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

• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see Aly & AJ on April 1 at the Crystal Ballroom!

Aly & AJ's newest single "With Love From" hints at a forthcoming album of haunting introspection and personal recollections. Like a lost diary that has been found, the forthcoming record is rife with organic observations on life's nuances and the meaning behind what makes us who we are. Fitting with the project's lyrical content, the record itself has a rawness that marks the next phase in their current artist renaissance after their acclaimed last album, which was a joyful sunbathed celebration. Enter to win free tix to see this dynamic duo at the Crystal, or purchase your tickets now!

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Saturday April 1, 8 pm, $37.50-$47.50, all ages

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