Do it for Raindrops the rescued cat! Kitty Harbor benefit @ Skylark

At left, that’s Raindrops the cat. She is the inspiration for a benefit show at Skylark Café and Club this Friday night – the return of the West Side Glory variety show, which in turn was an evening spinoff from Seattle’s original drag brunch. West Seattleite Jeffrey Robert is hosting and producing, and proceeds benefit West Seattle’s Kitty Harbor cat/kitten shelter, which saved Raindrops after Jeffrey rescued her from a local road. So here’s how the story goes:

Back in December, Raindrops made an appearance on the WSB Lost/Found Pets Page, described as having been found on the bridge, though that wasn’t quite right, it turns out – Jeffrey says she was on the top of the overpass bridge connecting the West Seattle Bridge and Highway 99.

She was badly hurt, too – including a broken leg. Jeffrey (photo at right) says she didn’t look like she was going to survive. He contacted Kitty Harbor, who arranged for surgery, and eventually she found a forever home. He plans to tell the entire story during West Side Glory on Friday night. They still don’t know how Raindrops ended up on that busy road – whether she was dumped, or maybe fell from a car she climbed into. But there she was.

Even if you’re not interested in a tale about a kitty – you might want to see the all-star lineup taking the stage starting at 9 pm Friday, including West Seattle’s rising-star comic Mona Concepcion and local burlesque performer Sibyl Darling. Along with the aforementioned performers, the lineup includes David Johnson, Emmett Montgomery, Beka Barry, Olivia LaGarce, Cherry Tart, Cherry Sur Bête, Honey Bucket, Abbey Drake, Deb Seymour, Peggy Platt, Sylvia O’Stayformore, Bella Luna & Michelle Pannell, SuperNova-Majesty, Matt Clear, “and more TBA” – plus a prize raffle.

It’s 21+ – Jeffrey allows, “We get a little bit naughty” – suggested donation $15. If you need a reminder, here’s the Facebook event page. Skylark is at 3803 Delridge Way SW.

5 Replies to "Do it for Raindrops the rescued cat! Kitty Harbor benefit @ Skylark"

  • Red May 27, 2014 (7:41 pm)

    We will be there!!

  • Jeffrey Robert May 27, 2014 (7:57 pm)

    Thank you so much for helping us out with this event. I promise an evening jam-packed full of fun. Doors will open at 8:00, show will start at 9:00. Skylark is being very generous in letting us have a Friday night (Thursday is generally their benefit night) and all the money collected at the door and from the raffle will go to Kitty Harbor. All of the performers are donating their time and talent. Hope to see you there!

  • ~HockeyWitch~ May 27, 2014 (8:52 pm)

    This Kitty Harbor Volunteer will be there!!!

  • Jason May 27, 2014 (9:49 pm)

    Lots of funny comics in that bunch and Jeffrey’s a great cat that doesn’t even attack you when you kinda burn the light at the Feedback Lounge on open mic night. (ahem, sorry bout that.)

  • mona May 29, 2014 (9:04 am)

    This is going to be such a fun show! I can’t wait to tell jokes for a good cause!

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