Iron Man 3 to Draw Super Crowds

We’ve been giving you updates on Iron Man 3 since the day the trailer was released and we told you more about how Screenwriter Drew Pearce (along with Director Shane Black) created this thrilling tale in our Director Series. Last night, the movie released to sold-out crowds, but we’re here to give you the scoop on a few interesting details and give you an extra push towards the theater in case you need one. Don’t worry; from here on in, you’re in a spoiler-free zone!

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Make Sunday Family Fun Day

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Need help finding what’s in store for your family this weekend? Don’t stress - we have ideas!

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Huck Finn — Live and Uncensored in Seattle!

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While you may have read Huckleberry Finn in school when you were growing up, Mark Twain’s classic is actually the fourth most banned book in the United States according to the Associated Press. Controversy surrounds this revolutionary literary work and now is your chance to experience it live and uncensored with your family.

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42- Inspiring a New Generation

Baseball season is in full swing! But if you can’t make it to a game this weekend to experience the pop of leather gloves, hot dogs and cheers, you and your family have another chance to experience that excitement (minus the long lines for the restroom): catch the new Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. The man who pushed backed against racism and segregation his entire life has given baseball one of its most inspiring stories, and it’s one you can share with the whole family.

The story of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African American to play in the major leagues is a familiar story, but not one many younger generations may have heard. Plus, critics are praising the cast’s stellar performances. Chadwick Boseman isn’t the first to play the part of Jackie Robinson, but he brings dual charm and tenacity to the role that hasn’t been seen before. Harrison Ford is receiving praise for his uncharacteristically spirited portrayal of Brooklyn Dodgers Executive and mastermind of the “noble experiment,” Branch Rickey, who became a father figure to Robinson during those dark and difficult early days in the league.

Although the Jackie Robinson story is well known, it’s one that hasn’t been told in a while. It’s easy to become complacent in a society filled with comforts, but 42 reminds us that sometimes we need to strive for something larger, no matter how difficult. 42 opens today. Find showtimes and tickets for a theatre near you.

This post was brought to us by our friends at Eventful.

Celebrate the Houston Children’s Festival’s 25th Birthday!

Certainly if Frommer’s Travel Guides crowns something as one of the “World’s 300 Unmissable Events”, you couldn’t possibly miss it, right? If you live in the Houston area, be one of the 50,000-plus people expected to be in attendance for the Houston Children’s Festival, April 6-7, which is celebrating it’s 25th birthday!

Proceeds from the event benefit Child Advocates, Inc. and the abused and neglected Harris County children it serves. So not only is this a great time, but you’ll be helping children in need too!

The lineup for this year’s bash includes Victoria Justice, star of Nickelodeon’s hit series Victorious, Radio Disney AM 1590 Houston presents Radio Disney LIVE! featuring Laura Marano from Disney Channel’s “Austin and Ally,” Dora the Explorer, and Sid the Science Kid, presented by SABIC.

Get ready for five stages of music and entertainment and more than 300 fun activities, music, crafts, exhibits, rides, sports and games. And don’t forget to swing by the interactive Family Adventure Areas.

This is sure to be one big, wonderful, birthday bash!

For more information visit:

http://feelday.com/activity/4117/houston-childrens-festival-2013

Eventful for iPhone: It’s All About You And What You Want To Do

That’s what Eventful’s new, iOS app, Eventful for iPhone, is all about- making sure you always can find what you want to do. The app offers the most comprehensive selection of what’s happening in local markets around the world. And, it’s powered by Eventful’s own personalization engine, so you are guaranteed a customized experience.

Discover the events and entertainment you’re passionate about: Watch your favorite band play at a small, intimate venue, stay on top of the latest movie trailers and releases, find the best tickets in the house for opening day, plan a family day on the town or attend the latest gallery opening. You get the idea, whatever you like to do Eventful for iPhone will help you find it, share it with friends, and you can tell us if you like it or not.  

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What do you have to do to stay in the know and receive tailored alerts to all your favorite events?

That’s easy. Download the app- it’s free.

Sign in with Facebook or create a free Eventful account. Then, scan your iTunes, Spotify and Last.fm to personalize your experience. The more you interact with the app, the more you can tailor and customize your experience using our personalization engine.

Traveling? No problem. Your event preferences go wherever you go, so you can always find something you like to do no matter where you are.  We said it’s all about you and we meant it. So dive in and discover what you’re doing this weekend.

