Luv Doc Recommends: Viva Las Vegas

Austin Music Hall, Saturday, June 24, 2006

It's been said that the lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math. True enough. Problem is, some people just feel lucky. Actually, judging by the success of the lottery, a lot of people feel lucky, which is part of the reason so many of them are walking around with sexually transmitted diseases. They clearly didn't do the math. They didn't realize that Lucky can be a double-edged sword. Sometimes it's a pink sword that's sored. As Shakespeare would say, "There's the rub" - and he didn't mean that in a good way. So it could also be said that STDs are also a tax on people who are bad at math. Sometimes when it feels like you're getting lucky, you're getting something else entirely: herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HPV, HIV - a whole writhing petri dish of microbiological malady. The seedy truth is that when we're bumping uglies, we're not the only life forms invited to the party. It's a huge bummer when you think about it, but pretty much any time you start waving that thing around, you're rolling the dice. Depressed yet? Here’s something that’ll keep your fabulous fluff from turning into a wrinkly turtleneck: Thanks to modern medicine, contraceptives and education, the odds are still in your favor. It’s unlikely that you’re going to die from having sex. Unlikely. You're still gambling though, but not all gambling is bad. For instance: This weekend at the Austin Music Hall, AIDS Services of Austin presents its 13th annual Viva Las Vegas fundraiser, a faux gaming themed party featuring gambling, food, drinks, and dancing. Just because it’s the 13th annual doesn’t mean somebody’s not going to get lucky. In fact a lot of people will get lucky from the proceeds of this event, which helps fund ASA as well as their Capital Area AIDS Legal Project, which helps provide free legal assistance to Central Texans living with HIV and AIDS.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Luv Doc Recommends
Luv Doc Recommends: NYE 1977
Luv Doc Recommends: NYE 1977
Spider House Ballroom, Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Luv Doc, Dec. 30, 2011

Luv Doc Recommends: Africa Night With Zoumountchi
Luv Doc Recommends: Africa Night With Zoumountchi
Sahara Lounge, Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Luv Doc, Dec. 23, 2011

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle