Dance Like No One's Watching

A Little Help From My Friends Unites Dancers and DJs for a Doggone Good Cause

The annual dance party benefits Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption.

By Jeanne Lyons Davis July 29, 2016

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The sixth annual celebration, A Little Help From My Friends, brings together DJs, dancers and electronic music fans to party for a cause: Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption, a no-kill animal rescue group and the only Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified shelter in Texas. This year, two large stages with local DJs, including headliner Jerome Isma-Ae, will be spinning electronic music at Up & Down dance club on Saturday night.

Matthew Dunn, founder of A Little Help From My Friends, wanted to start a fundraiser that appealed to the electronic dance community. Six years later, the event continues to spark local support from DJs and attendees, who come together for music and dancing to benefit Houston’s vulnerable rescue pets.

“What the organization does for Houston’s abused and neglected dogs and cats struck a chord," Dunn said. "Friends For Life has proven that you can run a rescue efficiently and responsibly, and still not kill animals—ever.”

Dunn continues to grow the event, but always keeps in mind what the celebration is all about. “There’s something about the unconditional love between you and your dog,” he said. “But there are so many animals in need of our help.”

Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. $25. Up and Down, 4105 Washington Ave.

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