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Our Voices, Ourselves: Today Is International Women's Day

Growing rapidly from its roots in the early 1900s, International Women's Day has become an annual, global celebration of the accomplishments of women. Originally called International Working Women's Day, celebrated in the US for the first time in 1909...

March 08, 2012 3:04 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, March 9 | Emerald City - Triggered by a conversation between playwright SP Mi...

March 08, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, March 9 I Bow & Sparrow presents Helos  This cabaret style circus showcas...

March 08, 2012 9:05 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Chicago area. Check back every Wednesday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, March 7 to Saturday, March 17 I Devil May Care  Written by Northweste...

March 07, 2012 10:35 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Friday, March 09 I This is Johnny Woo The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton  London's 'Tranny Superstar' (TIME OUT) and undisputed king of parties presents an intimate evening of performance. Having recently celebrated 10 yrs in the business of alte...

March 07, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday...

March 06, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Two Great Film Festivals Happening This Week!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Time to start planning your activities for this week. If you're in or near Los Angeles or Ohama, Nebraska and love independent film, then you're in luck. On Wednesday, March 7 the Omaha Fi...

March 05, 2012 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! March 5 | OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) & OSS 117: Lost in Rio (200...

March 05, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

March Madness - Roller Derby Style!

I know, I know. When you hear March Madness, you usually thinks of basketball but judging by the sheer number of roller derby events we got going on just in the first few weeks of March, I think that's going to change. There's derby bouts going on eve...

March 02, 2012 12:47 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, March 3 I ShakesBEER - NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl  ShakesBE...

March 02, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

"If you'd never been born, then you might be an Isn't! An Isn't has no fun at all. No, he disn't." - Dr. Seuss Tomorrow, March 2nd, would have been Theodor Geisel, or Dr. Seuss's, 108th birthday. Though Geisel died in 1991, he still manage...

March 01, 2012 1:48 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, March 1 | Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 - C...

March 01, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starts Friday, March 2 I Steel Magnolias  The action is set in Truvy's beauty sal...

March 01, 2012 10:08 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

One Step At A Time. BPT's Featured Non-Profit: Sole Hope

Recently on Twitter I discovered a new organization called Sole Hope (@SoleHope). Their mission: to create jobs and shoes for those in need. It all started with this YouTube video (warning: watch this video with a strong stomach) which shows voluntee...

February 29, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Chicago area. Check back every Wednesday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, March 1 I Fulton Street Sessions  TUTA present's Fulton Street Sessio...

February 29, 2012 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Friday, March 02 The Jitterbug - Volume V The Black Cherry Lounge, Nottingham  Get ready ladies and gentleman, as the Jitterbug is back for its fifth instalment. They will be taking over the Black Cherry Lounge to bring you their hugely succ...

February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Le Festival du Bois - Discover the largest francophone festival in the Northwest

Chances are you have never heard of Maillardville, a small but vibrant community in the city of Coquitlam near Vancouver, BC. Maillardville celebrated its 100th birthday in 2009 and is well-known to the locals for being the largest francophone communi...

February 28, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday,...

February 28, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! February 27 (and Wednesday, February 29) | THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-19...

February 27, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

I Scream, You Scream!: Ice Cream Across America

As February winds to a close, it's time to plan for the most wonderful time of the year: ice cream season. Unlike the winter months, where the only advantage to eating ice cream is that it is delicious (which is really the main draw, let's be real), s...

February 24, 2012 5:07 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, February 24 I Jack Dishel: Party of One  Jack Dishel is best kno...

February 24, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Cal's Recommended Oscar Events!

Are you serious about the films nominated for Oscars? Or are you more into the glitz and glamor of the party? Either way, we have some great events happening all over the country for you to check out! For those who are in it for the films...

February 23, 2012 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, February 24 | Proof - Catherine's father, a well-regarded mathematician and...

February 23, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (3) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starts TONIGHT! February 23 I The Zoo Story  This one-act play concerns two chara...

February 23, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Dance Your Brass Off!

Who doesn't love a brass band? The horns, the drums, the crash of the cymbals. In most parts of the world brass bands are THE preferred party music for weddings, festivals, baptisms, and pretty much anything you'd want to throw a party for. If...

February 22, 2012 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, February 23 I Winter Indulgence 2012  Winter Indulgence is finally here!...

February 22, 2012 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, February 24 Itsy Presents: Kabarett The Voodoo Room, Edinburgh  Itsy returns with...

February 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Relocating to France: myth versus reality

Many Americans, lured by images of the French joie de vivre, dream at one point or another in their lives of spending extended periods of time in France. Be it for their studies, for work or even to retire. What most are unaware of, though, are the in...

February 21, 2012 2:10 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, ...

February 21, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

February is Black History Month!

n the United States, February is when  Black History Month is celebrated in recognition of the incredible contributions African-Americans have made to American history and culture. The holiday began as a week-long celebration established by histo...

February 20, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! February 20 | CONNECTIONS - Women Inventing Theatre III - Write Act Re...

February 20, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Get Your Mardi Gras On!

Fat Tuesday is next week so it's time to start making your Mardi Gras plans. Of course, we all wish we could be in New Orleans but for some of us that's just not in the cards. Don't fear. There's tons of killer events around the country that a...

February 17, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, February 17 I CJ CHENIER & THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND  ...

February 17, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Producer: Kevin Sur from Artist Home

Kevin Sur is the co-founder of Artist Home, a Seattle-based booking agency that's been making waves in the Northwest music scene with their unique approach to event production. He is also the talent buyer for the Columbia City Theater , a beautiful an...

February 16, 2012 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Thursday, February 16 I WXPFL Pencil Fighting Championships at the ReBar!&nb...

February 16, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Thursday, February 16 to Saturday, February 18 I Election Day  The Happy...

February 16, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival!

The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is underway. This amazing festival, which runs through Sunday, February 26th is one to not be missed. Eleven internationally-acclaimed feature films, many of which are making their Arizona debuts, offer a weal...

February 15, 2012 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 I Crowded House: An Explosion of The Wint...

February 15, 2012 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, February 17 SOUNDkitchen's 1st Birthday! Ort. artist and community cafe, Birmingham&nb...

February 15, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Bill's Show of the Week: Jason Charles Miller, Scattered Hamlet and Bradley Fish in Madison

Wednesday night at The Frequency in Madison, Wisconsin, three great acts Jason Charles Miller, Scattered Hamlet and Madison's own Bradley Fish are coming together to put on a good ol' fashioned rock show. I highly recommend that all fans of true down-...

February 14, 2012 2:24 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday,...

February 14, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Jean-François Porchez, The Famous Stranger

It is virtually impossible for Jean-François Porchez, to walk across Paris without seeing signs of his work. In fact, anyone walking through Paris sees his work, the only difference is that the general public walks the city oblivious to the sign...

February 13, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! February 13 | ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004) & ...

February 13, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

2012 Valentine's Day Events for Lovers, Haters and Ragers!

Valentine's Day is almost upon us and it's probably time to start making plans for the most romantic of all holidays. Whether you think it's a phony, Hallmark holiday or see it as a genuine opportunity to show that special someone how you feel about t...

February 10, 2012 1:01 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, February 10 I Goldie and The Hawns Presents: Boneless! A monthly dose...

February 10, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

New To Me: Pianorquestra

Music Doer Bill presents a new feature to the blog, "New To Me" where he highlights great music that he discovers in his travels as Brown Paper Ticket's Music Doer. This week he highlights Pianorquestra from Brazil. I was contacted by the management...

February 09, 2012 1:29 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, February 11 | THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS BY A. WOLF - Think you kn...

February 09, 2012 12:28 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, February 10 I BIG RED DOOR & Other Stories  Urbanity presents six works, ...

February 09, 2012 7:03 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Feel the Love This Friday!

Northwest Lovefest began in the same Seattle neighborhood as the Brown Paper Tickets flagship office. It's a community-based music and arts festival that began in 2010. What originally started as a celebration of the artistic talent residing i...

February 08, 2012 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, February 9 I DIEGO AMADOR TRIO  Diego Amador is an acclaimed flamenco si...

February 08, 2012 11:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, February 10 Gutter Lane: Sugar and Spice Winters Delight Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh &nbs...

February 08, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Always-Surreal Crispin Hellion Glover in Atlanta!

Crispin Glover has a reputation for being a little, shall we say, odd. Most people know him for his role in the 80s classic Back to the Future in the role of George McFly, but since then, Glover has shown a penchant for playing eccentrics and oddballs...

February 07, 2012 2:39 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday,...

February 07, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy 67th Birthday Bob Marley! We Miss You.

Today, on what would have been his 67th birthday, we pay tribute to the great Bob Marley. Marley, sadly passed away in 1981 at the much-too-young age of thirty-six, but he still manages to have an impact and cultural presence today, thirty-o...

February 06, 2012 1:53 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, February 6 | HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS & *BATTERIES NOT INCLU...

February 06, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

You Don't Need a Bowl For It To Be Super

Super def. 1. of high grade or quality. Bowl def. 1. a concave usually nearly hemispherical vessel. So maybe you wanna go to a quality tailgate party or maybe you wanna eat a high grade hemispherical vessel of chili and drink some domestic beer. Musi...

February 03, 2012 3:11 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, February 3 I Blacks in Experimental Film: Lost & Forgotten Images of ...

February 03, 2012 8:18 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, February 2 | Fleurs d'Egypte Dance Co. presents LUSH - Seattle's premier int...

February 02, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, February 3 to Tuesday, February 14 I Unlucky in Love  Unlucky in Love t...

February 02, 2012 9:30 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

R.I.P. Don Cornelius

"... and you can bet your last money, it's all gonna be a stone gas, honey! I'm Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!" Those words closed every episode of a show that many of us soul and r&b fans grew up...

February 01, 2012 3:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starts Thursday, February 2 I PETER PAN'S SHADOW PART ONE: NEVERLAND  Dream Theatr...

February 01, 2012 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, February 02 Comedy@ The Jam Jar The Jam Jar, Dunfermline  A top night of com...

February 01, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Non-Profit: Kiva

As you probably know, Brown Paper Tickets is a ticketing company. We sell tickets all over the world to events and have an unbelievable list (in my opinion) of free services and tools for event producers to put their events together. What ...

January 31, 2012 2:18 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday,...

January 31, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Who You Gonna Call, Los Angeles?

Tonight! Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, January 31  Ghostbusters (1984) & Groundhog Day (1993) (double feature) at New Beverly Cinema A Bill Murray double bill! GHOSTBUSTERS 1984, USA, 105 minutes, 35mm, Sony Pictures Repe...

January 30, 2012 2:27 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tuesday, January 31 | Dough for the Oven Fundraiser - Eat cookies for community imp...

January 30, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Resolution Month's Almost Over...Get Out & Enjoy Some Craft Beer!

We're nearing the end of "resolution month" when everyone starts hitting the gym, watching what they eat and curbing their alcohol consumption in an attempt to feel healthier and rejuvenated after the excess that is the holidays. As a result, we're st...

January 27, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, January 27 I Pizza Man  Julie and Alice are at their wits end. E...

January 27, 2012 10:17 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, January 26 | Elissa Ball and Artist Home Presents: Substance (Comedy, Poetry...

January 26, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, January 27 I Jonny McGovern "Gayest of All Time"  Jonny McGovern, GLBT co...

January 26, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Two Tributes to the Incomparable Etta James

Most of you know that the great Soul/Blues singer Etta James died last week. Today, what would have been her 74th birthday, gives us the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to one of the great voices of our time. As a singer, I can't understate ho...

