The 5pm Post – Fundraiser for Tornado Victims at Open City on Wed. June 1st

From a press release:


Drink some spirits; lift your spirits.

(Heck, donate blood first – it’ll make the buzz even better! Wait, no. That’s bad advice.)

When a multi-vortex cyclone demolishes a huge portion of a Midwestern town, leaving well over 100 Joplin, MO residents dead and countless more injured, it’s easy to feel like there’s nothing you can do. But you can do something – something to benefit tornado survivors everywhere. In fact, you can do it from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at Open City – 2331 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Open City, plus a couple Missouri natives who’re fumbling for a way to help their Show-Me State kin, are teaming up to bring you Show-Me the Booze, a charity happy hour (well, four happy hours … VERY happy hours) of unlimited wine, signature cocktails, and food. It’s an overall awesome opportunity to cut loose alongside like-minded folks who just want to help people in need.

For just a $20 donation to the Red Cross, attendees will enjoy bottomless wine, along with a free-flowing supply of Open City’s beloved OC07 … a delicious cocktail featuring vodka, fresh orange juice, and soda. Try beating that on a summer evening! Open City will also offer plenty of snacks, so you won’t need to worry about going hungry. See? We know how to take care of you.

AND, to help raise even more cash to help people in Joplin and beyond, we’ll be holding a silent auction featuring wares from local merchants, PLUS stuff YOU bring! That’s right. Got awesome things to get rid of? Bring it! Think about it. People in Joplin and across the country lost everything because of twisters. If you’ve got some amazing clutter you wouldn’t mind cutting loose, SHOW US THE NEAT TREASURES, you benevolent soul, you! We’ll auction it or raffle it off! And if you’re keen on snagging other people’s cool ex-possessions, this is your perfect chance to do it. It’s like a dreamy garage sale, with cocktails!

Sold yet? Then by golly, come join us at Open City! We can’t wait to see you there. And for those of you who have even shorter attention spans than we do, here are the basics, in a nice, neat lil’ rundown just for you.

Who:YOU (are going to attend…)
Where:Open City, 2331 Calvert St. NW
When: 5 to 9 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Why: To lift spirits by drinking spirits & raise mad dolla dolla bills for
the Red Cross

How: By your kind soul donating a $20 door fee to the Red Cross (PLUS ANY OTHER DONATIONS/RAFFLE ENTRIES/SILENT AUCTION BIDS YOUR HEART DESIRES)

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