Kelly Malone is one crazy motherfucker. A year ago when she told me she wanted to open up a “d.i.y. school”, I thought she was crazy. Sewing? Screenprinting? Beer? Terrariums? I thought that spinster crazies and Ready Made readers were the only ones who would be interested.
But now that Workshop is booming and that the Indie Mart is bigger than ever, you can consider me a believer. After all of the awards, the parties and the acclaim, its about time we let Kelly relax and have a good time. The amount of work, thought and insanity that goes into a week at Workshop or the planning of an Indie Mart is astronomical. Even as someone who is young and spry, I still cannot comprehend just exactly how she gets it all done.
But she does. She provides a great place for all of you to drink, make out, create and party. And its about time you pay her back.
A bunch of Kelly’s closest friends are throwing a party to pay her medical bills because, as you guys know, cancer sucks. This isn’t your average fundraiser — there will be no crying, no moping, no cheesy “wind beneath my wings” moments. We’ll be doing auctions, cheap drinks, cheap thrills, DJ’s that will make you dance, live screen printing and even terrarium workshops for that metal Martha Stewart in all of us.
I’ll be there chucking drinks back with the best of them, printing t-shirt and sewing koozies. Who knows? I just might be on the auction table for a hot date in the back and, lets just say, I’m not shy. ;]
Taking The Emo Out Of Chemo Fundraiser
Friday, February 26th, 2009 10pm-2am
Thee Parkside [Portrero Hill]
$10 cover gets you drink specials, free music and a rockin good time!