January 25, 2012 3:17 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets for New Years Eve in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Wednesday, January 25 I Robert Burns Night  Come celebr...

January 25, 2012 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, January 26  Future Shorts Festival The Vibe Bar - London  Ninety minut...

January 25, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Experience Truly Independent Cinema at Slamdance!

As everyone involved in the independent film industry knows, the Sundance Film Festival is going on in Park City, Utah as we speak. Sundance is a showcase for new works from filmmakers all over the world and has brought attention to modern-day cin...

January 24, 2012 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Here are this week's hot tickets in the San Francisco area. Check back every Tuesday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, January 25 | The Last Crop - The Last Crop tells the story of Jeff an...

January 24, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Birthday To The Late, Great Django Reinhardt!

Today, in 1910, a guitar legend was born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium, to a family of Manouche gypsies. Though born with the first name Jean, he was given the nickname "Django" which means "I Awake" in the Romani language. Django Reinh...

January 23, 2012 2:24 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, January 26 | Dina Martina: Moribund - Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns...

January 23, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

DIY Gig Poster Contest Winners: Netherwood!

Congratulations to the winners of our Do It Yourself Gig Poster contest: Netherwood, hailing from Orlando, Florida. They rallied their fans and got more votes than any of the other contestants. As a result, they have won a full day of in-person consul...

January 20, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, January 20 I ABBIE  Abbie Hoffman embodies the Sixties like no o...

January 20, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

DIY Gig Poster Contest Runner-Up: Inside Outlaws

The second place runner-up for our DIY Gig Poster contest hails from right here in Brown Paper Ticket's home of the Pacific Northwest. They are Inside Outlaws from Woodinville, Washington and they specialize in covers of the best classic rock. So, we'...

January 19, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, January 20 | A Cro-Magnon Pictures Retrospective - A selection of films f...

January 19, 2012 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, January 20 I An Evening with Fellswater  Fellswater plays a wide range of...

January 19, 2012 11:15 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Sell More Tickets On Twitter: Five Ways to Turn Followers into Ticket Buyers

You know you can use social media to sell tickets online. If only you knew how It's easy! Here are five simple things you can do to turn your Twitter followers into ticket buyers. This post was first published in the Brown Paper Tickets newsletter. G...

January 19, 2012 9:05 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

DIY Gig Poster Contest Runner-Up: Leche De Tigre

Leche de Tigre loves playing theaters where the crowd has space to get up and dance and this Hawaiian Latin Gypsy funk band definitely knows how to get people on their feet. The 8-piece group originated in 2009 in Kona, Hawaii. Blending Car...

January 18, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets for New Years Eve in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, January 19 I Dinner at Floriole Featuring Greg Hall of Virt...

January 18, 2012 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, January 20 Identity Parade: The Deadly Winters, Paul Gilbody & Steve Heron The Village...

January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Use Media Alerts to Publicize Your Events!

Every two weeks on Wednesday we send out our Event Success Newsletter to subscribers offering unique, one-of-a-kind advice on how to host successful events. This week we're offering our blog readers a sneak peak at tomorrow's newsletter. Make...

January 17, 2012 1:31 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Here are this week's hot tickets in the San Francisco area. Check back every Tuesday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, January 18 | The Business: Attack of the Killer Tobe-Natos! - Joe Tob...

January 17, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Land Before Goth Rock - 45 Grave Are Back Again!

Before the terms Goth Rock, Death Rock or Horror Punk were popular, 45 Grave were spreading their eerie horror-movie-punk sounds around the scene. Based in Southern California, their heyday was 1979-1985 and I remember seeing them countless times, alw...

January 16, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, January 14 | TV Tuesday presents The Other Glass Teat: More of Harlan Ell...

January 16, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

A Smörgåsbord of Wintertime Burrr-lesque!

Word on the street here in Seattle is that snow is coming by the end of the weekend. That means it's going to chilly here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Sounds like the real winter is on its way nationwide so why not get out and enjoy some live e...

January 13, 2012 1:42 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 I Zlatne Uste Golden Festival&nbs...

January 13, 2012 9:01 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Portland - Celebrate the Old New Year with Chervona!

Yeah, we know, New Year's is over but in Russia, January 14th marks The Old New Year, an informal traditional Slavic Orthodox holiday. The Russian Old New Year celebrates the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar which the Russia...

January 12, 2012 2:50 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, January 13 | Intermediate Leather Mask Making Workshop at Equinox Studios -...

January 12, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Thursday, January 12 I ThIStHaT ShoW no.4 and no.5  Daniel McCusker Danc...

January 12, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets for the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starts Wednesday, January 11 I I Am Saying This Right Now  The mysteries of memor...

January 11, 2012 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Here are this week's hot tickets in the San Francisco area. Check back every Tuesday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, January 11 I Underground Sound  When's the last time a new music...

January 10, 2012 2:10 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Doo-Wop Hero Fred Milano Dies at 72

Singer Songwriter Jonny Meyers, who grew up in Queens listening, imitating and eventually becoming friends with members of The Belmonts, put this together and sent it to me to put in the Brown Paper Tickets blog. I agree that Mr. Milano is a...

January 09, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, January 4 | Monday Night Tease! presents "Laugh-In" - Join Los Angeles' lo...

January 09, 2012 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The FCC Demonstrates There's Room for More LPFMs on the Airwaves in New Report

On Thursday, January 5th, The Federal Communications Commission released a report confirming that the presence of low power FM stations (LPFM) do not impact the advertising or audience of full power FM radio stations. Currently there are 838 LPFM sta...

January 09, 2012 10:30 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Maker Doer Tamara Clammer: In With the New

Hello, I'm Tamara Clammer Brown Paper Ticket's Maker Doer. I'm a leatherworker, specializing in wearable art masks and hand sewn leather cases. I'm a self-proclaimed 'hand tools type.' I never expected that I would use 3D or laser technolo...

January 06, 2012 3:24 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, January 6 I Beer School: Taste the draft and learn the craft  Cl...

January 06, 2012 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, January 6 | Sound on the Sound Presents: The Torn ACL's, Horrace Picket, an...

January 05, 2012 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, January 6I Copenhagen by Michael Frayn  In the fall of 1941, German atomi...

January 05, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Rollin' Into 2012! January's Featured Derby Events

Roller Derby had a great year in 2011. The derby community had its first international competition at the Derby World Cup last month and the sport continues to grow and expand. You see more men's leagues and banked track derby than you did this time l...

January 04, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets for New Years Eve in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, January 7 I Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Showcase featuring...

January 04, 2012 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

New York: Have A Drink On Us!

Now that the Holidays are over and the new year has begun, why not come out to Brooklyn & meet me, AJ Andrews, your local NYC Brown Paper Tickets representative? I'm hosting our next producer "Meet & Greet" in New York tomorrow at Brookl...

January 03, 2012 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Here are this week's hot tickets in the San Francisco area. Check back every Tuesday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, January 4 I The Two-Character Play by Tennessee Williams  Willia...

January 03, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Music for the End of the World!

Happy New Year everybody! Hope you had a good one. Now that you've all recovered from your holiday merriment, it's time to get out there and start partying like it's 2012. I mean, if you believe the Mayan calendar, this could be our last year on earth...

January 02, 2012 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, January 4 | Into the Abyss (2011) & Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred...

January 02, 2012 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Ring In the New Year Right! Our Recommended New Year's Events

Now that you've all recovered from the holiday madness of last weekend, it's time to start planning for your New Year's Eve. We scoured our list of New Year's events and picked out some choice events that aren't sold out and are sure to appeal to a la...

December 30, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York - New Year's Eve Edition!

Welcome to our special New Year's Eve edition of Hot Tickets for the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. NEW YEARS EVE! Saturday, December 31 I Crema Unplugged Co...

December 30, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, December 30 | Pierced Arrows, Don't (Ex-Wipers), Dude York and guests - Too...

December 29, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, December 30 I The Dress Up Show  Join hosts Bethany Van Delft and Erin Ju...

December 29, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago - New Years Eve Edition!

Here are this week's Hot Tickets for New Years Eve in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, January 31 I New Year's Eve at Las Tablas Irving Park and N...

December 28, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Bill's Top Ten Musical Discoveries of 2011

Our music Doer Bill Geoghegan knows his music. He's been making music since the early 80s, runs his own record label and plays in a number of ska/reggae bands. His work as a musician and as a doer for Brown Paper Tickets has him out on the ro...

December 27, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Here are this week's hot tickets in the San Francisco area. Check back every Tuesday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, December 27 | Yes Sweet Can!: Who says a garbage can is trash? Who says...

December 27, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

A Gift for You - The 2011 BPT Holiday Mixtape!

The holidays are upon us. I suppose most of you are either off work or heading out early to spend time with your families. There's not a whole lot going on as far as events go, so we decided to send you all off with a little holiday mixtape ...

December 23, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Thursday, December 22 I Bing Faithful's Very Merry Nondenominational Holiday ...

December 23, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious On Roller Derby's Meteoric Rise

The Brown Paper Tickets office is still buzzing about the Roller Derby World Cup that was held in Toronto earlier this month. One can't understate the significance it had to the derby community. The event was the first international gathering of derby...

December 22, 2011 3:07 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, December 23 | Pottery Northwest Annual Show and Sale -  Pottery Northw...

December 22, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Thursday, December 22 I The Thursday Show with Nate Johnson  Nate Johnso...

December 22, 2011 8:39 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Holiday Concerts Even Humbugs Will Love!

Love music? Got family in town? Holiday concerts are happening all over the country this week and we got tickets for quite a few of them, regardless of your musical tastes. Hate holiday music? No problem! We got something for you. How about...

December 21, 2011 10:32 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Chicago area. Check back every Monday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Wednesday, December 21 I Comedians You Should Know @ Timothy O'Toole's  C...

December 21, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Spark Change: Pay it Forward

When I think about how ordinary people can change the world, I think about the many little things we could do to make a difference. I'm not talking about donating your life savings or taking a year off from work to devote yourself to starving children...

December 20, 2011 2:41 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Here are this week's hot tickets in the San Francisco area. Check back every Tuesday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TOMORROW, December 21 | TransportedSF Winter Solstice Celebration:  Winter ...

December 20, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy 168th Birthday to Dickens' Christmas Carol!

Charles Dickens' holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" was first published on this day in 1843. We celebrate the story's 168th birthday today! Dickens wrote the book during the early Victorian era when England was experiencing a renewed interest in forg...

December 19, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week's Hot Tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tuesday, December 20 | BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) & SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (1984) (...

December 19, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Non-Profit: Locks of Love

In the spirit of giving this holiday season I challenge you to find a gift in which you don't receive anything in return (except maybe a warm fuzzy feeling inside). Think of a way you can volunteer your time at a soup kitchen, wrap present...

December 16, 2011 11:56 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, Decemb...

December 16, 2011 9:01 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!

Anyone that spent any time as a child in the eighties will certainly know which film I'm referencing in the title of this blog. It's what everyone told nine-year-old Ralphie Parker whenever he mentioned what he wanted for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun...

December 15, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight! | An Improvised Ch...

December 15, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, December 17 I...

December 15, 2011 9:15 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Resident Roller Girl Re-Caps the Derby World Cup in Toronto!

Earlier this month our resident roller girl Michelle Sunnyday (aka Sunny Wytha Chansapain - 100% of the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds)  attended the inaugural Derby World Cup. This was a historical event for the derby community with teams from...

December 14, 2011 2:29 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

December 14, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

West Hollywood: Peter Mac Brings Garland Back For the Holidays!

