Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Jump to the beat on Sesame Street at an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets. It’s the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood!

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita. 

Anything’s possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

You can purchase tickets HERE ! Save 20% on tickets to any performance with promo code MOM (Savings not valid on VIP,Front Row, or other premium seats.  No double discounts.  Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply)

 

California’s Great America Winterfest 2017

California’s Great America Winterfest

California’s Great America Winterfest was transformed into a winter wonderland on November 24th. It was the start of Winterfest and the beginning of a wonderful evening for us. Truly a family-friendly event.

My daughter and I started the night off with a little ice skating on Snowflake Lake in front of the Carousel Colombia. Needless to say we both needed the helper to get around the ice without falling onto our bottoms. It was great fun but after an hour on the ice I was ready to slip back into my shoes and walk around a little bit to see all the decorations before the tree lighting ceremony.

We grabbed some popcorn, found a spot fairly close to the stage and waited for the singing and dancing to begin. Soon enough the cast came running out onto stage dressed in festive clothes. There to light the tree was San Francisco 49er Joe Staley and his family! We couldn’t wait for him to push the button and see that beautiful 65 foot tree shining brightly!

     

There was so much to see and do that it was hard to decide what to do next, so we ended up walking down Candy Cane Lane and seeing Ms. Candy Cane taking pictures with many of the guests. There was so many delicious looking buildings, seats, tables, etc. Yes I did say that! Good thing they weren’t real or they’d have to replace them, since people would be stopping and eating them.

Onward to Charlie Brown’s Christmas Town at Planet Snoopy! Here we enjoyed a few of the younger kids rides and listened to A Peanuts Guide to Christmas that was happening on the stage. I loved watching the little kids with their wide eyes listening to the characters and smiling.

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  • Winterfest is open to the public from November 24-December 30th on select nights. If you’ve never been, check it out!

 

SHOPKINS LIVE! Shop It Up!

Shopkins Live! (www.shopkinsliveontour.com), the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will bring the national tour to the Paramount Theatre of Oakland on Sunday, November 12th at 1pm.

Shopkins Live! is finally here! The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage inShopkins Live! Shop It Up! Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins–the grocery store-themed mini collectable toys-Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva. An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show to life on stage through urban style music, song and dance.
All of Shopville is in a tizz as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait—no event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help–the show must go on!
Shopkins Live! immerses audiences in the world of Shopville using custom-designed theatrical costumes, creative onstage characters, state-of-art video and set design, and original pop songs and music! Grab your besties and check out Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Check ya later!
Tickets can be purchased at this LINK

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party

Under colorful swags of Union Jacks and boughs of holly, The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party returns for five weekends amid the theatrically-lit halls of the historic Cow Palace (2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City, CA) on Saturdays and Sundays (as well as the Friday after Thanksgiving) from November 18 through December 17, 2017, to offer visitors a delightfully immersive holiday experience unlike any other.

An annual tradition for Bay Area natives and visitors alike, The Great Dickens Christmas Fair’s 800 Victorian characters, from waltzing royals to scrappy chimney-sweeps, populate over three acres of twilight-lit shops, pubs, stages, and dance halls. This season’s event will debut an expansive new children’s area, new juried crafts, and the premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “Trial By Jury” – the perfect setting to revel in the joy of the season!

“…Merry voices and light-hearted laughter range through the room…” ~ Charles Dickens

Throughout London town, visitors will discover seven stages offering entertainments for all ages and tastes. Those seeking family-friendly fare will appreciate the Royal Opera Gala, engaging children’s shows, thrilling melodramas, and sprightly dance performances. Looking for something more salty? Swagger down to the dockside and join the can-can dancers and sailors at the all-new, bawdy Mad Sal’s Music Hall Review.

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair overflows with holiday magic for the youngest guests, offering hands-on craft activities, old-world games of skill and chance, and lively interactive shows. This year, an expanded Tinsley Green Children’s Area and Father Christmas Stage will entertain and delight; youngsters can meet Old Father Christmas, ride on a hand-powered Adventure Carousel, cheer the Toy Parade, and laugh at the antics of an authentic British Punch & Judy puppet show.

Dozens of activities are offered to fascinate and engage young ones. Here they may construct a whimsical Fairy House, learn how to run an 1860s printing press, sing sea chanteys, make rolled beeswax candles, and hand-paint their own ceramic ornaments.

