LUPEC stands for Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails and they have been meeting in one form or another around Pittsburgh for the past 9 years. Every year they plan an event to honor some distinguised women – this year they will be celebrating Doris Eaton.
LUPEC always endeavors to honor the lives extraordinary women. For this event, they will pay tribute to the fascinating life of performer Doris Eaton, whose career began on the stage with the Ziegfeld Follies and whose legacy continues today at the age of 105 where she is still known to kick up her dancing shoes in support of causes close to her heart.
Keeping the original Follies’ variety of performance in mind, the event features an assortment of local acts — the girl group pop music of The Garment District; acoustic vocal styling of MissyLaneous; “Speak-easy,” an original puppet opera telling the story of three women who made Prohibition history, by Flora Shepherd of Highway Puppetry, featuring puppetry by Flora and live vocals, piano, percussion, guitar and accordion by Missy Raterman, Tom Petterson and Flora; and an interactive art-deco Puppet Installation by Ange Tee of Fare Feather Family.
New York Time article about Doris Eaton
Thursday, January 28, 2010, 8pm
Howlers Coyote Cafe, Liberty Ave, Bloomfield
Related reading about LUPEC and Cocktails…
- Do This: Cocktails, Shopping and Charity with LUPEC (chicagoist.com)
- SFist Drinks: A Cocktail Blog Roundup (sfist.com)