October 18, 2009, would have been the eve of disco legend Patrick Cowley‘s 59th birthday, and in celebration of his life and achievements, San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem and Mama Calizo Voice Factory are hosting a large, participatory multimedia event titled “Megatron Man: The Life & Times of Patrick Cowley.” Coinciding with the release of Catholic, Cowley’s unearthed collaboration with Jorge Socarras, the event will feature installations, screenings, speakers, and a memorial that will feature work from fans and friends all over the world. What’s more, the release party of Catholic will occur later in the evening at Honey Soundsystem’s weekly party at SoMa’s Paradise Lounge. Way ahead of his time and lost much too soon to AIDS, Cowley’s music continues to inspire all people to celebrate life and create great pieces of music. Since this is an open occasion, if you have any sort of work that you’d like to share about Cowley, submission guidelines for the living memorial can be found here, along with previews of the new album as well as more on Cowley and the evening’s events.