Half Price Tickets to Cirque Mechanics' 42FT -- A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels at Pepperdine University on October 16th

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Thrills, laughs, and excitement are on full display as Cirque Mechanics' 42FT -- A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels transports audiences back to the timeless thrills of the big top circus ring. The action in 42FT (a name derived from the traditional diameter of a circus ring), is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, in what Spectacle magazine calls "the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil." See these Mechanical Marvels for yourself at Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University in Malibu on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:30PM.

Grab tickets for half price at bit.ly/42FTMalibu (affiliate).

Half Price Tickets to Nicole Henry at Pepperdine University on November 30th

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Renowned for her potent combination of dynamic vocals, impeccable phrasing and powerful emotional resonance, acclaimed jazz singer Nicole Henry brings new life to classic holiday repertoire. Her expressive vocals and stage-commanding charisma have earned her a Soul Train Award for Best Traditional Jazz Performance, three Top 10 Billboard albums, and rave reviews in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Jazz Times, Essence, and more. Performing favorites such as "O Holy Night," "The Christmas Song," and "Angels We Have Heard on High," her heartwarming holiday show is not only nostalgic, but inspiring. See her live at the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University in Malibu on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8PM.

Tickets just $20 (half price) at bit.ly/NicoleMalibu (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride celebrates a decade of scares with their most thrilling ride yet, 10 Years, featuring four zones guaranteed to make your skin crawl: Haunted Hayride, House Of Shadows, Trick Or Treat and Purgatory. On Hayride, you'll travel through the haunted woods of Griffith Park's Old Zoo and meet a legion of vicious clowns waiting with more psychopathic fun than any wagon can handle. House of Shadows leaves you lost in the darkness to find your way out of SoCal's only true Labyrinth Maze. Then, as you go door to door in Trick or Treat, you'll come face to face with its freakish occupants. You've always known your neighbors were a little off -- tonight you'll pull back the curtain. Purgatory offers the charm and magic of an old-world haunted village. And there's more: Become a part of the show at Theatre Macabre, ride the Scary-Go-Round, enjoy food and drink at the Grub Shack, shop in the Bootique, and visit a psychic. Plus, with your VIP pass you get front of the line access to all the attractions -- no need to wait to get your scare on.

General Admission tickets include access to all attractions. VIP Admission includes limited wait for all attractions.

This event is frightening and is recommended for children ages 10 or older.

The Hayride is not recommended for people with heart or back problems, pregnant women, people prone to seizures or anyone who has an affliction that is made worse by fear, anxiety or flashing lights. Also, this ride is not recommended for anyone with health issues that can be made worse or aggravated by riding this ride. Ride at your own risk.

Additional fees may apply. For events with a discounted price, no coupon or promo code is necessary to purchase tickets.

Discounted tickets for the nights of October 18 to 31 at bit.ly/LAHaunt (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to "C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Reluctant Convert" at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Friday, November 2nd

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C.S. Lewis is most famous for writing the bestselling The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series, but he was also well-known for his personal and public transition from non-believer to devout Christian. The one-man play The Most Reluctant Convert, adapted from Lewis' own thoughts and writings on the experience, stars award-winning actor Max McLean, who portrays the author as he endures the death of his mother, works through his complicated relationship with his father and walks the path from staunch atheist to one of the most influential Christian intellectuals of his day. After successful runs in New York, DC and Chicago, see the philosophical exploration the Chicago Sun-Times called "bristling, provocative, highly entertaining," when C.S. Lewis Onstage brings one of the past century's most interesting personalities to life at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Fred Kavli Theatre on Friday, November 2nd at 8pm.

$63 tickets discounted to $33 at bit.ly/CSLewisTO (affiliate).

40% to 50% Off Tickets to "Guys and Dolls" at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Nov/Dec

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Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise Time magazine pronounced Guys and Dolls "the greatest of all American musicals." The Tony-winning musical is set in New York City during the swinging 1940s. The story follows Nathan Detroit, who turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the biggest craps game in town. When dolls -- especially a straitlaced missionary named Sarah Brown -- get involved, the term "high stakes" applies to both love and money. See Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway rom-com at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center November 3 to December 2, 2018.

Tickets discounted 40-50% at bit.ly/GuysDollsSimi (affiliate).

Up to 44% Off Portuguese Dinner at Natas Pastries in Thousand Oaks

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Limited time deal; 3 course Portuguese dinner for two at Natas Pastries Thousand Oaks for $65 (valued up to $115.80). Included is two glasses of house wine, two baby spring mixed salads and two entries (valued at up to $31.95 each).

Caldeirada ($31.95) is a seafood stew of sea bass, salmon, cod, shrimp, clams and mussels served over rice and potatoes. Mmmm! Or perhaps you’d like to try Empadão ($24.95), an oven baked dish of ground beef with mashed potatoes and melted cheese served with salad (vegan option available).

To get this limited time deal for two (or for four), visit bit.ly/NatasDinner (affiliate).

