NYC Nightlife for Japan: Lavo Tonight

With the world seeing its horrible future unfold every day on TV, many are choosing to bury their heads in the sands of Charlie Sheen and American Idol gossip. Others have chosen to try to help. This horrible crisis makes me worry. If anything, the Japanese seem better than us at most technological things, and if they can’t get a handle on this, then what will happen when one of our own nuclear reactors suffers a similar “glitch.”

The fact that their equivalent to Con-Ed is running the show, trying to save the country, makes the whole affair seem comical. Somebody “better” might need to step up before our seafood becomes see food, radiation making it glow in the dark. But shaking your fist in the air, or leaning out the window and shouting, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore,” isn’t going to help. A whole lot of people will be gathering at Lavo tonight to raise some cash and awareness. I am on the host committee. I urge you to come to Lavo to discuss Charlie Sheen and American Idol while sipping cocktails and participating in an amazing raffle of donated goodies. Please join us in showing NYC love for Japan!

Date: Tonight Tuesday March 29th Time: 7-10 PM Location: Lavo, 39 East 58th Street Details: Cash Bar/Food Music: DJ MSG on Decks Charity: David Raleigh and F. Stokes will be MC’ing the raffle! Tickets are $20 each, winner must be present to win. The raffle will take place at 9:15pm

Raffling Off: – Pair of U2 tickets for Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Meadowlands – Takamichi Hair: haircut with Takamichi himself – Kristian Schmidt, Photographer: photographic print of your choice from his galleries up to 60″x40″ -Yogaworks: 3 month regional membership – Uhuru Interiors: 3 hour interior design consultation – Lucky Rice Festival: pair of VIP tickets to Lucky Rice Grand Feast – Sundown Ski and Snowboard: Salomon down jacket – Men’s – Slice, the Perfect Food: 2 passes for a 3 hour pizza making class – Juliet: dinner for 4 including champagne up to $500 – Mekong: dinner for 2 up to $100 – Salvor Projects: silk-screened scarves (unisex). We have 3! – Chelsea Piers: Multi-Sport Passports. We have 2 sets of 2. – 2 x 4: Prada Libro, limited edition book/documentation of Prada’s entire organizational creative output (not publicly available) – Areaware: Limited Edition Strida folding bike (1 of 20 made). This prize will be shipped to the winner. – RJ Raizk, Artist: Hand drawn pattern printed on Aquarelle rough paper, with natural pigment application and silver and gold leaf by up and coming artist RJ Raizk in collaboration with Vance Brooking – Kria Jewelry: Single Silver Vertebrae on natural leather bracelet – Keetja Allard Photography: photographic print – Bellino Fine Linens: Italian-made, 400TC percale, 100% Egyptian cotton, queen sheet set (including 2 pillowcases). Light blue. – Konstanze Zeller: Haircut by noted fashion hairstylist Konstanze (Available on Saturdays between noon-3, at The Drawing Room.) – Six Scents Parfums: Richard Nicoll Series Two fragrance – The Mondrian Soho: One night stay at the Mondrian Soho plus 2 complimentary drinks at Imperial No. 9. – BoConcept: Package consisting of: various home accessories, a complimentary in-house consultation, and a $200 gift certificate redeemable at either Madison Ave, SoHo, Chelsea, DUMBO, & UES stores. – Hudson Clearwater: dinner for 2 up to $100 – Mick Rock: 11″x14″ photograph of David Bowie in Kabuki attire designed by Kansai taken in the UK. 1973. C-type color print. – Yummus Hummus: gift certificate for $40 – Kiln Design Studio: copper and enamel bowl – Rick Swanson, Master Super Slow Instructor: 3 personal training sessions. – L’Effrontee: Necklace by Apartment A’Louer. Brass and resin – IAMAMIA: 1 x 11 necklace. Brass and leather – Betel: gift certificate up to $100 – Clear Designs: 5 hours of personal organizing services – Dusaneye: Hilde women’s sunglasses – Selima Optique: sunglasses. We have 4 pairs – men’s, women’s, girl’s and boy’s – Abycastle Abyssinians: Abyssinian kitten from a national winning boutique cattery

We are asking for a $20 minimum donation at the door (larger donations are most welcome). All door and raffle proceeds plus 10% of bar and food sales from the event will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. All donations are tax-deductible and there will be forms available for those wanting a receipt/acknowledgment.

If you cannot attend in person and would like to donate directly, we encourage you to go here to donate.

CO-CHAIRS: Benjamin Dewar, Lelaine Lau

HOST COMMITTEE: Miki Agrawal, Radha Agrawal, Keetja Allard, Mark Baker, Belinda Becker, Tyler Breuer, Jayma Cardoso, Danielle Chang, Lily Cho, Kevin Crawford, Michelle Forrest, Tegan Gaan, Veronica Gledhill, Lauren Grafer, Erin Hawker, Kelly Hulbert, Alex Jeffers, Suzanne Koshnoodi, Steve Lewis, Leonard LoRusso, Emilio Mesa, Sakura Moriya, DJ MSG, Yvonne Najor, Takamichi Saeki, Cristina Salazar, Amber Senn, Mami Shirakawa, Amanda Young Shortall, Ali Smith, Katia Tallarico, Sasha Tcherevkoff, Fernando Tormena, Tom Trowbridge, Liz Vap, Vegas, Arden Wohl, Derek Yamada, Hikari Yokoyama.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has sent medical teams to support the government-led earthquake and tsunami response in Japan. They are running mobile clinics and conducting needs assessments, which will determine the full scope of their response. Please note that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) typically does not earmark funds for specific arenas of operations, instead using unrestricted donations which allows them to provide rapid and targeted care to those areas most in need. Our donation will be unrestricted.

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