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Friday, 11 September, 2009 12:43 PM
Drew Barrymore to appear at roller skating event; Dave Coulier to host charity fundraiser
Hollywood actress and director Drew Barrymore will make an appearance at BonaVenture Skating Center in Farmington Hills to promote her new movie, "Whip It." Barrymore will be there on Sept. 11 from 3 to 6 p.m., however fans are advised to be there before 3:30 or they won't get in. On the very next day, actor Dave Coulier will host a charity fundraiser for "Bras for a Cause." He will be at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be an art bra show, a silent auction and musical performances by Jill Jack and Frankie D'Angelo.
The Drew Barrymore event is being hosted by Channel 955 radio (WKQI-FM). The first 955 people in line will be admitted. The event is free for all who attend, but there will be a small charge to rent skates if fans don't have their own. The actress will appear with members of the Detroit Derby Girls, a local roller derby league that appeared in the film.
"Whip It" is the very first film that Barrymore directed. It also stars Ellen Page of "Juno", Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon and Daniel Stern.
A red carpet arrival is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. with the introduction at 4 p.m. Janet Lockwood of the Michigan Film Office will be there.
This is not the first time BonaVenture was visited by a celebrity. Renée Zellweger held her 30th birthday at the roller rink a few years ago.
Full House star Dave Coulier will host a breast cancer fundraiser at t he Royal Oak Music Theatre called "Bras for a Cause." He will emcee the art bra show and the silent auction. This is the first annual event, which will benefit the Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit. Click here to make a donation online. So far, the organization has raised over $8,000 with its overall goal set at $50,000.
It will be an uplifting evening with breast cancer survivors as they model amazing art bras created by local artists, friends, family, celebrities and themselves. Attendees will be able to mix, mingle, shop, enjoy music, food, drinks and bid on art bras, silent and live auction items.
Some of the items up for auction are an Olhausen Pool Table with delivery and installation, a painting by Steve Zirwes, a signed Full House script from Dave Coulier, a MyMiche bag from Greg and Janet Ballard, a photography session with Mike lezzi, handmade jewelry by Shannon Watson and a painting by Linda Lindall, among others.
Tickets to attend the charity fundraiser can be purchased online for $35 at ROMTLive.com or for $40 at the door.
Stay tuned for videos, pictures and an article from each event.
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