Win Tickets ($40): Art in the Dark – Drop of a Hat w/ AWOL Dance Collective | Outdoor Circus, Food, Drinks

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Art in the Dark with AWOL Dance Collective on Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend and which night. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday August 24.

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From our sponsors at AWOL:
AWOL Art in the DarkArt in the Dark: Drop of A Hat w/ AWOL Dance Collective
Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26, 2012
8:30 p.m. (doors at 7:45) | $10-$30 | All Ages
Tickets & More Info at

Mary S. Young Park
West Linn, OR
Located on Hwy 43 (two miles north of I-205, Exit 8 or 2 miles south of Marylhurst University)

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Children of all ages! The circus is coming to town...and the trees!

Anything can happen! This old-world style circus event will have audience members sitting on the edge of their seats, hovering in the corners of their minds, and wondering why they’ve never ventured out before to see this amazing tree-topped, star-soaked, master-minded creation!

Jaws will drop with the trapeze, crowds will roar for the lion in a cage, and many memories will be made of the mime on a mop! These and many more awe-inspired acts are sure to leave a mark on imaginations of all ages for many moons to come.

A-WOL’s Art in the Dark annual performance is a fantastical, illuminated, full-length, evening production set in a unique and rare outdoor theater style setting. Transforming a dirt plot into a performance spot, each show is packed with the flavor of the Northwest and a wonderful taste of the talent this area has to offer!

Pre-purchase your tickets to save money. (Tickets at the door are $20, general admission only – if there are any left!)

Pre-show: Feel free to arrive early and purchase snacks and beverages from us or enjoy your own picnic. Doors open at 7:45.

Seating: This show takes place in a forested setting. There are three levels of seating offered, please read the descriptions carefully when purchasing tickets. If you purchase “bring your own seating” tickets, low-back chairs are “better” and will allow you a closer seat. Arrive early for best options. You can also bring a blanket or tarp if you prefer to sit on the ground.

Concessions: Snacks and beverages available for purchase. (family-friendly and adult options)

Weather: This show will happen unless it is absolutely pouring. It is fairly tree-covered. Do dress in layers as the evening can be chilly. Blankets are welcome as well.

Other notes: Smoking within 500 feet of the performance area is not allowed. Photography and/or video recording is prohibited without a press pass. Children of all ages are welcome, please monitor them closely as they MUST stay seated during the performance.

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44 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Art in the Dark – Drop of a Hat w/ AWOL Dance Collective | Outdoor Circus, Food, Drinks

  1. lisa pardini August 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    I want to see AWOL in the park Friday night please; have never seen them out-of doors. I want to see them because they are AWESOME, but unfortunately I’ve spent my entertainment funds for the month

  2. Sarah B August 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    I would be thrilled to attend on Saturday or Sunday.
    I’ve never seen AWOL in action, but hear they’re incredible

  3. Melissa August 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Sounds like a great family outing!

  4. Ola August 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    This sounds like a lot of fun and I could use some more fun this weekend! Friday night would be great though I’d take tickets for any night.

  5. Melissa August 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Friday would be a perfect night to attend!! Thanks.

    We need a family event!

  6. Andrea August 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I would loooove to take an out of town friend to THIS!! Saturday!

  7. Jonathan August 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I would like to go Saturday so I can do something nice for my girlfriend, who has been so patient while I’ve been unemployed and going back to school.

  8. Jonathan August 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I would like to go Saturday night. It would be so nice to do something nice for my girlfriend who has been so patient and supportive while I have been unemployed and going back to school.

  9. Andrea Bean August 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I’d love to win for once!

  10. Eric August 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Because you can’t beat free, and I’ve been wanting to see this show!! How about some Saturday night tickets! :)

  11. Liz August 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    I’d love to see AWOL work their magic outdoors, on Saturday night. My daughter loves taking classes/camp there, and this would make a family outing affordable.

  12. jen moody August 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    i have been wanting to go for the last couple years but have missed it. my parents will be in town and what a great thing to do with everyone! I would love to go on sunday. thanks!

  13. Kim Thompson August 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    I missed their last performance and had to give tickets to someone else. This should be amazing!!

