Barenaked Ladies with the Violent Femmes this summer

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For $29.50 + service fees, you can see the Barenaked Ladies with guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay at Northerly Island in June! Plus if you attend you get a free digital version of their new album when it’s released.

The multiplatinum-selling Barenaked Ladies first took their rollicking roadshow, Last Summer on Earth, on tour in 2012, packing more than 30 arenas and amphitheaters with near sold-out crowds. They returned by popular demand in 2013, and now, more sure than ever that the Mayans were off by just a few years, they’re launching their 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour. This time around they’ll be joined by special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay of Men At Work for their stop at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion. The Barenaked Ladies’ career spans more than 25 years and includes eight Juno Awards, multiple Grammy nominations and more than 14 million albums sold worldwide. The tour coincides with the release of the band’s as-yet-untitled new album, set to drop later this year. All ticket purchasers will receive one track from the new album and a digital download of the full album upon its release.

Million Dollar Quartet — New Dates Available Starting at $30 + fees

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New dates available for the hit rock & roll musical Million Dollar QuartetToday, Goldstar has tickets starting as low as $30.00 (+ service fees).

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 among these legendary icons, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production brings audiences 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.

Discount Peking Acrobats tickets, too

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Goldstar also has tickets to the Amazing Peking Acrobats, starting at just $6.25 + service fees!

A troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers and gymnasts, the Peking Acrobats roll into Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park to dazzle with spellbinding feats and daring maneuvers. Drawing on more than 2,000 years of tradition and 50 years of performing, the rigorously trained Peking Acrobats — armed with tremendous agility and grace — create a true cirque-style carnival of trick cycling, powerful precision tumbling and other cringe-worthy maneuvers that’ve gained them worldwide fame, including an appearance in the hit movie Ocean’s Eleven. Live musicians playing Chinese folk instruments, vibrant costumes and exciting special effects add extra flair to this already captivating performance.


Personally, I have my own traveling gymnastic/acrobatic circus right in my own house, but…

Discount Chicago Bulls tickets, anyone?

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If you’re looking for discount Bulls Basketball, Goldstar is your man…! Starting at $40 + service fee.

Cheer on the Chicago Bulls in person as the legendary team battles for a spot in the NBA Playoffs. The Bulls’ roster is full of longtime fan favorites, including Joakim Noah, who anchors one of the league’s toughest defenses, and high-scoring forward Jimmy Butler, leading the Bulls in scoring in his fourth season with the team. Cheer on Aussie newcomer Cameron Bairstow at center-forward alongside big names in basketball like Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol. See all the high-flying action at the United Center, one of the NBA’s most famous arenas.

Hop aboard the Goldstar Comp Train — Get out of the house!

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Goldstar is running a great 48 hour “Comp Train” promotion, where you can pick up tickets to so many different events for as low as free (pay just service fees).


In the Chicago area alone we have everything from improv to antique markets to concerts to the Notebaert Nature museum and more. If you’re traveling in the near future, also try changing cities to see what events you can attend on the cheap during your trip!

Walker Stalker Con tickets as low as free + service fees

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Hey, Walking Dead fans! Score tickets to Walker Stalker Con Chicago (Navy Pier) as low as free (+ service fees) over on Goldstar.

Walking Dead fans from all walks of life — and death — come together at Navy Pier to celebrate the television series during this fun-filled, three-day event. Walker Stalker Con Chicago will feature appearances from the actors, as well as other artists involved in zombie and fantasy shows, movies and art. Brought to you by the guys who produce The Walker Stalkers Podcast, the convention will feature appearances from Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey and Chandler Riggs, plus many more stars of The Walking Dead, as well as Manu Bennett (Arrow) and Giancarlo Esposito and RJ Mitte of Breaking Bad. Creep your way to Walker Stalker Con for a bloody good time.

Grown Up Play Date — Kohl Children’s Museum

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This looks like a fun event: The Kohl’s Children’s Museum is running a “Grown Up Play Date” after hours fundraiser (adults only).

For every adult who still dreams of a trip to Neverland, the Kohl Children’s Museum is doing its best to make that magical journey a reality with its Grown Up Play Date fundraising event. This adults-only event gives you the opportunity to explore the museum after hours, while playing with the 17 interactive exhibits and childhood games. In addition, you can meet some exotic animals, sample small bites and drinks from local restaurants and dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Magic Man.

Spend the night at the Shedd Aquarium

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How cool is this deal? Spend the night at the Shedd Aquarium for $45 (+ service fees), courtesy of Goldstar and their handy discount tickets.

Roll out your sleeping bag and stay the night at one of the most magical environments in Chicago: Waters of the World galleries at Shedd Aquarium. After exploring exhibits with wondrous creatures hailing from coral reefs, flooded rain forests, the craggy Pacific Northwest coast and beyond by day, you and your little ones will get to sleep amidst them by night. But not before participating in a fun evening’s worth of activities, including an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, animal stories, crafts, a movie and more! Dinner, a snack and breakfast are included in the price of your ticket.

See the Full Monty for Half Price — So I guess it’s the Half Monty?

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Goldstar will cheerfully sell you tickets to The Full Monty for half price (+ service fees) — see it at Theater Wit in Chicago.

Kokandy Productions goes for The Full Monty with its take on the hit Broadway musical comedy that was inspired by the Oscar-nominated film. In Terrence McNally’s stage adaptation, a group of unemployed steelworkers decide to make some cash by putting on a striptease act. But these aren’t exactly your typical beefcakes, so what they end up creating is the most unforgettable display of flesh that blue-collar Buffalo, New York has ever seen — all while conquering their inner demons, improving their self-esteem and learning some important lessons about friendship. This touching, funny and crowd-pleasing show was nominated for a whopping ten Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Musical.

Randolph Street Market Festival as low as free (+ service fees)

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Pick up tickets to the Randolph Street Market Festival as low as free on Goldstar (as always, you still do have to pay service fees, however).

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.