ON THE TOWN...
Greetings Austin: I keep saying
spring is here but it keeps on getting
cold. I keep pulling my plants back
into the house so they won't freeze.
Actually, I believe that it's not going to
be cold for very much longer. It better
not or I'll not have any kind of a tan for
SPLASH DAY. At least I have my
You know, as I'm writing this
column, it's 9:00 pm on Wednesday
evening and I get this phone call. It's
from some plumber that my landlady
dug up to fix a leak in my house. He
wants lo come over in lhc next thirty
minutes and check it out. I tell him thai
would be fine although actually I'm
aggravated because I'm trying to write
and it's also nine o'clock at night.
When he finally gets here all he docs is
sort of poke around and then tells me he
can't do anything until tomorrow and
has lo talk to the landlady first. (I could
have told him lhat). To top it off, he's
not even cute.
I guess I need to have a chat with
my landlady. I mean, after all, if she's
going to send some weirdo over in the
middle of ihe night, she can at least
send someone fun to look at. This guy
wanted to tell me about the strange
places he works, and then started tellinu
me about his childhood in Michigan.
And no, he could not have one of my
beers. I finally had to tell him I was
busy and didn't have time to talk. Gee/!
Anyway, to completely change the
subject, have you noticed that almost
all of the Austin bars have patios? To
namcihcm: HALL'S, CHAIN
DRIVE, THE CROSSING,
APARTMENT, THK 505 and THE
PRIVATE CELLAR. I guess it's a
statement of how much wc enjoy Mother
JOE PARROT'S birthday party
broke in the fabulous new patio bar at
THE 505 last Saturday night. You
wouldn't believe all the Cuervo Gold and
Jagcrmcistcr they went through. ROI.H
said it was one ofthe parties ofthe
THE 505'S new bar will be open
this weekend and the GRAND
OPENING will happen next weekend,
starting on Friday, April 17.
The bubbles will abound this
Tuesday, April 14, as The 505 celebrates
its 6-Monih Anniversary. There will be
champagne and strawberries & cream. I
just adore champagne. Be sure and slop
by for the celebration of a good thing.
Around the corner at
DAVIE, MYRA & KATHY are hard
at work on their patio. In the plans arc
multilevel flower beds, lots of shrubs
and plants, and a barbeque pit! Their
patio bar should be open by next
weekend, Myra said.
TONY ROSE is back in town for a
spell. His clever act will play the
PRIVATE CELLAR this Tuesday,
April 14. The following Tuesday, April
21, Tony plays THE CROSSING. I
hear his show at the Crossing will be
more of an improvisational act wilh the
audience choosing which characters they
want to see playing different roles.
Sounds quite festive indeed. Oh, and by
the way, he's added MISS PIGGY to
his repertoire. What a sick woman.
Austin was again treated by the
appearance of BRENT NICHOLSON
EARLE. Brent came back to Austin and
delivered a wonderfully warm, positive
and energetic speech at SNUFFY'S
Saturday night. Brent is running 10,000
miles around the U.S. borders to raise
money for the NATIONAL
NETWORK FOR AIDS and to raise
awareness af safe sex. Go Brent!
HALL'S held a wonderful fundraiser
this past Monday night in which over
$700 was raised by PAMELA "THE
HEAR" MCCARTHY & TONY
ROSF". Tony and The Bear were
Monday is the return of STEAK
NIGHT at THE 505. For S4, you get
a steak and all the trimmings. Actually,
ROBB calls il "bar employee
appreciation night." All you bar
employees arc invited so you won't have
to dirty your own kitchens! Happy hour
prices all night too.
BACK TO BASICS is Austin's
newest "family" clothing store. They're
located at the comer of 6th and Red
River, where High Style used to be.
Back to Basics is primarily men's casual
and sportswear, but I know you girls
will love their selection too. I saw
some hand-painted shirts that caught my
eye. Not only can you find a smart new
summer outfit, but you can get your hair
cut at their salon! And their prices are
quite reasonable. CHRIS, the
handsome manager, is quite friendly, as
is the rest of his staff. They open at
noon today and will keep hours from 12
lo 12 almost every day of the week.
