Weekend Pick and Haiti Relief Fundraisers


From emails:

January 16 – February 20, 2010

Live Ballet Performance:
January 16, 2010; 6-7pm
(Audience viewing outside Transformer’s storefront)

Opening Reception: January 16, 2010; 7 – 9pm

Transformer celebrates the new year with SNOW GLOBE, an artistic collaboration that transforms our storefront project space into a life-size, interactive, winter wonderland that audiences are invited to experience from both inside and outside. DC based artists Jessica Cebra and Zach Storm playfully incorporate painting, drawing, mixed media collage, and sculptural elements to create a winter-themed installation (the globe), with dancers from The Washington Ballet (the snow) performing a series of new pieces choreographed by Artistic Director Septime Webre.

For more information on SNOW GLOBE and other Transformer exhibitions and programs, please see our website: www.transformergallery.org, or contact us at 202.483.1102, or [email protected]

After the jump please see info about various Haiti Relief Fundraisers

Please join Nanny O’Briens Irish Pub this Monday, Jan. 18th for an Irish style fundraiser to benefit the Haiti earthquake victims. We are planning a great night of food, drinks, Irish music lead by Brian Gaffney and we’ll be raffling off a number of great prizes throughout the evening. We ask that you help us in the relief effort by coming by and making a donation which will go directly to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.

Where: Nanny O’Brien’s Irish Pub
3319 Connecticut Ave NW

Haiti Fundraiser at the Passenger and Warehouse Theater

Haiti Disaster Relief: A Fundraiser
Monday, January 18th from 5 to 8pm
at The Passenger & Warehouse Theater
1021 7th Street NW

Please join us Monday January 18th from 5 to 8 P.M. at The Passenger for drink specials by guest bartender and cocktail historian Phil Greene of the Museum of the American Cocktail along with Tom and Derek Brown of the Passenger, and a special screening of The Agronomist–a story of strength and hope in the impoverished nation of Haiti–at 7:30 P.M. in the Warehouse Theater. The Passenger and Warehouse Theater are both located at 1021 7th Street.

By joining us you will help us raise money for Haiti disaster relief with 25% of happy hour sales and 100% of gratuity from bartenders and wait staff from The Passenger going to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Cost for attending the film screening is $10, but you may also enter with proof of donation in the amount of $10 or more to any charity working on Haiti disaster relief.

This event is co-sponsored by The Warehouse Theater, Washington Film Institute, The Passenger, and Civilian Art Projects, with generous donations from Chairmen’s Reserve Rum and Hop & Wine.

TRYST, the DINER and OPEN CITY Donate 100% of the Sales of
Drink Specials to the UNICEF fund for Haitian Earthquake Survivors.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2010) – All weekend, Tryst, the DINER and Open City will be donating 100% of the sales of their in-house drink specials to the UNICEF fund for Haitian earthquake survivors.

Expert estimates suggest that 46 per cent of Haiti’s nearly 10 million people are under 18 years of age. The special needs of children for food, shelter and protection must be factored in at the very outset of relief efforts, and UNICEF will do everything in its power to make sure these needs are met.

“UNICEF’s priority is to make sure that Haiti’s children get vital help as soon as possible,” says Manager Jocelyne DeHaas, “100% of every dollar you spend on this special will support UNICEF’s relief efforts for children in Haiti. It’s that easy.”

The drink specials include Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at the DINER, the Creamsicle Cooler Open City and any coffee beverage with a shot of Bailey’s at Tryst.

I felt so compelled that I am personally going to send some items in cannisters to help out. I have a list below of things that I’m looking for:

Baby formula (dry/powder), baby wipes, baby bottles, diapers, baby clothes, toiletries(shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes), hand sanitizers, vitamins, first aid kits, over the counter medicines, socks, blankets, mosquito repellent, flashlights, batteries, candles, flip flops, t-shirts, pants, light weight jackets.

I plead with everyone to pitch in and donate whatever you can no matter how little. We can make a difference. My contact information is listed down below. To make it convenient I can come to you or you can drop it off on my front porch.If you have any questions, commments or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Dev Hillman
221 R St NW
Washington DC 20001-1913
202 210 2751

NOAH (Nat’l Organization for the Advancement of Haitians), an organization Meme and I volunteer with, is also gearing up to head to Haiti. Whether you express your interest in going, or want to help from home, here is a list of much needed items, the items we want to take with us. Consider starting a collection among your friends and family members. Every donation – big or small – makes a difference.

We will be conducting a Survival Kit Drive THIS Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 11am – 4pm at the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in WDC located at 2311 Massachusetts Avenue NW WDC 20008. In appreciation of your assistance light refreshments will be available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me (718.755.0119) or Meme (202.904.9070). Below are a list of items needed immediately. Many can be found at your local dollar store or even the One Spot in your local Target. Please spread the word to all because a MAJOR group effort is needed to get Haiti through this. I appreciate and thank you in advance for all your prayers, help and support.


Baby formula (dry/powder)

Baby wipes

Baby bottles


Baby clothes

Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)

Hand sanitizer


First aid kits

Over the counter medicines



Mosquito repellent




Flip flops

T-shirts, pants, lightweight jackets

Non perishable food that’s not in cans (seal-paks of tuna or sardines, for example)

There are dozens more items; this is just a starter list. Think flat, lightweight, easily packable.

Past Tense
3253 Mt. Pleasant. St. NW

Ed. Note: Past Tense is a PoP advertiser

Haiti Benefit
Start and end your week with Past Tense for an opportunity to donate to
the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Movement and Meditation for Haiti

DATE: Monday, Jan. 18
TIME: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
MORE: Harness the power of mind and body to help Haiti’s quake victims. Join us after our 9:00 a.m. class for a combination of asana and guided meditation to foster healing in Haiti.

Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Red Cross.

Donation-Based Happy Hour

DATE: Friday, Jan. 22
TIME: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
MORE: Join us for our regularly-scheduled Happy Hour class, a high-energy way to end the workweek and kick of the weekend.

This week’s class will be a donation-based class. Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Red Cross.

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