This month's installment of Cherry, a party for LGBT folks and their allies, combines the usual burlesque show with a few rousing rounds of bingo.
The text from host Julie Wheeler's promotional email is pretty swell with its references to bingo-loving old lady names. So we'll let her explain (below) how the night will go down. The party starts at 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 25th at Side Street Grill's RedBar. Also, this month's event will feature a newly built stage for the burlesque performers.
"Get ready to kick off your fuzzy slippers and put on your party clothes, Pearl! It's time to come down to CHERRY's Burlesque Bingo Show in the RedBar at Side Street!
Now don't get us wrong, Hazel, this isn't serious Bingo. But you will have a chance to win fun prizes — all while you watch a burlesque show! I'm sure you're saying, ''Deloris, this is right up my alley!'' Well, Betty, in honor of the new year, we've decided to do things a little differently. We're going to start off with a smaller show of burlesque mixed with bingo and then we have an intermission. This will give you time, Ernestine, to mingle with the other players and performers while partaking in an adult beverage or two.
And just when you start to lose interest in the person flirting with you, Petunia, it's time for the final small bingo burlesque show with different prizes and some of the same stars doing a completely different act!
And don't worry about being able to see all the action, Gertrude, we're building a little stage to put it up high for all to see! All this plus, in between shows (and afterwards!), we'll have some of the hottest dance music & drink specials to get you off of your feet and dancing! So, whatever your name is, just make sure you get down to the RedBar at Side Street (35 S Florence) on Saturday, January 25th for CHERRY's Bingo Burlesque Show & Party! Doors@8pm Shows@9&10:30 21+ $10 (cash only at the door). See You There!"