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The Week in Do Gooding LA - 826LA, NextAid, Solar Cooking Project

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Quotes of the week:
“There are two kinds of people in this world, the givers and the takers. The takers eat better, but the givers sleep better.” – Danny Thomas

"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." - Benjamin Franklin

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Good Art
California Design Biennial 2007
August 19 – September 30, 2007
Pasadena Museum of California Art – Free if you’re a member of the museum. Memberships starting at $25 for students and $50 for non-students. Support your favorite local museum by becoming a member today. Benefits vary by museum but usually include free entrance and a number of guest passes, special invites to events throughout the year and pre-sale information for upcoming exhibits.

Good Benefits
An Evening Under the Stars to Benefit NextAid hosted by Jill Ettinger, Susan Mainzer, Lauren Segal-Avenna and Paulynn Cue
NextAid is harnessing the power of music to make a sustainable difference in the lives of children in Africa orphaned by AIDS.
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:30 – 10:30 PM
At a private home with live music and food by Bloom Café

Dukes of Malibu – Big Wednesdays (through August 29th)
Wednesday, 7-10 pm
To benefit the Surfrider Foundation there are drink and food specials and raffle items up for grabs including surfboards, skateboards and other gear. This is the final week of their summer series and the raffle items kick ass. Make sure to get there early and ready to win!

Good Buys
Social Atelier – LAist has written about Social Atelier before. A portion of their proceeds go towards relief efforts in Darfur through the Solar Cooker Project. Join them on Friday night at American Rag as they unveil their Think Future collaboration with American rag Cie.
Co-sponsored by GenArt and Veev
American Rag – 150 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
7-9 pm

Jonathan Adler donates 10 percent of all its proceeds from August 22-31 sales to Peruvian earthquake relief.
Shop at their Los Angeles location or by shopping online.

Good Food
Share our Strength – USA Dine Out
Sunday, August 26 - Thursday, August 30, 2007 - LAST WEEK

Dine Out Event
The S.Pellegrino™ Dine OutSM Program is a rapidly growing annual restaurant week, with more than 100 restaurants in seven markets participating to date. For every Dine Out meal served, $1 is donated to a worthy charity, Share Our Strength®, to help the fight against childhood hunger. For more information about Share Our Strength®, please visit

Good Jobs

Step Up Women’s Network is hiring for the following:
Los Angeles Managing Director
Teen Programs Project Director
Los Angeles Teen Empowerment Movie Making Instructor
Los Angeles Teen Empowerment College Prep Instructor
Good Music

Concert for a Cause – An Evening With Spinal Tap - Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and special guests. Benefiting by International Myeloma Foundation. Read our previous post about the event here.
Monday, August 27 – doors 7pm – show 8pm.
Avalon Hollywood


Book*Smart Nightclub to benefit 826LA – Julie Orringer will read, Aimee Mann will play with John Krasinski as a special guest.
Wednesday, August 29 – doors 8pm – show 9pm.
Tickets $25
Largo – call for reservations or check the 826LA website for other updates.

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Good Reads

Ode Magazine - Looking for something new to sink yout teeth into? Try Ode, it's inspirational and informative in its approach. Both a print and online publication, articles and themes are about positive news, about the people and ideas that are changing our world for the better.

Photos courtesy of Surfider, k-dj and Ode.