Hale-Bopp, She-Bop, We Bop
The brilliance of Comet Hale-Bopp will be brightest Sat, Mar 29. From dusk until 10pm, the AAS will be set up for viewings at Pace Bend Park. 473-9437 or 252-2966.
What's all this business about a "gay march" this weekend? It is a march in
support of Stronger Hate Crimes Laws, an issue which affects each and every one
of us. If you believe that crime motivated by hate is a Bad Thing, and if you
wonder why all those macho "Tough on Crime" campaigners disappear when crime
victims turn out to be people from groups to which rights are routinely and
systematically denied, then, goddammit, show up and say It's Time for Justice,
Sun, Mar 23, noon at Palmer Auditorium and march to the State Capitol Building
in support of the hundreds of victims of hate crimes here in Texas.
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Pissed Off, & Not Going
to Take It Anymore!
Here's a quick plug (don't even think of making that the butt of any of your
nasty little jokes...) for our own Austin Chronicle Gay Singles Party,
(tonight) Thu, Mar 20, 7-10pm at Borders Books & Music. Sure, Kirk Watson
will be there campaigning, but the real treat will be speaker Dianne
Hardy-Garcia, the hard-working brains and brawn behind the Lesbian Gay Rights
Lobby (which will benefit from the event). The appropriately named Mr. Fabulous
and the appropriately well-piped Julie Burrell will entertain. 454-5766,
ext. 111 or 103.
Hill Country Wild invites you to come out (tonight) Thu, Mar 20, 8pm, to Ruta
Maya Coffee House for a free night with the Coffee Sergeants. The wild
organization aims to help keep the Hill Country that way. 499-2260 or
Wild & Free
It's time again for the annual Rosedale Ride, Sat, Mar 22, which begins and
ends at Celis Brewery. There are five different course lengths from which to
choose and plenty of the typical benefit fun (prizes, food, live music) after
the ride. All proceeds benefit AISD's Rosedale School for kids with multiple
Meet You at the Brewery...
This weekend sees the debut of a new annual fundraiser. Race for the Roses,
Sun, Mar 23 at Zilker Park will benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation for
testicular cancer. Entrants for the bike race (your choice of 10, 25, or
100-mile courses) must pre-register at the Hyatt Regency, Sat, Mar 22,
It Takes Huevos
For non-pedal-pumping sorts, check out the Rock for the Roses, Sun, Mar 23, 4-10pm at the Austin Music Hall. The impressive line-up features the Wallflowers, Walter Salas-Humara & the Silos, the John Doe Thang, and Kacy Crowley. 800/496-4402.