Revealed: the San Mateo location of our next Downton Abbey Super Fan Party ticket draw

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It's not long until our super-exclusive Downton Abbey Super Fan Party in a top-secret San Francisco location on Wednesday, February 25 , and we've still got 40 tickets (for two) to give away in the fourth of our weekly draws!

Your fourth Downton Abbey Super Fan Party challenge is:

2. On Saturday, 'follow' Lady Mary to a quaint antiques shop in San Mateo 

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Where?
The Pickled Hutch, a store offering vintage and vintage-inspired items for home, garden and gifts at 1606 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402 (map)

When?
10:30am - 2:30pm on Saturday, January 31. Find the friendly KQED staff member inside The Pickled Hutch, fill out a quick form and you’re entered into this week’s drawing to win one of 20 tickets (with each ticket giving entry for two people to the Super Fan Party!)

Why here?
The stylish Lady Mary would find much to appreciate in this cozy antiques store (although of course these items wouldn't be antiques to her, would they?) As well as items for the house and garden, The Pickled Hutch offers a range of handcrafted jewelry, which we can just imagine her looking impossibly chic in.

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If you are lucky enough to win one of the tickets in our first drawing, you will receive an email by 2pm on Monday, February 2 with the details on the party. Once you’ve confirmed your acceptance of the ticket, we will mail you this special Lady Mary ticket!

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If if you're not lucky this time around, stay tuned: you've got one more Saturday draw to enter (in Sausalito), and next week we'll be announcing the exact location in which to enter. In the meantime: we'll see you, Downton Super Fans, at The Pickled Hutch on Saturday.


Win family tickets to see Disney on Ice in Oakland or San Jose!

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Disney on Ice is bringing new show Let's Celebrate! to San Jose's SAP Center and Oakland's Oracle Arena this month— a colossal party on ice with all your favorite Disney friends in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe. Best of all: we've got a 4-ticket family pack to give away for San Jose performances on February 18 and 19, and Oakland performances February 25 and 26!

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 To be in with a chance of winning them, just send an email to giveaway@kqed.org with the subject "Disney Celebrate" that contains your full name and mailing address.

From all entries we'll randomly select a winner for four vouchers that can be redeemed for tickets (each worth $29) for the best available seat at the time you visit the Oracle Arena or SAP Center on those dates. Passes can be redeemed at the Box Office only, at any time up until show time, and should be redeemed early for the best seat selection (excluding Ringmaster Zone and VIP.)

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, February 4 at 9am. Winners will be notified by e-mail on Wednesday, and tickets will be mailed out. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.

Disney on Ice's Let's Celebrate!

SAP Center at San Jose
February 18 – 22, contest tickets valid February 18 and 19 (show times)
525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 287-7070

Oracle Arena, Oakland
February 25 – March 1, 2015, contest tickets valid February 25 and 26 (show times)
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621 United States
(510) 569-2121


Read February's 'On Q' magazine for the chance to win Suzanne Vega tickets!

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Read the February issue of On Q magazine and you could win tickets to see Suzanne Vega at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on February 19!

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Check out page 20 of KQED's member magazine -- online here -- and find out how to be entered to win. Hurry, entry deadline is February 9, 2015.


Win tickets to 'Habitat Earth' at the California Academy of Sciences!

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Explore the most intriguing planet in our solar system… our own. Habitat Earth is a new planetarium show now playing at the California Academy of Sciences that allows you to dive off the California coast with hungry sea otters, tunnel with tiny ants beneath the forest floor and discover the “living networks” that connect all life. Best of all, we've got two family four-packs of tickets to give away!

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 To be in with a chance of winning them, just send an email to giveaway@kqed.org with the subject "Habitat" that contains your full name and mailing address.

From all entries we'll randomly select two winners to receive four general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences that include exhibit admission (worth $34.95 per ticket.) Deadline to enter is Thursday, January 29 at 9am. Winners will be notified by e-mail on Thursday, and tickets will be mailed out. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.

Habitat Earth, now playing at the California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 379-8000


Win tickets to The Moth's "Cold" StorySLAM

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The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, with public StorySLAM events that are broadcast each Saturday at 10pm on KQED Public Radio (88.5.) We've got five pairs of tickets to give away to their Tuesday January 27  StorySLAM (theme: "Cold") at Public Works in San Francisco!

