Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Win 4 Tickets to Big Apple Circus at Assembly Row Somerville

One of our favorite Circus shows is Big Apple Circus and I am so excited they are coming back to Boston for their 40th Anniversary Season!  As one of my lucky readers I am even giving you a chance to win 4 tickets to the show on Sunday, April 8th at 4:00 pm!!! Read on and enter below to win!!!
Photos Credited:  Juliana Crawford
More about the show:
BigTop Works, the new producers of BIG APPLE CIRCUS, are pleased to announce the return of the beloved circus to Boston, as part of the National Tour stops of the historic and critically acclaimed 40th Anniversary Season. The full lineup of global artists and acts, including 10-time world record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda, will play under the Big Top at Assembly Row, Somerville from April 7-May 6. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster and BigAppleCircus.com.
World renowned for its one-ring, intimate and artistic style, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers, Big Apple Circus is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats, and innovative design and technology. The 40th anniversary season program features the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and The Fabulous Wallendas and the daring quadruple somersault attempted on the trapeze by The Flying Tunizianis – the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed under the same big top. The record-setting acts are joined by Dandino and Luciana, a dynamic duo who combine speed, acrobatics and daredevil grace on rollerskates; award-winning contortionist Elayne Kramer; master juggler Gamal Garcia; Jan Damm on the Rola Bola; acclaimed Risley acrobats The Anastasini Brothers (who broke the World Record for Most Flips on November 9, 2017); Ringmaster Ty McFarlan; and circus trainer and presenter Jenny Vidbel, who performs in the ring with 16 horses and ponies, as well as six rescue dogs. 
Outside of the ring, Big Apple Circus continues to honor the essential and iconic characteristics that have set it apart for the past four decades, with multiple community outreach programs and a vital no-wild-animals policy. Circus of the Senses, which will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 am, offers specially enhanced experiences for audiences who are deaf, blind, deaf/blind, visually impaired, or have cognitive or developmental challenges. The special performances include ASL interpretation, live audio description, pre- and post-show touch experiences, and a Braille program book. On Sunday, April 8 at 12:00 pm, Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism, a sensory-friendly performance for autistic audience members, will feature lowered light and sound levels, a descriptive social story, and a professionally staffed “calming center” that can be accessed at any point during the show. 
 The Big Apple Circus 40th Anniversary season is directed by Mark Lonergan, artistic director of three-time Drama Desk Award-nominated physical theater company Parallel Exit, with choreography and associate direction by Antoinette DiPietropolo and music direction by Rob Slowik. Tony Award-winning lighting designer Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher, Something Rotten!), scenic designers Rob Bissinger (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Legally Blonde – Assoc) and Anita LaScala (Magic Mike Live) of ARDA Studio, Inc., and Drama Desk-nominated costume designer Amy Clark (Heathers: The Musical, Chaplin) come together to create a most vibrant environment to fit the momentous occasion of the circus’s return. 
Enter below to win 4 tickets to the show on April 8th at 4:00 pm!
Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets for my family for the show and four tickets to giveaway.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Magic of Adam Trent in Boston, MA

I love MAGIC! I had always watched David Copperfield and went to see his live show so I was excited to see a new magician come to Boston for a show. Adam Trent was at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre and the show was awesome! 
I love the interactive approach to his show with audience participation. He really was entertaining not only with magic, but with music and comedy. There was even a robot! I feel like his show would appeal to a younger demographic in addition to adults. I don't want to give away an of his tricks but many were amazing and I especially liked his close up magic! He did one trick with the whole audience involved that blew my mind!
He has already left Boston, but you can go here to see his remaining tour dates:  https://www.adamtrent.com/tickets
More about the show:
Broadway/TV star Adam Trent is bringing his signature brand of magic and illusion to a high-tech stage spectacle. Produced by the creative team behind The Illusionists, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE MAGIC OF ADAM TRENT is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music designed to entertain the entire family. Showcasing his “futuristic” brand of magic, Trent has mesmerized live audiences around the globe, in person and as a featured guest on America’s Got Talent, The Today Show, Ellen, Rachael Ray Show and Disney Channel among countless other TV appearances. The 32-year-old also stars in his own 10-episode TV series The Road Trick on Red Bull TV. His tour includes more than 60 cities. 
Trent inaugurated the first two years of THE ILLUSIONISTS’ record breaking Broadway runs, which served as a launching pad for his own live show and tour. “I am so excited to hit the road and bring an entirely new show to audiences around the world,” says Trent, who has always thought that magic should be entertaining first and tricky second. He doesn’t want people to remember “tricks” as much as the laughs and memories made with the performance. “This will be a show like you’ve never seen.” THE MAGIC OF ADAM TRENT is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment and The Works Entertainment.
Here is a little video:
If you get the chance make sure to go and see him!
Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to Adam Trent for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

