Friday, September 3, 2010

Kristin’s Kickbacks List Week of 9-3


September 3-6. The Disney Store is offering FREE Shipping on your Entire Order with Promo Code: FREESHIP. There are many items on sale right now too. Thanks to for the deal.

September 3. 6-8 pm. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA, no reservations required. BP Grand Entrance. This week: Kamasi Washington and the Next Step. Bandleader and saxophonist Kamasi Washington is one of the exciting young players on the jazz scene today. The award-winning saxophonist is also a member of such leading groups as the Gerald Wilson Big Band and Luckman Jazz Orchestra, and has performed with artists ranging from Billy Higgins and Wayne Shorter to Snoop Dog, Mos Def, and Raphael Saadiq. Washington has performed at such festivals as the Playboy Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival and Radio Music Awards.

September 4. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Home Depot's FREE Kids Workshop to make a football display. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.

September 4. 9:30-10:05 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. FREE Kids Rhythm Club Drum Circle. Drum Provided. No reservations needed. Event every Saturday morning at REMO Recreational Music Center, 7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, 91605.
(1/2 block North of Sherman Way). Journey and explore music making through rhythm, song, and fun activities. Recommended ages for kids: 2 to 12, but all ages are welcome.
Parents must stay with children. (Thanks, Diane!)

September 4. 5-7 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater at LACMA, in Hancock Park north of the museum. This week: Violinist Susie Hansen and her nine-piece band perform high-energy Afro-Cuban Latin jazz, music that brings audiences to their feet and has them dancing in the aisles.

September 4 - October 3. L.A. County Fair. There are all kinds of deals, including the following during the opening weekend. Opening Weekend $1 Specials – Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 4 – Monday, Sept. 6. Admission –$1, 10 a.m. – 1. p.m., regular admission rates apply after 1 p.m. Ages 5 and younger free every day. PARKING is $10 for general and $15 for preferred. Open on Labor Day, closed Mondays and Tuesdays for the rest of the fair dates.

Do you have any children in kindergarten up through 8th grade? The Read to Ride Program is a special reward program for kids who read books over their summer vacations. Kids will receive 3 free carnival ride vouchers for every 2 books they read and write a book report for. Check out all the details at this link:

September 5. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. This week: Endre Balogh (violin), Steven Gordon (viola), Dennis Karmazyn (cello), and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (piano) perform Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Opus 9, No. 3, and Brahms: Piano Trio in C major, Opus 87.

September 6. 12-8 p.m. Free admission all day to LACMA.

September 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boddy's Big Backyard Festival at Descanso Gardens. Inspired by the legendary parties that E. Manchester Boddy hosted in the '30s and '40s, Descanso celebrates Labor Day with music, food and flora. Enjoy a morning walk through the California Natives Garden at 10 a.m., then gather the kids for a special reading of "Teddy Bears' Picnic" at 12:30 p.m. Kick out the jams with the Mobile Homeboys from 1 to 3p.m., and either bring a picnic or purchase a BBQ lunch from Patina's gourmet chuck wagon from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All activities are free with admission. General $ 8. Senior/Students $ 6. Children (5 to 12 years) $3. Members and children under 5 free.

September 7. 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 Boy with Backpack. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. See store for more details. Glendale Galleria has a LEGO store.

September 7. Free day for La Brea Tar Pits and the Natural History Museum.

September 7. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Toddler story time at Borders at the Northridge Mall. Theme this week is dinosaurs.

September 7. 6 p.m. FREE. Kids’ Club at The Commons at Calabasas. HAND-PUPPET THEATER. 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas.

September 8. 11 a.m. Kids Club at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks. OBEDIAH'S REALLY BIG SHOW. His show includes juggling, music, a little magic, and a ton of laughs! 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., T. Oaks, 91362.


Toy Story 3 is now playing at the discount theatres in Pasadena and Simi Valley if you haven’t seen it or want to see it again.

Simi Valley 10 Cinemas
Matinee: $3.00 Evening: $3.75
Box Office: (805)526-4329
1457 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley CA, 93065

Academy Cinemas - Pasadena
1003 E. Colorado Blvd
At Colorado & Catalina
Pasadena, CA. 91106
Matinee Admission $2.00 Films starting at and before 6pm
Evening Admission $3.00 Films starting after 6pm
Wednesday Night Special! Movies starting at 6 PM and later are a great deal for you and a buddy! You and a companion get 2 admissions, 2 popcorns and 2 sodas for only $10!

Photo Deals

Frugal Girls list photo deals out right now. Here’s the link:

Restaurant Deals

September 4-6. IKEA. Kids age 11 and under eat free and no adult purchase is necessary. It’s a good idea to call ahead to your local store to make sure they’re participating.

Maggiano’s Little Italy now has a new option on their menu. For $12.95, you get a pasta dish to eat and another one to take home. Add a dessert for just $2 with the coupon available at the following address through 9/3/2010. You can also sign up online to receive $10 off your next meal, and discounts on your birthday, anniversary, and occasionally throughout the year.

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.

Upcoming Events

September 11 and 12. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival will take place at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes. FREE admission and parking.

September 20 - 26th. SpaFinder Deal Days. Book early for SpaFinder Deal Days. SpaFinder Deal Days lets you enjoy spa, wellness or beauty services for just $50 prices or 50% off at spas, yoga and Pilates studios, fitness centers and more across the U.S.

September 25th is museum day! You can request a ticket for free admission for two people by going to this link.

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