- This post was brought to us by our friends at Eventful

An Eventful Weekend at the Movies!

It’s official. Spring is here, but the gloom and cool temps around the country might not make it seem like the seasons have changed. When the weather warms up you’ll be rushing around to the pool, beach, sporting events, vacations, BBQs, and a whole slew of springtime events. For now, take advantage of some stellar films that will put a smile on your face whether you’re entertaining the kids or need a romantic evening out of the house.

The Romantics

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are known for starring in excellent buddy comedies. Audiences have been waiting a long time for the combination of these two wildly popular actors, and Admissionis finally giving the people what they want. Fey plays an uptight admissions officer at Princeton who discovers a gifted student who could be the son she gave up for adoption years ago. Admissionis a must–see film for anyone who loves strong women and opposites attract. Watch the trailer- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fp8KswbCE

 

The Kids

Whether you have kids or you’re a kid at heart, The Croodspromises to provide hilarious, animated fun. Created by Dreamworks Animation – the studio has brought you such films as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon – the film follows one of the last surviving families of prehistoric cavemen led by alpha hunter, Grug (Nicholas Cage). When an inventive and charismatic stranger (Ryan Reynolds) arrives, Grug might lose the closeness of his family as well as his reliable way of life. With stunning 3D animation and additional voices by Cloris Leachman and Emma Stone, The Croods is a great way to spend a couple hours this weekend.

See the trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBdiFU6DgpE

-This post was brought to us by our friends at Eventful

Calling all Feelday Nature Activist!

Seattle and San Francisco families have a reputation for being very outdoorsy. They enjoy spending time near the ocean or going for a nature walk. Some might even say they are crunchy.

The following are two activities that are perfect for active, nature-loving families that live in these two great cities.

Presidio Mystery Hike

Are you looking for great kid activities San Francisco families can do together? Then take them to the Presidio for a fun and energizing Mystery Hike. This is an approximately two-hour adventure that will take you and your family on an intriguing three-mile jaunt through this treasured San Francisco park. This hike, which will be held on March 6, will be led by Ranger James Osborne. Lucky guests may be able to spot some wild critters or interesting birds on the Mystery Hike.

Family Bird Walk

Are you looking for nature-related activities for children in Seattle? Then head over to Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center. This center, which is a partnership between the National Audubon Society and Seattle’s Parks and Rec department, holds a number of family-friendly, nature-related events throughout the year.

For example, it recently held a family bird walk, where youngsters and their families could learn about these beautiful feathered jewels and then try to spot them out in the wild. There are also guided pet walks where you and your family can bring your canine friend to enjoy the Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center as well.

San Francisco and Seattle parents are lucky to be blessed with a number of fun ways to get their children out into nature. These are just two such activities that you can find here on Feelday.

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Off to See the Wizard

Meet Sam Raimi- the director behind the family-oriented Oz, the Great and Powerful. If you follow movie directors, you may be thinking, isn’t Raimi a horror film director? Yes- you are correct. He created the terrifying Evil Dead and Army of Darkness. You may also recognize the name from the Spider-Man trilogy starring Toby Maguire. Whether you follow directors or not, there’s a good chance you’ve seen his work on television or the big screen. He’s directed such films as The Quick and the Dead and For the Love of the Game, and produced television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess and Starz’s Spartacus. Although, fans enjoy Raimi’s sometimes frightening, sometimes slapstick work, his latest film is 100 percent family friendly.

Raimi has a skill for adapting other people’s work, i.e., the Spider-Man series and he used Greek mythology to create the world of Hercules and Xena. And, as everyone knows this classic tale, you may wonder what else Raimi can do. But, that is the art of the being a visionary director: Raimi makes the world of Oz his own. The original film was limited by technology and budget; Raimi not only makes Oz more realistic, he creates the sprawling, fantastic world Oz was always meant to be. Remember the mental image you created when reading about the Land of Oz, you invented a land of wonder and enchantment filled with an occasional evil. Raimi’s directorial ability makes those elements come to life and offers the perfect opportunity to introduce your children into a world where anything can happen. See you at the show- find tickets now.

-Eventful

To view the trailer :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NdeuYgRoTI

WE COULD NOT AGREE MORE

An article on PandoDaily today. might as well call it Feelday :-)

http://pandodaily.com/2013/02/15/the-next-big-thing-in-local-kids/