Bites, sips and songs for Australian wildlife

The devastation to animal habitat caused by Australian wildfires has distressed animal lovers worldwide. Sacramentans will have an opportunity to make a small but significant effort to help wildfire recovery efforts by attending a benefit performance by singer-songwriter Kyle Vincent on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. at Evan’s Kitchen and Catering, 855 57th St. Vincent, a lifelong musician, has “opened for Barry Manilow” and “Night Ranger has opened for [him],” per a press release. The release also notes his stint as lead singer for the Les McKeown-less Bay City Rollers in the early 2000s. Net proceeds from each ticket go to WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Services), Australia’s largest wildlife rescue. Chef Evan Elsberry, longtime friend to Sacramento’s vegan community, will have the kitchen open with food, beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets are $25 in advance, visit for more information.