Archives for November 12, 2019

Dolce, Nov. 14th Pet of the Week!

Any time a pet winds up at a shelter, a sad story is behind it. This one’s particularly sad. This beautiful boy, whom shelter staff named Dolce—Italian for “sweet, and most appropriate—was found by a person collecting cans. Poor Dolce was very sick and had been tied up in a bag and tossed into a dumpster. The kindhearted person did the best to care for him but took him to the shelter where the medical staff made him healthy. He’s affectionate, grateful and ready to go home. Meet Dolce on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A635186.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of our friends at the Companion Animal Village.

The Magical Chinese Lantern Festival Returns to Light the Night at the Pomona Fairplex


Presented by Hanart Culture, the Handcrafted Lantern Display Will Feature
Over One Thousand Lanterns Inspired by the Four Seasons, Live Entertainment and Fun for the Whole Family

This November, the Chinese Lantern Festival returns for the holiday season to the Pomona Fairplex with its brand-new illuminated production themed “Blooming Seasons”.  Bigger and brighter stunning lanterns, up to 30 feet high, include an 85-foot-wide lantern arch, 100-yard-long breathtaking Ceramic Chinese Dragon, along with ridable “mythical creatures” children’s rides — all  on display from the Glade to Lagoon at Fairplex Pomona (1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768) from Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, January 5, 2020.

“New for this year, guests will experience a unique light display inspired by nature,” says George Zhao, producer of the Chinese Lantern Festival. “Guests will journey deep into a vast wonderland from exotic flowers, trees, plants, insects, mammals to reptiles. It’s the four seasons of nature, plus an assortment of animals that correspond to their given environment.”

Inspired by the art of Chinese lantern making, dating back 2,000 years ago, guests will experience a vibrant light show with mixed-media lanterns. Throughout the hillside, brilliant lanterns depicting the Amazon Jungle, fruit tree groves, peach blossoms, maple leaves, poppies, cactuses, squirrels, foxes, and more.

Each lantern is made of modern materials and eco-friendly technology with brilliantly-lit colored LED lightbulbs, musical enhancements and sound effects, plus visual moving parts to create larger-than-life imaginative shapes. 

The Magical Chinese Lantern Festival will also feature:

  • Mythical creature rides for children
  • Food and concessions
  • Authentic live Chinese folk musical concert and traditional dance show  
  • Holiday displays, including your photo taken with lantern Santa Claus
  • Folk art souvenir booths

Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate at www.ChineseLanternFestival.com for $13-$27.

Gates open from 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. with the last admission at 9:20 p.m.  Fairplex parking is $12. Follow along at @ChineseLanternFest on Instagram, Facebook.com/chineselanternfestival and #ChineseLanternFestival

Magical Chinese Lantern Festival by Hanart Culture
Thursdays – Sundays from November 21- December 15, 2019

Nightly December 19, 2019 -January 5, 2020, Including Holidays
5:30pm-10:00pm

Fairplex at Pomona – 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768 Tickets $13-$21
https://www.chineselanternfestival.com/

Credit: Hanart Culture.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is Coming to SoCal Bringing the Magic Closer to Fans than Ever Before! **Highlighted By Full Performance Debut of Disney-Pixar’s Coco**

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, as performer athleticism mixes with acrobatic and aerial stunts to bring skating skills to new heights.  An exciting participatory adventure told through multi-leveled performances 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, this all-new show will be skating into the Southland playing L.A, Anaheim, Long Beach and Ontario from December 12th – January 5th!

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

  • Thursday, December 12   7:30 PM
    • Friday, December 13                          7:30 PM
    • Saturday, December 14    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    • 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 $15!

                                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 AXS.com, 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

A N A H E I M

WHEN:           Thursday, December 19 – Monday, December 23

  • Thursday, December 19   7:00 PM
    • Friday, December 20                          11:00 AM & 7:00 PM    
    • Saturday, December 21    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 22                        11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    • Monday, December 23                      11:00 AM & 7:00 PM

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

TICKETS:         Ticket prices start at $15!

                                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 Ticketmaster.com 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
    • 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 $15!

                                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 Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the venue Box Office.                                                                   *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

O N T A R I O

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
    • Saturday, January 4                            11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, January 5                                11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE:         Toyota Arena4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

(formerly Citizens Business Bank Arena)

TICKETS:         Ticket prices start at $15!

                                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 Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the venue Box Office.                                                       *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Don’t miss this exciting show!

Credit: Feld Entertainment. Self Disclosure: I have received some form of compensation for posting.