Who's ready to see some shows? Well, the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKETS TUESDAY—our way of saying thanks to our great readers and spread the word about some fantastic upcoming performances! (Psst... if you want to say thanks to the Mercury, please consider making a small monthly contribution to keep us alive and kickin'!) And oh boy, do we have some great shows going this week! CHECK 'EM OUT!

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Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see KURT ELLING & CHARLIE HUNTER at the Newmark Theatre on Friday, February 4!

One night only! Vocal legend Kurt Elling (“The standout male jazz vocalist of our time”—New York Times) joins guitarist extraordinaire Charlie Hunter, drummer Corey Fonville (Butcher Brown), and Kenny Banks. Jr. on keys for a unique, soulful, sassy, and jazzy evening where they'll be performing their Grammy nominated SuperBlue album... live! Tickets on sale now!

Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Fri Feb 4, 7 pm, $39.75-59.75, All Ages, Proof of Full COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry


Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see DELGANI STRING QUARTET at PSU Lincoln Recital Hall on Thursday, February 3!

John Luther Adams’ The Wind in High Places sets the stage for themes of natural wonder, searching, and exaltation. Composed in northern Alaska, the piece evokes a bare, vast, and rocky landscape using only open strings and natural harmonics. Benjamin Britten’s first quartet begins in these upper sororities, before plunging earthbound in this vivacious work filled with human drama. Beethoven’s Op. 132, written near the end of his life, concludes the program. Its slow movement, the “Holy Song of Thanksgiving,” represents Beethoven’s deep gratitude for recovery from a nearly fatal illness. Tickets on sale now!

PSU Lincoln Recital Hall, Room 75, 1620 SW Park, Thurs Feb 3, All Ages, $28, proof of full COVID vaccination and masks required for entry

GOOD LUCK, and all winners will be notified by this Thursday. And check back next week for another Mercury FREE TICKET TUESDAY!