Friday, July 30, 2010

Kristin's Kickbacks List Week of 7-30

July 30. Target now has 75% off on certain toys and games!! They are some amazing deals, like a version of Monopoly for $3.48 and hot wheels sets for less than $5! Make sure you look carefully through the toy section. At the Target I went to there were clearance items throughout. I shop early for Christmas and birthday gifts.

July 30-31. Old Navy is having a $2.00 Cami Sale! (in store only).You can either take along the Old Navy coupon found at this link$2camis_coupon.jpg or just say “Cami 4 Me” to the store associate when you’re checking out.

July 30. 6:00 pm. FREE concert at LACMA. BP Grand Entrance.
Vocalist Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original artist, with two critically acclaimed recordings produced by John Clayton. The 25-year-old Gazarek seamlessly combines the intimacy of singer/songwriter stylings with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz.

July 30. 7-9:30 p.m. Keyes Lexus of Valencia has Jazz and Blues concert series every Friday night thru Aug. 27. This week is Lightnin’ Willie & the Poorboys. Food & Beverages for sale (No outside food or beverages; no pets allowed.) Activities for the kids. Downtown Valencia in the street on Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita. (Thanks, Kristi!)

July 31. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. DLM Off-Price Specialists, is opening their doors to the public. Expect prices to be 80-90% off retail and look for name brands like DKNY, Ellie Tahari, and more. DLM is located at 2343 Saybrook Ave. in Commerce, CA. (323) 724-5474. Thanks to for this deal!

July 31. 10 a.m. Big!World!Fun! Family Series at the Ford Theatre. Discover Afro-Brazilian culture from the state of Bahia in Brazil. Uptempo, passionate dance and myths of gods and goddesses blend seamlessly with Portuguese and African vocals and the rhythms of drums and percussion. PRE-SHOW ACTIVITIES START @ 9AM – arrive early to hear a music performance by Renee and Jeremy! 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, L.A. One hour-long music, dance and theatre aimed for children ages 4 to 10 and families. Children free, adults $5. Parking $1. Reservations required. To avoid handling fees, call the box office at 323-461-3673. This is outdoors and it’s okay to bring food.

July 31. 7-10 p.m. Warner Park: Movies on the Green. Movie begins about ½ hour after sunset. This week’s movie is: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG). Outdoor family movies are presented on Saturday evenings through August 28th and are projected on a 30’ screen with digital projection and 7.1 surround sound. 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.

July 31. 6-8 p.m. Free weekly summer concerts at Simi Valley Town Center. This week: Polynesian Night - Hawaiian Experience. 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, 93065. (805) 581-1430.

August 1. 9 a.m. Get tickets for Huntington Gardens free day in September. Call 800-838-3006 or go online at

August 1. Free Entrée for anyone named Dave at Famous Dave’s. And that means a great deal for you - up to $15 - for anyone named Dave (David or Davy, too). And half off your entrée if your middle name's Dave - up to $7.50. That goes for to-go orders too. Hey Daves, we're talkin' serious bucks here so don't forget to present your I.D.**
** Sorry, last names don't count. Dave, You must present a valid picture I.D. Offer good at participating restaurants only. Here’s the link to see if a restaurant near you is participating. (The Simi Valley location at 1229 Simi Towne Center Way is listed as participating).

August 1. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. This week: Program to be announced.

August 1. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. FREE weekly concerts in the park. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills. This week the group is One of the most critically acclaimed musicians, singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Mason is one of classic rock’s most underrated artists. Caught up in the creative music and social vortex that was the English rock scene of the ‘60s, he co-founded the seminal jazz/jam rock group Traffic in 1967. Later, there was a successful solo career through the ’70s and early ’80s that also saw him playing with other artists both in the studio and on stage. In 2004, Dave Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic with bandmates Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and (posthumously) Chris Wood. It was an overdue honor. Mason recently co-founded RKS Guitars and continues to perform regularly around the country.

August 2. 10 a.m. FREE Monday Morning Concert for children at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park. Admission is first-come, first-served basis. I usually go around 9:30 and bring coins for parking meters. 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303 – 818-347-9938. This week’s concert is:
This singer/songwriter has been singing professionally since she was nine! Her resume already includes 12 albums, countless jingles, and over 25 theatrical productions, as well as working with established musicians such as The Four Tops, The Fifth Dimension, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Desi Arnaz, Jr.

August 2. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. FREE McDonald's 7-ounce iced mocha or an 8-ounce hot mocha at participating stores. No purchase is necessary. Last Monday for this deal!

August 2. 7 p.m. FREE interactive J.A.M. Sessions at the Ford Theatre.
The authenticity of Hawaiian culture and dance is taught by Kumu Hula Keali’I Ceballos of L.A.- based, award-winning Hula Halau Keali’I O Nalani. This is your chance to let your inner Aloha flow! John Anson Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, L.A. Reservations recommended. Call the box office at 323-461-3673 to avoid handling fees. Parking is $1.

August 2. Starts at dusk. FREE. Monday Movie Nights at Simi Valley Town Center mall in food court area, some seating, okay to bring chairs. Movie this week is Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel (PG).

August 2 and August 5. 10 a.m. Free showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG). The Promenade at Westlake presents the Summer Film Festival! Free family movies at Mann Westlake 8 Theatres, Mondays and Thursdays. Plus, receive a KIDS EAT FREE postcard when you see a movie during the Summer Film Festival. Enjoy lunch at one of The Promenade restaurants listed below, where you will receive a free kids meal with purchase of any adult entree and beverage. 180 Promenade Way, Promenade Mall, Westlake Village, 91362. (805) 379-2299.

