Okay, so I’m a day late – but I have a very good excuse. It was my birthday too – and I was out with my mum (who coincidentally picked June 9 to come in to T.O. for our annual brunch/neighbourhood walk excursion – my Mother’s Day present to her). We brunched at CocoaLatte, wandered Casa Loma and ended the day with dinner at Julie’s Cuban.
And speaking of Mr. Depp – my pal Kat Leonard threw a blast of a party at Smiling Buddha bar on Wednesday night, to launch her CD A Depper Kind of Love, from her upcoming Toronto Fringe show of the same name. And, of course, to toast Johnny’s birthday.
Kat performed tunes from the show, and was joined by Arlene Paculan (another June 9 b’day gal), who performed solo and with Kat, and featured performances by some of Kat’s production team: SM Skye (singing with ukelele) and director Christopher Sawchyn (who does a very sexy – and hilarious – 80s rock god). And there was cake!
Kat’s friend Deb and I were taking care of the merch table, where we sold CDs, t-shirts (hand-screened by Deb), raffle tix, and took donations and petition signatures (to get Johnny Depp to see the Fringe show!).
It was a great time. Check out Tina McCulloch’s post on the Alumnae blog, which features a link to Kat’s National Post piece: http://alumnaetheatre.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/kat-leonard-loves-johnny-depp/
Happy June 9 b’day also to: Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman and Tennille Read.