A Punking Good Cause

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 11, 2007 9:29PM

2007_12_kidsrehab.jpgTomorrow Liar's Club is hosting the Fourth Annual Toy Drive To benefit the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Playroom. They are hoping to provide toys and supplies to the KidsRehab program at the hospital. The folks at Liar's Club told us, "KidsRehab works with children who have sustained serious injury and need extensive physical, occupational and psychological rehabilitation." They need a whole bunch of stuff for the kids in the program (look after the jump for a list of suggested items to donate.)

That enough would usually be enough to get us to donate a little something, since it's obviously a worthy cause. But the folks organizing the event want to give back to you, while you give to the kids, so they've lined up a whole bunch of unique talent for the evening, and will be running some pretty cool raffles.

The talent will include the unique burlesque of Angela Eve & Krysten Korruption of Eve's Parlor, along with the dulcet melodies of Churchkey. But the real draw will be the punk supergroup including Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers, John and Joe Haggerty from Pegboy, Herb Rosen of Rights of the Accused and Beer Nuts, Dummy's Mark DeRosa, and Scott Lucas of Local H and The Prairie Cartel. We have no idea what the set-list will bring, but we're pretty sure it won't break the 3-chord threshold, although it might bust an eardrum here and there.

The benefit is at Liar's Club on Wednesday, December 12 starting at 8 p.m., 21+, admission is $10 or the donation of a non-violent toy

Coloring books (lots and lots of coloring books, for all ages, in both English and Spanish) Hats, gloves and scarves (gloves need to have waterproof palms for wheelchair users) Art kits, including paint by numbers kits Hula Hoops Hungry Hungry Hippo Connect Four Other children's board games (stay away from the ones with really tiny pieces though) Balls of all sizes, including soccer balls and basketballs Sidewalk chalk markers, crayons, finger paints, dry erase markers Puzzles (less than 300 pieces) Uno cards, word search books Baby toys (like rattles, must be washable) Toddler toys (pull toys and dolls of various races) Playstation 2 games (new or used, but NONE with weapons or any type of violence) New or used DVD's (again, no violence) Radios (small ones for individual patient use) Large sweatshirts (with and without hoods) Jewelry making kits (for early teen girls) Backpacks that will go on the back of wheelchairs (two padded shoulder straps) Pediatric books and movies in both English and Spanish Any and all relatively current magazines (both English and Spanish) Play Doh and clay