Chicago Ultimate Women’s Expo — As low as free + service fees

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Goldstar has tickets to the Chicago Ultimate Women’s Expo at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center — starting as low as free! (+ service fees).

Some of today’s most accomplished female celebrities — Nancy Grace, NeNe Leakes, Judge Marilyn Milian, Melissa Gilbert and Jasmine Guy — provide inspiration as keynote speakers at 2015’s Chicago Ultimate Women’s Expo. Judge Milian, the first female judge to preside over The People’s Court, CNN news anchor Grace and TV personality Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Glee, Dancing with the Stars) all share their empowering life stories on Saturday, followed by award-winning actresses Gilbert and Guy on Sunday. Plus, Chicago Ultimate Women’s Expo also offers plenty of fun workshops, chef demos, shopping, beauty treatments and much more, at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Last minute Cirque du Soleil Kurios tickets — Dates this week!

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Cirque. du. Soleil! Need I say more? If you are looking for a really cool night out, here’s your chance: Goldstar has discount tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios in Chicago — some dates available even this week!

What if, by engaging your imagination and opening your mind, you could alter reality and unlock the door to a world of wonders? Welcome to the realm of KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down in a place that’s as beautiful as it is mysterious. Stunning acrobatics blend with unusual curiosity acts, and otherworldly characters spring to life before your eyes. Is this magical, mechanical land real, or just a figment of your imagination? You have to see it to disbelieve it.

Million Dollar Quartet — New dates added, $30 tickets

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New dates available for the highly rated Million Dollar Quartet in Chicago — tickets start at just $30 (+ 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 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.

Breakdance meets Bach

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I’m oddly intrigued by this… Break Dance meets Bach in Red Bull Flying Bach at the Chicago Theatre, and Goldstar has discount tickets.

Think Bach and breakdance don’t go together? Red Bull Flying Bach will make you think again when it takes the stage again at The Chicago Theatre. Flying Steps, a world champion dance team, and renowned opera director Christoph Hagel have teamed up to present a one-of-a-kind, innovative adaptation of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Combining one of the most influential works in Western classical music history with the dynamic head spins, power moves, freezes and awe-inspiring visuals of breakdance, Red Bull Flying Bach is an experience you won’t soon forget. Swedish ballerina Anna Holmström also joins the seven male breakdancers of The Flying Steps, fusing key elements of urban dance culture with precision ballet with the elegant sounds of Bach’s iconic keyboard music to create a powerhouse production that’s equal parts visual amusement and delightful sound. After the show’s 2010 premier in Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie and the following sold out German tour, Red Bull decided to bring this amazing musical and dance experience to the rest of the world, and now more than 300,000 spectators in 28 different countries have experienced the excitement, including six sold-out shows in Chicago last year. Don’t miss it when it returns to Chicago for one of only two U.S. appearances this year.

Want to see Jon Lovitz live?

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If you’ve ever wanted to see Jon Lovitz do standup, he’s coming to Schaumburg! Goldstar has your half price tickets to see Jon Lovitz at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg.

Best known for his five years as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, Jon Lovitz played several memorable characters, including pathological liar Tommy Flanagan and the Master Thespian. Now he’s back to doing his hilarious stand-up. He’s also had a long-running film and TV career, voicing the lead in the animated series The Critic, making multiple appearances on The Simpsons, appearing in such movies as A League of Their Own and The Wedding Singer, and acting on TV’s Seinfeld, Friends, Two and a Half Men, NewsRadio and many more hit shows. After returning to stand-up, Lovitz opened his own comedy club in San Diego, and also has a second in Hollywood. Don’t miss seeing him perform live in Chicago.

Discount Adler Planetarium memberships!

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Here’s a discount deal on Adler Planetarium memberships! $50 for an individual membership or $90 for a family membership. (Plus service fee)

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to find space mind-blowingly, fantastically awesome. Exploding stars, unfathomable distances, diamond planets and black holes are enough to excite anyone! Named the top “must-have” family membership in Chicago by Red Tricycle, the Adler Planetarium brings these concepts and more to life in exciting and educational ways. At the Adler, kids and adults alike can indulge their inner astronaut and discover the mysteries of the Universe through interactive and engaging exhibits and immersive sky shows. This one-year membership for individuals or families entitles you to unlimited free admission to the Adler, plus theater tickets, discounts around the museum and select programming, and invitations to members-only events. Please see the full event description for more information about the membership.

The Second City’s Life Hacks — as low as just service fees!

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Today on Goldstar: The Second City Solves Life’s Most Ridiculous (And Hilarious) Problems in Life Hacks. What fun! As low as just the cost of service fees (until the comp tickets sell out).

Always seem to be losing the phone charger down the back of your desk? Can’t seem to make round sandwich meat fit onto square bread? The Second City is ready to tackle these everyday problems with clever solutions presented in the form they know best: a comedy show. Pulling from over half a century of hilarious scenes and songs, The Second City’s Life Hacks is a hilarious night of sketch comedy at Chicago’s UP Comedy Club that’s centered around tweaking everyday annoyances — from removing the shell from a hard boiled egg to keeping an opened bag of chips fresh — to make life just a little easier (and funnier).

Discount Spamalot tickets!

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This would be a fun one! Get tickets to Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights starting at just $19 (+ service fees).

Monty Python’s Spamalot is a hilariously over-the-top extravaganza, penned by Monty Python alum Eric Idle, that borrows lovingly (and unapologetically) from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In telling the tale of King Arthur and his epic quest with the Knights of the Round Table, this endlessly amusing musical — which won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, during its original Broadway run — features such outlandish oddities as flatulent Frenchmen, airborne cows, killer rabbits and The Knights Who Say Ni. If you’re in need of an irreverent reminder to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” look no further than the Holy Grail of musical comedies that is Monty Python’s Spamalot — presented at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

Half price Peter and the Starcatcher at Drury Lane

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See the award-winning Peter Pan prequel Peter and the Starcatcher at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace! Goldstar  has your half price tickets (+ service fees).

The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of “the boy who wouldn’t grow up” in this madcap music-filled adventure, in which a cast of 12 portrays more than a hundred characters. Join them on an action-packed journey that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this regional premiere at Drury Lane Theatre weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that’s bound to appeal to your entire crew.