Friday, March 17, 2017

♥ QUIRKY EVENTS for APRIL! - Slowdances, Strip Spelling Bees! ♥

A few months ago I had this idea. It's sorta stupid, but it's also hilarious. The idea is to fill a room full of balloons, a few layers deep, and then set a Roomba going underneath it. For those of you who don't know what a Roomba is, it's one of those things that look like mini manhole-cover, but it's a robot, and it's also a vaccuum cleaner. And when you turn it on, it starts zigzagging across a floor, sucking up dust and crumbs.

Anyway, the idea was that the Roomba would bump the balloons as it made its way around, and for people watching the balloons, all they would see is that something was underneath, moving around. It could be a cat for all they knew. I imagined that there would be this beautiful undulation to the balloons. Like waves.

It's probably not going to turn out that way. It might be jittery and erratic. The balloons might fly like startled birds. Or the Roomba might be confused by all the objects in its way.

On Facebook, I asked everyone I knew if anyone had a Roomba, and a bunch of people responded. I took their names down because I figured that at some point, I might need to ask to borrow their Roombas.

Anyways, the idea haunted me. I wanted to see if it would really transpire the way I imagined. I don't know if this is art or what. It's dumb fun is what it is. I would call it ROOMBALLOON. How funny is that?

So I would need an empty room, hundreds of balloons, and a Roomba. Simple.

Last week I met with the Mainline Theatre. They have a street-level gallery, and I asked if they had any nights free. They gave me a tentative date in May. Soon I'm going to ask my friends if I can borrow their Roomba. They might say no. Roombas are pretty expensive. (If anyone reading this has a Roomba they might be willing to loan me for an art project, please email me at!

I might need help the day of blowing up balloons. In fact, I'm pretty sure of it. Friends who aren't allergic to latex.

Anyway, this is how my mind works. I have a silly idea. But then I start to imagine how I might make it real. And then I do all the tiny little steps needed to make the silly solid. It might not work. It might not happen. I've had to cancel events before. My Queer Speed-Spooning event for example. The venue was booked. I was all prepared to go out and buy the inflatable beds. But I couldn't get enough folks to sign up for it. What are you going to do? Sometimes ideas die because I can't find enough water to keep it alive. But I feel Roomballoon is doable.

Anyway, if it happens, I'll post links to what it looks like here!
Thanks for reading about my weird notions, and these quirky events!

Okay. Without further ado, here are the...

♥♥♥EVENTS FOR APRIL 2017!  ♥♥♥


 MONTREAL PORN KARAOKE! March 18th, 2017

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Doors and sign-up at 8:30 PM
Porn Karaoke from 9 to midnight,
after which will be some crowd karaoke.

The Mainline Theatre
3997 Boul. St-Laurent
(just south of Duluth on the e. side.)
$10 at the door
Regretfully, the Mainline Theatre is not wheelchair-accessible.


Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible.


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