A Monster of a Super Bowl
Tue Jan 27
Monsters Vs. Aliens OK I admit it: The only reason I ever tune into the Super Bowl is to see the commercials. (During the actual game, I switch over to Puppy Bowl .) I'm particularly excited about the ads this Sunday, as they include the new 3-D trailer for DreamWorks' Monsters Vs. Aliens . Of course if you want to see the cool effects, you've got to pick up a pair of special, retro 3-D glasses. Don't start scouting the thrift stores: You can grab a free set at Pathmark, K-Mart, Fairway and other local retailers. Visit the flick's official site for a list of locations. Guess who will be stopping by K-Mart on her way home from work today?
The cake of kiddie dreams...
Sat Jan 24
Sure, little sugar monsters don't exactly care what a cake looks like, as long as it tastes delectable. But a super-duper pretty cake will still impress them. This one not only delights tiny eyes, it makes kids' bellies dance as well. The best part is you don't have to break any (er, too many) weight-loss resolutions to enjoy it: It's completely fat-free. The secret is using Sprite instead of eggs, oil, butter and the like. My roommate made it for her office and can attest to its deliciousness (slightly dense but fulfills all your gooey, cake-batter desires). It would be great for any number of special occasions: your kid's birthday party, a '60s-themed soiree, or, um, a Tuesday. You can find the complete recipe (and more enticing pictures) here . Mmmm...
Netto sample sale
Thu Jan 22
We love designer David Netto and his stylish, ultra-modern baby furniture here at Time Out Kids . We even profiled him in our current January issue . Funny thing is, I went to college with David and he's the kind of guy gals just dig. Now that we're all moms (and he's a dad), we covet his merchandise. If you're also a fan, you'll definitely want to head down to his Lafayette Street studio to check out his sample sale. From today through Saturday, get 60% off floor samples, 20% off case group sleepers and changers, and 10% off new furniture. Where: 270 Lafayette St at Prince St Suite 1204 When: Thurs Jan 22-Fri Jan 23 11am-4pm; Sat Jan 24 noon-4pm.
See Off-Broadway theater for only $20
Wed Jan 21
All the productions on Broadway may be shuttering, but Off-Broadway is alive and well and open in New York. From Monday January 26 through Sunday February 8, you can snag tickets to many of these smaller but no less amusing shows for just 20 bucks 20 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are subject to availability and are sold on a first come, first served basis. There are a bunch of kid-friendly offerings, including: Altar Boyz Dear Edwina Gazillion Bubble Show Percussion People Shipwrecked! An Entertainment Stomp The Fantasticks Treasure Island For more information, including a complete list of participating shows, visit 20at20.com or call 1-877-420-2820.
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