ROCK, BLOOD & THE GORES

Upstage magazine reports that the Two River Theater will be the site of a rock ‘n roll blood drive this Saturday from 10a to 4p.

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Chris Morrisy, Maybe Pete and A.R.D. will perform at the event for the Central Jersey Blood Center, which is hoping to collect 150 pints of blood to bolster its supplies by Labor Day.

A lack of donations over the past two months threatens the blood supply, Upstage reports. “Inventory levels have dropped well below an adequate supply. Types O Negative and O Positive are urgently needed.” Potential donors are asked to call (732) 842-5750 ext. 264 to make an appointment.

Speaking of rock and doing good, the Asbury Park Press tells us that Al and Tipper Gore will join Bon Jovi at a fundraiser on Sept. 16 for 180 Turning Lives Around, a non-profit that provides support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Bon Jovi will host a reception at his home in Navesink to donors who contribute $10,000 or more. Afterward, he’ll be honored for his work on behalf of 180. A $500-per-seat dinner will follow at the home of Philip and Tammy Murphy, also of Navesink.

Tipper Gore will be honored for her work as an advocate for mental health, homelessness and anti-violence causes. Bobby Bandiera will perform.

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