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Women's History Month Events
~ March 2004 ~
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Coming soon:


American Shorts: DIVAS! Women in Fiction
Society for Contemporary Craft, in The Strip

2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222  [map]

All Readings Begin at 7:30 PM
Doors Open at 7PM
All Tickets $3.00 at the Door

Professor Judith Schachter reading Jessica K. Saiki
Vema reads Sapphire

For more information, check out the American Shorts calendar at

Past events:

Thursday March 4, 6-8pm
Women's History Month Gallery Walk
The Frick Art and Historical Center, Point Breeze
Join LUPEC, Frick Fine Art Museum Director of Education Tom Smart and University of Nebraska Professor Stephen Behrendt for a Women's History walk through Victorian Visions, a visiting exhibit of 19th-century drawings at The Frick Fine Art Museum at The Frick Art and Historical Center in Point Breeze. See, hear, and celebrate works by 19th-Century women artists and enjoy a cocktail in honor of Queen Victoria. Corsets, chatelaines, and tussie-mussies not required. Call the Frick at 412-371-0600 to make reservations.
Read more about the women highlighted at this event in our essay, "Where were all the women, anyway?" <<new>>

Saturday, March 6, 9pm-12am
Rhythm Sweet and Hot: Special Women's History Show, 90.5 FM WDUQ

LUPEC joins forces with jazz-preservationists / bon-vivants Ken Crawford and Mike Plaskett on their internationally syndicated radio show, Rhythm Sweet and Hot. Enjoy music by and information about ladies who sang in front and/or played in early jazz bands! The show will also feature an interview with a former member of one of the "girl bands" of the 1930s.

Friday, March 12, 8-10pm
Back Room Gals; A Butch/Femme History Celebration
Eon Hotel, 8th Avenue, Homestead
Join LUPEC at the newly restored historic Eon Hotel, former home to The Island Room, an all "ladies'" bar that, in the 1940s and 1950s, co-existed with the "regular" bar out front. LUPEC takes over the front bar for thematic cocktails and optional butch/femme attire. All sorts of guys and gals welcome.

Sunday, March 14, 10am-2pm
Women's History Brunch
The Quiet Storm, Friendship
LUPEC hostesses an Herbs and Spices special brunch at Quiet Storm featuring the favorite recipes of famous women.

Saturday, March 20, 8-10pm
Bad Girls Party
Kelly's Bar and Lounge, Penn Circle
Since "well behaved women rarely make history," LUPEC invites you to misbehave at the classy, historic, and tastefully restored Kelly's Lounge. Thematic cocktails, quizzes, prizes and a special, very naughty Guest of Dishonor.



The Founding Chapter of Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) welcomes you!

This site is dedicated to the Gin Fizz, the Widow's Kiss, and the Singapore Sling – the drinks our mothers and grandmothers drank, the drinks we strive to save from extinction as a small measure of remembering those great women and their great cocktail parties.

Here you can find information about those cocktails, as well as their history and the rituals, barware and hors d'oeuvres that accompanied them.

So, remove the pineapple chunk from your cocktail, raise your glass, and drink to their memory! Up in ya!





:: LUPEC puts the "style" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Lifestyle Section, March 2004. <<new>>
:: LUPEC makes the entertainment section of the  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 2003.
:: Other articles in Pittsburgh's news weeklies:
     City Paper Holiday Edition
      PULP Summer Guide Cocktails
      PULP Holiday Cocktails


:: USAToday.com Tech pages, Hot sites, February 27, 2004 <<new>>
:: Yahoo! Pick of the Day, June 12, 2002
:: As seen in BUST magazine, spring 2002
:: Bust.com site of the week, August 2001
:: LUPEC.org is recommended by the cool people at Backwash.com



In response to the many, many emails we've received – witty, wise, and wonderful all – we respond with the "Tough Love" page. We can't promise that we'll always be nice – sometimes LOVE HURTS – but we will be classy.

OCTOBER 2003 ::
How To Be a Really Excellent Bartender
:: by Brandy "You're a Fine Girl" Alexander

read more Tough Love articles



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