A block party and a fundraiser

A couple of events today worth highlighting:

  • 10th + Newport Block Party / Streetside Café: Free from noon until 8pm.

    Three local restaurants (Kebaba, Kanpai and Spork) are joining forces to host a neighborhood block party that will focus on great globally influenced street food and music. 10th Street will be closed all day between Kanpai and Kebaba, and the three restaurants will all set up outside to cater the party. A rotating line-up of DJs featuring local faves Barisone, Swett and Smoke will keep the loungey tunes flowing throughout the day. Intermittent performances by internationally influenced dance troupes will add to the event atmosphere. Beer by Boneyard Beer and cocktails by Kebaba and Kanpai. Family friendly; all ages welcome. This first time event promises to be a great day of globally inspired food and music, and neighborhood fun.

  • “We Got Your Back, Jake”: A Celebration of Life for Jacob Austin Vinson. This fundraiser is being held at Silver Moon Brewing tonight, from 6 to 9pm, for the wife and three children of Vinson, the man who died in the skateboarding accident on Awbrey Butte in June. There will be live music (Allan Byer Project, Pine Lane, and Reed Thomas Lawrence), and raffle prizes donated by COCC, Johnea at Roots Salon, 7th Mountain Resort, Alchemy Design Studio, Michelle Curry Jewelry, Clear 101.7fm, and more. Donations will be accepted at the door.