Category: Entertainment

Green Festival LA, SF, and DC

The Frugal Diva loves to keep up on all the latest news for saving money and saving the planet. Many times these two coincide and what better place to find out the Green Festival LA on Nov. 17  and 18 at the Convention Center. The best ticket value looks to be the weekend pass for $15 which includes $5 to spend at the Green Festival. FREE AT DOOR —————- • Youth 18 and under • Bicyclist using bike valet • Green America and Global Exchange members • Union members with card • Sierra Club members with card These festivals are also…

Hulu

Break your cable chains.  Stop searching through 400 channels and finding nothing to watch.  Those who are trying to save on cable or giving up cable here is the solution. Hulu.com gives you access to television the way you want it – free, watch what you want when you want, and with the most minimal of commercial breaks (about sixty seconds altogether).  Start a show, stop it, take a break, and finish it later. There is a charge for hulu plus however there is more then enough to watch for free. My only problem is tearing myself away when…

Kid Savings

Who knew how many things you could get for free if you were a kid? You had them now you have to feed them.  Here are some places that give you free meals (please check with local stores as there are sometimes exceptions). Quiznos give you one free Kidz meal with any adult entree. Children under 12 only so don’t bring your adult off spring and expect to get them a freebie. Chevys kids eat free on Tuesdays. Islands kids eat free on Wednesdays. Not free but great prices and fresh fare at Souplantations and Sweet Tomatoes &#8211…

Discount Theater Tickets

As divas, we all need a night out and as we know live theater is an unparalleled experience – it is also an expensive experience. That is why I am going to tell you about a theater ticket service in Los Angeles and New York so amazing that no one even believes it exists. Theater Extras allows you unlimited access to a variety of small and large theaters, musical performances, and special events around town. Memberships may be used in either Los Angeles and New York so if you travel back east, you can use it to see all that…

Ventura Weekend

This is a charming town with a fun main street, beaches, and outdoor activities.  And free parking.  There is something here for a day trip, one night, or two nights. Hotels are in every price range so check your favorite site for the best prices. On Main Street you can browse through both thrift shops and upscale boutiques. And don’t miss the beautiful beaux arts city hall and the Mission San Bueanventura’s lovely garden. This area is completely walkable with restaurants that include 50s era burger places, Thai, Mexican, Italian, and cafes for a coffee break…

Valentine’s Day Activities

Could there be anything more romantic then watching the Westminster Dog Show and cuddling with your sweetie, family, or animal companion? It starts on Monday and culminates on Tuesday night when they crown the doggie Miss (or Mr.) America. If you feel like spreading the love, volunteer at a local organization.  If you are single, try serving dinner at a soup kitchen. After the first few minutes, you’ll forget about being dateless. Or better yet, get some friends together and go as a group. Since it’s a Tuesday night, it might be more fun to rent…

Happy Hours For Celebrating

When it’s time to go out with friends, try one of these great happy hours at restaurants that are too pricey for dining. Flemings, an upscale steak house has 5 cocktails, 5 wines by the glass and 5 appetizers. $6 each, served at the bar until 7 PM. The Yardhouse wins the appetizer selection with half price pizzas, chicken lettuce wraps, and Pastrami, Turkey Burger or Veggie sliders for $6.95. While McCormick & Schmick’s wins for the best burgers during a happy hour featuring a half-pound cheeseburger along with steamed mussels and more. Even…