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To be in with a chance of winning them, just send an email to giveaway@kqed.org with the subject "Moth Cold" that contains your full name and address.

From all entries we'll randomly select five winners for a pair of tickets (worth $16 per pair.) Deadline to enter is Friday, January 23 at 9am. Winners will be notified by e-mail on Friday, and tickets will be held at Will Call. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.

The Moth Live
Doors 6pm, Tuesday January 27
Public Works, 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 779-6757


It's here: South Bay location of our third Downton Abbey Super Fan Party ticket draw!

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Our super-exclusive Downton Abbey Super Fan Party in a top-secret San Francisco location on Wednesday, February 25 is drawing closer, and we've still got 60 tickets (for two) to give away in the third of our weekly draws!

Your third Downton Abbey Super Fan Party challenge is:

2. On Saturday, 'follow' the Dowager Countess Lady Violet to a perfectly English tea shop in Campbell

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Where?
Lisa's Tea Treasures, Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S. Bascom Avenue #165, Campbell, CA 95008 (map)

When?
10am-2pm on Saturday, January 24. Find the friendly KQED staff member inside Lisa's Tea Treasures at the gift shop, fill out a quick form and you’re entered into this week’s drawing to win one of 20 tickets (with each ticket giving entry for two people to the Super Fan Party!)
Please note that if you're hoping to stay and enjoy a full Downton-style tea service at Lisa's Tea Treasures, a reservation will almost certainly be needed (call 408.371.7377.) We don't want you to be disappointed!

Why here?
Taking tea (more specifically, being served it) is one of the Dowager Countess' cherished pastimes. For this reason, we had no trouble imagining her ensconced in this very traditional tea shop, sipping her Earl Grey and delivering withering barbs to her companions.

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If you are lucky enough to win one of the tickets in our first drawing, you will receive an email by 2pm on Monday, January 26 with the details on the party. Once you’ve confirmed your acceptance of the ticket, we will mail you this special Countess ticket!

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If if you're not lucky this time around, stay tuned: you've got two more Saturday draws (in San Mateo and Sausalito) to enter, and next week we'll be announcing our fourth Bay Area location in which to enter the drawing. In the meantime: we'll see you, Downton Super Fans, at Lisa's Tea Treasures on Saturday.

 


Lucky enough to win a Downton Abbey Super Fan Party ticket? Here's what's in store...

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Truly, our Downton Abbey Super Fan Party on February 25 will be the ultimate fête for Downton die-hards. By now you know that tickets can't be bought, only won in one of five ticket drawings (NOW CLOSED.)  But what awaits those 100 lucky people (and their plus-ones) who manage to score a ticket?

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Lucky enough to snag a ticket in our draws? This will be you, getting glam for the Party.

Here's what we're allowed to reveal at this point:

  • The super-secret location will have a definite "speakeasy" vibe, boasting an intriguing history and a Prohibition-era bar
  • There will be Downton-inspired creative cocktails
  • Costumes will most definitely be encouraged

There are also covetable Downton-themed prizes on offer at the Super Fan Party, including:

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So... how do you get a ticket to the Super Fan Party? NOTE: The contests have now all closed

Simple: from January 10, we're holding a draw for 20 tickets each week. You can enter your name each Saturday at a particular location around the Bay Area. The four remaining weekly locations are Oakland (Jan 17), San Jose (Jan 24), San Mateo (Jan 31) and Sausalito (Feb 7), and each will be inspired by a different Downton Abbey character.

Earlier every week, we’ll be revealing the exact location and the time that you can come to enter your name in the drawing for one of 20 tickets -- and each ticket allows two entrants into the party. Make sure to Like KQED on Facebook and follow us on Twitter right now to get the details as soon as they're made public.

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Revealed: Oakland location of our second Downton Super Fan Party ticket draw

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Excitement is mounting over our Downton Abbey Super Fan Party on Wednesday, February 25, to be held in a top-secret San Francisco location. It's now time for our second drawing to win one of 100 tickets to this exclusive event!

