Category Archives: ENTERTAINMENT

DIFFA nyc, 2017• Tabletops

My friend, Michael, was at DIFFA on Sunday and took these photos.

The show on PIER 92 is a 5-day showcase of extraordinary tabletop designs for a worthy cause.

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with the disease.

DIFFA DINES……….after the show • NYC 2017

 

DIFFA…..Dining by Design…….on the pier in the Hudson River.  After the show…….donors can dine in one of the dozens of room settings.

It is a wonderful way to raise awareness of individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS.

The event raised over a million $$$.

 

 

 

 

 

WAR PAINT on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre

The theatre only has 1200 seats…………so it was a rush to get everyone outside into the theatre on time……lots of elderly ladies with walkers.

The NEDERLANDER THEATRE

The THEATRE CURTAIN………..generating excitement even before it rises.

Staring………PATTI LUPONE and CHRISTINE EBERSOLE

TIME:  1935-1964              LOCATION :  New York City

THE PLOT:  The battle between the cosmetic queens…….Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.

Set design by David Korins Design

Our dear friend Erik Liberman plays the parts of several characters…………including the “gay sailor”.

TIMES SQUARE in Watercolors

The  giant billboards………..the tourists [one  million per day are in New York] half of them are in Times Square.  Lots of shopping.  Lots of eating.  The RED LOBSTER alone serves 10,000 meals per day.  Theatres fill up.  FUN CITY !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOBBY VEE dies at 73

He was a teenage heart throb in the 60’s…….with 38 singles in the Billboard Hot 100.

“The night has a thousand Eyes’………..”Devil or Angel”

The girls loved him….the gays loved him.  So cute, so sweet, so sincere.

 

Tompkins Square HALLOWEEN DOG PARADE

Today was the annual HALLOWEEN PARADE……of dogs. About 300 were in the parade……..and it was a BOW WOWEE event.

Some of the costumes are inspired by current events…….other have owners who dress to match their dogs.

The NEW YORKER MAGAZINE • this week’s Cartoon Contest

The NEW YORKER got over 5000 submissions for this cartoon.

I voted on the following 24.

Below is my favorite

They only give you three choices

UNFUNNY             SOMEWHAT FUNNY                FUNNYscreen-shot-2016-10-18-at-4-09-25-pm

 

Thanks to the NEW YORKER for letting me use these cartoons