Saturday, December 7, 1996

Christmas Cocktails in the ULTRA-LOUNGE at CLUB VELVET!

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 7th for Capitol Records' third party with CLUB VELVET this year! An evening of yuletide cheer is planned this time around to celebrate the release of "Christmas Cocktails," the 13th CD compilation in Capitol's ULTRA-LOUNGE series. This is the night to don your favorite cocktail wear, order a smooth liqueur, and enjoy the easy sounds of familiar holiday melodies a la King Kini. Prizes courtesy of Capitol Records will be given away all night to both naughty AND nice, so arrive early to increase your chances, and to enhance your dancing sugar-plum visions.

Feliz Navidad!

Saturday, October 19, 1996

CLUB VELVET is proud to be your travel agent for an evening featuring exotic music on the SCAMP label! Music by artists like Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Robert Mitchum, Maya Angelou, Jackie Gleason and Walter Wanderley are featured on limited edition "Passport To Excitement" Scamp CD samplers which will be given away to many lucky CLUB VELVET patrons on this night ONLY! This is your ticket to the Jet Set, baby! Join us for cocktails Saturday, October 19th, and receive discount coupons good on Scamp CDs available at THE ELECTRIC FETUS CD EMPORIUM. Don't miss this very special event as Scamp is one of the coolest and best labels currently reissuing classic and collectable lounge music.

August/September 1996

CREMA CAFE hosts the CLUB VELVET "sala di cappuccino" for a series of 3 Thursdays through September!!
Join King Kini for summer evening of brazillian bossa novas, exotic coffees and italian ice creams. This is the perfect event for you under-aged (but highly-cultured) loungers who have longed for the chance to experience the "velvet mood" sans alcohol. It's also a nice opportunity for the rest of us lushes to enjoy a post-velvet hangover-free morning!! CREMA CAFE is located at 3403 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

These caffinated nights of Kini will happen 8pm-11pm
Aug.8 - Sept.12 - Sept.26.

Saturday, August 10, 1996

Capitol Records and King Kini present...

Capitol has recently released 6 MORE CDs in their incredibly cool ULTRA-LOUNGE collection and is hosting yet another party at CLUB VELVET to celebrate! Join us on Saturday, August 10th for an evening of cocktail capers and musical mayhem when King Kini will be featuring tracks from the new "Ultra-Lounge" CDs throughout the evening, and will be giving away a number of prizes including 20 "Ultra-Lounge" sampler CDs and posters as well as a swank martini bar set AND martini glasses!

It's THE soirée of the summer!!
Don't miss it!

Saturday, June 8, 1996

CLUB VELVET will be hosting a party marking the release of 5 classic Morton Gould CDs on RCA. The original event date posted was June 1st, but at RCA's request, this has now been moved back a week to Saturday, June 8th. Mark it on your calendar!! There will be stuff to give away (including Gould CDs, other wonderful RCA "Space-Age Pop" CD compilations, cocktail coasters, a gift certificate from Via's Vintage Clothing, AND a swank martini set from Crate & Barrel!). We are planning a "best lounge attire" contest, so start thinking about what you might wear that night.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 1, 1996

King Kini himself will be setting the EZ mood again at Saint Sabrina's Parlor in Purgatory in uptown from 1pm - 5pm. If you're in the area, stop in to say "hi" and maybe purchase some funky clothes while you're there! BE FABOO!

Later that evening at CLUB VELVET... Swizzle and sway to the vibe d'amour as only King Kini can bring it to you. The cerimonial TIKI TORCHES will be lit, so should you be!

Sunday, April 7th, 1996

King Kini makes a special guest appearance with the "Polar Bear Club" at the Loring Bar. Joining "The Disciples of Beauty" in the first-ever alliance to promote an "EZer" city, this proves to be quite an evening! You can't have enough 'lounge' in your life, so why not pop in to say "hi" and buy Kini a cocktail.

In the words of Prez Prado: UGH!

Saturday, March 9th, 1996

Yes it's true! CLUB VELVET has a handfull of Rykodisc's "Shaken Not Stirred" CDs to giveaway this Saturday night! "Shaken Not Stirred"is a nice little compilation of cocktail lounge music featuring cool artists like Arthur Lyman, Jack "Bongo" Burger, James Bond & His Sextet among others. We will also have coupons to purchase the CD at Let It Be Records for a discounted price (for those who don't win one!).

Stop in CLUB VELVET for a night of swingin' swank swizzlin' this and every Saturday night!

Saturday, March 2, 1996

Capitol Records and King Kini present... the ULTRA-LOUNGE @ CLUB VELVET

In celebration of their recent release of the 6 CD "Ultra-Lounge" collection, Capitol records is sponsering a special CLUB VELVET event on Saturday, March 2nd. In addition to the usual swinging and swank CLUB VELVET fare (which happens every Saturday) , King Kini will be featuring tracks from the "Ultra-Lounge" CDs throughout the evening, and will be giving away a number of limited-edition promo-only faux leopard-skin clad "Ultra-Lounge" sampler CDs as well as a faboo martini bar set! There will be posters, exotic cocktails, voodoo rhythms, spy jazz, and a room-full of ultra-hip guys & gals who know how to swizzle. If you haven't yet checked-out CLUB VELVET... THIS IS THE NIGHT!!

Saturday, January 20, 1996

From 1pm-5pm, DJ King Kini will be at Saint Sabrina's Parlor in Purgatory setting the lounge mood with his wild voodoo rhythms and swingin' cocktail beats like only he can. Stop in to say "hello" and maybe even buy some funky threads while you're there!


Later that evening, from 8pm-1am, it's the big "Rhino Records Cocktail Mix" promo party exclusively at CLUB VELVET! We'll be giving away a bunch of "Cocktail Mix" CD samplers and you can pick up a coupon good for a discount at Let It Be Records on all three CDs in Rhino's set ("Bachelor's Guide to the Galaxy", "Martini Madness", and "Swingin' Singles")!! I'm not sure how many CDs we have to give away (maybe 20 or 25), and I don't know how we'll go about it, but arrive early for your best chance at getting one!! See ya there!!

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