Disasters have the unique power to bring out the best in humanity. And thanks to the altruism of a generous few, a tragedy has the ability to transform into a blessing. While Hurricane Sandy’s wrath devastated the Caribbean and Northeastern United States, the ferocity of a few committed individuals has resulted in millions in relief funding to restore the damaged coast. DiPiazza’s in Long Beach is joining the ranks of the giving by holding a series of benefit concerts for all ages on December 16 and 23, featuring teenaged performance acts joining together in song and pizza to raise money for Sandy’s victims. A donation of $15 at the door goes to the Robin Hood Foundation to provide Christmas dinners for those left without this holiday season.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2 p.m., 2012