September Performances

It’s a good thing I got some relaxation in over Labor Day weekend, because it looks like September’s going to be busy! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve got three, possibly four, gigs already lined up for this month – and that’s in addition to the September Full Moon Jam.

Coming up tomorrow night at 8pm, I’ll be spinning LED poi and flags to the exotic folk & jazz stylings of the lovely Dawn Xiana Moon and her trio at the Abbey Pub in Irving Park. Tickets are $8 pre-show, $10 at the door. It’s drummer Joe Chellman’s last gig with the Trio, so if you haven’t seen them perform, don’t miss this! He’s an amazing drummer and we’re going to send him off with a bang. Oh yes – you might get on TV if you come, too!

In two weeks, on Saturday, September 18, I’ll be performing at the Grand Opening celebration of my favorite local cafe, Senem’s Coffee and Tea House (you can even check out my review of Senem’s on my personal blog, Magpie’s Marbles). There will be a whole line up of entertainment for the day. Senem is a lovely woman and her cafe is a hidden gem in East Lakeview/Wrigleyville, so come on by, support a wonderful addition to the neighborhood, and enjoy some of the best Turkish coffee and mint lemonade in the city.

Finally, I’m thrilled to have been invited to perform at il Carnivale e Stage Left – the Fall Season kick-off event for the Stage Left Theater – on Friday, September 24, at the Mars Gallery. Stage Left is a fantastic Chicago company with a focus on producing political and social theater and providing a supportive venue for new visions. Like all small theater companies, they depend heavily on public support, so join us for an evening of frivolity, celebration and unique entertainment. Advance tickets are $50 and $60 at the door.

The month is still young, so hopefully there’s more to come!


Spinning LED poi in north Lakeview this Thursday night

Come see me spin to the musical stylings of my close friend and folk singer/songwriter extraordinare, Dawn Xiana Moon, at Martyrs’ Restaurant & Pub in north central Lakeview. Dawn will be playing with her trio and if you haven’t heard her before, you’re in for a treat. Her music is a unique blend of jazz, blues and even Chinese folk music (with a smattering of French for good measure). It’s not unusual for her to sing in three different languages over the course of one evening.

Also, it’s her birthday and she’s providing treats! So come out and join the celebration as she shares what she loves doing most.

She’ll be followed by Ben Keeler & the 500 Club (10pm) and 3 in Counting (11pm).

Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.

Tickets are $7 in advance or at the door.

Hope to see you there!