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That Guy
by Kirk Williamson, Nightspots Editor
2008-05-07

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The classics never die. Take heed, young boiz and gurrlz, one day the best and brightest of your pop culture experience will shine through as the vanguards of your generation. For oldsters like me, those vanguards would have to be Molly Ringwald, Prince and Madonna.

Scooty & Jojo, the brains behind such recent classics ( give it time, people ) as Carpenter's Halloween and Tran: The Atari Musical bring us Mollywood, a paean to that red-headed rascal Molly Ringwald. Who among us didn't fantasize about home sewing that pink pastiche gown and winning over Andrew McCarthy? Well, I was always more of a Duckie guy, but I digress. Get your Molly fix with Mollywood, playing Tuesday and Wednesday at Mary's Attic through May 21 and Friday and Saturday at The Spot through May 24. See scootyjojo.com for more information.

So I celebrated my generation by dancing for 80 minutes straight at Prince night at Berlin. Church.

And it was also like a prayer at many local spots this past week for the much-anticipated release of Madonna's latest 'Hard Candy.' Check out the pictures on page 16 from Spin to see poor Riley York almost overrun by Madonna-bes to win free Madonna CDs and such. The question: What was the name of the team for which Madonna played in A League Of Their Own? The first one to email me with the correct answer gets a mystery prize. OOH, mystery prize!

A special hello to the youngsters from Spin in their homemade T-shirts. That's homemade, not home-sewn. Just to clarify.

I also classed it up quite a bit this week. Andrew and I stopped in to Sidetrack to greet Boystown's new police commander Kathleen Boehmer. All the A-gays were there, including the owners of most Boystown bars. I had to be on my best behavior, which is always nerve-wracking.

@mosphere's Les Miz benefit for Dan Proctor was another classy joint. Inside theater jokes abounded as talent from the show and beyond wowed the reverent crowd. And, I won a T-shirt, which is always nice.

Thanks to Alan at Jackhammer for taking the reins of my camera for a while. What he returned to me was pure photographic gold.

Come to Scot's this Saturday, May 10 for the Drink For Charity event, benefiting Proud To Run, Pride Youth and the Gerber-Hart Library. So many causes, so little time. May as well maximize.

And while you're maximizing, slide up to Jackhammer that same night to help Team Steamworks raise funds for TPAN and BEHIV. Team members will serve as shot boys. Make sure to drink every drop!

kirk@windycitymediagroup.com


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