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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Tucson Happenings from Arizona Families {Family Weekend Event Calendar March 8-10, 2019}

Tucson Happenings from Arizona Families
  {Family Weekend Event Calendar March 8-10, 2019}

All the details for many fun and free or affordable things to do with the entire family- see the full event calendar link below.

3/8/19 7-8:30PM at Sahuaro High School  TICKETS HERE


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tucson Happening from Arizona Families Rodeo Weekend {Family Event Calendar February 21-24, 2018}

Tucson Happening from Arizona Families Rodeo Weekend
{Family Event Calendar February 21-24, 2018}

All the details for many fun and free or affordable things to do with the entire family- see the full event calendar link below.


Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure in Phoenix {Ticket Giveaway}

Barks the Spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” in Phoenix
Join the Heroic Pups on a Pirate-Themed Mission When They Take the Stage
at the Comerica Theatre March 30-31

 All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group presentPAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” an action-packed, music-filled production, presented by Pedigree.The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure during the hit live stage show, playing at Comerica Theatre March 30-31, 2019.

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” follows the first live show PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” now in its third season. PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage. The performance is interactive, encouraging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission!

What:      PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” coming to Phoenix!
When:     Saturday           March 30              10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
               Sunday             March 31              10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Where:    Comerica Theatre
               400 West Washington Street
               Phoenix, AZ 85003

Tickets: Tickets start at $20.00. Tickets are available at the Comerica Theater Box Office, or by phone at 602-379-2888. Additional fees and special offers may apply. A limited number of V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages are available, starting at $140.00. Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard, and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters.

GIVEAWAY- Enter to win 4 tickets to your choice of performance HERE on FACEBOOK

For more information or to join the Tail Mail mailing list for presale and other exclusive offers, visit Follow PAW Patrol Live! on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @pawpatrollive, and the hashtag #pawpatrollive. *Citi is the official credit card of the PAW Patrol Live! tours. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Olive Garden Coupons Kids Meals $1 {2019 Nationwide}

Olive Garden Coupons Kids Meals $1 {2019 Nationwide}
Treat the kids tonight or any day this week! Enjoy family night out for less with a $1 Kids Meal. Use the coupon below to get this special offer now through Friday from Olive Garden.

What: $1 Kids Meals at Olive Garden 

When:  2/4/19-2/8/19

Where: Olive Garden locations nationwide

Cost: $1

10 Reasons Your Entire Family Will Love The Belle of Tombstone {Gaslight Theatre Giveaway}

 10 Reasons Your Entire Family Will Love The Belle of Tombstone {Gaslight Theatre Giveaway}

We have been heading over to the Gaslight Theatre for the past 8 years and try not to miss any of their shows. The western themed melodramas are some of our favorites. There is something in this show that everyone will enjoy. Take the littles out and don't worry if they make noise, the audience is supposed to hoot and holler. Take those moody teens and tweens out to something they can actually put down the device for with the fam. Get mom and dad out of the house- no cooking, no dishes, and bring the grandparents too! 
See below for a chance to win free tickets.

The Gaslight Theatre presents The Belle of Tombstone playing now through March 31st! 

Reason #1
Always fierce female leads. 
The "Belle" of Tombstone is played by Heather Stricker and she is every part the boss lady. Who doesn't look up to a business woman dressed in the fabulous western gowns who helps out the good guys and rustles the cowboys out of her saloon. Postive role models are always great to see.

Reason #2
The silly, yet lovable characters.
Your kids will love that there's a place for everyone to make their mark, even in the wild west for guys like Frank, played by Jacob Brown. These are the type of characters just waiting to strike it rich the honest way and maybe he does (wink). He's always killin' 'em with kindness not a six-shooter. 

Reason #3
The "romantic" parts
The little ones will giggle and the tweens will blush at the antics of Margarita (Janee Page) as she shows her intense affection for  Ringo (Todd Thompson). Their playful "love" seems to really be a ploy by Margarita to lasso herself a bad rich guy but who knows maybe it runs deeper.

Mike Yarema as Jack Diamond and Charlie Hall as San Pecos Sam
Reason #4
The "Bad Guys"
The wild wild west was not won without some gun slingin' and this show gives us plenty of it. You know that someone in the family is a little on the mischievous side and loves to root (maybe secretly) for these guys. They dress in black and shoot their weapons for fun all while drinkin'. Sounds like a good time to some of us, maybe Nana?

Reason #5
The "Good Guys"
As much as there has to be somebody in your crew that relates to the bad guys, there is a straight-laced, superhero loving kiddo or dad too! Bringing the cheese and the "save the day" attitude for sure is Ned Witman,played by Jake Chapman. He can ride a horse day or night while strummin' his guitar and savin' everyone. What's not to love?

Reason #6
The action scenes
Who loves action films in your family? Western style shootouts and slow-mo fist fights will keep them engaged and waiting patiently to get through scenes that the Reason #3 peeps like.

Reason #7 
The music
The Gaslight Theatre has some fabulous musicians that keep the show going live. Adam Ackerman along with the bassist,  Derek Norman never miss a beat. The musical director and piano player extraordinaire, Linda Ackerman races her fingers across the keys. At one point, one of the more sinister characters even messes with Linda's keys- but she just keeps on truckin'.

