Forget about twerking, raving or even swing dancing — nothing breaks down pretenses and gets strangers to connect body and soul like a good old-fashioned square dance.

Rip-roaring, multiple-partner stomp-fests have long been one of HM 157’s liveliest offerings, and this week, they’re doing it for a special cause: fundraising to repair damage from a recent fire at the historic house/party venue (and nonprofit arts collective) as well as that of nearby residents.

Los Angeles folk band Triple Chicken Foot and caller Susan Michaels host the kid-friendly party, packed with promenades and do-si-dos, outside in the area most damaged by the fire.

Other activities will include crafts, a raffle, snacks and BBQ. Singer-songwriter Josephine Johnson plays at intermission and Gwendolyn Sanford (composer for Orange Is the New Black) offers soulful Americana on the indoor stage.

HM 157

3110 N. Broadway, Lincoln Heights | Sun., June 7, 6-9 p.m. | $10 suggested donation |

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