Birthday Bash to
to Restore Peace Sculpture
By Jerry Rubin
theme of longtime peace activist Jerry Rubin’s 70th Public Birthday Celebration is “Still Rockin’ for Peace”, let’s
make it clear up front that the event theme is NOT referring to a rocking chair. This
special benefit event, which will
take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Rusty’s Surf Ranch at 256 Santa
Pier from 7:00 to 10:00pm with
doors opening at 6:00pm. The party will feature a highlighted peace symbol-shaped
candle lighting and cake-cutting
ceremony led by Michelle Phillips, the popular actress, activist and founding member of The Mamas and the
The birthday celebration will include a special guest musical performance by Q’orianka Kilcher, talented
actress, singer and activist best known for her role as Pocahontas in the film
‘The New World’ directed by Terrence Malick.
special guest speaker will be Alexandra Paul, dedicated activist, actress, TV host of ‘Earth Talk Today’
and former star of
‘Baywatch’. Also featured will be lots of rockin’ and dancing to the great
sounds of L.A.-based Beatles tribute band Ye Olde Beetles. Serving as the event’s
special guest M.C.
will be Chris Carter, popular KLOS FM radio host of ‘Breakfast With the
Beatles’. Rubin, a longtime Santa Monica resident who is no relation to the
late 1960’s activist, says he promises his 70th birthday event will be the most “fun-for-a-good-cause” time that anyone could have
anywhere on a Wednesday night... other than a large energetic candlelight vigil
or peace rally at the Federal Building. Rubin says he thanks the Conrad family and community for their
ongoing and dedicated efforts to
save ‘Chain Reaction’, and feels confident they will ultimately be successful.
All proceeds from Jerry’s benefit birthday event will be used to assist community efforts to directly help fund the repair and restoration of the 26-foot-tall ‘Chain action’ iconic
cloud warning monument made of large chain links, which was designed,
created and gifted to Santa Monica by the late 3-time Pulitzer Prize winning
political cartoonist Paul Conrad through a $250,000 donation by philanthropic
benefactor Joan Kroc. The public art peace sculpture, which was unanimously
designated on July 9, 2012 as a City of Santa Monica Landmark by the Santa
Monica Landmarks Commission.
“peace cake” is being provided courtesy of Cake and Art, the creative West
Hollywood bakery that has revolutionized the art of cake design and has been celebrating
35 years of “the edible art experience”.
“When I make my birthday wish and blow out the candles, I will be inviting
everyone at the party to make their own personal wish as well.”
the door: 70th Birthday Gift Donor: $70 (tax deductible; General Admission:
$20; Low Income: $10. All ages welcome.
For those who cannot attend but would
still like to donate to restore ‘Chain Reaction’, visit: SaveChainReaction.com