  14. Robert August 22, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    I have friends coming to town from Phoenix and this would be great to take them to!

  15. Michelle August 22, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    I’d really like to win tickets because it’s my partner’s bday on the 24th and show he really wanted to go to sold out. This is my attempt to make up for it since I know he really enjoys art. Help a gal out! Would love tickets for Fri the 24th.

  16. Liza M August 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    sounds so beautiful! i would love a chance to see this please!

  17. DANIEL RUTH August 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm #



  18. Ashley August 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    This was be a great treat after my first week back at school! I would love to take a friend to this.

  19. Mike H August 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    We never win. We love aerial arts!

  20. Courtney Cook August 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    My husband an I have had a history of date nights to see different types of dance and I would love to surprise him with tickets to Friday nights show for our 7 year anniversary!

  21. Arica R. August 23, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    My husband and I have a love for athleticism, acrobatics, and spectacle. With tickets, we could appreciate all of these and have a date night on Friday!

  22. Cheryl August 23, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    I’m fascinated by these talented and creative performers, and would love to see them on Saturday night!

  23. Anna August 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    I would absolutely LOVE to go to Friday night’s show. It seems like every year I am out of town for the amazing event and I miss it, and I am going out of town starting Saturday, so I actually have Friday evening open to see it! I am an aerial student and love to see every circus show that Portland has to offer, but so far this one has eluded me! Thanks pdxpipeline for offering these tickets to this awesome event!

  24. Tony August 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I would love to see this!! What an amazing show!!

  25. free August 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    oh, my-yes please. i haven’t been to a good dance performance in a long time.

  26. Michele August 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    My in-laws will be coming to town that day and it seems like the perfect way to show them how interesting Portland is!

  27. April August 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    I’ve never seen AWOL perform before and I’d like to. I can attend either day.

  28. Melanie August 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I have heard AWOL is amazing and would love to see them perform. Saturday or Sunday would be preferable. Seems like an amazing show and would love to have the opportunity to see them!

  29. Csquite August 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I have never seen awol. I’m new to town and would love to attend!

  30. FRANK BYERS August 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    FIRE! (huh huh huh) FIRE!! FIRE!!!

  31. Tiger August 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    On Sunday night I’d like to go
    And see a flying circus show
    I’ll scream and clap
    and jump and flap
    Up up and leave it all below

  32. Sara Kelly August 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    What an amazing night!! We would love so so so much to go and enjoy the show!!

  33. Rebecca August 24, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    I would love to attend this. I have been training in Aerial dance for several months now and absolutely love it. I would love to attend as I’m sure I would be inspired to keep at it and maybe perform myself. I’d love to go Saturday night.

  34. Mariah August 24, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Can I win? If I made it in time :D

  35. Peter August 24, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I love this stuff! Sunday night would be fantastic.

  36. birdonit August 24, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I’d love to see this performance on Sunday! Looks incredible!

  37. Cory burnsed August 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    I adore dance, but dont get to see it often enoigh

  38. Lynne August 24, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    This sounds amazing! Would love to check it out

  39. Kelly Vance August 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Well, by golly AND gee whiz! I like art and I like trees, with free tix I’d see both of these!

  40. Jodie August 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    sounds fun.

  41. Tess June 26, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    I have been wanting to see A-WOL for years now, but as a single mother who is a full-time student and employed full-time, I have not had the time or money to go. Seeing them outside would be an incredible experience, not only for me, but for my four-year-old daughter. As my summer classes are over before the end of August, I could attend any night!

  42. Ann August 14, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    I am new to Portland from DC and a friend of mine takes classes at AWOL. My parents will be in visiting that weekend and I’d love to take them to show them how weird Portland is!! This would be the first time any of us has seen a show quite like this. Thanks for the offer!!

  43. Shelly August 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    To be perfectly honest…I was looking for something to do with the guy I’m falling in love with besides the typical dinner and movie and found this. It would be so romantic to be sitting in the park, in the dark watching beautiful movements above our heads. A memory created that neither of us would ever forget. That is if I can get tickets. Saturday night would be perfect. Thanks for reading and the opportunity =)

  44. Shelly August 23, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Have you picked a winner? I’m dying to know!

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