What You'll Get
Fundraisers are one of the best ways to collect money for a charity, second only to appointing a kitten as the spokesperson. Party for a good cause with today's Groupon: for $50, you get one ticket to Austin Habitat Young Professionals' fifth annual Build the HYP: Zoot Suit Riot gala (up to an $85 value) held at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre on Saturday, May 14. A VIP reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and the doors open at 7 p.m.
The Build the HYP gala raises money to support Austin Habitat for Humanity, coaxing contributors with tunes from a headlining swing-rock-ska hybrid act. The gala includes snacks to fill bellies famished from swing dancing and starting a sawdust-only diet to show solidarity with in-process homes. The Daddies' set will be supplemented by local act Vintage 15, a 15-piece band that updates jazz jams from staple artists such as Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael Bublé. Attendees can also be on the lookout for Raise the Roof shingle prizes, which include scaffolding exhausted roof-raising arms.
Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families become home owners, and the proceeds from the gala will go toward building a home for a local Austin family. Gala-goers can learn the lindy hop beforehand by attending a complimentary swing-dance lesson on Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at Go Dance, which will go over a potentially life-saving lesson on the difference between the jitterbug and the killer-bee shuffle.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must be 21 or older. Not valid for resale. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.