The Dime Picnic: a Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

The Dime Picnic

The people who brought the SIPurbia Wine and Beer Festival to Paramount Ranch are back with a new plan: a “daycation,” if you will. The Dime Picnic, with tastings of local wines, beers, spirits, and food, will be held at a private estate in Hidden Valley on October 14. But this time, there are only 1,000 tickets to be sold!

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Ticket prices are $100 each for the first 100 tickets, and $200 each for VIP (only 50 of these available). All tastings AND food are included in those prices! Spoiler alert: there’s a discount code at the bottom of this post!

Where’s Hidden Valley? Well, it’s so hidden that I had to Google it: it’s basically across Potrero from Westlake Elementary School. In other words, a beautiful area for guests to mingle with friends, check out the vendors, and enjoy live entertainment.

This is good news because SIPurbia was so much fun. Allow me to tell you about it in pictures:

A gorgeous location


Cute photo booth

For a good cause

Interesting (and tasty) vendors

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…and friends around every corner.

In case you hadn’t noticed, sundresses both short and flowing, flowery jumpsuits, and hats were the most common fashions seen at Paramount Ranch that day. So get your tickets now, and don’t put away those stylish summer digs yet. It’s bound to be nice and warm in October in The Bubble.

The even better news is that if you use the discount code AHM25 when you buy your tickets you’ll get 25% percent off! That is a great deal! Pass it on, friends, and I’ll see you in October. I might be wearing a floppier hat. The cowboy hat makes my head hurt, even though it’s cute.

The Dime Picnic
DATE:  SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2018
TIME:  3 – 8 P.M. (last call 7:30 p.m.)
ADDRESS:  1350 W. POTRERO RD., THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91361
CAUSE:  A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER CONEJO VALLEY

Just Dance Live Coming to LA This Weekend

Just Dance Live is coming to life in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium March 29-31

One of our family’s favorite video games is Just Dance – the kids love it because they can dance along with the characters on screen and earn points by making all the right moves, and I love it for those reasons plus we get to spend time together doing something physical and fun, especially when they were younger. Also maybe because I often win. I can’t help it if I’ve got the music in me.

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Killing it to Cake by the Ocean

Ubisoft, the maker of the game, is bringing it to life in a traveling live show called Just Dance Live – it hits Los Angeles THIS WEEKEND! The interactive experience will feature hits from Pharrell Williams, Jessie J., Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and many more.

Part stage show, part audience-involvement, fans play an integral role in the show—from walking the red carpet, to mingling with other JUST DANCERS, to transforming their hair and makeup looks in the “Get Ready For It” zone — all before entering a thrilling live performance that surrounds audience members.

These images from other stops on the tour are pretty amazing. It looks like the show brings the dancing characters from the game into real life!

Just Dance Live
Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
March 29-31

Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. This looks like a really cool chance to be IN a favorite video game!

Thursday, March 29 – all tickets $20
Pre-show starts at 7pm | Show starts at 8:30pm

Friday, March 30
Matinee $45, VIP experience, Family 4-Pack available – Pre-show starts at 2pm | Show starts at 3:30pm
Evening $49, VIP experience, Family 4-Pack available – Pre-show starts at 7pm | Show starts at 8:30pm

Saturday, March 31
Matinee $45, VIP experience, Family 4-Pack available – Pre-show starts at 2pm | Show starts at 3:30pm
Evening $49, VIP experience, Family 4-Pack available – Pre-show starts at 7pm | Show starts at 8:30pm

Conejo Valley Days Is Coming Up May 8-11! Win Free Tickets!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED.  For current giveaway please 2015 Conejo Valley Days

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Now with bigger, better rides! The 58th Annual Conejo Valley Days is coming up May 8 through May 11 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks. This year the carnival rides will be operated by the same company that does rides for the Orange County Fair, Los Angeles County Fair, and Coachella!

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In addition to carnival rides, CVD will include food booths operated by nonprofit organizations, motocross exhibitions, outhouse races, games, vendors, a Kids’ Korral children’s stage sponsored by Eureka Organic Bread, a “Garage Band” stage to showcase new local bands and live entertainment in the Golden Horseshoe Saloon.

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The motocross exhibitions and live entertainment are included with general admission. Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under. Parking is $5. Ride tickets and food are additional costs.

CVD hours are Thursday, May 8, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 5:00 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 10, noon to midnight and Sunday, May 11, noon to 8:00 p.m. The Lucy Pet Foundation is the nonprofit partner for this year’s Conejo Valley Days.

Conejo Valley Days
May 8-11
Conejo Creek Park South
1300 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA
Website
www.facebook.com/ConejoValleyDays and Twitter @CVDays2014

The CVD folks have given me 2 packages of 4 tickets to give away here on this site. To enter, simply leave a comment below by Thursday, May 1 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. One entry per family. Winners will be chosen from qualifying entries by random number drawing, and I will mail the tickets upon learning the mailing addresses.

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