28 HOUSTON VOICE / AUGUST 23, 1996
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) will
present a special edition of its new
workshop exploring sex. love and relationships. The workshop complements the safer sex workshops familiar
to many in the gay community. It picks up
where the other leaves off; delving into
the dynamics of dating and relationships from the very early stages to long-
Scheduled for Thursday, August 29, it is
entitled "Love, Lust and Intimacy." a
journey exploring the challenges of
those searching for or struggling with
building healthy, loving relationships. The workshop uses exercises,
games and door prizes to entertain and
encourage lively discussion that
focuses on individual questions and
needs. The two hour program will begin
promptly at 7pm at the AFH office, 3202
Weslayan (near Alabama).
This and other workshops in the Great
"SEXpectations" series are also
available for private groups. Referred
to as "house parties," they can be scheduled at any time or place free of charge. To
sign up for a workshop or for more information, call the AFH informaiion hotline to register at 1-888-524-2437.
An opportunity to showcase local African American entrepreneurs, local
community service organizations
and local talent will characterize
Black Expo on the Park '96 Saturday,
August 24, from Ham until 7pm in Tid-
well Park (Tidwell at Homestead). This
will be brought to you by Black Butterflies Production Company.
Small business owners will be able to
showcase their products and services;
Shoes for His Children Ministries will
discuss placing free shoes on children's feet; the City of Houston will present information for Women at Risk and
how to access services; blood pressure,
sugars, and general information will
also be available.
Tickets are $5 presale and $7 at the door,
all children under 12 will pay $3.50 at the
door. For more information call 635-
5843 or 741-8982.
The Group (Theatre Workshop) will
hold auditions for their upcoming double—feature of Dos Lesbos and Two Boys
In A Bed On a Cold Winter's Night , produced and directed by Joe Watts. One
woman around 30 years old is needed for
Dos Lesbos and two males around 35 with
good physiques are needed for Two
Boys... Read from the script auditions
will be at The Lovett Inn, 501 Lovett
Blvd., Aug. 24 and 25 from 2 to 4pm. Call
522-2204 for more info.
Fat Man Productions will hold read from
the script auditions for The Authentic
Life of Billy The Kid Aug. 25 at 3pm and
Aug. 26 at 7pm at the Jewish Community
Center, 5601 S. Braeswood. Needed are
3 white male actors ranging in age from
late 20s to late 50's. Resume and photos
please. Performances Oct. 10 to Nov. 3.
How To Workshop
The third of six "what you need to know, or
how to" workshops is scheduled for
Thursday, Aug. 29 at Oncol Medical
Associates, 4140 Southwest Frwy, 4th
Floor from 6 to 8pm.
Titled "How to protect your employment if you are HIV positive" the program will be presented by Mitchell
Katine, Attorney at Law and Roseann
Houseman, social worker. Free of
charge. Please phone 961-7100 as seating is limited.
Life On Wheels
Visitors to the Museum of Health & Medical Science. Sat. Aug. 24. 10am to 4pm
wilt discover "life on wheels." In recognition of National Rehabilitation
Week, the museum will celebrate people with disabilities, and some of the
technologies and services thai help
them maximize their independence
and achieve their goals in life.
Volunteers with mobility impairments will be on hand all day to share their
success stories, dreams and goals and to
answer questions from visitors aboul
life on wheels.
The Museum is open Tues. to Sat., 9am to
5pm. Sun. noon to 5pm and open till 7pm,
Thurs. Some areas have admission
The preview reception of Sol LeWitt
Prints 1970—1995 will be held Friday
evening from 7 to 9pm in the Blaffer Gal
lery at the University of Houston. The
show will be hung August 24 through Oct.
27 and features 200 works documenting LeWitts 25-year exploration of the
Sol LeWitt is one of the founders of Conceptual Art and an important innovator in the art of printmaking. Beginning
in the mid-1960s, he altered prevailing
notions of what constitutes a work of art.
No admission is charged at the gallery
located on the main campus of the University of Houston, entrance #16 off Cullen
Blvd. The hours are Tues. to Fri., 10am to
5pm and Sat. and Sun., 1 to 5pm.
Excel of The Armadillo Biz
A "Strut Your Stuff" business festival
is being held to raise funds for Excel team
members to travel to South Africa and
participate with the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) located there.
The members of the churches of South
Africa have just began to realize religious freedom just as their country has
freed become free of Apartheid. Money
will be raised from booth rentals and
The Biz Fest will be held in the MCCR Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8, from
10am to 4pm. Booth rental is $35 and may be
arranged by contacting Tracye Ruffin at
713/499-6594 or MCCR at 713/861-9149.
The deadline for booth rental is Saturday, August 31, 1996.
