The Goldstar comp train is back, today 8/21 only! Grab FREE tickets to so many events — pay only the service fees for a huge discount. In Chicago alone I see: Chicago Sky, Second City, Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Family Fun Expo, Mighty Con Talking Heads Tribute, and so much more.
Come out and help the Chicago Sky hit a new high this season, as they begin their playoff run to the championship against the league’s best teams. The game experience itself offers plenty of fun and excitement, with every seat offering stellar views of the fast and furious action on the court. Led by the electric 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne and Defensive Player of the Year Sylvia Fowles, the Sky earned their first trip to the tournament in franchise history last year, and look to go all the way in 2014 — with help from their hometown crowd, of course.
With a score of unforgettable songs like “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Tradition” and “To Life,” Fiddler on the Roof follows the life of Tevye, a dairyman in a small Russian village. Tevye attempts to honor and maintain the Jewish religious customs of his ancestors, but times are changing and his daughters are eager to follow new ways. When dangerous forces threaten the village’s way of life, Tevye’s faith and love for his family give him strength to fight for his home and the traditions of his people. Based on the classic stories of Sholem Aleichem, this winner of nine Tony Awards explores timeless themes of community, family, devotion and tradition.
Here’s another fun outdoor screening event at College of DuPage — Ghostbusters next week! These events are free — however, seating is not reserved and popcorn is $3.00. Through Goldstar, you can get reserved front section seating and popcorn for just a $2.00 service fee, which is less than the price of just buying popcorn there!
Spoiler alert: The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man makes an unforgettable cameo, and is bound to look even more delicious on the Starlight Summer Series’ outdoor screen at the new Lakeside Pavilion. You’ll receive special reserved front seating and popcorn (while supplies last) to see Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd star in 1984′s comedy smash Ghostbusters. The trio play Venkman, Stantz and Spengler, paranormal exterminators battling supernatural forces taking over New York — and inhabiting the body of comely Sigourney Weaver. Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the show.
How about reserved seating tomorrow 7/31 at an outdoor screening of The Blues Brothers — plus popcorn — at the Lakeside Pavilion at College of DuPage? As low as comp on Goldstar; just pay service fees of $2.00, and how fun does this sound?!
See one of Chicago’s most beloved movie comedies under the stars at the brand-spanking new Lakeside Pavilion, boasting gorgeous views of the water, and enjoy reserved seating and popcorn (while supplies last). The Starlight Summer Series screens The Blues Brothers, the 1980 classic that was filmed in the Windy City and somehow successfully mixed the deadpan humor of Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi with amazing R&B music and unbelievable car chases, turning it into an enduring favorite. The Saturday Night Live duo star as Jake and Elwood, who’re on “a mission from God” to raise funds to save the Catholic orphanage where they grew up by playing a show with their former R&B band. Bring a picnic and blanket and check out the show.
Jonathan Larson’s acclaimed Broadway hit Rent follows a year in the life of a group of penniless young artists and musicians on New York City’s Lower East Side, struggling to survive and create under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this timeless and romantic story, based on Puccini’s La Bohème, is brought to vivid life through its modern rock score, including such favorites as “La Vie Bohème,” “What You Own” and the showstopper, “Seasons of Love.”
One of the most acclaimed violinists performing today, Midori brings her instrument — which was made in 1731! — to Ravinia, where she will showcase her impressive chops with a stirring performance of Tchaikovsky’s luscious Violin Concerto. Following her performance, conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Ravinia debut with an all-Russian program featuring a suite from Prokofiev’s ballet adaptation of the world’s fieriest love story, Romeo and Juliet. Discover why the Chicago Tribune raved about Mälkki’s “keen ear, articulate command and ultra-lucid exposition of orchestral detail” in this concert showcase.
Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when Broadway was brand new, The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. The score features many of Gilbert and Sullivan’s wittiest and most hummable tunes, including the crowd-pleasing favorite “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.” This new 90-minute adaptation features a modern sensibility, hilarious gags and thrilling fight choreography.
Aerosmith, with guitarist Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in Tinley Park. Goldstar has tickets for $25 + service fees.
They’ve won over 20 awards and sold over 150 million albums, making them the best-selling American rock band of all time. Legendary rockers Aerosmith arrive at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre this summer on their Let Rock Rule tour with guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. From “Dream On” to “Janie’s Got a Gun” to “Love in an Elevator,” hear vocalist Steven Tyler belt out smash after smash in the summer night air, including 21 Top 40 hits and nine No. 1 rock hits.
Check out this Woodstock Flashback at The House of Blues! Goldstar has tickets comp-$5.00 (plus service fees).
Relive the summer of ’69 with some rockin’ tunes at the House of Blues. This Woodstock tribute event features acts covering songs from three bands that performed on day two of the massive music festival: The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Who. Terrapin Flyer performs note-for-note renditions of classic Grateful Dead tunes from the band’s historic career. Flyer has been playing shows since 1999, headlining festivals and performing with some of the Dead’s original members. Creedence Revived brings back the sound of the Fogerty brothers and keeps the CCR legend alive for today’s generation. With windmill guitar showmanship and manic, over-the-top drumming, The Who’s Who brings back the spirit of Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon.