I love bringing people together. It is one of the biggest reasons that I chose a career and business in Event Production. I feel fortunate that over the years I have been able to be a part of some pretty special moments of incredible community. I believe there is an energy that is created anytime people gather around something, and that energy then ripples outward.
I also like being connected to other people whose job it is to bring people together, which is why I have been involved with the International Special Event Society for a number of years.
So what do event professionals do when they come together to put their energy behind a cause? They HUSTLE.
HUSTLE is the ultimate event professionals interpretation of a gritty, raw, underground experience, where guests participate in effecting social change through a fundraiser. In partnership with Mealshare, HUSTLE has rounded up some of the coolest members of the Calgary arts community in an effort to raise funds to feed people in our community. All of the proceeds for the event go toward Mealshare’s mission of providing food for Canadians who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The foundations MO is that guests dining out who order a Mealshare meal from a partnering local restaurant will receive their meal, as usual, but they are also supplying a meal for a Canadian in need.
This seems like a perfect fit for this event; A group of people who work around the food and beverage industry come together to help feed the people in their community. In a sense they are putting their money where their mouth is.
So here is what to expect night of:
- Five amazing restaurants creating delicious bites and cocktails (this is a food centric event, after all)
- An interactive Lethr Bar with designer Kat Marks, where guests can participate in the creation of their own slick, edgy, piece of jewelry
- A fantastic Live Auction with you-won’t-believe-how-cool items up for grabs
- An interactive, fun, and over-all memorable photo experience
- Live music and a DJ dance after party with DJ Jayemkayem
- And some cool surprises that you won’t want to miss!
HUSTLE is on our radar as a Calgary event that’s growing a lot of buzz, and with its combination of edgy style, haute food, and philanthropic heart it’s not hard to see why. So April 30th shake off that leather jacket (did we mention leather? There’s lots of leather), and let’s HUSTLE, Calgary.
Date: Thursday, April 30/15
Time: 6 30pm – Late
Location: Standard Modern Speakeasy (111 7th Avenue SE: Enter through the alley)
HUSTLE up and get your ticket here!
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