxnard Cinemark Century River Park 16
Los Angeles Playa Vista Cinemark Cinemark Playa Vista and XD
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 Parents can sign up their kids up for these leagues just like they would sign them up for any after school soccer or little leagues and the kids will come to the movie theaters to play Minecraft together on teams for 6 consecutive weeks. At the end of the first 6 weeks there will be a winner who will be crowned Super League Minecraft National Champion, receive a trophy and a $10,000 scholarship for college.
Parents can sign their kids up at
REGISTRATION: $80 for 6 weeks if purchased by Sept. 30th, $100 if bought after Sept. 30th.  It will go up to $100 after September 30th. So hurry! The deadline to register, which is October 1st!
Credit: ​Super League Gaming.




Family-Friendly Event This Weekend with Horses, Face Painting, and More October 1-4

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The Longines Masters of Los Angeles will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and showcase the thrill of Olympic-level show jumping, meet and greets with the world’s top-ranked riders, and of course a chance to see all the beautiful horses!


Specifically designed with families in mind, the Kid’s Village will include 2 mini ponies to pet, a ‘horse-less’ horse show where kids can test their skills as they jump over fences like in the arena, face painting, a caricature and balloon artist, arts & crafts, and autograph sessions with Masters riders (Fri 1pm; Sat 2:15pm; Sun 9:30am).


The hours are as follow for the Kid’s Village:

Friday, October 2nd, 10am-6pm

Saturday, October 3rd, 9am-6pm

Sunday, October 4th, 9am-1:30pm


All activities are included in the price of admission, and tickets can be purchased at

Credit: Longines Masters of Los Angeles



Toaster Music to Feature Nightmare Self-Portraits for First Friday Save the date: Opening Friday, October 2nd at Expo Art Center on 4321 Atlantic Ave Long Beach

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Toaster Music, an improvisational electronic music duo and curatorial team, has created an ambitious art exhibition for October’s First Fridays Long Beach art walk in Bixby Knolls. Nightmare Self-Portraits, opening on Friday, October 2nd, will fill the North and South galleries of the Expo Arts Center, showcasing the work of some of the best artists in Southern California.


In the North Gallery, some of Long Beach’s arts luminaries will be featured, including Jeff McMillan, who was the only local artist commissioned by the recent city-wide Pow! Wow! mural event. He also co-curated the Long Beach Museum of Art’s wildly successful Masterworks exhibition, and will soon be traveling to Australia to exhibit 65 works from his Prigus Sport series. New works by Gary Musgrave, Vince Mattina, Sheriann Ki Sun Burnham, Clinton Neuhaus, Dave Van Patten, Liz Steinworth, Daniel Barajas, Chris Wheeler, and Jan Edward Vogels will also be featured.


The South Gallery, curated by Connie Ericson, will include work by Brandon Singleton, Heather Proctor, Ericson, and others. Proctor has created a detailed illustration, using colored pencils, of herself as a zombie with her face torn open. She’ll also have a collection of framed zombie caricatures, and will be creating zombie caricatures for a nominal fee.


Singleton will be exhibiting a collection of monsters created in a pop surrealist style, rendered in a variety of media. Ericson will be showcasing large charcoal sketches, dark abstract drawings, and a subtle self-portrait with a faint ghostly form.


Toaster Music, for the first time, will be featuring two musical collaborators: Janis Tanaka and Gabriel ‘Slam’ Nobles. Tanaka, a Long Beach native, has a long and storied career as a bassist, recording and touring with artists including L7, Pink, Jackson Saints and, more recently, with Femme Fatale and Winterthrall.


Nobles, a percussionist and educator, specializes in drum set, mallets, and timpani. He plays all genres of music, and has performed with Freddie Hubbard, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, and the Long Beach Symphony. He performs regularly as part of MajicBulletTheory, and Orange Peal Vibrations.


Also performing are members of Maha And Company, a local dance troupe led by Maha Afra, a highly rated professor of dance at Cerritos College.


The Expo Arts Center is located in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, at 4321 Atlantic Avenue. The exhibition and performances are presented in partnership with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association. Art viewings outside of First Fridays are available by appointment. Contact Sumako at for details.

To learn more about Maha & Company, visit
To learn more about Toaster Music, visit

Credit: Toaster Music.