Help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan at these benefits

David Byrne and the Filipino American Museum will each host benefits to raise funds for those affected by the devastation in the Philippines

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If you've been wondering how you can help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, good news: There are a few fund-raisers happening in NYC this week.


Multi-hyphenate artist David Byrne will reunite with the cast of Here Lies Love, a musical about former Filipino first lady Imelda Marcos that premiered at the Public Theater this spring, for a benefit concert next Monday, November 25 at 8pm. (The cast is predominantly Filipino, making the performance especially poignant.) The show happens at Terminal 5, and you can snag $59 tickets through Ticketmaster. All money earned will support the efforts of Doctors Without Borders.


Additionally, the Filipino American Museum (FAM) will host A Night of Bayanihan Spirit this Thursday, November 21 at 8pm. According to the museum (which just began hosting events last month), bayanihan is a Filipino term meaning "community unity" and, specifically, the act of helping to build a neighbor's home. Local performers—including Kilusan Bautista, Luis Francia, Joe Bataan and Smokey Robotic—will participate, and the night will also feature a kali martial-arts demonstration by Brooklyn's Pekiti Tirsia Kali Elite. Tickets are $10 a pop, and can be purchased the night of at Galapagos Art Space or ahead of time through the museum's website. All proceeds from the event will go to the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns.



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