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"Drag Queen" Bingo for charity @ Magnolia, Pasadena - 15th Anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although this will only be the fourth drag queen bingo event in Pasadena, they have been doing it for 15 years in West Hollywood, and April marks their anniversary.

Bingo with the Boys! And make a charitable contribution at the same time and maybe win some great gift baskets from local businesses.

Drag queens and special guests do the number calling, with a number of semi-risque innuendos thrown in here and there, lots of whooping and hollering, and a victory run for the winners (you have to run around the restaurant while everyone pelts you with their crumpled up losing bingo sheets before you get your prize basket).  They obtain prizes from local businesses (e.g., gift cert. from a restaurant, massages, DVDs, CDs, cosmetics, etc.).  Seems like the prizes are better in WeHo but that's because they've been doing it so long, the businesses appreciate the advertising - hopefully as it gets more popular in Pasadena,they will get more prizes.

The $20 you pay for your bingo cards goes to charity - again in April it will be for the AIDS Service Center - http://www.aidsservicecenter.org/

Also, they will have Happy Hour prices all evening - 30% off food, and some discounted drinks.  Their prices are not cheap but with 30% off it's a good deal, and the food is really delish!

In order not to have people signing up as maybes, I'm going to have everyone advance their $20 to me for the bingo cards, then I will pay for your cards the night of the event. SO YOU MUST PAYPAL ME YOUR $20 WHEN YOU SIGN UP - log in separately to Paypal in a new tab, choose "send money," enter $20 and my email, [masked], then click on the "personal" tab and choose "payment owed" so no fee will be deducted.  If you need to send me a check or make other arrangements, let me know. If paying by Paypal, please  pay immediately, if paying by check, please mail it by the day after you sign up.

Any questions, please let me know.

There is free parking on Lake (meters only go to 6:00); also free parking behind Ross, which is on the corner north of Magnolia, same side of the street - HUGE lot, there's a 2-hour limit until 7:00, so parking after 6:00 is fine, no charge.

I'll make the reservation for 6:30, please try to get there by 6:15 so we can get our food and drinks ordered before all the chaos starts.  And it IS chaos!  Crowded, people running around getting pelted by wadded up losing bingo cards, lots of suggestive comments and crowd responses.  And the servers do the best they can, but keep in mind that everyone pretty much gets seated at the same time and orders at the same time (that's why I'm suggesting we get there early), so it's not always the usual attentive service you would expect.

One major bonus from this restaurant is that they will allow everyone to have a separate check!!  Which makes it so easy for us, we don't have to keep track, divide it up, and calculate.  But also keep in mind that most people leave immediately after the bingo ends, and pay their bills all at once.  So if you can bring exact change in cash you won't have to wait for them to process your card along with 50 others.

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  • Bel M.

    So much fun.

    April 10, 2013

    • Carol

      Well, you and your buds Peggy & Sandy make it even more fun! I'm going to keep posting it as often as I can - I can't wait to go back for some more of that turkey chili in the cornbread bowl, wow that was good! And I am so impressed by those waitresses, keeping all those separate checks straight, what a headache that saves.

      1 · April 10, 2013

  • Carol

    PAYMENTS RECEIVED:
    Charity
    Dee
    Carol
    Sandy
    Patricia
    Peggy
    Peggy's guest

    Marie

    PAYING AT DOOR
    Courtney
    Judi
    Erica
    Delia
    Bel
    Terri
    Warren
    Christine K
    Candice
    Bryan
    Danielle

    April 8, 2013

  • Carol

    Here's what I show for payments (if you paid and I have you marked unpaid, please let me know)

    PAYMENTS RECEIVED:
    Charity
    Dee
    Carol
    Sandy
    Patricia
    Peggy
    Peggy's guest

    Marie
    Judi
    Erica
    Lynette
    April
    Courtney
    Renee

    UNPAID
    Delia
    Bel

    PAYING AT DOOR
    Terri
    Warren
    Christine K
    Candice
    Bryan
    Danielle

    It's fine if you want to just pay at the door, but PLEASE CONFIRM BY SATURDAY THAT YOU ARE COMING FOR SURE AND LET ME KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE SENDING $ IN ADVANCE OR PAYING AT THE DOOR, I HAVE TO GIVE THEM THE FINAL COUNT BY SAT. NIGHT. Thanks.

    April 4, 2013

  • Tina

    Carol
    I will not be able to attend this event
    PLEASE DONATE MY MONEY TO THE
    AIDS SERVICE CENTER
    HAVE A GREAT TIME AND HOPE YOU WIN AT BINGO.

    2 · April 1, 2013

    • Carol

      OK, I'll give it to the boys @ the door.

      April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love this idea but they don't offer anything vegan on the menu.

    April 1, 2013

    • Carol

      I'm sure they'd make any of their salads without meat or cheese, and they have edamame, tomato soup, chips & salsa, french fries (all possibly vegan, did you check with the restaurant), they've got a fruit & cheese plate that they could do all fruit, maybe add some veggies, I'm sure they could make a vegan plate for you.

      April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for your kind efforts, but no worries I'll just see you at a future event :)

      April 1, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Did I read somewhere that this is hosted on the weekend once a year?

    March 29, 2013

    • Carol

      They do it every Sunday in WeHo @ Hamburger Mary's - one show 6-8 pm, and another 8-10 pm.

      March 29, 2013

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