Win Tickets: Vagabond Opera 4th Annual Halloween Bash | The Translyvanian Voodoo Ball

Another great Portland Halloween event and our partners at the Vagabond Opera have offered us a pair of tickets to the early and late show. The early show is all-ages/family-friendly. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. PLEASE ADD WHICH SHOW you want to attend (early/late). Winners will be drawn Monday, October 25.

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Related:>>>>BIG LIST OF Portland Halloween Parties, Events, Costume Contests, etc

Vagabond Opera's third annual Halloween bash: The Transylvanian Voodoo Ball

Saturday, October 30th.

TWO SHOWS: Family friendly kid matinee doors at 2:30pm, show at 3pm Featuring Joe the Balloon Guy; Late night show, doors at 9pm, show at 9:30pm

Where: The Secret Society, 116 NE Russel, Portland, OR 97202

Tickets: EARLY SHOW: Adults $12, kids $7 (kids under 3 free), LATE SHOW: $15.

Buy online at, or or call 1-800-838-3006.
Both shows all ages! (late show w/ ID).

For more information go to

"An eclectic musical phenomenon." — NBC

“A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic."
Washington Post

Vagabond Opera celebrates the dead like no other place in town for their fourth annual Halloween extravaganza! The event will offer two separate shows of music, voodoo ritual, art, dance and partying with the dead. The early family show will be kid-friendly and feature special guest Joe the Balloon guy, and a costume contest. The late night voodoo party will feature Portland country zombie songstress Amanda Richards and the Hardly Hars as well as Groovy Wallpaper (Skip Vonkuske and Don Henson from Sneakin' Out) opening up the show. Both shows will Feature belly dancing with Nagasita, Ancestor Divination Tarot readings by Destina Sinflair and a sacred interactive alter dedicated to honoring the dead. Both shows are all ages.


With musical guests Amanda Richards and the Hardly Hars, and Groovy Wallpaper. Both shows featuring Belly dance by Nagasita, Ancestor Divination Tarot readings by Destina Sinflar, and an interactive sacred altar for honoring the dead.

To listen to the band's latest album, “The Zeitgeist Beckons” and get high-resolution images, click here:

You can view live footage of Vagabond Opera through videos located here:

About Vagabond Opera
The six piece, Portland, OR based music ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as "a band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic." Featuring four singers (two operatically trained) two cellos, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, double bass and drums, the Bohemian neo-cabaret gypsy rock ensemble plays a combination of cabaret, burlesque, tango, Balkan beats, Klezmer, rock, Arab music, Parisian hot jazz, and, yes, opera that'll leave your head spinning. The ensemble sings in 15 languages and mixes their genre-defying original tunes with covers made famous by such artists as Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Raymond Scott, and Edith Piaf – all performed with theatrics, flair and an old world mood.

Vagabond Opera is at the vanguard of a growing popularity in the Neo-cabaret phenomenon, and through their theatrical performances and eclectic repertoire bring the eclectic artistic spirit of Portland, OR to the world. The May 2009 release of The Zeitgeist Beckons marks the third full-length release from the band to date. The ensemble recently premiered their first full length opera “Queen of Knives” in May 2010. Vagabond Opera has performed across the USA and in Europe, is played regularly on NPR and has shared stages and players with Pink Martini, Devotchka, The Decembrists, and the Oregon Symphony, proving their easy crossover appeal.

About Amanda Richards
Practically a Portland native, Richards' has been touring the northwest for the past seven years with many recent performances opening for burlesque troops under the alias "DeManda." Her content could be considered off color or risqué. Sometimes naughty, sometimes aggressive but almost always delivered with a sugar sweet smile and bedroom eyes.

Richards' 4th album and recent masterpiece is a rock opera about the zombie apocalypse written from the perspective of the soon-to-be last person on earth (who happens to be a country singer and a feminist).
The compositions span nearly the entire history of country music: from boot-stomping old-timey banjo tunes to classic he-done-me-wrong ballads.

