BEER, BLUES & BRATS, CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER, Sunday, May 5, 2-6 p.m., $45

Now this is the kind of fundraiser I can get behind; not only can you support a great cause in the grassroots, nonprofit Crossroads Urban Center, but you can have a legitimately great time doing so. The Beer, Blues & Brats throwdown on Sunday afternoon will provide all of the above--tasty brews from Epic Brewing, sausages from Colisimo's, our local sausage geniuses, and tunes from The Number Ones and The Fourteenth Ward, while belly dancers from the Rubber Room School of Dance will also perform. The event happens at The Community Co-op, 1756 South 700 West in Salt Lake City.

The event runs all afternoon on Sunday, and all of your $45 donation will benefit the Crossroads Urban Center, supporting its efforts to help the underserved in the Utah community through emergency food, diapers, infant formula, clothing and medicine delivered to those in need. The organization is home to a thrift store, and funds emergency needs, holiday food distributions, the Anti-hunger Action Committee, the Coalition of Religious Communities and Utah’s busiest food pantry.