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1950’s Tiki Bash Fundraiser – LUPEC Boston 11/14/2009

Posted on: November 7, 2009

Tags: 1950s, Boston, Cocktail, Cocktails, fundraiser, LUPEC, tiki, Tiki / Polynesian

I can’t wait to head up to Boston for my 2nd LUPEC (Ladies United to Preserve Endangered Cocktails!) fundraiser, and this one is definitely Retro Roadmap worthy!

The LUPEC BOSTON “TIKI BASH” will pay tribute to the 1950’s theme with of-the-era cocktails, Tiki cocktail demonstrations by some of Boston’s best bartenders, and live entertainment including acts by Thru the Keyhole Burlesque, Boston-based ukulele sensation Uke Springsteen, and other Island-themed acts. DJ Brother Cleve ( Combustible Edison member and Retro Roadmap fan !!), a Boston institution, will spin ’50s-era music throughout the evening between sets.

This is LUPEC Boston’s third annual fall fundraising event. This year’s beneficiary is On the Rise, a Cambridge-based non-profit that supports the initiative and strength of women living in crisis or homelessness.

I first learned about LUPEC when I was doing research for my, well let’s just call it a significant number birthday, that we were spending in Pittsburgh. I found a post about a place called the Suburban Room by a group called LUPEC and proceeded to read notes from a meeting of gals who ordered classic cocktails and described them and the fun going on. (The Suburban Room was totally Retro Roadmap-worthy, but alas when we got out there it had just been turned into a generic bar. Sigh, it had great green vitrolite walls and brushed aluminum signage). I was smitten from the get-go and am very proud of my home town chapter of LUPEC gals, as they’re doing it right!

Retro RoadSister and I went to last year’s 1940’s themed USO show fundraiser, and the lovely ladies of LUPEC sure know how to throw a fun party. The building itself is a bit of history too, a 400+ capacity performance art space located in the renovated First Lutheran Church built in 1898.

Join us this year won’t you? I’ll be the one in the muumuu!