It's time to shine up your spurs and
collar tips! The TEXAS G AY
RODEO ASSOCIATION'S State
Meeting will be in Austin Saturday,
April 25. The meeting starts off with ;.
High Noon Buffet at PETTICOAT
JUNCTION. The actual meeting starts
at 2pm. That Saturday evening at
BADLANDS, BUBBLES LARUE,
THE BAPTIST WOMEN (Including
»randma), BARBIE DOLL, &
MISS EAT STOCK will entertain.
My lord, SISSY SQUIRT and RITA
DE STARR may be forced in from
Dallas for the event.
The AUSTIN LATINO
LESBIAN/GAY ORGANIZATION is
having a benefit at NEXUS this Sunday
at 8PM. Money raised will go toward an
education forum they are sponsoring.
RICK will DJ this event with
performers LISA LASHAY, TINA
ST. MARIE, TYRA BISHOP,
COOKIE, SYLVIA GARZA and
The CHAIN DRIVE &
BADLANDS are both celebrating their
1st anniversaries the weekend of April
23-25. Expect lots of hot leathermcn in
town for a couple of wild parties for
My sisters MARCIA & CINDY
are somewhere cruising around town in
the BRADYMOBILE (tramps that they
arc!) Too bad I can't be there lo keep an
eye on you girls, but you know your
studious sister, JAN, is busy at her
typewriter doing homework.
Homecoming Weekend is here!
UNIVERSITY" selected their
homecoming queen last night, who will
preside over the rest of the homecoming
festivities. Tonight is the pep rally.
Tomorrow night the big "JOCKEY
SHORTS FOOTBALL GAME" starts
at 6:00 on Snuffy's dance floor. This
should prove quite interesting. BSU vs.
TGRA. The Prom starts al 10:00pm..
Wait until you see the pretty, pretty
cheerleaders, I hear TGRA
PRESIDENT LYNN CARSON is
going to be quite fluffy indeed.
Ball gowns will abound tomorrow
night at die 3RD ANNUAL SPRING
COTILLION at the Shady Springs
Party Bam. Advance tickets are
available at LIBERTY BOOKS or
from any of the hosts. All proceeds go
to AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN.
THE BOATHOUSE is having the
WHITE ON WHITE PARTY
tomorrow nighl. Remember, Miss
manners says it's OK to wear white this
late in the season as long as it's
tasteful. All white liquor is an special
The CELLAR'S beautiful patio is
now open and they have a beer and
liquor bust on Sunday afternoons.
FOXY GEORGE ROXY is cooking
fajitas for SI.50 a plate. Wednesdays at
the Private Cellar are 50 cent well and
75 cent Corona nights. What a deal.
NICOLE is playing al HALL'S
every Tuesday night starting April 14.
Co-starring wilh Nicole arc LADY PT
& TIFFANY R. TATIANA will
guesl star ihis Tuesday. Actually, my
bar spies tell me Tiffany R might not do
die show. I guess we'll sec what turns
Tonight is PETTICOAT
JUNCTIONS HAT PARTY, held
every month. Wear a cowboy or cowgirl
hat and you get a surprise. Wonder what
it is? On Friday, April 24.
has a BLACK AND WHITE PARTY.
Wear black and white attire and pay no
Retraction time. MARIA'S
MARGARITA MADNESS at the 505
doesn't have a cover. The frozen
margaritas are S2! Maria was in a tizzy,
or is il dizzy! Anyway, she'll serve you
up a mean rita every Tuesday evening at
SUZIE, manager of the NEXUS
NAUGHTIES left SARAH out of her
thank you note last week. Our
apologies. Suzic would also like to
thank JONT, who was a major
contributor to the shows success from
sound to publicity, not ot mention her
That's it for this week, but feel free
to give me a call at 495-9553 from
11:00 am 'til 5:00pm if you have any
gossip or facts that are print-worthy.
So, for the meantime,
peace, love, safe sex
THE AUSTIN MIRR0R(512)473-6811