WOOT NOW! The Mercury's Online Charity Auction is just shy of one day away from completion, and things are starting to really heat up! If you want one of the more than 70 awesome packages we've got lined up, THEN BID NOW, OR LOSE IT FOREVER. And please remember, all proceeds are going to help OUTSIDE IN keep helping homeless teens and disadvantaged adults in need.
AND WHAT'S THIS? Something new has been added to the "Feeling Artsy" package? So now, not only do you get pairs of tickets to the remaining Portland Arts and Lectures series, a gorgeous Nikki McClure autographed calendar, and a CD and tix for the Portland Gay Men's Chorus, you ALSO can now score two orchestra side tickets to Portland Opera's production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. (That's an added value of $119!) WHAAA? I was feeling artsy before, but now I'm having an arts-gasm! SNAP IT UP, YA'LL!


But that's not all! There's still plenty of sweet packages waiting for your generous bids! Such as…

• A walk-on role in the next Atomic Arts production of Star Trek in the Park in which you will get killed! (Theatrically, of course.) This is a super popular show, and you'll be the envy of... well... EVERYONE! And it's currently only $105.24!

• Sing your goddamn guts out with this Karaoke Party for 15 at Voicebox, that also includes private singing lessons! You are going to KILL! (Theatrically, of course.) And wow, it's only $127.50!

• And I have to make one more pitch for what is surely the funnest package in the auction: Play Hooky with the Mercury Boys! We'll call in sick for you, load everybody up in our distro van, and have a hilariously crazy and varied day of boy fun which may include bumper cars, B-B gun shootin', eatin' corn dogs outside 7-11, and so much more! And c'mon! It's only at $62? This is at LEAST $300 worth of fun!