Thursday, January 28, 2010

Drag Bingo Memories

We had a fundraiser for the not-for-profit that I run called School Street Arts Movement at Hamburger Mary's. They do "drag bingo" every Monday night for charities.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Walking in on a Movie Set

When I was in New Orleans last week, I happened on a movie set. It was for Nicolas Cage's new film, "The Hungry Rabbit Jumps." They were filming in the French Quarter. The people on the street didn't think he was there on set, but who knows?

New Orleans Visit

Here are some pictures from my trip to New Orleans last week. Just a quickie but I was able to roam the French Quarter and see all the sights!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Chinese New Year's Dinner

Our Asians and Friends group is having its annual Chinese New Year's dinner on Sat. Feb. 6. I and some of my good friends will be performing in a cabaret-style show. It's typically our highest-attended event and we are off to a good presale. So visit our Web site at and sign up!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Drag Bingo

Our not-for-profit, School Street Arts Movement, was the beneficiary of a drag bingo night last night at Hamburger Mary's. We gave away prizes and folks had a few chuckles--and we made a little change. Win, win!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kareem's Birthday

Kareem celebrated his birthday this week at Charlie's Ale House and a bunch of use went from dance class to join him. He's normally a quiet guy and hearing him give a speech full of gratitude was moving.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jessica and Cherie on HGTV!

My friends Jessica and Cherie were in an episode of HGTV's "My First Place" reality series. Jessica was looking for her first home purchase and there was a conflict if her "traditional" parents would agree with her choice. We celebrated by watching it at Sushi Samba in the restaurant's sky lounge. A fab place for a party...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

John Accepts His Award

John and John had a holiday party last night and we replayed his Oscar-worthy performance as Maria from "Near West Side Story." Gracious and verbose, he accepted with as much faux humility as a queen can muster having garnered the spotlight.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A Celebration of a Life

My cousin Yani passed away around Thanksgiving last year from an aneurysm. He was just a year older than me, confirming how fragile we all are. My cousins made a video retrospective. Here's the link.

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year's Eve Fun

Our movie musical themed New Year's Eve party produced this masterpiece: "Near West Side Story."