‘Planet of the Lakes’ event set for Dec. 4 at Ottawa TavernWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | email@example.com
On December 4, the Ottawa Tavern will host the “Planet of The Lakes” birthday bash for Great Lakes Crew member Ron Rice. So what, why should you care?
The party will have the ubiquitous DJ (two DJs in this particular instance) spinning a mix of hip-hop, pop and dance music. However, what makes this party special is the fact that throughout the night guests will be able to make a difference in our community by donating various items for non-profit organizations such as the Cherry Street Mission, Beach House and the Battered Women’s Shelter.
There will be no cover charge for the party, but guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned goods and gently used cold-weather clothing to donate.
Throughout the evening, partygoers will also have the ability to make monetary donations to Toledo’s own Independent Advocates (IA). IA is an advocacy group that has been providing extensive support for area victims of domestic violence since 2007.
Now, a ‘regular’ party will have one DJ, a bash of this nature requires two. The first DJ performing that evening will be DJ Bonsai, the in-house DJ for the Great Lake Crew. Bonsai will set the tone for the event by spinning a mix of hip-hop, old-school and dubstep. Set to spin after Bonsai is DJ Mattimoe. As the ‘Basement Sessions’ DJ for Mutts, Mattimoe enjoys blessing the crowd with a different flavor of music according to Rice. “Mattimoe brings a different flavor, he definitely likes the old school flavor, but he also a great drum and bass DJ” said Rice.
Once the DJs have finished their sets, the Great Lakes Crew (GLC) will take the stage for an always-energetic performance. The GLC is the type to engage the crowd and put their absolute best foot forward in any performance situation and they are sure to own the stage at this event as well.
As if two DJs, and a GLC performance isn’t enough, Team Nate will be performing as well. Rice said, “Team Nate has a great following. They will be performing more electronic ballads throughout their show and there will be a laser light show to go with it.”
While Rice expects to attract the Adams Street and Old West End crowd, any patron of the arts will find that this party will be more than just loud music and heavy drinking. Local gem Yusuf Lateef will be painting live throughout the event. “We’re not sure what he’s going to do yet, he may paint on canvas or some other medium. It will be a surprise.” said Rice. The plan for the Lateef piece is to auction it off at the end of the night and to donate the money to IA.
DJ Bonsai is scheduled to set the party off at 10 p.m. and the party will last until 2 a.m.