Friday, April 1
NEW! MELANGE Queens, Burlesque and a King
Saturday, April 2
LIP SERVICE Hosted by Barbara Gordon
Thursday, April 7
ANASTASIA C. PRINCIPLE Benefit Show
Friday, April 8
NUDIE NUBIE Hosted by Foxy Tann & Red Bone
Saturday, April 9
SPARKLE Hosted by Mary Brewster
Thursday, April 14
CHEAPIE NIGHT with DJ TONY D
Friday, April 15
DRAGGED OUT FLIP SHOW Hosted by Jamie Monroe
Saturday, April 16
OLD TIMERS PARTY
LILY'S FOLLIES Hosted by Lily White
Thursday, April 21
CHEAPIE NIGHT with DJ TONY D
Friday, April 22
YOLO Hosted by Mia Dorr, Jerry Parker & Aimee Laurann
Saturday, April 23
ANASTASIA C. PRINCIPLE SHow
Thursday, April 28
CHEAPIE NIGHT with DJ TONY D
Friday, April 29
CHRISTINA JACKSON Show
Saturday, April 30
SUNDAY/TUESDAY/THURSDAY = Money Saving Nights!
THURSDAY CHEAPIE NIGHTS with DJ TONY D
Pumps & Pearls Drag Revue with your hostess, Miss Lily White
No Cover. Free Parking. Drink Specials. Karaoke in Back. DJ and Dancing after the show.
Triangle of Hope Twentieth Anniversay
I am going to attempt to put into words what is bursting from the bottom of my heart. "Thank you" seems so inadequate, but I can't think of two more perfect words. First, to the Town House Bar staff: Teresa Swanson, Charlie, DJ Tony, and Mickey Short. Thank you for your hospitality; thank you for all of your hard work in helping pull this event together. A special thank you to bartender extraordinaire David Eriksen: the generosity in donating an hour of your tips is truly appreciated. $191.00! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Of course, thank you to the "J-ello Shot Divas": Kristi Wood and Trover Ann. You two were fabulous. Thank you.
Yesterday afternoon would not have been possible without the support of an amazing "behind the scenes" team: I am so lucky and fortunate to have such trusted friends that I can give the ball to. You absolutely ran with it. Thank you Bryan Rahn, Donnie Mayo-Moschkau, Kevin Trafton, Scott Olson and Shannon Murphy. Of course, a show of this size is only as good as the cast assembled; this was the biggest show in Triangle of Hope's 20 year history. It was a long day. Each and every single one of you were a pro. Each and every single one of you brought so much energy and talent to the stage. What a thrill for me to share in this special day with you. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such talent. Thank you Anastasia C. Principle, Eric Fleckner, Barbara Gordon, Tom Baas, Dawn Johnson, Dotti West, Dra Matica, Esmé Rodríguez, Ginger Snap, Zeb Schweiger, Lady Katie, Nikki Vixxen, Sweet LillyBee, Tonia Lee Anthony, Uppen Adam, and Yana Falana.
My deepest thanks to two special people: Maria Dorr and Dana Pagitt. The recognition you presented me with was unexpected and appreciated more than you'll ever know. It's absolutely beautiful, and I will treasure it always. Almost as long as I will treasure our friendship. I hope you're able to forgive my pulling "diva" and guilting you into a second round. I clearly wasn't taking no for an answer, LOL. Thanks for appeasing me; the end result was another handful (or two) of tips which truly made a difference.
A huge thank you to our sponsors; the businesses and individuals in our community that donated services or goods in the form of baskets: Bear Skn, Camp Bar, The Main Club, Carol Peterson, Dell Barse, Larry Eckhart, James Dollerschell-Petry, Tim VanBlaricom, Rainbow Brew, Twin Cities Gay Scene, Tony Olson, and Robert J. Smith. Thank you for your generosity. To the Clare Housing Players, and staff: Chuck Peterson, Xander Croner, Michele Boyer, Mary Boll, Angela Maki Jones, Chris Briggs.....and anyone else I missed: THANK YOU. I am so blessed to know each of you; so blessed X 10 to have formed our special relationship. I am touched by your title of Miss Clare Housing. It means so much to me; validation that I am still on my path of leaving a heelprint I can be proud of. Of course, none of this would have been possible without having a "house" to call "home". For so many things (especially the $500.00 check), thank you Holly Monnett.
LASTLY, thank you to each an every person that came out to celebrate in our milestone anniversary. From the "anonymous donor" that pledged $1000.00, to Victor Wikoli and the TCGSL for their $375.00 check, to EVERY OTHER PERSON that bought a ticket or twenty, tipped a dollar or twenty, that made me laugh, made me cry, made me proud to be a part of Triangle of Hope. What an amazing community we are; this success is success shared. So all that remains is the dollar amount. I know yesterday the figure $5000.00 was thrown around. Which is amazing. I think perhaps we were a little premature in announcing; I still have a few i's to dot and t's to cross (which basically means I still have funds coming in), but I'm pretty confident that I can say that the $5000.00 is more like $6000.00. There isn't enough waterproof liquid eyeliner in the world to say one last time, those two perfect words: thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Happy anniversary.
CLARE HOUSING SPEAKS
Holy hearts and sparkles! Guess who raised more than $5,300 for the new community room at Clare Terrace Sunday night? That's right, Mary Brewster, the fabulous creatrix behind Triangle of Hope.
Here Mary is after being crowned in a special ceremony honoring the 20th year that she's been doing this fundraiser for Clare Housing. Wow, 20 years! Mary has shown us so much love, and we are so grateful.
Check out that amazing crown! It took four drag queens two minutes to get that puppy pinned on. But if there's anyone who deserves to wear it, it's you Mary! Thank you!
Thanks also to Mary's wonderful volunteers, performers and attendees!
KING OF THE CASTLE
Atticus Blaze crowned as the 2015 winner!
Photo Credit; Sam Price
RIP MISS JULIE
It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the passing of our dear former employee and forever friend, Mark Nelson AKA "Miss Julie". Miss Julie was perhaps one of the most creative people we've ever crossed paths with; constantly decorating the bar for various holidays, helping coordinate the "Toast of the Town House" pageant, selling raffle baskets for Triangle of Hope, amongst many other "duties". Miss Julie was an absolute treasure, and we will miss our family member tremendously.
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