Culinary Fight Club: Chocolate

Culinary Fight Club: The Savory Chocolate is a part of the CFC Reserve Competition Collection. We only bring it on when we know the local culinary talent can handle it. There has been only eight CFC Savory Chocolate competitions since 2013, as clearly not everyone is capable of working with the Food of the Gods. Now we want to know what you will do with this Love Ingredient – The Chocolate! Chocolate is the name of the game and we’re not talking about no sweet cupcakes kind of nibbles, we’re talking Food of the Gods kind of a bite! We’re looking for the use of chocolate in a savory elevated dish. Refined but translatable to the chocolate lover. Tickets include samples, entertainment, voting ballot and more.  Tickets for this January 31st event are only $20 on Goldstar.  What a fun evening this would be!

An American in Paris @ Drury Lane

If you’ve seen the Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron film, you already know what a swoon-fest An American in Paris is. If you haven’t, get ready to marvel at stunning choreography and a slew of Gershwin tunes.  Goldstar has added performances through the end of March, which is GREAT because only three dates were still available when I posted this last month.  Don’t wait ’cause the rest will sell out.

Steep Canyon Rangers at River Forest

This Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades blending the bluegrass aesthetic with elements of pop, country and folk-rock to create something original. Since coming together in 2000, Steep Canyon Rangers have developed a remarkable catalog of original music that links them to the past while also demonstrating their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance.  Get Goldstar tickets starting at only $14.50 for their January 11th performance at Lund Hall in River Forest.

Chicago Travel & Adventure Show comps

Pack your bags for adventure! The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is your one-stop shop for planning your next vacation. Get the deets — and the deals — on hundreds of dream getaways, while enjoying live entertainment and fun activities.  Tickets to the February 8 and 9 dates slide from Comp to $7.50 on Goldstar.

From the Event Organizer

At America’s Favorite Travel Show, you’ll: Explore endless vacation options Discover over 250+ destinations from around the globe. Plan your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts. Meet travel celebrities Rick Steves, Josh Gates, Pauline Frommer and Peter Greenberg. Attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy Traveler and Destination Theaters. Immerse yourself in faraway cultures with song and dance on the Global Beats Stage. Plus, save big with exclusive show-only specials and trip giveaways. The best part? All of this is included with your ticket. Make the first stop on your next trip the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show — buy your tickets today!

New Philharmonic NYE Concert at COD

New Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Concert at the MAC at COD means you’ll ring in the New Year with New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt conducting waltzes, arias, light classical and movie music reflecting back and propelling you forward as only music can – it is New Philharmonic’s gift to you for the New Year. Mezzo-soprano sensation Annie Rosen entertains with “La Vie en Rose” and “Mon Cour,” and of course, secret surprises! Goldstar has tickets for this 9 pm performance and best of all, lots of free parking!

Blue Man Group – new tickets added

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. More than 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures have experienced the unexpected with Blue Man Group. Now it’s your turn! Get your tickets now for the show’s run at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre.  Tickets through January 30th are now available on Goldstar – only $39.75! 

Goldstar: James and the Giant Peach

The fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit. Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the award winning team of Pasek and Paul. Critics rave: It’s a “masterpeach!” $7.50 tickets for all January performance dates with this Goldstar deal.  Saw this a couple of years ago at Drury Lane and it was a joy.

Nourished Festivals in May on Goldstar

The Nourished Festivals (Formerly GFAF Expos) are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free, allergen-friendly or special diet lifestyle. Sample and purchase hundreds of products, meet with brands, receive coupons and attend educational classes with industry experts. The Festivals have five zones to visit: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Keto & Plant-Based. All products in all zones are gluten-free. The Festivals are a fun, family-friendly, educational and safe place made just for you! Don’t miss it at Schaumburg Convention Center. Tickets from Goldstar are only $7.50 (plus service fee) for May 30 and/or 31, 2020 – we’ll definitely have good weather by then!