Variety Show and Fundraiser

Saturday October 13th, 2012

70's Inspired Variety Show and Fundraiser for Barrel of Monkeys

Saturday, Oct. 13th 2012 at 7pm-12am

Pho Viet Restaurant 4941 N. Broadway Ave. (between Argyle St & Ainslie St) Chicago

Come out and eat, drink, dance and party all while being entertained by fantastic and talented performers!

If you ever dug The Dean Martin Variety Show, The Gong Show or any other similar themed show, then chances are you DO NOT want to miss this party, my friends!

Your ticket purchase and attendance will help raise money for an amazing arts education and theater company that teaches creative writing workshops in the Chicago public schools and brings their words to life on stage. All proceeds will be donated to them.

I shall be co-hosting the event this year with none other than the man whose voice sounds like red velvet cake and love....Mr. Joseph Schupbach.
And just like last year, I am still asking you to channel the fantastic vibes and energy of Mr. Dean Martin's Variety Show 'a la 1965-1974. Go ahead, now's your chance to dress up like your favorite 1970's celeb.

To gain entrance to this event, YOU MUST purchase a ticket by simply clicking on the following link:

The cost of the ticket gets you an amazing amount: A delicious four course meal catered by Pho Viet, 2 beer tickets and all the stellar performances by the Variety Show performers. Plus cake! Just added a fantastic raffle and a great Limbo contest!

Jan Terri, who has appeared on The Daily Show and has recorded such awesome underground hits such as, "Get Down Goblin", and "Excuse My Christmas" will be our VIP guest of honor! The line up for entertainment we have thus far is superb with an amazing array of performers.

DID I MENTION THEY HAVE A HUGE DANCE FLOOR?!? Get down goblins is right!

The restaurant is also BYOB, so bring whatever you'd like. We do have Half-Acre Brewery as our official beer sponsor and we will be serving their fine beer products as well.

Finally, if you are interested in performing your talent or skill for the show, please email me at for details ASAP.

Looking forward to seeing you on October 13th! Feel free to pass this invite along to your friends and family.


Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Dinner Service starts at 7:00 pm

Variety Show Acts: 7:15-8ish

Dancing, Limbo contest, Raffle, Cake, Dancing, Maybe Some More Cake: 9:00 - midnight