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Maybe you should think about buying a ticket to the Second Annual Hullaballo benefitting the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The benefit, at the Edendale Grill on June 21, promises to be a swank eastside evening. Rob Zabrecky, who led Possum Dixon and is a magician, will be MC. There will be a dinner buffet, open bar and, of course, live music. Expect performances from the conservatory, Catherine & Jonathan Karoly from the LA Phil and unnanounced guests. The headlining act is Flea (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers), who is the conservatory's founder, performing with Patti Smith — who, with her Lower East Side credentials, is the east-sider-est of all.

Sounds cool, right? The only catch is that it's $250. Then again, it's Patti Smith. She's older than your mom and twice as cool as Madonna. Her recent records have been better than you think. So if you can swing the $250, we recommend contacting the Silverlake Conservatory of Music and trying to score a ticket. And then (since we're destitute bloggers) could you tell us all about it?