A Magical Giveaway!

by DaniGirl on March 11, 2010 · 16 comments

in Life in Ottawa, Reviews, promotions and giveaways

It’s not too often that I get dance-around-the-house excited by blog pitches, but this one did it for me!

This week, I got an e-mail from the National Arts Centre (NAC) offering me two tickets to a special bloggers-night-out at a performance of Mysterioso: Music and Magic, a part of the CTV Pops series. Here’s the NAC’s description of the show:

Described by Johnny Carson, as “one of the classiest magic acts you’re going to see in a long time! The best I’ve seen!”, Joseph Gabriel has performed on virtually every major television variety show; for ten consecutive years in Las Vegas, and in an unprecedented 18 month Broadway run. His masterful sleight-of-hand and spectacular illusions will be in perfect harmony with our Pops Maestro Jack Everly leading the NAC Orchestra in magical orchestral gems guaranteed to leave you enchanted.

Here’s Jack Everly describing the event:

Doesn’t that sound like a wicked-fun night out? (A night out? Oh my, I simply can’t remember the last time Beloved and I had a night out. And you know what? Next Thursday, the night of the show, is the 15th anniversary of the night we met. Kismet or what?)

Even more fun, the NAC is offering special media access for photographs at the beginning of the show, and computers and wifi for tweeting before and after the show and during intermission. I love the NAC, and miss the days when we used to go there regularly. I’ve seen some fantastic shows there, from the Canadian Brass to Steven Wright to Holly Cole.

And of course, everything is more delightful when I can share it with my bloggy buddies. That’s right, I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. Yay!

Here’s the details:

  • The tickets are for the 8 pm show on Thursday March 18. Please don’t enter if you’re not sure you can attend!
  • To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me something magical — I’ll leave that to your interpretation!
  • You must leave a valid e-mail address, so I can contact you.
  • I’ll use the random number generator to choose a winner on Monday March 15 around noon.
  • The winner will pick up the tickets directly from the NAC box office.

Music! Magic!! A chance to wear grown-up shoes and lipstick! Squeeee!!!

(And, good luck!)


{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 charlene March 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Magic huh? How about after almost 19 years of marriage it’s still magic that I get butterflies when he gets home from work!?

2 Alanna March 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Hmmm… magic…. How about the fact that I and my husband have “created” 3 boys, each so different from each other and yet all ours!

3 National Arts Centre March 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Am super-excited about NAC ticket giveaway on my blog! http://bit.ly/d7l6nh /JC

4 Karen Humphrey March 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Am super-excited about NAC ticket giveaway on my blog! http://danigirl.ca/blog/2010/03/11/a-magical-giveaway/

5 Rebecca S March 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm

RT @CanadasNAC: RT @DaniGirl: Am super-excited about NAC ticket giveaway on my blog! http://bit.ly/d7l6nh /JC

6 suze March 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm

There is no better magic than my niece’s smile….

7 smothermother March 12, 2010 at 8:11 am

Squeee! Lipstick? Whoa. I sort of forgot what that feels like.

Magical? Well sort of cheesy, but when you are told that your chances of conceiving naturally were pretty slim, to go home and pee on a stick to find out you are in fact pregnant (the fun way) was pretty magical if you ask me! that or miraculous! 😉

Also, walking in the perfect silence of a snowing night in the country with a bagillion starts shinning.

8 Trista March 12, 2010 at 8:42 am

Magical…..for me, it’s the soft, heavy weight of my daughter when she rests her head on my shoulder and wraps her arms around my neck, and says “Mama” in a soft, contended voice. There’s nothing better.

9 Equal Opp Kitchen March 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

Magical…When I wake up in the morning and don’t feel tired.

10 Meghan March 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

Magical – when I see good friends going exactly the way they should career wise. Very happy for them!

11 Keren March 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

abra – kadabra ala kazem 🙂
great give away…

12 Don C March 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Music? Magic? NAC? Free tickets? It could all be yours! http://danigirl.ca/blog/2010/03/11/a-magical-giveaway/

13 Chantal M March 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Music? Magic? NAC? Free tickets? It could all be yours! http://danigirl.ca/blog/2010/03/11/a-magical-giveaway/

14 Cath March 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

magical is the way my children look at me, even when they’re just gettig over stomach flu …

lovely give away, great opportunity. thanks!

15 Julie Harrison March 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Double your chances to win! RT @DaniGirl: free tix to NAC Mysterioso on Thurs nite: http://danigirl.ca/blog/2010/03/11/a-magical-giveaway/

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