Tag Archives: Texas Performing Arts

Border Music Giveaway

The Benson Latin American Collection and Texas Performing Arts (TPA) are giving away tickets for a night of cross-border rock and roll.

On November 30, TPA hosts Border Music with David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot for the “U.S. premiere of this rocking post-roots, pan-Latin, rave-up/descarga.”

Hidalgo, of course, is the vocal leader of the iconic latino-crossover band and Grammy-winners Los Lobos, while Ribot has been the archetype journeyman, earning his rep with such modern legends as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and avant-garde composer John Zorn.

For a chance to win tickets, all you need to do is answer a Benson trivia question.

Contest closes at 5pm on Tuesday, November 23.

Benson Back To School Giveaway

To kick off the school year right, the Benson is doing a giveaway to Crisol Danza Teatro, courtesy of Texas Performing Arts.

Simply follow the links above, or go to the Benson Facebook page (and, of course, “Like” them if you haven’t already), and enter the giveaway at the event page.

This giveaway ends at 3pm on September 21, but keep an eye out for more on the Benson’s Facebook page later this semester. 

 

 

TPA Giveaways Are Back – Season Subscription Contest

Last year, followers of Tex Libris and friends and followers of the Libraries Facebook page and Twitter feed got to participate in contests for tickets to events that were part of the Texas Performing Arts 2010-11 season.

We’re happy to say that we’ve partnered with TPA again for the 2011-12 season, and we’ll soon be kicking off the promotion with a pair of tickets to an as-yet-unspecified performance.

While you’re waiting for our first giveaway, enter TPA’s big opening contest for a season subscription (four pairs of tickets!) to upcoming performances.

And check back here often (or add us to your RSS feed) for more chances to win.

¡Viva El Payaso! Win Tickets to Operación Clown: Cállate

Just in time to celebrate the opening their new exhibit Frente a Frente: The Mexican People in Independence and Revolution, 1810 & 1910, the Benson Latin American Collection is holding a contest apropos of the anniversaries it is commemorating.

As part of our ongoing promotion of Texas Performing Arts 2010-2011 season, the current contest is for two tickets to Operación Clown: Cállate (Shut Up!), for either the Wednesday, September 15, show in Spanish, or the Thursday, September 16 English version.

From the TPA website:

Operación Clown is renowned for their innovative use of masks, puppets, and cabaret theatre based on theatrical clown technique.

This internationally celebrated theatrical group will bring the acclaimed piece Cállate to the McCullough stage. Narrated with an explosive mixture of melodrama and irreverent humor, this love story set at the time of the Mexican Revolution combines drama, comedy, wrestling and images inspired by the Golden Age of Mexican cinema to fuel a cast of characters based on stereotypes of the period.

For your chance to win, visit the Operación Clown Trivia Question page and fill out a brief questionnaire.

Entries must be received by 3pm on Monday, September 13. One winner will be chosen randomly from the correct responses and announced on Facebook and via email on Monday, September 13 before 5pm.

And regardless whether you win or not (but especially if you do), join your friends at the Benson Latin American Collection in Sid Richardson Hall from 5-7pm on Thursday the 16 for the opening reception for Frente a Frente for a first taste of the exhibit and delicious food from El Naranjo.

Win Tickets to The Real Dr. Strangelove

Texas Performing Arts has provided another pair of tickets to one of its great 2010-2011 Season events, and this time one lucky winner gets a night at the theater.

Renowned radio company L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) takes us back to the advent of the atomic age with its performance of Peter Goodchild’s The Real Dr. Strangelove: Edward Teller and the Battle for the H-Bomb.

The story follows “father of the hydrogen bomb” Edward Teller as he and “father of the atomic bomb” Robert Oppenheimer come to ideological heads over the future of nuclear weapons.

Teller is rumored to have been the inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove.

An explosive evening of theater awaits the winner, so visit the Libraries Research and Win Contest #6 page and fill out a brief questionnaire.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. One winner will be chosen randomly from the correct responses and announced on Twitter and Facebook on Friday, June 11. Contest is open to everyone.

Win Tickets to The Klezmatics

It’s time for another Texas Performing Arts/University of Texas Libraries contest, and this one offers a chance to win tickets to the neo-klezmer stylings of The Klezmatics. This contest is in promotion of TPA’s 2010-2011 season.

Formed almost a quarter-century ago in the East Village, The Klezmatics genre-bending approach to the traditional Yiddish music style has earned them critical acclaim and fan loyalty. 2006’s Wonder Wheel – the group’s eighth album and a Grammy winner – was a klezmer take on the lyrics of Woody Guthrie.

The Klezmatics will play Bass Concert Hall at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30.

For your chance to win, visit the Libraries Research and Win Contest #5 page and fill out a brief questionnaire.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. One winner will be chosen randomly from the correct responses and announced on Twitter and Facebook on Thursday, May 27.

Win Tickets to Punch Brothers, Loudon Wainwright III

The latest contest from the Libraries and Texas Performing Arts to promote TPA’s 2010-2011 season offers the chance of a night of American acoustic music in a rare double-bill, featuring Punch Brothers and Loudon Wainwright III.

Punch Brothers – featuring mandolin prodigy Chris Thile – have been likened to “what might be called American country-classical chamber music,” by the New York Times. Thile’s rise from virtuoso to Grammy-winning member of Nickel Creek has made him a sought-after commodity; Punch Brothers is the latest waypoint in what will likely prove to be a storied career.

Loudon Wainwright (father of Martha, Lucy and Rufus) has been a mainstay in the folk community for forty years with over 20 albums to date, including two Grammy nominations. And when he’s not playing music, he’s playing roles in films like The Aviator, Big Fish, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The show takes place at Bass Concert Hall, September 10, 2010, at 8pm.

To enter, visit the Libraries Research and Win Contest #4 page and fill out a brief questionnaire.

Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 12. One winner will be chosen randomly from the correct responses and announced on Twitter and Facebook on Thursday, May 13.

Ornette Coleman Tickets Up for Grabs

Ornette_ColemanWorking to help promote the 2010-11 season for Texas Performing Arts, the Libraries are holding their second contest for tickets to see Fort Worth native and jazz legend Ornette Coleman at 8pm on November 18, 2010, at Bass Concert Hall.

To enter, visit the Libraries Survey Monkey questionnaire page and answer a few questions for your chance to win.

Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 28. One winner will be chosen randomly from the correct responses and announced on Twitter and Facebook on Thursday, April 29. The winner will be contacted by email as well.

One entry per person, please.

A Quick One, For Tickets to Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan. Photo by Ken Light.
Author/food activist Michael Pollan. Photo by Ken Light.

Texas Performing Arts is partnering with the Libraries to publicize its 2010-11 season, and as part of that campaign, we will occasionally announce contests through our Facebook and Twitter feeds (so become a fan or follow us to get a head start).

Today marks the announcement of the first contest, a “Research and Win” opportunity for two tickets to “An Evening with Michael Pollan” on December 10, 2010, at Bass Concert Hall.

To enter, head over to the contest page and fill out the brief questionnaire for your chance to win. Contest ends at 11:59pm tonight (Wednesday, April 21).