Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Ian Somerhalder's Teen Choice Smirk

Party with Ian Somerhalder (Damon)? Yes, please!

This fall in Atlanta, The Vampire Diaries’ resident bad boy will be hosting the first fundraiser for his world-changing Ian Somerhalder Foundation. The benefit/dance party is called The Empoweresque and is all about empowering women to become active in their communities and make a difference to the planet. Sweet beats, a rockin’ dance floor, prize giveaways, and the chance to get jiggy with it next to Ian Somerhalder are included, naturally.

Sound like a good time? Well, that’s exactly the point!

"I want to make this fun," Ian tells  Zap2It. "Yeah, there are some serious issues at hand, but what better way to celebrate the changes that our generation is going to make than to throw a party? There's no reason to be all doom-and-gloom. Let's dance. Let's celebrate good will and initiative and people coming together to make change. That's what ISF is about."

Oh, did we mention Ian teased that a few surprise TVD stars are also slated to show up in their dancing shoes?

All the proceeds will benefit the Ian Somerhalder Foundation directly. Nab your tix at the ISF website now!

Source: Zap2It, Crowd Rise

Here are all the event details:

Date: October 29, 2011

Location: The Opera, 11508 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309

Time: 7 p.m.

Credit: Photo: Daily Cute: Ian Somerhalder Films Baby Turtles Hatching