Friday, September 26, 2008

Weekend events: AFFA Munny Auction, Debate Viewing Party

Posted by Erica Jackson on Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 3:04 PM

EVENT | Red, blue, or purple?

Nothing goes better with politics than a hot, fresh, savory burrito. That’s right, hearty burritos and intellectual debates go hand in hand. If you’re a skeptic, than don’t miss out on Yo Burritos’ first Presidential Debate Party Friday. The party begins at 8 p.m., and will feature extra TVs, drink specials, and two new specialty burritos, inspired by and named after both John McCain and Barack Obama. So prepare your mouth for either a pineapple and fish burrito (Obama’s) or a beef and roasted veggie burrito (McCain’s). Just like the actual 2008 election, you can vote for the burrito you thought was the most presidential. In addition, College of Charleston’s Poli Sci Club will be co-hosting and donating complementary light hors d’oeuvres. On top of that, Yo Burrito will also provide free extra tasty appetizers, $3 Blue Moons and Red Stripes, and $6 Red or Blue Mason Jar Double Margaritas. Join the fiesta, because combining Democrats, Republicans, and burritos equals more than just muy bueno. —Mark Glenn Fri., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. Yo Burrito, 77 Wentworth St. (843) 853-3287, www.yoburrito.com.

ART |  Word power

Words are powerful. They have the strength to evoke change and create chaos. Words and the meanings attached to them can define a nation or destroy a human being. This is why the Alliance for Full Acceptance is holding a promotional event at the old Garden Theatre (a.k.a. Urban Outfitters) to negate the schoolyard chant, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Using Kid Robot’s do-it-yourself Munny dolls, underground local artists have been challenged to visually define words that are emotionally abusive or dehumanizing. Some artists that will be showcased are Justin Cammer, Philip Hyman, Tim Showers, Scott Fitzgerald, Nina Rego, and Die Darling. The event will feature a silent auction of these artists’ work, and will hopefully be a moving experience for those who attend. The ultimate goal for AFFA is to inspire and educate. Some say that by embracing a negative word, one can make it empowering. It is up to the viewers to decide how much power they will give to these words. —Kelly Stroup Sat., Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m. (843) 822-7414. Urban Outfitters, 371 King St.


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