Wednesday, December 31, 2008
New Year's Eve at Felicia's Atomic Lounge
Like every other bar in town, we are open tonight until about 2am. Earlier if it turns into an amateur drunk fest; then we'll just toss everybody out and drink by ourselves, dammit. Cleaning vomit out of the back of the television (last year's entertainment), is, well, not on the list of things we'd like to do tonight. We do plan, however, to enjoy show tunes and jazz standards with pianist Lisa Bloom and soprano Sharon Costianes, who was also voted "best bartender in Ithaca" during her stint at Felicia's. Show time is 6:30pm-8:30pm. The rest of the evening will be filled with champagne cocktails, oodles of people and general merriment.
Now let's talk about the New Year's Eve poster above. Leah found this photo of the orange kitten a few months ago and decided to incorporate it into a poster for the lounge. She tried to slip the kitten into the Halloween poster, but I protested that it didn't fit the "haunted cocktail party" theme (we settled on a creepy clown drinking a cocktail), so she based the New Year's Eve poster on it instead. Not that a screaming kitten has anything to do with New Year's Eve. Somehow, I don't think the angry kitty is going to be a recurring theme.