Dixie Longate is going to be performing in Aurora from the 5th through the 15th, but if you think that's too far to drive - then join the Great Lake Bears for a Road Trip on the 14th.
Yep, the Great Lakes Bears are chartering a bus and whisking you boys off to the wilds of Aurora to take in the comedy and musical stylings of Dixie Longate - ok she's not gonna be singing but I just wanted to say "musical stylings"
And the price is right too, for only $42 you'll get a ticket to the show, transportation to and from the show (on a big comfy bus) PLUS you'll be able to ply yourself with free beer and vodka drinks on the bus - both there and back! How could you pass up a deal like that - considering the price for the ticket is $32 alone.
- What: Great Lakes Bears Roadtrip to see Dixie Longate
- When: Saturday, March 14 - 5:30PM
- Where: Meet at Big Chicks - 5022 N Sheridan
- How Much: $42
- Purchase Tickets Online
Dixie Longate is one of America's Top Tupperware Salespeople and she is serious about Tupperware and she has no problem telling you about it!
Dixie's Tupperware Party is like no other Tupperware Party you have ever been to, that's for sure. She's a loud mouthed southern Belle with who knows how many children who only got into Tupperware because her Parole Officer told her she had to get a job!
Dixie leads you through a demonstration of her most popular Tupperware Products and shows you how you can really use those products, for example did you know that the Cupcake Holder can also double as a J-ello Shooter Carrier? I bet you didn't, at least I know I didn't
I had a chance to see Dixie last year in Des Moines as she was just setting off on her cirss-cross-country tour that has led her to Arizona, Florida and now Chicago.....well, er, specifically Aurora.
She will be playing at the Copley Theater in Aurora from March 5 to March 15 and you will not want to miss this fast talking no holds barred Drag Queen showing off her Tupperware!
- What: Dixie Longate's Tupperware Party
- Where: Copley Theater - 25 E Galena Blvd, Aurora
- When: March 5 - March 15
- How Much: $32 or become part of the show and sit on stage for $42
- To Purchase Tickets: (630) 896-6666
And oh yeah, this IS a Tupperware Party - so bring your check book bitches!
If Aurora is too far for you to drive, then think about heading out with the Great Lake Bears who are scheduled to go on March 14th
- What: Great Lakes Bears Bus Trip to see Dixie Longate
- When: March 14th, 5:30PM
- Where: Meet at Big Chick's
- How Much: $42 includes ticket to the show, coach transportation to/from and drinks on the bus!
- Purchase Tickets Online
Alas, I am fortunate though in that I do have friends that are fans of the opera, and they have given me the amazing opportunity to take in two operas: The Barber of Seville and Lulu. Both of which were exhilirating, but not quite what I'm really into, I'm more of a Showtune/Musical kinda guy, it just is what it is!
But enough about Opera already....let's talk about this backstage stuff! Every year the Lyric Opera of Chicago holds a "benefit" Back Stage Tour and last year I missed it! So I made sure that I wouldn't miss it this year.
My friends Todd & John (the boys who so politely invited me to the Opera) and I made our reservations for the opera EARLY, I think the first week that ressies were taken, so that we wouldn't "miss the boat." We were fortunate to get our first choice (First tour of the day) and we were excited about going backstage. Todd had been on the tour before, but John and I were both virgins (when was the last time I was able to say that?)
We got to the Opera early, checked in and headed over to the bar where we had our morning juice: tomato with a big splash of vodka. It was good juice too, they didn't even bother to dilute it with ice - gotta love that! While we were drinking our juice we had a chance to go through a couple of wardrobe closests that were full of costumes for us to try on....we were in queer heaven - Cocktails AND Costumes!!!
Finally they called our group number and we headed off to tour behind the scenes at the Lyric Opera. We got a crash course on the history of the Lyric Opera and dove head first into the tour finally heading backstage. Our tourguide was the current Guild President and she was gracious and filled with information about the opera house, it was obvious that she loves this place.
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The church has been, up until this time, hush hush on their involvement with the Proposition, many church members donated money to the Yes on Prop 8 campaign, but the church kept saying that they were not doing anything to encourage their congregation. Protests and boycotts have occurred across California at businesses that admitted to donating money to the 'Yes on 8' campaign. It has been estimated that members of the Morman Church donated upwards of $20MM.
But in the filing made Friday, the Mormon church reported thousands in travel expenses, such as airline tickets, hotel rooms and car rentals for the campaign. The church also reported $96,849.31 worth of "compensated staff time" – hours that church employees spent working to pass the same-sex marriage ban.
Now that the church has finally admitted to their involvement and financially backing the "Yes on 8" campaign, do you think that they should lose their Tax Free Status?
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Despite a winter storm raging through the city, it did not stop several hundred LGBT supporters to join forces and voices to tell President-elect Obama that he needs to follow through on his promise to repeal DOMA.
Check out this firsthand video coverage of the event: