On November 6th, 2010, the the ToonSeum celebrates memories of Saturday mornings filled with cartoons, breakfast cereals and animated heroes. Jim Martin (Gary Gnu of the Great Space Coaster) and David Newell (Mr. McFeely of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood) will be on hand throughout the evening, along with live music, a silent auction with unique experiences, food, drink, and plenty of cartoons. The evening will kick off with a special ticketed VIP reception featuring a conversation with Caroll Spinney. Caroll is best known for his portrayals of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. Caroll is also a talented cartoonist, painter and illustrator. Attendees of the VIP reception will receive a signed print from Caroll, along with a ToonSeum Membership. After the VIP reception, the ToonSeum kicks open the doors for KA-BLAM! III: The Return of Saturday Morning. This year's blast is a celebration of cartoons, comics and everything else that made our mornings special. With cartoons, hands on activities, entertainment and much more, the event is a great chance for grown ups to let their inner child out to play and party. The annual fundraiser benefits the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Cartoon Art. The ToonSeum, located in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, is one of only three museums in the nation dedicated to the comic and cartoon arts. This year's event being is chaired by Yu-Ling and Gregg Behr (who are fans of cartoons and of being big kids). KA-BLAM! Will take place on November 6th, 2010. The VIP Reception with Caroll Spinney begins at 6:30pm, and the main event will be from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Ticket Information: VIP Tickets are $100 each, or $150 per couple. (VIP admission includes a signed limited edition print and ToonSeum membership.) Event only tickets are $50. Student tickets are $25 with valid ID. (Must be 21 to attend) Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.ka-blam.org/ or in-person at the ToonSeum. When: November 6th, 2010 VIP Event 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Main event 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm Where: Cultural District Education Center 805/807 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Supported by: The Cultural District Education Center The Grable Foundation The National Cartoonists Society Brown Paper Tickets Trib Total Media (toonseum)
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