A series of relief concerts raising funds for earthquake-ravaged Haiti are booked in throughout the metro. Here are five worth supporting. “Joe Wertz
Rock for Relief
Travis Linville, Penny Hill, the Bridgewater Band, Roe Sham Beau and the Buffalo Family
7 p.m. Friday
Picasso ‘s Café
3009 Paseo Drive
Organized by Students for Haiti, a grassroots Oklahoma group, “Rock for Relief ” will raise money through a raffle and a silent auction with work by local artists. All proceeds will be directed to Mercy Corps, an emergency response organization already helping with recovery efforts in Haiti, said, organizer Dwight Clark.
DJ Neu, Sugar Free Allstars, Aliens vs. Robots, Dustin Prinz
8 p.m. Friday
VZD ‘s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
Assembled by ProjectOKC and DJ Neu, organizers for “Raising Haiti” expect a party that combines concert and comedy. Kyle Kubiak will emcee the event, which includes sets by comedy duo The Buckners and the Red Dirt Poetry collective. Donations will be taken at the door, with all proceeds directed to the American Red Cross, said Rex Barrett, director of ProjectOKC. Prizes will be given away, including jewelry, gift cards and restaurant vouchers.
Hour of Need “¦ Hour to Help
Jonathan Shames, Stephanie Leon Shames, Irv Wagner and the Trombone Choir
4 p.m. Sunday
Catlett Music Center
500 W. Boyd, Norman
Music students and faculty at the University of Oklahoma organized Sunday’s symphonic concert in Norman. Proceeds will go to UNICEF, said spokeswoman Holly Jones.
Haiti Relief Benefit Show
Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Colourmusic and The City Lives
8 p.m. Monday
8911 N. Western
Three central Oklahoma acts band together Monday. Donations will be accepted, with 100 percent of proceeds raised at the $8 door directed to the American Red Cross.
Concert for Haitian Aid
Built for Speed, Hoppy Niles & One Arm Bandit and Loose Change
6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4
National Cowboy & Western
1700 N.E. 63rd
Next Thursday, a trio of local bands will take turns onstage to raise money for the American Red Cross. Built for Speed, Hoppy Niles & One Arm Bandit and Loose Change will each perform one-hour sets for concertgoers, who are asked to donate at least $5.