Upcoming Events Master Calendar thru December 2018

If you have some ads you'd like to post for an event but won't be around or you've got a bunch of ads and you wanna pre-post 'em for upcoming events, here is how to do a scheduled post. If your posting is moderated, please let me know, and I'll 'free' you so you can do scheduled posts! :)

ALWAYS feel free to suggest a one day event, or suggest to change a weekend weekend in case I've overlooked something! This calendar is not etched in stone and can be changed, edited, altered, etc!

Weekend Events, unless otherwise noted are always Friday to Sunday, though for clarity's sake I always denote Friday thru Sunday. One Day Events I put in ALL CAPS so they stand out a little more. For Contest Starts, I have that underlined. Sound complicated? I hope not.

At the beginning of every week I'll post a reminder of the week's activities and the day before the start I'll post a reminder. At ANY TIME you may find the master calendar (hmmm...should it be the mistress calendar?) on our vintage ads' page in 2 different spots. 1) It's in the sticky post up top and 2) it's on the left hand side in the featured post widget.

Non-themed vintage ads are ALWAYS welcomed at any time!!!

Holidays are not really mentioned, I don't think they need to be defined and ads for any particular upcoming holiday are always welcome!

2017

August

4-6 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Camping & Movies Ads for anything camping related; and any kind of movie related ad.

8 Tuesday Contest Starts: Art Deco Ads that are Art Deco-ish

9 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Hump Day Hunks

11-13 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Spanish Ads & Ads for crafts

Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Plastic products

18-20 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Chicago & Shampoo Ads for the city of Chicago (GO CUBS!); and shampoo ads

23 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Dancing Ads that depict dancing, are for dancing places, etc

25-27 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Bed Sheets & Coca Cola: Ads for bed sheets & ads for the BRAND Coca cola

September

1-3 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Sheer Ectasy & Robots Ads where people are WAY too excited & ads that contain robots

4 Monday ONE DAY EVENT: Labor Day, let's see workers depicted in ads

6 Wednesday Contest Starts: Suit & Tie Ads for suits/ties, men's haberdashery

8-10 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Dark haired celebrities & Trees Celebs that have dark hair & Ads that contain trees

12 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Discount stores Ads from discount stores, for them, etc

15-17 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Ads from India & Bare ass So Indian (country) ads & ads that contain bare ass

20 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: OTC meds Ads for over the counter medications

22-24 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Absolut & Vegetables Any Absolut vodka ad & any ad for/containing vegetables

28 Thursday ONE DAY EVENT: Pink

29-1 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Pots & Pans and Mercedes Ads for/containing pots & pans and Mercedes ads

October

3 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Products with the number 1 in them (ie: A-1 sauce)

4 Wednesday Contest Starts: Airlines

6-8 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Tv Stations (local & national) & Floating body parts

9 Monday ONE DAY EVENT: It's Columbus Day, so our annual day for Native American and theft prevention ads

13 Friday ONE DAY EVENT: It's Friday the 13th So black cats, ladders, bad luck ads

13-15 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Fairies (ie: Tinkerbell) & Adjusted for inflation Ads containing fairies & then ads that contain a price and we'll adjust it for inflation (please have approx ad year)

18 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Morbid Ads that are morbid, ads for funeral type things, etc

20-22 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Big hair & Tokyo

25 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Bread

27-29 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Monsters & Fast Food

31 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Ads in Disguise

November

3-5 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Timepieces and Pepsi. Timepieces for DST and the brand Pepsi

7 Tuesday Contest Starts: Black & White. Ads that are black and white.

8 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT Nekkid kid

10-12 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Military and Watercolored ads. For Veteran's Day, ads for, that include, depict military members. And watercolor ads.

15 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT Mandela Effect in ads

17-19 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Wake up and 1984. Ads that depict waking up and ads from 1984. Yes, perhaps, probably maybe, an Oingo Boingo song inspired this one. Wake up! It's 1984!

23 Thursday ONE DAY EVENT: It's Thanksgiving in the USA, so no matter where in the world you are, let's post ads of things we're thankful for.

24-26 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Bad gifts and Trains. Since it's 'black Friday' where people will kill to buy Christmas gifts, let's post ads for bad gifts. Bad gifts you've gotten, that you think would be bad to give, etc. And trains.

29 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Weapons The holiday season is upon us, shall we arm ourselves and prepare?

December

1-3 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Shortening and Red. Ads for shortening (Crisco, Spry, etc) and ads containing mostly the color red.

