Archives for May 21, 2019

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is Coming to SoCal Bringing the Magic Closer to Fans than Ever Before!

Create unforgettable memories and become part of the story when Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Partycomes to Southern California this holiday season!  This brand-new immersive ice skating experience brings the magic closer to fans than ever before through engaging elements that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats.  An exciting participatory adventure delivering compelling storytelling through multi-leveled production numbers that immerse fans into the fantastic worlds of Disney-Pixar’s Coco, Frozen, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid, will be skating into the Southland playing L.A, Anaheim, Long Beach and Ontario from December 12th – January 5th!

  • Sign up today to become a Disney On Ice Preferred Guest at to get exclusive access to the advance pre-sale offer code to purchase tickets starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public on May 28th.

Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic.  Journey across the Marigold Bridge with Miguel from Disney-Pixar’s Coco into the magnificent and mystical Land of the Dead and discover a vibrantly colorful performance with skeletons atop sway poles dancing over the audience in a beautiful cultural celebration of family.  Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle and sing along with Elsa as video projection creates a kaleidoscope of crystals to help build her ice palace.  Witness Belle lift into the sky as the enchanted chandelier comes to life high over the ice for onlookers seated above and below.  Board the Jolly Roger and laugh hysterically as the hilarious pirates flip, tumble, and twist on air tracks, stilts and more in an effort to showcase their talents for Captain Hook.  Sail away with Moana on her daring voyage across the ocean and bravely encounter the fiery wrath of Te Ka.   And make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration!

Join this magical search and help look for clues to unlock an epic journey when Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party delivers an unforgettable experience with your family!

L O S   A N G E L E S

WHEN: Thursday, December 12 – Sunday, December 15

o        Thursday, December 12   7:30 PM

o        Friday, December 13                        7:30 PM

o        Saturday, December 14    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o        Sunday, December 15                       11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE:             STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKETS:           Ticket prices start at $25!

                              Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $16 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) 

Tickets available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.             *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply


WHEN: Thursday, December 19 – Sunday, December 23

o        Thursday, December 19   7:00 PM

o        Friday, December 20                        11:00 AM & 7:00 PM    

o        Saturday, December 21    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o        Sunday, December 22                       11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o        Monday, December 23                     11:00 AM & 7:00 PM

WHERE:           Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS:           Ticket prices start at $25!

                              Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $16 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) 

Tickets available for purchase online at or in-person at the venue Box Office.                                                                  *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

L O N G   B E A C H

WHEN: Thursday, December 26 – Monday, December 30

  • Thursday, December 26           7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 27                  3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o        Saturday, December 28    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

  • Sunday, December 29                11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Monday, December 30                             7:00 PM             

WHERE:             Long Beach Arena – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

TICKETS:           Ticket prices start at $25!

                              Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $16 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) 

Tickets available for purchase online at or in-person at the venue Box Office.                                                                   *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply


WHEN: Wednesday, January 1 – Sunday, January 5

  • Wednesday, January 1                              7:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 2                   7:00 PM
  • Friday, January 3                         7:00 PM

o        Saturday, January 4                           11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o        Sunday, January 5                              11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE:             Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

TICKETS:           Ticket prices start at $25!

                              Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $16 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) 

 Tickets available for purchase online at or in-person at the venue Box Office.    *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

Credit:  Feld Entertainment.

Kids Night on Broadway Offer Announced for CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Segerstrom Center, 5/28

Introduce your children to the wonder and thrill of live theater: Buy one opening night ticket at full price – receive one child’s ticket free. 

May 28, 2019 Segerstrom Hall
Tickets on sale now
Segerstrom Center for the Arts has a special Kids Night on Broadway for the opening night of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. With the purchase of one full-price ticket, parents can receive a second ticket FREE for children. Ticket prices start at $29. Use code OOMPA when purchasing. Children and families are also encouraged to arrive early and enjoy pre-show activities in the Segerstrom Hall lobby beginning at 6:00 p.m., including coloring stations, crafts, activities, photo opportunities and more!
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Single tickets to Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY start at $29 and are on sale now at, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The 2:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, June 8 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. The Center offers many services for patrons with disabilities including removable wheelchair locations, binoculars and assistive listening devices. To learn more visit   


Kid-Friendly DIY Household Projects You Can Do in a Weekend

Spring is here, the weather is warming up nicely and it is the perfect time to tackle that To-Do List of DIY household projects that you have had on your radar for awhile.

If you are thinking “I’m a hard working Dad — why should my kids miss out on all of this DIY fun?”, you are completely correct. By all means, grab your kiddos, let them know that you want and need their help, and put them to work on as many of these projects as you can.

