PN takes you through the final weeks of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looks ahead to events on the public service horizon.
Speaking of gigantic DOH!s As if last week's YM/WCA gaffe wasn't enough, this week, we must report that we fouled up by printing the wrong phone number for Breast Cancer Awareness Month's Concert for the Cure. The correct info follows:
November is Native American Heritage Month. Mohican singer-songwriter Bill Miller, the first American Indian to have been featured on locally produced PBS mainstay Austin City Limits, takes the stage to raise $$ and awareness at the Austin Powwow Benefit Concert next Thursday, Nov. 2, 7pm, at McCallum High School ($7 advance; $10 door), where Cherokee Rose and Hoop-Dancers from Utah are opening. The annual gathering has grown to become the largest single-day Powwow in the nation. About 200 folks were expected at the first event, nine years ago; about 2,000 showed up! Last year, the free event hit the 25,000 attendance mark. AISD's Native American Parents Committee invite you to come out this year (the event's ninth). The Powwow is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, 10am, at the Toney Burger Sports Center on Hwy. 290 at Brodie. 454 -TIXS or 338-9860.
The local Surfrider Foundation Chapter is a nonprofit bunch of guys hanging out in baggies talking about Sex Wax ... no wait, it's a group of concerned and coast-loving folks dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's waves, oceans, and beaches for all people through conservation, activism, research, and education. And Austin has its own chapter. Not bad for a town with no beach! Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30pm, the group will show the surf movie September Sessions and a short environmental documentary Keepers of the Coast in the Texas Union Theater in the UT Student Union at 24th & Guadalupe. In their words: "Come get in on the stoke." www.surfrider.org/centraltexas or 415-6816.
Ride the Wild Surfers
United Court of Austin Hosts A Night of Thrills & Chills to benefit Project Transitions and people living with AIDS, Sunday, Oct. 29, at Dick's Deja Disco. The International Court is a nonprofit organization that raises money for AIDS/HIV by hosting drag performances. this month's show features Dee Dee Davis, Kelly Kline, Goldie Hanes, newly crowned Empress Bebe Hughes, and the Austin Babtist Women. There is a free food buffet, $2 Blue Martinis, cocktail waiters, valet parking, live singing, and costume contest, as well as the drag performances. Admission is free. Money is raised through tips given to the individual performers and the sale of raffle tickets for two round-trip tickets from American Airlines. 457-8010.
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