Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lez Raise Money!

OK people, get your act together!  The second annual Talent Show is coming!  And just like your ex, it's coming quicker than you think.

First the important info: the show is THIS FRIDAY!  Yes I know, that is quick!  Hopefully you've been honing your amazing talents all year and are ready to go!

As you may recall, last year's show was to raise money for Astro Coffee, and was greatly successful in getting some seed money together for this small startup in the middle of the Great Recession.  Since last year, Astro Coffee has secured financing and it is now in the midst of a buildout on the Slows block in Corktown, with an opening date of sometime in the future!

Last year's show was also greatly successful in being loads of fun, and as the top three awards went to downtown gays, it woke Detroit up to the fact that queers are even better to have around than hipsters!  I was so proud of us that night, especially me since I came in first.

Me, coming out on top!  Yes, that's the stage!
(photo thanks to Jon Dones)

Now it could be your chance to shine!  Any talent is a Detroit Talent Show talent!  Last year we had lots of singing and dancing and comedy and some performances that might actually qualify as art.  This year I would specifically like to encourage tap dancers, mimes and people doing dramatic readings from television commercials or reality shows to sign up.  Also production numbers! You could win a prize!

The show this year is also a benefit, and it is going to help Cassie DeWitt - friend of Supergay, urban queer, community do-gooder and downtown darling!  She fractured her ankle and leg (in two places!) while volunteering to help with the Hygienic Dress League "No Vacancy" project in Roosevelt Park, and we are raising money to help pay with expenses from her surgery and subsequent physical therapy.

Cassie suffered for art and now so can you!

2nd Annual Talent Show, a benefit
Friday, January 14,  8 to 2am (with karaoke warmup!)
Polish Village Veterans Hall
4930 Central Avenue (just off I-94), Detroit

$20 donation
$2.50 drinks plus food from Slows, Supino Pizzeria and more!
To sign up, send an email to Cassie!

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