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Tuesday 17 Mar 2009

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Community Meal Deals:

Be sure to check out the Boystown NOW Blog for some great “Meal Deals” provided by local restaurants!

Amy & Freddy:

Join my pals Amy & Freddy this Thursday from 8-10PM at the Amy and Freddy show at Lakeshore Theater.

Birthday Bash:

ChicagoPride.com and Minibar Ultra Lounge and Café are sponsoring the birthday party of the year for none other than “Boystown’s Favorite DJ”, DJ Phil DaBeatz. The fun starts at 10PM and goes until 2AM. You should plan to call in gay to work the next day!

Community Cares:

REMEMBER, on March 23rd there will be a charity performance at Roscoe’s; raising funds for those that lost their home in the Scarlet building fire. Join Frida Lay, Honey West, Miss Foozie, Maya Douglas, Victoria LePaige, Mercedes, Marilyn Black, Jade, Kelly Lauren, Naysha Lopez, Members of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, Teri Yaki, Boystown’s favorite diva, Amy Armstrong, Ronnie Kroell and yours truly as we entertain you to giving! If you aren’t able to attend, but would like to donate/help, please email me!

SHOUT OUTS: Vlad; My best friend, Isaiah; Advisor Edward; Sunshine!; Calvin; Mike Kosko; Matthew Barrett; Alex Choren; Bill Healy; Jeffery Vander Meade; Birthday boy, Eric Bednarski; Hottie, Wolf Hudson; Jamile Mack; Socialite, Hunter B. Lyon; Boystown Crush; My bosom friend, David; and my VERY old bitch Buffy

Cheers!

~Bill Pritchard
 
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Wednesday 11 Mar 2009

THANK YOU Wild Pug!

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BRAVO Wild Pug:
Even the rain and wind couldn’t keep the die hard difference makers away from The Wild Pug last night. We all enjoyed libations and laughs as we raised funds for the victims of the Scarlet building fire.

Joining in the fun was none other than my dear pal, Ronnie Kroell. He came straight from a photo shoot to be a part of this community event. I was really touched. We were even blessed with the attendance of DJ Phil DaBeatz; and even got to hear his newest demo CD! As an added bonus we heard Ronnie’s two hit singles!

I have to say that the Wild Pug went above and beyond in the generosity and giving! Towards the end of the event they decided to add another hour of sales to the pot. I can’t thank them enough!

A special thank you goes to ChicagoPride.com and Fusion Radio Chicago, for their amazing promotion of the event and to all the folks that came! We were able to raise some needed funds!

If you weren’t able to attend, but would like to donate/help, please email me!

More to Come:
On March 23rd there will be a charity performance at Roscoe’s. Join Frida Lay, Honey West, Miss Foozie, Mimi Marks, Sasha Colby, Maya Douglas, Victoria LePaige, Mercedes, Marilyn Black, Jade, Kelly Lauren, Teri Yaki, Boystown’s favorite diva, Amy Armstrong, Ronnie Kroell and yours truly as we entertain you to giving!

Foozie Fun:
Don’t forget Miss Foozie’s Fabulous Varity Show taking place this Saturday at Circuit Nightclub!

Gratefully,
~Bill Pritchard

 Miss Foozie's FABULOUS Variety Show! (Photo by Doug Birkenheuer)

Tuesday 10 Mar 2009

Drinking For A Difference

TONIGHT's Fundraiser:
I hope you will all join BRAVO television’s Make Me A Supermodel season one star, Ronnie Kroell and me (See Picture Above) this evening from 7:00-9:00PM as The Wild Pug, ChicagoPride.com and Fusion Radio Chicago, raise needed funds for the victims of the Scarlet building fire.

ALL the sales from 4-9PM at The Wild Pug will be donated to those displaced.

Thank you to The Wild Pug, and Fusion Radio Chicago www.fusionchicago.com for their amazing devotion to this “make a difference” event!

If you can’t attend, but would like to donate/help, please email me!

Drinking for a Difference!!
~Bill Pritchard
Monday 9 Mar 2009

Chicago Takes It Off

Lust:
Test Positive Aware Network hosted their Annual Chicago Takes Off show this last weekend at the Park West Theater. With ChicagoPride.com as one of the major sponsors, I had the pleasure of going.

I have to say, TPAN’s Rhett Lindsey really outdid himself this time! The show was so well choreographed and organized! This event had something for everyone’s taste and it was done tastefully too!

The evening was hosted by none other than New York’s Coco Peru. (See Picture Above) Many will recall Ms. Peru’s performance in the movie Trick. I was really impressed with how witty she was. (See Video Below)



Joining me for the evening was my Gal-Pal, Jake Conrad. (See Picture) What can I say? The kid sure knows how to have a fun time. I wanna be him when I grow up!

Scarlet Fire Victims Support:
There are more events to raise funds for the victims of the Scarlet building fire.

Join The Wild Pug, Fusion Radio, and yours truly on March 10 as we raise needed funds for the victims of the Scarlet building fire.

If you can’t attend, but would like to donate/help, please email me!

Cheers to a good week!!
~Bill Pritchard
Friday 6 Mar 2009

A Note from Scarlet’s Genral Manager

Eternal Gratitude:
This morning I received an email from Dusty Hoffman, General Manager of Scarlet. He asked that I pass it along to you:

There is no way I could possibly express how grateful I am to our GLBT community as a whole, and how proud I am to call myself a member of it. I am assured, through your actions during this crisis, there is nothing we could not accomplish as a unified group of confident proud and educated Homosexuals!

I will never forget the first 25 years of my life and all I lived and accomplished, but from last Friday on I will always remember how the North Halsted community came out to remind my sister, Barbie and I, that no matter how damaged our house; we will always have a home.

Sadly, many members of the Scarlet Family depended on her as a large part if not all of their income. You can see many of them scattered about Halstead and I encourage you to support your Scarlet bartenders wherever they may be.

There will be many fundraisers in the upcoming weeks. Keep an eye out! Please feel free to email me directly at
dusty@scarletbarchicago.com, or check out scarlet’s Facebook page. ChicagoPride.com has been a great support to us all and will have these events posted!

The next fundraiser will be this Friday March 6 at Cell Block. From 9pm-2am and they will be donating 25% of the ring to relief efforts for all of our employees!

And for those of you have not seen the beautiful new Wild Pug they and Bill Pritchard will be holding a fundraiser next Tuesday March 10 from 7pm-9pm. The Wild Pug will be donating half the ring that night as well. I hope these fundraisers can also serve as a way to bring everyone who misses Scarlet together.

Scarlet was as much a home to many of you as it was to our staff. To our Extended Family of Patron’s I say one thing- SCARLET will return!

Conversations have already began about how we can ensure none of you have to go with out a place to view up and coming artists with Bret; explore the lighter side of S& M with Amy Armstrong; Oggle Hot Toddy; play a game of Beer Pong With Jennings; or do a shot of Jameson with Jared and Tom on a Saturday Night while bopin’ along with Psycho Bitch.

You are all as much a part of Scarlet as the stained glass behind the bar, so take care of each other and we look forward to the day when Scarlet’s doors open again even better than before!

My Eternal Gratitude
Dusty


Dusty is truly one brave guy! I’m so touched with how he has responded to this turn of events. I am also encouraged to see the outpouring care and hope coming from the LGBT community! Keep it up gang! This is what life’s all about!

Be sure to include the March 23rd charity performance at Roscoe’s on your calendar! If you aren’t able to attend any of these, but would like to donate/help, please email me!

Have a GREAT weekend!
~Bill Pritchard

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