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To further celebrate the peak of this year's holiday season, we are going to celebrate the Christmas and Hanukkah with a live holiday-themed cabaret party mix-in at MJ's Bar--a neighborhood gay bar in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles. Headlining will be one of L.A.'s most established cabaret divas--the incomparable Lori Donato who is BOTH a vocalist and pianist. Please note that this outing is on a relaxed "come & go" timeframe so if you have shopping or other parties to attend you can drop by even for just an hour or so.

Please bring ONE UNWRAPPED TOY for an underprivileged child with you on Sunday afternoon at MJ's. As with prior years, we are collecting holiday toys for the Hollywood-Sunset Free Clinic who in turn will distribute them to underprivileged familes.

Lori has quite a cabaret following and her "afternoon cabaret jams" attract many professional and semi-professional singers--so you definitely will be very entertained. And even if you are not a giant cabaret fan, there is nothing like hearing live holiday music. The afternoon will include performances of holiday favorites including songs from famous Christmas movies such as "White Christmas" from the movie HOLIDAY INN, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, etc.

The festivities start at 4pm and run through 8pm. You can order wine, holiday themed cocktails or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. (Jono is looking into whether our members can bring potluck-style food or order food in from a nearby restaurant and will update everyone as this on that as the calendar date approaches).

LORI DONATO is an L.A. legend and has serenaded audiences all over the Southland (and beyond). In the former days of L.A. Gay piano bars (the last one named The Other Side sadly closed just one year ago), Lori also headlined at a number of them including the Oasis, The Other Side and others. You can find out more about her at:

PARKING: MJ's has a very small parking lot behind the bar that fills up immediately. Please DO NOT PARK IN ANY OF THE NEARBY TRADER JOE'S PARKING LOTS unless you want to risk your car being towed. There is also street parking on adjacent streets, but do be prepared to walk a half block to the bar.


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  • Robert C.

    Something came up at the last minute, so I will not be able to join you guys. Look forward to attending the next event.

    December 22, 2013

  • David P.

    Hi guys, sorry but I'm out of town this weekend. Looking forward to the next event.

    December 22, 2013

  • Gary I.

    I'll be there closer to 5pm. Thinking of going to Blair Restaurant later on on nearby Rowena.

    December 20, 2013

  • David P.

    Looking forward to it....

    December 15, 2013

  • Rob

    Should be fun.

    December 1, 2013

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