What are you doing this Saturday? What if I told you you could hear some great music, go to an art auction and a rummage sale, eat good food, meet interesting people, and possibly save a life while you were at it? Some friends of mine have put together a fundraiser to help pay for Dave Melrose’s cancer treatments (more information on the treatments here). It’s an all-day event in Altadena (noon until midnight) and the entertainment includes, among many others–Jack Black doing, according to the Facebook page for the event, a Black Sabbath tribute(!); and Dos, a band consisting solely of two of the best bassists ever–Kira Roessler (of Blag Flag fame) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, etc.). For the complete schedule look here. What I know is this, the people putting on this thing are dedicated and creative. There will be some great art for auction and the “rummage” at their sale will be far superior to most rummage. Yes, it’s in Altadena, but it’s $20 for the whole day and how often do you get to say you spent your Saturday saving a life?When: Saturday 14 May 2011–noon to midnight Where: 711 W. Woodbury Road, Altadena, CA 91001 How much: $20 suggested donation RSVP: Facebook
Judging by the size of the premiere, Dreamworks is counting on Kung Fun Panda to be a huge release this summer. We’ve heard good things and are both big fans of Jack Black. So, it’s a good sign of faith to see the studio sink this much money into the opening.
They are still setting the things up, so if you are anywhere near the area, you can go see the giant display and probably get a gander at some celebs with their kids. Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian Mcshane, Seth Rogan, Lucy Liu, David Cross… sheesh, don’t they hire actual voice actors for these pictures anymore?