Bangsnap Records will join in tonights Gorinto, a weekly avant-garde music and food throwdown at the Mercury Cafe, to raise money for Mission Supports, a nonprofit that Arnie Swenson founded in February to help adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities who are currently on the waitlist for the Medicaid waiver program. Unfortunately in Colorado, there are more than 1,000 adults on the waiting list, and it is expanding rapidly, says Swenson, a veteran adult-services care provider who notes that some people wind up in limbo for a decade. To keep overhead low and save as much money as possible for this underserved community, Swensons organiza-tion works remotely, with the Mission Supports advocacy team training in parks and libraries.
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This edition of Gorinto, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will feature the usual veggie-friendly cuisine, along with a silent auction of local art and performances by Bangsnap musicians and dancer Susan Coates. Tickets are $10, and all of tonights proceeds will go to the fledgling group. The Mercury is located at 2199 California Street; tickets will be available at the door. For more information on Mission Supports, go to www.missionsupports.org.
Wed., June 1, 7:30 p.m., 2011