Archives for October 22, 2018

Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family! Giveaway Opportunity!!

Discover creepy creatures and enjoy magic shows, costume contests and kooky crafts where there’s more fun than fright!

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific.

Swim 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 nineteenth annual Scarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kids of all ages can hunt for creepy-looking animals while enjoying special Halloween activities and learning about the ocean.

The event will feature various Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, the creepy coloring contest, and otherworldly animals in the Great Hall.

WHEN:   Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COST:             Included with admission—$29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members.

Mobile-print coupon for FREE Admission for Child in Costume with coupon! Up to 11 years old. Regular $17.95!

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/fest4

 INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/scarium_of_the_pacific /

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a Family 4 Pack to either Saturday or Sunday of the event! To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you would like to go! One winner will be selected on October 25th at 9 am PST. 

AQUARIUM:  The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the new Tentacles and Ink and FROGS: Dazzling & Disappearing exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Field trips for schoolchildren are offered at a heavily discounted rate from $7 to $8.50 per student. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.

Aquarium Halloween and Homeschool events in October

Halloween Family Night – October 26, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Halloween Family Night will celebrate Halloween with an educational twist. Dress up in your coolest costume and explore our exhibits with your family and friends. Explore the Aquarium, learn about animal blood types, explore and touch animals, and venture into our Biofact Boneyard. This event is free for Aquarium members and $17.95 for non-members.

Scarium of the Pacific – October 27 & 28, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Aquarium’s Scarium of the Pacific festival is a Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and kooky crafts, and meet eerie animals in the Great Hall. This festival is free with general admission.

Haunted Atlantis – October 28, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Kids Dance Society will turn the Aquarium into a dance party for kids and families with an event called Haunted Atlantis. The event will feature a DJ and performers on the dance floor, including hula hoopers and Circuit Breaker the dancing robot. Kids can also snap a photo in the photo booth and add to their look with face painting and glitter tattoos. Glow items and LED flashing accessories will be available for purchase. Family friendly costumes are welcome. Tickets are $23 for Aquarium members and $25 for non-members.

Homeschool Science Night – October 25, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Join us for an exclusive homeschool family event focused on conservation. While enjoying the Aquarium, families will have an opportunity to explore interactive science stations with Aquarium educators. Learn how scientists are collecting data to conserve species like sharks, whales, and sea turtles and discover how the Aquarium raises endangered species during a special presentation from animal care staff. Admission is $7 per participant.

For tickets and more information about these events, the public can call (562) 590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org/events.

Credit: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific.  Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific. 

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HOCUS POCUS & COCO – Returning to Theatres Next Weekend!!!

For “The Nightmare Before Christmas” tickets and information visit https://regmovi.es/2MhfWu0

Tickets are now on sale at select Regal theaters. Participating theaters include locations in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Check local listing for participating Regal theaters.

Additionally, for the first time ever, the film spirals into life through the vivid and dazzling effects of 4DX exclusively in six Regal cinemas:

  • Union Square 14, New York City
  • E-Walk 13 &RPX, New York City
  • LA Live 14, Los Angeles
  • Pointe 20 & IMAX, Orlando
  • Meridian 16, Seattle
  • Gallery Place 14, Washington, D.C.

Members of Regal Crown Club and Disney Movie Rewards loyalty programs can get rewarded for seeing Disney movies at Regal theaters when they link their accounts. Members will receive 25 Disney Movie Rewards bonus points for linking. For information on Disney Movie Rewards linking with Regal Crown Club loyalty program visithttp://www.DisneyMovieRewards.com/LinkMe

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

I am extremely excited to share that this Halloween weekend, Friday, October 26th – Wednesday, October 31st, you can bewitch your Halloween holiday with Disney’s beloved classic HOCUS POCUS which returns for a limited engagement exclusively in over 300 AMC cinemas locations nationwide!

For Hocus Pocus tickets and information visit https://www.amctheatres.com/participating-theatres/hocus-pocus

BUT THAT’S STILL NOT ALL!

I am ridiculously excited to share that next weekend, Friday, October 26th – Thursday, November 1st, The Academy Award® winning film (Best Animated Film, Best Original Song) COCOis back in theatres for a limited engagement exclusively at Cinemark theatres!

For Cinemark tickets and information visit https://www.cinemark.com/coco

Happy Halloween!

Self Disclosure: Information and images were provided to share with my readers. 

“If You’re Shy and Need Some Nerve, Talk Like a Pirate!” Swab the deck clean with new sea-worthy songs from Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers: ‘IF YOU WANT TO BE A PIRATE: Songs for Young Buccaneers’

Ahoy there! Whether you’re just a wee scallywag or an old salt, your day will most certainly improve by donning a tricorn hat and eye patch and singing a sea shanty or two.  You’ll be lucky this Talk Like a Pirate Day when a new album of original piratical songs sets sail from Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers. Digital editions of If You Want To Be a Pirate: Songs for Young Buccaneers is available now for a few doubloons, from Amazon, iTunes, and direct from the captain’s quarters. Physical CDs are available now.

Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers is a wild band of Nashville musicians who dress like pirates and play a rollicking mix of piratical sing-alongs, rousing historical rave-ups, Afro-Cuban tinged ballads, Cajun sea shanties, and bluesy Irish jigs, all celebrating the days when the seas were ruled by great sailing ships. If You Want To Be a Pirate is their fifth studio album, inspired by the band’s legions of younger hearties from their tours through North America, Europe, Australia and beyond.  Favorites of the tall ships and pirate festival circuits, the band will perform for the fourth time in a row at  Pilgrimage Music and Culture Festival, and they plan to invade more ships and stages in the coming months.

The songs are enhanced by multilayered instrumentation – from accordions to violins – and jolly harmonies. If You Want To Be a Pirate launches with the aspirational and welcoming title track. Next up, the song “It’s a Lot of Work To Be a Pirate,” confirms the deck-swabbing reality of life aboard a bilgey sailing ship. Listeners meet “Kristofer the Kindly Kraken” and “The Parrot of a Pirate,” a and a curiously “Invisible Crew.”  There’s no sign of rum (exactly) in the kids’ version of the Blue Buccaneers hit “In the Drink.”  While quite a rowdy bunch, Cap’n Tom and his crew bemoan the state of the world’s oceans and “messy humanity” when “You Can’t See the Treasure through the Trash.”  Meanwhile, all “lusty lads” and “lively lasses” can instantly “Talk Like a Pirate” (a song written with Talk Like a Pirate Day co-founder John “Ol’ Chumbucket” Baur). Time moves swiftly in a pirate’s life. Before you know it, you’re “Sailing On” with the wind.

Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers have been performing together since 2010. Over the past few years, they’ve performed kid-friendly shows at libraries and other venues. The idea of recording songs for kids surfaced in response to the audience. “As a band of pirates, we’ve spent a lot of evenings getting adults to get in touch with their inner child,” explains Mason. “I thought it was high time we helped kids do the same.  It’s natural for both children and adults to be self-conscious and fearful, and all that shyness melts away when people pretend to be pirates.” For more information and the latest concert news from Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, please visit www.tommason.net, and join the crew on the band’s Facebook page.

Credit: Sugar Mountain PR.