We were talking to the very spunky and spontaneous Fred Schneider.
“I need to do something like that and apologize to the nation. I need some publicity,” Schneider mused as Tiger droned.
The reason for our Friday morning chat was “Fred Schneider’s Spring Thang Bingo Dance Party,” a March 5 benefit at the Gold Room for the charity Pets Are Loving Support and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
“If you’re wondering, ‘what should I wear?’ Who cares? Just bring a big, fat wallet,” said Schneider, exhibiting more candor in one sentence than we saw in that entire Ponte Vedra Beach press conference. “I’m going to be playing all this wild and real obscure funk. I don’t take requests. I’ll probably get out on the floor dancing. I don’t really know how to DJ. I just pick the songs and then get out and dance.”
Want to join the party? Tickets are $20 for general admission, $40 for admission and seven “Disco Bingo,” cards and $75 for VIP admission that gets you into the upstairs lounge for a meet and greet with Schneider. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7 p.m. See www.palsatlanta.org or call 404-876-7257 for tickets and more information.
Tweet of the day
“I think I was underdressed when heading out to dinner, based on hotel employee’s comment last evening: ‘Enjoy your workout, Mr. Cink.’”
- Pro golfer and metro Atlanta Stewart Cink, lamenting his overly casual threads last week. But hey, in the realm of image problems facing certain prominent PGA golfers these days, things could be worse, right?
Actor Wesley Snipes, in town promoting his new film “Brooklyn’s Finest,” arrived with an entourage at Whiskey Blue in the Buckhead W the other night. He and his crew occupied a large table at the back of the room.
A fashionable visit to Atlanta
Tim Gunn, the source of so much tasteful yet gentle fashion guidance on “Project Runway” will be here today. He speaks at 3 p.m. in the main ballroom of Georgia State University’s Student Center at 3 p.m. The author of “Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style,” he will discuss his book and his role on the Lifetime reality show. He’ll take questions from the audience and will sign books and his appearance is free and open to the public.
In other “Project Runway” news, Atlanta contestant Anthony Williams didn’t fail to live up to expectations – for quippy one-liners – last week. Contestants were challenged to create kiddie outfits with corresponding “Mommy” looks, meaning lots of little fashionistas running around.
“Do y’all have an off switch?” he asked.
Later, a bit flustered at creating frocks for small frames, he vented, “I feel like I work in the chicken shack!”