Next up are stops in Detroit, Chicago, Columbia (Maryland), Cleveland, Charlotte, Alpharetta (Georgia), Rogers (Arkansas), Dallas, Houston, San Diego and Los Angeles. The tour is currently scheduled to conclude at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on August 31.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is returning to Old Town Newhall with programming that highlights the sights, sounds and swagger of Cowboy life. A variety of ticketed tours and performances will be offered Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14.
The main festival is held at William S. Hart Park Event Area on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday, April 14 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Those in attendance on Saturday and Sunday will be surrounded by life on the American Frontier as performers serenade, chuck wagons serve up BBQ treats, and vendors offer one-of-a-kind gear and goods celebrating the Western past with the flair of today.
Don’t forget admission to the William S. Hart Park Event Area on Saturday and Sunday is FREE and no ticket needs to be purchased!
Cowboy Roundup SENSES Block Party is the Highlight of April Events in Old Town Newhall
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Saddle up your horse, steel or otherwise, and ride into Old Town Newhall for a wide selection of FREE Thursdays@Newhallevents in April.
On the calendar are the ever-popular 10 by 10 Variety Show, JAM Sessions, SENSES Block Party and Note by Note music night. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year.
The month begins April 4 at The MAIN (24266 Main Street), when 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and music at the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Show from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join the students from School of Rock Santa Clarita, as they perform rock classics from Queen to Foo Fighters to Foreigner! Additional performances this month will include comedy from Samantha Hale, Eric Buss and Kazu; storytelling by Ruby Cooper; mentalism with Allen Gittelson; belly dancing by the Dunia Dancers; juggling by Ivan Pecel; and screenings of short films “All Hallows Eve” and “The Invaders.”
Get ready for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival by learning new line dance steps at JAM Sessions on April 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center! Candy Sherwin will lead a night of lessons at the community center (22421 Market Street) and show you dance step sequences that will get everyone moving together as one. After the lesson, practice your new dance steps as you listen to the sounds of The Mary White Band! JAM Sessionsis hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation,bringing dance and original live performances to the Old Town Newhall.
April 18: Cowboy Roundup after party for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival!
Dust off your cowboy boots for the Cowboy Roundup SENSES block party on Thursday, April 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Cowboy Roundup is the official after-party of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival! Rediscover the spirit of the Old West on Main Street in Old Town Newhall with music from Whiskey Tango, mechanical bull rides, line dancing, trick roping, gourmet food trucks, street performers and drinks from El Trocadero!
The always exciting SENSES Block Party takes over Main Street on April 18 with a Cowboy Roundup starting at 7:00 p.m. The Cowboy Roundup is the official after-party of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival! Rediscover the spirit of the Old West with music from Whiskey Tango, mechanical bull rides, line dancing, trick roping, gourmet food trucks, street performers and drinks from El Trocadero.
The same night, The MAIN will host an artist reception for its newest exhibit, “Reality Optional: The Unhinged Wit of Phil Althouse.” The exhibit features digital work from the Los Angeles-based artist, who is fascinated by the challenge of telling a story and injecting humor and theatrical timing into a single still image. Attendees will get to explore the art work, meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. The reception will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and the exhibit will be on display from April 17 to May 1.
The Note by Note music nightcloses out the month and will take place inside The MAIN from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on April 25. Note by Note is a free night of music delighting audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! Featured performers in April include Glen Allan Britain, GRIT, Tracey Lee Nelson and Steven Kai Van Betten. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.
For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.
Universal Studios Hollywood adds a new tasty take on its Churros!
Hollywood, Calif. – Universal Studios Hollywood has decided to shake-up their churro game with four new flavors now available in the park. From chocolatey to fruity – these new churros will provide some sugary sweetness to your taste buds!New Churro Flavors Now Available!
· The Strawberry Shortcake Churro
· The Double Dark Chocolate Churro
· The Toasted Coconut Churro
· The Fruity Pebbles Churro
More information is available on the USH website here
ANAHEIM, Calif. – An all-new, unforgettable experience with beloved Disney Princesses is coming to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa this spring. Beginning March 30, 2019, the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures will be a unique, one-of-a-kind occasion where families can share special moments with some favorite Disney Princesses while enjoying an exquisite, three-course brunch at the award-winning Napa Rose restaurant.* The morning also includes enchanting activities, intimate story time, a private portrait location and premium keepsakes.
The experience is offered 8 a.m. to noon, Thursdays through Sundays, in the elegant surroundings of Napa Rose restaurant, where guests are welcomed into an unforgettable gathering and charming new storytelling experience. During the breakfast, Disney Princesses such as Belle, Tiana, Ariel, Jasmine and others arrive to greet guests and make memories with friends and families.
“Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures delivers a truly unique, immersive character dining experience with the upscale setting and service of Napa Rose,” said Eric Quezada, manager at Napa Rose. “Along with quality time and intimate interactions with Disney royalty, this experience offers an incredible princess-themed breakfast menu created by our talented resort culinary team, led by Executive Chef Vincent Cachot and Executive Pastry Chef Jorge Sotelo. The flavors and themed options are inspired by the legendary Disney Princesses.”
The Napa Rose presents a royal feast for all ages with breakfast and brunch items served family style, with hot items and side selections featured at the kitchen counter, from sweet to savory, light to rich. To start, guests may try the Sunrise Citrus and Vanilla Bun with raspberry glaze, assorted fruits and berries, and Caramel Beignets. Young princesses and princes will enjoy House-made Mac and Cheese, Mini Chicken and Princess Waffles and Pulled Beef Sliders. Heartier items the grown-ups may gravitate toward are the Braised Short Ribs and Roasted Nueske Pork Belly or the Roasted Tomato and Asparagus dish with lemon olive oil. Sides include roasted root vegetables and heirloom potatoes, artisan breakfast sausage, bangers and more. Decadent desserts are served family style and themed around princesses, featuring Chocolate Chip Princess Cake Pops, Petite Raspberry Tarts and Sea Shell Macarons with mango passion fruit ganache. Complementing this enticing array, Napa Rose’s expert mixologists have created a collection of sweet, refreshing mocktails and sparkling beverages for the kids and royal cocktails and Champagne for adults.
The morning adventure continues on the restaurant’s patio. Inspiring a whole new world of possibilities, girls’ and boys’ imaginations will ignite as they delight in storytelling that’s inspired by confident, kind and courageous Disney Princesses who dream big and celebrate who they are.
Different princesses visiting each day will share the moments when they felt empowered to be their true selves. Mulan will encourage children to strike a pose to discover their own inner warrior, while Rapunzel will share how she felt when she found the courage to explore the world outside her tower, showing little ones how to spin joyfully and shout, “Best day ever!” Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures will encourage youngsters to discover their own strengths and talents, and start each morning with a “can-do” attitude to never stop believing that anything is possible.
The morning concludes with a fond farewell photo opportunity and special treasures to remember this inspirational day. The event includes five hours of valet parking at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made, upon availability, up to 60 days in advance. For more details, please visit Disneyland.com or call (714) 781-DINE.
While visiting the Disneyland Resort, guests may enjoy many wonderful ways to encounter some of their favorite princesses in the theme parks:**
Fantasy Faire: In Fantasyland, guests meet Disney Princesses, enjoy charming live performances, browse for magical mementos and revel in pure fairytale enchantment.
Storytelling at Royal Theatre: Beloved Disney fairytales are performed live on stage, with fun twists, located in Fantasyland.
“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion”: This dazzling theatrical interpretation of the smash-hit animated feature tells the emotional and heartwarming adventures of royal sisters Anna and Elsa—a one-hour show, live on stage in Hollywood Land.
Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome: Guests may drift into a wondrous wintry moment as they meet the splendid sisters from “Frozen” in Hollywood Land.
*Dining experience and elements subject to restrictions and change without notice. Specific characters are not guaranteed. Restaurant seating is subject to availability and reservations are recommended.
**Separate theme park admission required.
About the Disneyland Resort The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.
Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla., – March 27, 2019 – Netflix’s supernatural thriller, “Stranger Things” returns to “Halloween Horror Nights” 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, debuting all-new mazes inspired by seasons 2 and 3 of the critically-acclaimed series.
This year’s chilling mazes pick up where last year’s mazes left off, continuing the suspenseful storyline where a predatory entity terrorizes the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, and delving even further into the parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down.h
The mazes on both coasts will also parallel the hit show as it leaps forward to 1985, taking guests on a terrifying excursion through portions of “Stranger Things 3,” which begins streaming July 4 on Netflix.
As with the previous mazes, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering with Netflix and the creators and executive producers of “Stranger Things” to create authentic representations of the blockbuster series.
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.
“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. Limited time ticket offers and vacation packages for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visitwww.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
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About Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the highly-anticipated Summer opening of “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
About Universal Orlando Resort Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.
Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, will make a stop in Los Angeles during his first world tour. The Man. The Music. The Show. will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra. The tour, produced by AEG Presents and TEG-Dainty will make a stop at the Hollywood Bowl for two shows on July 19 and July 20.
