Pyrate Daze Fantasy Festival Brings Pirates, Music, Mermaids & Family-Friendly Fun to the OC! 8/27-28!
Riding the wave of the media tsunami put forth by Disney’s international blockbuster, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, Los Angeles-based Tolestar Entertainment returns to Orange County with a family entertainment program celebrating pirates, steam punks, zombies and mermaids after earning a coveted “Best Of” Award from LA Weekly on their maiden voyage in’09.
Pyrate Daze promises to deliver a one-two punch of fun, live entertainment for kid; more adult fare for mom, dad and legions of fantasy fans in Southern California. Entertainment includees The Pirates Charles, The Doxie Chicks Gabba Gabba Hey(Ramones tribute), Cirque Noir, Veronique Chevalier & Zoe Boekbinder (Steam Punk), comedian Dante (Last Comic Standing), Aloha Nui Hula, a Zombie Invasion performed by Thrill the World and live mermaids (Moon Mermaid) in the hotel swimming pool.
This fun summer family frolic delivers a thrifty alternative to a theme park day pass. Military on active duty also get in FREE with a military ID.
Tickets are $20.00 per adult; kids under 10 FREE with a paid adult admission!
DATE: 8/27 & 8/28
Time: 9 AM- 6 PM both days.
Events include daily workshops like Jack Sparrow 101: “You don’t know Jack” and screenings of steam-punk film short TOY SOLDIERS (drsteel.com) and TREACHERY AND A DEAD MAN’S PROMISE.
VIP Guests and press will be treated to premium spiced rum cocktails courtesy of Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum along with an appearance by the gorgeous Blackheart Babes on Saturday. Celebs expected to appear include:
Tommy “Tiny” Lister (THE DARK KNIGHT, THE FIFTH ELEMENT)
Doug Jones, (PAN’S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY)
Cerina Vincent (CABIN FEVER, NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE)
Vernon Wells (COMMANDO, MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR)
Several weeks before the event, we took the time to interview two popular pirate bands:
The Doxie Chicks
and the Pirates Charles
to get the inside scoop on the growing “pirate lifestyle” and to talk about several hot items in the Pyrate Daze Charity Auction.
The OC’s Heartfelt Cardiac Projects will share in the proceeds from the amazing auction while OC Fallen Firefighters Relief Funds will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event itself.
Best Party Ever, owned and operated by Brian Danner (voted Nickelodeon’s #1 Parents Picks: Child Entertainer and LA Parent Magazines Best Party Entertainers),
Studio City Tattoo (voted #1 Tattoo Parlor in Los Angeles 5 years in a row by CitySearch)
Swordsmith Tony Swatton (whose work has been featured in Disney POTC franchise; X-MEN:THE LAST STAND; CONSTANTINE; THE DEVIL’S REJECTS; BLADE; HELLBOY and more!)
Other auction items include
11 carat diamond pave bracelet,
Celebration Cruise Lines cruise to the Bahamas,
Lisa Kasper’s Blue Moon Candles,
Mimi L. Poor’s AlcheMystic Amulets.
About Heartfelt Cardiac Projects: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) claims the lives of over 450,000 Americans each year* and is the #1 killer in the U.S. SCA can result in the death of individuals who may or may not know of pre-existing heart conditions. Heartfelt Cardiac Projects provides cardiac screening in order to save lives from preventable tragedies due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Echocardiograms (ECHO-cardiac ultrasound) and Electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG) are offered for a nominal tax deductible donation, per screening.
About the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund
The Orange County Professional Firefighters Association represents over 800 professional Firefighters of the Orange County Fire Authority and the Laguna Beach Fire Department. Combined, they provide regional fire protection to 23 cities and 1.5 million citizens in Orange County, California. In 1998, the OC Firefighters founded the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund to aid the families of two Orange County Fire Authority firefighters lost in the line-of-duty. The Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund, supported by Orange County citizens and employees of the Orange County Fire Authority, has stepped forward with immediate relief to ease the grief and hardship of these catastrophic losses, donating over $70,000 to date. This particular charity is very near and dear to Toles’ mother, Pauline, who was once a firefighter herself.
Don’t miss this great 2 day festival in Santa Ana, California.
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