Good news West Hollywood! Judy is back, just for the holidays. Female impersonator Peter Mac is bringing his spot-on impersonation of everyone's favorite diva to the stage for four nights this week in "The Judy Garland Christmas Special Liv...

December 13, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TOMORROW,...

December 13, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

New York: How Can I Help You?

I've worked for Brown Paper Tickets for about 2 years now, It's a great place to work and I'm glad to be a part of this team. We ticket so many different types of events, sometimes it's hard to keep track of all the diversity! Personally, I've helped...

December 12, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, Decem...

December 12, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Have Yourself A Campy Little Christmas!

We are ticketing holiday events galore this month and I've been trying to suggest events that offer something a little bit different than the usual fare. We know you've seen "It's A Wonderful Life" a thousand times, so how about mixing it...

December 09, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Friday, Decemb...

December 09, 2011 9:21 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Crumpet the Elf Comes To Your Town!

"The Santaland Diaries" by comedian, author, writer and radio personality David Sedaris has become a modern holiday classic. Sedaris first read his hilarious essay on working as a Macy's holiday elf on NPR on December 23, 1992 and it prov...

December 08, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight! | Pioneer Square's...

December 08, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, December 9 I 2n...

December 08, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Burlesque for the Holidays!

Baby, it's cold outside. And what better way to get your blood pumping on these chilly winter nights than to take in a little burlesque? Burlesque troupes across the country are putting on holiday-themed events for those of you that can't be bothered ...

December 07, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

December 07, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Theatre/Education Doer Colleen Embarks On A New Project

Hello! I am the Theater/Education Doer. I am presently working on a new project that will allow young people to tell their personal stories on the stage via art, poetry/prose, song, physical enactment, etc. Here is the extended version of my mission: ...

December 06, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tuesday, ...

December 06, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Repeal Day! Prohibition-style Events To Bring Out Your Inner Flapper

Seventy-eight years ago today, prohibition, the national ban on the sale, production and transportation of alcohol that was in place from 1920 to 1933, was repealed. Thus making today "Repeal Day." Over the last few years we've seen a resur...

December 05, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tuesday, Decembe...

December 05, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Spreading Good Karma in the UK

We are spreading some Good Karma in the UK. With Christmas on the horizon no doubt you will find yourself in town more often. Which means more parking, and while you spend more time in shops trying to figure out what to get your loved ones...

December 02, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Fr...

December 02, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, December 2 | 2011 W...

December 01, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, December 2 I LO...

December 01, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

See It First for Less: The Nutcracker Opens in Bellevue on Friday, December 9th!

Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed so it's time to start making those holiday plans with the family. Nothing says Christmas more than The Nutcracker and here in the Pacific Northwest, International Ballet Th...

November 30, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

November 30, 2011 10:03 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Get Moving with BPT's Featured Non-Profit - Girls On The Run

If you're a runner, you know the powerful effect running can have on a person. Not only is running physically beneficial, it can help you mentally as well. Tired? Having a bad day? Frustrated by something?Need to get out of the house? Work ...

November 29, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tuesday, ...

November 29, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Graeme Interviews Podcaster Jesse Thorn in London

Recently I was lucky enough to meet up with America's radio sweetheart Jesse Thorn. Jesse was in London to do his talk Make Your Thing, which is "a crash course in independent thing-making in the internet age" Over the past ten years, Jesse Thorn has...

November 28, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, Novem...

November 28, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Shop Local This Holiday Season

With the dawn of Black Friday, the rush of the holiday season has begun. While you're dropping all that cash, why not support your neighbors' businesses and your local economy? These events showcase small stores, local designers, and shopping on a mic...

November 25, 2011 5:43 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, November 26 I...

November 25, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, November 25 I T...

November 25, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, November 25 | Dina ...

November 24, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Thanksgiving Day Events: Or, Six Excuses to Scram Early

So, we've posted about what's going on before Thanksgiving but what about the actual day of Thanksgiving? We know that some of you out there might not have plans with the family or may be looking for an excuse to cut out early instead of l...

November 23, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

November 23, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, N...

November 22, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving!

Most of you are settling into Monday, knowing you only have a half week's worth of work before you can gorge yourself with food and drink on Thursday. Have you made plans for Wednesday night? Wednesday is Thanksgiving Eve and we got a t...

November 21, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, November...

November 21, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Supplement the Turkey Coma with a Side of Derby

The holidays are almost upon us and what better way to celebrate the holidays than taking the family to see your local roller derby league? We got tons of holiday themed derby events, some fundraisers, some training events and of course, lots of bouts...

November 18, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! I Movember LIV...

November 18, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Hard Life of François Sagat

Life is not a performance ! This weekend we are ticketing four events at Museum of Arts and Design in New York City involving French adult film star François Sagat. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to meet Sagat who was in Seattle promoting hi...

November 17, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, November 18 | GIANT...

November 17, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight through Saturda...

November 17, 2011 9:20 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Music Picks for this Week: Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog & Mary Gauthier

We're ticketing a couple great shows of some truly unique performers this coming weekend and I wanted to give you all a heads up so that, if you're in the area, you can check out something a little out of the ordinary. The first of these unique perfo...

November 16, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

November 16, 2011 8:53 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

The Francophiles out there will know this, but for the uninitiated this Thursday is Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France. It is a vin de primeur which means that it'...

November 15, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

TODAY | Learning from the Netherlands, Part II: Amsterdam's Bike-Friendly Streetscapes: Join Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, David Chiu, Board of Supervisor's President, and Bart Van Bolhuis, Consul General for ...

November 15, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Atlanta - Hear Harry Belafonte Speak This Wednesday!

You're in luck Atlanta! This Wednesday, American icon Harry Belafonte will be appearing at the Carter Center to discuss his incredible life. Want a little preview? Here you go. Harry was born in Harlem in 1927 and from the ages of 5 until 13...

November 14, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

TONIGHT, November 14 | HUMAN ZOO (2009) & ANGEL-A (2005): The U.S. premiere of Human Zoo! Director Rie Rasmussen is scheduled to appear in person after every screening for a Q&A. Program will also include a screening of Rie Rasmussen's short film Thin...

November 14, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

A Brief History of Veterans Day

Don't let all the hype about 11/11/11 deter you from the fact that today is Veterans Day. This is the day that you should reach out to all the veterans that you know and thank them for their service. Often times these men and women don't receive ...

November 11, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, November 11 | ...

November 11, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum!

"Cabaret" the musical had its Broadway debut at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 20, 1966. The show opened to rave reviews and became such a hit that it inspired a 1972 film and countless productions across the globe. It won the 1966 Tony Awa...

November 10, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, November 11 I An Ev...

November 10, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, November 10, ...

November 10, 2011 9:07 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Thursday, November 10 I Cupcakes & Cocktails - This evening will feature cupcakes prepared by Blue Sky's staff, paired with custom cocktails created and poured by expert mixologists from the U.S. Bartenders Guild.  Guests can also enjoy beer, win...

November 09, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Italian Wines for Fall Nights!

Nothing is better than a nice glass of wine after a delicious meal. I personally prefer Italian wines and that's why 18 Reason's Italian Reds for Fall with Oliver McCrum caught my eye. I spent much of my 20s and early 30s waiting tables in Italian re...

November 08, 2011 2:26 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TODAY thr...

November 08, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, November...

November 07, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Brown Paper Tickets, the American company that could be French!

Caroline Planque from our International Outreach Department, recently visited her homeland of France and spread the good word of Brown Paper Tickets to some of the hip and happening folks in the Parisian arts scene. She found that many Parisians were ...

November 04, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Bay Area: Scary Cow Film Festival at the Castro Theater Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, is the Scary Cow Film Festival in San Francisco. What is a Scary Cow Film Festival you ask? Well, it's not a festival dedicated to horror films with bovine killers, although that does sound interesting. No, Scary Cow is a film co-op out of t...

November 04, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, November - spur...

November 04, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Wannabe Rock Stars Walk New Path to Stardom

Is the rise to rock star still the same? In this digital world, must upcoming musicians walk the traditional path of improving their art, signing with a label and touring in order to reach commercial and critical success? Nope. Not at all. It's a who...

November 03, 2011 1:46 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! | Drunk Puppet Nit...

November 03, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starts Thursday, Novemb...

November 03, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Quidditch: Not Just for Witches and Wizards

Ah, Quidditch. The old pastime of the sporting wizard or witch. Only recently has this magical sport come to our attention through J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Athletes take flight on their broomsticks, trying to launch the Quaffle (the main ba...

November 02, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

November 02, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Radio Doer Sabrina - Defend Public Media!

As the Radio Doer here at Brown Paper Tickets, it's essential that I advocate for public media. Therefore, in response to the recent threats on public media funding, I sent this letter to the editor of the Seattle Times expressing my concerns: In my ...

November 01, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday,...

November 01, 2011 11:39 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Non-Profit: The Ladybug Project

Fresh out of school, with a dream to change the world, biologist Kim Reuter found herself on a plane to Equatorial Guinea; a country, according to Lonely Planet, "that is usually relegated to live under the staple in map books."  After a...

October 31, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Island ...

October 31, 2011 12:13 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Halloween In Your 'Hood This Weekend!

Halloween is upon us! It's on a Monday this year so there's a bunch of events going on this weekend. Although, if you're a true lover of Halloween, you'll be out on Halloween proper. Halloween has its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain which mea...

October 28, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, October 28- Zla...

October 28, 2011 9:07 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Miss Representation - The Film

Sita Kaulesar Sukul, the Brown Paper Tickets Film Doer, is introducing a new service, actively promoting non-theatrical film releases. One of the current films speaks to the misrepresentation of women. Here's Sita explaining a little bit ab...

October 27, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, October 27 | The B...

October 27, 2011 12:18 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, October 28 - Ed...

October 27, 2011 10:17 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Bay Area Parents! A Conversation with the Author of Go The F*** To Sleep!

As a new parent, I'm learning the hard way about child-induced sleep deprivation. Let's just say coffee has become my new best friend. One book that caught me and my wife's attention was introduced to us via  Facebook links from friends that thou...

October 26, 2011 3:28 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

October 26, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

25 Years of Def Jam Records!

Hard to believe that Def Jam Records has been around for 25 years! I remember the first time I heard of Def Jam, it was when I discovered The Beastie Boys classic debut "Licensed To Ill" a release that managed to bring hip-hop, punk, rock and mainstre...

October 25, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TODAY thr...

October 25, 2011 12:28 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Pablo Picasso's 130th Birthday Party and Cancer Benefit in NYC

Tomorrow, October 25th, is Pablo Picasso's 130th birthday. As most of you surely know, Picasso was a Spanish painter who co-founded the Cubist movement in the early part of the 20th Century. His full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan N...

October 24, 2011 1:41 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! | We...

October 24, 2011 12:07 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy National Italian-American Heritage Month!

Every year, the United States president signs an executive order that makes October National Italian-American Heritage Month. October was chosen because it coincides with Columbus Day (probably the first Italian to grace North American shores) and was...

October 21, 2011 2:47 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starts Tonight!! Nightf...

October 21, 2011 9:23 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Bela Lugosi's Dead but Dracula Lives!

A hundred and twenty nine years ago, the man that would always be associated with the role of Count Dracula, Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó was born. We know him better as Bela Lugosi and he first played the role of Dracula in the 1927 Broadway pr...

October 20, 2011 2:33 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, October 21 | Ge...

October 20, 2011 12:07 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, October 22 Be...

October 20, 2011 9:09 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy 52nd Birthday to the Discothèque

The discothèque has become such a major part of our nights out that we tend to think that they've always been around. But there was a day, long ago, when people would go out to dance to actual bands! When folks in the 40s would go to a club and listen...

October 19, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

October 19, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

AJ Reports from the Occupy Wall Street Protests in NYC

Hello there. I'm AJ and I'm the East Coast Ambassador for Brown Paper Tickets. This new role has required that I relocate to the East Coast from Seattle. It's a time of transition but this change has provided me the opportunity to follow my passi...

October 18, 2011 2:34 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday,...

October 18, 2011 12:12 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BRRAAAAIIIINNNNSSS!! Our Recommended Zombie Events!

Last night was the season premier for AMC's amazing series The Walking Dead so I got zombies on the brain this morning. I couldn't help but notice that we are ticketing several zombie related events this Halloween season. The zombie genre has always b...

October 17, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT and tomorrow...

October 17, 2011 12:08 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

2011 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival

I'm sure most fans of comedy are familiar with the Friar's Club in New York. If you're not, The Friar's Club is a private club, established in 1904 and famous for their scathing celebrity roasts. The Friar's Club started when representatives o...

October 14, 2011 3:06 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT to Saturday, Oct...

October 14, 2011 9:49 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Birthday Lenny Bruce!

Today is legendary comedian/social critic Lenny Bruce's birthday. Had Bruce not died in 1966 of "acute morphine poisoning caused by accidental overdose" in his home in the Hollywood Hills, he would be celebrating his 86th birthday. Despite ...

October 13, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT!! FAUN FABLES (feat...

October 13, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, October 14 to S...

October 13, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

October 12, 2011 11:09 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Producer: The Business of Books

We sat down with Jen and Kerry at Miro Tea in Ballard, Washington to talk about the success of their book publishing workshop series. In this video, Jen and Kerry share some of their best event promotions tips. To view Jen and Kerry's workshops, visi...

October 11, 2011 2:55 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, ...

October 11, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Two Legendary Punk Bands Hit the West Coast!

Many of us here at Brown Paper Tickets came up in the punk rock scene. The sense of community and DIY aspects of the punk scene still ring true in many of our company policies and you can often wander by any given desk here in our offices and hear pun...

October 10, 2011 2:09 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! The Swe...

October 10, 2011 12:01 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Remembering Edgar Allen Poe - Master of the Macabre

As I said in my blog post yesterday, this month, in the spirit of Haloween, I'm going to focus on events that have a dark, morbid or slightly twisted bent to them. I talked a little about Grand Guignol theater yesterday and today I want to focus on ev...

October 07, 2011 1:39 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Bicycle Sighs ...

October 07, 2011 9:03 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

San Francisco: Get Ready for Halloween with Shocktoberfest 12!

October is upon us and thus begins the season of all things dark, creepy and sinister. Over the next month, I'll be featuring events that set the mood for Halloween and the first event that caught my eye was Shocktoberfest in San Francisco. Thi...

October 06, 2011 3:29 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. OPENS TONIGHT! | little wor...

October 06, 2011 12:09 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. STARTS TONIGHT!! The Wr...

October 06, 2011 8:52 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Radio/New Media Doer Sabrina: Clever Crafty Crafts I saw at Maker Faire New York

In September I had a chance to get to know people in the Maker Movement by attending Maker Faire New York. I had a blast and will be writing more about why I, as the Radio Doer went along with our Maker Doer Tamara Clammer and co-worker Ke...

October 05, 2011 3:34 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

October 05, 2011 9:59 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Colin Meloy of The Decemberists Discusses His Children's Book in Seattle Tonight!

Tomorrow is Colin Meloy s, front-man for celebrated Portland indie-rock band The Decemberists, birthday and tonight he's discussing his new children's book "Wildwood" along with the book's illustrator (and Meloy's romantic partner) Carson Ellis. It's ...

October 04, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow,...

October 04, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Three Stooges on Boxing Day

Mark your calendars! Buy your tickets early! On December 26th, laugh away all those depressing Christmas moments at the 9th annual Three Stooges Film Festival in Foxboro, Mass. Don't miss your chance to see these classic comedians on the big screen! Y...

October 03, 2011 4:08 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, Octobe...

October 03, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Non-Profit: BrooklynSpeaks

Do you love New York? Me too! A few weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the Big Apple for the New York Worlds Maker Faire. Everything about the city was exciting; from dodging people at Grand Central Station, to strolling through the neigh...

September 30, 2011 1:15 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starting TONIGHT! Antin...

September 30, 2011 9:11 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Tour the Big Apple This Weekend!

There's no shortage of things to see in New York City - historic landmarks, great restaurants, rockin' night-life and interesting neighborhoods. There's also no shortage of informative tours that feature local experts who can share interesting anecdot...

September 29, 2011 2:35 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! | Westside Bur...

September 29, 2011 1:45 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday and Saturday, Se...

September 29, 2011 11:01 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Birthday Dita Von Teese! Celebrate With Your Local Burlesque Troupe.

Today is neo-burlesque icon Dita Von Teese's birthday. A prominent figure in the neo-burlesque movement since the early 90s, Von Teese, is in no small part responsible for the burlesque revival that continues to this day. Inspired by the f...

September 28, 2011 1:12 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other even...

September 28, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Meet Bryan Bruner of Sorta Secret Comedy!

I grew up in the Las Vegas punk scene, and I don't like being told what to do. My name is Bryan Bruner, and I am, among other things, a stand-up comedian. For the past year I have been producing shows with room-mates and friends everywhere we could, a...

September 27, 2011 2:21 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! | Ur...

September 27, 2011 11:43 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

An Interview with Comedian Ryan Stout - In Tacoma This Weekend!

You may recognize Ryan Stout from his time as a go-to host on the MTV network or even more recently as a reoccurring guest on Chelsea Lately. Ryan is one of today's hardest working stand-up comics and this week he will be headlining at the Grit City C...

September 26, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Film Co...

September 26, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Equinox - Celebrate the Harvest!

Today is the autumnal equinox, which means summer is officially over. Yeah, it's a bummer but don't fear, it also means that it's harvest time: gardens are overflowing, fall beers are flowing and harvest festivals are happening all over the world. Th...

September 23, 2011 4:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! AZTEC TWO-STEP...

September 23, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Roller Derby Across the Country (and in Puerto Rico) This Weekend!

Everyone out there probably  knows how much we love Roller Derby and the incredible community surrounding it. Over the last decade we've watched this sport grow from scrappy DIY beginnings to filling arenas across the country and we can't be more...

September 22, 2011 3:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, September 23 H...

September 22, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Ronnie Cox Gal...

September 22, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Mt. Rainier Rhythm & Blues Festival is This Weekend!

How does sitting in the shadow of Mount Rainier while listening to some of the best blues music from around the world sound? How about doing it all for $20? Sounds pretty good huh? Well, this Saturday, September 24, at the Mineral Lake Event C...

September 21, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments (3) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.Know of any other event...

September 21, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Shellac: Still Touring, Still A Must-See

Steve Albini is one of those musicians that will never stop touring. At least, we hope. If you don't know Albini as the frontman of Shellac, you may know him from an infinite number of other projects: he's played in bands such as Big Black ...

September 20, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, September 21 Pean...

September 20, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Coming to Oceanside, Eureka and Hoquiam!

Ever seen a canine comedian? How about an acrobatic house cat? Well, if you live in Oceanside, California, you are in luck because Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is coming to town next week on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27 to the Star Th...

September 19, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight! Scarfac...

September 19, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Jet City Comic Show Brings Northwest Comic Enthusiasts Together Next Weekend!

Next weekend, on Saturday, September 24, Seattle will prove once again that it is a hotbed for comic writers and artists when the Jet City Comic Show returns for its second year. This year's festival takes place at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall a...

September 16, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starts TONIGHT! Poi...

September 16, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, September ...

September 15, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Meet BPT Hispanic Community Manager Jaime Zamora

Hello! I am Jaime Zamora, the Brown Paper Tickets Hispanic Community Manager. My mission is to serve our Spanish speaking community by creating a strong, collaborative network of event producers, artists, performers and ticket buyers in the Hispanic c...

September 15, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! MISS TESS ...

September 15, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Beebo Brinker's Coming to Seattle!

Starting this Thursday, September 15, Cherry Manhattan Presents is bringing the stage adaptation of Ann Bannon's iconic lesbian pulp fiction novels,  The Beebo Brinker Chronicles to the Re-Bar's stage for a four-week run. This is the Seattle...

September 15, 2011 7:30 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, Septemb...

September 14, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Sell more tickets on Twitter: Five ways to turn followers into ticket buyers

You know you can use social media to sell tickets online. If only you knew how... It's easy! Here are five simple things you can do to turn your Twitter followers into ticket buyers. 1. Say exactly what you want. Posting information about your event...

September 13, 2011 5:03 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, September 14 ...

September 13, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Some Great Film Festivals Happening This Week!

Happy Monday everyone! Have you made plans for your week yet? Well, there's no shortage of film festivals going on this week all across the country. Cleveland, Burbank, Tucson, San Francisco, Chico and St. Louis all have film festival...

September 12, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, Septem...

September 12, 2011 11:31 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Returns to Los Angeles!

Get ready Los Angeles, Cthulhu is coming! On September 16 and 17, The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival returns to the historic Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro for its second year. The festival celebrates the works of famed American scien...

September 09, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. ALL WEEKEND LONG!! ...

September 09, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

West Coast Blues Fans! Two Great Festivals Are Going Down This Saturday.

West coast blues fans, this is your weekend! Brown Paper Ticket is ticketing two incredible blues festivals, both on Saturday, September 10 and both highlighting incredible local talent. They're also squeaking in at the tail end of the mu...

September 08, 2011 3:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight, September...

September 08, 2011 10:37 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Starts Friday, Sept...

September 08, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Tomorrow is International Literacy Day!

Tomorrow, September 8th,  was proclaimed International Literacy Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on November 17, 1965. Since its inception in 1946 UNESCO has fought to keep literacy high on nati...

September 07, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, Septemb...

September 07, 2011 9:33 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

This Weekend in California: The Inaugural Film Fest Twain Harte

Look out Sundance, there's a new film festival in town. This Friday, September 9 marks the opening night of the inaugural Film Fest Twain Harte. Twain Harte is a quaint little mountain town in the heart of California's gold country. The town is ...

September 06, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, September 7 T...

September 06, 2011 10:28 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Normally we post our Los Angeles Hot Tickets at noon, PST, every Monday. Due to the holiday weekend, we are posting it today! Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike....

September 05, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Massachusetts: Celebrate Sustainability at the Open Road Music and Arts Festival September 10!

The Open Road Music and Arts festival, moving into year two, can now truly call itself an annual event. An outdoor festival perfectly timed to take in our last bit of sunshine, the festival takes over the newly-remodeled Institute Park in Worcester,...

September 03, 2011 8:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Reggae On the Banks of the Sacramento River This Weekend!

This week, as summer draws to a close we want to spread the word of some last minute music festivals happening around the country. Sacramento has a great reggae festival coming up this weekend, The One Love One Heart Festival  featuring ...

September 02, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Dumbkowsky...

September 02, 2011 8:45 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

September is Classical Music Month! Our Guide to Classical Events Across the Country

Did you know that September is Classical Music Month? Former president Bill Clinton designated September Classical Music Month by House Joint Resolution 239 back in 1994. Below is Proclamation 6716, issued on August 22, 1994, where former-president Cl...

September 01, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, September ...

September 01, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, September 2...

September 01, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Non-Profit: Arts and Scraps

I had the pleasure of meeting the organization Arts & Scraps last month in Detroit for the Detroit Maker Faire (a faire based around new ideas for reusing, recycling and creating). At their booth, kids (and adults) used the recycled mat...

