SNL Live: The Experience tkts thru 10/31

We did the family trip on March 24th (check my 4/21 FB post for pix) and it was a total hoot!  You’ve watched SNL for years. Now relive 40 years of the show in a way you never imagined. At Saturday Night Live: The Experience at Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, you can become immersed in the show’s fast-paced creative processes and see how ideas become reality in just days. Interact with sets, original props and costumes. Take selfies on the Jeopardy set, rock out on the Wayne’s World couch, and deliver the “news” from behind the Weekend Update desk.  Ticket availability on Goldstar has been extended through October 31st for any operating date (buy vouchers now and go whenever).

$20 tkts for the Haunted Ghost Ship

Call forth the spirit of the Flying Dutchman and its ghostly crew during the Halloween Haunted Ghost Ship aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Put on your best costume for an unforgettable night on the water during which you’ll celebrate the chills of the season. This party cruise sets sail from Navy Pier, offering stunning views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan in all its inky-black moonlit beauty. You’ll party with dashing devils, gruesome ghouls and other hideous hounds while dancing to the music of one of Chicago’s best DJs. You’re sure to get thirsty, and fortunately there’s a fully stocked cash bar.  This is a midnight cruise on October 27th, so only big kids can attend.

Lyric Opera 4 or 5-Show Season Package

Lyric Opera returns for another exciting season, and with this exclusive four or five-show package, you can get the most out of their upcoming 2018/2019 lineup. Choose from several packages featuring different combinations of stunning productions performed by one of the country’s premier opera companies. Selections include Puccini’s romantic opera La bohème and Wagner’s exhilarating Siegfried. You can also take your pick from two Verdi masterpieces: Il trovatore and La traviata, as well as Handel’s Ariodante, Strauss’ Elektra, Mozart’s Idomeneo, Bernstein and Sondheim’s West Side Story and the operatic fairy tale Cinderella.  Save today with discount ticket packages from Goldstar.

Goldstar Comp Train Still Running

Goldstar highlights events from coast to coast with everything from family-friendly theater to comedy shows to concerts and more. Check reviews for events and locations before you purchase your tickets, which keeps you from wasting your time and money.

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a small service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but usually just a couple bucks), the Comp Train’s a great way to discover new events in your area and treat your plus one, your family or even just yourself to something totally great — and totally unexpected.

Goldstar Comp Train starts today

Goldstar highlights events from coast to coast with everything from family-friendly theater to comedy shows to concerts and more. Check reviews for events and locations before you purchase your tickets, which keeps you from wasting your time and money.

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a small service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but usually just a couple bucks), the Comp Train’s a great way to discover new events in your area and treat your plus one, your family or even just yourself to something totally great — and totally unexpected.

Wine Festival at Naper Settlement

Along with samples of more than 250 varietals from around the globe for you to sip and savor, the 15th annual Naperville Wine Festival also offers wine seminars, cooking demos and live music from top local bands over the course of two late-summer evenings. This fun and relaxed culinary event unfolds at the outdoor museum known as the Naper Settlement, and is also set to feature signature dishes for purchase from more than a dozen of the area’s top restaurants and caterers.  Goldstar has discount tickets for both days, Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th.

Spend last of summer at Santa’s Village

Forget the North Pole — Santa’s Village in East Dundee has all the holiday fun you can handle: tons of cool rides — including the all-new Super Cyclone roller coaster — plus live entertainment, food and holiday shopping. The park is also home to over 200 animals, birds and fish. You’ll want to visit with the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself and check out his Tree House Slide — which has been around since this Chicagoland favorite first opened way back in 1959.  Discount tickets on Goldstar are $17.99 and good for any day through October 28th.

SNL Live: The Experience tkts thru 8/31

We did the family trip on March 24th (check my 4/21 FB post for pix) and it was a total hoot!  You’ve watched SNL for years. Now relive 40 years of the show in a way you never imagined. At Saturday Night Live: The Experience at Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, you can become immersed in the show’s fast-paced creative processes and see how ideas become reality in just days. Interact with sets, original props and costumes. Take selfies on the Jeopardy set, rock out on the Wayne’s World couch, and deliver the “news” from behind the Weekend Update desk.  Ticket availability on Goldstar has been extended through August 31st for any operating date (buy vouchers now and go whenever).

Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol

Now a beloved Chicago tradition celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Audiences look forward to the “bah humbugs,” the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge’s joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman’s Carol continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. The Daily Herald says the play is “the crown jewel of the holiday season” — find out for yourself or relive the magic again.  Tickets on Goldstar start for the November 17th performance and go through December 19th.

Chicago Pet Show: Rescues & More

The Chicago Pet Show is back for more animal-related awesomeness at Oak Lawn Pavilion. Scout out a new furry addition to your family from lots of participating local rescues, or bring your vaccinated pet for some fun (on a leash, of course).This two-day family fair also brings together more than 150 pet-related product vendors and offers advice on animal care and socialization from vets and dog trainers. Watch amazing magic acts, let the kids take a pony ride and explore the petting areas where you can handle cold-blooded creatures and more. Plus, half of all ticket sales go to support the participating rescue organizations. Comp tickets are available on Goldstar for May 4th and 5th, 2019.