Pittock Mansion is kicking off their Centennial Year celebration this Saturday (February 1) at 10:45 am. Come see the unfurling of the official Pittock Mansion Centennial banner from the third floor terrace. And check out the great views of the city and mountain. As part of the celebration, they are offering free admission every day from February 1 – 10. I’ve never been inside Pittock Mansion, but the outside is gorgeous. We had our wedding photos taken there!
I have a couple of announcements about Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming Portland tour. First, LivingSocial is running a special for Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM shows. You can save up to 29% on their show package. Each package includes souvenir gift, soft drink, popcorn, and a candy selection. Package prices range from $75 to $95.
The Globetrotters are coming to Portland. They will play two games on Saturday, February 22nd at the Moda Center (why couldn’t they call it the Moda Rose Garden?). If you’re planning on going, you’ll want to take advantage of Groupon’s special offer. You can get up to 40% off the regular ticket price. The discounted tickets range from $35 to $71. You can get up to eight tickets at the discounted price. You better act soon. The Groupon promotion expires in about three days.
Looking for a holiday gift idea? How about Cirque du Soleil tickets? They’re coming back to Portland in March for a limited engagement. Cirque’s new show is called TOTEM. According to the press material, it’s a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. Their new show runs from March 27 to April 13, 2014. Tickets are on sale now. I’ve never seen a Cirque du Soleil show, but I hear it’s very entertaining.
If you follow my dad blog, then you know I love movies. I think they make excellent holiday gifts. I wouldn’t mind getting several hundred Blu-rays this Christmas. And because I love movies, I’m giving away one of the following Blu-ray films on my Portland blog:
- The Lone Ranger
- Fast 6
- Man of Steel
- Star Trek: Into Darkness
- The Wolverine
- Monsters University
- Despicable Me 2
- The Little Mermaid (Diamond Edition)
- Angels Rising
- Rise of The Guardians
- Grown Ups 2
- Wizard of Oz 3D
- White House Down
- Pacific Rim
- After Earth
- Red 2
- World War Z
- 2 Guns
- Weeds: The Complete Collection
- Predator 3D
The ZooLights are now open at the Oregon Zoo. We received an invite to attend earlier in the week. It was cold, a little windy and wet, but we had a great time. The last time we went to zoolights, we took the zoo train. But the train isn’t running this year because of the elephant exhibit expansion. In my opinion, it’s not a big deal. The train is a convenient way to see the lights, but it gets even colder when you’re traveling on the train. On the other hand, walking gets your heart pumping, and you can take your time looking at the lights. As I said already, we had a wonderful time. The zoo lights run through Sunday, January 5th. The event will be closed on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Continue reading for some zoolights tips and more photos.
Despicable Me 2 (review) comes out on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday (December 10th). My kids and I saw it at the theater last summer. We loved it and can’t wait to see it again. Thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, you can win the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack (DVD + Blu-ray) and
a fart gun minion beanies on my Portland blog. You read that right. A fart gun. Funny, right? I could use a fart gun against my kids. Anyways, the sweepstake is limited to readers in Oregon and Washington. The deadline to enter is next Wednesday, December 11th. To enter, just leave a comment about your favorite Despicable Me character.