Idle Hour (201 E. Fort Ave.), the popular Riverside bar known for its chartreuse, has been closed since December because of structural issues discovered in the building. When City Paper spoke to co-owner Brendan Finnerty last week, he mentioned crowdsourcing as an option for covering the expenses required to reopen the corner bar.
Today, Idle Hour announced its first such fundraiser on Facebook: at Little Havana (1325 Key Highway,  837-9903, littlehavanas.com) on Saturday, Jan. 31, with a happy hour starting at 6 p.m. and music starting at 8 p.m. There's a $40 donation at the door; music includes DJ Tyler Quinn, Rachel Anne Warren & The Shrapnels (Warren is a CP contributor), and DJ Action Figures.
The accompanying writeup with the flier on Facebook says: "Well, here we go folks... As promised, our first fundraising party. This first party is being hosted by our good friends at Little Havana and we are working on our next one as we speak. The proceeds from this first party will allow us to keep the lights on, pay the mortgages, and help us pay for some potential legal expenses. We really appreciate all of your generous offers and concern. Please share this info and come join us for a fun night of music and friendship. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone."