Matchbox Movement, an informal organization thats been throwing fundraising parties around town for causes ranging from Katrina victims to inner-city schools, offers an alternative to suffering through this nail-biting occasion alone: an election-watching party. Celebrate it with us and your friends as opposed to pacing around your basement nervously, says Matchbox Movements Ben James. We are partnering with Hermans Hideaway, which has volunteered to provide the venue and is offering $2 beers and $3 cocktails and shots all night. You can watch election-night coverage on a full projector screen and play Barack, Paper, Scissors for prizes.
Yes, this event is geared toward Obama supporters, but all voters are welcome. We recognize that a large number of our followers are of the Obama constituency, says James. But the goal of Matchbox Movement is to encourage people to vote and then come down and celebrate their vote with us.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and entry is free with an I Voted sticker; visit www.myspace.com/matchboxmovement for information. Hermans is at 1578 South Broadway, but if thats not your hood, you can also watch the returns at the Oriental Theater, the Boulder Theater and the Omni Interlocken Resort.
Tue., Nov. 4, 6 p.m., 2008