Fred Wildlife Refuge Capitol Hill
Thurs Dec 12
Recommended by Dave Segal
Ruben Mendez and Abigail Swanson have a plan to vanquish your funk. They've organized Depression Fest, which gathers together eight musical acts and six writers at Fred Wildlife Refuge with the goal of lifting your spirits at one of the most difficult times of the year for those dealing with the titular affliction. Hell, on top of the multitude of other factors causing dejection among sensitive people, even December's damnable repetition of Christmas jingles makes you want to stop going outside. So this is a magnanimous gesture on the part of Mendez (who plays guitar in the flamboyant electro-punk group DYED) and Swanson (a poet who's in the group Belva). The multimedia extravaganza will also raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.