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PhiLAnthropist: Grab a Drink for a Cause

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If the warm fuzzy feeling of buying a child in need a toy is not enough, some local bars are giving you more reasons to buy toys and donate canned goods this holiday season.

Tonight, join liberal Westsiders for the Drinking Liberally holiday party at Nocturnal Bar. Venice For Obama has teamed up with Drinking Liberally and they will be collecting food for the Westside Food Bank and the first two drinks are on the house.

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Nocturnal Bar
December 17 - 7-10pm
2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica

On Friday, the Redwood Bar will host thePeople-Food Holiday Party and Food Drive. Check out music by the Gray Kid w/ Spirit Animal, Broken Remotes & Free Moral Agents (myspace) (featuring the keyboardist from Mars Volta). And don't forget to show up with some goods for the food drive!

The Redwood Bar
December 19 - 10pm
316 W. 2nd Street, Downtown
$10 or $5 w/ 2 cans of food for LA Food Bank

Before hitting the Redwood Party, grab a drink at The Edison. They are collecting toys for the Midnight Mission's Holiday Party. Show up with an unwrapped toy and they will make sure it gets to the children on Skid Row. (When thinking of gifts, keep teens and tweens in mind too!) In exchange for gifts, the Edison will give drink tickets good for any of their holiday drinks. Knowing their drinks, its bound to be something unique, strong and delicious.

The Edison
108 W. 2nd Street, Downtown