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!



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


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 Sea-life

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



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


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


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)


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


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


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


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



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. ;)
You can always email me direct: m99084me@gmail.com I get to emails quicker, sometimes. Depends what life is throwing at me.
Sorry, been bad mod!! I'm the unofficial hood kid daily hangout and event coordinator. I have no idea why kids always have come to my house to hang out but they do. I even tell them I don't like kids!! Then I tore my rotator cuff and today had a kitty put to sleep. Ugh.

I've run out of 'scheduled' event posts too! ACK! That's been on my 'to do' list for months. Figured once the semester was over, I'd have time. HAH!

Anyway, it's usually you and I who just post; but PLEASE post tomorrow, write something, take charge!! And now I have hood kids yelling for me. We made slime yesterday. We do one 'big thing' a week. Next Saturday they get to put painted hand prints on my house.

I need a bad mod icon.