"In my opinion, not enough people have looked their dinner in the eyes and considered the circle of life. This is your dinner. His name is Tom." (Parks and Recreation, Season 5, Episode 1)
Nick Offerman, an Illini alumni and star of Parks and Recreation, will be coming to campus as part of his "American Ham Tour". The show will be held at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, October 26th at 7:30PM. Tickets are currently on sale for $10 for UIUC students and $30 for the general public. Proceeds will be given to the Japan House.
In addition, Offerman will be co-hosting an "East Meets Midwest" fundraising dinner at Prairie Fruits Farm with Shozo Sato, the founder of Japan House and professor emeritus of art and design. The 11-course dinner will be held the following day at 2PM. Tickets are currently sold out. HOWEVER, you can still win a chance to have dinner with Nick Offerman!
Japan House will be selling raffle tickets, and guess what's the grand prize? You guessed it. It's a ticket to East Meets Midwest dinner with Nick Offerman! But those are not the only prizes you can win.
Second Place Prize (2): Tea ceremony at the Japan House (10/27/2013 10AM) for you and 3 of your friends with Nick Offerman and Shozo Sato.
Third Place Prize: Two tickets to Nick Offerman's performance at the Krannert Center
Fourth Place Prize (3): Autographed event poster from Nick Offerman
The drawing will be on October 25th at the Japan House. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 per ticket or $40 for 5 tickets. Don't miss your chance to meet Nick Offerman live in person! I know I won't.
For more information regarding raffle tickets, please contact the Japan House.