Make someone's holiday this year by giving them the gift of Cirque du Soleil. One of the most popular entertainment events in the world, Cirque du Soleil always provides a magical experience, no matter the theme of the show. Whether they're turning the Beatles' hits into a psychedelic circus or bringing to life a steampunk world of clockwork curiosities, Cirque du Soleil brings unrivaled visual imagination and jaw-dropping acrobatics to their productions. The Cirque du Soleil gift card allows the recipient to choose any Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas or any of the touring shows across the U.S. and Canada. The card balance never expires, is good for any available date and it's super easy to use -- just go to the Cirque du Soleil website and follow the instructions to pick your show. You can even use it for merchandise, food and beverage purchases at Big Top shows and merchandise at Las Vegas resident shows. Gift cards cannot be used on Goldstar.
Heroes & Villains Fan Fest flies into the Oregon Convention Center in Portland with one super-powered goal in mind: to revolutionize the comic-con landscape. And just how will they do that? By giving you, the fans, the opportunity to personally meet your favorite celebrities -- including stars from Arrow & The Walking Dead -- and the chance to get behind-the-scenes intel on the TV shows you live for, straight from the creators and cast. Plus, you're not just lining up, or sitting in an audience -- you can participate in obstacles, try your hand at games of skill and maybe even gain a superpower or two. By the end of the two-day immersive Heroes & Villains experience, lucky fans might even encounter their favorite actor in the wild. Past guests have unexpectedly had an archery session with Green Arrow or gotten Diggle to text their dad. You never know who you'll run into!
Rise up and lurch your way to Walker Stalker Con Portland, a two-day celebration of all things zombie at the Oregon Convention Center. You'll get to join the stars and fellow fans of the hit show The Walking Dead for a slew of events, panels and experiences featuring fan faves like Norman Reedus (Daryl), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) and Chandler Riggs (Carl) and Alanna Masterson (Tara). Sift through an array of artwork from the realm of the undead, score cool merch in the vendor hall and learn how to get that easy, breezy zombie look from professional makeup artists. And don't forget your own undead makeup and outfits -- costumes are highly encouraged!
Portland's Mini Musical Festival at the Brunish Theater is all new for 2018, and it spotlights all homegrown talent, with Portland's own writers, composers, directors, actors and designers taking part. These six short musicals run about 15 minutes each and delve -- albeit briefly -- into musical tales of battling wizards and warlords, reality show drama queens, strangers united by a fatality, work friends who didn't get the memo and more.
If you were picking words to describe a typical string quartet, "rocking" probably wouldn't be anywhere near the top of the list. But the Carpe Diem String Quartet is anything but typical, as evidenced by concert repertoire ranging from tango to folk, pop, rock, jazz and traditional works -- or the fact that they're probably the only string quartet to be called "fun and sexy" in the Washington Post. Boasting an eclectic group of past collaborators that includes Willy Porter, Jayme Stone and Yo Yo Ma, this group of versatile virtuosos is coming to the Winningstad Theatre in Portland to perform The Eight Seasons: Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.