Buying ten dollars’ worth of anything at the Hong Kong Supermarket up on Research will get the patron an extremely handsome 2005 calendar for the year of the rooster. It’s super-large, too large to fit a home scanner. The cover and each of the six pages display handsome images of poultry. At the Hong King Market, there’s also quite a good selection of greeting cards for the lunar new year.
Fifteen dollars is all it takes to hear the Cornell Hurd Band tonight at Jovita’s, playing from 9 pm to 1 am. This is where I’d be tonight if it were going to be that kind of evening. This is the band with a huge and eclectic repertory and all the good humor in the world, playing at a true South Austin location.
My personal best past new year’s eves in Austin? All the Joe Ely shows at the Opry House, plus the giant super-freebie multi-band event downtown to bring in Y2K.