5 Tuesday Contest Starts: Family scenes. Ads depicting family scenes.

6 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Tattoos in ads. People with tattoos, etc

8-10 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: London and Got Milk? Ads for the city of London, involving London, mentioning London, etc and the Got Milk? ad campaign.

12 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Hardware store stuff. Anything hardware store related

15-17 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Wood items and Bicycles. Items that are predominantly wood and bicycles in ads.

20 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Cookies. Get those cookies ready for Santa!

22-24 Friday - Sunday Weekend Events: Favorite toys and Santa. Ads for your favorite childhood toys and ads containing Santa.

25 Monday ONE DAY EVENT: It's Christmas and apparently 'mafia day' on some tv stations, so let's follow suit and have ads for mafia related things. (Seriously, why is Scarface and the Godfather trilogy shown every Christmas? Merry say hello to my little friend!

29-31 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Vintage Ads New Year's Eve party! Anything NYE party related!

2018

January

1 Monday ONE DAY EVENT: Welcome 1998. We have a 20 year rule here, so 1998 ads are now eligible.

5-7 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Aliens and Pizza. Ads that contain, are about, etc Aliens and ads involving Pizza in anyway.

8-10 Monday - Wednesday: Bowie Break the Rules, you can post anything Bowie related w/o an ad

9 Tuesday Contest Starts: Snow Ads that include, depict, mention snow.

10 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Eye glasses

12-15 Friday - Monday Weekend Events: Weight loss and/or gain; Wrigley's Gum; and African Americans.

19-21 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Tape and Aquatic based ads. Tape: duct, scotch, any kind of tape and aquatic based ads.

24 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Dream Vacation Depict your dream vacation via vintage ads! ie: I'd go see the Pyramids via the Goodyear Blimp.

26-29 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Licensed music in ads and PSAs. Licensed music in ads: songs used in ads ie: Revolution in a Nike ad; and Public service announcements

31 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Clowns Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, CLOWNS!!!!!!!!!

February

2-4 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Ads with someone named Bob and 80s fashion. Ads with a celeb or spokesperson named Bob, a Bob mentioned in the ad, a show/movie featuring a Bob, etc and 80s fashion.

6 Tuesday Contest Starts: Chocolate Ads that are for any kind of chocolate product

7 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Trench coats

9-11 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Peter Cooper weekend, which means JELLO! The good, the bad, the ugly.

14 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Hearts in ads

16-18 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: FMK and Household Cleaners. FMK = Fuck Marry Kill

19 Monday ONE DAY EVENT: President's Day Presidents in ads

23-25 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: I Was There and Gloves Ads for places you've been and gloves

27 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Intentionally gay

March

2-4 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Balls and Ford Ads for any kind of balls and the brand name Ford

6 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Feminine Hygiene

7 Wednesday Contest Starts: Jewelry Ads for, that contain jewelry

9-11 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Things that suck and Tasteful Side Boob Daylight Savings Time is this weekend, so 'things that suck', products, people in ads, etc

13 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Breakfast Cereal

16-18 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Green, Irish ads, and Underwear. Ads with mostly green for their color; ads for, mentioning, about, Ireland; and underwear.

20 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Ads by Identifiable artist

23-25 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Vancouver and You're Advertising What?

27 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Light bulbs

30 - 1 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Motels/Hotels and Mountains

April

1 Sunday ONE DAY EVENT: Ads in Disguise

3 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Tragic/Creepy in Retrospect

4 Wednesday Contest Starts: Rain

6-8 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Disney and Minimalism

11 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Eyes that look dead inside

13-15 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Cake, Ice Cream, and Birth year ads

18 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Miami

20-22 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Purple and Royalty

25 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Things that lead to global warming

27-29 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Products starting with 'A' and Beautiful ads

May

1 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Nightmarish Ads

3 Thursday Contest Starts: Flowers

4-6 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Mythical creatures and Well known jingles/slogans

9 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Law and Order Ads featuring police, attorneys, etc

11-13 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Chevy and Sealife

16 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Grocery Ads

18-20 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Ads from England and Vintage Ads After Dark

23 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Ads with bands for concerts, albums, cds, etc

25-27 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Cats and Smoking

28 Monday ONE DAY EVENT: BBQ

June

1-3 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Lifesavers and Science

5 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Blue

6 Wednesday Contest Starts: Pies

8-10 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Dogs and Candy (no chocolate, bad for dogs)

13 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Celebrity products (products that have a celebrity's name in/on them)

15-17 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Sports and I own it

20 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Classified ads

22-24 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Berlin and Superheros

27 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Bridal

29-1 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Canada and Ripped abs

July

4 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: USA! USA! USA! Overly patriotic ads

