Out on the Town
Section 900: Out on the Town
900 - The Basilica Block Party Experience
Donor(s): The Basilica of Saint Mary and Joe’s Garage
Join more than 25,000 of your friends to hear nationally-known musicians held on the grounds of this national historic landmark - two tickets for the Basilica Block Party on either Friday July 6th or Saturday July 7th and enjoy cocktails or munchies before or after the event with a gift card to Joe’s Garage.
901 - Two Tickets to Chick Corea/Gary Burton at the Dakota
Donor(s): Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
These two virtuosic improvisors first worked together in 1972, and their album from that year, Crystal Silence, is one of the landmarks of jazz history. Since then the duo has only recorded five other albums, but they perform together nearly every year. Chick Corea is one of the most important jazz pianists in the world, and is one of the most prolific composers of the last 50 years. He has won 15 Grammy Awards, having been nominated a staggering 51 times. Gary Burton is easily the most influential vibraphonist of his generation and is one of the most unique jazz artists to have emerged in the last 50 years. Getting his start with George Shearing and Stan Getz, Burton has been recording under his own name for over 40 years, resulting in 6 Grammy Awards and 15 Grammy nominations, and countless awards from esteemed jazz publications. The double-CD live concert recording, The New Crystal Silence, came out in 2008, resulting in the sixth Grammy for Gary Burton and the 14th for Corea at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
902 - Four Tickets to Christmas in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College
Donor(s): Gustavus Adolphus College
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 7:30pm
Four tickets to the Christmas in Christ chapel worship celebration
903 - An Evening with Deborah Voigt and the Minnesota Orchestra
Donor(s): Minnesota Orchestra
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 8:00pm
Four tickets to see Deborah Voigt, one of the world’s leading dramatic sopranos at Orchestra Hall. She is particularly renowned for her performances in Wagner and Strauss operas. Also an avid recitalist and performer of Broadway standards, she has an extensive discography and gives many master classes. She won both the Gold Medal in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition and First Prize at the Luciano Pavarotti Vocal Competition.
905 - Afternoon Tea on Lake Minnetonka
Donor(s): Margene Fox and Lunalux
A five-course traditional afternoon tea for eight at Margene’s home on Lake Minnetonka. The “Royal Tea” begins with champagne, followed by five courses and a bottomless tea pot. The date will be mutually agreed upon, must take place before May 2013. Create your own invitations with a gift certificate for personalized stationery from Lunalux.
906 - A Night at the Opera - Anna Bolena
Donor(s): Minnesota Opera
Dates: November 10, 13, 15, 17 or 18, 2012
Two tickets to Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti with the Minnesota Opera. The walls are closing in on Anne Boleyn as she fails to produce a male heir. Bursting with vocal pyrotechnics, Donizetti’s legendary masterpiece is a gripping tale of intrigue and betrayal. This sumptuous production marks the not-to-be-missed conclusion of Minnesota Opera’s Tudor trilogy. Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
907 - 4 tickets 2012-13 Season National Lutheran Choir
Donor(s): National Lutheran Choir
Enjoy four tickets to any concert in any combination for the National Lutheran Choir’s 2012-13 season plus a CD
908 - Park Square Theatre
Donor(s): Park Square Theatre
Two tickets to enjoy any show (with the exception of prime seating) during the 2012-13 season
909 - Two Tickets to the Maria Schneider Orchestra
Donor(s): Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
“Maria Schneider’s orchestral jazz is about feeling. Like Wayne Shorter, she somehow expresses compassion through tones.” –New York Times. Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, ‘Evanescence.’ With that recording, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for her 17-member collective, tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the unique voices of the group. Subsequently, the Maria Schneider Orchestra has performed at festivals and concert halls worldwide. She herself has received numerous commissions and guest conducting invites, working with over 85 groups from over 30 countries spanning Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and North America.
910 - Two Tickets for Karita Mattila, Soprano at the Ordway
Donor(s): The Schubert Club
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Karita Mattila is one of today’s most exciting lyric dramatic sopranos. She is recognized as much for the beauty and versatility of her voice as for her extraordinary stage ability. A native of Finland, Karita Mattila was trained at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. She sings in all the world’s major opera houses and festivals and has performed with the world’s greatest conductors including Levine, Abbado, Davis, Dohnanyi, Haitink, Pappano, Rattle, Salonen and Sawallisch.
911 - Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus + 2 CDs
Donor(s): Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Date: June 22, 2012
Enjoy two tickets to the performance of "They Sang To Me" -- this concert will also be Dr. Stan Hill's farewell performance before retirement. You will also receive with this package two CDs from the Chorus - "Songs of the Season" & "Lifesongs."
912 - Gardener’s Paradise at the Arboretum
Donor(s): Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minnesota Monthly
Whether you are a life-long gardener or just starting out, this package will provide you with essential items for a beautiful garden! Included are 4 VIP passes to the Arboretum where garden and landscape ideas are born. Then get creative with your new gardening tools and a selection of accessories to help make your outdoor space the talk of the neighborhood plus 4 subscriptions to Minnesota Monthly.
