Invite a friend
Sunday brings music, brunch, auction and chance to boost literacy in Africa
The global literacy nonprofit Learning InSync is holding a Bid n’ Brunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24, with bids for a silent auction of African art closing at 2 p.m., at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. There is a $5 suggested donation for entry.
The event promises a day of comfort food and mimosas, live music – from a band including Tom Bianchi and James Rohr of The Blue Ribbons – and authentic African crafts such as paintings, wood carvings and jewelry.
The organization, founded in 2011 by Harvard students, is based in Kendall Square and already at work in Tanzania boosting literacy, finding a model that will work around the world.
Those who can’t attend in person can donate online at learninginsync.org. For information, send e-mail to email@example.com.
More About The Burren
A lively Irish tavern in Davis Square, The Burren has been in business since 1996. Hearty Irish fare, pints of cold beer and traditional Irish music are abundant seven days a week. Open mic nights and concerts take place in the spacious back room that features its own bar and a large dance floor. For those who enjoy browsing the internet while enjoying their Guinness, free Wi-Fi is available. In the summer, several outdoor tables are available for lunch and dinner and the people-watching is abundant. Irish ex-pats and locals alike mingle in the friendly atmosphere of this neighborhood bar.