With a drink and a smile, they give us what we want. And although they’re professionals, sometimes we can’t help but hope for more than a cocktail or a beer. What is it about bartenders that’s such an attraction? And what happens when a customer wants more than a glassful?
Connie Champagne and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy and both beloved icons on the local cabaret scene. Both will help to usher in the holiday season with separate appearances, along with co-starring roles in the musical comedy parody ‘Christmas With the Crawfords.’
On Monday, December 9, the Marines Memorial Theater will host the latest Help Is On the Way for the Holidays gala. As always, the event will benefit The Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation. But Sharon McNight, a stalwart performer, has been singing at benefits since before some younger local LGBT folks were even born.
“It’s the holidays!” seems to be everyone’s excuse to be overwhelmed, overbooked and over it all. But you can blow off some Santa-caused steam at some of the celebratory galas and dance nights this week. Enjoy the feeling of giving at several of the benefits and toy drives, too.
Itinerant social butterfly Donna Sachet covers events at Martuni’s, Beatbox, a Wells Fargo mural unveiling, and the Ducal Court’s costumed Investiture, held at Kink.com.
Have a spanking good time at these leather and kink events that’ll definitely heat you up amid December’s chill.
Naked Sword director mr. Pam runs a jubilating set (the only thing that seems lacking in her Behind the Scenes bonuses are party hats) and I think that spirit shows in her two recent features, Undiscovered and Frat House Cream.
More than a dozen stars of Broadway hit musicals will travel from around the country to participate in this year’s annual Broadway Against Bullying Dec. 2. The fundraiser’s for NoBully, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that takes anti-bullying efforts to schools nationwide.