Saturday, April 14, 2012

Le Mixeur Sharky: Boston Recap. NYC Sunday 4/15

On Tuesday evening in Boston, Misty Kalkofen hosted Le Mixeur Sharky:Nine Stories, along with Jackson Cannon at The Hawthorne. Based on the reports I have received, it was a huge success, an emotional night, filled with wonderful stories, and came off seamlessly.

Oh and they also raised $1,839, which will be matched by a challenge grant, meaning $3,678 donated to the Massachusetts Advocates For Children's (MAC) Autism Center. This means that in the span of a few weeks we raised $5,501, with two more events coming up in the next eight days, starting with...


Date: Sunday April 15, 2012
Dutch Kills, 27-24 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
PKNY, 49 Essex St, New York City
Time: 5pm-2am at Dutch Kills, 6pm - 2am at PKNY
Cost: per drink, about what you'd figure to spend on a cocktail in NYC

Richie Boccato, a closet Seattle lover, will be offering a selection of the drinks from the original Le Mixeur Sharky event held in Seattle this past March. At that event, nine of Seattle's best bartenders created cocktails for the menu, each based on an assigned tale from Nine Stories. Richie has selected three of these to offer on Sunday: Pretty Mouth & Green My Eyes by Sidonie Rodman (who just left Seattle, wahhhh!), Just Before The War With The Eskimos by Kevin Langmack, and For Esme- With Love & Squalor by Ben Perri.

You'll find Mr.Boccato himself at Dutch Kills, while the staff at PKNY will be dispensing Salinger and Sharky drinks to the Tiki hoards at the same time. This event is being supported by William Grant & Sons, which will help increase the proceeds considerably, which is very good because proceeds will go to the NYCA Charter School, a specialized school for children with autism providing individualized education.

"The school promotes the achievement of high educational standards and the full intellectual, social, physical, and emotional potential of each of its students. It extends its educational programming beyond the school’s walls through training, consultation, and support for students’ families. The school also offers ongoing professional development opportunities to its staff, as well as to other educators in New York City and the surrounding area."

then don't forget...


Date: Sunday, April 22nd
Time: 6pm-10pm
Where: Teardrop Lounge, 1015 NW Everett St.
Cost: $60/person (RSVP required!)

Your $60 admission gets you open bar for the duration of the event, plus food generously provided by Jennifer & Ken Norris (Riffle NW), Scott Dolich (Park Kitchen), Alex Yoder (Olympic Provisions), & Bridgeport Brewing. Daniel has recruited nine star bartenders from Portland to create yet another round of boozy interpretations of Salinger's stories. These bartenders will be taking overlapping shifts behind the bar. Representatives of NWAF will be in attendance to talk about their work, so try to stay a little sober. I know there's nine cocktails being served, but...

Note: This event is rapidly approaching capacity, fullness, sold out status, impenetrablity, surrounded by force field, etc. RSVP soon.

"The original goal of NWAF was to provide education, resources and information to parents, family, friends, caregivers and professionals treating children on the autism spectrum on a donation only basis. Shortly after its inception, NWAF expanded its goals to include facilitating early diagnosis and effective treatment for individuals with ASD."


  • The people organizing these events have done this for no charge out of the goodness of their hearts. And the spaces in which these events will take place have been provided to us for free.
  • The bartenders making your drinks at these events, and the people serving drinks and cleaning tables and taking out garbage and washing dishes have volunteered their time, effort, and skills. Please show your appreciation for them.
  • The expenses of these events have been greatly reduced thanks to many generous donations of product from our sponsors. More information about the sponsors will be present at each of the events, Please make a note of who they are and think pleasant thoughts of them. Their donations will increase the amount of money we raise for children with autism by literally thousands of dollars.
  • These events are amazing and fun to plan and create. You should totally do one wherever you live. I will help you as much as I can. Email me at t (dot) mixeur (at) gmail (dot) com, or post a comment to this blog if you'd like to host your own version of Le Mixeur Sharky.

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