The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Portland and Eugene early next year. I’m excited and plan on taking the kids. We’ve never seen the Globetrotters before, but we’ve heard they are amazing and are very entertaining. The Globetrotters will be in Eugene on February 20th and in Portland on February 21st. Tickets are on sale now (holiday gift idea: Globetrotters tickets are wonderful stocking stuffers). For a limited time, you can save $7 off select tickets to any Harlem Globetrotter game. Use the following promo code to get a discount to the game: FAMGUIDE
ZooLights is finally open at the Oregon Zoo. From now through January 4th, Portlanders can check out the splendid light show. We went last weekend and had a wonderful time. It was very cold, but we still fun. This year, the train is even back. Because of the new construction at the zoo, the train route is different from previous years. But it’s still a great way to see the lights at the Oregon Zoo. BTW, we also bought some fudge from their store. My family loves their fudge!
The remake of Annie (Sony Pictures) will be out in theaters on December 19th. The film stars Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne. If you are interested in seeing the movie early, there’s a screening at Regal Bridgeport on Saturday, December 13th at 10:30 am. To win one of fifteen VIP passes for yourself and a guest, leave a comment telling me if you’ve seen the original Annie movie. The deadline to enter is December 2nd. Note: the name you use below will be the name you have to use to check in with the rep at the screening. BTW, two readers of my Portland blog will also win a prize pack consisting of a t-shirt, fuzzy socks, posters, sticker sheet and Sandy Plush Dog.
Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, will open in theaters on October 17th. The movie is a historic story about a sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) who is on a mission behind enemy line in Nazi Germany. Thanks to Sony Pictures, three readers of my Portland blog will win a Fury prize pack consisting of a shirt, messenger bag, and bottle. To enter my sweepstakes, leave a comment about your favorite historic film or Brad Pitt movie. The deadline to enter is opening day, October 17th. The winners will be randomly selected. The giveaway is limited to readers in Washington and Oregon only.
We went to the Maize at The Pumpkin Patch recently. We had a great time. We’ve never been to the Maize before. In addition to the corn maze, there was a pumpkin patch, tractor hay ride, a kiddie tractor ride, barn animals, a kiddie maze, a haystack to climb up, and a neat country store where my daughter bought some kettle corn. We also left with four pumpkins and they only cost us $10 (total). It was a great deal. BTW, the Pumpkin Patch is offering $2 off admission to The Maize with this coupon.
Brad Pitt has a new movie coming out. It’s called Fury (Sony Pictures). The film is a historic story about a sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) who is on a mission behind enemy line in Nazi Germany. Fury will open in theaters on October 17th. If you can’t wait until then, you can download passes (click on the link to get a pass) to see a screening on Wednesday, October 15th at Regal Bridgeport at 7pm. The passes are first come, first serve. In the event they run out of passes, let me know. I’ll ask the studio to add more passes, but I can’t guarantee they will. Stay tune, I’m running a Fury prize pack sweepstakes on my Portland blog next week.
Saturday (October 4th) is Community Free Day at the Oregon Zoo. That means free admission for everyone! Zoo hours are 9 am to 4 pm.
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.