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Trances Arc will perform at the King of Pops Field Day, Photography by Scott Lansing

Rock On, Give Back

by Kate Abney | Jezebel magazine | October 17, 2011

We've got the city's most exhilarating lineup of music-themed festivities to get you in the philanthropic spirit!

Ian's Friends Foundation, an organization started by the parents of a young Atlanta boy diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, is dedicated to finding a cure for the pediatric condition. Atlanta-based rockers Collective Soul are lending their support to the cause, and will be leading an Evening of Inspiration with a live show on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. For $250 per ticket (discounted packages are available for groups), guests will enjoy live and silent auctions, dancing, dinner and, of course, one stellar musical performance. All proceeds will benefit pediatric brain tumor research. Visit for details.

On Sunday, Oct. 23, go back to where it all started—to the same stretch of North Avenue where breakaway Atlanta entrepreneurs King of Pops sold their first frozen treats. Held at the Masquerade Music Park, the King of Pops Field Day is a dream occasion stacked with activities and offerings throughout the afternoon and evening: popsicle ice carvings, a potato sack race, ping-pong tourney, photo booth, moon walk, pop-eating contest, costume contest, egg toss, food trucks, Whynatte shots and a killer indie band lineup, including Atlanta headliners Trances Arc. Proceeds from the free community event, held 1-10PM, will go toward the Save Criminal Records initiative. It's open to all ages and the fun is limitless, so bring the whole crew! Click here for details.

Fred Schneider of the B-52s is descending on Paris on Ponce for a '70s-themed Discoween party on Friday, Oct. 28 that's sure to be a rollicking good time. Pay just $60 in advance or $75 at the door to enjoy complimentary cocktails, DJ tunes, costume and dance contests, a photo booth and an entertaining troupe of Go-Go Ghoul dancers. The party rolls out at 8:30PM and continues until midnight, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), an organization providing highly trained service dogs to persons with disabilities. CCI is the pet project of event host Cathleen Smith-Bresciani, also past chair of this year's impossibly fun Jeffrey Fashion Cares After Party, so you know this fête will be a fabulous one. Click here for details. P.S. Smith-Bresciani founded Dixie Dog Wear, too, the shop where some of Bella's favorite items from her October Haute Dog column can be found!