About Groovy Wallpaper
Vagabond Opera's own Skip vonKuske , AKA cellotronik, also of Portland Cello Project, and Don Henson percussionist of Sneakin' Out ,proudly unveil their new project, a strings and percussion extravaganza they call Groovy Wallpaper.

To call it a cello and percussion duo falls far short of describing it.
This is a duo that sounds like an orchestra at a construction site with the foreman and conductor in collusion Their music is often described as a soundtrack for a movie playing in the head of listeners. Fitting then, that at the Transylvanian Voodoo Ball, they'll be mixing in some of the most macabre scores in horror film history to their repetoire to welcome you to the frightful festivities!

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43 Responses to Win Tickets: Vagabond Opera 4th Annual Halloween Bash | The Translyvanian Voodoo Ball

  1. Rose Romanick October 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! I have wanted to go to this for like 2 yrs now!!! I wanna go!! PICK ME PICK ME!!! This would be the best Halloween EVAR! :)

    • Morgan October 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

      I fell in love with Vagabond Opera even before I heard their first song– they have such an eclectic, sensual style. Whenever I need some inspiration I just plug in some Vagabond Opera and rock out! I’d love to be able to see their Halloween show. As a broke college student, I won’t get to unless some sort of miracle happens.

  2. Manuela Pop October 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    the reason I should go and why you should pick me… is that I am Romanian and half my family on my father side still lives in Transylvania. Also, it is my b-day this month(October 22), so that will be a nice gift. I also feel love Vagabond Opera. as I have always been a vagabond and moved towns and countries so many times in my life. I also think you should give me the tickets, because I never won free tickets before, especially to a good show.
    any other reason why I should get free tickets?…. because it should be my lucky day and the earth should reward me with somthing nice.

    • Vagabond Opera October 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

      Sometimes you get what you ask for..

      Congratulations Manuela,
      You won the two tickets to Vagabond Opera’s Halloween Bash!

      For the LATE night show.

      We loved your reasons. We love Romania. We love you!
      Your tickets will be held at will call.

      you MUST reply to [email protected] within 48 hours to confirm your tickets or else they will be given away.

      Thanks and see you there
      – VO

  3. kim October 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    The 30th is my sister’s birthday!!! No “family friendly” for me, the late show please!!!!

  4. Nicole October 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    I have been dying to see VO live, I hear they are amazing! Also I have a friend who would be soooo jealous if I won free tickets — and she totally deserves to feel jealous for once.

    Plus, you totally want me there. I will be appearing as vampire Snow White.

    Late show, please!

  5. Mia October 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    YES! Help me decide what I am doing this All Hallows Eve. ;)

  6. Stephi October 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    They put on a good show, and I wanna see them again! At the matinee showing!

    • Vagabond Opera October 25, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

      Hi Stephi,

      Congratulations! You won the semi-random drawing to Vagabond Opera’s Halloween matinee show!

      You will have two tickets waiting for you at will call.

      Please reply to [email protected]
      You MUST reply to confirm your tickets, or else they will be given away within 48 hours.

      Thanks and see you there!
      – Vagabond Opera

  7. Susanna October 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    Huge fan! Late show please!!!

  8. Susanna October 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    They are awesome! Late show please!

  9. George October 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    I have a Hat! I am the mad fiddler. My lady has a mask, she is the dark angel. We talk about you behind your backs, saying many nice things. We need an event worthy of our greatness. We live in Hood River. Please cho-cho- choose us.

  10. zee October 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    I’d like tickets to the late night voodoo party because I’d love to see Amanda Richards and the Hardly Hars and Groovy Wallpaper.

  11. Scott Hazle October 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Free tickets!? Tell me how. Oh, just comment like this. Fine here it is.

    • Erin October 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

      I would love the tickets to the late party because I love Vagabond Opera and Halloween is my favorite holiday…..I’m so very excited!!!!

