It has been a little over a week since the 2012 San Diego Showcase and we are still buzzing with pride and satisfaction over this year’s event! That being said, we wanted to take a quick second to give a shout out to the different city departments who were beyond helpful in making this event happen.
They often get a bad rep for being difficult to work with when it comes to event like these, but we experienced nothing but support and professionalism every step of the way. In particular Lorena Cordova of CCDC did a great job of getting us in touch with all of the right departments to make sure we organized the event to be safe and legal. The Vice department of SDPD was great to work with. Bruce Getz and Trace Wherry-Phillips were supportive every step of the way. Last but not least the lovely folks over at ABC could not have been more informative and helpful when we had questions about our ABC permit and conditions. Thanks guys!!
So, we hope that this little thank you goes a long way in helping dispel the myth that San Diego city official like to stifle festivals and community events. Those who complain are probably disorganized or irresponsible and most likely deserve the extra scrutiny. So, for those of you planning on giving event planning go… if you are like us and have a good reputation, are well organized, turn your paper work in on time, and be respectful of city officials you are likely to be greeted with open arms and encouraged every step of the way. Thank you City of San Diego!!!
On Saturday, August 18th, El Dorado Cocktail Lounge is proud to host a “F**k Cancer!” party to raise money to fight cancer, and have fun while doing it! El D will play host to an Art Auction & Party to raise money for Team in Training and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, organized by local residents Andres and Tina.
Tina, who is 32 years old and otherwise extremely healthy, was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, and is currently undergoing several months of chemotherapy. Andres is running a half-marathon and raising thousands of dollars in her honor. Proceeds from the event go directly to The LLS to fund cancer research and help local cancer patients and their families.
The Art Auction will feature amazing artists and photographers from San Diego and beyond, including Jolby, Joshua Krause, Eric Wixon, Tommy McAdams, Joel Nakamura, Scott Saw, Miranda Marks, Gina Moore, Brianne Johnson, and many others.
The event takes place on Saturday, August 18th, from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. A suggested donation of $10 at the door goes completely to The LLS, as do all proceeds from the Art Auction. In addition, El D is donating a portion of the bar’s proceeds, so be sure to drink a healthy amount of their delicious cocktails!
To learn more about Andres & Tina’s fundraising efforts please visit their fundraising website here.