Erin Thompson as Minnie Pearl and David Orley as Porter Wagner
Reason #8
The Olios
The Olios that follow the melodrama, show off more of the talented Gaslight crew. If you are a fan of country music and the Grand Ol' Opry, you will be singing' right along with these fabulous tunes!
Reason #9
The Food
Our family always orders the mini chimis, chicken strips, or pizza every time we go to The Gaslight Theatre because those are our absolute faves. My "mom rule" is the kids can choose a soda or ice cream and I follow it too! The ice cream is the winner 99.9% of the time. The Gaslight also offers free cones for people celebrating so be sure to let the staff know!

Reason #10
The Gaslight Community Feel
They are such a great community partner that also honors the military, does special giveaways for families that are going through tough times, and always have good old fashioned family fun. Their camaraderie on and off stage is evident and it makes it even that much more fun to see this hard-workin' cast make a family night feel like a ride off into the sunset.

GIVEAWAY HERE - Enter to win a table for four for the showtime of your choice (based on availability) and tag a friend so they can win too! We will be giving away 4 tables in total.

SHOWTIMES: The Belle of Tombstone runs Tuesdays through Sundays now through-March 31, 2019. 
WHERE: The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85710
TICKETS: Adults $22.95; Students, Seniors, Military $20.95; Children 2-12 $12.95 Please call 520-886-9428 to reserve your table or visit the Box Office 10am-9pm daily

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

FREE Admission Dates at The Children's Museum Tucson {January, 2019}

FREE Admission Dates at The Children's Museum Tucson {January, 2019}

There are two upcoming free and fun events at The Children's museum Tucson in January. Nothing beats free admission at such a fabulous family venue.

What: TUSD  School Choice Event

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Children's Museum Tucson 6th Avenue

Cost: FREE for all 

What :Discover all the ways you can go at Zoom...Zoom!, the Museum's Free community event that's all about transportation! From the humble bicycle to giant construction trucks and zippy go-carts, we'll have it all - and you have the chance to climb aboard.

Sixth Avenue in front of the museum will be closed to make room! Police vehicles, city buses, garbage trucks - they're all here. Check out Tucson Electric Power's bucket trucks, or see how Caterpillar digs in the ground.

Our scheduled guests with vehicles or transportation displays include: BICAS, Tucson Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Oro Valley Police Department, Pima County Sheriff's Department, Caterpillar, Tucson Unified School District (TUSD), Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Tucson Fire Department, Pima County Public Library, Sun Tran, City of Tucson, Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. This even is great fun for kids and adults who love to go! Zoom...Zoom! is from 10 am-2 pm, and admission to the Museum is free all day. Don't miss it!

Thanks to event sponsors Tucson Electric Power and Tucson Unified School District (TUSD)'s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program

When: Saturday, January 19 10am-2pm

Where: Children's Museum Tucson 6th Ave.

Admission: FREE plus museum admission is free is all day even after the event is over

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Gaslight Oro Valley's Jingle Bell Rockin' Revue Brings the Holiday Cheer {2018}

Gaslight Oro Valley's Rockin' Jingle Bell Revue 
Brings the Holiday Cheer  {2018}

The Gaslight Theatre and The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley are in full swing making sure that the Tucson area is feeling that holiday cheer. Christmas is just around the corner and at night there is even a chill in the desert air.  We were recently invited to take part in all the fun.

The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley presents its current Jingle Bell Rockin' Revue through Christmas Eve. Make sure you see it before it's gone. Take the family for live entertainment and have some great food and drinks too!

The beautiful harmonies of the fabulous vocalists will have you transported to a winter wonderland. 

They are not only fabulous singers but also entertainers. At one point, they have Grandma and some reindeer on stage to tell a somewhat unfortunate tale....

The crowd is also treated to some classic Elvis songs.

There are different times throughout the show that the audience is encouraged to not only sing along but participate. A Feliz Navidad conga line and Santa comes with candy canes for all the young and young at heart audience members.

Bring everyone, all the kids from 1-92. They will enjoy the classics, the newer songs and all of the interaction with the fabulous LIVE band and cast!

What: The Galight Music Hall Oro Valley presents the Jingle Bell Rockin' Revue which shares your favorite holiday hits with our All-Star Cast of singers and our amazing 7-piece GMH Showband. Whether you prefer dancing elves or singing reindeer, this show is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit- and if you've all been good little boys and girls, you might even get a visit from Kris Kringle himself! Hurry and jingle all the way to the Gaslight Music Hall and reserve your seats today!

Sunday, December 16, 20182:00 PM
PurchaseSunday, December 16, 20186:00 PMPurchaseTuesday, December 18, 20186:00 PMPurchaseWednesday, December 19, 20182:00 PMPurchaseWednesday, December 19, 20186:00 PMPurchaseMonday, December 24, 20181:00 PMPurchase
Where:Gaslight Music Hall Oro Valley 13005 N. Oracle Rd.

Tickets:Purchase tickets on line HERE or call 520-529-1000