Thursday, October 7, 2010

Phoole-o-ween Fun Times Galore!

Halloween Smile, Custom, Semmerling & Schaefer Mask Studios 2009
Halloween Smile Mask by Jeff Semmerling of Semmerling and Schaefer Studios. Order yours today, and tell 'em Jane the Phoole says they're brilliant!

So many Halloween Hijinks abound this month!  Come dress up and Phoole around with me at a couple of brilliantly fun Halloween events coming up:

Halloween Bash With the Outta State Plates - Jane the Phoole's In the House!

Come dance with me at the Outta State Plates' Halloween Bash on Friday, October 29th!

What:  Halloween Dance Party With the Outta State Plates and Jane the Phoole!  My hurrrrsband, Tom, a/k/a Fasso Latido or MBTC, plays guitar and sings vintage dance rock 'n' roll with them, and they're fantastic.  Admission includes delicious hors d'oeuvres, snacks, beer and soda.  And of course there'll be a costume contest with prizes!

Where:  Knights of Columbus Hall, 3200 S. 103rd Street, Greenfield, WI 53227 (just south of Oklahoma Avenue)  Click here for directions.

When:  Friday, October 29th, 2010, 8:00 p.m. until Midnight!

Whom:  Everyone!  I'll be there debuting a brand-new Halloween-themed motley! Alas, it won't be done in time. But it'll be that much more exciting next Halloween, when I actually finish building it!  I'll wear my new pastoral blue motley instead.

How Much:  $20, or 2 for $35!  Admission includes delicious hors d'oeuvres, snacks, beer and soda.

Tales of the Macabre / Halloween Party at Milwaukee Gay Arts Center - Jane the Phoole Hob-Nobs With You!

Goats and Monkeys, an ensemble risen from the ashes of the late great Milwaukee Shakespeare, present an evening of readings of spooky Halloween tales while the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center throws a fabulous Halloween bash!  Dress up, come out, and play with me there!  Phoole Friends Marcella Kearns and Bill Jackson perform with Nick Harazin and Courtney Jones.

Where:  703 South 2nd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204  Click here for directions.

When:  Friday, October 30th, 2010, doors open at 7:00 p.m.  I won't be able to be there all night, as I've got Phoole's Errands to make, but I should be there until at least 9pm!  Stay on top of my Tweets to be in the know!

How Much:  Donation suggested -- if there is a minimum suggested donation, watch this space for updates!

Secret Historian: Author Justin Spring Speaks!

Also of note at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, coming up sooner, on October 14, 2010:


The Life and Times of Samuel Steward

by Justin Spring
Reading & Author’s Reception 
October 14th, 2010
6:00 PM
FREE admission, refreshments served
Books available for purchase on-site through Outwords Books
Justin Spring is a writer specializing in twentieth-century American art and culture, and the author of many monographs, catalogs, museum publications, and books, including Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art and Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude.
“[An] absorbing act of biographical excavation . . . The probity and expansive vision of Spring’s work is a reminder that a great, outspread terrain of gay history remains to be mapped . . . One suspects there are many more stories of that time worth telling, and too few treasure-packed attics.”                                                                 
—Mark Harris, The New York Times Book Review
I won't be able to make this one, unfortunately, as I'm already booked that evening!  Boo.  But please attend and then tell me all about it!  It's noteworthy that the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center has been able to provide the venue for this excellent writer's reading and reception.  Enjoy!

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