The week began with The Magnetic Fields at The Vic. I had interviewed openly gay singer Stephin. He was a tough interview along with a lot of off key notes and sluggish performance really brought down the live show. People did complain about his skipping songs after, although I heard the Tuesday concert was better. I was busy sampling Monkey Shoulder rum that night at The Bedford so I was going bananas!
Fela! opened on Wednesday to a lively crowd. The story of Nigerian Fela Kuti was educational, entertaining, and exciting. The audience was dancing and chanting to the inventor of the afrobeat long after his passing from AIDS. Don't miss this frenetic paced show if you have a chance. I had breakfast with the actress that played his mother and she is just lovely with a hypnotizing voice.
About Face Theatre's annual fundraiser went to the prom this time with the Wonka Ball. Check out my photo coverage on this very website.
The same night I headed up Skokie to meet my comedic friend Paula Poundstone and see her show. She was truly funny poking at the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus in the balcony. She didn't know how to end the show so it lasted forever but that was joke in itself where she said we were all trapped with her!
I thought I was going to be late to see the kinetic Candis Cayne at Taverna. We made it though and half of the community did too. It was the show to see where Candis even stopped traffic by lip synching in the street!
Saturday it was a ChicagoPride.com 10th anniversary contributor celebration at Nookies, casino time with Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards, and Joan Rivers show being taped for Showtime in St. Charles. Rivers kissed me after the show and gave me props for always promoting her projects. Read my interview with Joan.