August 31, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, Septemb...

August 31, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Two Great West Coast Beer Festivals Happening This Weekend!

This weekend the West Coast will be the best coast for beer lovers. We got a couple of great beer events coming up in Tacoma, Washington and in San Luis Obispo, California that we're ticketing and both are well worth the time and the hangover. B...

August 30, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tomorrow, Aug...

August 30, 2011 11:27 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

A Whole World of Pure Imagination, by the BPT Staff

The "90 Days of Free Tickets" is under way.  Click here to enter to win! "90 days of free tickets?" we here at Brown Paper Tickets thought. "That would be amazing!" Even though we can't win because we work for the company putting on this contes...

August 29, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tuesday, August ...

August 29, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Venue: Rhythmix Cultural Works

The San Francisco Bay area has become a hot bed of great comedic talent. This blog has featured comedians like Will Franken, events like the San Francisco Improv Festival and venues like the Purple Onion in the past and now we're excited to hi...

August 26, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Anti-Seman...

August 26, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Pachtman Theatrics: A Little Bit of Everything in the Bay Area

We love the Bay Area, and one of the reasons why is the diversity of its strong, artistic communities. There is just so much going on! So it only makes sense that one of our longtime Bay Area producers would represent a variety of different San Franci...

August 25, 2011 3:55 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

How Lucky Are You?

Have you ever dreamed of winning a "golden ticket"? Now's your chance! Today begins our first ever "90 Days of Free Events" sweepstakes, granting you the opportunity to win a 90-day golden ticket good for any event we ticket for three whole months. Pl...

August 25, 2011 6:40 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The 3rd Annual Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival and Other Great End-Of-Summer Music Festivals!

I hate to say it but summer is almost over. We've already started to feel the autumn chill in the air here at Brown Paper Ticket's home base of Seattle, Washington. The bummer is that the end of summer also means the end of summer music festivals. We'...

August 24, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Our CEO Steve Butcher on How to Succeed in Business While Treating Your Customers Right

Brown Paper Tickets' CEO Steve Butcher was featured on 365 Days of Startups.com's blog today describing how to treat your customers right while still succeeding in business. The video is from a talk Steve gave at Harvard University back in Septembe...

August 24, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, August ...

August 24, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

TONIGHT in Seattle: Communicating with the Press: A Workshop for Visual Artists featuring Jen Graves

Promotion can be challenging. Whether you're a band, club, music festival,  local theater, derby league or food tour, it can be hard to stand out amongst the thousands of events and organizations that take place in any given city during any given...

August 23, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight! AMY ...

August 23, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Northwest LoveFest: Feel the Love August 27 and 28!

Northwest LoveFest is coming up fast! This festival, based in our hometown of Seattle (in our home neighborhood of Fremont, even!), is right in tune with what we're all about: healthy, sustainable communities, and a positive effect on humanity. So of ...

August 22, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, Augus...

August 22, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

LouFest Hits St. Louis Next Weekend!

Get excited St. Louis because LouFest is almost here and features a dream lineup for all lovers of indie rock, hip hop and Americana. The lineup would be stellar for one of the more established indie-music festivals  but LouFest is...

August 19, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, August 20...

August 19, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #14 - Graeme's UK Rock City!

It's been too long since we've posted a BPT Mixtape, but fear not, the wait is over. Graeme over in our UK office put together a killer mix of his favorite hard-rocking hits. Lots of great stuff here: classic 70's hard rock with AC/DC ...

August 18, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

New Jersey Tap Dance Ticket Giveaway!

To enter into our ticket giveaway, just comment on this blog post before Wednesday, August 24, 2011 and tell us why you love Brown Paper Tickets. Calling all Jersey Tap dance fans! Today we'll be giving away two pairs of tickets to the grand finale ...

August 18, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Tempting ...

August 18, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, August 19 G...

August 18, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot August Fights - Rollerpalooza and This Weekend's Derby Events Nationwide!

As everyone knows, we love roller derby here at Brown Paper Tickets and we got a ton of derby events happening all over the country this weekend. One of special interest to us is Rollerpalooza starting on Friday, August 19 in Coos Bay, Oregon. Our D...

August 17, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Canning ...

August 17, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Metal Pioneers Diamond Head Tour the U.S. for the First Time in 35 Years!!

Heavy metal has gone through so many phases in it's forty-year existence that just saying "heavy metal" isn't enough to specify what you're talking about;  there's thrash metal, speed metal, glam metal, industrial metal, death metal, bl...

August 16, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, August 17 Th...

August 16, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Life of a Doer: Sita Marches for Civilization

The Life of a Doer: Sita Marches for Civilization Sita is the Brown Paper Tickets Film Doer. Here she recounts her participation in the March for Civilization this past June in The Netherlands. The police said there were a little over a thousand peo...

August 15, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, Augus...

August 15, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

SF Improv Fest: Propelling Improv Into the Mainstream

Are you a fan of Saturday Night Live? Or, for that matter, any of its offshoots, like 30 Rock or Parks and Recreation? This programming is made possible by a specific secret -- and increasingly, not-so-secret -- weapon of comedy: Impr...

August 12, 2011 1:39 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight, August 12 ...

August 12, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Brown Paper Titillation: Burlesque Events You Need to Know About

Burlesque was originally used to describe comical literature, theatrical productions and musical pieces that mocked serious topics. Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" is often described as burlesque for it's mocking portrayal of romance. But th...

August 11, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! An Evenin...

August 11, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, August 11...

August 11, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, August ...

August 10, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Pull A Thoreau - Get Out of the City, Get Rural and Step to the Music!

Today, in 1854, Henry David Thoreau's ode to rural life and spiritual discovery "Walden; or, Life in the Woods" was published. Thoreau said "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life." Whene...

August 09, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, August 11 Nig...

August 09, 2011 12:15 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tuesday, August ...

August 08, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Michigan - Spend the Evening on the Deck of a Tall Ship with Bay Sail Tours

Is there a better way to spend a summer evening than sitting on the deck of a tall ship, sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun set? I think not and if you're in Michigan, the folks at Bay Sail have got you covered. Bay Sail was established in ...

August 05, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Fremont First Friday Art Walk 8/5!

For the Fremont First Friday Art Walk, BPT is proud to announce that this month's artist will be Brian Nunes. Brian is a surrealist from Seattle via Austin. Along with Brian will be musician Andrew Anderson. This reception is curated and hosted by B...

August 05, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, August 6 ...

August 05, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

From the UK Office - Edinburgh Festival Begins August 5th!

The Edinburgh Festival comes round faster and faster every year.... and it's here again! There is so much to do and see it can be overwhelming: cabaret, children's shows, comedy, dance, music, theatre. If it's live entertainment then it is here and Br...

August 04, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT, Friday, A...

August 04, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, August 4 ...

August 04, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Milwaukee - The Milwaukee Comedy Festival Starts Tomorrow!

Now in its sixth year, The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, which starts tomorrow, promises a wide variety of comedic styles; from stand up to sketch comedy to improv to video sketches. It's Wisconsin's largest comedy event and offers nine different shows o...

August 03, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, August ...

August 03, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

East Bay Vitner's Alliance's Urban Wine Xperience

Urban wineries are starting to pop up all over the country. In a trend that's reminiscent of the craft beer brewing trend of the 80's, urban wineries allow vintners to set up tasting rooms in urban centers without having to pay the high price for land...

August 02, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, August 3 In ...

August 02, 2011 10:43 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Conan Hits the Big Screen in Brooklyn and Mesa, Arizona This Week!

It has been a crazy couple of years for Conan O'Brien, his popular late night TV show on was cancelled, he briefly hosted The Tonight Show before quitting amongst a highly publicized conflict with NBC, then returned with a new late night show ...

August 01, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, August 5...

August 01, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Dawg Daze of Summer Festival in Missouri Happening Next Weekend!

It's been quite a summer. Heat waves all over the country, flooding in North Dakota and here in the Pacific Northwest it's been rainy and cloudy making us wonder if we'll ever actually get a summer. Whatever the weather, folks are determined t...

July 29, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Paella, Music, Wine. Outdoors!

Okay everyone. Here're some things I love: 1) Paella 2) Danceable music 3) Being outdoors in the summertime 4) Wine Here's some things I hate: 1) Not being able to travel out to Michigan for Paella in the Park 2) See number one If you live in the M...

July 29, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Hoop Dream...

July 29, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. TONIGHT! Seattle v...

July 28, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, July 28 t...

July 28, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

San Diego - Johnny Rad Fest This Weekend!!

Starting on Thursday, July 28 the folks at Brixton clothing are putting on a great music festival. The 4th Annual Johnny Rad Fest, featuring three nights of amazing garage pop and punk rock including The Spits, Reigning Sound, Half Rats an...

July 27, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the [Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, July 2...

July 27, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Doing the Time Warp Across the Country - NW Rockypalooza and more!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show came out in 1975 but it has a cult following like no other film. Showing regularly in theaters around the world 37 years after its initial release, it boasts the longest-running theatrical release in film history. It star...

July 26, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Wednesday, Ju...

July 26, 2011 11:32 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Thousands of Derby Enthusiasts Take Over Vegas - RollerCon 2011

RollerCon 2011 starts this Wednesday, July 27 which means thousands of roller girls and guys from around the country are headed to the Riviera in Las Vegas for five days of networking, bouts, challenges, derby weddings, scrimmages, scavenger hunts, ka...

July 25, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Monday, July 25 ...

July 25, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

A Taste of Love Gives You a Sample of Northwest LoveFest

Some of you may remember last year's Northwest LoveFest, a music and arts festival that took place along the ship canal in Fremont. It was a wild success, and festival organizers are bringing Northwest LoveFest back for a second year. To build hype, p...

July 22, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, July 22 Lobb...

July 22, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, July 21 ...

July 21, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Wednesday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, July 22 Li...

July 21, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Open Borders - Store Closes But New Art Space Opens In Its Place

Many of you probably heard the announcement this week that Borders will be closing all of its remaining stores. Unable to find a buyer, the 40-year old company will begin the liquidation process at all of its 399 remaining stores on Friday.  Whil...

July 20, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight, July 20 ...

July 20, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, Pacific Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Bay area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Ongoing TCHO C...

July 19, 2011 11:40 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Salt Lake City! Comedian Doug Stanhope Records Live CD/DVD Tonight!

As some of you know, we have a lot of love for comedian Doug Stanhope. He was an early supporter of Brown Paper Tickets. He appeared on our "Right To DIY." sampler and he uses us for all of his tours. So, we encourage all our friends down in Salt Lake...

July 19, 2011 8:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Indianapolis - "Shut Up Little Man" at the Toby Theater This Week!

In my 20's I worked the morning shift as a prep cook at a local Seattle alehouse. My co-workers and I would spend our mornings listening to music and getting ready for our lunch shift. Occasionally we'd break up the music with some of our favorite rec...

July 18, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Guide to Summer Food Events!

Summer is here and gardens are overflowing with delicious veggies and fruit and barbecues are smoking in every backyard across the country. Summer also means food festivals and tours galore and we wanted to give you a sampling of some of the great foo...

July 15, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight, July 15 Ho...

July 14, 2011 6:09 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Vive la France! Vive la République!

Today as I am working at my desk, I cannot help but have a thought for all my family and friends kicking back on the other side of the Atlantic to celebrate le quatorze juillet (July 14th) our national holiday (Fête Nationale)! The term Bastille Day i...

July 14, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, July 15 Fa...

July 14, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Bastille Day in the Bay Area!

