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The Partly Dave Show FAQ

WHAT sort of thing is it?
A cabaret variety show mixing live music & spoken word performances, hosted by Dave Awl.
Who is this Dave Awl character, anyway?

Is there a CO-HOST?
Why, yes! Dave would be lost in space without the sensational Christopher Piatt (a.k.a. the First Mate and Science Officer of The Partly Dave Show), who is Dave's primary co-conspirator, and our newly minted co-co-host, the splendid and sparkling Diana Slickman!

WHEN does it occur?
The show is currently being scheduled on a sporadic basis ... watch this space and the Dave Awl News mailing list for show announcements.

WHERE can it be found, in a geographical sense?
The Partly Dave show gets around! It has previously happened at the Neo-Futurarium, the Viaduct Theatre, and (originally) at The No Exit Café in Rogers Park. It may be visiting some new locations in the future ... stay tuned.

HOW MUCH is it?
The suggested donation varies depending on the event, but is usually less than a movie with popcorn and generally accompanied by our "or pay what you can" clause.
(That means you don't have to stay home because you're broke again, girlfriend.)

What other FUN FACTS can you share?

  • The Partly Dave Show is always smoke-free!
  • The Partly Dave Show is always "Pay what you can!"
  • The Partly Dave show is never forced to land on water!
  • The Partly Dave show is rarely attacked by flying weasels!

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Not your everyday horse-frightening cabaret excursion.
More fun than a Winnebago full of lemurs.
Guaranteed not to stain or wrinkle.

NEXT SHOW ... Saturday, June 20, 2009:

We're ready for our close-up.

Celluloid Heroes

An evening of performances
about movies and movie stars!

film strip

Partly Dave takes a little stroll down Hollywood Boulevard ... just us, the cameras,
and those wonderful people
out there in the dark.

Hosted by Dave Awl
With co-hosts
Christopher Piatt
and Diana Slickman

Guest performances by:
Lisa Buscani
Robert Rodi
Venus Zarris

Plus live music by:
Anthony Whitaker

Saturday, June 20, 2009
at 7:00pm
at the Neo-Futurarium
(view map)
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
(at Foster), Chicago

Admission: $12 or pay what you can.
No reservations required.

Bonus: FREE COOKIE NIGHT! Thanks to the audience at our "Fairy Tales" edition in May, who won our little game of "Fairy Tales Bingo" ... at our June 20th show you're all getting free cookies at intermission! From the cookie fairies.


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Upcoming Shows:

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Past Editions

Curious about what topics and performers have been featured in previous editions of The Partly Dave Show? Visit the archive of past shows.

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