Oddball at Real Art Ways – Giveaway!

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This Saturday 10/26 I will be attending the Halloween event of the season – the 2013 Oddball at Real Art Ways in Hartford! Ticket proceeds will benefit Real Art Ways, an art organization that shows independent films, commissions public projects, and puts on other live and visual arts based events. This is the fifth year of the masquerade ball featuring “tricked-out art galleries, eerie photo opps, and outrageous tunes”. Doors open at 8PM!

The $65 ticket includes a specialty Absolut cocktail and food from some of the area’s best restaurantsMax’s Oyster Bar, ON20, Pond House Grille, Firebox, and Republic. Trust me, their food is good…I’ve been to all of them except ON20, but given all the awards they win and the fact that one of my favorite mixologists Brent Bushong is now in charge of their bar food and cocktail menu, I’m comfortable saying they’ll have some delicious offerings.

I actually had dinner at Pond House Grille on Saturday night. They’re doing all-hours happy hour food right now – buy 1, get 1 for a penny. These are the Gorgonzola sweet potatoes and crab cake croquettes. I enjoyed both, ESPECIALLY the sweet potatoes.

There will also be a cash bar, and a costume contest at 10PM. If you want to just come take advantage of the DJ and dance the night away, starting at 11PM they will be honoring $25 dance-only tickets. I like that this event is giving that option for those that may not be able to shell out the cash for the higher price point – though man, that food will be WORTH IT.

Another Pond House Grille treat from Saturday night – a custom-made cheese plate from the restaurant’s amazing Chef Jordan Stein!

And since this is a benefit, $50 of the full-price ticket or $10 of the just-dance ticket is tax-deductible. Featured artists will include Anne Cubberly, Michael Galvin, Tao LaBossiere, Jen Viola, and Lourdes Correa-Carlo. Music provided by DJ Cajar and Girls Like Bass!

A group shot from last year's event...I spy my girl crush Chion Wolf!

A group shot from last year’s event…I spy my girl crush Chion Wolf in the upper right! (Source)

Ticket Giveaway!

If you want the chance to attend the Oddball this Saturday and have two free tickets waiting for you at will-call, your chance is here! Real Art Ways is giving one Cait Plus Ate reader a pair of tickets to this fantastic event. Entries will be accepted until this Wednesday 10/23 at 11:59PM EST. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry or your multiple entries won’t count! To enter you can:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what part of the Oddball makes you the most psyched! (mandatory)
  2. Follow @RealArtWays on Twitter and comment here saying you did.
  3. Follow @CaitPlusAte on Twitter and comment here saying you did.
  4. Tweet “I entered to win @RealArtWays #OddballHalloween tickets through @CaitPlusAte! http://caitplusate.com/?p=11131” and comment here with the link to the tweet.
  5. Like Real Art Ways on Facebook and comment here saying you did.
  6. Like Cait Plus Ate on Facebook and comment here saying you did.

So many ways to enter…good luck to all you oddballs and if you don’t win, I advise you to seriously consider purchasing a ticket for a great time AND cause!

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