Natas is located at 2388 Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Discounted Tickets to "Shrek: The Musical" in Thousand Oaks October 19 to 25

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Everyone's favorite ogre is coming to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film Shrek. This all-ages production throws just about every fairy tale ever told into a blender for a hip and funny mash-up. Come along for a song-filled adventure as a very unlikely ogre hero teams up with a sassy donkey and a feisty princess who's anything but a damsel in distress. Together, the trio takes on the short-tempered bad guy, Lord Farquaad, to save their kingdom. Featuring music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical promises to be ogre-sized fun for the whole family at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks October 19-28.

Learn more at www.5startheatricals.com.

Discounted tickets to shows on October 19 to 25 available at bit.ly/ShrekTO (affiliate).

Discounted Admission to McGrath Brothers Great Pacific Pumpkins in Ventura

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Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch for kids of all ages at McGrath Brothers Great Pacific Pumpkins, 5100 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, during the month of October.. Come enjoy tractor drawn hay rides, wind your way through our hay maze and visit our farm animals. Choose from a wide variety of pumpkins, squash and all your harvest needs.

Special deal:

Admission for 2 to hayride, hay maze and $8 credit towards pumpkin patch for $10 ($16 reg price), for 4 ($19) or for 6 ($28) at bit.ly/McGrathPumpkins (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center 9/16 to 10/13

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Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the New York City Jazz Age, when "moderns" were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. Flapper Millie Dillmount is on the hunt for a rich husband but falls for a penniless paperclip salesman instead. A mix of madcap mistaken identity, high-spirited show tunes and tap-happy production numbers with more kick than bootleg gin, Thoroughly Modern Millie is truly the "bee's knees!" See it at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Sept 16 to Oct 13 at discounted prices at bit.ly/MillieSimi.

Up to 83% Custom Photo Books from Shutterfly

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Another great limited time offer! Twenty page, hard cover photo books from Shutterfly for a fraction of the regular price. Just $5 for a 8x8 hard cover photo book ($29.99 value), $13.99 for a 8x11 book, $19.99 for 10x10, $26.99 for 12x12 and $33.99 for 11x14. Shipping, handling and tax not included. Redemption code expires 10/31/18. 

Grab this great deal while it lasts at bit.ly/ShutterflyDeal (affiliate).

$20 (43% Off) to Run the Downtown Mile in Ventura on October 20th

Something new this year on Ventura Marathon weekend...the Downtown Mile. While you may not be up for running an entire 26.2 mile marathon, ANYONE can do a 1 mile race that includes event shirt, waffle breakfast, draft beer, cool finisher's medal, reusable shopping bag and more on Saturday, October 20th. Race starts at 9:15 a.m. 

To join in on the fun for a measly $20 (regularly $34.95), grab it while you can at bit.ly/DowntownMile (affiliate).

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).

50% Off Family 4-Pack to Ventura Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Oct 5-7, 2018

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The 2018 Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, is coming to Seaside Park at the Ventura County Fairgrounds October 5-7, complete with Kids' Zone with a pumpkin patch, an outdoor stage with live entertainment, and three buildings brimming with hundreds of captivating arts & crafts and specialty foods.

Looking to go? Grab this LIMITED TIME offer of a family four-pack (2 adults and 2 kids) of tickets for a measly $13 ($26 regular price) at bit.ly/VenturaHarvest (affiliate).

Also..General Admission for 2 for $10 or 4 for $19 at bit.ly/VenturaHarvest2 (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to "Fuego! Spirit of Spain" at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on September 28th

It's one hot night as Benise unveils his fourth PBS spectacular new production Fuego! Spirit of Spain at the Fred Kavil Theatre in Thousand Oaks on Friday, September 28th. Benise, "The Prince of Spanish Guitar," takes us on a romantic and exotic journey of music and dance that celebrates the fire, passion and spirit of Spain. A beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard is the backdrop as Benise debuts all new music, dance and costumes. Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise is backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers. Breathtaking couture fashion and innovative staging and choreography give Spanish dance a fresh and luminous makeover in this Emmy Award-winning show for the whole family!

Tickets, regularly $33 to $74.50, available for $19.50 to $39 at bit.ly/FuegoTO (affiliate link).

Up to 43% Off Pizzas at Rave Organics Cafe in Newbury Park

Save anywhere from 29% to 43% off medium size pizzas at Rave Organics Cafe in Newbury Park (in the Walmart/Walgreens center).  Pizzas to choose from include Pepperoni, URave Supreme, VeggieRaver, Cheese and Hawaiian. Actual prices range from $10 to $17. Discounted prices range from $6.99 to $11.99 at bit.ly/RaveOrganicsPizza (affiliate link).

I tried one of these the other day and they're good! Had the VeggieRaver pizza. Enough to feed two people (three slices each). 

Up to 40% Off Passes to Sky Zone Ventura

Are the kids bouncing off the walls? Then you'll be sure to appreciate this offer of discounted passes to Sky Zone Ventura, where the floors, walls and more and filled with trampolines.

Visit bit.ly/SkyZoneVentura (Groupon affiliate link) and while supplies last, get two 60-minute jump passes for just $15 (38% off), two all-day jump passes for $28 (44% off) and other special deals.