BURBANK—Sardo's Grill & Lounge, a gathering place for adult performers and other industry members, has only gained in popularity since it hosted its first "Porn Star Karaoke" (PSK) in mid-2003. But now the watering hole has fallen on hard times ... so of course it's up to the adult industry to help it get back on its feet again, with an auction to be held Tuesday night, April 26, at 9 p.m..
"We all know the recession has hit everyone hard," wrote adult actress and frequent warbler Nicki Hunter. "The trickle down effect has also hit Sardo's very hard. We in the industry love our Sardo's, PSK and our Seymour and we want to make sure all the above is around for a long time. Seymour has been the staple that has kept the longest running weekly adult industry event Porn Star Karaoke going for almost eight years. We in the industry have made PSK along with Sardo's our home and Seymour our friend. A lot of us have met there for the first time, made movie deals, promoted our goods and have just had a great time. PSK and Sardo's has supported us during our fundraising events over the years, donating money for our injured, our departed and other charities that we supported and now it is time we return our love and support. Sardo's has not been doing well for a while and we want to help keep the doors open!"
Some of the events that have taken place at Sardo's include last week's gala introduction by Adam & Eve of Shane's World Vol. 42, where some of the movie's stars showed up to give away copies of the movie and other prizes; a "Toys for Tots" drive just before Christmas in 2004; a fundraiser for HIV prevention in Ghana in 2006; not to mention a benefit for Nicki Hunter herself in 2007, when the actress suffered a bout of lymphatic cancer.
Among the donated items expected to be auctioned off on Tuesday are a Bud Lite Lime portable bar that can be taken to the beach or set up in your home or yard; Ron de Jeremy Rum bottle autographed by Ron Jeremy ("This new Rum cannot be bought yet," Hunter noted, "so this is a rare item to win!"); Wicked Pictures' signed memorabilia, movie props, etc.; neon signs for Blue Moon & Fat Tire Beers; "Scentsy Baskets"—a variety of scents and a warmer for them, donated by melissavenable.scentsy.us; Ron Jeremy t-shirts; and much, much more.
But perhaps the grand prizes of the evening will be auctioned-off dinner dates at Sardo's (food and bottle) with Hunter, Jeremy, Sunny Lane, Tera Knightly and others yet to be named.
"We encourage all to attend and invite friends that can fully appreciate the items up for auction and raffle to show our support for 'one of our own'," Hunter said. "Thank you all!"
Dale (Batman, Elvis, Superman) Dabone will serve as auctioneer, and it's expected that many adult personalities will attend and socialize while the auction takes place.
The auction/fundraiser will be held at Sardo's Grill & Lounge, 259 N. Pass Ave., Burbank, CA 91505—and credit cards will be accepted!
(Pictured: Dale Dabone and Alektra Blue participating in Porn Star Karaoke)