Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Experience the Samurai

Parenthood, the Samurai's pet cause, is holding a fundraiser in on Sunday, May 19th called "Are You Experienced?".  The event starts at 6:00 PM in the Orpheum Theater lobby, with tickets starting at $100.  This includes drinks, a buffet, and open seating.  All of the above, plus reserved seating and an after-party is available for $150 per seat.  Both levels include cocktails and silent auction.

Dave, our PR guy, reached out to Planned Parenthood and asked if we could somehow be involved to help raise money for the cause.  The theme of the night is experiences, but somewhat more, well, reserved than many of our live shows.  Keeping in mind that we need to keep anything we have to offer legal, we the Samurai, brainstormed a few ideas for what we had to offer.

You will find the following examples of experiences available to bid on during the auction:

  • Veronica Noir Smash volunteered to start a spirited debate with customizable degrees of belligerence.
  • Travis Heermann has a minor part in an upcoming horror-western novel up for grabs.
  • Our own Charm School Reject, Ephemily, submits a table manners class for your approval and bids.
  • Aikido Experience donated by Mikey Taylor and Rising Star Aikido.  Details below:
    The Experience: A 2 hour introduction to the Japanese art of Aikido held on site at the Rising Star Aikido Dojo in South Bend, NE. (Interstate 80 exit 426 near Mahoney St. Park)

    This experience will give you the opportunity to try basic self defense techniques in a dojo setting. You will be instructed by Rising Star Aikido Chief Instructor Mikey Taylor, Godan. (5th degree black belt)

    The Details: All participants must be 18 years old or older and willing and able to legally sign a waiver of liability. This session will involve rolling, falling, turning, spinning and other physical movements in addition to disruptions of balance and joint manipulations.

    This session is open to a minimum group of 4 and maximum of 10 people.
Remember, all funds raised go towards Planned Parenthood, and their efforts to provide free or low cost health care to women of all income brackets, creeds, and colors.  Choice without pressure or the feeling of being judged is a positive, and should be available to everyone.  Join us in supporting Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.

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