Focus Features, Z100 and the Imagination Foundation are hosting a fun event at Washington Square this Sunday from noon to 5pm. In the event, called the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge, kids will have the opportunity to win prizes. The grand prize is an XBOX One and Jawbone Jambox. To enter to win the prize, kids need to create something amazing with cardboard (provided) at the event. In addition to the fun contest, there will be face painting, Boxtrolls character appearances, Boxtrolls prizes, and free samples giveaway. The Cardboard Challenge will be hosted by Maui Hernandez from Z100. BTW, the Boxtrolls was created at the Laika Studios in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Disney On Ice is coming back to Portland. Their new show is called Let’s Celebrate! The new Disney On Ice show includes over 50 Disney characters from 16 beloved Disney stories. The fun-filled show features a magical montage of celebrations, holidays and festivals from around the globe set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs. The new show will be at the Moda Center from October 23rd through October 26th.
If you’re planing on going to a pumpkin patch maze, I have a deal for you. Readers of my Portland blog can save $2 off The MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch over at Sauvie Island. Regular admission (before coupon) for their cornfield maze is $7 for adults and kids 13 years and older. It’s only $5 for seniors and children six to twelve. Admission is free for kids five and under.
Columbia Pictures is taking The Equalizer to the big screen. Their new movie is based on the 80′s TV series about a former covert operations officer who helps people in need. The big screen version stars Denzel Washington as the main character (Robert McCall). The Equalizer opens in theaters on September 26th. You can see an early screening of the film on Wednesday, September 24th at Regal Bridgeport at 7pm by downloading tickets on the Sony Screenings site. Note: the tickets are first come, first serve. Let me know if the tickets are all gone and I’ll see if I can get the studio to add more tickets. I’m not guaranteeing they will add more tickets, so you should sign up as soon as possible.
The Equalizer Synopsis
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by — he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Hello Portlanders! I have a quick giveaway tonight. Thanks to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, I’m giving away a family four pack of tickets to see the Super Circus Heroes show on opening night, September 4th at 7 pm. Because opening night is this Thursday, I will have to select a winner by tomorrow night (Wednesday), and then forward my winner’s name to my contact. The winner can then pick up their tickets in the Will Call area at the Moda Center. They might check ID, so be sure to use your real name when you enter. Continue reading to find out how to enter my contest.
Fox Searchlight has a new crime drama coming out soon. The movie is called The Drop and it stars Tom Hardy and the late James Ganolfini. Wasn’t Ganolfini wonderful in Enough Said? The Drop doesn’t open until September 12th, but there is an early film screening on Wednesday, September 10th at Regal Lloyd Center Theater at 7pm. Ten lucky readers of my Portland blog can win VIP passes to see the screening with a loved one, friend or nemesis. To enter my contest, leave a comment about your favorite James Ganolfini movie or TV show. The deadline to enter is September 4th. The winners will be randomly selected. Note: if you win, the name you use here is the name I will submit to the studio for checking in at the screening.
The family and I went to the Sunset at the Zoo event last week. For those of you who don’t know, Sunset at the Zoo is a series of events that feature musicians and extra activities. On those days, the Oregon Zoo also stays open an extra couple of hours. The kids and I had a fun time. There was music by the Pete Krebs Trio, Copper and Coal, and Trashcan Joe. And my kids enjoyed the children activities. My kids were also well-behaved for a change. They didn’t even complained when we made them eat cotton candy and ice cream. Anyways, Sunset at the Zoo is a fun event for both kids and parents. Unfornuately, Sunset at the Zoo is over and you’ll have to wait until next summer to attend one.
This Sunday is the SE tour for Sunday Parkways. The ride/walk is about seven miles. During the tour, you can explore Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers and Ivon Parks to grab a bite to eat, listen to tunes, and join some activities. In addition, you can get free tickets to see the upcoming Super Circus Heroes shows at the Moda Center. The hours for Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways is 11am to 4pm. Continue reading to find how to get your free Super Circus Heroes tickets and to see a map of the route.
Hey Portlanders! Pierce Brosnan has a new movie coming out. The film is called The November Man (Relativity Media). It looks a little bit like one of his James Bond films, but he’s an ex-CIA agent this time. The November Man will open in theaters August 27th, but there is an early screening of the movie on Tuesday, August 26th at Regal Lloyd Center at 7pm. Each person can download up to two tickets and they are first come, first serve. You can get your free screening passes here.
The 2014 Street of Dreams will end its run next weekend (August 24th) in Happy Valley, Oregon. This year’s Street of Dreams features five homes. Home prices range from $850,000 to $1.5 million. Each home is unique, from traditional, to craftsman, to Mediterranean and Asian inspired. Continue reading to see the five homes in this year’s Street of Dreams.