DO-GOODERS
Big Gigantic Supports Big, Gigantic Flood Relief for Colorado

As Colorado continues to work on recovering its flood-battered neighborhoods from the extensive damage caused by the September 12 flood, music mavens Big Gigantic, former residents of Colorado, have decided to team up with local friends, artists, and organizations to help support flood relief efforts.

Big Gigantic is still scheduled to perform Friday, September 27 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO and Saturday, September 28 at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Morrison, Co. Both of these shows will be Flood Relief Benefit Shows with a portion of the proceeds going to Conscious Alliance’s flood relief fund. Basic necessities will be provided to community members affected by the floods, which now includes 17,494 damaged homes; 1,502 destroyed homes; 11,700 people evacuated; 1,253 people still unaccounted for; 8 people have lost their lives; and 520 are currently in emergency shelters.

HAPPENINGS
Wall Street Rocks: Occupying in a Different Way

Lately the only things we have been hearing about Wall Street are the "hippies" who have inhabited it and the cops who tear gas them. Wall Street continues to get a severely negative connotation because of it. While most of the inhabitants of Wall Street are more Gordon Gecko than Mother Teresa, good things do come out of that community, and one of them was the Wall Street Rocks benefit concert.

On Tuesday, December 6th, the Wall Street Rocks hosted a concert to benefit ReserveAid and the Wounded Warrior Project. Acts such as the Chocolate Cuckoo Clocks, Direct Edge, and the Lava Sheep Herders performed. Each band was made up of corporate employees who inhabit Wall Street on a daily basis. Guests admission price along with some corporate sponsors were able to raise over $250,000 for the charities.

THE HOT SPOT
Five Things to Do Right Now in NYC

With so many options for drinks, dining and entertainment, it can be hard to narrow things down. So we've done the leg work for you. Here are five more cool ideas for a sweet night out!

Wine

Corkbuzz Wine Studio has finally opened! Laura Maniec opens up the space, which includes a wine bar, a wine school, as well as event space, conveniently located in Union Square. Classes begin in January and registration is already open, so register here today!

HAPPENINGS
So You Wanna Be A Big Shot? Read on!

Come experience the fun, eccentric music of Billy Joel with Big Shot, Billy Joel cover band featuring the talented vocalist and pianist Mike DelGuidice. Big Shot will perform on September 17th at 8 PM at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater in Port Washington. All proceeds will benefit Prostate Cancer Early Detection Programs. General Admission Tickets are $50.

The event is hosted by the Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF), whose mission is to improve healthcare through patient education and community outreach. IMF is a nonprofit organization which provides free educational programs, free outreach programs, free cancer screenings, and free support groups.

Listen to some Billy Joel classics out on Long Island while knowing that your money is going towards a great cause!

ALL ACCESS PASS
Stevie Wonder & Friends at the Nokia Theatre on December 18

The VIP member of the soul pantheon needs no introduction. You know it because your mum told you so, and she was right for once. Stevie Wonder is about universal love, Stevie loves everyone, and everyone loves Stevie. Isn't it lovely ?

He grew up and still kept his amazing voice, his lively groove. This should be quickly sold out. I would hurry if I were you. They didn't say who the "friends" were but I'm sure this must be nice fellows. Bring your mum to the show ! She deserves it.

This is a good way to make a good action before Christmas. The benefits of the show will be used to help poor children.There will be some VIP offers for people who likes it chic. doors will be open at 7.00 PM, the show starts at 8.00PM.

Stevie Wonder's 15th annual house full of toys benefit concert at the Nokia Theatre on December 18.

BENEFIT CONCERT
She's a Little Bit Country

So she's got the Oscar...could this mean a Grammy is next for Sandra Bullock? The fans at Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery, might disagree. We love you Sandra, but your voice- not so much.

Bullock belted the opening notes to "Smoke on the Water" after declaring she was going to "bring down the house!" to more than 15,000 people.

She finally realized her er-potential, saying "I can't play for crap!" and put the guitar down, and introduced the host of the night- Faith Hill.

Joining Bullock were some who were more musically talented- including Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, Miranda Lambert, and more. The benefit raised more than $2 million for flood victims.

We can bet it was those voices other than Bullock's who helped raise the money. Stick with acting, Sandy.