While their advance hype is a tad too precious for us (Downtown... setting
the precedent for fun!
), the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA)
Downtown Management Organization) has the right idea when it
comes to getting the general public out in the grid -- entertain them, they
will come. Promoters of the Tuesday Noontime Concerts
at Regents' Plaza,
Sixth & Colorado (uuuh, that would be Tuesdays, at noon...), the DAA heads
into the nighttime for their Election Day special First Tuesday
, Tue, Nov 5, 5-9pm, which will feature musicians and dancers,
sidewalk sales, art shows, and performance art, among other forms of merriment
and mirth all over Congress Avenue from the Capitol Building to Town Lake.
PowWower of the Drum
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.
Power Plant to the People
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
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.
Hard-Headed Biker Types
Why restate the obvious? Errr, because the Helmet Law
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.
email@example.com or 441-7869 or check out their website
Chasing the Dream
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
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.
Up Against the Wall, Mofo
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.
Out of the Water?
Come on out this Sun, Nov 3, 4pm for the Save Our Springs (S.O.S.) Victory
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.
Wish Upon a List
Hello dear Public Service Types:
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org