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Tick-Tock, Los Angeles Streetsblog’s Fundraiser Is Two Days Away

12:09 PM PDT on April 13, 2011

Last year we debuted our first locally filmed and edited Streetfilm, Black Kids on Bikes. This year, we'll debut CicLAvia II: Electric Bugaloo. (Not it's real name.)

Two days from today, on April 15 at 6:00 P.M., Los Angeles Streetsblog will take over the Eco-Village for our 2nd Annual Eco-Village Fundraiser.  Since our announcement two weeks ago, a lot of you have volunteered to help make the event a truly memorable one.

Let’s give a rundown of some of the highlights for what should be another memorable night at 117 Bimini Place.

For entertainment, we'll have two live music performances by Telematique (aka Aurisha Smolarski and Somerset Waters) and Elson Trinidad.  Once it’s dark, we’ll also be debuting our first Streetfilm of 2011, a second look at CicLAvia by Robin Adams.  Three of last year's Streetsie winners will be on hand to collect their hardware: Our 2010 Turning Point of the Year: CicLAvia, 2010 Commenter of the Year: Herbie Huff, and 2010 Advocate of the Year Don Ward.

Then there's the food and drinks: while the event will be catered by Petit Chou, Inc., we'll also have some munchies donated by Trader Joe's, fresh Guacamole from Carter Rubin, deserts by Native Gardens, and some kumquats from the organic orchard in my back yard.  To drinks we'll have fresh brewed iced tea and fresh squeezed lemonade (again from my back yard) and 120 bottles of New Belgium Brewing's finest drinks.

And don’t forget our silent auction.  Dan Koeppel is donating autographed copies of his two books, Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World and To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession. The Eco-Village is generously donating a “weekend at Eco-Village” including a free garden tour and dinner and a pair of books: Katie Alvord's "Divorce Your Car!" and Lois Arkin et al's "Sustainable Cities: Concepts and Strategies for Eco-City Development."  In addition, we'll have some gear from the LACBC, CicLAvia, and Streetsblog.  A pair of autographed posters, "Caution, Pass with Care" and "3 Feet Please."

The suggested donation is $20 on a sliding scale.  If you can afford to give more, that’s great.  If you can’t quite afford $20, that’s fine too.  We’re not turning away any Streetsbloggers that want to have a good time.  RSVP’s are helpful, but not necessary.  Drop me a line at damien@streetsblog.org or drop by the event Facebook Page to let me know if you’ll be joining us.

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