Please also check out our next show on September 1st!
Please also check out our next show on September 1st!
Similar to my previous post about Thea, Heather Babcock is another inspiring woman in my life who, when I met her, we immediately clicked. We discovered very early on that we were both obsessed with the 1930s and pre-code movies and vintage fashion. We instantly bonded, this was a friendship that was meant to be. Every day I am inspired by this beautiful woman!
The first time I met Heather was after she read at a Plasticine Poetry event. Her reading was amazing and she looked like a 1930s redheaded moll. During this time I was co-running The Beautiful & The Damned and my own show Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir. She was so incredibly sassy and talented, I knew we needed to book her and I wanted to talk to her on a personal level. My gut screamed that girl is super swell! My gut was right! Eventually, I met her boyfriend Neil and they met Zoltan. Together we now put on a show called The Redhead Revue and we have all become incredibly good friends.
When I hear Heather read or when we talk about our interests or life in general, I am motivated to do better and to be a better person. After spending time with Heather, I always feel like I’m not working hard enough. She is one of those writers who, without knowing she is even doing it, kicks me in the ass!
Heather Babcock is an incredible writer, storyteller, poet and performer. She has an incredible wealth of knowledge about the 1930s and pre-code movies. In fact, she is a walking library of facts. Oh… and she also happens to be a published author! Heather’s chapbook Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards was published by DevilHousePress in 2015 and her novel Filthy Sugar is being published by Inanna Press. Please also check out her blog Heather Rose Babcock…Writing to Exhale.
Fall makes me happy. The crispness of the air, the crunch of the leaves under my feet, the smell of Autumn in the air. HALLOWEEN! I wish it could be fall all year long! I have a few shows and events coming up soon and thought I would share all of the dates and details!
The Redhead Revue: is a cabaret style show starring Lizzie Violet, Heather Babcock, Neil Traynor and Zoltan Du Lac. Each show has storytelling, music, a pre-code movie and trivia with prizes!
Killer B Cinema: Join Lizzie Violet & Zoltan Du Lac for a monthly double bill of b-moves from the 1950s to 1970s! There will also be trivia with prizes & much more! Our first show will be on October 7th at the Imperial Pub’s performance space located at 54 Dundas Street East. More details coming soon!
Music Makers: Portraits at the Great Hall: I was honoured that I was able to help edit Lisa MacIntosh’s stunning book! The book launch will be on October 14th, at the Great Hall. There is also a concert with some of Canada’s best loved musicians!
CIUT Halloween show: On October 31st, I will be reading something scary at the CIUT Halloween show! I may or may not be dressed as a Zombie! More details soon!
A night of Girls, Gags, Music and a Movie!
On June 10th, 2017 join two swell dames and sassy redheads Heather Babcock and Lizzie Violet at The Imperial! You will be treated to an evening of storytelling, music and a movie.
Starring alongside Heather and Lizzie, will be musician Neil Traynor, who is just the bees knees and our Emcee for the night is that charmer and extra swell fella Zed Dulac.
Oh, now just hold your horses, that’s not all. For an extra swell time, we will be having a special screening of Barbara Stanwyck in Lady of Burlesque and there will be trivia and prizes?
This is a night of entertainment you don’t want to miss!
Doors at 8 pm
Show at 8:30
Cost: $10 at the door
Address: 54 Dundas Street East. You’ll find us in the performance space (main floor)
Movie info: Lady of Burlesque is a 1943 American musical comedy-mystery film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Michael O’Shea and is based on the novel The G-String Murders written by Gypsy Rose Lee (with ghost-writing assistance from mystery writer Craig Rice) and was directed by William A. Wellman, produced by Hunt Stromberg, costumes by Edith Head.
For more information on The Redhead Revue, please visit out Facebook page.
Here is a link to the invite. https://www.facebook.com/events/162102664322287/?fref=ts
Boo everyone! Did I scare you? No? Then get ready to be scared. October is chock full of creeptacular shows, some even featuring ME!
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/events/681176598648838/
October 19th — Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir feat. TOPoet.ca D S Campbell & Conflicting Plaid
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/events/913976675322656/
Bands in Town — https://www.bandsintown.com/event/10593945?affil_code=fb_145297655629084&artist=Lizzie+Violet%27s+Cabaret+Noir&came_from=74
October 25th — Cabaret Noir Presents Heather Babcock — also featuring Kat Leonard, Valentino Assenza & Neil Traynor
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/events/608851415884694/
Bands in Town — https://www.bandsintown.com/event/10648682?affil_code=fb_797498440303573&artist=Cabaret+Noir+Productions&came_from=74
October 31st — Autumnal Soiree at Hirut feat. Lizzie Violet, Joani Paige, Peter Eastmure and Joseph Kargi
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/events/1687221958157515
Bands in Town — https://www.bandsintown.com/event/10648776?affil_code=fb_797498440303573&artist=Cabaret+Noir+Productions&came_from=74
I’m a little behind posting the March events! It’s been a busy few weeks! I want to give a great big thank you for everyone who made the 2nd year anniversary show of Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir a huge success! Smooshies to everyone who has performed over the last 2 years! Here’s to many more years!
Upcoming for the rest of March!
March 28th, Winter Wonderland at Hirut (all though it is officially spring ;)), featuring Dagmar Morgan, David Bateman, Arlene Paculan and Hugh Wilson!
I can’t believe that it is February already! I have some fabulous shows happening! For my features, I will do some of my naughtier spoken word pieces 😉 xo
Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir: Featuring David Bateman, Regina Dentata, Shikha and Special guest Dan Thompson.
I will be interviewed on CIUT FM – February 10th @ 10 pm (invite to come)
Featuring at the Nik Beat Tribute at Winterfolk @ The Black Swan – February 15th from 3 pm to 5 pm
Hosting Wonderfest Poetry Series @ Habits Gastropub – February 19th doors open at 8:30 pm
Winter Wonderland @ Hirut – Details to come!
Dates you should all have on your calendars!
September is revving up to be a super hot and sexy month! Please come out to one or all of these events!
September 11th I will be doing double duty featuring and hosting at The Wonderfest Poetry reading series. https://www.facebook.com/events/320162071490800/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
September 12th for Supertash Birthday Bash! I will be reading a few poems for the very talenter Superstar and birthday girl Natasha Jolly! https://www.facebook.com/events/351322938358812/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
September 14th for Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir https://www.facebook.com/events/290105594509224/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
September 24th come out to the very first The Redhead Revue https://www.facebook.com/events/1495752997332971/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
September 27th I will be performing at 100,000 Poets For Change at the Smiling Buddha. (more details to come)
September 15th Please come out to see the very funny Cate McKim perform her stand-up at DAWN PATROL – 8:30 pm at The Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St. West, a bit west of Ossington on the south side of Bloor) in the cabaret space (to the right of the bar, ask for Dawn Patrol at the box office) – $7 cover It’s an intimate (read: small) space, so I’d recommend getting there by 8 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/DAWNPATR0L?fref=ts
September 20th please come out to The Smiling Buddha for The Wonderfest Comedy Series to see Cate McKim for more amazing stand-up comedy and to see Toronto’s LOUDEST lounge punk band Conflicting Plaid! https://www.facebook.com/events/342165199273326/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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