August 3. 5 p.m. Join in the FREE LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build!
Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. This week build a LEGO Seagull. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. See store for more details. Glendale Galleria, Phone: (818) 549-0733

August 3. Free day for La Brea Tar Pits and the Natural History Museum.

August 3. Free day for Kidspace Museum from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 480 N.Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103. (626) 449-9144

August 3. 10 a.m. AMC Summer Movie Camp will be offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday morning this summer at participating theatres, from June 15 through August 10. This week the movie is The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG). Each ticket is $1 and all admission and concession proceeds will benefit two AMC charities, Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Institute. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Tickets for each week will be on sale approximately one week prior to the scheduled show date.

August 3-4. 10 a.m. FREE summer movies at select Regal Theatres. Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theatre capacity. Tickets for the 2010 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show. Hotel For Dogs (PG) and Planet 51 (PG) are playing at the Civic Center Stadium 16 in Simi Valley. Doogal (G) and Night At The Museum II (PG) are playing at the Canyon Country Stadium 10 on Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. Curious George (G) and Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG) are playing at the Grand Palace Stadium 6 on 4767 Commons Way in Calabasas.

August 4. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free Kids’ Club at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks. A balloon sculpture wizard will also make some cool music. 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O.

August 4. 7 p.m. FREE. Children’s Night at Levitt Pavilion. 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Kiddle Karoo Goes Green : A musical experience about recycling and keeping the planet clean.

August 4-15. (Hours vary). Ventura County Fair. 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Adults $10, children 6-12 $7. There are days with discount tickets! August 4 and August 11, entry to the Fair is $1 'til 3PM!! Check out the website for other deal days!

August 5. 8 p.m. Free All-Time Favorite Movies Under The Stars! The Grove Presents Movies in The Park. This week is Twilight (PG-13). Bring a blanket (no chairs, please) and have a magical evening at The Grove. The event opens for general grass and bleacher seating at 7:15pm. For early access, and to bypass the line, simply pre-order gourmet picnics from any of The Grove's fine restaurants or purchase gourmet picnics in The Park. Compliment your outdoor movie experience with a delicious meal. Early access begins at 6:30pm. Only The Grove food permitted in The Park, please. 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036. PHONE 323.900.8080.

August 5. 5:30-7 p.m. Jazz at Descanso Gardens. “The Evolution of American Jazz” concert series on Thursday evenings will feature top local talent performing on the new earthen stage on Descanso’s Main Lawn. Bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic supper (normally not allowed inside the Gardens), and settle back to savor music from some of SoCal’s finest jazz artists. Concerts run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. through August 12. Concerts are free with admission to the Gardens and free for members. This week, Elliott Caine presents East Coast, be-bop inspired jazz.

August 5. 6-9 p.m. Thursday night summer concerts at the Autry Museum (across from L.A. Zoo). See top Latin bands in a fun, casual, energetic setting on the Autry plaza. The taco and drink bar open at 6:00 p.m., and the museum and museum store close at 8:00 p.m. Complimentary dance lessons and a separate dance floor for kids guarantee fun for all! Free for Autry members / $7 for nonmembers. This week: Conjunto Costazul, founded by Newyorican brothers Freddie and Johnny Crespo, is considered one of the finest salsa orchestras in Southern California. The Crespo brothers are singers and percussionists who during the proliferation of salsa in the 70s developed their musical talents in New York's Spanish Harlem, and performed with renowned salsa orchestras of the time. In 2010, Conjunto Costazul celebrates its 21st anniversary, moving forward with its unique, swinging sound and continuing to delight new generations of salseros.

Ongoing Deals

Here’s a deal at Wendy’s. Each store got 1,000 keychain cards to sell for a $1 each. Purchase the keychain and get a Junior Frosty (the small kids size) for free. On each returning visit to Wendy's present the card and you'll get a free Junior Frosty (when you purchase something). You can use it as many times as you would like through December. Limit one free Frosty per transaction.

September 25th is museum day! You can request a ticket for free admission for two people by going to this link. has great deals on events. It’s free to join. Right now they have tickets for Walking with Dinosaurs at the STAPLES Center for 29.50 a ticket (plus $8.50 fees per ticket) instead of $59. Here’s a link to this deal

Upcoming Events

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty, Saturdays and Sundays, August 7 & 8, 14 & 15, and 21 & 22, 2010. 4:00–5:30 p.m. Free admission; no reservations required. The summertime tradition returns with another great lineup of kids' music! Don't miss this free concert series in the Central Garden for kids and their families, featuring some of the best children's musicians from across the nation. 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049.
(310) 440-7300.

August 8. 12 noon - 4:30 pm. The Hollywood Arts Council is proud to announce their 25th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts to be held at Paramount Pictures! This is a FREE, non-commercial event featuring live performances and workshops from near and far catering to children and their families from all over Los Angeles! Come play with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, get your face painted, make your own puppet, and much more! Kid Friendly: Family art workshops, visual and musical performances from around the world! Food Services: Mort’s Food Cart will provide food available for purchase. Paramount Pictures : Bronson Gate Entrance 5555 Melrose Ave. , Hollywood , 90038 Cross Streets: Melrose Ave / N. Gower St. (323) 871-2787

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