Et Cetera …

The Los Angeles Creative Club and DDB L.A. magically transformed a parking lot behind DDB’s Venice Beach headquarters into an amphitheater and party space earlier this month to host a recap of the 2005 One Show Awards. Gathered under the stars, attendees were treated to highlights of Pencil-winning broadcast, print and interactive work. Among those on hand were Steve O’Brien of Ground Zero (winner for ESPN/Miller Brewing) and Rick Carpenter of DDB (winner for Ameriquest). “Everybody was really happy,” says LACC executive director Roger Poirier. “They knew how to party.” … Fort Franklin CEO and creative director Marc Gallucci brought his mom to last Tuesday’s Francis W. Hatch Awards at Avalon in Boston, where the independent shop snagged the most gold bowls, seven, all for the hilarious ESPN Bassmaster Classic TV spots. … Grey New York staffers have been revving up for tonight’s Fluid Battle of the Ad Bands III, part of Advertising Week. Nineteen Grey musicians comprise The Subliminals, whose musical capabilities range from funk and rock to soul and polka. The Subliminals played a warm-up gig two weeks ago at the Cafe Grey cafeteria. Though it’s their first time in the competition, band members feel pretty confident that they’ll “rock” the competition. … Susan Nathan of Universal McCann and Stacey Lynn Koerner of Initiative were among the heavy hitters at the Family Friendly Programming Forum at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills last Tuesday. Initiative, which is tracking “chatter” about new TV shows, found that two FF programs, Commander in Chief and Everybody Hates Chris, were running No. 2 and No. 3, behind Ghost Whisperer. … Publicis New York staffers claim they mopped up the diamond last week against @radical.media and Chelsea Pictures in a slow-pitch softball tournament held to benefit the MS Society. The Publicis Lions topped the production houses by scores of 14-13 and 5-4, respectively, even though one Publicis staffer claimed those opponents were “oozing with ringers.”