Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Countdown to a Quirky Valentine's Day: All Need Love Festival

You may not like the Hallmark-ified version of Valentine's Day that we celebrate today, but I think everyone can agree that we could use a few more days out of the year dedicated to celebrating love.

The Field Museum has created an evening of love, art and culture called the All Need Love Festival. This one-night event features five stages worth of performers and speakers, including musicians from around the world, percussionists, DJs, distinguished mentalists and even the Second City cast. Event attendees can wander through the various rooms and activities and even take in the museum exhibits.

If you're a single guy or gal, be sure to make it over to the Zodiac Room for a mix and mingle event where you can actually use the pick-up line "so what's your sign?". With the help of a few lively MCs, hopefully you'll find your steller match. (You have to pre-register for this event, and cost is included in the admission fee.)

This event is a bit pricy, but I definitely think it's worth it for all that you get:
General Admission: $115 - Entrance to 12 museum exhibits, unlimited martinis from the 7 martini bars located throughout the event, admission to all five performance stages and a raffle ticket.
VIP Admission: $175 - Entrance to 15 museum exhibits, unlimited martinis, access to the VIP open bar area, priority seating for all performances, dedicated coat check, access to two hors d’oeuvres/dessert stations, raffle ticket and a $55 gift voucher from Lester Lampert.
Gold VIP Admission: Unless you already bought tickets, this option is no longer available. (Which sucks because it included a really yummy looking candlelit dinner.)

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door, so be sure to purchase your tickets ASAP!

I love fancy museum events!

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