Not everyone is broke, right? (Please, someone stand up and say, “I have cash to spare.”) Do you see that little cutie in the photo around here somewhere? He and his country need our help. The death toll in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is estimated at 5.4 million. This god-awful situation must be stopped. A small step toward that is Children Mending Hearts: Help International Medical Corps Provide Emergency Health Care To Women & Children Victimized By the War. There will be celebs a-poppin' and photographs for sale, plus performances by Sheryl Crow, Vusi Mahlasela, Timothy Mitchum and Carol Woods (from Across the Universe), among others, but surprisingly, not Jackson Browne.

Wed., Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., 2009

LA Weekly