Friday, June 06, 2008
Party with a Purpose at Dr. Dan's Saturday
POSTDATA: I took the above photo at Dan's. It's Elise listening to Pepo after her violin part was over. I think it captures the intimate mood of the evening, and some of the bittersweetness in knowing that this was one of their last performances in Tucson.
Saturday, June 07, the place to be is Dr. Dan's house for "Playa Guacamaya."
When: Saturday, June 7th 9PM
Where: North First Avenue near 8th Street
What: Live Local Music, Snacks, and Beer (a keg)
Suggested donation: $5 to $10. All proceeds will go toward eyeglasses, reading glasses, eye drops, sunglasses, and other medical supplies for the people of La Guacamaya, Honduras.
Local musicians will play intimate acoustic sets all night long.
Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl (almost for sure)
John De Roo
Jose Pepo Saavedra
A Message from Dr. Dan about the medical clinic in Honduras:
Guacamaya is little town in Honduras that was hit hard many years ago by Hurricane Mitch. In 2001/2002, an optometrist from Washington helped to build a medical clinic in Guacamaya, and now the University of Arizona College of Medicine has become involved. In June and July, a bunch of doctors and medical students will go there to provide health care for the needy. I will be holding an eye clinic from June 28th through July 4th. I will pay my own airfare and hotel, but I need money to buy eye glasses, sunglasses, eye drops, and medical supplies. I am accepting donations of old eyeglasses too.
Small Musical Aside: This Sunday is one of the last chances to catch the Tucson Pops Orchestra in Reid Park this year, there are only two more concerts: this Sunday June 8 and next June 15th. You HAVE to go this Sunday: Nancy Davis Booth is going to sing selections from The Great Muppet Caper (1981)! Free, dog friendly event!