From Joey Gavrilovich. Follow him on Twitter @joeygDC, email him at joey[AT]borderstan.com
More than 20 years after winning two Grammy awards and being named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone, the Atlanta-based alternative hip hop group Arrested Development is coming to DC for a live performance to benefit N Street Village.
The group will perform for one night only at Malmaison in Georgetown on May 16, and the event marks the latest effort in N Street Village’s ongoing outreach to young professionals as partners in philanthropy.
The event committee, co-chaired by Sarah Flack Lopez and Justin Fishkin, shares the belief that young professionals have significant and growing influence in the community.
For this reason, says Lopez, “it is important to introduce young professionals to N Street Village and build those relationships now so, as those young professionals become leaders, they hopefully will take N Street Village with them along the way.”
Arrested Development continues to tour and is known for being socially conscious. The group’s website states that their goal is to “replace the state of Arrested Development in the African Diaspora with dignity, redemption and self-determination.” This carries a ring not dissimilar from the mission of N Street Village, which is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in DC.
Given these twin purposes, as well as the nostalgia for the early 1990s that grips N Street Village’s intended audience of young professionals, the event should be a major success.
- What: Arrested Development: an intimate live performance to benefit N Street Village
- When: Thursday, May 16
- Where: Malmaison, 3104 K Street NW
- Tickets: $75 and can be purchased online