It’s BLITZ WEEK — Let’s Turn Austin OctoTea!

September 27
Octopi Support “Erase the Hate”
Where:  Kiss ‘N Fly – 404 Colorado 78701
When:  8p until 10 p
What:  Benefit for the Matthew Shephard Foundation with Matthew’s mother Judy, sponsored by the United Court of Austin and  Jacinta
Show your support for erasing hatred.  Wear your purple “Erase Hate” wristbands, available at the event.  No Octo ticket sales here, folks.  Give it to the Shephard Foundation for tonight.
September 28
Hot Fashion — Cool Cocktails at Estilo
Where:  Estilo Boutique 234 West 2nd 78701 — Voted Austin’s #1 Boutique
When: 6p to 9p
What:  Get your own Fashion Week going with Estilo — pairing different martinis with the upcoming season’s fashion trends.  Purchase discount OctoTea tickets, raffle tickets, sign up to host, sponsor or volunteer.  Mingle with the fashionista Octopi.
September 29
HRC — Tuesdays Together Event with Scott Tyson and Mark Erwin
Where:  34th Street Cafe — 1006 West 34th Street
When:  6p
What:  Human Rights Campaign in Austin’s monthly get-together.  Go find out what HRC is doing for you!
September 30
Octopi in the Garden District – With aGLIFF at Great Outdoors
Where:  Great Outdoors/Garden District Cafe 2730 S. Congress Ave. 78704
When 6:30 pm
What:  Grab a drink, a bite to eat, and a great aGLIFF flick with Tom at Great Outdoors — voted Austin Chronicle’s #1 Nursery three years running.  Stroll among the plants, get back to nature and just naturally buy discounted OctoTea tickets, raffle tickets, sign up to host, sponsor or volunteer.
October 1
First First Thursday at Jo’s Coffee Shop in SoCo with the Chronicle’s #1 Snarkers from OutCast
Where:  Jo’s Coffee Shop – 1300 S. Congress next to the Hotel San Jose
When:  6p until?
What:  Jo’s has been called “The unofficial gateway to all the fun on SoCo,” and the Octopi are all about fun.  This time the fun will double when the stars of Heath Riddles’ Outcast radio show show up.  You know when Heath, J.J., Stephen and the other regulars get together — the snarks just keep coming!
By some tickets, take a chance on the raffle – host – volunteer — whatevah!

October 2
House Wines Wine Bar Happy Hour Asks the Question:
Do Octopi ever drink wine at Friday Happy Hours?
Where:  House Wine Bar – 406 Josephine
When: 5:30 until 7:30
What:  House Wines is generously donating 10% of tonight’s sales to the OctoTea Dance — so come on out and drink up!  There will be door prizes, music and
YES, we predict that Octopi WILL drink wine at a Friday Happy Hour
October 3
Octopi Kiss ‘N Fly – OctoTea Night at Kiss ‘N Fly
Where:  Kiss ‘N Fly – 404 Colorado 78701
When:  Time to be announced
What: We’re going to dress up a few Octopi, take ’em to a nice club and see if they can dance.  We’ll offer the usual discounted tickets and sign-ups.
October 4
Almost Last Chance Happy Hour at Rusty Spurs — Will Octopi Squat with Their Rusty Spurs On?
Where:  Rusty Spurs – 405 East 7th 78701
When:  5 p until?
What:  Scoot your boots right on down and find out just how many spurs an Octopus requires, and just what he can do with them.  Buy some discount tickets to OctoTea, pick up a few raffle tickets.  Get lucky.
October 8 –
Monarch Now to Admit Octopi and Piranhas!
Where:  Monarch Lobby – 800 W. 5th 78703
When:  6:30 p to 8:30 p
What:  Happy Hour for Monarch residents and the Octopus Club with AIDS Services of Austin.  Piranha Sushi will be there with their “Red Roll” created especially for Austin’s Red Week.  Created to honor the folks who put on all these great events.  We’ll have discount tickets to sell, and it won’t be too late to sign up to host or volunteer.  Those Piranhas better be nice to the Octopi, though.
October 9
Absolute Last Chance Happy Hours —
This Really is the Real Last–We’re Not Kidding– Chance!
Where: Rain from 5:30 p to 7:30 p — Vintage Octo — Wear your old OctoTea Tea shirts
Oil Can Harry’s 7:30 p to 9:30 p — This is really it
What:  What do you mean “What?”  We sell tickets of course, discounted for the very last time, too.
Then, take Saturday to rest up for…. [drum rolls…]

October 11

The OctoTea Dance XIV
Where:  The Long Center for the Performing Arts
When: 3p to 9p
What:  Just the best dance party Austin’s ever seen — that’s all!  Join us for OctoTea XIV — dance on the city terrace to the tunes of DJ Roland Belmares and DJ Seth Cooper, or lounge in the Kodosky Lounge and listen to the Kris Kimura Group — but Come on Out with us on National Coming Out Day as Downtown Austin turns RED at sunset.
There will be the delicious fajita bar — back by popular demand, Complimentary drinks (3) and some surprises.
Silent Auction (Watch for Breaking News on this!)
Experience Auction
Grand Prize Raffle — Las Vegas trip to see Bette Midler perform!
Every Penny — 100% — of proceeds from ticket sales and auction sales goes to
The Paul Kirby Fund at AIDS Services of Austin
A Great Party — A GREATER CAUSE!
Shuttles every 30 minutes running from and supplied by Oil Can Harry’s to the Long Center
Ages 21 and over only, please!
Online ticket sales, raffle ticket sales, host and T-shirt sales at