Step into the world of 1920s Paris for Cabaret Bastille At CELLspace in San Francisco, tonight at 8:00, current-day authors (such as Matt Stewart and Alia Volz) will be channeling some of our greatest authors from the past (such as F. Scott Fitzgerald...

July 14, 2011 11:41 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, July 15 & S...

July 14, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

St. Louis - Check Out St. Louis Shakespeare's 27th Season!

We love independent theater and the folks over at St. Louis Shakespeare have been at it for some time. Currently in their 27th season, St. Louis Shakespeare started out as a summer festival in 1984 and now presents Shakespeare plays intermingled with ...

July 13, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday Jul 15 Pre...

July 13, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Non-Profit: Lights. Camera. Help.

Here at Brown Paper Tickets, we are always looking for ways to make the world a better place. From our charity donation program, to giving each employee 40 hours a year of time-on to go help others outside of the office, we are delighted when we see a...

July 12, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every San Francisco at noon, Pacific Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Bay area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Monday, ...

July 12, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #13 - Michelle's the Baddest of the Bad

Our resident roller-girl Michelle is one tough cookie and she's put together a playlist of tunes that get her pumped up to hit the track and kick some butt with the Tilted Thunder Railbirds. She's got a great sampling of killer punk rock, m...

July 11, 2011 2:30 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, Pacific Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursda...

July 11, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Guide to Summer Beer & Wine Events!

These days, almost every city across America has their own local microbrewery or winery. This wasn't the case ten or fifteen years ago but now, locally brewed beers and locally sourced wines can be found in pretty much every state of the union. This i...

July 08, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight, July 8 A T...

July 08, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

San Francisco: Jonathan Richman Hosts Screening of "Vengo"

French filmmaker Tony Gatlif is best know for his film "Latcho Drom," which follows the trail of the Romani (Gypsy) people from Rajasthan in northwestern India to Spain. The film contained almost no dialogue and relied solely on music to t...

July 07, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, June 7 T...

July 07, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, July 8 Zoll...

July 07, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Three Rules for Social Media That are the Same as on a First Date

Here are three rules for good social media behavior that are the same as out on a first date: Rule number one: Make the first move. If you want people to like you and follow you, you have to take the first step and follow them. Take a risk. Be vuln...

July 06, 2011 3:46 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Sampler Volume 1

We recently released the first Brown Paper Tickets audio sampler, a fourteen song double L.P., only available in the vinyl format. That is, until now!  This incredibly eclectic collection is made up completely of tracks from the Brown Paper Tic...

July 06, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, June 7 ...

July 06, 2011 10:34 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Iraqi Metal Band Acrassicauda Hit L.A. & Vegas This Week!

While every independent musician struggles to get themselves heard and to gain respect, most have not faced the amount of resistance that Iraqi thrash metal band Acrassicauda have faced. How many bands have received death threats from Islam...

July 05, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, July 8 Showgirls: The 30-Minute Musicals transforms your favorite movies into tantalizing 30 minute musical theatre ...

July 05, 2011 11:39 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Guide to the Fourth of July!

It's America's birthday this weekend. What are you doing? We got an event for every type of American out there no matter where you're at so peruse our admittedly incomplete list of events and see what sparks your interest. Just be careful not to blow ...

July 01, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

What Was the First Thing You Bought Tickets For?

What was the first thing you ever bought tickets for? We posed this question to attendees at the open house for our new offices last Thursday and got some great responses. Here's an easier to read, summary of what people wrote: Huey Lew...

July 01, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (4) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, July 1 Star...

July 01, 2011 9:02 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Columbus Food Adventures' Taco Truck Tour!

Who doesn't love a taco truck? You can get a great meal for under $5, you get to eat outside and, often times, you're going to find food that's more authentic than what you find in most brick and mortar Mexican restaurants. Los Angeles has long been t...

June 30, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, July 1 KUO...

June 30, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, June 30 t...

June 30, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

San Francisco: Will Franken's Birthday Bash this Thursday!

Comedian Will Franken has been called San Francisco's "Best Comedian" by the SF Weekly and the "Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Franken's comedic style is rooted in the British sketch comedy trad...

June 29, 2011 2:04 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, June 30...

June 29, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Everything Is Festival - June 30 to July 4

For the last eleven years the Everything is Terrible crew has been digging through thrift store bins and frequenting garage sales searching for the weirdest and wackiest VHS tapes from the latter part of the 20th century and sharing them with ...

June 28, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, Pacific Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Bay area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, June...

June 28, 2011 10:52 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #12 - Bill's Strange Town

Bill, music-doer, musician, and regular contributor to the BPT blog, sent me this playlist a few months ago and I'm finally getting it up and live. He's got some great stuff on here - a little Tom Waits, a little Leonard Cohen, some classic punk with ...

June 27, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, Pacific Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tuesday...

June 27, 2011 11:44 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Tank: From Theater to Film to Circuit-Bending

When I say Tank, what do you think of?  A large armored vehicle?  That thing you spend way too much to fill up with gas?  Time for a new image. The Tank was, at one point a volunteer-run space, and they still offer a massive variety of...

June 23, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, June 24 S...

June 22, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Dance Your Cash Off for 826 Seattle!

At first glance, the Greenwood Space Supply Company just looks like a lowly purveyor of space travel-related goods. But it has a little secret: it's part of 826 Seattle. All their proceeds go to their programs, which include drop-in after school tutor...

June 21, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, Pacific Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday,...

June 20, 2011 9:50 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Father's Day!

Don't know what to get your Dad for Father's Day? Don't worry. We got a ton of events coming up for Father's Day that will get him out of the house and away from the La-Z-Boy. He doesn't need a new tie, he needs to go see a comedy show, go to a bacon ...

June 17, 2011 3:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, June 17 The...

June 17, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, June 17 ex...

June 16, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, East Coast Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday,...

June 15, 2011 2:44 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Seattle: Not All Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs!

Graeme Thomas from our UK office in Edinburgh, Scotland just came out to Seattle for a visit to the home office and a few comedy spots around town. He was kind enough to share his experiences with us in blog form. So, without further ado, Graeme Thoma...

June 15, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, June 16...

June 15, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The 48 Hour Film Project Hits Hookset, New Hampshire this Wednesday!

Filmmakers, think you could write, shoot, edit and score your own short film in two days? Well, that's what the folks over at the 48 Hour Film Project ask their participants to do. On Friday night prospective filmmakers get a character, a prop, a line...

June 14, 2011 2:32 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, Pacific Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Frid...

June 14, 2011 11:27 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Just For Laughs Chicago - The Pet Projects Series

The Just For Laughs Group was founded in 1983 with a focus on comedy festivals, television productions, live shows and talent management. The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal is now the largest comedy event in the world and welcomes 2 milli...

June 13, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Celebrate Pride Your Way!

Since the first Gay Pride marches and parades in Chicago, New York, LA and San Francisco in June of 1970, Pride events have spread like wildfire. Usually happening in June, corresponding with the Stonewall riots of 1969 when LGBT activists rioted agai...

June 10, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, June 10 Gin...

June 10, 2011 9:09 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Battle On The Bank IV - Banked Track Roller Derby Madness!!

In Battle on the Bank IV nine teams from around the country will be competing to see who the national champions of the banked track are. This year, the tournament is June 10 - 12th and is being hosted by the Arizona Derby Dames in Phoenix AZ at the...

June 09, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, Pacific Standard Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. ...

June 09, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, Eastern Standard  Time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists ali...

June 09, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Non-Profit: The Furry 5K in Seattle

Ever done a 5k walk or run? Well, if you haven't, you've definitely heard of them. Usually, they're to raise awareness and funds to cure cancer, diabetes or other types of illnesses and are geared towards humans and the difficulties we face. But, wh...

June 08, 2011 3:30 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright!

Frank Lloyd Wright is considered by many to be America's finest architect. He was the creator and a promoter of organic architecture, a style which promotes harmony between architectural structures and the natural world. He was also a leader in the Pr...

June 08, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, June 10 S...

June 08, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Monday at noon, Pacific time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Satur...

June 07, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

We Won A Seattle Weekly Web Award

We are proud to announce that our mobile app was selected as a 2011 Seattle Weekly web award winner, sharing the music category right alongside local legends KEXP. Seattle is where our headquarters are, and we've always loved the city and its music sc...

June 06, 2011 4:01 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, Pacific time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets coming up next week. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, ...

June 06, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Summer Music Festival Guide

Through the tiny window in the Event Promotions office, a ray of light penetrates the Brown Paper Tickets basement offices. It hurts my eyes to look at. It's something that I haven't seen for many months. What could it be? I think it's sunshine! That ...

June 03, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Seattle - Audioasis Broadcasts Live from The Sunset

Audioasis is KEXP's long running Saturday night radio program that showcases the best music that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Once a month Audioasis broadcasts live from the Sunset Tavern with the net proceeds of the event going to a local cha...

June 03, 2011 11:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, New York time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in New York. Here are hot tickets coming up next week. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Monday, June 6 Off-...

June 03, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hola Mexico Film Festival in New York This Weekend.

The second annual Hola Mexico Film Festival (HMFF), the world's largest tribute to Mexican Film wraps up a triumphant six city tour this weekend in New York at the QUAD Cinema at 34 West, 13th Street. Director Samuel Douek's diverse programming celebr...

June 02, 2011 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, Seattle time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in Seattle. Here are hot tickets coming up next week. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, June 4 Th...

June 02, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, Boston time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in Boston. Here are hot tickets coming up next week. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight, catch the Bo...

June 02, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Summer Film Festival Guide

Film Festival season is finally among us. We here at Brown Paper Tickets love a good festival. Here are a few you will love. Mendocino Film Festival June 3-5 This three-day film festival packs in a range of films including the ravishing "The ...

June 01, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Tuesday at noon, Chicago time, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in Chicago. Here are hot tickets coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Thursday, June 2, Friday, June...

June 01, 2011 9:52 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Do the Ska - Coast to Coast!

Ska music a blend of Caribbean mento and calypso with the American r&b and jazz that Jamaicans were hearing from New Orleans radio stations, emerged in the late 50s and is considered to be the grandfather of reggae music. It established the walking ba...

May 31, 2011 2:50 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in San Francisco. Here are hot tickets coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Saturday, June 4 ZeropointWorld Premier...

May 31, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Brown Paper Tickets Employees Jump the Border for Great Cause

Armed with our passports, a stack of tickets and a video camera, Call Center manager Renee and I trekked up to Canada in her VW Bug to deliver a ticket order for a soccer team with an amazing cause. Part of the Vancouver Street Soccer League, Portlan...

May 27, 2011 3:39 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon (New York time) Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in New York. Here are hot tickets coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Tonight, ANGRY BRUNCH at the ...

May 27, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

International Jazz Day & the 2011 Bellevue Jazz Festival

Hey hep cats! When was the last time you dug out that old Blue Note vinyl, kicked back and enjoyed the sound of sweet horns, laid back bass and brushed snare drums? Well, dig this, Saturday, May 28 is International Jazz Day, so dust off that bere...

May 26, 2011 2:02 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in Seattle. Here are hot tickets coming up next week. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, May 27 Betsy Olsen, Tony K...

May 26, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in Boston. Here are hot tickets coming up next week. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29 Me...

May 26, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Today is National Tap Dance Day!

National Tap Dance Day falls on the birthday of legendary Bill "Bojangles" Robison (1878-1949). To celebrate National Tap Dance Day, we're featuring a really cool event taking place in Bellevue, Washington. Numerous dancers will clickety-...

May 25, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: Chicago

Every Wednesday at noon Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in Chicago. Here are hot tickets coming up next week. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Friday, May 27 Pickin' on the Kid...

