Life's a Drag When You Got Strap-On Envy
On the Third Day...
...it became a radio station. This Easter Sunday, Apr 11 is the official 10 Year Anniversary of KVRX-FM, Austin's beloved college radio station. Back then, it was KTSB, a small "gas pipe" cable station. KTSB became KVRX when an agreement was hammered out with local community broadcasters KOOP radio for the strip of public frequency, 91.7, which the two sister stations now share. Through all of this, KVRX has maintained its stature as one of the country's finest college radio stations. The current crew hopes to reunite as much of the old staff as possible. Due to the holiday, they've opted to celebrate the week of Apr 17-18. So if you are now or ever have been a KTSB/KVRX staffer, e-mail or call Richard the Great. firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-9952.
For you sensitive yammerers who yip and yap about a lack of early musical shows (Has Don McBirkenstock never set an exposed toe inside the doors of Blondies? Waterloo Ice House? Flipnotics? Do we care?), here is another option: The Live Oak Coffeehouse Concert Series, hosted by the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 12310 RR620 N., #104. In weeks past, the Therapy Sisters, Steve Fromholz, and Emily Kaitz have performed to benefit different community groups. Fri, Apr 10, Caryl P. Weiss & Mary Reynolds play to benefit the Daughters of the British Empire. Then on Fri, May 8, Betty Elders performs to benefit Adoption Knowledge Affiliates. Each show begins at 7:30. For $7 admission you can help a good cause in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment . Two bucks more'll get you child care for your under-12 set. Those 12 and up may attend. 873-7249, ext. 2.
Look Out for Tie-Dye Wearin' Do-Gooders
We about derailed ourselves silly when we first saw the name of Bikes Not Bombs newsletter: Look Out for Bicycles. Here's what's coming up for them (and you) this month: Tonight, Thu, Apr 9, dude up and get down at the Dance at the Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, starring Tunji, Karlson, Roots-n-Wisdom, and more; Sun, Apr 19 there will be more down to be gettin' at the Peace Festival at Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth, starring Root 1 and all the above bands; then Thu, Apr 23, 10am-6pm, BNB says come on out to the big Bicycle Unloading Party at 2505 Sweeney. The BNBers need you to help 'em head 'em up and move 'em out as they pack up and head south to deliver bikes to the new shop space in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas with a buttload of bicicletas. Bring non-perishable healthy things and medicines to donate, please. 926-4725.
Whining teens are one thing, but whining teens whining about being bored all summer and having no money is a fate for which some of us would gleefully trade 10 sets of nails across 10 sets of blackboards. Solution? Put the li'l future Generation Zzzzzzzz-ers to work. The Outreach Specialists at SER Jobs for Progress are now recruiting for their Summer Youth Program - that's job program. It gives kids a chance to step into the real world, experience different vocations, and learn about managing money. Applications will be assessed Mondays-Thursdays, 5-9pm. Call soon; spaces are filling faster than you can say, "But Maahhhm, I'm Boooorrrrrrrred!" 445-1820.
Will you be one of 1,000 volunteers participating in this year's Housing Rehabilitation Blitz, Sat-Sun, Apr 18-19? Hands on Housing needs at least that many to reach their goal of repairing 50 homes in the Blackshear and Guadalupe neighborhoods in that one weekend. 472-7627.
Throw Down Hoedown
The pitter-patter of a jillion tiny feet will be a'rumbling this weekend as kiddies hunt for Easter eggs on the North Shore of Lake Travis at Lake Fest 1998. The free festival, Sat, Apr 11, 11am-10pm at the Jones Brothers Park in Jonestown is an annual fundraiser for the programs of the Northwest Community Center. The fest features the aforementioned egg hunt, food, live music, a kite flying contest, the Hill Country Highland Dancers, moon-jump, quilt raffle, train rides, and (somebody, please tell Raoul about this one) a bunny costume contest. Lake Fest is free; donations will be accepted. 267-3245.
For the Love of Pellets
"Avoid impulse buying of Easter bunnies," says the House Rabbit Resource Network. Don't contribute to the flood of unwanted, abandoned bunnies that rage during the months after Easter. (Does Raoul know about this??) Foster Rabbit Adoption Days are held regularly. Some upcoming ones: Sat, Apr 11 at both Petcos, (north, 9820 Great Hills and central, 7920 Anderson); and Sat, Apr 25 at Wheatsville Coop, 3101 Guadalupe. 444-EARS.