Rabbie Burns Night, Without The Need to Go To Scotland
If you've never been to a Burns Supper, where the Scots' loves of the great bard, fine malt whisky and unmentionable animal parts cooked in a sheep's stomach are all combined, then you've not lived.
And while we normally regret that most such nights are held in the old country, and therefore a touch on the expensive side to attend, a tipster passed on details of a gay and lesbian association in NYC that's holding their 2011 event on February 26.
Clann An Uabhair (Family of Pride) are selling tickets to the kilted event, which will feature songs, poems, bagpipes, fiddling (ie, people playing the fiddle...we know how your minds work), dinner and dancing.
If you go, then have fun, and raise a glass to Rabbie Burns on our account. And if you decide to wear a kilt, then remember that it's knees together when exiting a cab.
Ps, the image shown is just a particularly eye-catching and bold Rabbie Burns teatowel, and in no way indicative of the classy event Clann An Uabhair are planning, we're sure.