When was the last time you laced up a pair of skates and chased your equilibrium around a rink with disco lights swirling, the beat of your favorite song and a sturdy wall helping you along? If it was back when you parted your hair down the middle, flipped the sides back and tucked a comb in your back pocket, get ready to feel cool again with Groovin' with the Giants: An AIDS/Lifecycle Fundraiser. This disco-themed, drag-queen-hosted roller skating party gets all kinds of fabulous on Saturday, April 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium ($8, $5, free for kids under 5).
The all ages, family fun fundraiser, organized and hosted by drag queen extraordinaire Fuscia Rae, features performances by local drag performers, a silent auction, a kiddy korner with fun activities for kids who aren't into skating (we call them artists), and tunes to grease your wheels courtesy of DJ Joe-E.
Groovin' is made possible entirely by volunteers and donations from the community, including Humboldt Pride. All proceeds go to the Redwood Giants, a local group riding in this year's AIDS/Lifecycle, an organization that rides from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. For more information about the team, the ride and how you can donate, visit www.aidslifecycle.org and search for "Redwood Giants."
See you at the rink!