Saturday, November 8, 2014

Quirky Events for NOV - DEC 2014!

Dear lovelies, don't you think that we should have Halloween all the time? About a week ago I was suffering from Halloween Withdrawal, which has to be a real thing. I just kind of wanted more of it. This year it felt like people really got into it. People had a real need for it this year.

My friend Michelle is part of this small group in Toronto called Halloween Usergroup. What they do is dress up like it's Halloween, but it's just a regular day, and then they go out to a bar or something and have beers and talk. It's like Guerilla Gay Bar, but it's Halloween. It happens about once a month. And what a lovely concept.

Years ago I had this notion to put on an event called Halloween in Spring. Because Halloween is so nice, we do it twice! It would be basically a Halloween party but it would happen on March or April 31st. But I never got around to doing it. Just like Halloween is like the last big festival before we accept that winter is coming, Halloween in Spring would be the big festivity to greet the warming of days. Probably the only thing that bothers me about Halloween is where it's located in the year. It's always fucking freezing outside. It'd sure be nice to have it when the weather is actually reasonable outside.

Anyway, enough ranting. Here are the events coming up for the rest of this year! Thanks for reading and subscribing everyone. You are so kind to me!

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★★★ TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - Nov. 28, 2014 - Slytherin Edition! ★★★
The game is played a lot like strip poker, but it's a spelling bee, and it's played in front of a live audience of hooters, hollerers and hecklers who want to see some smart and sexy skin! This time, the suggested costuming for those competing is Harry Potter.

Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) TORONTO'S QUEER SLOWDANCE! - 80s EDITION! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)
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With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Toronto Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!) It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic. This month our theme is the 80s, so if you have neon spandex you've been itching to wear, now is the time. Additionally, this will be our 4th Year Anniversary!

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SNEAK PEEK @ UPCOMING EVENTS for the REST OF THE YEAR and a little bit into the next...

Save the Date! Events are subject to change, but realistically, in all likelihood, won't.

Black heart (cards) Montreal XMAS CAROLOKE SINGALONG PARTY (at the Mainline Theatre) – Monday, Dec. 15, 2014!

Black heart (cards) Toronto QUEER SLOWDANCE! (at the Dovercourt House) – Jan.3, 2015

Thank you SO MUCH for coming out and supporting quirky events this past year! We can only continue to put on these intimate and odd experimental events because you come out and you tell your friends what wacky thing you did over the weekend and they were intrigued enough to come to the next one. So thank you.



CHAT PERDU PRODUCTIONS creates stimulating, quirky, and all-natural events in Montreal & Toronto. We like to put on events that are participatory and lovely. Rather than ironic cool, we are after cat-belly warm. We like it when the people who "attend" are also the people who "perform". We see events as little experiments. We don't know what will happen & we do them to find out. The ultimate goal of everything is for folks to forge new friendships & to make life a little less lonely & manifestly more lovely. LESS LONELY! MORE LOVELY! Take a chance on a Chat Perdu event!



You Are a Cat!

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The E-Z-Purr: The Virtual Cat!

Over an hour of cats purring.
The E-Z-Purr is a CD that is exactly what it says it is: over an hour of cats purring. People have asked me if the purring is on a loop, if it's only a 2 minute purr looped for an hour. Adamantly NO. A few years ago I cat-sit my friend Dawn's cat for a week and every day I would go over for a few hours and read and he would come over to my lap and I would stroke him and record him, putting the microphone very close to his voice-box. I actually have hours and hours of raw purr recording and I edited it down to find the most effusive and vibrant purrs to put on the album. People have used it while getting a massage. People have used it to relax them and put them to sleep. People have played it to alternately calm or freak their own cats. Played loudly, it sounds like an idling motorcycle, or like a ten foot tall cat is sleeping in the room with you.


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