Discounted Tickets to "The Crucible" at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse April 20 to May 5

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Using the historical and controversial subject of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible presents an allegory of events from the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. Reason and fact become clouded by irrational fears and the desire to place blame for society’s problems on others, especially women. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Drama from 1953, it is still a show with timely themes. Death threats, alcoholism, a woman’s place in society, truth vs. lies, adultery, rich vs. poor, those in power and those not, faith in God … all leading to an ending like no other. It is still considered to be one of the most powerful and important works in American drama.

Watch it at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse on April 20, 26-28 and May 3-5 for only $10 per person (half price) at bit.ly/CrucibleCam (affiliate).

"The Giving Tree" Musical in Santa Monica April 28

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We usually focus on events in the Ventura County area but this one in Santa Monica caught our eye for nostalgic reasons. You and your children will love Los Angeles Children's Theater's live musical re-creation of Shel Silverstein's touching and tender storybook parable The Giving Tree. The classic children's book is about the simple gifts nature offers each of us. Through a boy and a loving apple tree, Silverstein's story follows the seasons of life from young child to old age, from joyous youth to self-centered adolescence, from somber adulthood to bittersweet old age. Each stage of love, loss, heartache and heartbreak is expressed through words, gestures, dance and music that will delight people of all ages.

Stages-L.A. is located at 12420 Santa Monica Blvd, West LA/Santa Monica, just 34 miles from the center of Thousand Oaks.

The show is 45 minutes long, with no intermission. Best suited for ages 3 and up.

Get HALF PRICED tickets to 11am shows on April 28 at bit.ly/GivingTreeSM (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.

48% Off Saturday Brunch for Two at Four Seasons Santa Barbara

Great deal at Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara.

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$49 for Saturday brunch for two (reg. $94) Any one appetizer, such as ahi tuna tartare with fried jalapeño or lobster caprese (up to $26) Any two entrees, like chilaquiles with smoked Niman Ranch pork or steak and eggs (up to $28 each) Any one dessert, such as Heather's bread and butter pudding with toasted pecans (up to $12)

$95 for the meal for four people (reg. $188)

This deal is not available: April 20. Offer good Saturdays through June 8th.

Grab it at bit.ly/BellaVistaSB.

Discounted Honey at Bennett's Honey Farm in Fillmore

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Here’s a great offer - four 1 lb jars of honey from Bennett’s Honey Farm in Fillmore for just $18.50 (valued at $28). Great variety of honey varieties derived from orange blossoms, sage, wildflowers, buckwheat, avocado, clover and more. Visit bit.ly/HoneyFillmore (affiliate) for the deal.

While you’re in Fillmore, check out Fillmore & Western Railway and the State Fish Hatchery.

Up to 50% Off Admissions to the Museum of Ventura County

Save up to 50% off admission for one, two or four as well as memberships to the Museum of Ventura County on Groupon Local at bit.ly/MuseumVC (affiliate link).

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Ventura County and the California Channel Islands have a rich history and cultural heritage dating back 12,000 years, when the Chumash people first hunted and gathered along the Pacific-facing lands. And the Museum of Ventura County aims to encapsulate everything from those tribal beginnings right up though the modern age. Since 1913, the museum has played host to historical exhibits that feature both ancient and modern artifacts, a fine art collection of more than 30,000 pieces, and educational programs that run the gamut from specialized school tours to art and craft sessions for children. The museum boasts a research library and community meeting space for those who want to dive deeper into the region’s enthralling legacy.

Located at 100 East Main Street in Ventura. More on the Museum at venturamuseum.org.

$19 for $35 of Food and Drinks at Umami Burger in Thousand Oaks and Other Locations

This deal will definitely sell out quickly! Travelzoo is offering $35 in food and drinks for $19 at Umami Burger between January 1 and April 30, 2019 for any number of diners. Or better yet, $55 in food and drinks for three or more diners for just $29. There are 16 Umami Burger locations, including 8 in the Greater Los Angeles area, stretching to the Thousand Oaks location at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks.

Nab the deal at bit.ly/UmamiDeal (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to "Mamma Mia!" at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center September 20 to October 19

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The unforgettable live musical spectacular Mamma Mia! has audiences coming back again and again to relive the feel-good story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course, the tile tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center September 20 to October 19.

Tickets discounted up to 40% at bit.ly/MammaMiaSimi (affiliate)

Up to 50% Off Food and Drinks at Edelweiss German Bierhaus in Newbury Park

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Great opportunity to try out the bratwurst, schnitzel, spatzle, strudel, beer and more at Edelweiss German Bierhaus in Newbury Park. New ownership is taking German food and fun to a new level right here in the Conejo Valley!

Visit bit.ly/EdelweissDeal (affiliate link) to grab one of the following deals:

  • $15 for $30 of food and drink for two or more (Sun-Thu)

  • $30 for $60 of food and drink for four or more (Sun-Thu)

  • $18 for $30 of food and drink for two or more any day

  • $36 for $60 of food and drink for four or more any day

Discounted VIP Track Pass to MB2 Thousand Oaks

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A VIP Track Pass at MB2 Indoor Kart Racing in Thousand Oaks is good for 3 free races anytime, an MB2 t-shirt and advance reservations. Regular price is $75 but get it for just $51.50 at Groupon at bit.ly/MB2TO.

Or get one 14-Lap Adult or One 9-Lap Junior Kart Race for just $14.50 ($23 regular price). Or 3 of them for $39 ($69 regular price).

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).

Up to 89% Off Special Forces Paintball Package at Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park in Moorpark

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Charging through fields of giant spools, over stacks of hay bales, staking out a junkyard, and through winding trenches is a daily occurrence at Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park, 8643 Shekell Road, Moorpark. Seven scenario theme maps and a tournament-grade turf arena field spread over 20 acres give players of all skills levels a variety of combat zones on which to wage simulated warfare. The City pits players in an unforgiving, paint-or-be-painted war zone consisting of 32 buildings over 40,000 square feet without a protected crosswalk in sight.

Special Groupon affiliate deal at bit.ly/AmbushMP!

Choice of:

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for One

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Two

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Five

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Ten

Each “Special Forces” package includes the following for each participant:

  • All-day entry to walk-on game

  • All-day gun rental (.68 Caliber Semi-Automatic, not the smaller .50 caliber)

  • Goggles with full face mask

  • Ammo-Belt to carry extra ammo

  • Protective vest

Must be 10 or older to play. Reservation required online. 24-hour cancellation notice required. All paintballs must be purchased at the park, outside paintballs are not allowed. Each player must purchase 500 paintballs for $20 and unlimited air refills for $5 at the paintball park.

 

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.