Wednesday is Sundae!

Dear Hudson,

It’s Wednesday – and in case you didn’t know – Wednesday is Sundae here on!

Much like my voice coach, Tom Carvel, every now and then, you can make a Wednesday extra special.

Here’s an old Carvel ice cream commercial with our Irish friend, Cookie O’Puss!  Top of the morning to you!


There are SO many gay-ish things to do here in the Hudson Valley, that it’s really hard for me to keep up.

For instance, I’m doing Match Game on Sunday down at the Gunk Haus in, I don’t really know where, but, it’s in my GPS, on the other side of the river – somewhere.

I get these Sunday brunch gigs mostly because I’m one of the few drag queens that are not at church service.

No, it’s really because I’m one of the few queens SOBER Sunday mornings…

I’ve based most of my drag career on just showing up.

Which reminds me, TONIGHT  – Wednesday – at Club Helsinki is “Struttin’ with the Stars”.  It’s a benefit put together by the gals at the Second Show – for the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation.  Show up to this one.  Plus, it’s Helsinki during the week, which means you can order off the BAR MENU and get the FABULOUS mac & cheese.  Plus, the burgers, meat or veggie, are really out of this world – burgers, dresses, and a good cause!

Then, on Sunday, I’m doing Match Game.

It’s SOLD OUT, I guess I’m telling you about it too late…sorry.   I don’t often SELL OUT anything.  Cookies…but, that’s it.

“Why even promote it then, Trix, if it’s Sold Out?”

Good question.   I don’t know.   Future reference?

Why does a drag queen promote an event that’s sold out?   What’s the point?   That question is a little too existential, even for me…

If you happen to be in NYC, this Thursday, and you’re up for the 30th ACT UP reunion demonstration, I’ll see you there.  I’ll be videotaping.

I’m going to dive into my ACT UP videotape archive and see what I can transfer to digital.  I plan on putting some of the video together and  look for an OutHudson Queer Activist event in April at the fabulous Hudson Area Library!

Also, speaking of  OutHudson – maybe you came to our Queer Family Brunch?  It was very well-attended!  About 40-50 people and lots of families! Over a dozen little ones toddling around – all with different forms of parent(s).

This Saturday afternoon is the I AM HERE exhibit at 46 Green Street – 5-8pm   I’m baking cookies for them!

If you are interested in helping to plan this year’s parade, I’ve set the first planning meeting date to MONDAY, April 3rd, 6:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce.  Come one, come all, it’s a parade!

Do you want a little story?

The first year, 2010, we didn’t know what we were doing.  None of us had planned a parade before.  Catskill did a parade the year before, 2009, and I thought that Hudson should do one, too.    A few words of advice from Ellen Thurston, and we were planning a parade!

Anyway, we sent out an invite, and told as many LGBT/whatever groups we could.   The first year, it was our first time, we didn’t know.  We didn’t really think about the Hudson Fire Department.  It was the first time there was going to be a gay parade in town, so, we didn’t really think that they’d go…we just didn’t think of it.

However, the Register-Star asked the Fire Department if they were going to be in the parade.   From what the Reg-Star told me, the Fire Department, responded, “Sure, we’d be in it, but no one has asked us yet…”

So, here I was, thinking, oh, they won’t come, MEANWHILE, they were WAITING TO BE ASKED!!!

Goes to show you, that some things, the anticipation of people’s negative reactions, are just in your head…

On another note, this guy is REALLY good.    Joseph Keckler.  I saw him at the Ancram Opera House in the fall, and this Sunday, he’s at Helsinki.

I know what you’re thinking….you don’t really know if you’d go, you haven’t heard of him, blah, blah, blah.

I think he’s great – I bought not only ONE, but FOUR tickets to go see him!  I’m bringing friends along.  Benefit for AnimalKind!

If you need a good sample of his show, there’s this video.  He’s a fair, gay goth guy with a deep baritone opera-singing voice.  He’s amazing.

Here he is, singing in Italian, about doing a mushroom trip in 2007!

This is THE queer event in the Valley this weekend! Here’s his review inthe NY Times.

And then, NEXT WEEKEND!   OMG – Next weekend, is Varla Jean Merman – all throughout the Valley!

Did you get your tickets yet?

More about that next Wednesday!

See you at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday!



What am I doing this weekend, Trixie? Please tell me!

At the Farmer’s Market last weekend, someone came up to me at my pink cookie table and said,

“Trixie, I’m at a loss.  You see, I’m really used to not taking control of my life, and just letting things happen – and then complaining about it later – but, now, with this whole Trump thing, I’m thinking that maybe I should actually DO something.   Maybe.  I still might procrastinate and do nothing, and lament my own fate and live my life in a perpetual state of perceived ‘victim-hood’, but, if I WAS to actually DO something, what do you think I should do?”

“Buy a bag of cookies.  Five bucks.”

Really, stop whining and call your Representatives..

Do it TODAY!  Today is the House vote on Trumpcare.   You see, these representatives have an algorithm, and they know that if X number of people call or write, then, really Y number of people within their district think that way.

It’s important to call, and call often.  Even, if you AGREE with them, call.  Let them know that they are doing a good job.  The algorithm works both ways.

Do that Friday am.  Fine.  Boom. Done.

Friday evening, 6-9pm go to the Shaker’s video Happy Hour, because what else are you doing?

And, it is THE place for Columbia County’s homosexuals of a certain age…

Then, on Saturday, come to the Hudson Farmer’s Market, Union and 6th, 10am-1pm, where I will have fresh-baked cookies, and lots of opinions, to give you.  Cookies are $5/bag, the opinions I give out for free!

Saturday afternoon, if you have NOT gone yet,  you really have to get thee to the Andre Serrano exhibit at the former Martin Van Buren High School in Kinderhook.   It is by far, one of the queerest exhibits you’re going to see in Columbia County.


This Sunday, March 26th, OutHudson, the newly-formed LGBTQ organization, (the organization in charge of Hudson’s annual Pride Parade and Weekend) is having a Queer Family Brunch at Solaris, 360 Warren.  10am-Noon.   Go to that.  Bring a dish.  I’m baking cookies, and this time, I am giving those away, as well as opinions.

(Next Monday, April 3rd, 6pm, if you’re interested in helping out with the Parade, mark your calendar, and look for my FB invite.)

Sunday evening, what is there to do in Hudson?

Not a lot, really…not in March, anyway.   But, think about going to see FEUD on the big screen at the Shaker bar, that evening.   Like at 10, I think.

It’s good that FEUD is now on TV, because, as with most people, I’m getting bored with “Walking Dead”.

“Feud”, the story of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, IS the new ZOMBIE show on TV to watch…

My FAVORITE character is Mammasita, or Joan’s maid, played by the hilarious, Jackie Hoffman!  Jackie performed in Poughkeepsie last year, and if you have not seen her in “Xanadu”, “Hairspray” or at Joe’s Pub, you have to make the time!

(A getup like that, and Jackie did NOT get cast in Fiddler!  True.  She tells it herself.)

And that’s it, done.  There’s really nothing else.