I just wanted to send a few quick updates about a few things to our members, from comic books to movies, margaritas, and more!
Those of you who've come to events at the BGFH may remember my friend, Zach Enea. He made the yummy chicken enchilada dip for some of our Girl Drink Drunk fundraisers and once served as a back-up dancer for Ethel Merman. He's also an accomplished illustrator. Just ask BeBe Sweetbriar, who uses one of his illustrations of her to promote many of her events. Anyway, Zach is also the illustrator for a web comic called "Junkyard Angels," which is published on DoorQ. The first volume of "Junkyard Angels" is now being published in print for the very first time, and fans are encouraged to check it out and buy through IndyPlanet. You can also friend request their page on Facebook to be alerted of ways to buy discounted copies
Robots, zombies, and a broken heart. Everything a growing boy needs.
For more information about "Junkyard Angels" or to check out some of Zach's other work, you can visit these sites:
- Junkyard Angels on DoorQ
- Buy Junkyard Angels on IndiePlanet
- Become a friend of Junkyard Angels on Facebook
- Check out Zach's personal site, ZacharyEnea.com
- Check out Zach's portfolio on Flickr
We're down to the home stretch for the 8th Cosmique Movie Awards, in which we celebrate the best (and worst) of movies from the previous year. The awards blend the gravitas of the Oscars with the irreverance of the MTV Movie Awards. The nominations are in, and BGFH members are invited to vote in the final round to determine the winners. If you skipped the nomination round because it seemed too intimidating, don't worry: you can still vote for the winners, and this time it's all multiple choice!
The deadline to vote is midnight PDT on Friday, May 6, 2011. You can cast your ballot online.
Lots of folks consider Cinco de Mayo, like St. Patrick's Day and New Year's Eve, to be "amateur's hour" when it comes to drinking. Like St. Patrick's Day, Columbus Day, and Gay Pride, the holiday began as a way for a disenfranchzed segment of Americans to assert their pride, solidarity, and political power -- but today is often more about celebrating and having fun. For more on that, check out my article on the BGFH blog called Why Pride?
This year, I will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo happy hour at The Cafe (2369 Market Street, SF) where my friend DJ Go will be spinning and Brandon will be pouring strong 2-for-1 drinks. In the spirit of BGFH events, on St. Patrick's Day we over-tipped Brandon enough to get him to work shirtless. (Hmmm. On Easter, several staff members worked wearing just bunny ears and underpants, but I can't promise we could tip Brandon enough to agree to shed his jeans.) So if you're looking for a place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, check out The Cafe -- and if you're a real die-hard, stay for Pan Dulce, The Cafe's weekly Latin night.
Back to fundraising! Just wanted to put out another plug for our friends doing the annual AIDS LifeCycle ride. If you're planning a fundraiser to help you raise your pledged amount for the ride (or if you know someone who is), especially something in the risque spirit of BGFH events, let me know and we may be able to help.