After three dreary Pandemic years, it was a thrill to resume Vanessa’s annual Mother’s Day show at Martuni’s Piano Lounge last evening. As always, this show was a benefit for Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners: an over 40 year, 100% volunteer organization that serves family-style meals to the homeless of San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & Easter Sunday. Joined at the piano by Nicolas Perez, Vanessa co-hosted the show with President of TTHD Michael Gagne. Special guest vocalist Absolute Empress LI Emma Peel dazzled at the microphone and as door hostess for the evening. Heartfelt thanks to so many friends who came out to support this wonderful charity including John & Carol Hull, Robert Sanchez & Jerry Lowe, Dominick Wesegin & Steve Sparagen, Ross Neville & Bo Ayres, Elizbeth Green-Sah, Linda Lee, Troy Arnold, Max Schroeder, Tony Tabangcura, Linda Ostrom, Susan McWhirter, Denise Gindoy, Martha Ann Vielle, Alejandro Flagger & so many more. Photo by Linda Lee.