Road to the FEST
Disclaimer: I am talking about Women’s FEST here, but guys, please keep reading! There is much for you ahead, too!
After six months of almost weekly committee meetings, the 2012 CAMP Women’s FEST is only a month away. Here’s some of what we’ve pulled together.
We’ve got the number one lesbian comic in the nation, Suzanne Westenhoeffer on tap for Friday night, April 13 at the Convention Center. Men and women alike will be rolling in the aisles and gasping for breath from her routine…this woman is FUNNY! And since she was playing Philly the next night, we are honored she agreed to take a detour to Rehoboth just for us. That Convention Center will rock!
The next night, we have comic/actress/stand-up instructor Poppy Champlin doing a show at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. I scouted Poppy doing a gig at Blue Moon, so it’s clear she appeals to gays of both genders—and this woman is a stitch. In the intimate setting at CAMP Rehoboth, her show, just like at the Post Office in P-Town, will be a scream. Poppy will also teach a stand-up class as part of the FEST Pass classes that morning.
And, to celebrate the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we have special guest Col. Grethe Cammermeyer, US Army Retired, with us. With the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, we will be showing the film Serving in Silence, starring Glenn Close, based on Grethe’s book of the same name, on Saturday afternoon April 14. The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Grethe and other retired military personnel, talking about their experiences under the military ban for gay people. By the way, veterans get into the movie and Q&A free as our thanks to them for their service. We will also host a special meet and greet cocktail reception with Col. Cammermeyer on Thursday, April 12. Tickets for the reception are very limited, so please inquire at CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620.
As for music, the legendary Tret Fure will be doing two shows only at CAMP Rehoboth on Saturday evening, April 14. Tret is the real thing: a star from the beginning of the lesbian music scene, still singing and strumming, still relevant and very, very talented. We are so delighted we can host her in the intimate setting of the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.
And for you tea dancers, this year’s Women’s FEST will not disappoint. From 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, the Convention Center will be HOT! Ladies 2000 will host their awesome tea dance with their incredible DJ, flowing beverages and camaraderie. Come on guys, join the fun with the girls. This is a dance party that will knock your socks off!
Are you a poker player? Please join us for the Poker for Fun tournament on Sunday, April 15 at CAMP. It’s free to enter, but you should make a reservation so we know how many tables we need!
Finally, calling everyone, again, boys and girls together, to join the Broadwalk on the Boardwalk to fight breast cancer. Wear pink (or not!), dress up (or not!), but show up in the CAMP Rehoboth courtyard on Sunday morning, April 15 to raise money to fight this insidious disease and show solidarity with the cause in Rehoboth. Let’s make this walk historic in numbers, diversity, and fun!
Tickets for all the CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST events, including dining discounts around town, the Saturday shopping EXPO at the Convention Center, and the FEST Pass events and classes, plus tickets for Suzanne, Poppy, Tret, Grethe, and more are on sale now, Purchase online or call302-227-5620.
Get them before we sell out. And see you there!