The reason for the season
American Red Cross and STAR Education benefit show
In the spirit of the holidays, Rise Entertainment and Punch and Pie Productions present a two-day, all-ages benefit show raising money for victims of Hurricane Sandy through the American Red Cross and for STAR Education, an after-school program that has encouraged the arts and music education for more than 25 years. Ten bands come together over two days (Friday, December 21, and Saturday, December 22) to rock audience members into donating for both causes, with performances by Kill the Precedent, longtime punk rockers the Secretions, Killdevil and more. Day one features the return of Final Summation (pictured), a punk-rock band of 10 years that disbanded in 2010. Both shows start at 7 p.m. and cost $7 each, or shell out $12 for a pass for both days. Hosts for each evening vary, with the macho men of Supreme Pro Wrestling and the beautiful women of the Sac City Rollers taking turns. Also on the bill: Work Your Soul deejays Andy Garcia and Matthew Mora, who'll spin northern soul, rocksteady and punk-rock records in between bands. And, when hunger strikes, check out the Knucklehead Hot Dog Diner food truck selling veggie and meat dogs. If all of this just isn't enough of an incentive then think prizes—there will also be a raffle with goodies donated by local businesses like Royal Peacock Tattoo Parlor, Big Brother Comics, Crest Theatre, local artist-at-large Skinner, and more. The Where House, 5451 Warehouse Way, Suite 109; www.facebook.com/RISEENTERTAIN?fref=ts.