March, 2016

This installment of “This Month in Pun” is brought to you by Dylan Brine, The Pickle Maker, located at 2007 Summer Salts Drive, Hand Springs, Pun.

All Month: March is Fine Arts Month at the Caramel Center in Pun City. This year’s performances include a ragtime piano concert by Ivory Tickler (2nd), stand-up comedy by comedian Hardy Harhar (4th), an evening of prestidigitation with magician Allie Kazam (5th), a concert by Bertha DeBlooz (6th), jazz stylings by the Caspar Jammers Jazz Band (11th), a performance by the Japanese dance troupe Ballet Hai (18th), show tunes from Sam and Janet Evening (19th), the Pranzeran Dancers (20th), The Grandol Opera (23rd), a Hip-Hop concert by Bum Rap (25th), hard rock from the Roxanne Boulders Band (26th),and the Pun National Symphony, featuring guest conductor Phil Harmonic (28th). The city of MacTruck’s Citizens’ Band always concludes the month-long festivities by playing Handel (31st). Handel usually loses.

Elsewhere this month:

March 1-4:The Pun Industrial Trade Show (PITS) is held this week in Artich Oaks. Situated at the north end of Safen Sound at the junction of Jimmida Creek, the Alimentary Canal, and three railroads, Artich Oaks became an important trading and manufacturing center. The bustling city boasts corporate headquarters and manufacturing plants for such diverse industries as plumbing (Pharoah Faucets), ceramics (Repp Tile), furriers (Fursthings Furs), tobacco (C. Garbutt Company and C.U. Inhale), distilling (Boot Liquors and Spirits of St.Louis). publishing (Saracen-Rowe Books), computer software (Over Byte and Silicon-Carney), and textiles (Storyteller Yarns). You can see displays and product samples from these and other Pun companies and pick up brochures as well. If you’re looking for a different place to spend a day, it’s the PITS.

March 21: Crowds gather each year on this day to watch the Changing of the Garb ceremony at the Royal Palace in Pun City, when the Royal Militia changes from its winter uniforms into its summer dress right in front of everybody.

March 27: Odie Doodah Day is celebrated on the shores of Betonda Bay in north Pun. Discovered in the late 1500’s by English explorers Bob Talnag and Odie Doodah, Betonda Bay’s natural harbor served as a refuge from the turbulent waters of Kissov Depth. The bay’s first colony, Camptown, later became the town of Doodah. The village celebtrates its founding each year on this date. Principal events are a horse race and wine-tasting festival. The Chamber of Commerce promises sufficient “wine to run all night and wine to run all day.”

All Month: All month long, Lugosi’s restaurant in the city of Enoses Place will celebrate its 75th anniversary with discounted prices on all its meals. Lugosi’s is Old World cuisine so good you’ll want to wolf it down. Visit the The Belfry Bar and get into the spirit of things right off the bat. Four types of Bloody Marys are available. The menu has a wide variety of of items but, inexplicably, no steaks. Open sunset to sunrise.