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Support Seattle Children's Hospital: Attend Primal Symphony

27 Oct

Next Friday, the Grammy-award winning composer for the movie Juno, Mateo Messina, and a vast team of volunteers called the Symphony Guild, will produce a unique concert experience unlike any other. ‘Primal Symphony’ will take attendees on a musical experience through the evolution of the human voice. Full of multimedia components and surprises, this is sure to be a night of fun that you won’t ever forget. Additionally, all funds raised directly benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It will take place on Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm at Benaroya Hall. Tickets are on sale now and range from $40 to $60.

As a volunteer for this particular guild year after year, I can assure you this isn’t your regular ol’ night at the symphony. With special musical guests Barcelona (a local Seattle band), American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis (also a Seattle icon), Claire Nordstrom, Seattle Men’s Chorus, NW Symphony Orchestra, NW Chorale, NW Boychoir and more, it’s guaranteed to blow your sock off! I mean, come on! How many symphonies do you know that have a beatbox extraordinaire? This show will also feature the musical stylings of Alfie Bautista, a patient from Children’s Hospital.

Me with Manny of Georgetown Brewery

There are also several opportunities to win tickets via the Symphony Guild’s Facebookand Twitter pages every Tuesday and Friday at noon. If you’re a gambler, try your luck there, but beware… this show will sell out! In addition to the actual show, your ticket gets you in to the pre- and post-parties hosted at The Triple Door. Georgetown Brewery will also be bringing several kegs of their new Lucille IPA, which I tried several weeks ago (I also got to meet Manny, the namesake of the beer!).

For more information about this year’s show or the Symphony Guild in general, visit http://thesymphonyguild.org.

Here’s a little video from last year to give you a taste of what to expect:

Drink Beer For the Kids

6 Oct

Next Wednesday, October 6, Georgetown Brewery (makers of Manny’s) will be releasing its newest beer, the Lucille IPA. The release party is hosted at the Red Door in Fremont and all proceeds from Lucille sales benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care fund! I mean, how rad is that? I really love when two great local companies put their heads together to come up with a way to make a solid difference.

In the interest of full disclosure, I volunteer for the “guild” that this will specifically benefit. For those of you who don’t understand the guild system, any groups that want to raise money for the Hospital form “guilds” to do so. There are currently more than 500 guilds working to raise money for this awesome facility. I volunteer for the “Symphony Guild” which collaborates with Grammy award-winning composer, Mateo Messina (ever heard of the Juno soundtrack?), to produce an unique, annual concert featuring celebrity guest performers (this year is Blake Lewis and Barcelona, but I’ll save those details for next week). If you are interested in volunteering, definitely let me know!

Here are the details of tonight’s party:

  • What: Lucille IPA Release Party – “Lucille for the Cause
  • When: TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:00-10:00pm
  • Where: Red Door (3401 Evanston Ave N)
  • Why: Cause we all love beer and doing good.
  • How Much: First tasting is FREE and so is entrance to the party.

For those of you who may be interested, there is also a “Meet the Brewers” pre-func that starts at 6pm. To get in, you must have already purchased your tickets for our upcoming symphony, that I discuss above. The concert is titled “Primal Symphony” will be performed on November 5 at Benaroya Hall. Don’t be scared off by the “symphony” title. This show is anything but your ordinary symphony. How many symphonies have you been to whose special guests have included Heart, Alice in Chains and DJ Cut Chemist? To buy tickets and gain admission to the pre-func, visit the website at http://thesymphonyguild.org.

I hope to see you all there!