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 some fun events coming at ya this week! CHECK IT OUT!

• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see The Mission UK on May 1 at the Mission Theater!

In late 1985 Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams left The Sisters Of Mercy and, after enlisting the talents of Simon Hinkler and Mick Brown, formed The Mission. They have a reputation as one of the best and most exciting live bands in the world. Their 2016 album "Another Fall From Grace” has been described as a lost link between The Sisters of Mercy's "First and Last and Always” album and The Mission's own first album, "God's Own Medicine." The album has received unanimous critical acclaim and was the band's first UK Top 40 album in over 20 years! Get your tickets now, or enter to win free tix here!

Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Wed May 1, 8 pm, $35-$40, 21+

• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see CONVERSATION on April 23 at the Mission Theater!

CONVERSATION are an emerging post hardcore band from Toronto, Ontario. Their sound contains the echoes of early Underoath and Deftones, while still carving out its own punk rock attitude with pop sensibility. CONVERSATION strikes a balance of thoughtful post-hardcore and melodically measured alternative rock, and their ravenously energetic live show is a force to be reckoned with, resulting in anyone seeing them for the first time leaving as new fans. Get your tickets now, or enter to win free tix here!

Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Thurs April 23, 8 pm, $15-$20, all ages

• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see Steel Panther on April 25 at the Crystal Ballroom

Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock 'n' roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world's premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. Get those tickets now or enter to win here!

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Thurs April 25, $30-$45, 21+

GOOD LUCK! Winners will be notified on Monday. Check back next week for more FREE TIX from the Mercury!