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Posted at 2:24 PM ET, 01/15/2010

D.C. area events for Haiti

By Washington Post editors

(Updated 7:12 p.m.)
Area stores, restaurants, clubs and other organizations are hosting benefits for Haiti. Here’s a sampling, and for more information, check out the Going Out Gurus' blog:

Metromix and the Shadow Room will host an earthquake relief party on Friday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross’ efforts in Haiti.

Busboys & Poets, 2120 14th St. N.W., will hold a Haiti Relief open mic night on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

The Embassy of Haiti, at 2311 Massachusetts Avenue NW, will hold a survival kit drive on Sunday, Jan. 17, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Officials are asking for items such as baby wipes, formula and diapers, hand sanitizer, blankets, batteries and flashlights.

D.C. area rappers Wale, Tabi Bonney, D.C. Don Juan and others will perform at the 9:30 Club, 815 V. Street NW on Monday, Jan. 18 to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, will also hold a benefit for the victims of the earthquake on Feb. 6 at 9 p.m.

Whole Foods at 1440 P Street in NW is taking donations at the register for Americares.

Giant Food of Landover, beginning Saturday, Jan. 16 and continuing through Jan. 31, will collect donations in all stores and corporate offices on behalf of the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

If there are other events, fundraisers or benefits or the victims of the earthquake, please email, or let us know in the comments.

By Washington Post editors  | January 15, 2010; 2:24 PM ET
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