Get Downtown With Your Bad Selves
Last year's AISD American Indian Powwow was an amazing flurry of color
and fanfare celebrating American indigenous culture. This year, even more
artists, dancers, and musicians from many corners, from many tribes, head to
Austin for the nation's largest single-day powwow. Staffed entirely by
volunteers, this year's gathering, Sat, Nov 2, at the Toney Burger Center
promises to be bigger than ever. Admission is free; remember to leave room for
fry bread! 837-2663.
PowWower of the Drum
The Friends of the Seaholm would like to see the ol' warhorse put to
use and avoid the fate of the wrecker ball. The retired power plant at
Power Plant to the People
800 W. Cesar Chavez recalls the art deco era in Austin's history. The Friends invite the public for a Tour of the Seaholm, Wed, Nov 6, 2:30pm., to support an initiative to ask City Council to ready the facility for cultural use by the year 2000. There is free parking at the south side of the building, where the tour (hosted by Councilmember Beverly Griffith) begins. 442-5282.
Why restate the obvious? Errr, because the Helmet Law really
does suck? The League of Bicycling Voters is working hard to
repeal the law, not out of disdain for protective head gear nor out of contempt
for social order but instead for the pure, elemental principle of the thing:
The government should not intervene in matters of personal responsibility. The
League meets Monday nights at 7pm at Scholz Bier Garten.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 441-7869 or check out their website
Hard-Headed Biker Types
Well, we don't know (or much care) what appears to you in your dreams, but the
suggestive title of the Tail Chaser's Dream Gala & Auction probably
doesn't mean what you think. It's a fundraiser for the Humane Society of
Austin & Travis County. The sweeping vistas of Citiview Bed &
Breakfast, 1406 E. Riverside, will backdrop the Preview Dinner, Fri, Nov
8, 6-9pm, featuring special guest Kinky Friedman (there was a rumor
of some humor...). The Gala & Live/Silent Auction is at the UT
Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto, Thu, Nov 14, 6-10pm. 837-9985.
Chasing the Dream
City of Austin Art in Public Places Program wants you, you wild artist
type. The new Ralph W. Yarborough Branch Library is to be housed in the old
American Theatre (on Hancock, west of Burnet), and is in need of some artful
tarting in the way of murals, environmental graphics, or lightweight sculpture,
you know: Public Art. The Project Information Meeting, Sat, Nov
9, 10:30am will be held at the North Loop Branch Library. Architects will
describe the project and give prospective winners of the $10,000 commission
tours of the site. 397-1455.
Up Against the Wall, Mofo
Come on out this Sun, Nov 3, 4pm for the Save Our Springs (S.O.S.) Victory
Celebration to herald the results of the suit in the Texas Court of Appeals
and to rally the troops full steam ahead. Jimmy LaFave, Beto y los Fairlanes,
and Michael Fracasso star in Rhythm Runs Through It at La Zona Rosa.
Tickets are $10. 477-2320.
Out of the Water?
Hello dear Public Service Types:
Wish Upon a List
Just peeking in to say howdy and deliver these greetings from Santa. We know you've been nice (and not too naughty) this year. So look at your resources and take a quick assessment and tell us where we can help.
"Public Notice" will print Holiday Wish Lists in early December. Submit a list of 10 items your organization needs. On your organization's stationery, include your name, address, and phone and a contact name and number for publication, and address it to "Holiday Wish List" using the guidelines below. Deadline for Holiday Wish Lists is Fri, Nov 15.
Don't forget! If your organization is selling gift items for holiday fundraising, please let us know. We are compiling our Blue Lights Anonymous holiday specials to be run in the upcoming weeks before the holidazed blitz.
Mail to: "Public Notice," The Austin Chronicle, PO Box 49066, Austin, TX 78765. Deadline: Wednesday, 6pm, eight days prior to publication. Phone calls have a .001% chance of being returned. Email: email@example.com