Bring Your Money out of the Closet - financial
advisor. Julie LaRue. discuss financial planning for
gavs and lesbians. Limited seating please RSVP. free.
6:30 to 8:30pm. The Acacia Group, 9 Greenway Plaza.
3000. FYI 713-888-3501.
Drugs and Alcohol Abuse: Gaining Control in Our
Lives. Sponsored by the AIDS Foundation I louston.
7pm, Metropolitan MultiService Center. 1475 W. Grey
623-6796. fopics include warning signs, depression.
Shiela Lennon-A Country Kind of Gal' Shiela is a
very versatile singer whose performance is both
entertaining as well as danccable. all moneys donated
to the Montrose Clinic, $1. 9pm to 2am, Chances Bar.
1100 Westheimer, FYI 713-523-7217
Rolling with Pride - Lambda Roller Skating Club
will be hosting their 4th annual pnde Skate Night 8-
10pm Dairy Ashford Roller Rink. 1820 Dairv Ashford
between Westheimer & Briar Forest. Call 933-5818.
Women's Action Coalition (WAC) Voice Mail 867-
9581. Meetings are Wednesdays at Toupees at 7pm
See June 7.
Women with Life Challenging Illnesses meets on the
third Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:30pm. For info,
call Marion at 667-8735 or Leila at 728-1914.
Bi-NET Bisexual Network of Houston meets Wed
evenings at MCCR (Metropolitan Church of the
Resurrection) 1919 Decatur St. 861 -9149
Houston Pride Band Rehearsal, Dignitv I louston at
1307 Yale 7nm. See June 7.
Legal and Financial Planning for People with Life
Threatening Illness. Attorneys Mitchell Katme,
Connie Moore and Debra I lunt along with financial
advisor Julie LaRue, will discuss legal and financial
planning tools for living with a life threatening illness.
RSVlMree. 6:30-8:30pm. The Acacia Group, 9
Greenway Plaza. 3000 888-3501.
Lesbian and Gay Pride Ice Skating Celebration
fourth annual, the rink will be open to general public so
community people are asked to wear then favorite
lesbian or gay T-shirt, sponsored by the Montrose Ice
Picks (skate nites mostly on the second Thursday of the
month) from 8-10pm at the Galleria Ice Rink, 5015
Westheimer, $5 plus $2 for skates, For more info, call
'Angel at 629-1432
Lesbian A Gay Voices, 6-10pm 90.1 KPFT
Community leaders will discuss the future of pnde
week and our community.
Theater Nite: Soul Survivor Curtains Theater. 3722
Washington at Waugh. $12, 8pm and 10:30. 522-2204.
Proud Out Loud! We welcome members of our Texas
Choral Family, including HeartSong, Capital City
Men's Chorus, MCCR-Houston and MCCR-Austin for
a gala concert. $10 to $25. 7:00pm. Cullen theater,
Wortham Center, 500 Preston For info 713-743-5904.
HATCH Prom - The I louston Area Teenage Coalition
of Homosexuals will host its third annual Prom, as a
major fundraiser for the organization. $ 15. 8:00pm,
Majestic Metro, 91 1 Preston. For info, call 942-7002.
Movie Club for gay/lesbian movie go-ers meets each
Saturday to have dinner and watch the latest movies on
the big screen. Call Jimmv at 952-4048.
Houston Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade 2pm. lower
Westheimer from Stanford to Montrose. One of the
largest parades in the City of Houston and one of the
largest in the Southwest.
Pride Fest 95 4-7pm. Join us as wc bring the festival
to the end of the parade with Fern to Fern and others,
free. Tart and Lovett. 529-6979. See the Houston Gav
& Lesbian Pride Week Pnde Guide and OUTSMART
magazine for the latest pride w eek event details.
The Women's Group - Texas Trailbla/ers. Patricia
Smith Prather is Executive Director of I louston Place
Preservation Association that sponsors the Texas
Trailblazer Senes. The Women's Group meets at
Central Congregational Church. 13111 lolman at
3:30pm. For more info, call Iris 529-8571.
The Agora, monthly meeting, 7:30p.m. AIDS
Foundation I louston. 3202 Weslayan. 729-4267.
Women's Empowerment Series - A New Way 7pm
to 9pm. 5906 Dolores #201. 784-6511. See June 6.
R&D for the Soul
()ne of my favorite moments is the silence when a acoustic artist w alks on the stage and then in a Hash like the
sun coming out from behind a cloud- the room, church, concert hall is transformed by music. We were fortunate to
experience that tw ice m I louston in May at the Ann Reed concert and the Libby Rodenck concert. Libby opened with
her accappela song "Inspire Me", which adds to the magic of a woman's voice created out of her own self defined energy,
no canned music, no backup band, no special effects, no black bustier. I like the sentiment "Less Jesus, More Madonna"
but let's take it the next step and say More Women Artists.
There has been a lot of press about cutbacks in funding for the arts. It is generally accepted to fund research
and development for the sciences. Let's consider research and development for the soul. It is good for the soul to see and
hear something you have not experienced before. The great thing about smaller artistic endeavors is it is LIVE. It
happens a limited number of shows - maybe only one time. You can't wait for the video to come out. Two Nice Girls
was going to put out a video after the band broke up, but I don't think the video was completed. Was the Harvey Milk
Opera performed at the Wortham taped for broadcast?
There is a question if there is a place for performing arts on a small scale (or even PBS) if it is not
commercially profitable. Do we want our cultural experiences to be limited to endeavors that can pass the litmus test of a
million units projected sales or a million viewers'7 We need to support to our culture, as much as we do other
institutions. Like buying fundraiser cookies and candy, maybe once a year consider buying a ticket to a independently
produced concert or a play. If you don't plan to attend, you can give the ticket to someone who can't afford it, give it to
KPFT Pacifica to give aw ay on the air or give it to your favorite women's bookstore to give away to the next customer in
a random act of kindness Better yet, come to the show and bring all your friends. Don't forget to make art yourself
Write a poem or read a poem for Encodings, draw a cover or write for the WAND, sing in Heartsong, Houston's
w omen's chorus or play an instrument in Houston Pride Band.
Women's Network -Financial Planning for Single
and Coupled Lesbians. Join us this evening to hear
Financial Advisor Julie LaRue. LUTCF speak about a
variety of financial concerns. Some of the issues she
will cover will be: a simplified approach to financial
planning, how to develop a plan for your financial
future: how to transition from being a" spender" to a
"saver", and how being lesbian can affect vour planning
and what to include in your strategy to protect you and
vour money.The Women's Network meets on 2nd &
4th Wednesdays, 7-9pm at the Montrose Counseling
Center. 701 Richmond. Room 15. For info, call 529-
0037. A donation of $3-$5 per meeting is requested.
Houston Pride Band Rehearsal. Dignitv Houston at
1307 Yale 7pm. See June 7.
Bob Bernstein, P-FLAG National VP will speak at
2pm at Crossroads Market. 867-9020.
Lesbian & Gay Voices, 6-10pm 90.1 KPFT Gay
Vacations will be discussed.
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