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On the Fly GRAND SLAM + Peaches & Pinkus!

  • The Avalon Lounge 29 Church St Catskill United States (map)

Friday 11/15

Story Slam: 6-8PM, $5 Cover
Peaches & Pinkus: 8-10PM, No Cover - Tip your pianist

The Hudson Valley's own version of the Moth radio hour! Join us for our second annual Grand Slam on November 15 @ 6pm at The Avalon Lounge in Catskill. This special show will feature a line-up of some of our favorite storytellers from this past year’s story slams as well as a special guest panel of local judges who will be crowning our grand slam winner. Come out to support your local storytellers and community, enjoy a drink & some delicious Korean food and help us launch a third season of On The Fly Story Slams.

After the Grand Slam, stay for a performance by lounge act Peaches and Pinkus. Peaches (Mel Flannery) and Pinkus (Paul Leschen) set about to recontextualize and reimagine some of the best and worst songs in pop and rock history. Expect REO Speedwagon’s "Keep On Loving You" in the style of Carole King and Tears for Fears "Shout" in the style of Joni Mitchell. Expect Foreigner's "Feels the First Time" to really feel like the first time. Peaches and Pinkus are not your average lounge lizards, they come to play...and sing their precious, passionate (and classically trained) hearts out! After 50 years separately slinging this wild mix to audiences from Palm Springs to the Catskills, Peaches and Pinkus met at a local cafe/bar/performance space called HiLo in the village of Catskill. They continue to entertain together on cruise ships, in retirement communities, and in the county’s finest psychiatric hospitals to wild acclaim.