The tour will kick off with 12 shows across Europe and the UK beginning Monday, May 13th in Hamburg, Germany at Barclaycard Arena, with stops in Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester, Dublin, and London, with two shows at The O2 Arena. The 22-city North American leg will begin Tuesday, June 18th at Toyota Center in Houston, TX, with stops in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Las Vegas, and New York, with two shows at Madison Square Garden, as well as two performances at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, December 7th. Tickets will be available in Europe and the UK at 9 AM local time and in North America at 10 AM local time at HughJackmanTheShow.com. A limited number of exclusive VIP packages will be available. These exclusive offers can include an amazing selection of reserved-seated tickets, custom merchandise (designed exclusively for package purchasers) and much more. For more information please visit HughJackmanTheShow.com.
Hugh Jackman has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, as successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on film. From his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men franchise, Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time. Jackman garnered his first Academy Award® nomination, for Best Actor, for his performance in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, based on the popular stage show created from Victor Hugo’s famous novel of the same name. Jackman’s standout performance as protagonist Jean Valjean also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations, for both Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role, and a BAFTA Award nomination. Most recently, he was nominated for his role as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Sales for the soundtrack to the film have broken records the world over and reached multi-platinum status in many countries including the UK and America.
Hollywood, Calif. – Fiddler on the Roof, a beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, is coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood and will run April 16 through May 5. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”
For more information, visit: https://www.hollywoodpantages.com/events/detail/fiddlerontheroof
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFest, is proud to announce the national non-profit organization The Gentle Barn, as their new presenting sponsor. In addition, organizers of Santa Clarita’s first-ever vegan festival, have also announced that 20% of the proceeds from the one-day outdoor festival will benefit Kakao, Charity Water and local non-profit organizations Bridge to Home and Family Promise. The festival is set to sprout in Santa Clarita on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.
“The VegFest is spreading the message that compassion and love is important – for our health, for ourselves, the animals, and our planet. The non-profit organizations we are working with promote a similar message,”said festival co-founder Jess Guidroz. “We are dedicating 20% of our proceeds to non-profit organizations we believe in, and we’re really excited to have a presenting sponsor (The Gentle Barn) that epitomizes compassion and community—two foundational intentions that the VegFest was built on.”
VegFest attendees can expect a combination of over 50 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks, including: Beyond Meat, Delighted by Hummus, and Amaro Pizzeria, as well as a variety of local craft beer and wine vendors. General admission includes unlimited pours of beer, wine and kombucha on the festival day (alcohol served from noon to 5:00 p.m.) and a sampling of various vegan foods.
In addition to the eats and drinks, there will also be two DJs spinning all day, a lounge and dance area, celebrity vegan speakers, yoga in the park, vegan-friendly merchandise, a children’s play area, and much more. The high-vibes festival is a holistic experience for the senses and will close out with a finale DJ dance party at the main stage, featuring spectacular lights and danceable mixes.
“The VegFest is going to be a high-vibe celebration of delicious food and drinks, personal health, and sustainability. We’re attempting to “Zero-Waste” the fest with the intention to leave as little a footprint as possible. Ultimately it’s about living a healthy happy lifestyle that improves life for everyone here.”
“This festival is going to be a blast, and not just for vegans. It’s open to everyone and anyone who wants to learn about living a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle,” says festival co-foudner Nicole Guidroz. “We recently added family-friendly price options because we want families to come out and learn about a healthier lifestyle together.”
The festival is the brainchild of Jess and Nicole Guidroz, who wanted to create a high-vibe event to promote a happy healthy lifestyle and to prove how exciting flavors can be despite myths about vegan foods.
Early bird pricing is now available. For more event info, including a schedule of events, visitwww.SCVVegFest.com.
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Time: Noon to 9:00 p.m. Place: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita Entrance fee: Current Early Bird Pricing: $35; Regular Admission: $40, Ages 13 through 20: $10, Children 13 and Under: Free Contact: For interviews or questions, please contact co-founders Jess Guidroz at Scvvegfest@gmail.com or (661) 607-1360, or Nicole Guidroz at Scvvegfest.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (661) 904-6868
The California Neighbor Pass is a must-have for anyone looking to enjoy limitless entertainment exclusive to Universal Studios Hollywood, including the all-new “Dark Arts at Hogwarts™ Castle” at “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” this April and the highly-anticipated “Jurassic World—The Ride” opening this summer, as well as the theme park’s many exciting thrill rides and attractions.
With lots of theme park neighborhoods to explore, the California Neighbor Pass allows guests to easily travel from Springfield and “The Simpsons Ride” to Gru’s house at the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride, from Hogsmeade village within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” to the Universal backlot sets aboard the world-famous Studio Tour.
The California Neighbor Pass enables guests to choose any day for their first visit and return to enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood for more than 175 days over nine months, including select weekends, for $149 when purchased online. Special discounts on general admission tickets for friends and family to the theme park along with the popular “Halloween Horror Nights” and special events are included in this season pass program. Additionally, pass members can enjoy sweepstakes opportunities and discounts at participating CityWalk locations.
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the highly-anticipated Summer opening of “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
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