As evacuees leave towns that have been struck by Hurricane Katrina, the arts community continues to hold special events to provide a helping...

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As evacuees leave towns that have been struck by Hurricane Katrina, the arts community continues to hold special events to provide a helping hand.

They include the following:

• Total Experience Gospel Choir, Tami Allen, Lou Magor and Kenyon Hall are organizing a Katrina Relief Concert 1-10 p.m. today at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S. W., West Seattle. The concert will feature local singers, musicians and performers in a musical marathon with 45-minute sets for nine hours. Organizers suggest a minimum $20 donation. (206-855-4108 or www.totalexperience.org).

• The Northwest Film Forum and New Yorker Films present Jim Jarmusch’s “Down By Law,” a story of three men in a Louisiana prison, as a benefit for Hurricane Katrina today at 7 and 9:15 p.m. $10 minimum donation. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross; 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-329-2629 or www.nwfilmforum.org).

• The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle, will hold a fund-raiser for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (http://wwoz.org/clinic/) tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. for a suggested donation of $25. Lee Oskar, internationally renowned blues/funk harmonica player, and Annieville Blues, blues and boogie-woogie pianist, are among the dozen or so performers scheduled to appear to celebrate traditional New Orleans music. Pianist and Louisiana native Henry Butler will serve as master of ceremonies. Ticket sales go toward displaced musicians from New Orleans (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).

Judy Chia Hui Hsu: 206-464-3315 or jhsu@seattletimes.com