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Friday: Good Neighbors Helping Haiti

Last week, an earthquake ripped through the small island nation of Haiti, its magnitude unlike any that area had seen in roughly 200 years. Aftershocks are still coming even eight days after the quake—the most powerful yet struck yesterday—sending people and more rubble from ruined buildings into the streets. Needless to say, Haiti is in dire need of help. This is why the altruistic people at the Good Neighborhood have opted to collaborate with Asakivle Buffalo Friends of Haiti, El Buen Amigo, DTR45, and various musicians to present Good Neighbors Helping Haiti this Friday (January 22) at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Haiti Relief & Development fund. Offered is a multimedia glimpse into the beautiful Haitian culture, a silent auction, a 50/50 split, and a stand of crafts and apparel from El Buen Amigo, with proceeds going straight to the Red Cross effort in Haiti. Lazlo Hollyfeld and DJ Cutler will perform together, along with Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Emile Latimer and Gruvology. These artists will present an ad-libbed performance that will bring forth the notion of “Asakivle.” This saying, when roughly translated from Haitian Creole, means “Let whoever will participate.” In a time like this, the people in Haiti need all the participation they can acquire

—jeremy lee

Pictured: Haitian art by Dyoumbè, at Asakivle Fine Arts Gallery. Visit

9:30pm / Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St. / 856-2337 / / $5