Who's ready to see some shows? Well, the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKETS to see some of Portland's best concerts—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 coming at ya this week! CHECK IT OUT!

ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX to see ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo on the night of your choice!

Enter to win tickets to a Portland holiday classic —ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo! Stroll through a dazzling display of millions of lights while drinking hot cocoa, beer, or wine. Or bring your family and friends to explore the lights by car with a drive-through experience on select nights. The winner will be picked on Thursday, December 15, and you get to choose which participating night to attend, or buy your tickets here!

Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd, various times, $19-$24, all ages

ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX to see Portland’s Folk Festival at the Crystal Ballroom on Jan 13-15!

It's the annual celebration of folk, Americana, and roots music in Portland hosted by McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom! Featuring: Rayland Baxter, David Ramirez, Haley Johnsen, Ron Artis II, Eddie Berman, Fox and Bones, Hillstomp, Worth & Strain, Glitterfox, and many more! Enter to win free tickets or purchase yours right now!

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Jan 13-15, 6 pm, 2 pm Sunday, $35, all ages

GOOD LUCK, and all winners will be notified by this Thursday. And check back next week for more FREE TIX from the Mercury!