- $19 for one ticket to Party Gone Wild with Method Man & Redman (up to $39.66 value)
- When: Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Portage Theater
- General admission
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
Method Man and Redman
- AKA: Red & Meth, Meth & Red, Mr. Mef and Funk Doc, Funk Doc and Johnny Blaze
- Or: Clifford Smith and Reggie Noble
- Meth’s claims to fame: Wu-Tang Clan co-founder, Grammy winner, “Cheese” on The Wire
- Red’s claims to fame: Def Squad member, Platinum-selling solo career, star of How High (alongside Meth)
- History (early): they grew up together
- History (later): many years spent collaborating—creating Blackout! and Blackout! 2—have given them a deep-seeded connection that enables them to volley rhymes like lyrical Ping-Pong balls
- History (future): hopefully, more collaborations (Method Man assures fans that Blackout! 3 is in the works
- Why that’s worth getting excited about: of their last collaboration, Entertainment Weekly declared “they trade pop culture jokes and sly bluster over sturdy boom-bap beats as if East Coast rap’s late-‘90s renaissance never ended.”
- Also appearing: Chicago-based rapper Main Event hosts Nook Ex and Chello
The Portage Theater
Most theaters in the 1920s were built to showcase vaudeville acts. The Portage Theater, however, was ahead of its time by focusing on film. The silver screen remained its specialty through 2001, when it closed due to dwindling audiences and countless actors leaving Hollywood to pursue animal husbandry. After extensive renovations, it reopened in 2006, this time to showcase a variety of performances—from movies to concerts to special events—and even star in one of its own: it was prominently featured in the mob-era film, Public Enemies.