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Throw Rag at Alex’s Bar

Throw Rag at Alex's Bar

Tues. 11.01.16 – Today is the first day of November and it has been a big few days for folks who celebrate Diwali/Deepavalli, Halloween, All Saints Day and/or Dia de Muertos.

This is my favorite time of the year, not for the holidays but for the change of the light and weather. Given that I have the opposite of SAD and that my migraines tend to be worse with too much bright sunlight, I am usually ecstatic when this darker, cooler time of year rolls around.

The sunlight is soft from now until mid-January. The light is short. And blessedly, the next six weeks will be the only time all year that I will move out of short sleeve shirts and may possibly put a light long sleeve shirt on.

I really need to move to a place with colder weather.

My one festive nod to the start of the dark season was going to the Throw Rag show on Fri. 10.18.16 at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. The show was delightful, lots of folks showed up in costume, and I got to talk to friends I have not seen in a good, long while. The best costumes of the night were definitively the gentlemen of Throw Rag, particularly Franco’s 1960s groovy matron outfit, wig, and shoes. As for Dino’s amusing rainbow raver meets glam rocker, in the pink foreground in the above photo, well…

Happy All Saints Day! Celebrate your favorite saint, but don’t lose your head over it.

Photo of Throw Rag taken by Ms. Jen.

Happy 10th Anniversary to Alex’s Bar!



Video by Ms. Jen with a Nokia N97.

Thurs 01.28.10 – This weekend is Alex’s Bar’s 10th Anniversary weekend, in celebration Alex and I (Ms. Jen) did the above video to cover what the article in The District did not and for Alex to extend a big Thank You to all of the folks who have made 10 Years of Alex’s Bar possible.
Alex’s has a great line up of shows to say ‘Thank you, Long Beach, for a great decade of Alex’s Bar!’:
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 – Alex’s Bar 10 Year Anniversary Show – The Adolescents, Riverboat Gamblers, John Doe, Blockage – $15
Sat, Jan 30, 2010 – Alex’s Bar 10 Year Anniversary Show – Riverboat Gamblers, Throw Rag, Mike Watt and the Secondmen, Werewolf – $15
See you at Alex’s Bar’s this weekend!