MLB All-Star FanFest Coming To San Diego!

Major League Baseball Fan Fest during All Star weekend, Friday, July 10, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by J.Geil / MLB Photos)

Major League Baseball Fan Fest during All Star weekend, Friday, July 10, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by J.Geil / MLB Photos)

The largest interactive baseball theme park in the world is coming to San Diego from July 8th through July 12th. MLB All-Star FanFest is a baseball fan’s dream come true – with chances to meet your favorite players, watch legendary games and participate in many events and activities surrounding the All-Star Game.

More than 40 legends of Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres will make appearances at MLB All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will have the opportunity to receive free autographs and participate in question-and-answer sessions and clinics led by the former players, all included with the price of MLB All-Star FanFest admission.

Live Radio Autograph Stages

MLB All-Star FanFest Coming To San Diego

For five days, baseball fans will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet MLB Legends and get free autographs
  • Participate in baseball training drills and test out their batting skills in the All-Star batting cages
  • View hometown memorabilia and artifacts from Padres’ history, along with a collection of official awards and trophies of Major League Baseball including the World Series, Home Run Derby and All-Star Game MVP
  • Get their photo taken with the World’s Largest Baseball signed by Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays and others
Major League Baseball Fan Fest during All Star weekend, Friday, July 10, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by J.Geil / MLB Photos)

Major League Baseball Fan Fest during All Star weekend, Friday, July 10, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by J.Geil / MLB Photos)

Again, here are the details:

What: MLB All-Star FanFest
Where: San Diego Convention Center
When: July 8th through July 12th
Tickets: Purchase here (or enter to win a family 4 pack below!)

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Another activity surrounding FanFest is Play Ball Park. Located in front of the Hilton Bayfront, the inaugural PLAY BALL Park will be a nearly 80,000 square foot outdoor location that will operate Thursday, July 7th through Tuesday, July 12th. This baseball diamond will provide fun, engaging and educational activities for youth baseball and softball players and their families.

And don’t forget to sign up for yoga and the All-Star 5k! More details here.

Since FanFest is fast approaching, we don’t want you to miss out on the fun!

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to this awesome event below!

MLB All-Star FanFest San Diego Family 4-Pack

What To Do At The Coronado Island Film Festival Without A Pass

Invited by CIFF

Coronado Island Film Festival - The Village Theatre

The Coronado Island Film Festival kicks off its debut this weekend and this is one event you don’t want to miss! With a list of celebrities a mile long, amazing movie screenings, and great Q&A opportunities before and after each screening, there is so much to do in this action packed weekend! But what if you didn’t score an elusive pass for all of the festivities? Don’t worry… there are things for you to do too!

There are four main pass options at the CIFF this weekend and if you’re like me and only have a Nado pass, you might want to hear about the other events you can attend while at the festival without one of the most elite passes.

What To Do At The Coronado Island Film Festival Without A Pass - Some Like It Hot Screening

What To Do At CIFF Without A Pass

Movie on the Del Beach

You can come see Some Like it Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis, on the very beach it was filmed at; the Hotel del Coronado. The movie will start at 5 pm but you’ll want to get there early and snag a spot on the sand for you and your guests! Feel free to make a picnic out of it and bring blankets and chairs, dinner and (non-alcoholic) drinks along with you for a fun night out.

The film will be introduced by Jack Lemmon’s son, actor, author, and musician Chris Lemmon, who will share some insider tidbits about the making of the film. Chris and his family will be guests of CIFF for the entire weekend.

Meet The Jury

Everyone is welcome to come Meet The Jury  on Saturday, January 16th at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort Lobby Terrace from 4:30-5:30 PM.

The lineup of talented judges is amazing and this is an event you won’t want to miss if you’re planning on attending CIFF. The jury consists of Leonard Maltin, Honorary Jury President, Lisa Bruce, Head Juror, Ira Wohl, and Jim Gallagher. Jim Gallagher is the Head of Theatrical Marketing at DreamWorks Animation SKG.

What To Do At The Coronado Island Film Festival Without A Pass - Filmed In Coronado Exhibit

Filmed In Coronado Exhibit

During CIFF, visit the Filmed In Coronado exhibit featured in the Coronado Public Library. You can find amazing tidbits of information regarding the actors who have lived in Coronado and films shot here. From vintage and recent movie posters to rare memorabilia and more, there’s a wealth of information all on display right now. Filmed In Coronado tells the story of how Coronado has been a significant location for movie-making since the silent-film era. 

Make sure to stop by the library again on Saturday at 1 PM and again on Sunday at 4 PM to watch A Twist of Lemmon presented by Jack Lemmon’s son, Chris Lemmon, in the Winn Room.  Chris’s “A Twist of Lemmon” tribute, both written and live performance, is heartfelt: “This was a loved man,” he writes. “A man who made the world a little brighter for all around him, and a man who is sorely missed, but remembered with great joy.”

Food Truck Reception

During the Awards Night Reception on Sunday from 6-8pm, Hollywood-style food trucks will roll into the high school quad at Coronado High, offering a selection of delicious “small plate” cuisine. Two of the trucks you’ll find are Harvest Kitchen serving up healthy, organic choices including Vegan and Paleo, and God Save the Cuisine, specializing in British-influenced Gourmet cuisine.

