This Friday, April 2nd, 7:30pm at the Metropolitan Room is Kathleen France‘s cabaret show “The Book of Love,” which last year garnered her a nomination for a 2010 MAC Award for Female Debut. This coming evening will be special, since some special guests artists (included Marquee Five member Julie Reyburn and “We Can Make It” Director Peter Napolitano) will perform along with Kathleen.

In addition, the proceeds of the tickets will go towards a literacy charity called The Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation (READ) — which is a New York based charity that helps children learn how to read. As Kathleen emailed me, “I wanted to donate to a charity right here at home, and this organization works with children in all 5 boroughs. READ utilizes teens in the community as tutors, teaching young children how to read. This not only helps the younger children succeed in their education, but also benefits the teens by making them role models in their communities, developing teaching and life skills that will assist them in their schooling and career paths. it replaced doubt and frustration with self esteem. When we give back to education, the entire community benefits!”

It’s ALSO going to be a Birthday party for Kathleen! Sounds like great joy and a giving attitude all around. See you there!