5 Thursday Contest Starts: TP & Kleenex

6-8 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Warm Beverages and Fur

11 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: 7-11 Day

13-15 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Cars and Butter

18 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Comic book ads Ads from in comic books

20-22 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Beer and Maybelline

25 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Greek to me Ads that make zero sense

27-29 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Gingers and Towels

August

1 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Spam

2 Thursday Contest Starts: Pickups and vans

3-5 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Maidenform and Farm related ads

8 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: LA (Los Angeles)

10-12 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Diamonds and Pearls

15 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Meat

17-19 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Furniture and Non-Coca-Cola/Pepsi Pops

22 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Ads with coupons

24-26 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Pet food and Camera & Film

29 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Madrid

31-2 Motorcycles and Hideous food (no jello)

September

3 Monday Contest Starts: Pens, Pencils, and Stationary

5 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Eyes

7-9 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Canned food and Barbie

12 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Unbelievable dialogue

14-16 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Singapore and Ads with Recipes

19 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Insects

21-23 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Cowboys and Angels

25 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Orange

28-30 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Cheese, Crackers, and Soup

October

2 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Ads that need more cowbell

3 Wednesday Contest Starts: Creepy kids

5-7 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Fear mongering and Cartoon Ads

9 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Houses

12-14 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: San Francisco and Wild animals

17 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: TV Shows

19-21 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Night time in ads and Dishes/Dishware

25 Thursday ONE DAY EVENT: Bombs depicted in ads

26-28 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Our Galaxy/Other Planets and Satan/Devil in ads

31 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Ads in disguise

November

2-4 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Addresses in ads and Booze (no beer)

5 Monday Contest Starts: Cutlery

7 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: German ads

9-11 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Household appliances and 1920s fashion

14 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Depictions of sick people in ads

16-18 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Hosiery/socks and Quackery

20 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Fish

23-25 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Bathroom fixtures and Toyota

27 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Teenage maladies

30-2 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Makeup and Africa

December

4 Tuesday Contest Starts: Shoes

5 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Electronics

7-9 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Budweiser and NYC

11 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Neon lights

14-16 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: No longer exists and Ice Skating

17 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENT: Dish soap

21-23 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Toys and Santa

25 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Poisons

28-30 Friday - Sunday Weekend Event: Ads that sum up your year and Blonde celebs

2019

January

1 Tuesday ONE DAY EVENT: Welcome 1999!!!
Could we have a computer ads week or day? I absolutely love old computer ads! :)
Have we had a feminist/ gender equality day? The "Women in workplace portrayed positively" is pretty specific.

Other special day events that I would love to see: "The thing I really really wanted as a kid", Barbie, and Product Placement.
i can change women in the workplace to gender equality day....how about i call it women portrayed positively in ads? just remove the workplace?

we just did 'what i really wanted' or something like that a few days before christmas---that does NOT mean we can't do it again! :) fun ideas are ALWAYS repeatable!

a specific barbie weekend? what about a barbie day if i go find her birthday?

i like the idea of product placement but could you expand upon what you're thinking of how that'll work because i'm unsure......
Wikipedia says that Barbie's birthday is March 9, which is the date in 1959 that the doll first went on sale. It falls on a Sunday this year.

I would imagine that a product placement event would involve film clips. Example: the scene in the original "Dawn of the Dead" (accept no substitutes or remakes) in which Peter gives his classic "When there's no more room in Hell the dead will walk the earth" speech in front of the Penneys "funky P" mall sign.

BTW, I love the Out of Business event idea. That should be a contest sometime.
okay, i can add barbie's b-day on that sunday....thank you very much for looking that!!!

product placement like that is a slippery slope, as we don't allow film clips, ya know? hmmm....i like this idea but how can we work it so that we just post ads for the products---we can reference or even post the movie clips we gotta have an ad in the post....let's keep trying to figure this one out....

let's see how an out of business weekend goes and if it goes well, it can go in the 'contest' section of the 'hat'! :)
I don't think women in the workplace necessarily has to be positive - actually what I think makes it an interesting theme is seeing portrayals from different eras, comparing how the perception of women in the workplace evolved over time. I would suggest keeping it neutral, and doing a different theme around feminism or equality.
I just realized that it's the Centennial of JFK's birthday on May 29th. Could we have a one-day event tied to that event? Maybe ads in general from the early '60s? Happy Birthday themes? :) Anyway, doubt we'll be around for the 200th observance so I thought I'd suggest something this time around. ;)