On YourNextVisitto Houston...
What you get at the motel on the highway & what you get at
the Montrose Inn
Motel: Heterosexuals with kids fighting next door.
Montrose Inn: Gay men next door. Only gay men. Nothing but gay men.
Motel: Several miles to the gay bars.
Montrose Inn: 5 liny blocks to the gay bars.
Motel: Drive to the gay bars & pay $5 to park, ifyou can find parking. Or take a
Montrose Inn: Walk to the gay bars. Or take a $3 cab.
Motel: Drive back from the gay bars and risk the cops making you walk the
straight line. Or take a $15 cab.
Montrose Inn: Walk back from the gay bars. Or take a $3 cab.
Motel: Pay $35 to $95 a night for a room.
Montrose Inn: Pay $41 to $79 a night for a room.
Motel: Eat in their restaurant. Food for the masses. Pay plenty. $1 soft drink
Montrose Inn: Complimentary late night sandwiches & full breakfast the
next day. Free soft drinks, juices, coffee 24 hours.
Motel: Cruise the parking lot and get threatened.
Montrose Inn: Cruise the hallways. Please!
Motel: The receptionist sneers at you.
Montrose Inn: The receptionist winks at you.
Motel: Washing machine? Ironing board? Hair dryer? Refrigerator? Stove?
Microwave? VCR & gay movies? Are you kidding?
Montrose Inn: All of the above. Free to use.
Motel: Full size bed, everything_else is plastic.
Montrose Inn: Queen size bed, hardwood floors, hardly any plastic.
Motel: Maid knocking 8 a.m., you moan but she's coming in anyway. Checkout
Montrose Inn: Handsome man next door knocking II a.m. to join him for
breakfast. Checkout 1 p.m.
Reservations requested. 1-800-357-1228. The house at 408
The Montrose Inn is NOT a motel. We're NOT a hotel. We're a Bed & Breakfast.
(And we're Basic & Butch. We're the B&B that's B&B.) We're completely
Perfcrmins /*•»*•.■ I* Notes
The Houston Chronicle Dollar Concerts, a tradition since 1965, will feature two, full concerts by the Houston
Symphony, August 27 and 28 both
beginning at 7:30pm in newly refurbished Jones Hall for the Performing
Arts, 615 Louisiana, downtown.
Surprise! Tickets cost $1. The concert
the 27th is a Salute to Educators (Educators: phone 238-1447 to reserve tree
seats) and will be preceded by the presentation of the Houston Symphony
School Bell Award for Distinguished
Teaching. For all others, for both concerts, tickets are available at the
Ticket Center. 615 Louisiana
between 9am and 5pm or by phoning 227-
ARTS (phone charges will be added), or
the day of performance, after 7pm.
Stephen Stein, conductor-in-resi-
dence of the Houston Symphony, will
conduct both nights.
Vic Damone and The Pops
The Houston Symphony-Exxon Pops
season opens August 30 with balladeer
Vic Damone making his debut with the
Houston Symphony, performing
many of his best-loved hits, like "On the
Street Where you Live," "An Affair to
Remember," and "You're Breaking
My Heart," under the direction of conductors Stephen Stein and Norman
The set of three performances opens
Friday. Aug. 30 al 8pm and continues
Saturday. Aug. 31 at 8pm and Sunday.
Sept l ai 7:30pm. All performances
take place in Jones Hall lor the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. Tickets
range in prise from %\ 7 to $56, and are
The Houston Symphony Chorus will
hold auditions for new members on Friday and Saturday Aug. 23 and 24 and
Saturday, Sept. 7 at the University of
Houston. The all-volunteer chorus,
which celebrates its 50th performance season in 1996-97, has openings in
all vocal categories.
Audition requirements include vocalization, sight-singing, and a two-
minute prepared solo in any language.
To request audition information call
Marilyn Dyess, chorus manager, ai
238-1443. There are 180 members of the
Moms at Stages
Mom's The Word , a comedy about the
serious business of motherhood.
conceived and created by The Mom's
Collective is now playing Fridays and
Saturdays through Sept. 21 (except the
13th) at Stages Repertory Theatre,
3201 Allen Parkway.
Directed by Ron Jones, this is the United
States Premier of the Canadian created comedy in which six mothers
describe the laughter, the tears, the
challenge and the rewards of being a
niiini Curtain is at 8pm and tickets are
$15 for the Friday and Saturday shows.
Additionally, Sundays. Sept. 8 and 15
curtain goes up at 3pm and ticket prices
This is a benefit for "Children of the
World," a 501(c)(3) impacting the lives
ol chiIdren worldwide. Telephone
489-3 191 for reservations and addi
t i o n a I details.