Free Tickets! Free Drinks!

Sugar Plum fairies dancing in my head

I don’t know about you, but this time of year I start to dream of sugar plum fairies dancing in my head. Lucky for you, rather than watching the version in my mind, you have a chance to win FREE tickets to opening night of the Nutcracker Ballet on December 17 and watch professional fairies dance on a stage. This is the real holiday tradition performed by the Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet.

The first person to email greenbeet AT sacrag DOT com will win a set of two tickets.

Double plum bonus! If you win before Sunday (or if you are already a Nutcracker ticket holder), you can use your ballet tickets to enjoy FREE sugar plum punch (yes, the spiked kind) at Lounge ON20 during brunch on December 5. (Punch is free. You pay for brunch.) And it won’t be the drinks making you see fairies this time. The Nutcracker characters will be frolicking about to add to the festivities.

Yes, indeed! The holidays are upon us. Cheers!

HGTV Design Star Appears in Sac. You Can Win Tickets!

Kitchen design by Matt Locke.

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of those reality TV interior design shows? The fast flash of a bedroom makeover sketch usually plays second-fiddle to the high drama that ensues to complete the project on budget and on time. Well, here’s your chance to take an up-close look at those design sketches, and even meet one of the designers who appeared on HGTV’s “Design Star,” Matt Locke.

Locke will be keynote speaker for an event this Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 P.M. to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California. Located at the California Auto Museum, the event is hosted by TV star power Branden Rickman, winner of Bravo Network’s “Make Me a Supermodel,”and is presented by the International Academy of Design & Technology. The night features design plans from the academy’s top interior design students, fashion designers, and graphic designers. These are your future TV designers in the making.

If you can’t tear yourself away from the HGTV network, here’s your chance to get a real-life taste of the action. One lucky winner will get a set of two tickets here! Continue reading “HGTV Design Star Appears in Sac. You Can Win Tickets!”