WORLD AIDS DAY – DECEMBER 1ST – MARRAKESH HOUSE
This December 1st, World AIDS Day, please join us for a very special benefit at Marrakesh House in Culver City. This event is one of over a dozen NextAid fundraisers held throughout December in cities across the country.
All proceeds will go toward the creation of an ecological multipurpose facility for the "Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project" in Nairobi, Kenya, and for the education of South African children through the loveLife goGogetters program.
Learn more about NextAid and our projects and programs here: www.nextaid.org
To get to the event tonight, please use the Google map to see the clearly marked parking lot locations and shuttle service meeting point: Google Map You cannot drive to the venue.For those of you who have not yet purchased a ticket, you may do so for $75 at the door.For more detail information on how to get there, download this PDF.
Emergency Phone Number: On the day/night of the event you may call NextAid's publicist, Lynn Hasty, for any urgent matters: 213-840-1201
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Marrakesh House – Culver City
Located on a hillside adjacent to California’s newest State Park, the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City, Marrakesh House is one of the most environmentally friendly remodels in Southern California. Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine, director of the acclaimed film Who Killed the Electric Car? purchased the home in 2007 with the aim to transform the original Mid 20th Century Modern home into a model for sustainable living in the 21st century. In the process, Paine has also created a private residence that doubles as venue for art, music and culture in the surrounding community. marrakeshhouse.com
Hosted by Comedian Ben Morrison benmorrison.org
Amazing line-up of musical talent:
Louie Vega - Vega Records vegarecords.net
DJ Rap - Propa Talent / Impropa Talent djrap.com
Marques Wyatt - Deep LA deep-la.com
Turntables on the Hudson with DJ Nickodemus + Nappy G & Brazilian Drum Troupe + Todd Simon on trumpet - turntablesonthehudson.com
Raul Campos - KCRW 89.9 FM kcrw.org
ArcheDream For HUMANKIND adhk.org
Web-streamed live on In Soul We Trust www.insoulwetrust.com 7pm-12 Midnight
Open bar - provided by JETT Vodka, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Kim Crawford Wines, and Purity Organic
Light food - provided by AKBAR Cuisine of India
Dessert - Luna and Lary’s Coconut Bliss and The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa
Silent Auction: featuring art from the African Diaspora plus ecological products and services, and more. Download and preview a list of all the wonderful items to bid on!
Tickets on Sale Now
General Admission: $75
Venue location, important information about parking and shuttle instructions will be emailed once ticket is purchased.
Make a tangible impact in the lives of African children:
Get made-up by MUD Cosmetics and help fund a home for orphans at the Red Rhino Orphanage. mudshop.com.
Send a Child to School with the loveLife goGogetters program in South Africa. Bring a check for $75 with you or go to nextaid.org/donation.htm and donate online. Or you can buy your ticket and make your donation together by clicking the Donate button on the left.
Get involved to support the Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project in a Nairobi slum. Find out more. nextaid.org/kawangware.htm
Sponsors and partners include: Homemade LA, Marrakesh House, Fusicology, Green Galactic, Rhythmism, The MML, URB Magazine, Wantickets, MUD Cosmetics, JETT Vodka, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Kim Crawford Wines, Purity Organic, AKBAR Cuisine of India, The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa, Luna and Lary’s Coconut Bliss, Tia's Bakery, Motion Audio, Space:Loft:Six, Grace Kim Consulting, Jeromy Robert Photography, Viceroy Hotel, Repurpose Now, and Love Fatigues.
To see ALL the WORLD AIDS DAY events - go to nextaid.org/wad2009
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