  12. Mike October 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    I’d love the tickets for the late show!

  13. DiAnna Conda October 21, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    It would be a delight to share Halloween festivities with the Vagabond Opera. I volunteered for them in the past and they were soooooo good to their volunteers. Wonderful people make up this opera company and the added bonus is that they create amazing music! Whoever wins is indeed lucky.

  14. Ted October 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    I’d be happy to win!

  15. Philip Navarre October 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    The goolish sounds of Vagabond Opera would rock my world.

  16. Viola M Rose October 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    it’s my boyfriends first Halloween in portland and I want to impress him!!

  17. nate October 21, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    What does a vampire never order at a restaurant?
    A stake sandwich…

    What kind of streets do zombies like the best?
    Dead ends…

    Why did the Vampire subscribe to the PDX pipeline?
    He heard it had great circulation…


  18. Ari October 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    What did the lesbian vampire say to her girlfriend?

    -That was fun, see you next month

    Besides my comedic genious I think I deserve these tickets because I jewish and vagabond is mostly jewish and I’ve never seen them and I think my heritage compels me to appear at at least one of their shows

  19. erin hickman October 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    I would love to see the late night show with my boyfriend! we love going out on halloween and i have never been to a show that looks as cool as this!

  20. tiffanie October 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    My boyfriend was out of town during halloween last year and it is his favorite holiday! I would love to make this one extra special to make it up to him! Plus..we love PDXpipeline for always providing us with so make events to choose from on the weekends!!!
    Please pick us!!!!! Thanks!

  21. Stacy Giltner October 22, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    Vagabond Opera is an amazing show and at an incredible venue. I am excited to sport my Charlie Chaplin costume and this would be a great place to do it. =)

  22. Ben Hamar October 22, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    The late, late tickets to Vagabondia on the Opera car would be just fine for me and my bloodthirsty gypsy partner.

  23. Mallie October 22, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    The choosing should be of me because I am the dancing! and the opera! on the Halloween party! Yes!

  24. Matt October 22, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    i’d like to attend the late show because i take my shirt off and turn into a werewolf.

  25. Jeff H October 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    Hooray Hooray Hooray!! Either show would be great!

  26. Shoobridge October 22, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Vagabond Opera! I’m a fan! Late show, please… Thanks!

  27. Emily October 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    I would love to see Vagabond Opera both because I don’t yet have halloween plans and because I saw Gogol Bordello play just a few days ago and I am trying to see how many Klezmer/ Gypsy-esq shows I can make it to this month. Late show please!

  28. Literati October 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Of all the Halloween parties I probably won’t get to go to and of all the tickets I probably won’t win, this is my favorite! If my luck changes, I’d love tickets for the late show (I am NOT family friendly).

  29. Rob W October 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    I’d love the late show tix because that’s how I am.

  30. Eric Brown October 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    I’ve been dead all year, and want to come alive for one night to live it up!!!

  31. Susan October 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    I would love a ticket to the late night show. I saw the Vagabond Opera during the Portland Folk Music Fest and started thinking about new ideas for my ecclectic wardrobe.

  32. Jennifer October 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Get me to the interactive sacred altar; it calls me in the moonlight. Hook me up so I can tap in; drawn to the call of the enchantment. The quest has begun…tickets, please.

    • Jennifer October 22, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

      Late show…

  33. Miranda October 23, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    I would love to go to this show, because I have Halloween-y stuff planned every day/night from here to the 31st *except*, of all days, Oct. 30. LET’S MAKE IT A SPLENDID UNBROKEN STRETCH! Late show please!

  34. Meghan October 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets to the *late show* because i want to rock out on halloween AND have a chance to honor the dead on an interactive sacred altar.

  35. Keri A. October 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    This is mine and my roommates first Halloween in Portland!! We moved here last winter, and are two crazy and eclectic ladies!! Our costumes are classy and provocative and off the rocker, we would fit right in with the wonderful vagabond opera!!! Please help us celebrate our first Halloween in Portland at the craziest and most awesome event we could imagine!!

  36. Elvira October 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Vagabond Opera always puts on a great show. Would love to see them again for a late show.

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