- $9 for one ticket to see Tiger Lillies (up to $17.89 value)
- When: Friday, November 7, at 9:30 p.m.
- Where: The Portage Theater
- General admission
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Their specialty: unique avant-garde horror shows that take musical cues from Bavarian folk music, Victorian music halls, and German cabarets
- Their look: like the creepiest clowns from a Fellini film decided to form a band
- Their subject matter: morbidly funny (and oddly moving) tales of debauched bums, freaks, and scallywags meeting their fate in grim manners
- Notable fans: Robin Williams, Matt Groening, Terry Gilliam, and Marc Almond, who says they’re “Just brilliant and utterly fantastic! You’ll never hear more perverse and twisted as well as haunting and sorrowful songs”
- Critical acclaim: they earned a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album for their collaboration with the Kronos Quartet on The Gorey End, a tribute to surrealist Edwardian author/illustrator Edward Gorey
- Adding extra flair to the event: a lobby exhibition featuring the works of local artists Victor M. Montanez, Jaime Mendoza, Mynor Paredes, Matthew Christopher, Janet Davis, and Angel Ramos
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.