Washburn, Arellano and Chemerinsky Are Ready to Get All Chautauqua! on Your Ass
By the way, I opened this post with a dummy--severely cropping off its ears--that was plucked from Washburn's online "The Homeless Ventriloquist: A Lloyd Sippie Mystery." That's because I could find no photo of Jim in the Weekly archives, not even the very early shot we had of him hanging weights from his, uh, dangling participle.
|Not from Jim's garage . . . I don't think.|
Up first at 7:30 tonight is editor-in-chief Arellano, who in a stunning bout of bashfulness asked that this post be built more around Washburn than himself. One assumes Gustavo ate some bad tuna. Before we get to JW, though, it must be noted that Chautauqua! first classes things up at 2 p.m. Saturday with Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UC Irvine's School of Law and an expert at the old soft shoe. Or should that read "expert at filing legal briefs on behalf of the righteous." I always get those two confused.
Anyway, it's Washburn time at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and if I were a betting man I would put my dimes on at least one mention, photograph and/or live example of something groovy plucked from his garage.
Rounding out Chautauqua! at 3 p.m. Sunday is Shelley Hoss, who is not a Cartwright but president of the Orange County Community Foundation. I believe she'll be breaking out her old school gangsta rap. Again.
By the way, Washburn is the type of chap who, feeling guilty about inviting friends to an event with a $20 ticket price, sends you follow-up emails pointing out places where you will find them cheaper. He's actually done it twice, first directing us to $10 tickets available through the Segerstrom Access program (SCFTA.org/AccessforAll), then by leading us to Goldstar (Goldstar.com), which has $7 tix for Saturday shows. Those who prefer to pay full price can still call 714.556.2121 or visit SCFTA.org. But just know Jim will make fun of those who do from the stage.