Your second Downton Abbey Super Fan Party challenge is:

2. On Saturday, 'follow' Lady Edith to a British-style pub in Oakland

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Where?
The Growlers' Arms, 4214 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602 (map)

When?
11am-3pm on Saturday, January 17. Find the friendly KQED staff member inside The Growlers' Arms, fill out a form and you’re entered into this week’s drawing to win one of 20 tickets (with each ticket giving entry for two people to the Super Fan Party!)
Please note that the Growlers' Arms will not be open for food/drinks at that time.

Why here?

As an aspiring writer, we know Lady Edith would enjoy Oakland's creativity and verve, and this British-style gastropub tucked away in the Glenview neighborhood of the city offers an authentic taste of the English countryside. Plus, let's be honest: after her trials and tribulations in the show, she deserves a little fun "down the pub."

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If you are lucky enough to win one of the tickets in our first drawing, you will receive an email by 2pm on Monday, January 19 with the details on the party. Once you’ve confirmed your acceptance of the ticket, we will mail you this special Edith ticket!

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If if you're not lucky this time around, stay tuned: you've got three more Saturday draws (in San Jose, San Mateo and Sausalito) to enter, and next week we'll be announcing our third Bay Area location in which to enter the drawing. In the meantime: we'll see you, Downton Super Fans, at The Growlers' Arms on Saturday.

 


First location revealed for Downton Abbey Super Fan Party Drawing

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You know about our Downton Abbey Super Fan Party on Wednesday, February 25, in a secret San Francisco location. And now it’s your chance to enter our first drawing to win one of 100 tickets to this exclusive event!

Without further ado, your first Downton Abbey Super Fan Party challenge is:

1. On Saturday, 'follow' the Crawley's scheming underbutler Thomas Barrow to the Castro District in San Francisco

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Where?
Spike’s Coffee & Teas, 4117 19th Street (at Castro Street,) San Francisco, CA 94114 (map)

When?
1pm-5pm on Saturday, January 10. Find the friendly KQED staff member at Spike’s, fill out a form and you’re entered into this week’s drawing to win one of 20 tickets (with each ticket giving entry for two people to the Super Fan Party!)

Why here?
As Downton's underbutler, Thomas knows a thing or two about tea — plus he'd enjoy the opportunity to relax off-duty in this busy, vibrant part of San Francisco.

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If you are lucky enough to win one of the tickets in our first drawing, you will receive an email by 2pm on Monday, January 12 with the details on the party. Once you’ve confirmed your acceptance of the ticket, we will mail you this special Thomas ticket!

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If if you're not lucky this time around, stay tuned: you've got four more weekly draws (in Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo and Sausalito) to enter, and next week we'll be announcing our second Bay Area location in which to enter the drawing. In the meantime: we'll see you, Downton Super Fans, at Spike’ Coffees and Teas on Saturday.

 


Downton Abbey Super Fan Party: More Details Announced

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Intrigued by yesterday's announcement about our Downton Abbey Super Fan Party in February? Just wait until you hear what'll be on offer there for the 200 lucky attendees who snag tickets via our Bay Area drawings beginning this week.

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Tomorrow (Thursday, January 8) we'll be revealing the location for the first of our five drawings taking place around the Bay Area via KQED's Facebook Page and Twitter feed. It'll be somewhere in San Francisco on Saturday (January 10), but in the meantime, here are just a few of the covetable Downton-inspired prizes on offer at the Super Fan Party itself in a secret SF location on Wednesday, February 25:

So... how do you get a ticket to the Super Fan Party?

Simple: for five weeks starting January 10, we’ll be holding a draw for 20 tickets each week. You can enter your name each Saturday at a particular location around the Bay Area. The five weekly locations will be San Francisco (Jan 10), Oakland (Jan 17), San Jose (Jan 24), San Mateo (Jan 31) and Sausalito (Feb 7), and each will be inspired by a different Downton Abbey character.

Earlier every week, we’ll be revealing the exact location and the time that you can come to enter your name in the drawing for one of 20 tickets -- and each ticket allows two entrants into the party. Make sure to Like KQED on Facebook and follow us on Twitter right now to get the details as soon as they're made public. We'll reveal the first location in San Francisco on Thursday, January 8 and you don't want to miss out.

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