Friday, April 5, 2013

Burlesque, Jazz & the Return of the Bong Show, a benefit for Pgh NORML!

Oh friends.... what a fascinating, tumultuous and looooong winter it has been.... I'm happy to say I finally believe we may have actually reached the other side. The warm winds blow with the sweet tantalizing promise of beautiful music, graceful dancers and hilarious escapades. I don't trust the wind to deliver these things all by itself, so I have committed myself to helping make them reality.

Tomorrow April 6, 2013
Cattivo Sotto, 146 44th St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201, US
I am emceeing at TEASE! Performers include Bella Sin, Smokin' McQueen, Sable Starling, Charlie Monroe, Dame Cassandra, Kiyla Kitty and Sahara! Join us for an evening of burlesque, jazz and more! Featured performer is the Peggy de Lune, best British Newcomer to the London World Burlesque Gamers 2012!
Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door!  21 and over!
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Saturday April 13, 2013 NOLA on the Square 
24 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA
For reservations: 412-471-9100
Join Phat Man Dee & the Cultural District as they sing & play through an evening of multi lingual classics & original tunes in one of the tastiest destinations in Pittsburgh! Delicious jambalaya, jazz and more! Reservations suggested, especially if you want to be seated near the music! No cover, all ages!
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Saturday April 20, 2013 The Bong Show! A benefit for Pittsburgh NORML
Lava Lounge, 2204 E Carson St, South Side, Pittsburgh, PA
Featuring a talent show where the stakes are high and so are the judges!!! Join us for this lighthearted evening of entertainment as the judges (who are live via satellite feed from the great state of Colorado) decide who does, and who does not, get bonged! Hosted by Phat Man Dee and Smokin' McQueen! Featured musical guests include J Pad da Juggernaught, Chai Baba and the Rusty Haywhackers! Come learn about the reasons why we all support the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis, especially when used medicinally!
Tickets $5 for NORML members, $10 in advance or $15 at the door! 21 and over!
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One of the reasons I mention above that it has been a long winter is that recently our community has lost some wonderful people, friends of mine, and this world was a much richer place for having known them. Please, raise a glass, tip some libations, light a candle, whatever you do to remember your loved ones for my friends Dan Lichten and "Scooter" Paul McCarthy. I have known Dan for years but really got to know and respect him in Occupy Pittsburgh, he helped feed those wonderful activists who camped out downtown in the bitterest cold as we all worked towards a fairer world. My friend Paul I have known since I was in high school, he was a character known most for riding his motor scooter through Pittsburgh, blasting music. He was also politically active and wrote many letters to the editor He personally rode me on his bike to the Kerry Rally when John Kerry came to rally in Pittsburgh... I will miss them both terribly, If you have lost any loved ones this past winter, let us all pray together that they are enjoying that wonderful cabaret in the sky. Or whatever you believe. We were blessed to know them and I hope we remember those that have gone before as we move ahead in this cycle. I am blessed to know you.

One love friends! I hope to see you out at one of these good gigs and we can share some music and fun times together!

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