That’s very cool.
But if you want the most bang for your Palace Ballroom buck, it’s hard to argue with the 826 Seattle dinner. It’s especially hard if you’ve had the experience of attending an 826 benefit breakfast and crying fat, salty tears into your scrambled eggs while listening to abnormally cute children tell tales of story-making with their mentors (hypothetically speaking, of course).
Founded by writer Dave Eggers, 826 is a network of nine tutoring centers where volunteers are paired up with kids to help them learn to write but also to just hang out with them and be part of their lives. On Friday, April 29 the Seattle chapter holds its annual fund-raising dinner at the place where everyone in Seattle holds everything, at Palace Ballroom. It’s $200 per person.
Dave Eggers will be there. Author Myla Goldberg will be there. Famously reclusive loonbird Tom Robbins will be there. You can dork on out while doing good. And eating!
Tickets go on sale March 16, but if you want to reserve early send a message to this email address: email@example.com.