In the tradition of Molly Ivins, we cordially invite you to attend on of the The Texas Observer’s Final Fridays* on September 27th in Austin or San Antonio (see also: Houston, McKinney, Huntsville and Denton County.

Austin
Hosts: State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez and Christine Garrison
Time: 7 p.m. until no later than midnight
Location: 1610 Garden St., Austin 78702
Note: The theme of the evening is Hipster Hilarity. Dressing in outmoded fashions is highly encouraged. Complete the look by bringing a potluck dish from your mom’s Betty Crocker cookbook. Fondue provided for meat and veggie dipping.
Please RSVP to [email protected]

San Antonio
Hosts: Ann Alexander, Bob Comeaux; featured guest: San Antonio Councilmember Diego Bernal. “Join us in toasting Diego Bernal for his courageous work in passing San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance!”
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: 232 Washington (King William district), San Antonio 78210 – across the street from the San Antonio River
Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 210-326-2655
Bring choice of finger food, dessert or beer/wine to share. Label any containers you want returned.

This event was established in the tradition of Molly Ivins who, for many years, hosted Final Fridays at her home. Like the original First Friday parties of 40+ years ago, we invite Texas progressives to gather, let down their collective hair, share food and conversation and celebrate this continuing tradition.

Attention, Texas Progressives! Don’t see your city or county listed here? Then we encourage you to start hosting your own Final Fridays on behalf of The Texas Observer. We’re looking for hosts in Fort Worth, Midland and Odessa, Amarillo, McAllen, Texarkana, El Paso, Beaumont and just about anywhere else on the Texas Map! If you want to host or add yourself to an email list in your city, just email your contact information to FinalFriday@TexasObserver.[email protected] and we will get you started. Once you’re up and running, we’ll send Observer staff along to join the discussion.