Win Tickets ($40): The Transylvanian Voodoo Ball @ Star Theater Portland | Vagabond Opera, Chervona, Costumes

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Transylvanian Voodoo Ball @ Star Theater Portland on November 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 28.

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From our sponsors:
The Transylvanian Voodoo Ball @ Star Theater PortlandVagabond Opera’s Annual Day of the Dead Bash:
The Transylvanian Voodoo Ball
November 1, 2013
Doors 8 p.m. / 9 p.m. Show | $16 ADV / $20 Doors | 21+
Tickets: or call 503-248-4700

Star Theater Portland
13 NW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-4700

On November 1st, The Star Theater raises the dead like no other place in town. Vagabond Opera presents a night of haunting music, ritual, art and the sincere honoring of those passed in their seventh annual famous Day of the Dead celebration! Whether you want to dance, party, pray, or channel your ancestors, this night is for you!

The night will feature Vagabond Opera, Russian party band Chervona and three female diva guest singers including Ashia Grzesik the Polish Witch returning from her European homeland! Also featuring belly dance by Danielle Elizabeth wandering Butoh performers, a stunning interactive altar installation dedicated to honoring the dead, a divination table and the famous costume contest with prizes! Costumes highly encouraged!

View live footage of Vagabond Opera at

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 5 singers (two operatically trained) two cellos, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, double bass and drums, the Bohemian neo-cabaret gypsy-pop 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.

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): The Transylvanian Voodoo Ball @ Star Theater Portland | Vagabond Opera, Chervona, Costumes

  1. Tamara Colpitts October 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    wow a seance… I wanna go just to be a part of that…. plus I have a killer costume I wanna show off..

    • Cassy October 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      Definitely want to win since this will be my first weekend in portland right after I move there on Sunday!

  2. Bjoern October 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    I smell garlic

  3. Gwen Gore October 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Because I have an awesome sugar skull costume and I can’t afford to go out this year, but if I could I would go to this event!

  4. Jenny October 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    I really really need to ask my recently-passed grandfather a question … is the money in the banana stand? The attic? Did you bury it in the backyard? Where the heck did you put it, grand-dad!!!

  5. Rabia Newton October 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    I should definitely win these tickets because (1) my house is haunted, and I really need some supernatural advice from beyond the grave and (2) I speak Russian and am generally Slavically obsessed.

  6. Kimi October 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    I’ve done tons of Halloween events, but never a Day of The Dead event! It’s time.

  7. Andrea October 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Bunazua. I am from Transylvania. (ahahahaha)

    Seriously though. I am.

    If you know your history, that means I’m Hungarian from Romania. My parents escaped Ceausescu’s communist regime (no, not Dracula’s regime) in 1987, 2 years before the fall of the soviet block.

    I dig Romanian new wave cinema, attend the Transylvanian film festival in NYC or London (when I was living there), adore the opera, and am planning to come in a &^%$* wicked costume of a female 70s Olympic ski ballet-er Suzy Chapstick. Yes, ski ballet was once in the Olympics. Why-oh-why did they ever take it away?!!!

    All I have now that I’m living Portland is the new Transylvanian food cart on 10th and Alder. I crave more blood!! I mean, more nostalgia for home. Seriously. I will be there in my hot pink ski ballet outfit and Romanian swear words. It’ll be great, so just pick me for the tickets ;-)


  8. Ann eddleman October 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    I would love to go!!!! :) V.O is a great band to see live!

  9. Sarah G October 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    This sounds….incredible. I would love to see it!

  10. Steven October 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Oooooh! This sounds pretty awesome!

  11. Donna October 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    This would be a great way to celebrate my birthday on November the first!! I have never been to a day of the dead celebration and this sounds fantastic!!

  12. Victoria October 25, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    So many questions for the dead.

  13. Roxy October 25, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    I am the bride of Count Dracula. Therefore, you should award the tickets to my husband and I. Ah, Ah, Ah…
    Yes, my dahling.
    Very niiiiiiiiiiiice. A night with the children of the Vagabond O’s would be sublime, along with some fresh blood for the un-dead, of course. And who better to celebrate those who have passed then those who have passed and yet remain?

  14. amy October 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    I would love to go to this! I have a great costume, and have been looking for something to do on the day of the dead.

  15. Amanda October 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Because there are mysteries. Because there are things that people are forbidden to speak about. Because there are things they do not remember.

  16. Ben October 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    The dark heart of Europe will be at the Star. Bones tremble and skin pulls free from rotten flesh… but I clamber to my feet and lurch forward because… I can do no other.

  17. Laura S. October 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    My husband and I just got married and this will be our first weekend out together since the wedding! We both LOVE Halloween and put a lot of thought into our costumes and are super looking forward to dancing our feet off and being surrounded by the coolest costumed peeps after months of very long days and no weekends. We’d love to win some tix, though, since money is tight!

  18. Jeenah H October 26, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    This sounds like a premium party!

  19. Zane October 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to see these performers for some time. What a way to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

  20. Miranda T. October 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    I’ll likely be at this whether I win tickets or not. I promise to keep all the ghosts in my heart until I can tether them to the altar.

  21. carmanda October 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Would love to get dressed up and get jiggy with the funky Chernova!!!!

  22. carl October 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    No staddibabas in this house… time to paint the face, drink the vodkas and practice our Russian accents!!!

  23. mandy October 26, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Perfect for me…. my Grandfather was from Mexico and my grandmother was from Minsk! Perfect blend of my heritage.

  24. Dana October 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Sounds like a lot of fun… Would love tickets to this

  25. Moire Faye October 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    I need a break from school work! Plus I have a killer mask I made for my Theatre class and I need to bust that bad girl out. Give a girl a break–and a TICKET!

  26. Nicole October 28, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    I would love to win these txs because it is the perfect gift for my husband whose birthday is on the Day of the Dead! He didn’t want to do anything last year (big number :) ) but he’s game to celebrate this year!

  27. andrew rodman October 30, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    I need to see this. My great grandfather was from Transylvania. I have a deep itch that needs scratching!

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