What To Do At The Coronado Island Film Festival Without A Pass - food trucks

Free Trolleyfelicity-trolley-ciff

Wondering how you’re going to get around from event to event? Coronado is a famously pedestrian-friendly village, and most Coronado Island Film Festival venues will be within easy walking distance from one another. But a trolley named “Felicity,” free to festival pass holders, will be making its village loop, just in case.

Generously provided by a grant from the Coronado Tourism Improvement District (CTID).

Pop Up Movie Scenes

The students of Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) will surprise and amaze you by re-enacting classic movie scenes on Saturday, January 16th. All scenes will take place along Orange Avenue.

Put yourself in the scene by taking a selfie with the actors, then post it onto the CIFF Facebook page (and everywhere else). All Facebook postings will be shown on the big screen during the Awards Night program.

 

You can find more information on the event website. Follow along and join in on the fun by using #CIFF and #CoronadoFilmFest when sharing on social media. 

To purchase tickets, you can head here. If you’re worried about getting into a screening, Rush Line tickets are $12 cash for individual films based on capacity. However, admission isn’t guaranteed.

The festival Box Office will be located in the Lecture Hall of the Coronado Visitor Center at 1100 Orange Avenue in Coronado, behind Tent City restaurant. The Box Office will be open starting the afternoon ofThursday, January 14th, as follows:
Thursday, January 14th1:00-5:00
Friday, January 15th9:00-5:00
Saturday, January 16th10:00-5:00
Sunday, January 17th10:00-5:00
Monday, January 18th9:00-5:00
 
Check out a run down of what not to miss on Mamarazzi Knows Best and a highlight of the animation panels on Highlights Along The Way.

See You At The Movies! 

Knotts Berry Farm celebrates “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

What’s better during the holidays than a little Charlie Brown?

Not much!

So why not share the holiday cheer by celebrating the season at Knott’s Berry Farm!

Knott’s Berry Farm is filled with the magic of the season as it transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm and celebrates “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with seasonal entertainment, spectacular decorations including a 65 foot tall Christmas tree, and a colorful Christmas parade. From November 22nd to January 6th, Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the Christmas season.

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A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing at the @SanDiegoREP Lyceum Theater

From the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement to the Occupy protests, music has served as a powerful agent of change in American history. Inspired by the songs and words of legendary activist Pete Seeger, “A Hammer, A Bell, and A Song to Sing” celebrates this history in song, story, and spoken word with more than 25 selections from multiple artists. Seeger’s grandson, Tao Seeger, said, “If we want to get people talking to each other, we should try to get them singing together.”

The original cast returns for this production, plus the addition of an additional vocalist: folk recording artist Dave Crossland, veteran stage and screen actor Vaughn Armstrong (“Star Trek”), San Diego favorite Jim Mooney and will be joined by a San Diego vocalist Lisa Payton to once again lead an entire theatre in song.

“A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing”

by Todd Salovey
with Vaughn Armstrong, Dave Crossland, and Jim Mooney
Musical direction and arrangement by Bruno Louchouarn

A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing

What: A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing
Where: The Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown San Diego
Dates: Nov. 3 to Dec. 2, 2012
Cost: $38 to $58 / Students $18

Discounts for groups, seniors and military also available.

San Diego REP Box Office (619) 544-1000; Tickets available for purchase online at www.sdrep.org.

Four hours free parking in the Horton Plaza Garage with validation at the theatre.

 

For more information check out the San Diego REP website. You can find the San Diego REP on Facebook and follow them on twitter at @SanDiegoREP.

@SDMomsNightOut Mother’s Day Event {Local Events}

You are invited to the SD Mom’s Night Out Mother’s Day Event!

What better time to celebrate a well deserved night out than during a time when motherhood is recognized on a national level. This event will support National Mom’s Nite Out. National Mom’s Nite Out is the first nationally organized celebration of motherhood Intended to bring together today’s moms, physically and virtually. National Mom’s Nite Out unites hundreds of social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mommy bloggers and mother social networks in giving moms a well deserved night off. National Mom’s Night Out consists of local events held across the country including ours!

When:  Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7-9pm
Where: Bliss 101, 687 South Coast Hwy. 101, #151. Encinitas, CA 92024

Parking: Free underground parking by Whole Foods.
                Free street parking also available.
Cost: $20 pre-sale online, now through midnight on Wednesday, April 9. $25 at the door.

Purchase your tickets on our event page
http://sdmomsnightout.com/events/upcoming-events/mothers-day-event/

Ticket includes:

  • Entrance to Bliss 101
  • Complimentary wine throughout the evening!
  • Passed hours’ devours and light appetizer fare provided by St. Germain’s Bistro & Cafe
  • Mini cupcakes and macadamia nut cookies compliments of Ho’Onani Cakes
  • Wellness station compliments of Bloom Natural Health
  • Special Mother’s Day inspired items available for purchase at a discount
  • Opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes
  • Support National Mom’s Nite Out
  • A night to relax, mix and mingle with like-minded women
  • A fabulous night out!

I recently attended the SD Mom’s Night Out Tweetup at St. Germain’s Bistro and had an amazing time. Their food was fantastic, the sangria was amazing, and the networking was great as always. I cannot wait for the wellness station and desserts! And if previous Mom’s Night Out events can gauge how fun this upcoming event will be then you definitely don’t want to miss it!

Tell all your friends and follow SD Mom’s Night Out on Facebook and Twitter @SDMomsNightOut

Official Twitter Hashtag #SDMNOMothersDay

Not in San Diego? Check out the National Mom’s Nite Out website to find an event near you! 



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