Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd.
Hours: office hrs m-f 8-5
If and when this site is converted to a fine arts space for the swells, where will we proles go for events like the Austin Record Convention, lowrider shows, debutante balls, and the SAMI Arts & Crafts Show? Sure, this multipurpose facility is dated, but we have a feeling that like an ornery but kindhearted old uncle, once it's gone we'll miss it a lot. (See related story in "Politics.")
The theme is copper minerals at this year's gem & mineral show featuring jewelry, beads, crystals, fossils, spheres, and other rocks. There's also a silent auction, demos, and door prizes. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21. $7-8, adults; $2, ages 13-18; free for 12 and under.