British Soccer Camps Plus Free Soccer Gear

Evan has been going to to Challenger Sports camps for the last three years and learned so much.  He has gone to both TetraBrazil Soccer Camp and British Soccer Camp and loved it.
More information:
British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert's right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!
PLUS REGISTER FOR CAMP AND GET A JERSEY, BALL, T SHIRT, NEW SKILLS APP AND 20 FREE VIDEOS! Enroll in the most popular soccer camp in North America! British Soccer Camps have programs for all ages and abilities and feature an innovative curriculum full of skills, drills, and thrills!  Register now and you will not only get your free British Soccer game jersey (value $34.95) shipped to you for free immediately, but you will also get their brand new skill development App and 20 videos to help your child practice at home. Your soccer ball, T-shirt and poster will be given out at camp. 
USE CODE BSC18 at check out to get free shipping.
Enroll you child in a British Soccer Camp today!
  Challenger Sports Camps has many options including Fall and Spring Academies.  These Camps are for kids 3-18.

Disclosure:  I will receive a free week of Soccer Camp for my son thanks to the USFamilyGuide.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Disney On Ice Dare To Dream

I have been going to Disney On Ice since I was little.  When I was small my parents would take me to Disney on Ice for my birthday every year and even though I couldn't be at Walt Disney World it was like bringing Disney to me.  I have now continued this tradition with my kids.  We went to see Disney on Ice Dare To Dream at the TD Garden the other night and loved it!
So many of your favorite Disney Movie characters are part of this show.  I love Disney on Ice as every time there is always something new.
Belle uses her courage to save her father and live in the castle with the Beast.
The skating is amazing!
Cinderella joins in the fun.
I love happy endings.
Rapunzel has the best day ever when she leaves her tower with Flynn Rider.
So amazing!
These performers are truly fantastic!
I loved the special effects with the lanterns.
So beautifully done!
They did such a great job telling the story.
Then one of my favorites joined in the fun, the cast of Frozen!
I must admit I was singing along to "Let It Go".  I mean you have to!
Olaf joined in on the fun.  He is my favorite!
Olaf learning what summer is all about.
Absolutely gorgeous, so well done.
Last but not least was Moana on an action-packed voyage with mighty demigod Maui in a quest to save her island, become a wayfinder, and find her own identity.
Moana was a huge crowd pleaser as she is new to the show.
So beautifully done with the boat and scenery and lighting.
Love how the characters are represented.
Such awesome lighting!
Yes that is the ice on fire!
So beautifully done.
The whole show was amazing!  Plus your favorites are there, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy!
Don't let Mickey skate out of town with out seeing him!
The show runs at the TD Garden in Boston until Sunday, February 25th.  You can get your tickets here!
Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets to Disney on Ice Dare To Dream and a swag bag for promotional purposes.  No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Star Wars MINILAND Grand Opening

We love going to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston!  It is a ton of fun for the whole family.  What I love is that they are constantly changing things up.  We were lucky enough to go to the grand opening of the Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones MINILAND!
The event started with a ribbon cutting for this new area.  It is replacing the Ninjago area.  There were lots of members of the 501st, a local Star Wars fan group for picture opportunities.
Lauren and her friend were having a great time meeting Star Wars characters.
The force is strong with Lauren!
We then got to enter the new exhibit which has the First Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Each display will recreate favorite scenes in Star Wars™ Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Fans will marvel at the replicas of a Gladiator-style battle between Jedi and Geonosians on Geonosis, Jango Fett Clones lining up on Kamino, Jango Fett battling Anakin Skywalker featuring Slave Ship 1 and Boba Fett, plus many more.  Here is a preview!
It is amazing the detail and how many pieces are used to build these depictions.
I was almost forgetting these are all made of LEGOs.
Yoda was watching over us. 
I also love the MINILAND when you enter, and you can spot some Star Wars favorites there too.  Make sure to look closely.
I love that they always customize this area.  At Halloween they had Halloween costumed characters throughout MINILAND.  Check out how Boston has changed. 
I love this area so much.  It is so beautiful as it changes from day to night.
Evan loves making and racing cars.  He spent so much time in this area. 
There are also two rides and a 3D theater.  They cycle through different short movies.
The girls being silly.
There is also a play climbing area that the girls had a fun time in.
Definitely take a trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston this school vacation week!
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston will have special vacation week hours Feb 18-Feb 26, Sunday-Thursday, 9 am- 7 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9 am- 8 pm. Advance tickets are suggested to guarantee admission and can be purchased online at www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston
Disclosure: I was provided with tickets for my family to experience LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.