Viva Con Agua Fundraiser w/live bands

Tomorrow, Saturday 19th, the East River Pirates and East River Bar host a charity auction for Viva con Agua. Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli is a charitable organisation based in St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany, campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide. Aside from amazing items like an all inclusive trip (air fare, hotel, VIP match tickets) to a FC St.Pauli soccer game in Hamburg  for 2 people in April 2012, there will be live music and a soccer match viewing.

FC St.Pauli plays arch enemy Hansa Rostock  and the match will be shown  on the big screen at East River Bar. The shindig starts at 7pm sharp. Please come out and support Viva con Agua. Make a difference while getting shitfaced with New York City’s St.Pauli supporters club. A flyer with detailed info is below.

Saturday 19 | 7PM | East River Bar | Brooklyn | 97 South 6th St | FREE

Mac and Cheese

As if the recent opening of Brooklyn Mac wasn’t enough…

From the organizer:

Funds will go towards us staging a hilariously awesome and delicious circus—-slated for Summer 2011 production.

It’s called, “Halo of Bees.”

$10 to eat.
$25 to compete.

Craig Murphey Memorial Fundraiser this Saturday at Brooklyn Fireproof

Three years ago Williamsburg resident, anti-poverty advocate, friend to many of us, and all-around amazing guy Craig Murphey was killed by a truck while riding his bike in the neighborhood.

In his life, Craig dedicated his time and career to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger — and in the spirit of keeping Craig’s memory and goals alive, a memorial fundraiser will be happening this weekend at Brooklyn Fireproof (starting at 6pm on Saturday).

Per NYCCAH and the fundraiser coordinators:

There will be a Hummus “cook off” (hummus was Craig favorite food) sponsored by Whisk, live sets by local bands Sweet Tooth Nelson, Tyrhombus Rex, and Gators, followed by DJ a set by Finger on The Pulse. We will also be selling raffle tickets for $5 or $20 for 5 for a chance to win one of nearly 50 prizes donated by local bars, restaurants, artists and musicians.

And that’s going to be one serious raffle: Prizes range from gift certificates at local spots including Dram, Bushwick Country Club, Enid’s and Lodge, gift certificates at the Sally Hershberger salon, signed goods from bands, tattoo shop sessions, boutique gift cards and more.

It will be a perfect combo of drinks, live music and a good cause — all in the name of a terrific friend.

October 16, 6pm
119 Ingraham Street (MAP)
More information available here and here.

Sunday Night Benefit at K&M

Lady Magma and a slew of other local bands are hosting a fundraiser tomorrow night at K&M Bar for a friend’s father who was badly burned earlier this summer. Marc Gould is an artist based in California who suffered second-degree burns in a camping accident. He won’t be able to use his hands for at least a year, and his medical bills are enormous — all in all, a rough situation.

The flyer is pretty self-explanatory: six bands, booze and BBQ, all for a good cause. Plus, it will make for the perfect pit stop on the way home after Cut Copy at the waterfront.

Additional info on the Marc Gould, his art and recovery can be found here. Show and benefit details are also available on the Facebook event page.

Doors are at 4pm. See you there!