The “So Alive” dance party is back for another year on Nov. 9, benefiting The Aliveness Project’s move to 38th & Nicollet.
The dance coincides with Aliveness‘ long-awaited relocation to the corner, scheduled for the first week of November. The Aliveness Project is a community center for people living with HIV/AIDS. With free meals serving more than 100 people six days a week, Aliveness has outgrown its former site at 38th & Chicago.
“We’re looking forward to getting in there and working with our neighbors,” said Tim Marburger, director of fundraising and special events.
The center is still about $600,000 shy of its $2.5 million fundraising goal. To save money, volunteers are painting the new office themselves.
Three-hundred people attended the dance last year, raising $4,250. So Alive 2.0 (named for the Love And Rockets hit single) is an 80s and 90s-era dance party featuring DJ FooLPRooF & Mc Clowd (Forever Young) and Resurrection by DJ Octagone. The 21-plus event runs from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Solomon’s Porch, located at 46th & Blaisdell. Tickets are $8 before 10 p.m. and $13 after, and the dance has a cash bar.
Sponsors include the Kingfield Neighborhood Association and Victor’s 1959 Café.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.