Punk Knockers

For the Girls
Mon., Dec. 10, 8pm-2am. $10. Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave. 267.259.3227. www.punkrockmommy.org

Sex, punk rock, tattoos and cancer make for a benefit as far from the usual hand-holding and tear-shedding 5K walk as humanly possible. Mother of six and blogger Andrea Collins Smith is facing rare terminal inflammatory breast cancer, which is exactly as bad as it sounds. But her friends from every corner of Philly’s balls-to-the-wall community are coming out to show their support and help her and her family. The HellCat Girls, there to put the can-can into cancer, will perform their infamous burlesque routines. There’ll also be a hardcore silent auction, with tattoo art, crafts, paintings and apparel on the block, not to mention busts—as in casts of Smith’s own (now mastectomied) breasts—decorated with tattoo flash by her husband, Body Graphics artist Kelly Smith. The 9.14 PicturesRock School, will screen shorts from the soon-to-be-released The C Word, a documentary about Smith and her family’s day-to-day struggles. The $10 donation gets you a red clown nose, while arriving dressed in full costume renders you eligible for prizes. (Alli Katz)

This was the amazing write up we got in the Philly Weekly. Last week they did a great write up on Kelly and now they totally got behind our Hellcat Girls! So to speak. Anyway, I hope you plan to make a night of it. Some of you will opt out. I have heard you do not think you are cool enough to come. The rest of you better be there!!! With Big red shoes on! We are so thankful to the Philly Weekly (you are so much cooler than the city paper). And a big hug to Jenny Ball, the Hellcat Girls, and the Barbary. I love you all!

3 Responses to “Punk Knockers”

  1. Heather says:

    I wish I lived closer or had the money to fly up, I would totally be there. I’d love to bid on your tattooed former boobies, Andrea.
    You’re still an inspiration with all of your struggles and refusal to let it all get you down. In 1 posting alone, you make me feel 500 emotions. One day, I will make it out to meet you.
    Heather aka Sinner Ella D’Eville

  2. Rebecca says:

    This sounds so awesome! Wish we could make it-

  3. Andrea,

    I’ve only met you a couple of times, but your story has hit me on so many levels. I performed last night at your fundraiser and want to donate my services for any future events. You are in my thoughts and prayers

    With love and light,

    Deirdre/Little Darling
    Hellcat Girls Burlesque