Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Our Quirky Events for FEBRUARY 2015!

Dear Lovelies,
I always feel I should say something here but I am always at a loss for words. I wish I could hug you through the internet but technology isn't quite there yet! I just got Netflix and have been re-watching Star Trek The Next Generation episodes and I feel like this is something they neglected - how real people would use hologram and replicator tech. Think of Skype, but with holographic bodies of your loved ones that you could hold and touch and reciprocate with over long distances. Why wasn't that ever a thing? Starfleet needs to get on that. 




★★★ MONTREAL STRIP SPELLING BEE - Gryffindorable Edition! ★★★ FEB. 6th, 2015
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!
As this is our Gryffindorable edition, any contestant wearing a crazy costume referencing the World of Hogwarts, whether half-assed or high-end, will be looked upon more favourably by the judges.

♥♥♥ TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - Valentine's Day EDITION! ♥♥♥ FEB. 14th, 2015
RSVP here:

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.

If you know of folks who like these weird events and who might want to subscribe to this newsletter, please send them this link:

SNEAK PEEK @ UPCOMING EVENTS further into 2015...

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

Feb. 27th, 2015 - MONTREAL SLOWDANCE
March 7th, 2015 - TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE (90s Edition)



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!

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Style Book from the POV of a cat:

You Are a Cat in the Zombie Apocalypse!

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Style Book from the POV of a cat in the Zombie Apocalypse:

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. All profits from the E-Z-Purr alternate between going to a local cat shelter and a local cat-fostering program.

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Sherwin Sullivan Tjia