Gorinto, the weekly night at Mercury Cafe, is always a good time, but tonight it benefits a particularly good cause: Mission Supports. With food prepared by SAME Cafe and a variety of musical acts on tap, the eclectic mid-week party aims not just to raise money for the non-profit, but awareness of the work it does.
Doo Crowder, EZKL and Hi-Strung -- a newer band featuring members of Lady Parts -- are among the avant-folk acts set to play for a mere $5 cover (an additional $5 gets you a plate of the yet-to-be disclosed, fresh-made cuisine). Gorinto organizer Corey Elbin also hints that he and Mission Supports founder Arnie Swenson may do a few Simon & Garfunkel covers, just for fun.
"It's kind of nice because a majority of the acts playing tonight are involved with Mission Supports," says Elbin, who often cooks and performs at Gornito, in addition to doing the booking.
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In May, the night and non-profit teamed up for a similar, successful event. But because Mission Supports helps individuals who are often on long waiting lists for government care, the organization needs all the community support it can get. A silent auction featuring work by local artists is also on tap tonight; all proceeds will go to Mission Supports.