David Byrne isn’t the only downtown demigod trying to stem the effects of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda (that’s him above, at a benefit performance of “Here Lies Love,” last month). Le Poisson Rouge just announced that Philip Glass will play a benefit show there next Thursday. And it isn’t your only chance to help the Philippines.
The Philippines Benefit Concert for Typhoon Yolanda will feature the East Village pianist-composer along with a host of experimental/electronic musicians including orchestrated looper Tyondai Braxton (ex-Battles) with Ben Vida; Guillermo Scott Herren (aka Prefuse 73); Satomi Matsuzaki of Deerhoof; and Dan Friel of Parts & Labor. Jon Santos will DJ, and more performers will be announced. General admission tickets to the 8 p.m. show range from $25 to $100, with proceeds going to A Single Drop, an NGO focusing on water, sanitation, shelter, and food security. Here’s more info.
And on Tuesday, Dec. 17, two of our favorite foodie sites — Food Curated and the Gastronauts Adventurous Eating Club — are putting on a Food Raiser for the Philippines at The Woods in Williamsburg. As with Salo’s benefit dinner last month, balut will be served, and also venison adobo and bone marrow fried rice from Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Brunch, tacos form Landhaus, and a slew of other savories and sweets. The price of admission ($50 in advance, $60 at the door) gets you an open bar, karaoke, and the chance to hobnob with beauty queens, according to the foodraiser’s official site.