5 Things To Know This AM — Nov 08 2012

Among the many things tragically lost during Superstorm Sandy, NYC's only shelter for LGBT teens was completely destroyed. Help the Ali Forney Center get back on its feet at this Sunday's benefit — it all goes down at Industry Bar from 4 to 7 p.m. Throw down $20 to help a cause near and dear to all our hearts. (Facebook)
We could all use a little vacay right now, and The James Hotel is stepping up to the plate. Win a stay at one of the properties in three easy steps — liking, pinning, and hashtagging. If you're up to the social media challenge, read all the deets and get started on Facebook. (Facebook)
Have you ever seen a human jukebox? Do you even know what a human jukebox is? Find out today and tomorrow when the W Hotel and electro pop duo Cherub take over Times Square. Plus, the show raises money for Sandy victims. (W Hotels)
Looking for more hot beats and a charity effort? The Soho and Tribeca Grand hotels are hosting a DJ marathon this week (through Saturday), donating money to the relief effort while spinning it on the ones and twos. (GrandLife)
If you just can't get enough of the CFDA (and the designers they support), this news is right up your alley. Nordstrom will be partnering with the org to open Fashion Fund pop-up shops around the country. (Women's Wear Daily)
Photo: Via W Hotels

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