City arts funding revisions get a thumbs-up from council, theatre artists sing for cancer charities, and local playwrights meet and greet
This weekend, local theatre artists are singing for a good cause: cancer research and treatment. The second annual Cabaret for Life features familiar and not-so-familiar songs performed by Jill and Tim Blackwood, Sarah Collins, Jacqui Cross, Amy Downing, Greg Holt, Brian Jenson, Stuart Moulton, Michael McKelvey, Ann Richards-McKelvey, Cathie Sheridan, Dan Sullivan, accompanist Tom Mitchell, and yours truly, attempting to channel the Chairman of the Board. Take your pick from Friday, Aug. 26, 7pm; a dinner performance Saturday, 6pm; a Night Owl Cabaret (for mature audiences), Saturday, 10:30pm; or a twilight set, Sunday, 5pm, at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress. All proceeds benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and other local cancer charities. For more information, call 296-3494 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the lowdown on what's happening with the hottest dramatists in town at the Meet & Greet with Austin Script Works. The playwright-driven service organization will celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of its 2005-2006 season on Saturday, Aug. 27, 3-5pm, in the back garden of Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto. You can have a chat with your favorite local writer or even get started down the road to becoming a favorite local writer yourself. The public is welcome, and admission is free. (Though you're on your own if you call for a round for all those thirsty playwrights.) For more information, call 454-9727 or e-mail email@example.com.