Hey, if you’ve got someone to ask, this would be a great concert to go to. If you don’t have someone to ask; well, join the club, sucker. We can commiserate in the bar.
Anyhow, Doug Jenkins sent an e-mail tonight to everyone about a show that the Portland Cello Project is doing on Valentine’s Day and it’s all ages. Yeah, okay, enough of that. I think I’m just going to call it “Feb 14th” this year …
I’m sending this email kind of early because I know that some people plan ahead for Valentine’s Day because it’s special and stuff. Tickets are on sale now for the Portland Cello Project/Vagabond Opera Valentine’s Day Spectacular at the Wonder Ballroom. The Ballroom will be totally decked out, replete with a chocolatier (Sugarcube), a kissing booth and a love clairvoyant.
Which means that, if you’re bitter about V-Day, you can talk to the love clairvoyant about whether or not you’ll ever find true love… and if the answer is disappointing, don’t despair, you can move over to the kissing booth and pay to be kissed, even though that’s kind of gross. If that turns out to be disappointing you can go get some great chocolate to distract yourself. And if that doesn’t work, the Wonder Ballroom has a bar where you can drown your Valentine’s sorrows away. (Though, the show will be all-ages.)
Looks like a fun time, even if one doesn’t have someone special to invite. Well, at least I’ll be alone in good company and with great music. It’s at the Wonder Ballroom, which is where I saw Harry and the Potters for the first time. It’s a pretty good venue, though it didn’t seem to be very well ventilated and was very hot inside, so keep that in mind when you pick your evening ensemble.
Portland Cello Project and Vagabond Opera at the Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell, Portland, Oregon
Doors 7pm, show 8pm. All-ages and a 21+ bar.
Tickets are available through the nasty ticket monopoly which means you’ll be buying an extra ticket for the invisible ticket monkey with the added fees: Tickets to the Portland Cello Project. However, it looks like you can also get tickets from the Wonder Ballroom Box Office or Café Wonder.
The Wonder Ballroom site says:
Wonder Ballroom’s box office is open Noon – 6, Mon – Fri. $2 service charge per ticket, cash only. Café Wonder now sells tickets to Wonder Ballroom events. $2 service charge per ticket, cash only. Night of show box office tickets subject to a $1-2 surcharge, cash only.
Remember, the show at the Aladdin sold out and people were turned away at the door, so I’d suggest you should definitely plan ahead for this one and get advanced tickets.