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!



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