Raffi in Concert in Malibu October 26 (Ticket Giveaway!)


I don’t know one parent who can’t start singing a Raffi tune on command. “Mr. Golden Sun” is the one that I can spout off without even thinking, but if I put my mind to it, I can hum so many more of the songs that he sang to my children when they were babies and toddlers through our CD player.


Now he is back with a new album called Love Bug. Here is an adorable video featuring the title track:

Raffi is out on tour and he is making a stop right here in Malibu at Smothers Theater at Pepperdine University on October 26 at 1:00 PM. His New York concert sold out, and I’d bet that his Malibu show will sell out too – so get your tickets here.


I am happy to announce that I am giving away a set of 4 tickets to a lucky reader, courtesy of Music For Little People (check out their Facebook page!). What a great opportunity to see Raffi in concert as a family! Follow the instructions below – this contest is open now through 12:00 AM on October 21. The winner will be chosen at random from qualifying entries and notified via email (so make sure you leave that when you comment). Tickets will be held at will call at the theater box office for pickup on 10/26. Good luck, and keep on singing!

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Weekend Activity: OzoKids

Now is your opportunity to bring your kids to the Canyon Club, a place that is normally populated by fans of big acts from bygone eras.  (There’s nothing wrong with that, and I can tell you from experience that the bartenders pour a potent margarita for those kidless nights among grown-up music fans.)  Ozomatli is playing a show there on Saturday night, but by day, the band enjoys entertaining a younger fan base.

OzoKids is the first children’s album from this popular band, and this is what they’ll be performing at 4pm on February 9 at the Canyon Club.  Tickets are still available, and they’re even sold in Family Four-packs.

Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra To Play Concert in Camarillo

By the time this event happens, we will know whether or not the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is the National Champion.  Either way, fans of the university or just plain beautiful music might like to know that on January 10, 2010, the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra will play a concert in Camarillo.

Of course that is the weekend I will be out of town, but I’m not selfish.  I want YOU to go and enjoy.  Thanks to St. Jude’s parish bulletin for including this listing.  Incidentally, the day after Notre Dame beat USC in November, there was applause at Mass.  It was awesome.

The University of Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra
January 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary Magdalen Church
25 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
On their annual Winter Tour, this is their only stop in the LA
area….be a part of it! TICKETS: discounted until January 1.
Suggested Donation:
Adults: $10; Under 12 and Over 65: $8; Students: $8;
Family of 4: $30
Works by Beethoven, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more.
Advanced purchase of tickets is highly recommended.
Want to buy tickets? Need more information? Interested in
volunteering? Contact Eric Petrucci at (805) 390-9179 or