"A Christmas Story: The Musical" at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Nov 18 to Dec 17

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A Christmas Story: The Musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts -- an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.

The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!" "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story: The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't. This production at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi from November 18 to December 17. 

Looking for tickets discounted 40-50%!? Visit bit.ly/ChristmasStorySimi to nab them (affiliate link).

50% Off Tickets to World-Class Illusionists "Champions of Magic" in Thousand Oaks on Nov 10th

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The five world-class illusionists that make up the Champions of Magic come to the USA for the first time following four years touring the UK with sold out shows, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End.

With over 20 million online views between them, this cast of Britain’s top magicians includes international award winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen around the world on TV with appearances on The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, CNN’s A Quest for Magic and NBC’s Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon.

They will be performing at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Friday, November 10th at 7:30pm.

Get 50% off tickets at bit.ly/ChampionsOfMagic (affiliate link).

$145 Spa Day at the Four Seasons Westlake Village

Travelzoo is offering a special, limited $145 Spa Day deal (regularly up to $194) at the Four Seasons Westlake Village through 12/22/17.

$145 for a 50-minute Tranquility Massage OR 50-minute Perfect Radiance Facial package (reg. up to $194), also including:

  • Glass of sparkling wine or fresh-fruit smoothie served poolside
  • Access to indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, eucalyptus steam room, sauna, fitness center and exercise classes on day of treatment
  • 20% discount on same-day retail purchases

$255 for both the massage and facial, including all of the above (reg. $354)

Certificate can be used through 12/22/17 on Sundays through Tuesdays and Thursdays/Fridays.

LIMITED TIME DEAL! VISIT bit.ly/4SeasonsSpa (affiliate link) TO BOOK IT!

Up to 50% Off Admission to Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles

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Travelzoo is offering a special deal for admission to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles located off the 405 on the Sepulveda Pass. $6 for adult admission ($12 regular price) and $4 for child's admission (ages 2-12; regular price $7). The Skirball is a Jewish cultural institution with the unique Noah's Ark exhibit geared towards children.

These discounted passes are good only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Limit two per person. Get them at bit.ly/NoahsArkLA (affiliate link).

Discounted Tickets to See Magician Ivan Amodei at the Four Seasons Westlake Village on December 2nd

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Magician Ivan Amodei performs mystery, comedy and magic at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake on Saturday, December 2nd at 1pm and 4pm. Accompanied by live music from concert cellist Irina Chirkova, Amodei will manipulate time, uncover stunning coincidences and even alter someone's fate.

The current winner of CW's Pen & Teller: Fool Us, this highly skilled performer's amazing sleight-of-hand technique and great comedic timing have earned him the reputation of "Entertainer to the Stars." During this 90-minute show, you'll see spectacular psychological illusions, mind-bending brain games, as well as the incredible illusion that left Penn & Teller speechless.

How about some discounted tickets!? Get $65 tickets for just $36 at bit.ly/IvanAmodei (affiliate link).

50% Off Bike Rentals From Wheel Fun Rentals in Ventura

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Grab this deal before it goes away! $15 for $30 or $30 for $60 towards bike rentals with Wheel Fun Rentals at their two Ventura locations - near the pier and at the Ventura State Beach Picnic Area. A great opportunity to rent a surrey, deuce couple or bicycles to enjoy the promenade at Ventura Beach!

Get this limited time deal via the Groupon Local website at bit.ly/WheelFun.

40% Off at Marmalade Cafe in Westlake Village

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Travelzoo is offering vouchers for 40% off either $50 or $100 towards food and drink at the Marmalade Cafe at The Promenade at Westlake. The $50 voucher is $30 for two diners and the $100 voucher is $60 for four diners. Valid daily after 4pm. Limited to one purchase per person, plus one additional voucher as a gift.

Get this deal before it goes away at bit.ly/MarmaladeWLV (affiliate link).

Discounted Tickets to "Shopkins Live!" at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Thursday, November 16th

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual "Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair." Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help -- the show must go on!

Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming and state of the art projections, this is one family theatrical event at Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7pm, you don't want to miss!

Discounted tickets available on a limited basis at bit.ly/ShopkinsLiveTO (affiliate link).

Birthday Freebies at Eateries In and Around Ventura County

It's your birthday and no one has called to wish you happy birthday, you've received no cards in the mail and no one has even wished you happy birthday via Facebook! Well, not to worry, there are local eateries in Ventura County and adjacent areas that will give you something for FREE on your birthday. 

Some of these eateries require that you sign up in advance and receive a certificate via email while others let you come in, show your ID and partake. 

