Disaster Relief

With ‘Haiti We Stand’

Local A&E organizations host benefits for the earthquake victims (updated).

By Laura Dannen January 15, 2010

Jeff Antebi, Cite Soleil 3, 2009, digital.

UPDATED 1/18/10. Seattle arts and entertainment organizations are rallying all week to send disaster relief to Haiti. Here’s what we know:

The Seattle Symphony will accept donations on behalf of the Red Cross at its free community concerts. Performances of Samuel Jones’s Benediction on January 15 at South Seattle Community College and his Elegy on January 19 at Mercer Middle School will be dedicated to the victims of Haiti’s earthquake.

On Monday, Fremont’s Nectar Lounge will host a concert, "Haiti We Stand!", with proceeds from 42Below Vodka sales going to the earthquake victims through Convoy Of Hope. Expect performances by DJ Supreme La Rock, DJ B Mello, DJ DV One, and DJ Vitamin D, with Sonny Bonoho emceeing. 7pm, $10 suggested donation.

The Stranger reports that Re-bar will also host a benefit concert on Wednesday, January 20, with sets by DJs Robwhy, Recess (Shameless), Queen Lucky, and more. Proceeds from the door and PBR sales will be divided between the Red Cross and Yele Haiti. 8pm, $8 or $5 with a nonperishable donation.

Also on January 20: The Seattle jazz community rallies behind one of its own to organize a series of live jazz acts at seven University District venues, from 9pm-midnight. Checks, cash, and emergency donations will be accepted and will go straight to Haiti, thanks to David Pierre-Louis, owner of LUCID Jazz Lounge who just flew to Haiti to check on his mother (she’s okay) and plans to return ASAP to provide aid. For more information and a complete lineup of bands, click here or visit LucidSeattle.com.

Photographer Jeff Antebi, whose photograph of the Haitian slum Cite Soleil is on display in wall space gallery’s New Directions 2010 exhibit, will donate all money made from the sale of those prints to Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam. $25.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church and Happy Hour Concerts will co-host a classical music benefit at the church’s downtown location (911 Stewart Street) on January 25 at 7pm. Suggested $25 donations be forwarded to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) International Disaster Response.

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