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

Expressing Motherhood

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You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll nod vigorously and maybe you’ll even say out loud “Amen, sister!” You’ll bop along to the songs of Mommy Tonk and clap and stamp your feet.
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Expressing Motherhood is the national hit play that consists of people sharing their stories about motherhood on stage. It was created by Los Angeles moms back in 2008 who were dying to get out of their houses and looking for other moms to hang with. What they have created is a thriving community of people who have either shared their own stories on stage or attended a show.
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I appeared in this show twice – first in 2014 in an 8-show run which was terribly nerve-wracking but great for my confidence. I told the story about my long, slow transformation from cool person to PTA mom.
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That piece is unpublished, but I think there is video of the performance somewhere on the internet. The experience was so wonderful and gave me the courage to share a much more vulnerable piece about the loneliness of motherhood in a show in the fall of 2015. That essay now appears in Notre Dame Magazine.
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Every production of Expressing Motherhood features a different cast, and some performers have never appeared on stage before. Stories range from sad to funny and also include some musical acts! Definitely bring tissues, and be prepared to be entertained.
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Co-Creator/Director Lindsay Kavet continues to produce Expressing Motherhood shows around the country. She is doing the good work.

Looking Forward to Summer 2015 at Knott’s Berry Farm

In a few weekends I’ll be heading down to Knott’s Berry Farm to check out the new ride, Voyage to the Iron Reef!

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Surfacing May 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef™ is a spectacular new interactive 4-D ride for the entire family. Riders aim their freeze rays at menacing sea creatures while competing against each other to blast the highest score and save Knott’s from a watery doom.

Good enough for me. I have two young boys – one is a daredevil and one doesn’t like thrill rides. But he does like video games. I’m thinking this new ride will get him to try out a new experience and maybe enjoy a day at an amusement park like he did when he was only 5.
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Last time I came to Knott’s with my younger son, who loved not only the roller coasters but also the amazing variety of live entertainment at the park. Basically we went from one live show to another, fitting a ride in between. I’m hoping the other kid enjoys the shows too because another new feature this summer at Knott’s will be Vertical Impact, Geared Up, a high energy show combing acrobatics and extreme sports along with current music and an after-party. Show runs June 13 – August 23 (no shows on Mondays & Tuesdays)
I will be a guest of Knott’s Berry Farm and Giga Savvy. The opinions in this post are my own.