Are Chicagoans the spoiled rich kids of the world? We get the best of everything – the best food, the best music, an enviable pool of talented comedians (did you catch Hannibal’s hilarious set on the Tonight Show this week?), and, in typical privileged fashion, the best the world has to offer is delivered first class to our front door. Let’s all just try to stay out of rehab and away from the Kardashians, shall we?
Today, New York City stopped by with a very special package marked time-sensitive: Alvin Ailey, the historically ground-breaking and universally acclaimed dance theater company, is making its home in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater February 28th – March 9th. Alvin Ailey is a national treasure and a global cultural ambassador. The Auditorium Theater is the perfect venue for such an amazing show.
It never fails that I find myself emotionally sapped at the end of each act. Each dance presents a new idea, makes a subtle suggestion, and a silent debate is conducted by members of the audience. Everyone has their own idea of what the dance means. This is how Alvin Ailey continues to draw fans and followers from every neighborhood of Chicago, and in every city they visit.
“It never fails that I find myself emotionally sapped at the end of each act.”
If you’ve seen past shows you know that all performances end with Revelations, a transcendent piece reflecting the life and soul of the old American South. For the first time in Chicago, select nights will also feature Chroma, a contemporary ballet which, to quote their website, is “full of surprises.” Hmmm…wonder what that means?
Expect to hear orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes – definitely unexpected!
Each night features a different array of dance acts. So it’s always a good idea to see more than one show. But why should a privileged kid like you have to pay? As a special treat to our awesome email subscribers, The Auditorium Theater is offering you two tickets ON THE HOUSE! You read that right. FREE TICKETS TO SEE ALVIN AILEY ARE HERE!
Spoiled Chicagoans rejoice! Your allowance has been deposited!
How Can You Win?
In order to be eligible to win this month’s giveaway you MUST be a subscriber to our weekly email newsletter as of 4 pm today. That’s it! Once subscribed, you’re automatically entered to win our subscriber exclusive drawings. Plus, you’ll stay in the loop about Chicago’s indie fashion, events, and fun. (Don’t worry. We’ll never share your information with any other party nor will we bug you with emails you don’t want.)
What Are We Giving Away Exactly?
Two tickets to one showing of Alvin Ailey at The Auditorium Theater. You may select one show from the dates and times below only:
Friday, February 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 1 at 2pm
Sunday, March 2, at 3pm
Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 6 at 7:30pm
This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. Prize will be emailed to the same address with which the winner subscribes to Chicagoings.com. Email will be sent by 4:15 pm Friday, February 28, 2014.
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This contest runs from 8 am to 4 pm today (Friday, February 28, 2014).
This contest is open to all email subscribers of www.Chicagoings.com. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Family members of Kari Herrera are not eligible.
How to Win
One (1) winner will be selected through a random drawing from all eligible entries after contest closes to win. In the event that the original winner does not meet eligibility requirements or he/she forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant. All entries must be received on or before February 28th, 2014 at 4 PM CST. The winner will be notified via e-mail or message (as applicable). Winner will have 30 minutes to claim prize by calling number provided after initial notification. If winner fails to claim within 30 minutes, an alternative winner may be selected. The winning name will be chosen using random.org.
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