Anyone want to see the new Goosebumps movie? I can’t wait to take my kids to see it. The film won’t be released for another two weeks, but there’s an early screening on Wednesday, October 14th at Regal Lloyd Center (7 pm). If you want to see the free screening, head over to Goosebumps screening page to get your movie passes. Hurry. The passes are first come, first serve. BTW, show your Goosebumps Halloween spirit by wearing a Halloween costume to the screening for the chance to win a spooky Goosebumps prize! Goosebumps (Sony Pictures) opens in theaters on October 16th.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is releasing a new documentary next month. It’s called He Named Me Malala, which is about the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala Yousafzai. The documentary is an inspirational story about an inspiring young women. If you’re interested in seeing this fascinating movie, there’s an early screening at Regal Bridgeport on October 7th (7pm). Head over to the screening page to do get your film pass. He Named Me Malala will open in theaters on October 9th.
According to the local new, it’s going to be sunny on Sunday, which will be the last Sunday Parkways of the year. At this weekend’s event, Disney on Ice will be hosting a Frozen’s Biggest Fan karaoke booth — you can win tickets to see the upcoming show in Portland (October 22–26, 2015). At the booth, kids can sing karaoke songs from Frozen. In addition, children will be able to add a Frozen crown to their bicycle helmet while riding around the Sunday Parkways route. BTW, the Disney on Ice presents Frozen booth (11am – 4pm) will be at Tilikum Crossing. I have not walked across it yet, but I love our new bridge. It’s so beautiful.
My three youngest kids and I went to the see the circus on Sunday. It was the first time we’ve been to the circus. We loved it and were very entertained. We can’t wait until Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey come back to Portland. Sunday was the last day for the Built To Amaze tour in Portland. I think their next stop is Seattle.
My kids and I loved the first Hotel Transylvania (Sony Pictures Animation). We can’t wait to see the sequel, which will begin haunting theaters on September 25th. But for those of you who can’t wait until next week, you’re in luck. There’s an early screening of Hotel Transylvania this Saturday at Regal Lloyd Center (September 19th, 10am). If you want to go to the free screening, download your movie passes now. It’s first come, first serve.
It’s been raining since Friday (started right after work), so my plans to build a roof over my roof this weekend has been delayed. Summer doesn’t officially end for another 2+ weeks, but the cool and wet weather sure feels like Fall. In fact, while I’ve been couped up inside, I’ve been thinking about the next holiday: Halloween. In my opinion, it’s the best holiday of the year. I can’t wait for Halloween and I can’t wait to visit The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch. We went last year and had a fun time. BTW, you can save $2 on admission with this online coupon.
Thinking about attending a Broadway show? If you are, then you are in luck. Pippin is coming to Portland’s Keller Auditorium (SW 3rd and Clay) for a limited engagement from September 22nd – 27th. With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Pippin features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm. According to the press material, Pippin is the most nominated Broadway show of 2013 with four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, four Drama Desk Awards, seven Outer Critic Circle Awards, and the Drama League Award.
This weekend Sunday Parkways will take place in southeast Portland. For those of you who don’t know, Sunday Parkways is a series of free events that promote healthy active living. As part of the event, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will have a booth (#7 – near SE Cesar Chavez Ave). They will offer a free a Build-a-Bike seminar for kids. Children will get their own safety vest and learn how to put a bike together. For the kids that participate, their family will receive a discount code for tickets to the show. In addition, if you show-up to Sunday Parkways in circus gear, you can win a family four-pack of event tickets to Ringling Bros. Presents Built to Amaze! (Moda Center September 17–20). The Sunday Parkways event will take place this Sunday (August 23rd). See map below for route.
It’s Fleet Week and the ships are coming to the Portland Rose Festival this weekend. Some of the tours start as early as 9 am Thursday, but you’ll have to wait until 9:30 am Friday if you want to see the big Navy ships. You’ll want to get there early because the lines are really long. I took the kids last year and we waited in line for about four hours. Most of the ships leave Monday morning, so expect delays. Note: the photos on this page were taken last year.