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George Michael Experience: Fundraiser for Suicide Prevention

George Michael Experience

George Michael Experience: Fundraiser for Suicide Prevention is a 3-day event taking place at Newtopia Cyder Tasting Room in San Diego, California, on April 26, 27, and 28, 2024.

Day 1 of the event is today, April 26, 2024, from 3-9 p.m. This part of the event is free. According to the site:

3-6 PM: Free/casual private tours of a million-dollar George Michael memorabilia collection by Chris Brown. Uncover the stories behind the star and enjoy food all afternoon and night!
5:30 PM: Hear from Newtopia’s founder, Rick Moreno, collector, Chris Brown, and director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Jordan Miles, about the impact of your participation this weekend.
6 PM: Kick off the evening with George Michael & Wham! Music Bingo and continue the festivities with a dance party.

Day 2 of the event is tomorrow, April 27, 2024, from 12-10 p.m. This part of the event is free. According to the site:

12-4 PM: Explore George Michael’s iconic career with free hourly tours of our exclusive memorabilia collection guided by Chris Brown.
4 PM: Test your pop knowledge with our George Michael Trivia—win big with the correct answers! Grab your GM Trivia Sheet, enjoy classic tunes, and try your luck.
5 PM: Flashback to the ’80s with our COSTUME CONTEST! Dress to impress and win prizes for the Best Couple and two standout individuals. Prizes announced at 8:30 PM. Don’t forget to tag @newtopiacyder on Instagram to win the social media star prize!

Day 3 includes a George Michael themed brunch. According to the site:

Brunch Package: $25
Choose 1 Plate & 1 Drink
Chilaquiles (Birria, Chicken, Mole, or Carnitas), Tacos (Birria, Chicken, Mole, or Carnitas), and Ceviche (Red Snapper, Wild Shrimp, or Vegan Ceviche)
Drink includes your choice of one of our 3 specialty George Michael cyders, any craft cyder on tap, house-made sangria, craft cocktails on tap, or a Sky High n’ Dry mimosa!
Proceeds go towards the San Diego Prosperity Foundation benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The San Diego Union-Tribune also has an article about the event with more details about the items on display, such as:

  • the leather jacket that George Michael wore during the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London.
  • the American Music Award from 1989 for best male pop artist.
  • a program from the recital that he did at the school where he met Andrew Ridgeley.
  • an original letter from George Michael in his own handwriting on the breakup of Wham!
  • George Michael’s Ivor Novello Award from 1984 for “Careless Whisper.”

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