For fans of modern day Mabel Mercers and Bobby Shorts, Lincoln Center is hosting the 2008 Cabaret Convention. Some people might spend their life savings on an Alaskan heli-ski trip. I’d spend my final hospice dollars on a festival pass to the Cabaret Convention (plus a ten week stay at the Hotel Carlyle). Here’s the schedule of performances and related events (Cabaret at Sea, anyone?).