Girls Rock Camp Houston Punk Rock Prom, Tonight at Spring Street Studios
Late notice, I know, but there’s a very cool benefit going on tonight (Saturday, June 30th) up at Spring Street Studios (1824 Spring Street) for Girls Rock Camp Houston, a group/cause that’s near & dear to my heart.
The shindig’s not strictly a music-type thing, but is instead a fundraiser gala, the proceeds of which go to GRCH, the awesomely neat day camp held each summer that helps girls from age 8 on up learn about forming a band, how to play their instruments, how to write songs, etc. It’s a truly neat deal, and I want to see it thrive.
Tonight’s party isn’t cheap, with the basic tickets costing $40 (there were higher-“level” tickets available previously, but I’m not sure they still are, since they include stuff like getting your name on the program & whatnot), but trust me, it’s worth it. There’ll be free beer and wine on hand (beer courtesy of the ever-sponsoring Saint Arnold’s), with food provided by Radical Eats & Sophia Restaurant, DJ ADR will be playing tunes, and there’ll be an amateur drag show to crown the King and Queen of the “Prom.”
In keeping with the theme, the organizers are encouraging folks to dress up, prom-style:
Guests will have the opportunity to take ‘prom-style’ pictures. Those attending are encouraged to dress the part by wearing prom attire, punk rock attire, or a combination of the two. While encouraged, a dress code will not be enforced; the attitude of the event is “We don’t care how you dress, just come!”
Oh, and there’s an interesting-sounding pile of items for auction, including a Lower Dens t-shirt signed by Jana Hunter, cast photos from the (excellent) show Grimm, signed copies of books by Pres. George Bush Sr. & Barbara Bush (no, seriously), a dinner out at Haven, a pair of tickets to see Lily Tomlin, and a show and meet-and-greet with Anthony Bourdain(!).
All in all, like I said, a very cool benefit for a very cool cause. Get dressed up and brave the rain…