May 25, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Spring in Paris

Spring was in full blossom and the pungent smell of lilacs and honeysuckle flowers invaded the city parks on my recent trip to Paris. It had been years since I had experienced such gorgeous weather in the city. I also discovered another Spring in Pari...

May 24, 2011 2:46 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in San Francisco. Here are hot tickets for this week. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday an...

May 24, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

New Old-Time Country and Western; Wayne 'The Train' Pulls into San Diego

Wayne "The Train" Hancock's music brings you back to a time of honky-tonk jukeboxes and crackling AM radios.  His unique brand of hillbilly boogie is so authentic, it's hard to believe that his first album "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" came out...

May 23, 2011 2:55 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Birthday Robert Moog

On this day in 1934, Robert Moog, the pioneer of electronic music and inventor of the Moog synthesizer was born. Sadly, Moog passed away in 2005 but his influence on the world of music and electronics is incomparable. Happy birthday Robert Moog! Here...

May 23, 2011 12:22 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

SS Records 10th Anniversary Party

If you pinned me down and made me decide, I'd have to say that one of the best and most interesting independent record labels of the last 10 years is SS Records out of Sacramento, CA. It was way back in 2001 that SS Records released its fir...

May 20, 2011 12:51 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

St. Louis - Celebrate Vincent Price's Birthday at Vincentennial

"Darkness falls across the land The midnight hour is close at hand Creatures crawl in search of blood To terrorize y'awls's neighborhood And whosoever shall be found Without the soul for getting down Must stand and face the hounds of h...

May 19, 2011 8:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Innocence Project New Orleans

Many of the events that we ticket are, often, supportive of a controversial cause. These are events that aim at providing more than just a good night out and a perfect example is the 10th Anniversary Gala for the Innocence Project New Orleans happenin...

May 18, 2011 8:04 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

International Museum Day

Been to your local museum lately? Well, tomorrow might be a great day to do it because it's International Museum Day. What's that you ask? Well, International Museum Day was founded in 1977 and since then it's been an opportunity to increase public aw...

May 17, 2011 7:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Joy of Cheese in New York City

Mmmmmmm cheese. Who doesn't love it? Melted, sliced, aged, dry, creamy, moldy - however it comes, the folks over at the  The Joy of Cheese know it well. Martin Johnson, the man behind Joy of Cheese loves cheese so much that he throws cheese-cente...

May 16, 2011 7:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Caffe Lena's 51st Anniversary

On Sunday, May 22nd folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott will perform at America's longest continuously running folk club Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York to celebrate their 51st anniversary. Ramblin' Jack, best known for his association with...

May 13, 2011 5:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Meet Caleb - Fight Choreographer!

Cop: You can torture me all you want. Mr. Blonde: Why, thank you!  I don't mind if I do. Never was there a better soundtrack for torture than "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Steelers Wheel. Nothing like the groovin' sounds of 70's rock to acc...

May 12, 2011 4:23 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Best of the Fest Highlights from the 2011 Phoenix Film Festival

The 2011 Phoenix Film Festival took place on March 31 thorough April 7. This reputable film festival screened more than 150 films and screenings included Q&A sessions with producers and directors as well as educational outreach, awards ceremonies and ...

May 12, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

SFIAF 2011 - The World's Stage Comes to San Francisco

The San Francisco International Arts Festival brings together dance, music, opera, performance art and theatre from all over the globe to the Bay Area for three weeks in May and June. We're proud to ticket this amazing festival featuring the finest in...

May 11, 2011 10:03 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Upsetter Hits the Big Screen!

What do The Clash, Paul McCartney, Andrew W.K., Beastie Boys and Bob Marley have in common? They have all worked with legendary Jamaican producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, whose influence on music and audio engineering can not be over-stated. An infamous e...

May 10, 2011 7:07 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #12 - Cal's Spring Mix

The sun's finally coming out. Spring is here. Time to put away your scarves and coats, and bring out the sunglasses! Spring - Vivaldi All Of the Lights - Kanye West Make Some Noise - Beastie Boys Tell 'Em - Sleigh Bells Golden Years - David Bowie ...

May 09, 2011 7:38 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars

The best music is born out of oppression. From reggae out of the Kingston ghettos to the Delta blues of the American South to Serbian brass bands, music can serve as a tool for the underprivileged to express their rage and misery but also their hope a...

May 06, 2011 3:06 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Tonight! Neil Hamburger in San Francisco

Neil Hamburger is dry, dark, depressing and miserable, but in the best way possible. A character played by comedian Gregg Turkington, Neil has appeared in such bizarro comedy staples as Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Tom Green's House Tonigh...

May 05, 2011 11:34 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Cinco De Mayo from Boca Raton to Nevada City!

A common misconception about Cinco De Mayo is that it's Mexican Independence Day but the holiday is, in fact, the day of the Battle of Pueblo, where the Mexican army unexpectedly defeated French forces in 1862. The holiday is only really celebrated in...

May 04, 2011 12:33 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Zola Jesus Hits Portland This Thursday!

Opera student-turned-noise musician, Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, is coming up fast. Starting out alongside the likes of TV Ghost and Leper Print on small noise label Die Stasi and sharing labelmates like Blank Dogs and Moon Duo on Sacred Bon...

May 03, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Seattle's Funky History Comes to Central Cinema

Brown Paper Tickets' hometown of Seattle, Washington is mostly known musically for the grunge movement of the early 90's. But this town has been home to some incredible music scenes that did not get much national attention. There was the Jackson Str...

May 02, 2011 11:30 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

New York - Big City, Strong Communities

On a recent trip to New York, I decided to see what a few of our producers were up to, and was able to sit down with Jeff Lepine from the People's Improv Theater (the PIT) and Larisa Fuchs from Gemini and Scorpio. They put on different types of events...

April 29, 2011 2:01 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

April is International Guitar Month

April is International Guitar Month and we've put together a little playlist of our favorite guitarists. It's amazing how hard it was to narrow the list down to just 20 guitarists since there are so many great ones out there but I tried to represent g...

April 28, 2011 9:18 PM | Comments (21) | [Read More]

Tacos and Sweets Take to the Streets

Readily available food is good. Readily available food that's delicious AND located on a corner near you borders on genius. I'm sure you're all familiar with the food trucks around your town: one quick stop for delicious, exotic morsels that transport...

April 27, 2011 1:52 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Bill's First Night in Austin

Music Doer Bill was recently down in Austin for SXSW and sent us this report from his first night at the festival. Enjoy! SXSW 2011 was all it was cracked up to be: music, beer, food, beer, Pee Wee Herman and a gazillion others coming to get a taste ...

April 26, 2011 7:36 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #11 - Renee's Kiss With A Fist

Rennee is our Call Center Manager and has thrown together a nice mix of tunes for you all. Here she is nailing the High Strike at our launch party. Let it be noted; she was the first to hit the bell! She's included some great long-lost Seattle bands...

April 25, 2011 2:50 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

18 Reasons

18 Reasons is everything we love: community-building, art and food. Based in San Francisco, their name comes directly from their neighborhood, after a now-gone sign on 17th and Mission that just said, "17 Reasons." When they started out, they were cal...

April 22, 2011 2:10 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Venue: Connie's Ric Rac

Wanna hear a great story? It's about the Tartaglia family from South Philly. For years the father, Joe Tartaglia Sr. worked  a stand on 9th and Ellsworth with his sons, Joe Jr. and Frankie, selling everything from Kung Fu movies to Fixodent tooth...

April 21, 2011 1:02 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Free Vinyl for the Masses

Did you get your free vinyl last weekend? Record Store Day is a relatively new holiday based on some strongly-held, old school sentiments that ring true here in Seattle. Brown Paper Tickets isn't a record store or a record label but we do indeed have...

April 20, 2011 8:15 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

San Francisco - Ticket Giveaway!

Bay Area theater fans! This is your chance to win two pairs of tickets to one of San Francisco's most remarkable and critically acclaimed theatrical events, Talking With Angels: Budapest 1943. "Talking with Angels" is Shelley Mitchell's beautiful mon...

April 19, 2011 2:29 PM | Comments (4) | [Read More]

Punk Legend Hits Santa Rosa - Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

As a kid going through his teens in the late 80's/early 90's, I can't tell you how much of an impact punk rock had on me and the one American band that summed it all up for me was Dead Kennedys. I never got the chance to see them live but I remember b...

April 18, 2011 7:19 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Music Doer Bill on Record Store Day - Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's one day before Record Store Day and I find myself carrying a box of 150 assorted 12" and 7" records three and half blocks to a small record store in Madison, WI. As I struggle with the box, getting it to the next trash can or newspaper mac...

April 15, 2011 10:18 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Comedian Christophe Davidson - Comedy Below the Equator

Greetings comedic traveller! Are you one for adventure? Do you like being surrounded by people who speak a language not unlike your own, but with its own added quirkiness? Do you often think about how funny you'd be if only you were able to demonstrat...

April 13, 2011 11:04 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Bob Noxious' Hair Reports from Derby-Land!

Josh Gates opens his show, "Destination Truth" by saying: "In my travels, I've experienced some unexplainable things, and I've done some things I can't quite explain." So, I'm going to us that as the perfect opening for this blog post and an overa...

April 11, 2011 2:57 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

CIMMFest 2011 - Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, April 14-17

Love music? Love movies? Well, Chicago, you're in luck! Beginning Thursday, April 14, the 2011 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival kicks off. "Bringing together movies about music, movies for music, movies of music, and movies capturing ...

April 06, 2011 10:56 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Venue: The Lizard Lounge

There's a great little venue in Cambridge, Massachusetts that uses Brown Paper Tickets to ticket their events. It's called the Lizard Lounge and Rolling Stone calls it an "eclectic hot spot." It's gained a reputation as a great place to see top-notch ...

April 04, 2011 10:16 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Meet Sita - Film Doer & Organizer of this Saturday's Fundraiser for Japanese Tsunami Relief

Sita, is our Film Doer here at Brown Paper Tickets and she's put together an amazing film event in Seattle that will take place at the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill this Saturday, April 2, 2011 with all proceeds going to benefit relief efforts ...

March 31, 2011 3:07 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

iPhone Ticket Scanner App Released!

Now you can scan tickets in and out of your events using your iPhone! Just download the Brown Paper Tickets Scanner App to turn your smart phone into a powerful ticket scanner. Download the app from iTunes here. With the Scanner app, you'll be able...

March 30, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (9) | [Read More]

Campus Circle: Letting L.A. Know What's Happening

Looking for something to do in the Los Angeles area? Campus Circle an online listing and entertainment news source is the place to go. Campus Circle knows the ins and outs of what's happening in L.A., and frequently posts events ticketed through Brown...

March 30, 2011 2:14 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Los Munequitos de Matanzas Return to the U.S. After Nine Year Hiatus

The folks over at San Francisco International Arts Festival have been using us for a while to ticket their events and they've always set a very high bar for great international productions. They're gearing up for their 8th Annual Gathering here in May...

March 28, 2011 1:56 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Venue: Bryant-Lake Bowl

I've been noticing some unique events happening in Minneapolis at a venue called the Bryant-Lake Bowl. I was wondering why theatrical performances like Dragmanity: Dragshonista!, a drag fashion show and the Twin Cities Art & Culture Review would be ha...

March 25, 2011 3:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #10 - Dubmaster Billy G

Bill our music doer knows his reggae. He plays in some great reggae/ska bands and also runs an amazing record label Mossburg Records. You might have met him down at SXSW. He was working our private salons that were held at the Driskill Hotel. He threw...

