King of foodies Anthony Bourdain has eaten a whole cobra in Vietnam and sheep testicles in Morocco. As the host of the Emmy- and Peabody-winning TV shows Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Bourdain has made a name for himself traveling the world and trying the most exotic local cuisine he can find. Notorious for his passion and caustic sense of humor, Bourdain is ruthless about the things he hates and is an enthusiastic champion for the things he loves. He’s also the best-selling author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a gourmet chef, lecturer, and helped write HBO’s Treme. Now he comes to Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre with his live show Close to the Bone, and you’ll have the chance to ask the king of foodies questions while he shares fascinating stories from his life.
Goldstar has Million Dollar Quartet tickets starting as low as $16.88 (+ service fees) — and doesn’t this look like a rollicking show?
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis’ Sun Records. The rock ‘n’ roll musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by this famed recording session — the first and only collaboration between these legendary icons, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production takes you inside the studio with the four major talents who came together as a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Hound Dog.” A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards and now comes to the main stage at Chicago’s Apollo Theater.
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From the music of Johnny Cash to To Kill a Mockingbird, from the Chicago Sky to the Dreamboys male revue, from roller derby to standup, check out the huge 75% off summer promo on Goldstar for discount tickets to so many different events!
Eat, drink and be merry whilst roaming among the jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers of the famed Bristol Renaissance Faire, returning for its 28th season of fun and games just outside of Chicago. Hundreds of performers dressed in Elizabethan costumes create a magical world of music and excitement, with games, rides and 20 stages of entertainment options ranging from knife throwers to improv troupes. More than 150 artisans will also be exhibiting and selling their original hand-crafted items, including hand-blown glass creations, pottery, authentic clothing and weaponry. All the frolicking and cavorting can leave one in need of refreshment, though fear not — there are dozens of food and drink options available for purchase, including the signature giant turkey leg and the ice-cold sassafras. Kids are very welcome, and any little ones under the age of 4 can attend for free.
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Two powerhouse performers share the stage when Grammy winners Peter Frampton and Michael McDonald play the Grand Victoria on a wonderful night of music. Few guitar players have as iconic a sound as Frampton. On hit songs like “Do You Feel Like We Do” and “Show Me the Way,” his “singing guitar” made him a legend, while his milestone album Frampton Comes Alive! remains one of the top live albums of all-time. Michael McDonald was one of the most popular songwriters and solo artists to emerge from the California pop-rock scene of the ’70s. With his stellar songwriting and distinctive looks, he helped usher in the Doobie Brothers’ most popular period, walking the line between blue-eyed soul and soft rock in major hits like “What a Fool Believes” and “Taking It to the Streets.” After going solo in 1982, he continued to top the charts with tunes like “Sweet Freedom.”
Next up in our discount summer concert series: Rick Springfield is coming to Northerly Island with Loverboy & The Romantics. No word on whether he’ll be bringing Jessie’s girl… You can go for just $20 + service fees!
Australian-born rock star — and former General Hospital actor — Rick Springfield has sold more than 25 million records over the course of his career. He also won a Grammy and topped the charts 17 times with hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Human Touch.” Since emerging from a musical hiatus at the peak of his fame, Springfield has released a string of new albums and even reprised his role as the dreamy Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime TV drama. For this summer concert at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, he’ll be joined by special guests Loverboy (“Turn Me Loose,” “Working for the Weekend”) and The Romantics (“What I Like About You,” “Talking in Your Sleep”).
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A spectacular summer show comes to Chicago’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre as chart-topping, platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rock band Fall Out Boy storm the stage fresh off a No. 1 album release, American Beauty/American Psycho. The concert also features seven-time Grammy nominee and BET “Top New Artist” Award winner Wiz Khalifa, whose 2014 album Blacc Hollywood debuted at No. 1 and continued a string of outstanding releases. Hoodie Allen and DJ Drama will open this must-see show, part of the Boys of Zummer Tour.
This should be a tearjerker of a musical! See Beaches: The Musical at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace — Goldstar has tickets for half price (+ service fees).
You may know Beaches best as a classic big-screen tearjerker, or you may remember it as the best-selling novel upon which the movie was based. Now this tale of two extraordinary women and their lifelong friendship is a live stage musical co-written by the novel’s author, Iris Rainer Dart. Catch it at Drury Lane Theatre and relive the laughter, adventure and sorrow of outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie. Despite their differences, they become childhood friends and embark on a tumultuous 30-year journey in which they go from pen pals to roommates to romantic rivals to emotional supporters during life’s most challenging trials. This production of Beaches features a talented cast that includes Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Whitney Bashor and more.