First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the launch of the mental health initiative Campaign to Change Direction, at the Newseum in Washington, DC March 4, 2015.  DoD News photo by EJ Hersom
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the launch of the mental health initiative Campaign to Change Direction, at the Newseum in Washington, DC March 4, 2015.  (DoD News photo by EJ Hersom)

Ticket Alert: Michelle Obama at Oracle Arena

Ticket Alert: Michelle Obama at Oracle Arena

As the first African-American first lady, Michelle Obama spearheaded initiatives toward healthier living, advocated for veterans, and encouraged young people -- especially young girls -- to pursue education past high school. Not to mention she's widely considered the epitome of poise and grace.

Although Obama has repeatedly said that a presidential run is out of the question, there's a chance to bask in her aura on Mar. 28 at Oakland's Oracle Arena. The appearance is billed as a "moderated conversation," but at the moment there's no information on who will interview the former FLOTUS. Regardless, with her storied career in law, education, and politics, it should make for a fascinating discussion.

Tickets for the talk, starting at $93.50, go on sale to the general public on Feb. 26, but there's a presale on Ticketmaster that starts Friday, Feb. 23, at 10am. The Ticketmaster site has no details about accessing that presale, but appearances in other cities by the former First Lady have used the presale code "OBAMA." [Update: This does not work for Oakland.]

The presale code announced for Oakland is "MICHELLE" — as of 10am Friday, it works to unlock VIP packages and special offers.

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Note: the default for the "MICHELLE" presale displays VIP packages, which are very expensive. For lower price tiers, go to the "Presale Ticket Options" field and use the drop-down menu to select "Promotions and Special Offers." You'll then be able to select a price tier from the "Price and Section" field.

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