Even before the earthquake in Haiti compounded and highlighted that country’s problems, there were people and organizations working hard to address the needs of poor Haitians. And those people and organizations will continue to work hard and long after the international community has turned its attention elsewhere. On Sunday (Feb. 7), El Buen Amigo hosts a benefit for one such organization: a health clinic 80 miles outside of Port au Prince that has been providing care, medicine, and food to earthquake survivors. The benefit—which runs 1-5pm, well before Super Bowl kickoff—features music by Allassane Sarr, the Days Park Hot 5, John Gorman, Nelson Rivera, and more. Food will be provided by Lagniappes and the Niagara Cafe. One quarter of all sales at El Buen Amigo that day will be donated to earthquake relief. This is an easy—and fun—way to help those who are helping people in desperate need.
1-5pm. El Buen Amigo/Latin American Cultural Association, 114 Elmwood Ave (885-6343)