PQ Hump Day Free Ride: Theatre Tickets and Tasty Treats

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Looking for a way to celebrate your ancestors that doesn’t involve ringing doorbells, teenagers with pillowcases, and chocolate-induced nausea? Lucky for you, PQ Monthly is giving away two pairs of tickets to Milagro Theatre’s world premiere of RAÍZ, a celebration of Day of the Dead created by Martín Milagro. You choose which night you’d like to attend from shows through Nov. 11.

Here’s how Milagro describes the production:

Every year, the dead have been commemorated in Portland’s longest-running Día de los muertos celebration. This season, a cabal of Aztec gods, having fallen out of favor in the modern world, seek to revive their relevance by reuniting a young clown with his departed partner, Augustina. Time turns backward as we unearth the interwoven roots of pre-Hispanic customs and traditions found at the juncture of life and death. Are we but dreaming and awake only when we die? Through music, dance and legend, we explore that thin veil that separates our world from the realm of our indigenous ancestors.

Because we know you can’t give up those tasty treats entirely, we’re also giving out gift certificates to Cadillac Cafe, Cupcake Jones, and (in case Fido gets into the candy stash) K9 Dental.

But how do you win tickets? Easy! Just answer following questions, then email the answers to erin@pqmonthly.com.

Here are your questions (all the answers can be found on our website):

1. Where is OSU’s former softball coach headed next?

2. Who did Cooper Lee Bombardier tour with in the 1990s?

You have until Friday, Oct. 19 at midnight to send in your answers. One lucky winner will be selected at random from the submissions received by the deadline. We’ll announce the winner over the weekend. And…..GO!