Meet the January #PBFund Nominees

January 14, 2015

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Happy New Year! If your resolutions include meeting new people, trying new things (especially new cocktails), giving back – we have you covered. No promises on helping you lose weight, but if you meet a new workout buddy at January’s Opus Affair, we’ll certainly take some of the credit.

This month, we return to Stoddard’s, where the Punch Bowl Fund began 3 years ago. Ever since, we’ve combined the American traditions of democracy and boozy punch. It’s voting with your liver. So come meet some folks, vote for your favorite organization, and partake in the $5 punch (all $5 of which goes to the evening’s winner, so buy a round for your new friends and drink up). Who are you going to vote for?

Bridge Rep of Boston

Relatively new on the scene, Bridge Rep of Boston has already established a reputation for producing impactful productions. The company tends to select relevant contemporary shows with powerful stories, brought life through a team of brilliant actors. Their second full season comes to a close with Fufu & Oreos, Obehi Janice’s one-woman show, and Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, about a father son road trip, opening February 6th and 7th respectively at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Mission: to create theater that provides connections - to each other, to their city, and to their personal experiences

Girls Rock Boston

Girls. Guitars. Girls Rock Campaign Boston.
GRCB is a week-long, volunteer run summer program for girls aged 8-17 (with the occasional weekend camp for women over 21, like one the weekend of March 6th). Students learn to play instruments (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or vocals), form a band, compose a song, and perform live. This awesome feminist program teaches girls about positive self-esteem and self-expression, all through the power of rock. [guitar riff]

Mission: to "empower girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance."

Opera on Tap Boston

Drinking and opera: it's no wonder that we're good friends with Opera on Tap. Performances take place in bars featuring some of the best of Boston's local singers. Musicians perform opera classics, musical theater standards, and more while enjoying a drink with the audience. Can’t get enough? The next show is at The Milky Way in JP on January 28th. Still can’t get enough… and you’re a singer? They’re auditioning.

Mission: "to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or elitist art form by bringing it to bars."

Vote for your favorite at Opus Affair January!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, 6–9pm
Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
48 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111