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Thursday, March 27, 2008

GOLD: A FUNDRAISER FOR THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) seems to be on a roll since opening in October of 2006, hosting interesting and thought provoking exhibits, while also hosting a multitude of popular events. Most exhibits are free, but on March 29, MOCAD will host "Gold" a fundraiser which will provide museum goers an opportunity to see great performances and eat delicious food, while raising money so that MOCAD can keep up the museum and continue to entertain Detroiters year round. This is a great opportunity to do something different than going to the local Irish Pub on a Saturday night and is a great way to support the museum which has provided Detroiters and visitors alike with impressive and well received exhibits over the past year and a half.

The fundraiser will include an evening of art, fashion, and music. In addition to the festivities, patrons will have access to the ongoing exhibitions Holy Hip Hop! New Paintings by Alex Melamid and ReFusing Fashion: Rei Kawakubo, as well as musical performances and a raffle.

There will be two types of admission tickets available. Individuals who pay $75 are able to arrive at the museum beginning at 7:30, and will have access to cuisine from multiple restaurants throughout the Detroit Metro area. Some of these great restaurants include Forte of Birmingham, Slows of Corktown in Detroit, Tribute of Farmington Hills, and Small Plates and Vicente’s of Downtown Detroit. Entertainment during the dining portion of the night includes a collaborative performance by filmmaker Martha Colburn and Detroit-based musician Ian Clark. Something important to note is that ticket holders who pay $75 to arrive at 7:30 p.m, are invited to take part in an open bar and food for the entire evening.

If you'd rather arrive late, for only $15 dollars, individuals can arrive at 9:30 p.m., as Detroit musicians will play pop cover songs from the past 30 years with their own distinct flavor. For individuals who arrive at 9:30 p.m., a cash bar will be available.

Bands performing at 9:30 p.m. include The Go, T3 (Slum Village), Lee Marvin Computer Arm, Bad Party, The Silent Years, Dee Jay Frankie Banks, Dark Red, EsQuire, and The Sisters Lucas.

To read about these artists, performers, and other details, check out the official website for the event at MOCAD Gold Event.

MOCAD is located at:
4454 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI
48201
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