This New Year’s Eve, a live Afro Beat, Salsa and Latin Jazz dance party with music from Jujuba and Pa’lante will benefit Mercy Corps’ work in the Philippines.

The dance will see in the New Year at the large, beautiful, freshly-rejuvenated Red Rose Ballroom at 1829 NE Alberta, from 9 pm to 1 am. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. See for details.

Laurie Sonnenfeld, Oregon Principal Broker with M Realty, is sponsoring the party to give back to the community and celebrate her 25 years in business as an inner SE and NE Portland neighborhood realtor.

Food and drinks will be provided by La Calaca Comelona, 2304 SE Belmont St. They are cosponsoring the event along with The Southeast Examiner.