Say “I Love You” With Valentines Special at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

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Valentines Special at Medieval Times Dinner  & Tournament

Valentines Day is right around the corner and roses, horses and handsome knights could all be yours if you visit Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. Their Valentine’s Special runs from February 3 through February 15, 2017.  That is 13 days of romantic chivalry, rivalry and revelry.

Each Medieval Times’ Valentine’s Day all-inclusive Couple’s Package ($110*), includes:

  • Two admissions to Medieval Times’  four-course feast and two-hour tournament 
  • A couple’s photo in a keepsake frame 
  • Two souvenir glasses filled with champagne* 
  • Box of fine chocolates 

Call 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) or visit for information and reservations. 

*Non-alcoholic drink will be served to guests under 21. Some restrictions apply. Plus tax and processing fee. Must ask for discount offer VDAY17 when making reservation. This offer is only valid at the Buena Park, California, castle. 


Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament’s California Castle is located at 7662 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, CA. 

Finding Neverland Comes To Segerstrom Center


Finding Neverland Comes To Segerstrom Center

Take a walk down memory lane this spring when Segerstrom Center for the Arts premieres Finding Neverland, March 21 – April 2, 2017 in Segerstrom Hall. Based on the Academy Award®-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time.

This show is packed with insane talent and is directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreographed by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium).

This new musical is packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination…and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.


Ticket Prices

Tickets to Finding Neverland start at $29 and are available online 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.

Disabilities Performance

The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 1, 2017 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


FINDING NEVERLAND plays on the following dates:

March 21 – April 2, 2017 Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Segerstrom Center is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA Tickets – Start at $29 In person – The Box Office 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Online – Phone – (714) 556-2787 Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Group Sales – (714) 755-0236 Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change.


Lunar New Year Celebration at Outlets at San Clemente


Lunar New Year Celebration at Outlets At San Clemente

The Outlets at San Clemente are hosting a family-friendly fun event for the Lunar New Year on Saturday, January 28th.  There will be performances by more than 50 performers from the Irvine Chinese School and San Diego-based Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society. Highlights include a Dragon Dance, interactive Lion Dances for kids, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, face painting, balloon animals and the Chubee Monkee Food Truck.

Red Envelope Giveaway

In addition to the celebration, Outlets at San Clemente will host a Red Envelope Giveaway from Friday, January 27 through Thursday, February 2, with special offers, deals from retailers and a special $108 Outlets at San Clemente gift certificate, redeemable at all of the centers’ stores and restaurants. Red envelopes are gifts presented at social and family gatherings, during holidays such as Chinese New Year. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is believed to ward off evil spirits. Shoppers can visit Customer Service to receive their free red envelope gifts. Limit one per household, while supplies last.

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Interview With A Harlem Globetrotter + Ticket Giveaway

It’s that time of year again. Our favorite red, white and blue boys are back with some new tricks and lots of humor. Celebrating decades of smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled family show to the Los Angeles area Feb. 11-19. It’s a great family adventure of wholesome fun that makes for special memories.

New this season, for the first time ever, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.

Their one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment with incredible ball handling, hilarious comedy and loads of fan interaction, including a post-game autograph signing.

For $7 off your tickets use the promo code: CALI when you visit: The globetrotter will be performing at the following locations:

  • Ontario at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.
  • Anaheim at the Honda Center on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Mission Viejo at the Saddleback College Gym on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.
  • Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 12:30 p.m., and 5:45 p.m

Interview With A Harlem Globetrotter – Handles Franklin


FRG= Family Review Guide /HF=Handles Franklin

FRG: How often do you practice?

HFTwo hours before every game.


FRG: How often are your games?

HFAs a team, we play about 340 games in 250 cities – and that’s just in North America.  We’ll player another 100 games internationally every year.  We think of ourselves as one team, but we split up into three units to cover the most ground.


FRG:When did you decide you wanted to be a globetrotter?

HFI saw the Globetrotters on Scooby Doo when I was six years old and knew I either wanted to solve mysteries or play for the Globetrotters.  This has truly be a lifelong dream.


FRG:What do you like most about being a globetrotter?

HF: Bringing joy to kids around the world and giving them a memory that will last a lifetime.  It seems that every person has a Globetrotter memory.  It’s amazing to be a part of a 91 year tradition.

FRG:Do you hang out with Globie outside of the games?

HF: Everyone loves Globie and Big G.  I can’t get enough of them!


FRG: What is your secret to winning so often?

HF: The Globetrotters have a tradition of winning that dates back to 1926.  Our current team has no plan so of losing anytime soon.


FRG: What do you do in your free time? What hobbies do you have?

HFIn my personal time, I give back to my community of Harrisburg, PA – revitalizing parks and playgrounds.  I’m also a football fan – my favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles. 

FRG: Do you have an offseason or do you play year round?

HFOur North American tour runs from the day after Christmas to the end of April.  The other months, we’ll tour internationally, talking to kids about bullying prevention in schools, and mix in a little bit of time at home.

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Family Guide For Monster Jam – What To Expect


Who says that big trucks and dirt are only for boys? I am a huge fan of Monster Jam and every year I cover it I am even more impressed than the previous year. If you have never been before here are a few tips and things to expect that should make your visit smooth and comfortable!

Tips For Attending Monster Jam


1. The first and most important tip is bring ear protection! It is extremely loud at monster Jams and little ones can be sensitive to the noise. Some good ear protection like noise canceling         headphones or ear plugs is highly recommended.

2. Bundle up! It is not only cold outside, it is cold in the arena. A hat and gloves might not be a bad idea.

3. Try to get your tickets before you arrive for the event. The longest lines at the arena are the box office lines AND security.

4. Bring Cash! You will need it for parking.

5. Make a sign for your favorite Monster Truck and bring it with you. You might just get featured on the Jumbo Tron.

6.  Check the venue before you go to see if you can bring food. I found out after the fact that at Angel Stadium you can bring snacks and water. We were allowed to bring outside food             (food brought from home or fast food, etc.), juice boxes and small water bottles.  It certainly saves a lot of money that way.

7. Watch your local news outlets as sometimes a truck or two will appear in public before the event. This is a great way to let smaller children experience the trucks who might not have     the patience to sit through a performance.

8. If you can, purchase The Pit Party Passes. They allow you to see the trucks up close and get autographs before the show.

9. Keep an eye out in the parking lot. A lot of people tail gate before the show and we saw kids riding scooters up and down the parking lot while cars were looking for spots.

10. Be prepared to sit for up to 30 mins in the parking lot upon leaving due to traffic. If you hate waiting, I suggest you leave a little early to beat the crowd.


What Will We See?

What won’t you see! Expect trucks to be flipping over, hoods will be flying off, sometimes you might see flames from a truck catching on fire but most of all you will see big trucks racing each other, doing tricks like wheelies and pumping up the crowd! Here is a sample video from our visit:


For more information visit Monster Jam on Facebook and Twitter.