The Barefoot Contessa new tickets added


New tickets added — Come see Ina Garden (The Barefoot Contessa) in Chicago, starting at $28 + service fee!

Chef Ina Garten, also known as “the Barefoot Contessa” to her many devoted fans, is beloved for her simple, straightforward approach to cooking and effortless take on entertaining. Many a foodie has looked on in envy as Garten shows off her gorgeous Hamptons home and garden, fabulous friends and rich, delicious recipes on her popular Back to Basics show on the Food Network. With eight best-selling cookbooks, her ninth, Make It Ahead, is poised to hit the New York Times best-seller list too when it hits bookstores in October. Join Garten when she appears live at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre to talk about her natural approach to food, sharing tips, stories, and maybe even some recipes. She’ll be joined by special guest host Catherine De Orio, host of Emmy Award-winning Check, Please! on PBS. You may even get a chance to ask Garten a question during the show’s Q&A segment.

Adler Planetarium Curse of the Blood Moon — discount tickets


Oooh, spooooky — The Adler Planetarium is running a 360-degree Halloween Show: The Curse of the Blood Moon. Get $5 tickets (+ service fees) at Goldstar! This looks really cool:

Who knows what lurks in the dark planetarium? For one night only, terror takes over the Adler’s Grainger Sky Theater with The Curse of the Blood Moon. This Halloween fright show combines live theater, 360-degree visualizations and hair-raising drama. You’ll explore the autumnal night sky as a live guide recounts historic cosmic events — from planetary alignments, to meteor showers and comets — that unnerved ancient civilizations and resulted in fatal outcomes. In a unique blend of special effects, audio design and dramatic live theater, you’ll witness horror unfolding all around you in the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. If you survive the blood moon’s curse, you can continue the frightening fun with a Scream Photo Booth, Museum Flashlight Tour and a Slime Science demo.

Blue Man Group — more tickets added!


Goldstar has added more tickets and dates for The Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theatre, so see if one meets your needs! This is an awesome show, guys.

The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material. You’ll find the famous blue bald guys interacting with “GiPads,” taking a humorous look at contemporary forms of communication, and performing a pulsating new finale set to an original music score. Audiences of all ages worldwide have experienced and loved this wildly imaginative stage show that cleverly combines comedy, art and science with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music.

From the Evil Dead to Legally Blonde — The Musical


There’s a musical for everything — next up: Mashup Mom, The Musical! It’ll be awesome… dancing in the checkout lanes and everything. :)

So anyway, yesterday I told you about discount tickets to Evil Dead, The Musical. Well, today you can also score discount tickets to Legally Blonde, The Musical! Something for everyone…

Nominated for seven Tony Awards (including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score), the bright and bubbly Legally Blonde: The Musical is based on the hilarious novel by Amanda Brown and the subsequent hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon. This song-and-dance sensation follows a sweet and seemingly not-so-bright sorority sister named Elle Woods on her journey to win back her high school boyfriend. Undeterred by the fact that he’s currently enrolled at Harvard Law School, the ambitious Elle puts down her credit cards and picks up the books in order to conquer the Ivy League in this upbeat story of self-discovery.



I’m still trying to wrap my brain around this one, but Goldstar has tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical starting at just $19.99 + service fees!

This hilarious live stage show based on the cult series of Evil Dead films makes a triumphant (and gory) appearance on the Broadway Playhouse stage. This crazy theatrical experience has all the campy fun of the movies with the added bonus of being set to music. It’s a mash-up of all three films that tells the story of five college students who go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash evil forces that turn them all into demons. And it’s a 4-D experience, which means that in addition to the comedy and rapid-fire one-liners, you can expect blood and gore to be flying everywhere. Spring for the Splatter Zone tickets and put yourself in all the gory action.

Randolph Street Market as low as $3.50


Today on Goldstar: Randolph Street Market Festival as low as free + the $3.50 service fee!

Celebrity designer Nate Berkus is a huge fan of the Randolph Street Market Festival, and you will be too. Home of the world-famous Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market and open monthly to the public, the festival is an internationally recognized European-style shopping extravaganza in Chicago’s historic West Loop. From May through September, you’ll find more than 250 vendors spread throughout indoor and outdoor shopping space, and from October through April you can browse among 75 select indoor vendors offering high quality, value-priced finds. Whether you’re a treasure hunter, a fashionista, a designer, a Hollywood set decorator, or someone who simply wants to see and be seen, the Randolph Street Market Festival is the place to be. Voted by Time Out Chicago as Best Market in 2013, and featured in Travel & Leisure, The New York Times, Lucky magazine, the U.K.’s The Guardian and more, the Randolph Street Market Festival is, in the words of one reviewer, “a mecca of cool.” Your ticket includes one serving of beer or wine, and there’s lots of food and drink available for purchase as you browse, mingle and listen to great music.

Sweeney Todd as low as $14 + service fee


And a reason to grow your hair out long… check out these discount Sweeney Todd tickets on Goldstar!

Sondheim is at his bloody best in Sweeney Todd, his macabre masterpiece about a barbaric barber and the beastly baker he befriends. Set in 19th century London, the musical tells the tale of the title character, who, after being banished from his city on false charges, returns to exact his revenge. Teaming up with local pie shop proprietress Mrs. Lovett, Todd opens a barbershop — where he slits the throats of customers, and she bakes them into pies to dispose of the evidence. A smash hit in 1979, this darkly comic show won eight Tony Awards, and The New York Times gushed, “Sondheim’s most ravishing score. One helluva show!” See this equal parts haunting and hilarious musical in this thrilling, chilling new production from Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773.

Wynonna Judd and more at Chicago Women’s Expo


Grab tickets to the Chicago Women’s Expo in Rosemont for just $2.00 in service fees! And check out this lineup:

Three of today’s most accomplished female celebrities — Wynonna Judd, NeNe Leakes and Tabatha Coffey — provide inspiration as keynote speakers at 2014’s Chicago Ultimate Women’s Expo, which also offers plenty of fun workshops, chef demos, shopping, beauty treatments and much more. Judd is a five-time Grammy-winning country superstar and best-selling author, who’ll share her hard-won advice on overcoming adversity on Saturday. The star of Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over, business and beauty coach Tabatha Coffey, is also set to appear on Saturday with an uplifting message on taking control of your life. On Sunday, TV personality NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Glee, Dancing With the Stars) tells her empowering life story. Please see the full event description for info on the schedule, cooking competitions, samples and more.