Monday, October 16, 2006

Parties, October 12-14

Our Singles Extravaganza lived up to its billing on Lucky Friday the 13th! A massive crowd, and they sure had fun! Under one roof we have almost all of the major singles organizations in the Bay Area, including their representatives, who discussed "The Bay Area Singles Scene." Author Randy Peyser presented "A Hilarious Look at Dating & Mating. DJ Bill McGwier played all the right tunes and kept the dance floor packed all night. One lady suggested we do an Extravaganza every month. We won't, because then it wouldn't be special. Those of you who missed this one will have to wait for next year!

Our other two parties were an Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Party in Pleasanton (small attendance) and an Art & Wine Tasting Party in Sausalito (party was well-attended and went well).

This coming weekend we are only sponsoring one party, Young Single Professionals Party, for those of you who are 25-45, Friday, October 20, at Alberto's Nightclub in Mt View. We are co-sponsoring with Singles Supper Club and Barbara Millin will be hosting the party. All of our other parties are open to adults of all ages, unless otherwise indicated. For example, our Mid-Life Singles Party will be in Sausalito on Nov 21.

Halloween is around the corner (we have four Halloween parties scheduled), so start looking for a costume!

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Parties, Sept 28-30

Our annual Petaluma party (Thursday, Sept 28) was at the popular Graziano's Ristorante. We had a very large upstairs banquet room which would be ideal for a dance party (huge dance floor), but too large for our Singles Mixer. I regret that I booked the party without first visiting the venue--I would have chosen a more intimate site for our mixer. Graziano's staff (and appetizers) were terrific. We will definitely do a giant dance party there in the future!

We had the opposite experience at our Art & Wine Tasting Party on Friday. Here we chose an appropriately-sized venue and the place was packed! What a terrific party at The Artists Alley, a lovely art gallery in San Francisco. And miracle of miracles--we had an even ratio of men and women. So hard to get enough men to go to parties featuring two things most women love--art and wine. But we succeeded this time! Our next Art & Wine Tasting parties are on Saturday, Oct 14 at Studio 333 in Sausalito; and Saturday, Nov 4, at Togonon Art Gallery near Union Square in SF. We also have Wine Tasting parties on Sunday, Nov 12 at Cline Cellars in Sonoma and on Nov 18 at Sacred Paths Bookstore in San Mateo.

On Saturday we had two parties. Many thanks to Barbara Millin of Singles Supper Club, who co-sponsored and hosted our Autumn Night Delight party at Monte Carlo Supper Club in Mt View. Barbara tells me the party went well, but not as large of an attendance as last year's. While Barbara was running that party, I was able to host what turned out to be our last Saturday Night Singles party at Rings in San Rafael. The management informed me that our singles "don't drink enough," so they are booting us out after three years of parties every Saturday night. So much for the only weekly singles party in the entire Bay Area!

As you may have noticed, we are doing many more Saturday night parties at different locations around the Bay Area. The demise of our San Rafael Saturday night venue will only encourage this trend. For example, next Saturday, Oct 7, we are hosting a Lock & Key Mixer, followed by dancing to the Live Music of The Joyce Grant Band, at a new location, Joe's of Lafayette. We expect a huge crowd! Speaking of live bands, we are hosting a Singles Mixer again at Number One Broadway in Los Gatos this coming Thursday, Oct 5. Our last party there (Aug 3) attracted 130 singles, which is a huge turnout for a Thursday night party. We hope for another big crowd to enjoy the Mixer and The Joint Chiefs Band.

Also on Saturday night we are co-sponsoring an Asian/Non-Asian Lady in Red Party at the Sheraton San Jose. Julia of Your Asian Connection will be hosting that one. Guys, here is your chance to meet that very special Lady in Red (we recommend men wear black).

We are always looking for exciting new party concepts. We do over 100 singles parties a year in the Bay Area, and don't ever want to be stagnant. That's why I am proud to host the Silicon Valley's first-ever Silent Party, Friday, Oct 6, at the Sheraton San Jose. Everyone flirts by writing notes, rather than talking! Should be a lot of fun. After two hours of silence, people can explode with conversation during the Dance Party that follows until 12:30am. Should be quite an experience!

More details about these and many more parties at See you at the parties!