Little Rock...better refered to here in this fourm affectionately as, "Central City," look quite welcoming in this great photo by Jason Burt. Mr. Burt is a fellow blogger, professional photographer and humanitarian according to his mutual blogspot site at http://www.shutterbugf5.blospot.com/ I got an e-blast with some of his creations and decided to showcase this great picture. As a native as well as proud resident, this city has much to offer and deliver. Even though we are not Dallas, ATL, or any other of those "hot spots" that many of you crave, I've found a variety of entertainment outlets, stimulating museums, and many other ways to fulfill my pleasure principle. Of course, if you don't have a clue, I'm always posting many of the happenings around town right here at your finger tips! With all that said, let's check out the mid-week hump and more...
Benefiting DSRA: The DSRA (Diamond State Rodeo Association) Rodeo will hold a Benefit Show May 31 @ the DSRA Clubhouse 4525 Hoffman Road Doors Open at 7:00 PM Show starts PROMPTLY at 9:00 PM Diamond Rose MISS DSRA 2008-2009 will be your Hostess along with special Entertainers along with the DSRA Royalty Team. Meanwhile, June 13, the clubhouse will host "Zia and Friends" featuring Zia D'Yor, Miss Gay Diamond Arkansas America
with his MGAA pageant benefit. Doors open at 9 p.m and show starts at 10 p.m.
Ontrack Northshore: The patio and grill is a blaze at Sidetracks. Each Spring/Summer the ritual takes place on Sunday afternoons, accompanied with all sort of merry making. I've been numerous times, usually finding the burgers and sides certainly worth my 5 mile drive, despite my new driving routine due to these ever rising gas prices. In the past, I recall that there was a nominal charge/donation involved, so don't forget to hit the kitty if you can. I think if you are really hungry, you can still get a bite anyway. According to the in-house magazine, OnTrack, the bar is planning Pride o8 events, so get a June copy hot off the presses. What a coincidence, this forum stays "Onpoint" while the club stays "OnTrack." Check em out and tell em that you heard it here. http://www.sidetracksnlr.com/
Intern gets a CAR:As a member of the Equality Federation, local organization Center for Artistic Revolution has been awarded a small grant that will pay the stipend for an intern for 10 weeks starting the first of June. This intern will be leading our summer youth/young adult program.
CAR is providing housing for this intern. At this time we need a twin bed, or a very comfortable couch and a small dresser to accommodate her. These items could either be donated outright or provided as a loan for the 10 weeks.
We are very excited to have our new intern, Felicitas Morales. She brings dynamic skills and experience to our organization. We can't wait to see the results of this program! If you know of any youth/young adults between the ages of 14-23 who would be interested in participating in the summer program please let us know. We will be sending out more information on the program shortly
Felicitas will be arriving the 27th of May. Please let us know ASAP if you can meet one or both of these needs.
(501) 244-9690 office
(501) 258-3186 cell
AIDS Walking: AAF( Arkansas AIDS Foundation) will be on the road, May 30 at Jesters in Hot Springs, AR for a benefit show with all the proceeds directed to the Arkansas AIDS Walk 2008. Hosted by Cherity and Miranda Meridian will feature local talent including Tione Iman, Marvella, Stephanie Richards, Kirstyn Krawford and others. Check out their new website at http://www.araidsfoundation.org/ for more information and contacts.
Good Times...Really?: I've learned that the late night haunt, Good Times, located at the Asher Avenue/ Roosevelt intersection has been remodeled and allegedly has been awarded a licence to legally operate as a business. However, I've also learned that this venue still has continuing security problems and other strange shigity going on across the board ranging from never ending shows sometimes featuring "pole dancers," to inebriated minors. To add more color to this observation, it seems that the management allegedly also doesn't beleive in sharing the market by playing hardball with false accusations to the authorites and other dastardly tactics. To my understanding, many in the BSGL community have had it with this venue and is severely in need of options. I've got to give this a bit of more thought, perhaps there's something there that I could get into. If you've got incidents, experiences or encounters you'd like to share. I'm all ears any time. Let's talk about....