March 23, 2011 10:16 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

CEO Steve Butcher & CTO William Scott Jordan in Seattle Business Magazine!

Seattle friends: have you picked up this month's Seattle Business Magazine yet? They wrote a great piece about our CEO Steve Butcher and CTO William Scott Jordan and the formation of Brown Paper Tickets' consumer-empowering business plan. The article...

March 21, 2011 9:17 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Jimmy's No. 43 Brings Beer Love to the Big Apple

The good folks over at Jimmy's No. 43 know their beer.  Located in the East Village in New York City, Jimmy's currently has 12 beers on tap and 23 bottled beers all ranging from local IPAs to German Kolsch to Belgian Tripels. They were awarded "B...

March 18, 2011 2:19 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Secret SXSW Salons

Down at SXSW? You're invited to come to Brown Paper Tickets' super secret salons at the Driskill Hotel. You can meet some of your heroes, plus we'll give you a copy of our first-ever vinyl double set spotlighting Brown Paper Tickets' artists. Sweet! ...

March 15, 2011 2:27 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #9 - Jimmy's Waiting for a Train to Abilene

Something about this winter has got me spinning a bunch of old country records. I grew up in a small town and my mom played a lot of classic country around the house while I was growing up so, I've always had a soft spot for classic, hillbilly sounds....

March 14, 2011 2:34 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's St. Paddy's Day Picks!

So, St. Paddy's day is coming up and we're ticketing a whole slew of events that will bring out the Irish in you regardless of your actual heritage. Whether your thing is sitting down for an evening of traditional Irish folk music, slamming Jameson an...

March 11, 2011 2:57 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Featured Venues: The New Beverly Cinema

Brown Paper Tickets sells tickets for some great independent movie houses around the country but one that has continuously caught our eye is the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, the last repertory revival theater in Los Angeles. The theat...

March 09, 2011 10:34 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Meet the Event Promotions Department!

Hello Event Producers, We'd like to take a moment to introduce you to the Brown Paper Tickets Event Promotions department. As most of you know, the new Brown Paper Tickets website launched in January and as part of the launch the Event Promotions dep...

March 07, 2011 3:32 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Thank you Northwest Arcade Rentals!!!

We had a great launch party on February 17 to celebrate our new services and updated website launch in our hometown of Seattle, Washington. We partied with over 400 of Brown Paper Tickets event producers, performers and friends and one of the elements...

March 04, 2011 11:44 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

The Beards of Comedy's Joe Zimmerman on Keeping Tour Costs Down and Morale Up

In January, the Beards of Comedy tour completed a two-week tour that began with a flight into Albuquerque, New Mexico and ended 3,000 miles and two weeks later in Seattle. It was our first trip out west, and we landed in ten new cities in twelve night...

March 02, 2011 9:02 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #8 - UK Karen Stands and Delivers!

Did you know that Brown Paper Tickets provides ticketing for event in the UK and Europe? Well, we do and Karen is the General Manager of the whole she-bang. She also has some great taste in music and threw this killer mixtape featuring some of the gr...

February 28, 2011 10:18 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

Laissex Les Bonx Temps Rouler!

Mardi Gras is more than an  excuse for adults to act naughty and get crunk in the middle of the week. French for "Fat Tuesday", Mardi Gras occurs the day before Ash Wednesday and represents the last chance people have to eat rich foods before the...

February 25, 2011 3:13 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

An Interview with Corey Cohen of Corey Cohen Comedy Productions

Philadelphia's independent comedy producer Corey Cohen has been putting together some incredible bills at Connie's Ric Rac in South Philly and we caught up with him to chat a little about life as an independent comedy producer. We love to see indepe...

February 23, 2011 2:08 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Launch Party in Seattle

Brown Paper Tickets recently celebrated our new services and updated website launch with a raucous party in our hometown of Seattle, Washington. We partied with over 400 of Brown Paper Tickets event producers, performers and friends. Our new services...

February 22, 2011 8:57 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

SxSeattle Kickoff Party!!

We love to support the music community, and have some awesome plans for SXSW this year. I'm particularly excited about our involvement with the SxSeattle group, which helps Seattle artists get an audience down in Austin. Playing at SXSW can be instr...

February 17, 2011 11:15 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Happy Valentine's Day! BPT Mixtape #7 - Dance Me to the End of Love

Hey all you lovers! The staff here at Brown Paper Tickets knows a thing or two about love and this week's mixtape proves it. We got thirteen cuts hand-picked by the Brown Paper Tickets staff that are guaranteed to get you all hot and bothered and in ...

February 14, 2011 2:15 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

Support All-Ages Venues In Your Town

At Brown Paper Tickets, we support anyone being able to sell tickets and, conversely, anyone being able to go to great shows. From Ian MacKaye's efforts to expand music accessibility to more recent developments like the All-Ages Music Project, the pas...

February 09, 2011 12:57 PM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #6 - All Connor's Friends

Connor works with the venues that we ticket for and has thrown together this killer mix for the BPT mixtape series. He opens up with one of my favorite tracks, LCD Soundsystem's epic "All My Friends" and keeps the energy up high with a nice mix of ele...

February 07, 2011 10:49 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

How To Attend A Film Festival

As we enter film festival season, I've been thinking about how incredibly electric the film festival experience is. Sure, Sundance and Cannes may seem out of many people's reach, but those aren't the only film festivals around. Chances are, your neck ...

February 04, 2011 1:40 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Meet Bill Pascrell Jr.

Hey ticket buyers, meet your friend in congress.  His name is Representative Bill Pascrell Jr. and he's a recently re-elected Democrat from New Jersey's 8th congressional district.  According to TicketNews.com, Pascrell is working hard to cl...

February 02, 2011 4:45 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #5 - Noxious Phunque

Bob Noxious, Brown Paper Ticket's Alternative Sports doer has put together a mixtape of tunes he's been rockin' out to lately. It's been a while since I've seen the video for Anthrax and Public Enemy's 1987 classic "Bring Tha Noize." Brought me back. ...

February 01, 2011 3:41 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

A Brief History of Roller Derby

Brown Paper Tickets loves roller derby! Derby coach and announcer Bob Noxious, our derby liaison told the Chicago Tribune: "A lot of us involved in derby find a certain level of acceptance inside this subculture." Brown Paper Tickets is an integral pa...

January 28, 2011 2:31 PM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

SAVE THE INDEPENDENT MOVIE HOUSE!

Does it seem that lately American culture is slowly becoming more and more homogenized, insular and isolated? Advancements in technology have made it so we can experience almost any form of entertainment from the safety of our homes. We can buy the la...

January 26, 2011 1:58 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

Ticketing Laws in Nevada

On January 3, 2011, Clark County, Nevada Commissioner, Susan Brager, proposed amendments to local scalping laws. Brown Paper Tickets was asked to review the proposal and write a response. Scalpers who raise prices to gouge ticket-buyers perpetuate an ...

January 24, 2011 11:30 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #4 Sam's Mystic Decade

Sam works the graveyard shift in our call center. He also puts on killer house shows and looks great in a onesie as you can see by the included action shot.  He obviously has some bad-ass taste in music as well. I love the r&b he has on this mix,...

January 24, 2011 9:10 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

BPT'S Favorite Venues: The Woods

We ticket shows for the Portland, Oregon venue The Woods and I gotta say, I'm a little envious of Portlanders for having such a cool and unique venue in their town. The Woods is located in a former funeral parlor in the historic Sellwood neighborhoo...

January 21, 2011 12:50 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

An Explanation of Steampunk

Steampunk is blowing up! The sci-fi / fantasy-based subculture that most had never heard of 2 years ago has become a full blown national movement. Brown Paper Tickets sells tickets for a ton of these events and it seems like steampunk-themed events...

January 18, 2011 2:50 PM | Comments (3) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #3 - Cal's Long Cold Winter

Cal is the Event Promotions Manager and my other office mate down in the basement of Brown Paper Tickets headquarters. He put together a melancholy mix for the winter months. Here's what he's got to say about it: Even if you live somewhere with year-...

January 17, 2011 9:23 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

WE LOVE SLOW FOOD!

We're excited to ticket so many Slow Food events because they are just our kind of thing; they're committed to enjoying food while being stewards of their community and their environment. In other words, they're all about growing and consuming food in...

January 14, 2011 9:17 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtape #2 - Sometimes I Wish I Was Sarah Lloyd

Miss Sarah Lloyd is my office mate down in Event Promotions headquarters. In fact, she's sitting behind me right now. She works our social media so you've probably seen her writing in our Facebook and Twitter posts, but you can also find her writings ...

January 12, 2011 9:14 AM | Comments (1) | [Read More]

New site and services!

Today, we released a suite of new ticketing services, along with an updated look and feel. This release places Brown Paper Tickets and you at the head of a movement towards putting power in the hands of individuals. Ticket buyers and event producers, ...

January 10, 2011 7:31 AM | Comments (2) | [Read More]

A SHOUT OUT FROM BILLY, REGGAE FAN AND MUSIC DOER

Billy Geoghegan is our music doer. He helps out independent musicians and offers support to musicians that use Brown Paper Tickets for their events. Like me, Bill has a deep love of  reggae music. In fact he plays in a couple awesome reggae/ska b...

January 05, 2011 3:56 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT Mixtapes #1 - Colleen's Secret Domain

Hope you had a fun and safe New Years! I want you all to meet Colleen Eickholt, our HR superstar at Brown Paper Tickets. She's an awesome gal and basically our resident den mother. Anything we need, from tasty morning snacks to health insurance, Colle...

January 03, 2011 9:35 AM | Comments (4) | [Read More]

ROCK IN THE NEW YEAR!!

Friday is New Years Eve! Can you believe it? Have you made plans yet? I hope you're not going to sit on the couch with a Coors Light dwelling on all the bad decisions you made this year. You did that last  year. I think that this year you should ...

December 29, 2010 11:21 AM | Comments (5) | [Read More]

MEET BOB NOXIOUS!

Hey everyone, meet Bob Noxious our Alternative Sports doer extraordinaire. He's out there hitting the pavement, providing support to all the amazing derby teams that we work with around the country. We wanted you all to get a chance to meet him and to...

December 27, 2010 11:08 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

BPT's Favorite Venues: The Can Can

In the heart of the Pike Place Market, here in Seattle, we're lucky enough to have a little gem of a nightclub called the The Can Can a subterranean cabaret that's become one of the most popular night-life destinations in town. The Can Can's aesthet...

December 23, 2010 4:00 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

A Steampunk New Years in London

Karen from the UK office sent word about an amazing New Years event in London being held at a top secret location that will only be revealed a week before the event. Mysterious! This Steampunk-inspired evening of circus performance, live music, and ca...

December 21, 2010 4:15 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

OUR STAFF ROLLERGIRL KICKIN' ASS!!

Here's a shot of Michelle who works in Client Services, rockin' it out on the banked track with the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds. She's the one in purple in the center of the shot. She says, "In this photo, I was knocking the opposing jammer into the inf...

December 20, 2010 12:33 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

ATTENTION ARIZONA METALHEADS!!

Indie metal producers Moshpit Army have been hosting some killer events in Arizona and Brown Paper Tickets is always happy to see DIY producers landing some great national bands. The Army is booking TWO shows in Arizona by industrial metal legends FE...

December 15, 2010 3:44 PM | Comments (0) | [Read More]

This Ain't Your Grandma's Holiday Party!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  The holiday season is officially upon us. Assuming you weren't trampled to death by a Black Friday mob, you're probably ready to go out and enjoy some holiday festivities.  Well there's plenty to choose from, but if you're lik...

December 13, 2010 11:37 AM | Comments (0) | [Read More]
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