For a compilation of local area birthday freebies as well as restaurant rewards programs (where you can earn free food by signing up and/or repeat visits, click THIS LINK.

Up to 42% Off Beer Tasting at The Dudes' Brewing Company in Thousand Oaks

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Here's a great deal at The Dudes' Brewing Company at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks through October 15th. 

Buy a Beer Tasting Package for Two, including: two flights, one variety take-home 12-pack of beer, two pint glasses, one towel and one beach ball, for $29 ($50 regular price).

Or get the same package as above for four or six people, also at 42% off the regular price.

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To get this great deal offered by Groupon, click bit.ly/DudesDeal and nab it before it sells out.

Hit Musical Cabaret at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in September/October

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Step out of the modern world and back in time to the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of 1930s Germany, the Cabaret where seductive singer Sally Bowles enchants the crowd each and every night. There, misfits and outcasts of Berlin come together, taking refuge from the storm of a rapidly changing society where their kind is less than welcome. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, the colorful characters of this Kander & Ebb masterpiece are eager to entertain you with numbers like "Don't Tell Mama," "Willkommen," and "Cabaret." This year is the 50th anniversary of the debut of this Tony Award-winning classic, and now you can see Cabaret at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. September 9 to October 15.

Visit http://bit.ly/CabSimi for discounted tickets on Goldstar.com (affiliate).

50% Off Skydiving in Camarillo!

Something to consider to cross off of your bucket list...Travelzoo is offering 50% off of a skydive right here at the Camarillo Airport in Ventura County with Skydive Coastal California.

No, you don't have to do it alone...for $149 (50% off regular price of $299), due a tandem skydive any day of the week (subject to availability) through March 2018. The freefall lasts up to 40 seconds and reaches speeds of 120 mph. $9 booking fee is an additional cost, paid directly to the merchant.

Talk about a thrill! Learn more at www.skydivecoastalcalifornia.com.

Get your discounted voucher at bit.ly/SkydiveCamarillo (affiliate link)

Save Up to 50% at Rock & Roll Pizza Simi Valley For a Limited Time

Save up to 50% on pizza at Rock & Roll Pizza, located inside Harley's Simi Bowl at 480 East Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley with this great Groupon deal. $20 value for $11 or $40 value for $20.

Note that this is not the main Rock & Roll Pizza in Moorpark. But you can order and eat at the bowling alley or inside the Rock & Roll Pizza diner inside the bowl.

Get the deal at bit.ly/RNRPizzaSimi (affiliate link)

PAW Patrol Live! Stage Show at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza September 26-27

PAW Patrol is on a roll with its hit live tour! It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Bring the whole family and join the adventure at Thousand Oaks' Fred Kavli Theatre on Tuesday/Wednesday, September 26-27, 2017.

Learn more at http://www.pawpatrollive.com. For discounted tickets, visit bit.ly/PawsTO (affiliate link).

Over 50% Off Dinner for Two or Four at Roy's Restaurant

Travelzoo has an outstanding deal at Roy's Restaurant. $59 (regularly $120) for a 4-course dinner for two (including a shared appetizer, two salads, two entrees and one shared dessert) or $115 for dinner for four (regularly $240).

The dinner is from a Travelzoo exclusive menu with a number of choices, including Habachi Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Macadamia Nut Crusted Whitefish, Pan Roasted Chicken, Wagyu Burger and more).

This deal is good for dining through October 1, 2017 and will definitely sell out. To nab it, visit bit.ly/RoysWH (affiliate link).

Up to 36% Off "Paint Nite" at Locations in Thousand Oaks and Adjacent Areas

Paint Nite is a two hour session at a local bar or restaurant where you can create your own masterpiece under the guidance of a local artist. No experience necessary and all the supplies are provided. Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.

Groupon Local is offering up to 36% off admission for up to four adults at bit.ly/PaintNiteTO (affiliate link).

Discounted Tickets to Los Angeles Dodger Games

Deeply discounted tickets to certain Los Angeles Dodgers home games are available on Goldstar for the following home games through September

  • 7/25 vs Twins
  • 8/13 vs Padres (Kids' Back to School Backpack Giveaway)
  • 8/16 vs White Sox (Socks Giveaway)
  • 8/27 vs Brewers (Kids' Hamper Giveaway)
  • 9/5 vs Diamondbacks
  • 9/7 vs Rockies
  • 9/10 vs Rockies (Kids' Trash Can Giveaway)
  • 9/25 vs Padres
  • 9/27 vs Padres

To get tickets, visit bit.ly/DodgersTix (affiliate link).