Family Night- Ravinia Ticket Giveaway!

Music has the power to transport you to a different time, bring up memories and emotions. One of the unique performances at Ravinia is the “CSO Goes to the Movies,” and next week they are featuring Danny Elfman’s Music from the films of Tim Burton. The lawn screens will be showing accompanying video for the music- what a perfect night out for the family! Also, as a special treat, Entertainment journalists Dean Richards of WGN TV and Radio and Bill Zwecker of Fox News and the Chicago Sun-Times will be sharing their insights and experiences in a discussion prior to the concert.

Here is a listing of ALL of the Tim Burton films that will be showcased:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice,
Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks, Big Fish, Batman and Batman Returns,
Planet of the Apes, Corpse Bride, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie, The
Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and Alice in Wonderland

Why not make a night of it for the family and pick up some tasty treats from the Ravinia District on your way? It is incredibly easy to either take the Metra to the Ravinia free parking lot, pick up dinner, and take the free shuttle to the park.

Piero’s Pizza

Grab a a deep dish pizza to go at Piero’s, right on Roger Williams Ave, a quick walk from the Metra station. I am drooling over their deep dish pizza- featured on WGN’s Chicago’s Best. If you order online, you can receive 10% off your first order.

Photo courtesy of Piero’s

Baker Boys

Want some sweet treats to enjoy throughout the night? I recently stopped at Baker Boys and I am going to let you in on a little secret. I popped in there after a shopping trip at Style Hunters around the corner in need of some sugar. I had Charlotte, my 18 month old, with me- the cupcakes looked so good, I got a cupcake to go instead of eating at their cute array of tables. I went back to my car, strapped Charlotte in and ate the insanely delicious carrot cake cupcake surreptitiously in the front seat so I wouldn’t have to share. That is the life of a mom, right??

EVERYTHING they do is from scratch, and they make all of their delicious treats fresh daily. Each day they serve 5 classic flavors (Banana Chocolate Chip, Carrot Cake, Chocolate, Red Velvet and Vanilla) and rotate in a massive array of specialty cupcakes. In addition, they also have frozen custard, assorted bakery items, and  Intelligentsia Coffee. I am hooked- this is an absolute MUST TRY bakery!

Want to make a family night out of this?

***I am giving away 4 lawn passes to Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton on Tuesday, July 14th!*** 
 Winner will be selected this Friday, July 10th.

To enter, simply leave a comment with your favorite movie below. Make sure to like the Ravinia District Facebook page for additional ticket giveaways throughout the summer, and info on fun events! Best of luck!

A huge thank you to Ravinia District for providing tickets to give away!



  1. July 7, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    Beetlejuice! 🙂

    • July 7, 2015 / 1:17 pm

      I AGREE!! I need to watch that again- such an amazing cast and so off the wall. LOVE!

  2. July 7, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    Mary Poppins!

  3. July 8, 2015 / 1:25 am

    Nightmare Before Christmas is my go to holiday movie. The best part is that it is great to watch twice a year for both Christmas and Halloween. A tie for a close second are Big Fish and Ed Wood.

  4. July 8, 2015 / 3:17 am

    That's a tough one. I love Edward Scissorhands but I have to go with Beatlejuice!

  5. July 8, 2015 / 4:12 am

    Wizard of Oz and Nightmare Before Christmas

  6. July 10, 2015 / 4:07 am

    THANK you everyone for entering, I love hearing all of your favorites!!! I will announce the winner before noon tomorrow (Friday the 10th), best of luck!

  7. July 13, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Sorry, my comment announcing the winner didn't publish last week- Stefanie C, it is all you! Thanks again all!

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