Frighteningly Good Newsletter 10.27.11

Happy Thursday from all of us at TWIF :) Hopefully you’re surviving the wrath of the Viadoom and are ready for an exciting Halloween-themed weekend! As October heads to an end, us at TWIF are gearing up for all of the terrific events and volunteer opportunities we’re lucky to be a part of. It’s been a blast getting to know all the amazing volunteers that lend their helping hands in these endeavors, and the local businesses and organizations that make it all possible, too! When I think about how much fun I had being involved with TWIF this month I can’t help but to get excited thinking about all of the opportunities that November will be bringing.

Bringing the Corporate Core to Critical Mass

What draws us together at The World Is Fun are the connections and relationships forged through the volunteering experience. Cool and dynamic events supported by philanthropic local companies to benefit non-profits; this sets the foundation of the three cores of our mission: Community, Corporate, and Critical.

While our volunteers make it happen with boots on the ground in the Community Core, the Corporate Core plays significant role in relationship building

The Corporate Core introduces Seattle business owners to local nonprofits in need. We facilitate charitable giving programs benefiting the charity and business alike. TWIF’s focus is on creating lasting community relationships.

By working closely with the small business owner, TWIF implements marketing initiatives that will engage employees and consumers and allow the business to raise awareness for a nonprofit they believe in.

So, how has it worked out so far? Take for example Beard and Stache Fest. It is made possible completely by sponsors and it allows us to give 100% of the donations to Treehouse and not to paying for the event. Or, places like King’s or Linda’s, who have welcomed us with open arms, providing space for events when needed, great BSF teams, or gift certificates to use as prizes at our fundraising events.

Without the participation of local companies many non profit events would never come to fruition. TWIF hopes to nurture and develop the relationships leading to a synergy between our Corporate and Community Cores.

SAM Remix: Coming in Hot

All things are going as well for SAM Remix on 10/28/11. As for the ramp from our side there was only a minor hiccup when a few swaggers backed out, but there were new folks in their place almost immediately, chomping at the bit to help.  It seems to be a very popular event.  Event Lead Regan McBride even got one of her co-workers to join her at REMIX helping for the very first time as a TWIFfer!

So what is the plan for this Remix? Get illuminated and experience Luminous: The Art of Asia during an evening of performances, gallery talks, art making, dancing and more at this late-night creative explosion!

Event Details: 

DJ Aanshul spins global beats to keep you movin’ all night long.

Indian dance performances by Pratidhwani Dance Group (8:30 and 10:30 pm)

Das Dhoom melds traditional Indian instrumentation with electro-acoustic grooves. (9 and 10 pm)

Learn Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance with Dance Belt. (8:45 and 9:45 pm)

Inspired by the exhibition Our National Game on view in the third floor galleries, participate in Take Me Out to Play, an interactive performance art activity by Keeara Rhoades.

Henna by Anju Singh

Art making activities led by Romson Bustillo and Janet Fagan

Blue Velvet Entertainment Presents performances by Bella Jovan, Inga Ingenue, Polly Wood and The Shaghai Pearl (9 and 10 pm)

Special screening of Merce by Merce by Paik (1978), a tribute to avant-garde choreographer Merce Cunningham and 20th century artist Marcel Duchamp by Nam June Paik in collaboration with Charles Atlas, and Shigeko Kubota (9:30 and 11 pm)

Curated by Amanda Manitach and Jennifer Borges Foster, Filter Literary Journal presents Anthony Sonnenberg and The Stranger’s Genius Award Winner John Osebold (9:45 pm)

Members of the Seattle Chinese Orchestra play melodies live in the Luminous exhibition galleries.

My Favorite Things: Highly Opinionated Tours led by actor Sarah Rudinoff, ArtZone host Nancy Guppy, composer Bryon Au Yong, Executive Director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Trevor Carlson, Luminous exhibition curator Catherine Roche and SAM staff Tina Lee and Sarah Berman

Dress to sparkle and glow! First 50 in sequins get in free.

No two Remix events are the same!

Can’t make it to the Remix tomorrow? Check out these other ways you can get involved with TWIF!

Wonderland Carousel 

Friday, November 25th- More info

Get Cookin’

Thursday, December 1st- More info

 YWCA Gingerbread House Party

Saturday, December 10th- More info

-Amber Carrigan