Public Notice

Cool out for the summer with Meals on Wheels Air Conditioner Drive Fundraiser at the Dam View, some film, or an art's fest.

Nikko (<i>not</i> Barbaro): the head flying monkey
Nikko (not Barbaro): the head flying monkey

On a Wing and a Monkey

Alas, alack, this is the last time that we are going to mention those crazy bellboy monkeydogs with wings from the Wizard of Oz in our column (at least for quite some time ...). The big event, Project Transitions and aGLIFF's Wizard of Oz Summer Sing-Along at the Paramount, happens this weekend, Saturday, July 28. For those who are scratching their heads, saying "Sing-a-Who??", here's the deal: The show is not unlike Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mystery Science Theatre, and karaoke, all rolled into one big, errrr.... Oz Fest (see Community Listings, p. 62). Tickets: 469-SHOW; Project Transitions, 454-8646.

No Dam Jokes

Last week we passed the mike to PR lady Kayla from Meals on Wheels & More as she related her first-person singular account of going out with the organization's Handy Wheels crew to assist with the installation of AC units in the homes of those in need. Well, first and foremost, let us reiterate that they are in need of Volunteers for their many programs, including Groceries to Go, Care Calls, Medi Wheels, and Handy Wheels, not to mention the basic MoW program, which delivers hot meals. It seems that volunteers drop off over the hot summer months -- in many ways, the time when they are needed most. In addition to volunteers, the programs do require a bit of cash flow. So this Friday, July 27, 5-8pm, MoW will have an Air Conditioner Fundraiser at the Dam View Restaurant, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. And you know what that means: Friday Happy Hour. Basically, you don't have to do anything different from your normal Friday happy-hour routine: Just invite your friends, show up, and getcher drink on (or whatever you are inclined to get on), and the Dam View will take care of the rest. They will donate proceeds from the evening's receipts to Meals on Wheels for you. Cheers! or 476-6325.

Out Damned Hate!

Austin's very own troupe of courageous kids, Out Youth, is the host of a Regional Conference for GLBT Youth. While most of this week's activities are targeted to conference guests and out-of-towners, OY invites the public to attend their gala kickoff event. This Friday, July 27, 7pm, as a kickoff to the conference, Out Youth will host a Showing of the film Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium, which, despite its self-helpy-sounding title, sounds like a square kick in the ass, featuring Judy Shephard, mother of Matthew Shephard, Columbine survivors, James Byrd's family, and Sir Elton John. After the 30-minute film, local heroes Dianne Hardy-Garcia and the gang at Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby of Texas will be honored for their diligence at a Celebration of the Passage of the Texas Hate Crimes Bill. It all happens Friday night, at the University of Texas' University Teaching Center, at the southwest corner of 21st & Speedway, Rm. 2.112-A. Parking is available at the Jester Garage, at MLK & Speedway. 419-1233.

Hope Through Art

Hope Chapel hopes to accomplish some genuine outreach with their Hope Chapel Arts Festival, which is already underway. The fest, which began earlier in the week, has already featured some local, independent film and a poetry slam event. The rest of the schedule goes through this weekend with a Classical Music Concert, a Gallery Opening & Reception, some Performance Art, Children's Art Activities, and a live music Concert by Violet Burning. All events are free, except for Saturday's live music night. A full schedule is available at or by calling 377-3900.

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