Events to help Haiti
Local artists, restaurants and bars are coming together to donate their time and talents to benefit the survivors of the recent earthquake in Haiti. We'll update this list as we get more information and events.
Update: Latest list of local fundraisers to aid Haiti.
701, Ardeo and Bardeo, Bibiana, the Bombay Club, the Oval Room and Rasika.
Chefs at these popular kitchens -- all owned by restaurateur Ashok Bajaj -- will donate $1 to the Red Cross every time certain appetizers and entrees are ordered between Jan. 19 and Feb. 19.
They include king crab salad and grilled branzino at 701; mussels and cider-braised beef short ribs at Ardeo; polpettine and spaghetti Nero at Bibiana; spicy duck kababs and tandoori salmon at the Bombay Club; roasted baby beets and butter poached lobster at the Oval Room; and palak chaat and black cod at Rasika.
To Haiti With Love at the Lincoln Theatre
Every Wednesday from Jan. 20 through Feb. 10, musicians, DJs, poets and visual artists will perform at the Lincoln Theatre in a series of events organized by the Young Haitian Professionals. The first event features African jazz singer Loide, funky keyboardist Federico Pena, West African group Farafina Kan, and hip-hop DJs Iwah and Cam Jus. $20 donations will be accepted at the door. The events start at 6 p.m. and go until 2 a.m.
The Neighborhood Restaurant Group
A selection of items at the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's locations, including cupcakes at Buzz, wines at Tallula, Columbia Firehouse and the Evening Star Cafe and draft beers at Rustico, Birch & Barley and ChurchKey, have been marked with red crosses on their respective menus. When you buy any of them, the proceeds will go to the Red Cross and Haitian Emergency Rebuilding Operation (H.E.R.O.), which was founded by a former Rustico employee who currently lives in Haiti, where his wife works for a humanitarian organization.
Additionally, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, there will be a fundraising event at Columbia Firehouse from 6 to 9 p.m. The $40 donation covers hors d'oeuvres -- a cash bar will be available -- and will be given to H.E.R.O.
Funkin' 4 Haiti at Modern
Some of D.C.'s top DJs are teaming up to raise money for the International Red Cross on Sunday, Jan. 24. Nadastrom, Fort Knox Five, Will Eastman and Stylus Chris spin wicked funk, Baltimore club, hip-hop, electro and everything in between. A minimum $10 donation is suggested. Doors open at 9 p.m.
The Black Cat
Local rockers the Tennis System, the State Department and Nunchucks perform at a benefit concert on Saturday, Feb. 6. All proceeds from the $10 tickets will go to charity.
Update: We moved the events that have already happened after the jump so you can see the most current ones at the top.
Tryst, the Diner and Open City
Through Sunday, Jan. 17, these three restaurants will donate all of the proceeds from drink specials to the UNICEF fund for Haitian earthquake survivors. Specials include pints of Sierra Nevada at the Diner, coffee drinks with Bailey's Irish Cream at Tryst and the Cremesicle Cooler cocktail at Open City.
Busboys and Poets
The U Street restaurant offers an open mike forum on Sunday, Jan. 17, for anyone who wants to discuss their thoughts or concerns about the situation in Haiti through poetry or song. Poets Benny Blaq and Komplex and musicians Kyonte DeAngelo Redman are among the performers. A suggested donation of $10 will be taken for the Yele Earthquake Fund and Partners in Health.
On Monday, Jan. 18, the Passenger will donate 25 percent of its sales and all of its staff tips to the International Red Cross.
Wale performed two sold-out shows at the 9:30 club earlier this month, and he's returning to the stage on Monday, Jan. 18, to raise money for Yele, the relief organization founded by Wyclef Jean, and Partners in Health. All proceeds from the $20 tickets will be donated, and all staff members are donating their wages for the day. Rounding out the DMV hip-hop bill are Tabi Bonney, Phil Ade, XO, Kingpen Slim, D.C. Don Juan and K-Beta.
Singer Brian Gaffney -- the former owner of Nanny's -- leads an evening of Irish music beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18. There is no cover charge, but donations for the Red Cross will be accepted and raffles will be held throughout the night.
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