Tuesday, January 24, 2012

First ever C.L.A.P. mixer beats the winter blues!

Now that things are getting back in order for us here at C.L.A.P. (more details about the winter issue, and how to get your hands on a copy...plus how to pick up your complimentary copy if you contributed to that issue soon to come!), I am pleased as punch to announce that, by my standards, our first ever C.L.A.P. mixer was a success!

Despite the cold temps, we had a great turn out and an even greater group of "performers": a huge thanks to Bernadine Ophelia (C.L.A.P. contributor Molly Harrington's solo project, along with special guest, Chad Hilgenberg on banjo and tambourine) and the Burglars (featuring C.L.A.P. contributor Shieva Salehnia) for their jams, Hot Roxx (C.L.A.P. columnist Jen Hughes) for breaking out her vinyl collection and djing all night long, C.L.A.P. contributors Sheila Frankfurt (our "Dear Sheila" advice columnist) and Ryn Gibson for reading selections of their written works, AND Littlefoot for showing her 2006 Italian short film La Casa Che Fa Tutto Per Te (The House That Does Everything For You) (what can't this woman do????). PLUS we had the fabulous Lisa Luck doing five minute portraits all night long (a doubly huge thanks to her and husband Jake for offering up the Yeti space for the evening), beer courtesy of Great Waters brewing (thanks again Chad) and a whole lotta love from everyone involved.

Here are some select shots from the evening, for more, be sure to check out our Facebook album here.

"Dear Sheila" columnist Sheila Frankfurt reads from some of her columns.

A peak at some of Lisa's works from the evening.

Bernadine Ophelia (C.L.A.P. contributor Molly Harrington) and special guest Chad H. started off the evening's festivities. 

The Burglars wow the crowd, despite having their van towed (bummer). 

Mixer attendees get their five minute portrait painted by Lisa Luck.

Jen Hughes of Hot Roxx, a regular C.L.A.P. contributor, kept the tunes spinning all night.

C.L.A.P. contributor Ryn Gibson reads from her upcoming novel while C.L.A.P. columnist Steph Nelson gets her portrait painted.

Fitting vinyl purchased at the end of the evening. Thanks Yeti Records for all your support! 

Thanks again to all the performers and attendees! What a great way to show your support for creative ladies!


  1. This sounds so fun...I'm sad to have missed it! If you're ever in need of another venue, Mighty Swell will happily play hostess! xo

    1. Perhaps next time! It would be great to talk about having some sort of C.L.A.P. event at Mighty Swell! (and I am still bummed about missing the holiday events—my dog actually got super sick the day I was planning on going :( )