Minefaire: Ultimate Minecraft Convention

Delve into the blocky world of Minecraft, the worldwide video game phenomenon, as Minefaire brings legions of fans together at the Schaumburg Convention Center with discount tickets from Goldstar.  Meet your favorite YouTube stars and catch live stage shows. Show off your crafting skills in tournaments and up your game with workshops led by official Minecraft gurus. Experience Minecraft like never before with Acer VR mixed reality headsets, then solve your way out of the real-life Minecraft Escape Room. Bring your favorite character to life in the costume contest, then hit up the merchandise store and grab exclusive event swag. Minecraft fans of all ages won’t want to miss this immersive extravaganza.

The Addams Family Musical Comedy


Family. What doesn’t electrocute you makes you stronger. In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and nightmares are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family. Produced by Raue Center’s in-house professional theater company, Williams Street Repertory in Crystal Lake.  Discounted tickets through Goldstar for many performance dates over the next month.

Holmes & Watson at the MAC (COD)

Keeps you guessing. Three years following the mysterious “death” of Sherlock Holmes at Reichenbach, there have been many who’ve claimed to be Holmes, all debunked as imposters by the faithful partner of the sleuth, Watson. But now three separate men insist that they are the infamous literary master, having survived that encounter at the Falls. Full of twists and turns, this is a riveting and clever adventure from award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.  Tickets for performance dates the end of September and early October.

An Evening of Lerner & Loewe – Goldstar

They wrote some of the most famous and beloved shows ever to grace a Broadway stage: Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Gigi, Paint Your Wagon, and Camelot. Enjoy a concert of Lerner and Loewe’s hits, including “I Could Have Danced All Night,” If Ever I Would Leave You,” “They Call the Wind Maria,” “The Night They Invented Champagne,” and “Almost Like Being in Love.”  Get discounted tickets through Goldstar for October performance dates at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.

Chicago Pedway Tour + wine & cheese!

The underground Chicago Walk is a tour through Chicago’s pedway, a little-known tunnel system in the heart of downtown Chicago. It may sound scary but fear not, the recently rehabbed tunnels are used by thousands of savvy locals every day. The pedway connects many of Chicago’s beloved landmarks, like Macy’s (Marshall Field’s), The Thompson Center, Block 37, The Daley Center, Millennium Park, City Hall and many more. Miles of new tunnels have been opened, with miles more in the works. Come explore the underground tunnels while sampling food at some of the unique restaurants, cafes and shops the pedway has to offer. You’ll sample artisan grilled cheese sandwiches, frozen kefir, traditional Thai cuisine, Garrett’s popcorn (a treat bag of their famous “Garrett’s Mix”), a wine tasting at Macy’s wine shop (Friday tours only) and a stop at Macy’s Candy Kitchen. The tour stops by the unexpected underground American Victorian stained glass art exhibit and ends in the Chicago Cultural Center, home to the world’s largest Tiffany dome glass ceiling. Give yourself some extra time after the tour — which is updated for winter to keep you inside and warm — to take in one or all of the Cultural Center’s free art exhibits. Note that meeting locations change frequently and you will be given the correct meeting location after you book a specific date.  Choose any Thursday or Friday tour date through February 1st.

Goldstar for Walking Tours

Take a boat and walking tour along the Chicago River while indulging in tasty treats along the way. Learn about the river’s rich history and the great architecture that lines it. ​This tour starts at Ghirardelli on the Magnificent Mile, where you’ll get to indulge in some gourmet chocolate before boarding the boat to Chinatown for more treats, like authentic Asian BBQ pork or veggie-stuffed buns and mochi ice cream. ​See all the iconic buildings along the river and take pictures you can’t take from anywhere except a boat. See the Wrigley Building, Merchandise Mart, Trump Tower, Marina City and more during your journey. ​ You’ll exit the boat at Ping Tom Park for a stroll through the only Chinatown in America that is actually still growing. Stop and sample a variety of authentic Asian fare along the way, while learning of Chinatown’s rich history. Take advantage of the many great photo ops, like the Chinese Zodiac Sculptures, the Chinatown Gateway and the “Nine Dragon Wall,” and stop to shop for Chinatown souvenirs.  This Riverwalk to Chinatown tour is only one of the many available discounted tour on Goldstar.  This Chinatown tour is available through February.

$20 for Vince Gill tickets on Goldstar!

Vince Gill comes to The Chicago Theatre, featuring Jedd Hughes. One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy. Gill has won 18 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year four times making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history.  Tickets on Goldstar for this September 12th concert are $20-$30 plus service fee – – they’re $39.50 – $157 otherwise!

Santa’s Village tickets only $18.99

Santa’s Village in East Dundee has all the fun you can handle: tons of cool rides, live entertainment, food, shops, games and over 200 animals, birds and fish. And this summer, Santa’s Village is making a splash with its largest expansion ever: Santa Springs! Enjoy zero-depth entry to a 10,000-square-foot, 8-inch deep wading pool with a two-story interactive water play structure. The structure includes dozens of water toys with two giant tipping buckets and six water slides, including a 50-foot long, four-lane kiddie racer slide! With these $18.99 discounted tickets on Goldstar you can go any day through October 27th.  Parking is always free.

Last Day to Ride the Comp Train

Comp Train is the Goldstar 3 day promotion (Wednesday, Aug. 21- Friday, Aug. 23) with complimentary ticket offers open to all members across the country – you only pay a small service fee. A perfect way to introduce you to Goldstar (if you’ve never bought a deal) and attend a great new live event if you have.  This is a nationwide event, and sometimes a short drive leads to wonderful deals.

Goldstar Comp Train – new offers

Comp Train is the Goldstar 3 day promotion (Wednesday, Aug. 21- Friday, Aug. 23) with complimentary ticket offers open to all members across the country – you only pay a small service fee. A perfect way to introduce you to Goldstar (if you’ve never bought a deal) and attend a great new live event if you have.  This is a nationwide event, and sometimes a short drive leads to wonderful deals.