Lisa Lisa and the Children’s Workshop School Jam (Updated With Video)

Around 250 parents and friends of the Children’s Workshop School gathered on Friday evening for a benefit that featured a silent auction of art by local artists, as well as a performance by the pop singer Lisa Lisa (of Cult Jam fame). As turned out, the organizers of the “SchoolAPalooza” didn’t have to pull too many strings to get the woman behind the 1987 hit “Lost in Emotion” to make an appearance: the principal of the school, Maria Velez-Clarke, is her older sister. The Local was there with camera in hand to document the festivities — as well as footwear signed by none other than the Material Girl.

lisa lisa performance 1Lisa Lisa rocks the house.

Silent Auction 1Attendees bid on a variety of items at the gathering in the school on East 12th Street.

Madonna's ShoesStilettos autographed by Madonna.

Rick Long, Lisa Lisa, and Jamila Holman Lisa Lisa along with her back-up dancers Rick Long and Jamila Holman.

Jania Patel, Kimberly Boodman, Stephanie Sugawara, Michelle PotochnickStephanie Sugawara, (second from left) who is Madonna’s personal chef, catered the event. Jania Patel, Kimberly Boodman and Michelle Potochnick are teachers at Children’s Workshop.

Frank Vigilante of Sublunar MindsFrank Vigilante of Sublunar Minds.