Even fairly young kids can help with a number of projects around the house — both indoors and outdoors. If you need some inspiration to get going, please consider the following ideas:

Create a Raised Veggie Garden

If you have always wanted to try growing your own produce, you and your kids can spend a weekend building a raised vegetable garden. As This Old House notes, it is a project that kids as young as 6 can help tackle; start by putting together a framer of rot-resistant lumber that will hold the soil in place, and make it tall enough for everyone to reach easily. Once you build the raised garden, head to a local gardening store and let the kids choose what types of veggies they want to grow — you can buy either seedlings or seeds. As a major bonus, your kids may start eating more vegetables if they grow them on their own, and they will also learn about responsibility as they help water and care for the plants.

Put Up a Wire-Free Home Security System

Another project that your tweens and teens can help with is installing a new wire-free home security camera system. Sit down with your kiddos and discuss the details of the features that these cameras have, and teach them about the importance of safety. While you don’t want to scare them, you can educate them about why you want to have a home security system. In addition, let them know that there are also fun aspects to having home security camera systems; for example, to record fun family moments and monitor the weather. To make this DIY project as easy as you can, you may want to select a wire-free camera; this way, you can install them wherever you wish. Once the cameras arrive, you and your kids can spend a weekend deciding where they should go and installing them around your home.

Upgrade a Bathroom or Powder Room

That upstairs bathroom with its old fixtures and outdated vanity is ready for a remodel. As Very Anxious Mommy notes, you can have your kids help clean the bathroom from top to bottom, and then assist you in picking out new flooring, paint colors, vanity, appliances and whatever else the bathroom needs. If this is a bathroom that your kids use quite a bit, they can give their input on what type of “theme” they may want — like an ocean-life look — and then you can work together to choose paint and accessories. Depending on the ages of your kids, they can certainly help you remove everything from the space and then paint it. Older kids can also help you take the old vanity to the curb for pickup, hang new mirrors and install towel racks.

Have Fun Working Together

In addition to teaching your kids the value of hard work, it’s always great to have some solid Dad-kiddo time. By making your children part of your DIY projects, you can do just that, and end up improving your home at the same time.

How to Teach Your Kids About Sustainability

The effects of global warming are starting to become apparent across the globe. We are seeing an endless procession of record-breaking years with many of the hottest temperatures on record now occurring in the last decade. With the impacts of climate change now becoming manifest, many adults are factoring the future state of the planet into their decision of whether to have children or not.

Ensuring that the planet remains safe and habitable for future generations is a concern for all of us. While it can often feel as if climate change is a runaway problem that we now have no hope of solving, it is, in fact, something that all of us can make a contribution towards fixing. Teaching our children about the importance of sustainability and showing them how they can contribute to a better environment is one way we can help.

Teach Them Why We Recycle

Teaching your kids what recycling is is important, but showing them why we recycle is what will really make the lesson stick. Recycling is important because it enables us to reuse materials. The Earth’s resources are limited and one day, they will run out. This is a concept that even young children can understand. Explain to them that it is by recycling what we can, that we can make the planet’s resources last long into the future.

Teach Them Sustainable Shopping

When you do your weekly grocery shop, bring the kids along and show them how to choose recyclable products. Show them from an early age that the source of products and their environmental impact is a key concern when deciding what to buy. This is also an opportunity to show them that it is sometimes worth paying a bit more money for a product with a smaller environmental footprint.

Make it Interactive

Any parent who wants their children to understand the importance of sustainability needs to recycle. Recycling is one of the most effective things that any of us can do on an individual level in order to make a real difference to the state of the planet as a whole. Taking your kids with you to the recycling center isn’t just a great way of making recycling more interactive, it also shows them that there are other people who care about the planet as well.

Defeatism is all too common in today’s world. Many people reason that climate change is inevitable and therefore it isn’t worth taking action. However, it is the sum of small individual contributions that will make the biggest change to our battle with climate change. Show your children how to separate out recyclable materials, how to identify them and how to properly dispose of them.

Show Them the Results

Living in a more sustainable household inevitably means that you will be able to save money. Being more sustainable means reusing what you can, when you can. Another important component of sustainability is energy conservation. Teach your children why switching appliances off when they aren’t using them is important. Not only is it more environmentally friendly, but it will also save you money on your utility bills.

Make a note of the savings you make from your sustainable living practices and use this money to reward your kids for their efforts. Why not let them pick out some new plants and flowers for your yard? Show your kids that plants can be useful sources of food and other useful materials. Gardens are an important part of sustainability and should also be a fun place for children to learn about ecology and the environment in general.

Teaching children about sustainability has never been more important. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you can teach your kids about sustainability in a way that is fun, exciting and likely to stay with them.