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year…” ~Charles Dickens

Discerning guests will delight in the new Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera “Trial By Jury” in the Victoria & Albert Bijou Music Hall. Afterwards, meet in the Bohemian Absinthe Bar for lively conversation, or at Mad Sal’s Dockside Ale House to sing raucous favorites and watch high-kicking dancers perform the “Can-Can Bijou.” The extremely popular and outrageous “Saucy French Postcards Tableaux Revue” returns to the Victoria & Albert Bijou Music Hall during “Dickens After Dark” – a popular twilight-hour entertainment to delight adults over 18.

Bring your appetite when you visit The Great Dickens Christmas Fair— there’s ever so much to eat and drink! Feast on delicious foods from the British Empire and beyond, from exquisite savories such as fish ‘n chips to heavenly handcrafted chocolates and tea cakes. You may also want to visit one of the five traditional pubs to enjoy a frothy pint of ale, fine wine, bubbly champagne, hot buttered rum, Irish coffee, or hot toddy. You can also enjoy a traditional English high tea with scones and finger sandwiches – anytime is teatime at the Dickens Fair.

“Lavish profusion is in the shops…” ~Charles Dickens

Shop for the perfect holiday gift and revel in a wonderland of one-of-a-kind artisan treasures. Nearly 100 beautiful shops and carts offer fine crafts, fanciful clothing and accessories, ceramics, elegant drinkware, stunning jewelry, toys, ornaments, antiquarian books, and more.

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair was originally produced by Ron and Phyllis Patterson in 1970, inspired by their successful Renaissance Pleasure Faire, which they brought to the San Francisco Bay Area during the Summer of Love in 1967. The next generation, Kevin and Leslie Patterson now joined by their grown sons Andrew and Michael, have produced the Fair since 2000, continuing a 50-year family tradition of deeply immersive, historically authentic environmental theater.

“What a wonder it has been to create the Great Dickens Christmas Fair for 35 seasons,” says Executive Director Kevin Patterson. “We ring in the holiday spirit with a talented community of more than 800 performers bringing to life the imagination and times of Charles Dickens. The delight and surprise of our guests adds to the scene – where merriment is how we measure our success.”

Ticketing and Other Pertinent Information:

Select-Day Ticketing ~ Reserve your day early!

Tickets go on sale September 7th

Opens Saturday, November 18 and runs Saturdays and Sundays (plus the Friday after Thanksgiving) through December 17, 2017, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA

To ensure the comfort of all guests, there will be a limited number of tickets available for each day of the Fair. As with many other theatrical events, ‘Select Day’ tickets must be purchased for the actual day you wish to attend.

After tickets sell out for any given day, there will be no more tickets available for that day, so purchase early to ensure you are able to attend on the day(s) you prefer. Although all tickets are non-refundable, they are fully transferable to another person.

Early Bird Sale runs September 7 – October 15: Save $7.00 per Adult Ticket & $4.00 per Child Ticket for the first two weekends!

Early Bird Pricing available for the first two weekends only at dickensfair.com through October 15.

  • Adult Tickets (13+ yrs.), “Early Bird” discount price: $23.00
    Valid Nov. 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26
  • Child Tickets(5-12 yrs.), “Early Bird” discount price: $10.00
    Valid Nov. 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26
  • Children under 5 are free.

Admission Prices at the Gate (if tickets are available)

  • Adult/General Admission(13+): $30.00
  • Children(5-12yrs): $14.00
  • Children under 5are always free
  • Pickwick Club 2017 Season Pass:Available online through Dec. 10th at $105.00 per pass, plus a convenience fee charged by Eventbrite (a $330.00 value!).
  • Adult Twilight Tickets, valid after 3:00 PM:$18.00 (available at the box office only)
  • Child Twilight Tickets, valid after 3:00 PM:$10.00 (available at the box office only)
  • Group Tickets: For groups of 20 or more, please contact Golden Gate Group Tickets at tickets@gggrouptickets.com or (415) 668-0525. Group tickets are not available online.Parking is available for $12 per vehicle (charged by the Cow Palace). The Fair offers a free shuttle from the Glen Park BART station.

Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big

Enter a world where adventure is awaiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Join Tinker Bell as she takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales LIVE ON ICE. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel and watch Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White, Tiana and Belle remind you to always be strong, kind and fearless. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into your hometown!

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big is coming to the Bay Area in October. You can see them in Oakland at the Oracle Arena from October 19-October 23 and in San Jose at the SAP Center from October 25-October 29. Tickets for the show can be purchases at this Link and use promo code MOM to save 25%.

