all tomorrows’ parties will suck

After today’s party at Playthink Studio 411 E. Fifth Street in Dayton, Ohio, all other parties will pale in comparison.

Come on down to Playthink Studio in the Oregon District today (8/08/08 at 8’oclock for 8 dollars) and check out our Silver Factory. Dance. Make movies. Be glamorous.

Check out Dayton’s hippest hipsters.

Free admission if you’re 80 years old!

And now for the final of our 80 ways to celebrate Andy Warhol at our Silver Factory Birthday Party!

#74 Take a crash course in all that’s Warholian and Velvet and Silver Fartoryesque at guest of a guest.

#75 If you bring your dog, you must hold her very close to your face and make smooching noises as you pass through the crowd.

#76 Audition. At Playthink Studio’s Warhol Party, we’re guessing you’ve got tons of potential. Prove us right.

#77 Hold your own audition.  (Tip: You don’t really need to make a film. Auditions are an effective excuse for surrounding yourself with the most beautiful people.)


#78 We’ll be your mirror. There’s so much shiny shiny leather and silver down here at the Playthink Silver Factory, you can keep your compact at home.

#79 Reproduce! Reproduce! Reproduce!   (Images, that is.)

#80 You can act all shy and aloof and cool and detached, but bring all your friends to our Party , ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS, that is. They’ll thank you for it!

Andy Warhol’s Birthday: 8 more ways to Celebrate

#9 TELL EVERYONE–and I mean everyone!–you’re celebrating Andy Warhol’s birthday at Playthink Studio on August 8! Publicity, Warhol said, is the ultimate symptom of social disease. Catch it. Enjoy it. Pass it on. And do spread the word Andy style, because once is never enough.


#10 Find somebody’s face you like and repeat. You can learn how to silkscreen here.

I think it would be so great if more people took up silk screening, so that no one would know whether my picture was mine or somebody else.” Andy Warhol.

#11 Sell out.

Andy said, Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.         Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” If you can’t sell art, then at least buy some. Plenty of fine works will be available at the Playthink Silver Factory on 8/8/08.

#12 Indulge in a fabulous fantasy about someone you’ve never met.

and don’t just think about your fantasy object. Obsess. Wallow.  Repeat.

Warhol said, “Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.”

L ( Beware! A whole slew of attractive opposites you’ve never met will be in attendance at the Silver Factory at Playthink Studio on August 8.)

#1    #13. Make something no one needs. Andy said, “ An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. Besides dancing, flirting, gawking, schmoozing, being famous and posing for the paparazzi, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to create your own, original beautiful, priceless objet d’art that no one needs at Playthink Silver Factory party on August 8.

#1 #14 Ask an employee out on a date.

A       A ndy said, Employees make the best dates. You don’t have to pick them up and they’re always tax-deductible.” The best place to take an employee out on a date? Playthink Silver Factory Andy Warhol Party, of course.

1          #15 Start a magazine like Andy did, wait…

and then see if it’s still around 40 years later.

W      Why not? Here’s how. Inspirations for starting your own zine will be on display at the party!

#2      #16 Hey Yoonz! Kiss a native Pittsburgher. Warhol was born in da Burgh, and so is Dayton arts    diva, the fabulous Eva Makstutis. And we all know how flirty people from Pittsburgh are. (Rumor has it that “Eva Destruction” and other fabulous art stars will make their glamorous guest appearances at Playthink Studio on August 8.) Better start planning what to wear now!

the velvets knew how to dress. do you?


how would andy celebrate?


Andy Warhol’s 80th birthday is this year. How will you celebrate? Share a modest little moment of silence?

I think not!

Instead, let’s throw the biggest, most glamorous party ever! We’ll take all month to prepare. We’ll wear glamorous outfits. We’ll mock and celebrate commercial consumerism. We’ll make icons of our most beautiful friends. We’ll sit on the couch and eat bananas. We’ll make movies and art and listen to Velvets.

As an innovator, lifelong learner, social networker, and consummate scenester, Andy’s life exemplified the tenets of slow learning. I’ll be celebrating Warhol’s birthday all this month by posting ideas for celebrating. With your help, I hope to reach eighty ways by his birthday on August 6th. And then on August 9th we’ll have a GREAT BIG Decadent Party and invite all the most beautiful people. We’ll invite the paparazzi. We’ll invite famous people. We’ll invite you and let you be famous for fifteen minutes. We’ll play with Mylar balloons. We’ll party like it’s 1999.

So save this date: on August 8, 2008 for one magical evening, PLAYTHINK LEARNING STUDIO in Dayton, Ohio, will transform into the SILVER FACTORY. Start planning your outfit now.

More coming soon…

With much gratitude, I acknowledge Whitney Matheson for her original idea. I think Andy would have approved of my copying her.