</a>I'm really torn as to whether I'm busy tonight, Saturday night, or not. I had planned to be, but life always does seem to get complicated.
As the Post-Dispatch's Deb Peterson reported a week and a half ago, the Koken Art Factory is hosting a fund-raiser tonight. Three local burlesque dancers have been invited to compete at the 2009 London Burlesque Festival, so the gallery is hosting a $10/head event to help them with travel expenses, the Bacchanal Carnavale. Several artists, both performing and plastic, are displaying. At least 11 burlesque artists or troops are scheduled, and there will be a dance floor with a DJ all evening. Even more to my liking, the web page says, "All those taking part in the celebration are invited to don their best Greek or Roman attire," and I still have the satyr pants that kukla_tko42 made for me long ago. Sounds fun!
So what's the catch? First of all, I'm really unhappy with the weather forecast: heavy snow starting right before the event is scheduled to open, and 2 to 8 inches accumulation by the time it gets out. Temperatures in the mid 20°s F. Boy, that takes all the fun out of a toga party or out of wearing my satyr pants and a vest, especially if I'm going to be waiting for a cab in the snow in a howling blizzard afterwards. The even bigger catch? I don't know of anybody else among my friends who are going, and this kind of event is very nearly zero fun for me if I don't have anybody to hang out with and talk to. Are any of you going, for some or all of the evening? Drop me a note in the replies or via email, or call me any time after 4:00 or so Saturday afternoon, so we can coordinate. Because if nobody else is going, I think the weather is more than enough excuse for me to stay home. Which would kind of be a pity; it could be a good time, and it's for a worthy cause.