You can follow Disney On Ice on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #disneyonice

Watch Disney On Ice videos here:

September Events and Activities in Our Community

Looking for something to do with your little ones (Great for ages 0 to Teen)? Here’s a listing of things going on in our community. Make sure to check back often as things will be updated as I find them. (*Some names aren’t exactly as listed on the library website for trademark reasons)

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**Events and Activities are subject to change without notice. Please check the linked website before attending.**

August Events and Activities in Our Community

Looking for something to do with your little ones (Great for ages 0 to Teen)? Here’s a listing of things going on in our community. Make sure to check back often as things will be updated as I find them. (Some names aren’t exactly as listed on the library website for trademark reasons)

Tuesday, August 1

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**Events and Activities are subject to change without notice. Please check the linked website before attending.**

Circus Vargas Presents SteamCirque

Circus Vargas embarks on a brand new epic adventure under the big top! Debuting their innovative new production in the Bay Area.

The show:

Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for Circus Vargas’ 2017’s retro-futuristic production, SteamCirque! Join them on a journey of fantastic proportions where children of all ages will marvel at the wacky and wonderful cast of characters that come alive in this exciting steampunk, science- fiction fantasy inspired circus odyssey!

Arrive 45 minutes early for an entertaining, interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can create their own magic under the big top, learning circus skills such as juggling, balancing and more!   Meet and mingle with the entire cast after each performance.  Capture the fun by posing for pics or selfies with your favorite cast members, all part of an unforgettable Circus Vargas experience!

The storyline:

An eccentric group of adventure seekers stumble upon a traveling circus in an imaginary Victorian city, far, far-away. SteamCirque’s peculiar protagonist, part magician-part inventor, attempts to industrialize the circus by incorporating his steam powered mechanical contraptions into the ordinary, typical circus rigging, filling the big top with new, imaginative acrobatic apparatus for the artists to perform their acts.

Join us for an amazing experience, under the big top as Circus Vargas celebrates its 48th year and create new and treasured memories for generations to come! This Wonderful show has something for everyone! Its 2 hours of amazing music, lights, magic, acrobats, aerialists, daredevils, comedians and more!

Ticket Information:

General admission tickets are $12-$27 for children and $22-$37 for adults. Reserved Ringside seating is $47-$62 for children and $57-$72 for adults. For Circus Vargas performance dates, times and to purchase tickets, visit www.circusvargas.com, call 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861) or visit the box office at each location. Follow Circus Vargas on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter for updates, discounts and behind the scenes video.

  • San Jose: August 16 to August 21
  • Hayward: August 31 to September 11

Interested in seeing the show? Just click on the link and follow the directions to enter. For this giveaway you must be live in the Bay Area.

 
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*I received complimentary tickets from Circus Vargasto giveaway and for personal use in exchange for sharing this show information with you.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. This all new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control. This ancient artifact would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of the universe. Witness the cutting-edge special effects and immersive video projection in this legendary, live adventure.

This amazing show is coming to Oakland’s Oracle Arena on August 11th through 13th and San Jose’s SAP Center on August 17th through 20th. Tickets start at just $15! You can save 25% on tickets for any performance by using the code MOM just click HERE! Savings not valid on Front Row, VIP or other premium seats. No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply. Follow the tour on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter.

Interested in seeing the show? Just click on the link and follow the directions to enter. For this giveaway you must be live in the Bay Area. a Rafflecopter giveaway

*I received complimentary tickets from Feld Entertainment to giveaway and for personal use in exchange for sharing this show information with you.

July Events and Activities in Our Community

Looking for something to do with your little ones (Great for ages 0 to Teen)? Here’s a listing of things going on in our community. Make sure to check back often as things will be updated as I find them.

Saturday, July 1

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  • Happy 4th of July!

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**Events and Activities are subject to change without notice. Please check the linked website before attending.**

June Events and Activities in Our Community

Looking for something to do with your little ones (Great for ages 0 to Teen)? Here’s a listing of things going on in our community. Make sure to check back often as things will be updated as I find them.

Thursday, June 1

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**Events and Activities are subject to change without notice. Please check the linked website before attending.**

 

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Cinemark at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno is starting their Summer Movie Clubhouse on June 5th! With 10 great movies for just $1 a movie or $5 for all 10. Movies are either G or PG. All movies start at 10am.

  • Monday, June 5 thru Thursday, June 9

The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

  • Monday, June 12 thru Thursday, June 16

The LEGO Batman Movie (PG)

  • Monday, June 19 thru Thursday, June 22

Trolls (PG)

  • Monday, June 26 thru Thursday, June 29

Shrek the Third (PG)

  • Monday, July 3 thru Thursday, July 6

Goosebumps (PG)

  • Monday, July 10 thru Thursday, July 13

The Iron Giant (PG)

*This list of movies was taken directly from Cinemark’s website. The poster of this list is linked in the comments above.