913 - Poncho Sanchez Tickets at the Ordway
Donor(s): Bin Wine Bar and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
For more than three decades, Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious Latin and South American rhythms. Enjoy two tickets to Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band and $100.00 card to spend at Lowertown's critically-acclaimed Bin Wine Bar. Enjoy great wine, fresh food and an ambience that will make you stay for hours.
914 - Dinner and the Jungle Theatre
Donor(s): Minnesota Monthly, Jungle Theatre
Any performance during the 2012 season. (subject to availability - must make reservations). Good for any Sunday - Friday performance, and includes dinner at Chiang Mai Thai.
915 – War Horse - An Evening at the Orpheum
Donor(s): Hennepin Theatre Trust
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 7:30pm
Coming to Twin Cities in summer 2013 is the Tony Award winning play ‘War Horse’ at the legendary Orpheum Theatre. Based on the acclaimed children’s novel of the same title by Michael Morpungo, ‘War Horse’ is a heartwarming and emotional tale about loyalty, courage, and everlasting friendship.
916 - A Night at the Ballet
Donor(s): Minnesota Monthly and James Sewell Ballet
Founded in New York City, the celebrated James Sewell Ballet has been engaging the Twin Cities since 1992. Critically acclaimed JSB performances move and delight audiences across the country. The embodiment of the original vision is a professional company of eight dancers performing innovative work that explores the technical boundaries of ballet. Based at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts in downtown Minneapolis, the winning bidder will receive two tickets to one of James Sewell Ballet's Fall 2012 performances and $100 gift certificate to enjoy dinner before or after the performance at Bank at The Westin.
917 - “An Evening of Tribute”
Donor(s): Minnesota Chorale
Date: Friday, June 15, 2012
"An Evening of Tribute", the winning bidder is entitled to a pair of tickets to the final concert (June 15, 2012) at Orchestra Hall before its one year closing for renovation. The Minnesota Chorale will join other artistic partners in a tribute to the great performances and artists who have graced the Orchestra Hall stage over the last 38 years.
918 - Luxe Downtown Evening
Donor(s): W-Minneapolis The Foshay and Crave Restaurant
An evening filled with luxurious surroundings - delight in dinner at Crave and one night stay at the W-Minneapolis’ Wonderful King Room.
920 - Two Tickets to the Old Log Theatre
Donor(s): Old Log Theater
The winning bidder will receive two tickets to any scheduled performance, Sunday through Friday (not valid Sat. evenings and New Year's Eve). Meals will be additional.
921 - Personal Tour of the MIA with Kate Johnson
Donor(s): Kate Johnson
Take a one hour private tour with up to ten adults of the permanent collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with Kate Johnson, former head of the Museum's Education division, now retired. With 100,000 works of art from nearly every culture and continent on the globe, the MIA is one of the nation's finest encyclopedic art museums. Date, time and topic to be mutually agreed.
923 - The Singers - Two Season Tickets
Donor(s): The Singers - MN Choral Artists
Enjoy two season tickets for The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists 2012-2013 season. Season tickets receive preferred seating at concerts and come with two free dditional ticket vouchers good for any performance of the season.
924 - Classic Cruising in a ’38 Lincoln
Donor(s): James Bohn, Linda Zelig and Blue Plate Restaurant Company
A memorable double-date with James Bohn and Linda Zelig in their beautifully updated 1938 Pontiac sedan. Enjoy a scenic evening drive for two. We'll motor around the lakes or rumble the Mississippi River Parkways in air-conditioned comfort. Final destination THE LOWRY, one of Uptown's newest dining spots where we will enjoy true "rock-star" parking and dinner for four, compliments of David Burley and the Blue Plate Restaurant Company. Mutually agreed upon warm-weather date.
925 - Date Night Getaway at the Guthrie
Donor(s): Guthrie Theatre, The Depot
Enjoy two tickets to an upcoming Guthrie production of the 2011-12 Mainstage season. You may select any of the first twelve performances (excluding opening night and Christmas Carol), make a date of the event with an overnight stay at The Depot.
927 - Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience Weekend
Donor(s): Minnesota Monthly
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Cheers to a foodie and wine lover’s dream package! The winning bidder will receive two tickets to the 2013 Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience at Target Field on Saturday, March 2. The package includes an overnight stay at the W-Minneapolis, $100 gift card for a downtown dinner, two Riedel wine glasses and one bottle of wine.
928 - Mill City Summer Opera - The Inaugural Season
Donor: Mill City Summer Opera
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 8pm
Be a part of the inaugural season of the Mill City Summer Opera and enjoy four tickets to the Sunday, July 15 performance. The Mill City Summer Opera debuts with “Pagliacci” inside the historic Ruin Courtyard of the Mill City Museum along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The production will feature two staging areas connected by a bridge, with the opera’s musicians performing above the staging. Costumes and sets will reflect the era of the first fire at the old mill in 1878.